The Beauty Of My Fears And Success

Beauty is moving past your deepest fear & getting out of your own way!

My biggest fear was failure and my deepest fear was success. I used to be afraid that people wouldn’t understand my work. I used to believe that my writing wasn’t good enough. As Erykah Badu so eloquently stated, “I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my sh!t!”

I was shy, I never thought it was good enough and I was my worst critic. After investing in a great business coach (thank you Donna). I soon realized that it didn’t matter if anyone accepted my work or writing; it only had to be good enough for me! If I accepted it and believed in it then others will see the confidence in me and accept it too.

On the flip side, I was scared of being successful and sometimes I still feel that way. I guess if I feel like if I get too successful I may lose my passion and understanding of what got me there in the first place. I don’t want to change who I am.

But I have come to realize that change is good because it helps you grow. And if I get out of my own way I can set the tone for my success and at the pace that I want.

Next week starts a new year but I’m not waiting until then. I am getting out and staying out of my own way today! I will learn, I will grow and I will have success in every area of my life. I will not look back and I will move forward! I will do what I feel and live without regrets. And I will no longer let my fears control my destiny because I am destined for greatness!

What are your greatest fears? What’s getting in the way of your success? What will you change and how will you grow?

 

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5 Steps To Forgiveness

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One of the hardest things is life is to forgive someone who has wronged you. An even bigger issue is forgiving yourself of past mistakes.

A lot of people hold grudges or have a hard time releasing guilt. Sometimes it’s hard to move on when you’re mad. I get it. I’ve been there and I’ve done that. But, I’m here to tell you that grudges and guilt kept me stagnate. I was held captive in my own emotions.

Releasing the pain was not easy. I had to accept an apology from someone who hurt me. I also had to realize the more I held on to my guilt for hurting someone or myself did me more harm than good.

How did I forgive? How did I move on? Here are a few steps I took to forgive.

1. Don’t Take It Personal: When someone hurts you, it’s not always his or her intent to do so. A lot of times it’s not about you. It’s about their issues, situations or circumstances.

2. Communicate: A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we were just honest and talked them through.

Sometimes people don’t know they hurt you because that was not their intent. So if your feelings are hurt, say so.

3. Be Honest: Be truthful with yourself with the guilt you are feeling and let it go. Be truthful with others and communicate how you feel.

4. Forgive: Don’t just say I forgive you and hold a grudge. Forgive and move on. What good does it serve you to be upset? It doesn’t; it just ruins your mood when you stay mad at someone. Let it go!

5. Forget: This is the hardest but if you can’t forget, you can’t properly forgive. You’ll always be stuck in that memory and that moment until you actually move on.

I get it! Forgiveness is not easy. But, when you forgive you set yourself free. You’re free from the anger, guilt, sadness, pain and hurt. Beauty is forgiveness; let go and be free!

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Be The Best Version Of You

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Beauty is being the best version of yourself every single day! ‪#‎ImBeautyInspired‬

While every day may not go as planned, I know I started the day giving it my all! I’m dedicated to being the best version of myself every single day no matter what!

I’m committed to the following:

I will create new ideas. I will love myself unconditionally. I will inspire others with my words and actions. I will accomplish my goals. I will overcome my fears and I will live my life for me!

What about you? Are you committed to being the best version of yourself every single day? ‪#‎affirmation‬ ‪#‎beauty‬ ‪#‎speakbeautiful‬

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Opportunity Is Knocking

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I’ve learned not to wait for opportunity. In the world of today, you have to sometimes make an opportunity for yourself then take it to the next level. Gone is the era of opportunity knocking; that’s a rare occasion.

Today we must take chances, risk and step out on faith. Life is not meant to wait for something great to happen. Sometimes greatness comes because you made it happen. You decided you wanted more and you made the move to go forward.

Well congratulations…you took the first step. Now move forward and take your opportunity to the next level. Explore your options; expand your reach and open doors not just for you but for others too! The benefit and reward will be worth it ten times over if you make it happen instead of waiting.

My mom has always told me, “Where there’s a will there’s a way! The question is: do you have the will?”

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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

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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!

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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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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

Beauty is balance

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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