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Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Rationalizing the situation rarely gets us to a place of acceptance and growth.

It usually gives us an excuse to remain in the same place, rather than stepping out on faith and pursuing the risk.

The risk of losing to gain.

Let’s be honest: no one enjoys starting over when it was not a conscious choice to do so.

It is easier to talk ourselves into staying in a place when we are accustomed to the routine, even though we have outgrown the process.

Now, does that necessarily mean you leave: no…but it does mean you have to become truthful about what is not working and lacking, then make significant efforts to improve.

What we like in our 20s isn’t necessarily what we still appreciate in our 30s…and so on and so forth.

It is beautiful to evolve, to shape into who you are meant to become. Hell, it is encouraged! At least here it is. ❤

And if you spend your life confining your growth, you will seamlessly attract people and situations which will keep you in that stronghold of self doubt and fear.

Stop rationalizing your life and begin to confess to the Universe what you desire. And then be brave and bold enough to seek it.

Make A Plan

Take Action

Set Up Shop

Go Get It

Word of the Day: Tenacity

Tenacity:
The hunger for success that never dies. Never quits. Never disappoints.

When you reach the point of no longer settling for what is being offered, you will find a renewed spirit for victory.

The hunger is planted to keep you motivated.
Hear that growl?
It’s Go time!

Make A Plan
Take Action
Set Up Shop
Go Get It

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Make sure what you are holding on to,
Is not holding you back.
There is a real simple way to determine such a thing; reciprocity.
Are you being fed as much as you feed?
Who pours into you?
Take some inventory of your resources and efforts and speak to yourself about what it really is, despite what you thought it was or could be.

You may be surprised at your findings. And you don’t have to go on a forget you cleanse, however you do need to prioritize the people and things in your life. The more effort you put into your goals, the more effort you should put into connecting with people and places that pour back into you.

Don’t settle for less when it comes to creating the lifestyle you desire.
Make A Plan.
Take Action.
Set Up Shop.

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Drea Hall

Well ladies, we have come to the end of Women’s History Month,

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however, we are still celebrating

Flyy Girls everywhere!

(Yay!)

It is so fitting to have this next blogger to end out this month, as she has inspired some of our featured Flyy Girls!

So get ready to know a blogger who has found her niche and is steadily becoming

a Brown Girl on the rise.

Ladies and Gentlemen

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Please introduce yourself to the readers:

Hi, my name is Drea and I reside in Chicago, IL.

Tell the readers about your blog, The Drea Daily:

The Drea Daily is my lifestyle blog where I write about a myriad of topics but mostly style, beauty, food, music, books and my musings on just about anything that I am fancying at the time.

Why did you begin blogging?

I started blogging as an assignment for a college course I was taking at the time. It was called ‘Sociology of Leisure’ and at the beginning of the course, the professor instructed us to choose a leisure activity that we could see ourselves sticking with for the remainder of the semester, and I chose blogging. When the semester ended, I could’ve deleted my blog but I didn’t. And here I am four years later, still blogging

What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

I’ll preface this by admitting there are some days that I don’t feel like stringing a single sentence together, much less an entire blog post. That said, the one motivating factor that drives me back to my blog week after week is my selfish need to document what’s happening in my life — from the clothes I’m wearing, to the makeup I’m obsessed with, to the TV shows I’m watching, to the music I’m listening to. During my early years of blogging, my motivation for blogging was less self-serving; I wanted to have a blog that helped and inspired people. These days, I’m much more candid about my selfish reasons for blogging. I blog because I enjoy blogging about my life — that’s it. My intent is not to empower or enlighten anyone in the process, but if that happens, I’m okay with it.

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In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

In one year, I hope that my photography skills sharpen and my email newsletter gains more readers/subscribers.

Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow:

Two of my favorite bloggers to follow are Candice of CandiceVanWye.com because she has a very inspiring entrepreneurial spirit and I’m always curious to see what she does next. Plus, her blog posts are remarkably succinct and straight to the point; I never walk away from her blog befuddled by what she’s written. Also, Mary of Verily Merrily Mary because she’s an undeniably good writer with an extensive vocabulary. More than that, though, she’s a blogger who thinks. I can tell she wrestles with her thoughts and thinks before she writes, and I have a great admiration for that.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?drea-the-drea-daily-01

Frankly, my mind is never occupied with thoughts about what others will think of me when I’m gone. Leaving a legacy is just not something that crosses my mind when I’m blogging or doing anything else for that matter. If anything, I’d say that I would want others to know that I was an honest, transparent person. There is nothing about me or my life that I am ashamed to speak or write about. I own up to every bit of who I am and who I’ve been — the good, the not so good, as well as the nice and not so nice.

Be sure to follow Drea to keep up with her latest updates!

@DreaEHall |Twitter

@drea.elise | Instagram

The Return of Flyy Girl Friday Feature

FlyyGirlWhew! Okay we are going to try this thang one more time, before I throw my hands up with the idea. This time around, I took the power back into my hands and decided to work smarter, not backwards.

I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Brown Girl Bloggers, when the admin, Candice VanWye, “liked” a pic of mine on Instagram. I have been following the Brown Girl Bloggers movement ever since.

This community of bloggers is made up of sistars from various backgrounds and blog platforms. From, lifestyle, to fashion, food, interior decorating, travel, fitness, beauty, finance, business and beyond. How could I pass up the opportunity to feature these ladies, these Flyy Girl Friday Feature worthy women?!

I mean it goes to show you, when you first attempt a new goal or project, the first few times out of the gate, it may not come so easily or as smooth and fabulous-like as you envisioned it within  your mind. It could be a slow process. It could seem that no one is going to buy into the idea and support the cause. But, if you keep your eye open and watch for other opportunities, there is a way you can connect the missing pieces.

Every failure leads to the answer. Somehow, HeyGirlHey!!! is gonna get it right. I truly believe this site is going to afford me some amazing bonds with women and possibly form some amazing partnerships.

So raise your glasses to the great and long awaited successful launch of Flyy Girl Friday Feature, February 6, 2015

This is the year of #HeyyGurrlHeyy Power!

**image belongs to Omar Tyree

 

Try to Understand

There are times when I have to chin check myself, mentally, when I am too focused on the business affairs of others.

Those moments when I become too consumed with figuring out “why” in someone else’s life, rather than placing all of that energy on my own ‘whys,”  shows up when I am faced with challenges, because;

Those things we find easy to pick out in others, always finds a way to show itself in our lives, while we are focused on screen-shooting the problems others are facing.

When you understand that your moments of struggle are only temporary, you will learn to be slower to speak or give an opinionated statement, about the trials and tribulations others are enduring.

No one is made perfect. Every single person breathing will make mistakes, we have to learn to allow people to make the mistake and be poised to help when they are willing and ready to turn the situation around.

Take the time to understand, so that you may know how to help, rather than to hinder.

Before you begin to “put your mouth on a person” or speak about their situation in a non-positive light, reflect on a time when you were not as you are now.

Understand?