In a world driven by the glorification of “busy” it’s time for us to scale back, take a breather, and make time in our calendars for nothing. Yes, I said it. Nothing. No conference calls, no emails, no social media, no dates, no brunching with girls. No-thing. While this is much easier said than done for a self-diagnosed busy body like myself, it’s just as crucial to our well being as eating and sleeping. If you’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed, exhausted, and just not your best self lately, try doing nothing. Taking time to relax, daydream and reflect may be just the boost your body needs.
The folks over at Huffington Post caught my attention with this one. While I’m surrounded by Fly Female Entrepreneurs each and every day, the online news source recently shared stats supporting the fact that women are (gasp!) less entrepreneurial than men. Say it isn’t so! It may be hard for many of us to imagine, but following are a few nuggets supporting this statement from Steven Bartlett’s latest article on the site. Are women really less entrepreneurial than men? What say you
When it comes to running a business, there’s a lot we can learn from our male counterparts according to USAToday.com. Yesterday I stumbled upon a really interesting piece on the site that listed a few important lessons we can get from the businessmen in our lives. Following are the points that truly resonated with me. Grab a pen, a pad, and take notes!
Rest in peace, power, and love, Erica. While you were only here with us for a short time, your beautiful spirit touched more souls than you could have EVER imagined. Through your writings and commitment to inspiring others to follow their dreams, the impact you made in your 42 years of life won’t soon be forgotten
We all have moments in life where we second guess our opinions, decisions or actions due to what others might say. In life it’s vital that you are so in tune with yourself that other’s opinions don’t hold you back from being the best you that you were created to be! Fear will have you flying under the radar when you should be soaring!
Microwave dinners, overnight diets, 5 hour energy drinks, 1 minute drying nail polish, 1 hour dry cleaning. These are just a few of the things that feed our need for instant gratification. In a world where 24 hours appears to be a lifetime for anything to get finished, it’s almost second nature to think that quick results are supposed to happen in all aspects of our lives. We must remind ourselves that instant success or results don’t always occur especially with dealing with our dreams and for a good reason!
Letting go of the outcome and living fearlessly is easier said than done. In Her Shoes contributor, Ellisa Oyewo offers three tips to help you get off that proverbial fence and begin exploring what life truly has to offer!
By In Her Shoes Contributor: Ellisa Oyewo When was the last time you actually told yourself “Yes, it’s a big deal” when it came to your accomplishments? Hmmm…having a bit of trouble recalling that moment? Well, for most of us acknowledge the personal triumphs we achieve in our lives is almost unheard of. In a
Good things come to those who ask!
Asking for what you need is probably the most underutilized tool for people. And yet, amazing requests have been granted to people simply because they’ve asked for it! Whether it’s money, information, support, assistance, or time, most people are afraid to ask for what they need in order to make their dreams come true.
They might be afraid of looking needy, ignorant, helpless, or even greedy. More than likely, though, it is the fear of rejection that is holding them back. Even though they are afraid to hear the word no, they’re already saying it to themselves by not asking!
Creativity + entrepreneurship = EVERYTHING! Whether you’re working on a new business pitch, developing your brand’s Spring ’12 collection, or simply trying to stay ahead of industry trends, creativity is a MUST. But what happens when your creative juices just aren’t flowing? Better yet, what happens when you think your well of creativity has totally run dry? You get up, get out, and DO something, that’s what!
Our girl Ariana Proehl of Know This TV shared an eloquent message via YouTube that is the PERFECT closing note for 2011. Let’s join Ariana in officially declaring the death of the “tragic, scientifically less attractive, unmarriable, single Black woman” narrative in 2012. Rest in peace!
It’s that time of year again, ladies. The holidays are in full swing and 2012 is creeping up ever so rapidly. As we look back on all of our accomplishments and shortcomings of 2011, it’s only natural for us to start visualizing how 2012 can be bigger and better. I mean, life IS all about forward movement and growth, right? With work and career taking up so much of our time, it’s important that we absolutely love what we do. Not think it’s “OK” or just collect a check. You’ve got to LOVE it and find fulfillment in your work, even when you’re so busy you don’t know if you’re coming or going
Playing the role of boss lady entails assigning tasks, making sure everything is complete, and rewarding others when they are doing an amazing job. How often do you turn the tables? It’s time to start rewarding yourself for all of the excellence YOU bring. Don’t know where to start? Relax. We’ve got you!
Neil Pasricha’s blog “1,000 Awesome Things” savors life’s simple pleasures, from free drink refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk from TED x Toronto, he reveals the three secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that’s truly awesome: awareness, attitude, and authenticity. Be inspired!
Yes, life’s challenges can be daunting and we all run into our fair share of road blocks, but that doesn’t give us the license to bellyache for a living. Next time you’re ready to storm down to the complaint department of life, do yourself a favor and consider these tips.