I2p's Health Awareness Sucks!
So after a two month hiatus I enter back into the world of fitness and I have to say “MY GOODNESS” that workout kicked my butt! I am embarrassed to say that my heart was beating like It was going to fly out my chest, nose was running, and man was my legs burning. I wanted to stop so bad…all that kept going through my head was “Go ahead and stop, it’s okay just stop” but I am proud to say that despite the struggle I stuck with it and completed the entire regimen.
It amazed me that after just a two month break, two years of working out and conditioning seemed to have gone straight down the drain…
Until next time...Be Inspired2prosper...
Hope everyone had a fulfilling weekend, today my post truly will be short and sweet :). Previously I shared some about my past struggle with homelessness. Well today I wanted to share with you what I fought for... for over two and a half years
Who Did It! God Did It!!! With Joy I can announce that I made my first payment on my part of the American Dream!
One of the worst things happened last night. Basically I typed this long blog post with all types of information just for me to...(yes) accidentally delete the entire post and worst the undo would not work...talk about frustration I just wanted to scream almost tore up the laptop(just kidding(...lol...
Everything happens for a reason and due to my inability to remember the deleted post details I decided to go another route and make it short and hopefully sweet :)
The Good news is I stayed true to my word and went to the library to turn in the application for the reservation of the conference room but I had an outstanding fine from 2006, that was a total of...(brace yourself for I sure had to)...$118.00. So until I get that fine situated I am unable to reserve the conference room :(
Also I have (in regards to the success stories being updated weekly) realized that I have dropped the ball in that regard...but the good thing is that I have since picked the ball back up and intend on having those stories updated by next week and ongoing from then on
As some of you may know I recently published a book which is a name sake of the company “inspired2prosper”...For which I was so happy and excited about, for I never thought it would ever be possible for me to write let alone publish a book. I did not think I could afford a proper editor so I did the next best thing… asked the person who I looked up to when it came to literature and such to edit the book. Because she was not receiving payment immediately I asked her would she still take this seriously and of course she stated that she would so I thought it was a done deal.
Well fast forward to Wednesday 14,2012 I was contacted by a friend who wanted to give me his review on the book. Though he said it was a great read there was a “but” that followed…Yes that infernal “but”… he felt that the errors overpowered the book, then proceeded to say “at least your next book will show growth because you will have the money to get a real editor”. Wow, I felt betrayed the person I entrusted to edit it obviously did a terrible job. initially I was grieved, embarrassed, and angry. I felt so betrayed because I felt like a fool, a idiot and worst of all know one else brought this to my attention (to the extent that he did). Receiving that bad yet constructive criticism was hard for me. It’s still hard because it is so fresh and I’m still trying to put the pain to words so please bare with me.
Okay I thought here I am trying to inspire people to live life to their potential when I have a book out there floating around with all kind of words used out of context. The sad thing is that I did not deliberately put those words there they were initially misspelled and the wrong word must have been selected during spell check. I was afraid that I had become a joke! This means so much to me…Inspiring and motivating people no matter the race, age, or gender. The desire to help one realize pursue and obtain their God given dream, vision, or goal is a burning passion in me, because when one has no hope they have no life. To me it is important for people to know that no matter how deep the pit, how dark the road ahead, or how gone you think you may be as long as you are breathing there is an opportunity for change.
For the first time I was given negative comments and it had an extreme adverse affect on me to the point where I almost wanted to give up…but…(there’s that “but” again)…thank God for I will not give up…I am here, I am walking in my dream, I have put myself out there, and I refuse to look back. No that was not what I wanted for my book but I will make it work to and for my advantage and most importantly I was glad to hear the real though it hurt it helps. Now I am a little better prepared mentally to receive the negative and constructive criticism.
So despite that situation and the doubts it created I somehow was able to find the positive. To quote Erykah Badu “I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my sh!#@t” LOL
Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying, then again there’s nothing wrong with a good cry…Sorry I missed the mark for it was not short but hopefully it was sweet…
Until next time…Be inspired2prosper…
No, I am not in a literal Prison...Just a Metaphoric one...lol :)
A few weeks back(Darn you integrity…Okay last week) I found myself getting in a slump, I just felt so dumpy…(Yes I was looking a hot mess) I was working so hard on obtaining my dream that I lost sight of my appearance and before I knew it I was being treated the way I looked….So I determined that from that point on I would dress for where I had aspirations to be not where I use to be…
Sometimes we find ourselves in a bad place mentally because we are so busy taking care of everything and everyone else that we forgot our own self.
Webster defines "Success" as 'the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence'...So I ask, Did you dress for success today?
Update on the speaking engagement; I canceled because i felt that as one of the volunteers speaking it should not have been required that we pay to park...So i missed out on a great opportunity...and just to be real I did not have that money to waste...I know...I know I should have done it instead of chickening out
Until next time this is my Journey...
We are all building to something greater one step at a time whether it be in search of stardom, education, weight loss, entrepreneur success, and or spiritual fullness but sometimes the road to making that happen is not paved with a yellow brick road…more like a brick wall blocking your path… yet success and opportunity is all around us (by way of television, magazines, internet, books...ect..)but many myself included do not truly know where to start. Sure most of us is inspired by the journey of others. we see them making it and think “hey I can do that” or better yet “if they can make it or do it so can I” but again talent alone does not equal success, education alone does not equal success, diet alone does not equal success your ability paired with hard work multiplied with perseverance equals your big break…
Out of the billions of people in this world how many do you think have achieved the goals they set out for themselves or better yet how many have given up with only their “should of”, “could of”, and “would of” to talk about?
For that reason and so much more I knew it was important to “RPO” Realize what my niche was so that I could Pursue it (which I currently am) and eventually I will Obtain it, but while pursuing the dream vision or goal make sure you continue to stay grounded in other areas of your life. Basically don’t wait to live life, try to stay away from the when I…then I…speech
So I ask you, how does one chase the Dream? Or better yet…How does one make it a reality? Other than (HARD WORK) to me I feel there is no clear concise way for anyone to answer that question for it happens different for everyone.
But where does one start on the road so that they can even begin the task of building to…Yes I have already realized what I want to do but I don’t have a clear path of how to pursue it so that I can obtain it..For that reason at times I begin to doubt myself and my abilities…thank goodness I don’t allow that doubt to last for long because I pick up something to encourage myself... for me its various things such as my Bible, my dead-end job, my daughter, and believe it or not reality shows…
With the theory that there is no clear blue print to success it sets me free to be me but the flip side to that coin is it becomes my responsibility to be bold and fearless in my pursuit of I2p success yet at times I am my worst enemy for I wonder about what others will think
My Dream is:
Ø To be the Employer not the Employee
Ø A New York Times Bestselling Author
Ø Well sought after Keynote Speaker
Ø Offer opportunity and hope to the hopeless
Ø Own a Diner
Ø A Mentor
Just to name a few... so this blog represents “The Journey”….
Tuesday November the sixth I was contacted to speak at the “NACA Save the Dream Event” so Monday November 12, 2012 I will give my testimony in-regards to my journey to homeownership…this will be my first time speaking and a little nervous… granted it is not directly related to I2p…but speaking is speaking and every opportunity to hone the craft is needed…needless to say I am excited
Will tell you how it went….Until next time…Be Inspired2prosper…
Relationships can really deter growth in self and in goals if you allow it, Now that I am ready to move forward in making the dream a reality I have the added nuisance of the added issues of my personal relationship…is it not enough that I already have the pressure of growing this business from the ground up, being an attentive mother, while working a full-time job...with all these ups and downs that we take one another through it’s become increasingly difficult to maintain the course and focus on the task at hand…which is to grow I2p into a successful entity.
As a female I have noticed that at times when I am experiencing personal relationship difficulty it causes me to put my dreams on pause…which is not good because it is important for me to learn to push through even when I am hurting... for life awaits no one and every minute I waist on trying to make someone else happy is another opportunity lost to expand the brand of I2p…
In my past I let go of my identity, aspiration for the future, and almost lost my daughter just to do and be what I thought I needed to be to make someone else happy
How many of you out there have laid your dream aside or put it on hold for the greater good of someone else? Is there a tugging inside of something missing and possibly broken because you know you have yet to fulfill your potential?
What can you do to make the lost dream, goal, or vision a reality? Remember to get something new tomorrow you must do something different today…
Until next time…Be Inspired2prosper….
June first 2012 I posted "Remember hope and believe even when you have no reason to believe...That You Can Do It!" on I2p's twitter account...In response to that tweet I was asked "How does one Believe when they have no reason to" and to my dismay I could not answer that question for at that very moment I did not know for I was going through a struggle that had been ongoing for the past two years and to tell the truth I was losing my faith, my way, and my belief… with no answer and that question dangling in my head I had no choice but to take a second look at myself… how in the world could I give the advice to keep pushing, hang in there, yada… yada… yada… the same old nonsense everybody tells everybody when I no longer wanted to keep pushing..when I was barely able to believe. All that question did was leave a thought; Was unthinkable success and wealth an unattainable mirage only met for the select few?
So I pushed back from I2p (what I believed to be my purpose) and searched myself and realized that boldness is a must… belief in self...belief in God’s ability and belief in your purpose vision or goal should be the pulling force that keeps you going. There will be moments in life when you must motivate yourself and be confident in your ability to deliver the goods when it seems as if you have none. At times we will have to battle alone but there lies your testing. will you give up because it is not going your way or will you persevere and keep chugging onward? For if you stop where you currently stand what you see before you lies your future… but if you keep going surely your tomorrow will be better than your today
There are many areas I am not proficient in but one thing I can identify with is struggle, dreams unattained, loss, and despair. so when I tell you if you just believe in yourself and the God given dream, vision, or goal he has impregnated you with and keep going until you birth it, every struggle of your past would truly be worth the reward. Please believe what I say for it happened for me.
The struggle I spoke of earlier was the battle of coping with and trying to overcome homelessness. Towards the end of 2008 I made the decision to clean up house and do better in life not just for myself but also my daughter. It was not until mid to late 2009 that I began the process of cleaning up my credit so that I could have that long awaited elusive thing I longed forsince childhood…I wanted a house a home to call my own. Never would I have known that the process would take almost three years. For over two years my daughter and I slept in the living room of a family members apartment, two years of feeling less than adequate sure I was working towards something but that mwand nothing when there is no proof in sight that it would ever happen. Daily I would tell my daughter one day we will have out house one day you will have your own room…One Day… until one day my day was today for on 9/11/2012 a day of such pain and loss for so many became the day I longed for, for what seemed to be eternity. I who never lived in a house became a proud homeowner, I who never owned much of nothing but debt and bad credit was able to win the over two year battle and got my house
Today if I was asked that same question I would answer it with confidence verses shutting down for I am more confident than ever in my ability, my purpose, and current role in life With a pressing desire to pursue the success of I2p and inspire all those around me in need of a little push to prosper by way of Realizing, Pursuing, & Obtaining their God given dream vision and/or goal
In closing the journey will not always be easy, trouble-free, or even tear free but if you don’t give up and keep believing eventually your "One Day" will be "Today"
Until next time...Be Inspired2prosper
This is my life unimpeded, unafraid and unashamed, on a journey from impoverishment to prosperity in every area!