I don't enjoy working out or watching what I eat. But it's something that I need to do for my physical and mental health. I'm a classic obliger. If you don't know what that is, check out the website for @gretchenrubin. She has a quiz for the 4 tendencies. As an obliger I need outside accountability. I have found that I do best when I lead a group and hold others accountable. So I'm starting a new group with @zarimundo on Monday, November 19 to help you get stay on track over the holidays. Drop an emoji below if you want in.
#PurchaseWithPurpose this holiday season❤️ Check out Maritza Garcia's beautiful handmade candles, inspired by her Guatemalan roots. Perfume your space with wonderful fragrances this holiday season! Shop #local and #handmade at #EWIMarketplace bit.ly/2018Marketplace
Having a trusted guide and advisor to gain valuable insight from in your career or journey as an entrepreneur is definitely a relief and a blessing.
If you already have a mentor, you are in luck. For some of us its only a matter of time. Because we all deserve the hand holding of a mentor.
I am Obehi Okoawo and this was why #TheImageBoss Consulting came to be.
Anyone can create great content. 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏾♀️The hard part comes with trying to create that great content consistently. In order to stay consistent, it's important for you to come up with a plan for when you will create on your platforms and how often. Having a schedule gives you something to hold you accountable & eliminates the “i dont have time” excuse.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The #1 thing to remember when creating your content schedule is to also consider your personal obligations. How often can you realistically create? Creating content should always be quality over quantity..the more content does not equal better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ACTION STEP: Take out your calendar (we love our Pocket Content Planner which is perfect for this!) and decide on what days you will publish new content across your platforms. Have questions about staying consistent? Let us know in the comments!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ladies, join me and other dynamic speakers this Friday, Nov 16th for the Greater Houston Black Chamber's Women's Conference @houblackchamber ---
The theme is Women In Business - Live. Work. Play.
Let's do the BAM (Bust A Move) Thang!
As a professional woman in the workplace , how do you stand out? Is it the colors you wear or textures? Today I decide on blue, mustard & a confident smile. How can I go wrong? ....
Polk a dot sweater: @nordstrom
Marketing for your brand or business is not just creating a post, adding it to the content calendar and just walking away. If this was your thought process, please pay attention to this #marketingtip ----- when thinking about content for your social media platform, you must be specific. AND you have to first know your audience. This way, you're able to post relatable messages that resonate with the people of your target group which will lead to your website & an increase in sales. #tipoftheday#businesstip
Business Etiquette is NOT about which fork, knife or spoon to use during business meals.
It's good to know the right cutlery to use but more importantly is knowing how to conduct yourself professionally in every business situation. Because bad business etiquette is totally unacceptable in today's competitive environment.
People want to be treated with respect and consideration. They want to build and foster business relations with businesses that have integrity, best practices and cultural awareness. You can't just ignore all of these and expect a thriving business.
It dosen't work that way; you need to step up and upgrade your business etiquette knowledge. I'm in the DM; if you need my help!
Day 2 in Madrid was a fun adventure. First off, I was geeked that I figured out how to use the Madrid Metro to get where I needed. Stress-level was at Macgyver . 😬 But thankfully I paid attention and made it to and fro.
___ 🗓📋🖊Main Order of Business: I took the Madrid City Bus tour which featured 26 stops on the Historic Tour option. The double decker bus ride was really key as it turned out to be a cold and rainy day. It was my 1st time trying a city tour bus and I enjoyed it! I appreciated how you could jump off/back on along the route at various points of interest during the day trip.
The 10 pics I've shared here are just a small part of the points of interest and pics I experienced/saw throughout the day. These here were taken at the #elretiropark . 🍁🍂🍃1st the fiery Autumn foliage made this Autumn baby's heart happy. The park grounds and monuments were impressive and I didn't get a chance to check everything out! 😍As beautiful as the park was in autumn, I couldn't help but to imagine how amazing that place can be in Spring/Summer. 🤔
Last part of my day was a Venezuelan dinner at Tepizzare Gourmet Food with me new sister/friend @blackchic.chronicles . Don't get me to lying on the name of the dish we had (which we had to split) but it featured a sweet corn like tortilla filled with shredded beef, black beans, plantains, and cheese. I thought it was yummy!
Another chapter of this adventure is yet to begin. I'm so excited and my birthday is tomorrow!!! 🤷🏽♀️I want all the cake and champagne! 😜🎂🍾
Thanks rocking with me! #mimis45thbdaytravelbash#madrid and where next? #40something#girlswithglasses#shorthairdontcare#pincurlqueen#lipsticklover#fitmom#professionalwoman#havefunok
I went through a process of unearthing who was ‘Maven Miara’ and that required a lot of excavating. Doing that work really opened up my heart because there was a lot of stoniness, but I had to do the work to remove all the stoniness. .
Professionally, I have my last 2 speaking engagements of this year, this week. And from here, it’s all about family, friends, self-care, rest and prep for The @hopeofpurpose Experience, Jan. 25-26, 2019!! 💡THE WORK IS NOT SKIPPABLE 💡#doyourhomework
THANKS to ALL the women who allowed me to share my knowledge and expertise at the FIRST @siswinn Business Spotlight Experience.
These ladies came ready to learn and grow in their success.
@thespadenstl is an AMAZING business located in the heart ❤️ of N. County #STL offerings beauty and skin care services for women AND men to launch this experience. Please support this young entrepreneur by following and scheduling your services TODAY!
Recently I sat down to map out my strategy for world domination in 2019. 😜 When I was done I looked at it and felt “nothing”. 🧐🧐🧐 💡I realized that “nice and coasting” aren’t words I associate with feeling anything that sparks my drive and motivation. 😱 😈Give me something benevolent but still juicy to sink my teeth into. Something that will stretch me and force me to grow beyond what I think I can — THAT is what I love. ✅ 💃🏼I’ve ran out of business related fears, and pretty much all other (imagined) limitations because I’ve been using them as flashing arrows to walk in that very direction. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway, allowing action to cure fear and trusting that everything I want really is on the other side of that fear. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🧐But this year, nothing “scared” me when I looked at my plan. Nothing challenged me, and that left me feeling unmotivated. 🧐
It took me a few WEEKS of “oh no, what’s wrong - do I need to find a new niche or do something completely different in order to find the next challenge??” 🙄 💡As it turns out. I just had to THINK bigger. Make my “usual” goal and dream EVEN more outrageous. Raise the bar to greater heights. I’m not motivated by clear sailing. ❤️❤️❤️ If YOU happen to be a Swedish entrepreneur who’s game to set some BIG goals and gain clarity and nail down your plan for 2019, join me in the REACH GOALS FASTER group! (Link in bio) It’s closed at the moment but will open up again soon! ✅✅✅
#MichelleObama (swipe left) on learning more about herself: ‘... my happiness was up to me, & I started working out more, I started asking for help, not just from him (Barack) but from other people, I stopped feeling guilty...’ —— did y’all catch that? She started from within to be a better wife, mom and First Lady!! She stopped feeling guilty about using her ‘no’! She put in the work (the work is not skippable 👊🏽) How many of you watched her special last night with @robinrobertsgma ? .
Soooo many gems were dropping during this special, I have it saved so I can watch again. How did it make you feel? I already have my pre-order of her #becoming book! So much beauty, style & grace she had last night and she was so open! I truly enjoyed watching. What was your favorite part!! #FLOTUS#memoir#elleusa#houstonbookclub
I used to feel that I was too busy to read or spend time listening to things that would help from a mindset perspective, but I’ve learned that it is the best way to start my day. When I am able to fill my mind with positive thoughts at the beginning of my day, it sets the tone for the day ahead. I used to start my day with the news on and/or scrolling my newsfeed and it had the opposite effect - so much negative energy that I didn’t need.
There are SO many things in our lives that we cannot control, but we can control what we fuel our minds with and how we start our day. If you are doing something that is not making your life better, I challenge you to re-evaluate that habit and see how you can change it. Our minds can be retrained at any age; it’s not always easy, but it is possible.
There’s no reason to wait for the new year, you can start now! What are some habits that you would like to change?
Grow Your Mind Daily 🌱
Mentally you can become malnourished if you don’t learn more, think more, and challenge your mind each day.
Malnourishment can also come from feeding it junk like engaging in negativity, worrying, watching or listening to stressful or traumatic events.
So don’t let your mind sit undernourished when there is so much more it’s capable of doing!
Take care of yourself by protecting your mind and renewing it daily!
They say 'never miss a Monday' right?? Well, she just got it in!!! #freshstartmondays
You know why working out on a Monday is important!! Because it sets the tone for your week. You’ll WANT to choose healthier meals, you’ll feel good about yourself and you’ll more than likely get that 2nd & 3rd workout 🏋🏽♀️ 💪🏽 in for the week! Plus, Thanksgiving is around the corner... 🤪
“Once a task has begun never leave it ‘til it’s done...” - Quincy Jones
I learned so much from the Quincy documentary. This quote is one of many that stood out. It ain’t over until it’s over. Finish that task that you started one brick at a time. You got it in you! 💪🏾