6 Simple Ways To Living A Life That Pleases You

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Are you coasting through life and just existing? Or are you making the most of life and living a life that pleases you? Life is worth living and living it well. Everyday will not be amazing and everyday will not be blah. You have a choice and the power within you to live your life the way you want; so make sure it pleases you at all times.

I must admit that once upon a time I was guilty of just existing in life. Several years ago I received a promotion for work to live in a state where I didn’t know anyone. At the time I was more of an introvert so it was hard for me to get involved in events on my own. I couldn’t go out with the people at my job because they all reported to me and that made it awkward when I had to discipline them. So I existed. I worked, came home and watched a lot of TV. And at some point I became miserable.

I’m telling you this because it’s easy to just go through the motions of life and not realize your mood and energy. People can sense when you’re uptight or have bad energy. When you’re depressed or miserable and people will stay away or you’ll attract the same type of people. And like the saying goes, “misery loves company.”

Don’t create a pity party. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Snap out of it and find a way to live a life that pleases you because you only have one.

It wasn’t easy for me to make changes but here are a few things I did that changed my life for the better!

1. Honesty: I was honest with myself. I knew I was in a dark place but the only way I could get out was to be honest with myself. I asked myself…why do I feel the way I do? Would I feel this way in a city where I knew people? What changes could I make with my attitude to make things better now?

2. I Quit: I quit making excuses and feeling sorry for myself. It’s easy to fall into this trap when you feel alone. You’re never alone. There are people all around you. You just have to quit and take charge of your life.

3. Make a Decision: I decided I needed a work life balance and living in a city  I hated was not going to work. So, I devised a plan to get out and move on with or without my current job at that time.

4. Apologize: I apologized to myself and I apologized to anyone who I may have upset. I had to forgive myself for allowing things to get as far as they did. And I had to ask for forgiveness for anyone I may have hurt.

5. Move On: I let go of my feelings and past hurts from that time. I have moved on and I count that experience as a lesson learned.

6. Live: Today, I live a life that pleases me to the best of my ability! I will not allow anything or anyone bring me down or change my mood. I live for me! What about you? How will you live a life that pleases you?

Follow me on Periscope @abeautyscarlet for a detailed discussion and midday inspiration on living a life that pleases you! Have a wonderful week! MUAH

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7 Effective Ways To Prepare For The Unexpected

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The beauty in life is that we always have options. But the question is are you prepared? Are you prepared for life’s obstacles, blessings and advancement? Are you ready to move to the next level or are you okay with being content?

Being better prepared throughout life is a beautiful thing. It makes you more resilient, more aware of who you are and more empathetic towards others. When you’re prepared you’re the leader and not the follower, the victor and not the victim and an inspiration for others!

I’m sure you may be asking how can I prepare myself for the unknown? Here are a few tips that I’ve implemented over the years to help me stay ready.

1. Educate: Try to learn something new everyday. You never know when that knowledge will come in handy. Knowledge is power and power helps you overcome obstacles!

2. Relax: Relax your mind and allow your energy to flow. Take deep breaths in and out for about 10 minutes at the start or end of your workday. Shake off all the stress and leave it at work or home. When your mind is free; you’re free. When you’re free; you’re prepared!

3. Believe: Don’t allow yourself to go into a situation with doubt. Doubt will make you afraid and keep you unprepared for any and everything. Believe you can and you will be ready for anything that comes your way. You got this!

4. Determination: Don’t give up when something unfamiliar comes your way. Try to tackle the situation and if at first you don’t succeed; try again. Determination is the key to success!

5. Be Open: Don’t be afraid of change. Change can be a good thing if you embrace it. You don’t have to prepare for change just find a way to embrace it and make it work in your favor. When you are open to change or newness, you are open to learning and advancing!

6. Be Resourceful: If you don’t have the answer find someone who does. Surround yourself with people who can and want to help you. Your resources can improve the odds!

7. Pray: Prayer will get you through it and it always works! If you don’t pray, meditate. God is my source for everything! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Philippians 4:13

No one can be totally prepared for the unknown and the unexpected but you can feel more confident when and if a situation should arise. You are more resilient and ready for the next thing. You are stronger, wiser and more courageous. You’re ready!

Today, I am taking steps to try and prepare for the unknown, the unexpected and the difficult times. I will adapt and adjust to the situation with a positive outlook. I will expect a great outcome. And I will be ready to share my experiences and stories with others to lead, inspire and claim victory! I will lay the groundwork for my future and wellbeing! What about you?

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Be The Exception To The Rule

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We’re made to be different. We’re born to be unique. We’re all unique individuals created to be the exception to the rule. But most people will not stand out from the norm or sets his or her own standards. Most people abide by the rules or what society says and live life accordingly.

Some people are afraid to live life outside of their comfort zone, step outside of the box, color outside the lines or create their own rules. And that’s okay if you want to stay complacent or if you’re okay with where you are in life or have no aspirations to grow.

As for me, I want to have it all in every aspect of my life. I want to be a leader and not a follower. I want to be the exception to the rule!

Throughout life, I’ve never been one to accept that things have to a certain way. I’ve never been afraid to challenge rules or create my own. I guess that’s the creative side in me and knowing that I only have one life to live so I better make the best of it.

Here are a few things I’ve done and a few things I’ve picked up along the way from others.

1. Believe: Believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in you, no one will take you seriously. And they’ll try to walk all over you.

2. Trust: Trust your instincts. If you’re in-tune with your mind, body and soul…your instincts will not lead you astray.

3. Fail: Don’t be afraid to fail but make sure you learn something from that failure. You don’t want to make the same mistake twice.

4. Break the Rules: Sometimes it’s better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission. If you believe something can be done better or more efficient, take the risk.

5. Excel: Give 110% in everything you do. Hard work pays off and people will notice.

6. Praise: Don’t be afraid to give yourself praise and toot your own horn. Not in a cocky way because that can be annoying and unattractive. Give yourself the credit you deserve.

Sometimes, I give myself a high-five, pat on the back or thumbs up for a job well done. I celebrate my wins and learn from my losses.

7. Be Fearless: It’s okay to be nervous but don’t be afraid. Fear will only hold you back. Be bold enough to ask for what you want and brave enough to pursue what you deserve!

If you want to be the exception to the rule you have that option; you have a choice. You can make your own rules and be your own boss. You can make a difference and stand out in a crowd. You have the ability to make change happen. You can be the exception to the rule!

Have a wonderful week! MUAH

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5 Tips to The Road of Happiness!

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Sometimes as adults we forget about our happiness. We don’t take time enjoy the little things in life like laughing, playing and enjoying the things that make us happy.

When you take life too seriously you lose the fun in you. You become boring, uptight or just blah. Believe me when I tell you because this used to be me!

Once upon time I lost my zest for life. I was so busy “adulting” that I forgot about me. I forgot to enjoy life; laugh and play plus do the things that made me happy.

I used to be planner and everything had to be a certain way at a certain time in life. I didn’t really know how to be spontaneous. I didn’t like doing things out of the blue. I wasn’t about that life!

One day I realized that everyone around me was having fun and enjoying life except me. One day I took a chance and did something that was not planned. I let go of the reigns and had fun; I embraced my inner child and I haven’t looked back since.

This was not an easy task for me to continue. But I realized there was more to life than just “adulting” so I challenged myself to enjoy life more.

I know that sounds a little crazy but it worked! Here are a few things I did to bring my inner child to life.

1. Talk to Yourself! Yep, that’s right, I talked to myself. And I asked myself when was I the happiest in life and what was I doing at the time? This forced me to recreate some fun moments in life and make new memories.

2. Stop Planning! Everything and every moment doesn’t need a plan. I stopped planning my personal life, I let go and had fun. My professional life is a little different too. Instead of making hard core plans, I set smart goals.

3. Embrace Spontaneity! Do something you’ve be wanting to do and just do it. Don’t make plans for it. Just do it!

4. Live Now! Take time to enjoy the beauty in life that surrounds you everyday. No one is promised tomorrow. Do something fun everyday even if it’s something small.

5. Power Down! Take a break and live without your gadgets for a day or several hours. Stop being so attached to your phones, computers and techie stuff. Have real conversations on the phone or face to face. Enjoy each other’s company and detach yourself from the social media world. Old school communication can still be fun!

Life was not created to just live. It’s created to be happy, laugh and have fun! Let go and enjoy what matters the most…you! Embrace your inner child, live in the moment and enjoy the beauty of happiness!

Remember: “All work and no play made Jack a dull boy!” Don’t be Jack…go out, be happy and bring your inner child to life! Have a wonderful week! MUAH

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How To Experience True Freedom

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Don’t give others the power to dictate your life. Don’t ever give up your control. Choose freedom, choose life, choose you!

When you feel like someone is trying to take your freedom or control you, put the following tips into action.

  1. Say no. There’s beauty in the word no and no is a complete sentence.
  1. Be strong with your decision. Don’t feel guilty and don’t waiver back and forth. You made the choice because it serves you well.
  1. Don’t feel bad or say sorry for the decision you made. Don’t put doubt in someone’s mind that you may be unsure of what’s right for you.
  1. Compromise is okay if that is your choice but don’t do it to satisfy someone’s demand.
  1. If you can and if you want to, offer another solution.

Remember that you can’t be everything to everyone but you can be the best to yourself and for yourself. 

Today I choose to live with liberation and excitement in my life. I will not be afraid of what is to come or worry about what has happened in the past. I will not worry about who’s not happy with the decisions I make for me. I will stand strong with my choice. I choose the beauty of FREEDOM and I choose ME! What about you? Have a wonderful week! MUAH

 

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Manifest A Vision Beyond the Vision Board

Manifest a vision beyond the vision board #ImBeautyInspired

The New Year will be here in a few days. What have you done to prepare your mind, body and soul to make your vision clear and make your dreams come true?

I’m not taking about the normal New Year’s resolutions that most of us break. I’m talking about preparation of goals to make vision clear and make your dreams come true. Have you thought about what you want to accomplish in 2016? Have you asked yourself how will I make my dreams come true or are you just hoping and wishing?

Here are some tips to make your vision more clear…

Reflection is one of the most important steps. You can’t make something better or avoid making the same mistakes without making/taking observations from the past.

Reflect on the current year. What did you accomplish and how? What did you like and what would you do better? Would you change anything? If so what and how? The things that you liked, is there a way you could have done it better or more efficient? Did you set goals? Did you meet, exceed your goals or is the room for improvement?

After your reflection, start with the following questions and tips to manifest your vision.

1. What dreams do I want to accomplish this year?
– Make sure you make a list of 2 – 4 things you really want to do. You can have more or add to the list at any time.
2. How will I make my vision clear?
– Put detailed tangible goals in place for each dream.
3. Do you know your why?
– Why do you want this dream to come true? What is your purpose in making this dream come true?
4. Is your list balanced?
– Do you have goals for personal, professional, and spiritual growth?
5. Do you have a timeline set for each goal?
– This can be monthly or quarterly.
6. Who is your CEO? Do you have someone to hold you accountable?
– Find a friend who believes in you. Share your timeline and goals with them. Check in on a regular basis. Make a date for you to follow up with them to discuss your progress.
7. How will you stay motivated?
– Celebrate the wins and re-evaluate the missed opportunities.

These tips will help you start an outline to make your vision clear and make your dreams come true. If you need help with any of the above, please reach out to me at support@scarletbeautymedia.com and we can set up a consultation. Or you can purchase my book, “#ImBeautyInspired A Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations” to help you reflect, re-evaluate and re-invent your vision. Use code Celebrate1yr for 20% off your purchase (now through December 31st)

Remember: “If you fail to plan; you plan to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Have a wonderful week and a happy and safe New Year! MUAH

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The 6 Positive #ImBeautyInspired Attributes of Life!

#ImBeautyInspired Positive Attributes

Your attributes build your character and your character sets the tone to introduce people to who you are. Those attributes can open or close the door to various opportunities based on your introduction.

When I decided to start the #ImBeautyInspired movement, I had to think about the attributes a beauty should embody. What makes her who she is and why someone would want aspire to be like her.

Here’s a list of the positive attributes that make up the foundation for who she is…
1. #ImBeautyInspired to encourage and motivate others!

Encourage: This beauty encourages everyone from the home to the boardroom. She can uplift, motivate and inspire others to take on the world with the most soothing and loving spirit. She is the supportive, understanding and considerate of others.

2. #ImBeautyInspired to give back to your community and those in need!

Philanthropist: The beauty that’s inspired to help others at work, church and in the community. She has the desire to give back through donating time, service, money or prayer. She has a love for humanity!

3. #ImBeautyInspired to be authentic!

Authenticity: This beauty is genuine at all times. She will always be honest, upfront and trustworthy; a woman that is sincere and true to her word!

4. #ImBeautyInspired to believe!

Believe: The beauty that not only believes in others, she believes in herself as well. She inspires everyone to imagine that anything is possible. She shows and gives you hope that if you do better, you’ll be better!

5. #ImBeautyInspired to be vulnerable!

Vulnerability: This beauty understands that that perfection does not exist. She is an example to others by sharing her failures, mistakes and lessons learned. She helps you to understand that you are not alone and she will teach you how to overcome your struggles!

6. #ImBeautyInspired to take action!

Take action: The Beauty that’s inspired to take action. She has goals to achieve and she’ll accomplish her dreams through her actions! She’s inspired to let her actions speak louder than her words. She is a woman that seeks to triumph in every situation; she’s an inspiration!

These are the attributes a true beauty will hold. These are the attributes that I practice too.

I want to continue to make a difference in 2016. I practice what I preach and this is my pledge!

#ImBeautyInspired to inspire others in many ways and at different times. My goal is to always be encouraging, supportive and creative in my personal as well as my professional life. I aspire to inspire. I dream to accomplish and I live to love. But most of all #ImBeautyInspired to do all that I can do and be the best I can be at all times!

What are your #ImBeautyInspired attributes? Are you ready to be a part of the #ImBeautyInspired movement? Comment below share your thoughts and purchase the #ImBeautyInspired book that started the movement! Have a wonderful week! MUAH

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7 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Life

#ImBeautyInspired to get moreUnfortunately there is no rule book to life. Sure, there’s self-help books, counselors and coaches that can offer you guidance. But it’s up to you to use your courage, confidence and love to make the most out of your life. If you decide to seek help and don’t use the help then what’s the point? Whatever advice you receive, analyze it, tailor it to your life and use it.

If you don’t deposit love, good vibes and confidence in to your life you’ll get nothing back in return. Inner beauty is what makes life worth living. When your inner beauty is in tact life becomes more balanced.

Here are a few reminders to help you get the most out of your beauty to enhance your life.

1. Strength: If you feel lost, find the strength to get help.

2. Courage: Find the courage to make the necessary changes after you seek help.

3. Wisdom: Have the wisdom to remove things from your life that don’t serve you well. If withdrawals are made without deposits, you’ll feel depleted and lost.

4. Inspiration: Find something or someone who inspires you. Take that inspiration to help you reach higher.

5. Motivation: Don’t depend on others to motivate you. Get up and do something for you. Make a plan, set a goal and celebrate your achievement.

6. Dream: Don’t ever stop dreaming. Always remember that dreams are meant to come true. If you set your life up for success your dreams will come true.

7. Self-love: It all starts with you. If you don’t love yourself it will be hard to love others. Make time to invest in you. If you don’t invest in you, no one else will.

Don’t be afraid to put more in to your beauty to get more out of life. You have to self-empower to self-improve to get the best you in return. Have a wonderful week! MUAH

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5 Tips to Help Balance Life

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Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons. A few years ago I learned that there’s more to life than work. Work gave me some satisfaction of achievement but my life felt incomplete.

My life was not balanced. Love and happiness was on the back burner and sadness started to take over.

One day I challenged myself to do something for me. Because if I didn’t find balance, I would be miserable and unable to be the woman I am today.

Here are a few things that helped me find balance.

1. Treat yourself: I incorporated something I call Renee day. This is where I dedicate one day of the week to do all things Renee loves. Do a half day if you can’t do a whole day.

2. Relax, relate & release: I pray and meditate every morning. I read bible verses and affirmations from apps on my phone. This allows me to set the tone for the day.

3. Exercise: This is a work in progress for me. But in the summer I would go for a 30 minute walk 2 – 3 times a week. This allowed me to reflect on life or sometimes just think about nothing and enjoy my music with some alone time.

4. Find a hobby: During my walks I started to take pictures and now I have a new found love for photography. You won’t know if you actually like something until you try it.

5. Go on a date: Take yourself on date and enjoy your own company. Or you can invite friends or your significant other to catch up on some great conversation and quality time.

Remember, you are the only one who can balance your life. You know how the saying goes; “all work and no play…” So what are you waiting on? Go play and balance your life. What do you have to lose? Nothing…but you have so much more to gain! Have a wonderful week! MUAH

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5 Ways to be a Philanthropist

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When you think about philanthropy do you think to yourself…impossible?! I’m not rich so I can’t be a philanthropist.

I used to think the same way. But, what I failed to realize is philanthropy is charity, contribution, a helping hand or a donation. You don’t have to be rich to be a philanthropist. There are many ways you can give back to others not just during the holidays but also throughout the entire year.

Here are a few tips to get you started!

 

  1. Brighten someone’s day! Smile, say hello to a stranger and compliment them. You never know what people are going through. A smile with a sweet hello can go a long way.

 

  1. Give back to a charity. Donate time and or money. Giving back doesn’t always have to be in the form of money; your time is service and service counts too!

 

  1. Support the homeless. Offer a meal, clothing or toiletries. It’s cold outside in many parts of the world, you may not be able to keep them safe but you can help keep them warm.

 

  1. Pay it forward. Instead of accepting gifts from friends and family this year encourage them to donate to a family in need.

 

  1. Be of service. Serve your family and friends in unconventional ways. Give them a day of rest and you take on their work. Help them find peace; pray with and for them.

 

Beauty is philanthropy and you don’t have to be rich to be a philanthropist. Spread a little beauty through random acts of kindness. I promise your heart will be filled joy and you’ll brighten someone’s day! Remember, every little bit helps! Have a wonderful week! MUAH

 

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