Happy International Women’s Day – A Letter to My Tribe

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Beauty is showing love, honor & respect for your fellow sisters & friends! #ImBeautyInspired

Everyone is not lucky enough to have a group of women in their lives who love, honor and respect them. Everyone is not lucky enough to have an inner circle like mine.

I don’t know about your circle of girlfriends but mine are amazing! They love me no matter what, they support my dreams and they respect my ideas. We talk, we laugh, we cry and sometimes we disagree but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My circle of girlfriends’ rock! They are strong, fierce and motivated. They protect me and I protect them. Some of them are women from my childhood and others are women I’ve embraced as sisters over the past couple of years. Either way, they personify #BlackGirlMagic.

These women have made an impact in my life in so many ways that words can’t explain how grateful I truly am. I wrote this post to say thank you. There is no need to name names, as you know who you are. Besides…I don’t want to forget anyone.

Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for being the sisters I always wanted but never had. Thank you listening to me and celebrating my success. Thank you allowing me to cry on your shoulder and saying it’s going to be okay. Thank you for being a friend through the good, bad and ugly times. Thank you for just being you and Happy International Women’s Day! #ImBeautyInspired

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The Laws of Attraction

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Have you ever said or thought something about yourself and it actually happened? Did write down a dream or put something on a vision board and it came true because you believed it would? Do you consider yourself a positive Polly or a Negative Nelly? Is the glass half full or half empty?

Did you know that what you put into the universe could come to true? Be careful with your actions and words because what you say and do can become your fate. Make sure your actions and words are positive to attract positivity!

Sometimes it’s hard to be positive in negative situations. Sometimes you’re angry and you don’t care. The law of attraction is like a boomerang. So, the next time you’re having a hard time, try one of the following tips.

  1. Have a positive mind, body and spirit so you can attract like-minded people! Amazing things can happen when you surround yourself with people who are positive. Ideas start to flow and you help each other grow.
  1. Be open! Become more of a loving person so you can receive love. If you’re not open to love you can’t receive it. Let go of any negative feelings, past hurts or bad relationships and move forward. Don’t allow the past to dictate your future!
  1. Allow your inner beauty to shine and attract new and amazing opportunities! Your inner beauty is your attitude and your attitude is what attracts people to you. What does your inner beauty say about you? Is it shinning bright like a diamond or does it need to be polished?
  1. Purge all negativity from your life. Take a look at your friends and family if they don’t bring you peace and joy; learn to love them from a distance. Sometimes we have to let go to move forward. Ask yourself what or who’s holing you back?
  1. Dress for success! Like the old saying goes, “Dress for the job you want not the job you have!” This is so true. When you present yourself higher people see you on a higher level. Your outer appearance can sometimes draw people to you. Even if you work in a casual environment you can still dress in your best casual attire.

Remember if you look sloppy or tired, some people will make an assumption by what they see. Don’t forget that actions speak louder than words. If you look like a hot mess people may perceive you as such. And I have learned that when I dress for success, I feel like success.

What about you? How ensure your actions have positive effects from the laws of attraction? What tips do you have to add to the list? Share your thoughts because I want to know. Have a wonderful week! MUAH

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How To Say No

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Why do we feel bad or guilty when we tell someone no? Why do we feel the need to offer an explanation when we say no? Why do we get nervous or sad when the answer is no?

No is such a powerful word but it’s very hard for most people to use or understand. I am here to tell you that it’s okay to say no and mean it with no explanation needed. No need to feel scared or worried. No need to feel shy when you say it. No is a powerful word and you should use it sometime!

Remember the following the next time you have to use the word no.

  1. No is a complete sentence. I learned this golden nugget from my aunt in my head… Aunt Oprah. And when you think about this statement you have to see the truth in it. No?
  1. Don’t hold back. Say it like you mean it! My other aunt in my head dropped this little gem. Thanks Aunt Wendy Williams. When you say it like you mean it, you empower yourself in so many ways.
  1. Don’t say sorry at the end of a no because you’re really not. And it negates the no. Just say no. Try it; I’m sure you’ll be surprised with the results.
  1. Practice makes perfect. If you practice it enough the feeling of guilt starts to lessen. You’ll be a pro in no time. Let’s practice…NO, No, no. Was that hard? No!
  1. There is beauty in the word no even if it’s the answer that you don’t want to hear. Sometimes no means not yet and not yet means it’s just not your time.

Remember: You don’t owe anyone anything. You’re not obligated to always say yes. You do have a choice. Find your voice and say no. When you do, you’ll feel a sense of calm and power all the same time.

And when you receive the word no as an answer don’t get discouraged because that no may be the start of something greater to come. There is beauty in the word no! Do you see it? Have a wonderful week! MUAH

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Love, Honor & Self-respect

Love, Honor and Self-respect

Have you ever made a promise to yourself but you didn’t follow through? Have you ever started a new hobby and gave up because you lost interest? It’s easy to let go of things that you’re not committed to.

Commitment means you put forth dedication and hard work without giving up. Sure, you may get discouraged along the way but you stay on course and persevere through the bad times. The question is…are you ready to commit to you?

Making a commitment to yourself is not always easy. Here are a few tips to follow the next time you are ready to make a promise to yourself.

1. Be Honest: ask yourself if this is something you are willing to see through from beginning to end even if obstacles get in your way. If the answer is no, consider taking on the task when you are ready and focused.

2. Be Realistic: Set realistic goals that you can achieve. Start slow and increase your goals as you achieve them. If you set the bar too high in the beginning, you may give up before you reach the end.

3. Write it Down: You become more committed when you write down your dreams, visions or goals.

4. Be Accountable: Sometimes it’s hard to hold yourself accountable. If you know this may be a problem, find someone who will hold you accountable for your actions.

5. Re-evaluate: Do a midpoint checkup to see if you are on track. If you are at a plateau revise your plan.

6. Make a Pledge: Commit to yourself by writing out an actual pledge to make it happen. Be sure to sign it and date it. Look at the pledge daily as a reminder of your commitment. This will help you stay on track.

7. Celebrate Your Wins: No matter how big or small of a win…celebrate. The celebration gives you something to look forward to when you make an accomplishment.

Making a commitment to yourself is easy. Staying on track and following through is the hard part. When you follow through with your commitment, you love, honor and respect who you are. Take the pledge to embrace your beauty today! Have a wonderful week! MUAH

 

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Be The Center Of Your Own Universe

Becoming the center of your own universe

Do you put other people’s issues before your own needs? Dose your life need balance and stability?

If you answered yes to any of these questions please understand that you are not alone. At some point in life we all go through this feeling of frustration. We are all trying to find the right formula for life. Everyone searches but some never find it because they give up.

Don’t be that person who never tried to find balance in themselves and the universe. Don’t be a quitter! If your wellbeing is important to you, keep pushing and don’t give up. We only have one life so make it count.

Here are some things you can do when don’t feel balanced.

1. Take a Break: Go on a vacation or a weekend getaway. Take some time for you! If you can’t be 100% for yourself, how can you effectively give 100% to others?

Your break can be a staycation. Just take some time to get away so you can relax, relate and release!

2. Exercise: Stop carrying the weight of the world on your back. Take a boxing class or do some yoga. Sometimes you just need punch something or center yourself to avoid taking your frustrations out on others. Release those irritations in a productive and healthy way.

3. Take a Personal Day: In the past I used to set aside a day just for me. I called it, “Renee Day”. Renee Day was filled with things that I liked to do. I would pamper myself with an at home spa day. I would read a book, listen to my favorite music and cook my favorite meal or take myself out. It really didn’t matter what I did that day just as long as I was doing something for me.

I encourage everyone to invest in your own day or at least a few hours. If you don’t invest in you…then who will?

4. Find a Hobby: Sometimes we just need a distraction from life. A hobby can give you something different to do while doing something you enjoy.

5. Purge: Let go of all negative things that hold you back; people, places and things. Don’t look back after you release that negative energy. People come into your life for a reason or a season. Figure out what purpose they serve in your life or what purpose you serve in theirs. If that purpose does not serve anyone well then let go and keep it moving.

6. Feed Your Soul: Go to church, pray or meditate. Energize your mind, spirit and soul. Count all your blessings and be grateful.

7. Be Honest: The truth shall set you free. Don’t be afraid to be honest with yourself and others. Honesty is always the best policy. Just be sure to do it in a tactful manner.

Always remember there’s no rulebook to life. There’s not a one size fits all for every situation. And you can’t be everything to everybody without being everything to yourself first! Be the center of your universe while being centered with the universe. Have a wonderful week! MUAH

 

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The Journey of Self-Discovery

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The journey of self-discovery is an awesome and beautiful experience. You get to spend time with yourself and learn about what makes you, you, special and unique! During your journey, you become more aware of who you are, what you like and how to love yourself with flaws and all.

Self-discovery a beautiful thing. It makes your inner beauty stronger and allows your outer beauty to shine brighter! Take some time to improve, empower and explore who you are by starting some of the following tips.

1. Take yourself on a date. If you can’t enjoy your own company, how can you expect others to enjoy you?

2. During your alone time, discover something new about you. Try something different. You will never know if you do or don’t like something unless you try it.

3. Take time to unplug! We live in a world where we’re attached to technology. Take some time out for you. Read a book, meditate or pamper yourself. This is your chance to relax, relate and release!

4. Start a journal. Write down your dreams and aspirations to speak them into existence. Or release the negative things inside of you that have been holding you back.

5. Take care of and live for you. When you live for others, you will never live up to their standards. Live for you and be happy. Don’t allow anyone to control who you are and your happiness!

6. Live, laugh, learn and love! Live your life to the fullest everyday because today could be your last. Laugh at yourself. Don’t take life so seriously that you miss out on the good times. Learn something new everyday to expand your knowledge. And love yourself a little more everyday because you’re amazing and you deserve it!

To ensure that you start your journey, make a promise to yourself and take the pledge below.

Today, I will take the challenge and start the journey of self-discovery. I will learn about myself, live for me, laugh through the tough times and love me for who I am and where I am. I will improve, empower and explore the beauty of me! 

Remember: If you don’t start what you finish, how will you ever get anything accomplished? And that includes loving and taking care of self! Start your journey today; no more excuses! 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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Anniversary of #ImBeautyInspired

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Give the gift that keeps on giving with the book that the Iconic Leader of Feminism Gloria Steinem endorsed!

Gloria Steinem endorses #ImBeautyInspiredI’m celebrating the 1 year anniversary of my very first published book #ImBeautyInspired A Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations! And I want you to join the celebration with 20% off your book purchase! Use the coupon code: Celebrate1yr Dec. 18th – Dec. 31st. MUAH and thanks for your continued support! >>Head over to the Beauty Scholar Book Shop to order now!<<

 

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