AP Real Talk

A Real One Reaps Respect

Never lower your gaze to engage in foolish acts, only to shade your eyes for the powerful glow of your vision.

Focus now when instances occur to disprove your growth. Challenges only comes to those striving to be a Champion.

Gurrl, go forth and win with style and grace.


Dusst to the small stuff.


Word of the Day 

There are times when you will find it difficult to be positive for not only yourself, but for the happines of others as well.

Give it 5 minutes of your time by writing out your feelings of frustration, then read over what you wrote and begin to recognize what needs healing.

Allow time for earnest and intimate prayer/meditation to remove the thoughts and feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, envy, pessimism and fear.

Give yourself the freedom to be heard and healed through your power of prayer. Some things can be dealt with in-house,  if we would allow ourselves the space to be honest and move toward reconciliation of peace,love, happiness and strength.

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Before you use your energy to engage in situations where you know the outcome will be a non beneficial one, think about something worth your time and efforts.

A lot of times what we deem hard or time consuming, is really an excuse to continue to put it off because it requires some thought power and patience.

Don’t be so quick to avoid the work because you aren’t sure on how it will turn out. That’s the thing about new experiences, they’re new! You have to be willing to see it through.

I mean, anything different has to be better than the same ol’ you’ve been doing. Why not work towards improvement?

Make A Plan

Take Action

Set Up Shop
Go Get It

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

….maybe in order to move forward, you first have to slow down.

Too many times I thought doing multiple things meant productivity and progression, and it is those things, but was it propelling me forward or just in a cycle of forever seeking…

This past five months taught me a lot. That success is best shared with someone you support and who supports you.

Hiding who you are to appease others will only hinder your growth and awesomeness.

Being afraid to communicate means you aren’t communicating with the right people; self reflect.

That love is real. It’s so beautifully real. Even the moments in between the love experience; break-ups, make-ups, heartbreak, dramatic gestures, memories.
And so it should be appreciated in its truest form, because when love is stretched, it can take on other characteristics from shame and hurt and anger…it’s still love…it’s just a bit jaded.
So treat love with much much much care.

And I may think I don’t have time, but I do. I create the time for my moments and my success.
I just have to do it.

I hope you take some time to self reflect on you and are better able to view your biggest picture; grasp a new angle/point of view in which to gauge your success, in whatever aspect you visualize.

Create the time to slow down…you won’t regret it.

Make A Plan
Take Action
Set Up Shop
Go Get It

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Remember this one thing as you attempt to handle obstacles and trials within your life;

I want you to enjoy the ride, even the pitfalls that seem to stagger in between our happy moments! Because in those pitfalls, you are humbled to see that you are still here. Still standing. Still moving towards rectifying the situation….and that counts for something!

To be kept even when things seem to come at you from every direction, your mind is still in tact, be thankful for that. For it is no small gift, to have a peace of mind and a sound mind through trials and turbulence.

Keep your mind strong. Stay optimistic in the stormy times and prepared to move forward.

Make A Plan.

Take Action .

Set Up Shop.

Go Get It

Self Inflicted Stress

This topic is very much-needed for myself as well as for each of you.

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As a matter of fact, I find in writing, I am able to better self reflect as well as lend an encouraging hand to others.

The cycle of going forth each day and daring to make it better than the previous, can consume me. I begin to think about all that I have yet to accomplish and the weight of my personal standards can be a bit overwhelming. Sometimes I wonder if God looks down upon me and shake his head at my adamant attempts of breaking my own will.

I have been attempting to write a book or two, begin to assemble a production team for my company, save money so that I can invest in my dreams and make more money in the process. And while it seems easy enough in theory, it has proven to pull out some insecurities I thought were long gone.

Appreciation is a strange concept when it comes to baring your inner most thoughts and relaying them to others. It was one thing when I was younger, singing in the choir or playing a character on stage; then everyone is willing to come and watch you or support your efforts. Getting older, appreciation seems to take a whole new action.

Maybe because in my mind, I see it as a matched excitement, while it comes as a “oh that’s nice” or a “half interested question quickly followed by a lack of interest.”

My stress comes from me believing I have to gain the approval of those around me, wanting them to desperately be fully engaged in what I have going on. Wanting them to support me by spreading the word of my blog or my ideas, my attributes, my gains….at 29, I am still forgetting that my will is my own and that it is rare to have those believe in what I am called to do, simply because they cannot see, dream or feel the things I am privy to.

And is that not the true blessing? That this was given to me, to grow and nurture. These dreams I have do not go to anyone else but me. Sure there are others who aspire to accomplish the same things I do, but what has been given to me to create, is completely my own.

In this moment, I am realizing I have a complex. And as much as I would like to shake it off, it is not working. I am going to dig a little deeper to pull through the muck of mental frustration and restless energy.

What can I do with restless energy, besides sabotage my creative energy. Therefore I have looked into the option of yoga. Being able to center my focus and push through the volcanic pressure to channel my purpose solely to those things, I asked God to grant me.

Those things I would sit inside my dark closet and pour my heart and soul out to him. The stillness I felt after I would lift my face from the floor, tear-stained, face hot….I would sit and await the vibration that would sweep slowly and steadily through my body, setting me into a zone of total peace. I would listen for his voice. I would listen for my heart to connect to the energy and show me the way or reassure me that I was on the way.

I don’t know what others want. I only know what I need. And being that God says he will supply my every need, I know I will inadvertently give what needs to be given to others.

Self inflicted stress is a real issue. It haunts those who spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing. I realize that now. I see that by not attempting to write everyday, I force myself to worry about am I really a writer and should I just stick to the day-to-day grind of doing what needs to be done to survive, instead of doing what I love and being a survivor of the day-to-day to become a conqueror.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be in the same situation next year, wondering what would have been if I had started this year.

The book will be completed.

The production will begin.

I am tired of my self-inflicted stress.

I am ready to win.

Drop me comment about some things you have self reflected upon and what are the steps you are taking to rectify your present mind set. I would love to hear from each of you. And if you have any good books or articles, share those as well. Peace and Blessings


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Personal Decision

Quick time in the limelight.
Forever a legacy.

Sure they shine for right now. But aint you tryna shine forever?

That’s why you go deeper than the surface. Exploring your purpose.

Shiny things do not matter. Them dim in due time.

But a soul that shines in this lifetime, finds reward in all times of life to come.

Look, but do not envy.
Let not your heart be consumed with petty thoughts.
You have no time and the world is so deceitful, it will have you to believe what you seek, aint worth seeking.

That is why you see so much carbon-copying.

Tell yourself, there is nothing else.
This is all it has to eat.
Your purpose, to fuel you. Your passion to drive you.

So you must change your mindset in order to survive off what you got to give.

We aint following no body.

We be the trend.