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Why is the Future Female?

To be honest, I didn’t realize “the future is female” is actually linked back to the lesbian movement in the ’70s. Supposedly, anyone older than me associates this statement with the LGBT community. I had NO fucking clue! I thought it was a little like something I’ve been studying lately. My career, to this day, is male-dominated. Working in the engineering community, I see and experience the setbacks women have in this industry. With the tough skin I’ve grown over recent years, I’m getting curious about how I can break through the managerial testosterone barrier. I thought “the future is female” was a movement related to gender equality, mostly in the business and political worlds. So, after doing my research, I now realize why some people have this hesitant attitude towards what “the future is female” is all about.

In my case, it seemed like this is the perfect time to discuss my perception of what I think “the future is female” means. An important take away I want my readers to understand is that I’m not glorifying female domination. Nor am I inferring that women do not need men to procreate. That’s a complete exaggeration to the main message behind “the future is female”. There has been centuries of women oppression. Since the beginning of time, women: did not have the right to vote, were not allowed to open bank accounts, discriminated against for being the gender that must render a child and thus not qualified for a job, are not given equal pay because a women’s work is not considered as valuable as a mans, and whatever other social constructs that has labeled women not as powerful as men.

These facts have beaten down our psychological sanity within our culture. Over centuries of evolution, since we haven’t been successful convincing men that we can indeed be just as educated, just as persuasive, just as confident – even though women are still denied education and not given an equal opportunity to learn more than men – we were essentially forced to take another route to show our significance: by attracting the attention of men using our appearance and sensuality.

We then compete against each other for who has the best boobs, the best butt, the most beautiful face that every man will want. We compete against every woman for that matter, but in the form of envy and jealously. This competition is over something that women everywhere have grown acceptance to willingly go under the knife, endure pain, and risk their bodies to make their features more admirable for this very reason. It is the one thing that men don’t have: boobs and ass.

We’ve glorified the beauty industry so much that it is very apparant the age that girls become sexually active and are wearing makeup is reaching younger and younger. Why? Society has placed the expectation that women are the eye candy of society. Oh no, not successful, confident, and women money-making millionaires. Nope. Its the models, Instagram famous beauties, and trophy wives. Like, “trophy wives” are actually a definition of women in society. You never hear about trophy “husbands”. Only rich husbands. Girls wanna marry rich. Boys wanna marry trophy. Just look at the confused, twisted, fucked up stereotypes society holds women to.

THIS is the very reason that I connect to “the future is female” – because I believe that these are the reasons we need more attention to and the perception of females in executive roles. Society needs to grow the fuck beyond that just because you have huge tits and ass that you’re an amazing woman. I don’t give a shit. It’s so much deeper than that. Just how I’ve continuously been in the same situation over and over and over. “Wow, you don’t look like an engineer” – that’s because no one ever thinks that a beautiful woman can be smart too. That to be smart you have to be introverted, nerd, lame, not attractive. That’s completely bullshit and that’s what I want this generation to see. Being hot but your dumb, is so NOT hot.

We are linked… not ranked – Madame Gandhi

These new types of girls are thirsty for intellectual conversations, but can probably still beat you at your ab circuit in the gym. They can do a blow out on their hair, pull off red lipstick, and still ace a calculus exam. They can dress business professional, look fresh AF, and still walk into a male dominated meeting and run it and they listen. The days are over of just being appealing because of how hot we look in some cut off daisy dukes. The days are beginning where a girl pursuing a STEM degree is recognized as the girl with the most guts, the hardest work ethic, the sharpest one in the room. The days are beginning where women are starting to surpass men in salaries at their jobs. The days are beginning where women are starting to challenge the status quo that has been holding them down since the fucking beginning of time.

Now, this movement is not just about females. This movement is still about the equality of men and women. This movement is going to challenge the very men that thought they didn’t have any competition. This movement is positive, optimistic, and exciting. This is a pivotal moment for the idea of human collaboration to actually work. This world currently is run by men, and I don’t think they understand the actual potential that is actually available to make this world a fucking better place:

  • In America, only 19% of congress are women. That means it is 81% male
  • Women currently hold only 4.8% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies
  • Less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women
  • 62 million girls are denied an education all over the world
  • Women with full-time jobs still earn only about 77% of their male counterparts’ earnings
  • Women spend at least twice as much time as men on domestic work, and when all work – paid and unpaid – is considered, women work longer hours than men. (The World’s Women 2015)
  • By 2020, there will be 1.4 million open technology jobs in the U.S. and, at the current rate of students graduating with degrees in computer science, men will outnumber women 4:1
  • American women serving in military forces are more likely to be raped by a comrade than killed by an enemy

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“The future is female” means we look at the female archetypes as a way of leadership – Madame Gandhi

So far, we’ve looked too much to the male archetype for influence. Male archetypes have developed colonialism and patriarchy – a very competitive, testosterone driven, hierarchal-triangle driven leadership style – where only one person can win and the rest lose (Madame Gandhi).

The US has never been run by females. Maybe that’s why we have a strong movement of female leadership because we want change and have a compelling belief in trying to see whether female influence is the missing piece. A contagious reason I believe this movement has grown is because of girls and women willingness to collaborate more. For those of us that have been able to tear down the wall of comparison, envy, and jealously, we are starting to see how well collaboration works.

We are linked and not ranked. We need to look to how individual contributions amplify the lives of others and create a prosperous nation when everyone is on the same team. Instead of trying to figure out how to organize and dominate each other to only leave others in oppression, we look to collaboration. Just because you chose to help someone does not prohibit you from progressing faster than them. Nor does it give them a better advantage to beat you. Choosing to collaborate to solve issues or complete a project – all sides win.

Instead of being group forced, angry, fighting, and not asking questions – women listen more than we speak and we are more emotionally intelligent than we are physically strong (Madame Gandhi). The physical attributes are always a plus, but the big picture here is the influence of both gender archetypes needs to be balanced. We need both energies, but we’ve gone too far into the male side of the spectrum. We need to to start to learn from the female energy.

What can we learn from the female energy to provide alternative methods of leadership? Research shows that women have more collaborative, intuitive, nurturing, and empathetic style, while men prefer more top-down, fact-based, linear, and task-oriented approach (Mary-Frances Winters). It should be obvious that we need both. But each side needs to begin learning from the other. Men need to become more comfortable with collaboration. Women need to become more confident when decision-making. Feminism must be the fight for gender equality – a movement inclusive of all genders. It is our challenge to speak out against our old-fashioned culture.

Women: we are gentle, we are loving, we care. But don’t oppress us, don’t shove us aside. Push us far enough and we will get mad. We will push back. This is the future I’m talking about. This is future I believe in and the future I am encouraging. “The future is female” is our moment, this is our time to show our true potential.

#becausegirls

 

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Spring Clean Your Life

We are going to review how you can spring clean your diet, your home, and your mind. Being so busy in our startups, our jobs, and just day-to-day life, it’s easy to overlook our health and our state of mind. I think we underestimate how we treat our bodies actually impacts our overall performance. To be able to work at your best, you need clean fuel to support you throughout your day, you need a clear workspace to get things done, and you need a supercharged mindset to attack your goals. Let’s walk through these three vital attributes of your life and how we  can clean them up in preparation for a killer summer:

  1. What you eat – Read WomanCode by Alisa Vitti

    • This book gives every girl of all ages an entire synopsis of how the woman body works chemically, physically, and psychically. Learning to how to use your natural cycle to your advantage has helped countless women get their body, mind, and health back in sync. My biggest take away from her study is how certain foods affect our body and our performance levels when feeding our body right. In the beginning of March, I wasn’t feeding my body well, I was eating junk food for breakfast and lunch, and I felt like a complete P.O.S. (pile of shit). I knew I had to get my eating habits back on track but just didn’t really know where to start. This book was on the list for a book club I joined and my gosh was it a godsend. From my own battles of eating right and scrolling through countless “diet plans” not knowing which is the best for me, this book has given me so much more guidance than any other Pinterest “3 week meal plan”. Please pick up yourself a copy if you want more info!!! But I’m going to summarize Alisa’s 4 day body reset. Perfect for spring cleaning season, let’s spring clean our body! I felt amazing the after the second day and recommend any lady to give this a go. So let’s get into it:
  • For your body spring cleaning, your diet for the four days will consist of –
    • Fruit Salad & Supplements: breakfast every day
    • “Liver Cleansing Medleys”: a better way to think of salads, Alisa coined this term. This will be your lunch every day along with a grain and/or protein as listed in the next bullet
      • Baby Greens, Kale, Bok Choy, Spinach, Green Onions, Cucumber, Celery, Tomato, Carrots
      • Use Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, and/or Apple Cider Vinegar as a dressing
    • Grains and Protein: I encourage a plant-based diet, but other proteins are totally OK
      • Brown Rice
      • Quinoa
      • Fish (Salmon, Tilapia, Cod)
      • Beans (lentils, black-eyed peas, chick peas, etc.)
    • Homemade Soups: dinner every day. On the fourth day, you can have your protein and grain mixtures.
      • Find a light veggie soup recipe, like Minestrone or Thai-Style soups. Make sure they do NOT contain any creams. No creams. This soup is meant to be a “clean-sweep” of your digestive system after a busy day (or of your first few months of the year!). Search Pinterest for veggie soups and there are countless options. Just watch the ingredients. You want a veggie and herb filled recipe to capture all those micro-nutrients.
    • Mid Afternoon Snacks and Late Night Cravings: Trust me, I’ve been here! Whether that’s still being stuck at this office and munchies begin, or you feel like you just need something, try these options out first before giving in!
      • Veggies with Hummus (Carrots, Celery, etc.)
      • Fruits from the breakfast list above
      • Hot Tea (Black or Green, but make sure your nighttime tea isn’t caffeinated if you want to get to sleep!)
      • Iced water with some lemon, or infused fruit (throw some crushed berries in there if you have a sweet tooth!)
      • Make sure during this body spring clean that you listen to your body, does it really need what your mind thinks it does? (No, you do not need Hot Cheetos!) Practice listening to your body signals. You might just be dehydrated and need some water.
    • Her book goes into all the details of why these food help your body cleanse itself of toxins, excess “stuff”, and boost your immune system, your mind, and your energy. You might even lose a few pounds! And that’s by eating completely natural and feeding your body the nutrients it needs to operate at its optimum level. I’m still practicing these eating habits and I love how I am feeling – I feel more energized and sometimes even skipping my coffee in the morning, I don’t feel bloated, and have been sleeping more deeply. I highly recommend giving it a shot! By making your body function better, you’re automatically helping your mind think clearer, and in lieu of body and mind being in sync, you can focus on other areas of your life with more intention and more focus.
  1. Where you work

    • Use a Calendar
      • Virtual or Physical! Use your outlook calendar to plan your day-to-day tasks and sync to your phone so you get reminders throughout the week to make sure you stay on track. I’m surprised by some girls who I talk to who seem busier than me and they don’t have a calendar to plan out their clients and meetings! It’s also helpful to have a big calendar you can hang on your wall and write things down. This way every day waking up or before leaving the house, you can see physically what your goals are for the day and the week. It can be fun setting up your month! Get some colored markers or even stickers and beauty up that schedule!
    • Go vertical
      • Use wall space to hang folder pockets to store all your notebooks or get a vertical storage bin to store them. They’re usually sold as magazine holders, but their so helpful to clean up desk space. Especially if you’re a note taker like me!
    • Get a multi-drawer night stand and categorize the drawers
      • Having some drawer space is so easy and pretty affordable. Categorize your drawers so you always know where to find what you’re looking for. You can make a drawer for office supplies, one for hide-away electronics & wires, and for stuff you don’t always want on your desk like staplers, notebooks, etc. It feels so much better when your work space is organized.
    • Rid of paper/clutter often
      • Getting a collection of notes, papers, print out e-books, and notebooks? Go through all of them and either type them up so you have a record of them on your computer or completely throw away! If there’s to-do lists in there, consolidate your list into your calendar and make a central planner so you don’t forget those important action items!
    • Dedicate notebooks to action plans versus notes
      • Maybe this is a planner, maybe this is labeled binders with labeled dividers. Make sure you identify for yourself what are your study notes versus what you need to do. This way you have a clear understanding of what you expect of yourself and create a library of your own collected knowledge!
    • Invest in some high quality electronics (mouse, keyboard, monitors, etc.)
      • I have this monitor that I hook up my laptop too so I have two screens to work off of. Having two screens is totally awesome and makes it so much easier to work with multiple tabs and windows open without having to jump around all of them all the time! Also, it can be really frustrating when you’re trying to get things done and your mouse runs out of battery or loses connection. Having some high quality equipment just makes everything flow smoother and makes you feel more productive. Win, win.
    • Get cute with your desk accessories!
      • Find some that will motivate you everyday. This could be a nice gold pen and pencil holder, a super cute mouse pad, or maybe some desk trinkets or quotes and sayings framed. Having a pretty desk set up not only makes working more fun, it makes a good “thinking space” for you to put those million dollar ideas into action!
  2. How you think

    • If you’ve followed my blog at all, you might now know that I’m really big into mindfulness (LOA) and creating mindsets. I’ve covered a lot of how I think about this in previous blogs (podcasts to listen to). But, maybe I’ll just try speaking candidly here, a little heart to heart. All of us have a story. All our stories are unique and beautiful. No matter if you have had hardships, letdowns, unfortunate events, troublesome times — you are strong in your own individual way and there are people that are there for you. There has been increasing attention to mental health in the online community. Either it has always been a topic of discussion that was hidden, or it is rapidly increasing due to the changing nature of how we communicate and interact with our peers on social platforms. Popularity is now based off a follower count, how many likes someone gets, whoever had the cutest selfie, and so on and so forth. It’s created a fake and delusional perception of how someone values their existence on the platforms. Then there has even been stories of people with huge followings that are just as lonely, mentally unstable, and other unhealthy mental states than others who feel their online presence is not big enough.
    • It is now more important than ever that you get your mindset correct and healthy for your own self. No follower count or instagram fame is the answer. You control your own happiness. You control your perception of your life. It is no one else’s to claim. Now, I don’t want those statements to put you at dis-ease. These statements should make you feel powerful, they should make you realize that you can turn around whatever wrong road you’re going down. My blog on mindsets goes into more detail, but there is a whole process to walk yourself through mentally to help you become aware of your power and then put it into action. Number 1 and Number 2 on this list can help this last step to spring cleaning your life a little easier. Maybe just focus on eating right this week and see how you feel. Maybe you need some extra time to really get to know yourself and knowing when you’re ready to approach your mindset to know how you need to change it. Don’t overwhelm your senses trying to fix all these things at once. Be patient with your process. You are an ever-growing, ever-changing beautiful soul with things to learn from, things to grow from, and time to figure it out.
    • Start a journal, read some books, listen to some podcasts, talk to your friends and family. Make time in your busy schedule for yourself. Maybe you need a hike to get into the great outdoors. Maybe you need a spa day. Maybe you need some time in the gym. In all of the craziness of work, your side hustle, socializing — put yourself and your needs first. You and your health is your longest commitment. You are your greatest investment. You want that expensive foundation? Buy it. You need a weekend getaway? Go there. You need some time away from your work or business? Take that PTO. The time you put investing in yourself will only trickle down into your intentions and your success. Don’t feel bad needing and asking for help. Don’t feel bad having to turn down  the girls night out for some rest. Everything will be there when you get back from your personal break.

I hope that these three areas of your life and the tips I’ve shared have helped you grasp onto where you need to put your attention to. 2018 has just begun and you have all the time you need. Now let’s get this spring cleaning started! If you follow these tips and find that your energy is up, or mindset is getting better, reach out and let us know! We would love to hear your stories and how you’ve learned to operate at your best.

With love, #becausegirls

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The C.E.E.D.

There is definitely a science behind content creation. Whether you like to believe it or not, the human eye has a love for design. If your goal on social platforms is to inspire your audience and serve a purpose with your content, there is an art to learn. Whether you want to motivate others, share your story with others, have them relate to you, or create an impact – this concept is for you. Taking notes from the leader almighty himself, Gerard Adams, he has broken down the formula for social impact into 4 sectors: C.E.E.D.

C – Concepts

E – Experience

E – Execution

D – Distribution

Take for example, this play on words of “ceed” instead of, “seed”. If you want your online presence to flourish, this is the seed you need to plant and nurture. Growing an audience with your work takes time and patience. Just like growing a flower from scratch, it’s not always promising at first. You start with a pot and some dirt, some water and some sunlight, and wait patiently taking care of it every day in hopes that one day you’ll get a flower. Are you trying to grow your social presence? Let’s get into some details of the ingredients that you need to nurture every day in hopes that you will soon bloom into a beautiful expression of what you stand for.

C – Concepts

There are so many social platforms to utilize in order to get your message out there. The big question is, what do you post? Creating content can seem daunting, or maybe you already have the hang of it, but it is what draws your audience in. What sort of content do you like? Is it motivating? Beautiful scenery? Images or text? The opportunities are endless of what sort of imagery or text that you can design to relay your message. A strong underlying theme does however surface as to why you might follow certain businesses or people – usually this is their story. Whether you have a product, service, or experience to offer – your audience wants to have trust in you and be able to relate to you. When you can find a creative way to share your story, whether you are in the middle of your process or at the end, your story can be captivating to your audience and make them more loyal to you. Maybe you have had some hardships in your life and you can share how you’ve overcome those. What are some turning points in your business or mindset that made you make a change? Being able to show your story to your audience makes you vulnerable, but this is when you can begin to show what lessons you’ve learned and how others can learn from your own experience.

E – Experience

You have lived through your own experience, but how do you give that to your audience? What are you giving them to experience? What is their own experience while consuming your content? Creating an experience for your audience is the next important step. Everyone’s time is valuable and they want to spend their time in a meaningful way. Being able to create a valuable experience for your audience will only make them want to come back for more. This could be an awesome workout video, maybe an effective workbook, or a great networking event. Prior to publishing your content or creating something for your audience, Gerard (link to YouTube) asks you to answer these 4 questions as a #gutcheck to your purpose:

  1. Put yourself in your audience’s shoes. Will this help someone in some way?
  2. What’s in it for them? (Tip: your content is not for you, it is for your audience)
  3. What is the clear take away?
  4. What is the ultimate experience for them? How can they use what you learned and apply it to their life?

After you’ve shared your content, the next important step you can’t forget is to engage. Engagement will let your audience know that you are listening to them, that you’re thankful for their attention and their time. Comment back, DM back, maybe check out their profile and give them a few comments too. Humans want recognition for their work and feel good when it’s received. What goes around comes around. Remember to engage with your audience.

E – Execution

Take action. Actually delivering and taking action on your word is what will gain you credibility. Being consistent with your message and continuing to give your audience the content they crave will make sure your audience sticks around. Consistency is key and being sure to continue sharing your journey and your story is a must. Gerard (link to YouTube) suggests to master one platform. It can be hard to continuously post on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube – ohmygosh it gets to be too much. Focus on one platform and master it, then move to the next. Be sure whatever one you stick to, you keep your consistency and commit to it. A good tip that I feel everyone gets hung up on is: over analyzing what you post. Don’t over analyze!!! Just keep posting good, high-quality content every day. Share your why, be vulnerable, be personal – it’s about sharing your story and how others can learn from you and be more good because of you. Then, show them how to execute just like you. Make sure your message is crystal clear so they know your mission. Whatever you are doing to succeed, show your audience what they need to do too.

D – Distribution

As I said above, Gerard (link to IG) suggests to master one platform. To keep up with your audience you have got to consistently distribute your content. Consistently post, consistently comment, consistently share your story. Once you learn how to scale on one platform, the others can become easier to spread your audience to. It’s really hard to try and consistently post on five different platforms and hope one takes off. Your time is valuable just like who follows you. Focus on one platform (or two), and work to master that one and master your content you are sharing. A lot of platforms make it easy to share the content across all the others. Just be sure that the content you are sharing will vibe well across the platforms.

Get your great ideas out there with endless valuable content, share your story in a compelling way, build your online influence by showing your audience what they can learn from you, and cultivate powerful connections within your network. Don’t over analyze your content, get your message clear, and make your plan how to start building your legacy and your impact. Start growing that CEED!!!

If you’re looking for more motivated people to grow your network, check out BecauseGirls Facebook page, or visit SlayGirls.com if you want to get involved and share your story with us. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see our content for inspiration. Maybe we are trying to use too many platforms! But, we’ve begun to share our message across all platforms and sharing content to work to grow a community of business-minded girls and women working to improve and succeed in what they do.

#becausegirls

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Top Tips to Improve Your Personal Brand

Credits go to Marielle Legair for inspiring me to share what I found to be great advice to building your personal brand and why it’s so important for your success

In this new digital world there is more content being released every day than ever before. To put it into perspective, the world population is about 7.6 billion people. The internet counts 3.5 billion users are consistently active, where 3.03 billion of those people are active on social media platforms. Facebook now sees 8 billion average daily video views from 500 million users. There are 500 million Tweets sent each day – that’s about 6,000 Tweets every second. On Instagram, around 95 million photos are uploaded each day. There are more than 1 billion Pinterest Boards. More than 400 million Snapchat stories are created per day. On YouTube, 400 hours worth of video content is uploaded every minute. The amount of STUFF out there is absolutely insane! So what do you need to do? You cannot afford to blend in. You must do everything you can in order to stand out – and I’m here to help show you what you can start to do today.

Now is the time…

If you don’t own a business or big into social media, there are still benefits of growing your personal brand for your career. Over 3 million companies have created LinkedIn accounts and 10 million jobs are actively listed on LinkedIn. The career online-space is growing. Establishing yourself as an expert at your craft will improve your credibility. In turn, this creates potential to increase your chance of earning more and being classified as a valuable asset. This can make doors open for you much easier to find a better job or win more clients. No matter your status, if you are not building your reputation, most likely someone else will. Because the world is moving further and further into social media and the online space, if you are not using these platforms to your advantage, you have a higher risk of being passed by for someone else.

Network is Net Worth…

Whether you have a brand, company, blog, or vlog – having a unique brand identity is key to being rememberable. This becomes important once you start working to make connections. Do you have your own domain name? (aka website, so that people can easily find you) Do you have a professional and consistent aesthetic to your image, message, and content? These are parts of your personal brand that play a major role in being able to stand out within your niche market. Work to fine tune this area of your online presence. Most importantly, make sure you are creating and designing your personal brand to how it feels good to YOU. Fake intentions will eventually be exposed and won’t feel “real” to your audience. It sounds so easy, but I know how hard it can be to just be yourself! Social media can eat you up and spit you back out, but being authentic and true to yourself will take you much farther in the long run.

Don’t waste your looks…

Yes ladies, gather up that confidence and realize that you can use your pretty to your advantage. I’m not referring to using yourself to your advantage as a situation like Hooters or dressing scandalous. I’m talking about first impressions and making sure you appear put together. How you carry yourself is just as important as your online presence. We don’t have any Snapchat filters in real life – if you’re gonna talk the talk you better walk the walk. Take notice that a lot of successful people take care of their health, fitness, and style. There’s a reason why they spend so much money and time into their appearance; it’s extremely important to their ability to broadcast their brand and themselves to literally anything that comes their way. Take some time to get yourself a routine where you can get enough rest, eat well, exercise regularly, and mentally be ready every day. This will only further improve your energy to working towards being your best self.

Personal Brand Checklist

Excerpt from Personal Brand Bible for Ambitious Women by Marielle Legair
  • I am clear on what I want to be known for
  • I have created a powerful pitch to explain what I do
  • I have a professional website (or social media platform)
  • I have created a unique, professional brand identity
  • I network well and often
  • I eat a healthy breakfast and stay hydrated throughout the day
  • I move my body each day (cardio, yoga, or weight training, etc.)

 

Do you know what you need to work on? Take it step by step and ask your friends for help! Don’t know how to get a professional website? Contact me at info@becausegirls.com and I can walk you through our opportunity with WebMVMT to get you started! Want more info on personal branding? Pick up the book, Personal Brand Bible for Ambitious Women, in Amazon for only 10 bucks! Need help networking? Check out BecauseGirls Facebook page and connect with us! There are so many resources for you, you just have to get out there! Have fun building your personal brand!

#becausegirls

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Law of Attraction

Hop on this helicopter ASAP. Or better yet ladies, hop on this diamond cinderella carriage as soon as you can. Have you heard about this yet? The law of attraction, my friends. The law of attraction. This shit, is cool. This shit is something that is overlooked, underrated, and totally underestimated. Wake up. Toughen up. This world is not nice. Reality will not play nice with you. You must take control of your own destiny. It is absolutely possible. I’m getting kind of intense right now about this law of attraction thing because this shit is real. Believe it.

I’m going to walk through this topic in a way that is constructive for me in hopes that it is just as constructive for you. This concept is building off my last post about designing your life with vision boards. This concept is very similar, but is much more powerful if you actually put your intentions into actions. Let’s deep dive this and get into the details of the law of attraction:

Law of Attraction – the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, people can bring positive or negative experiences into their life

Put even more simply, the law of attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. This idea is physics, philosophical, and psychological. Being that I have an engineering background, my nerd side drifts towards whether the science is indeed factual. The law of attraction for a long time has been a topic of debate with arguments like: science can’t prove it, it’s not scientifically real, it’s pseudoscience (no scientific evidence). However, slowly as science has progressed, there have been small success studies piecing together some evidence that this theory is scientifically true.

I’m not going to get nitty gritty into the scientific side, I don’t want to bore you with that. But if you want me to get factually detailed, reach out in the comments and let me know! I’ve also linked a few articles if you want to browse on your own. Some people resonate better with the law of attraction when the theory is proven factual and scientifically true. Some of us however might not really need the facts, we just need to understand the power of the mental concept behind this. What I really want to talk about is how you can use the concept, how you can apply it and how to start using the law of attraction to your advantage.

The law of attraction is based on the concept that like attracts like. Things in our universe – objects, people, thoughts, feelings – tend to migrate towards one another if there is something that attracts the other to it. It’s a universal principle in quantum physics. What makes it hard to believe or understand, is that it seems kind of magical. How the hell can I start thinking about a mansion on the oceanside and then it becoming where I live in real life? This is where we have to dig deep with our relationship with our self and our relationship with the universe. Do you believe you can influence your thoughts and actions? Or do you think that the universe makes things happen to you?

The universal truth is, your thoughts do have an effect on your surroundings and events that happen around you. If you are able to come in tune with these relationships, it is then that you can begin to attract things into your life. If you are able to understand the content that you want to attract into your life and you understand the energy you need to expend to bring that content into your life, then we’re talkin’. There are lots of celebrities that have talked about how they feel they’ve successfully used the law of attraction and why they believe in it.

Make a choice of what you want, who you want to be and how you’re going to do it. The universe will get out of your way – Will Smith

  1. Make the Decision – I can’t help but think of Captain Jack Sparrow and his compass. Fun fact, I’m a huge Pirates of the Caribbean fan. Remember how he has to decide what he wants first, and then the compass will point him in the right direction? Remember what happened when he couldn’t decide what he wanted? Poor Jack didn’t know what direction to go and his compass was then broken. This is exactly like the law of attraction – you must know what you want before you know what way to go. As long as you have a clear mind and know exactly what you want, finding the direction of where to put your energy towards becomes a lot easier.
  2. Believe in Yourself – If you don’t wholeheartedly believe you deserve what you are seeking, the universe will know and will make it much harder to get what you want. Whatever deep-rooted doubts or fears you have, you must address those with love and forgiveness. Otherwise, those internal negative feelings will compete with the energy you should be releasing to what you desire. The love you have for yourself is very important and will help combat the obstacles that come your way.
  3. Practice Awareness – Throughout your journey, you will probably be approached with the opportunity to try new things. In order to get something you’ve never had you must be willing to try things you’ve never done. Instead of being afraid or having doubt in yourself trying something new, you can be thankful that you’ve been given the opportunity to do something you’ve never done and try your best. This is called gratitude. This mindful practice has been known to help adjust your mindset to make you more open to possibilities. Do not let this concept of how your thoughts attract your surroundings make you feel guilty or ashamed of events that have already happened. If your fears have already manifested negative events in your life, do not feel responsible for your failure. Work on your new awareness with your new thoughts and use gratitude to help accept what has already happened. Focus on where you are now, who you are now, and work with your current and most relevant self.
  4. Take Action – Nope. You can’t just think of things and they’ll happen. You must take action. Go out and start doing what you most desire to do. Take baby steps. Jack Sparrow had to go find his first crew in the bar to be able to sail his ship! He didn’t know a single crew member except for Mr. Gibbs, but he knew he needed a crew to sail to his next destination. Get out of your comfort zone, believe in yourself, and start taking action. Want to fit into a size 2 instead of a size 4? Go buy those jeans in a size 2. Act like you are going to achieve your intention and you are already well on your way to putting that positive energy into what you want. Taking action shouts loud and clear to the universe that you are ready for change.
  5. Persistence & Patience – There is no specific timeline for how long it will take you to manifest what you want in your life. If you feel stuck or impatient, you can revisit these steps along the way. Are you starting to doubt yourself? Return to Step 2. Do you not feel as connected with your direction? Return to Step 1. Are you losing your belief in this concept? Return to Step 3. Above all, the persistence and consistency of energy that you are able to maintain directed to what you want most, will inevitably yield you your result.

You can create your reality. With your energy you put forth, your intention you have within you, and the actions you perform – you can attract the things you want most. But let me be brutally honest, you better be ready to work. You better be ready to put the hours in. You must be focused, committed and dedicated to the one who’s running the show – YOU. You don’t have a coach telling you what to do, you won’t have anyone else making sure you work on your vision. This is purely and indefinitely your own endeavor. And I have absolute confidence in you that you can do it!!!

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You Can Design Your Life: Here’s How

The art of design can be applied in many aspects of our lives. We commonly hear about interior design or fashion design, but I’m going to talk about life design. There is something about thinking of an idea in your mind and then making it come to life. When we can imagine something and then create it, that makes us feel pretty darn good. The same way that you might design an outfit or your room, it all starts with a vision. Some people are familiar with the term, vision boarding. I’ve always been a fan of vision boards even before I knew that is what people called them. I just liked cutting images and phrases out of magazines in high school and making collages because I loved looking at all the beautiful outfits, nice purses, and inspiring words of women I looked up to. Nowadays making vision boards is the cool thing to do. There are a ton of different ways, but here’s some favorites of mine for you to try:

Old-Fashioned Cork Board

It doesn’t get better than having those ideas physically right in your hand. Get some magazines, print out some quotes, use a photo delivery service like FreePrints or Shutterfly for pretty cheap and good quality photos to make your vision collage even more boujee. Get creative one weekend and become so excited about designing your life or your future that this “project” becomes totally fun – it should be! It can be a work in progress too. Just getting the board up on your wall and a few quotes or pictures that you like is the perfect start. You can build upon it as your vision evolves and grows. Build it in a way that it’s your daily reminder of why you are working so hard at what you do. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy either. In college, I used to tear the pages out of magazines of all the fitness and fashion models and tape them on my wall until one day it was totally covered with pictures of these beautiful and in shape women. I loved it and served me every day pushing me to keep my goal in front and remind me why the result is worth the extra work. Here’s some examples of my home made ones, nothing glamourous!:

Pinterest

You know what’s so cool about Pinterest? Pinterest actually calls your collections “boards”. Make your vision “board” in your Pinterest app. It’s digital, but as we are in a digital world, Pinterest makes it really easy to add to your vision collection on the go. Even while you are surfing the web and find something you totally love that’s fits your vision – you can pin it to Pinterest and add it to your vision board. It’s a different style than like a cork board collage, but it’s still a way to collect images, phrases, and information in one place that you can reference for inspiration or motivation. Check out my vision board on Pinterest for some inspo if you need a kickstart. (Yes, I even call it my “vision” board)

Polyvore

Haven’t heard of this one before? Neither did I, until I met this amazing fashion and stylist blogger, and haven’t been more excited to make vision boards. Polyvore is actually a shopping and fashion app. It has libraries of designer products like shoes, bags, clothing, even furniture and interior decor. But it allows you to save the product images to a “collection” and you can make a collage, Polyvore calls it a “set”, of all the products you save to your collection. What is so cool is that most products you can find as PNGs and essentially you can make sets that look like those magazine collages we know so well from Cosmopolitan or Vogue of pieces of an outfit. Then, counter in the fact that you can upload your own images, you can use their editor as a super awesome tool to make mini vision boards (aka “sets”). It’s totally awesome, I absolutely love it. When I get some inspiration of what I want or what I am envisioning, I collect all the pieces the best I can and throw them into Polyvore. It’s digital, but being able to think of something and then bring it to life using this first step of manifestation, it feels SO good. It also gives you a tool to share your vision with other people! Sometimes it’s hard to explain what you’re envisioning or what your vibe is, and this is an awesome app to combine all of those and end up with a piece of work you can show people. Here’s an example of some of the sets I put together with this new “palm vibe” I have brewing for the spring season, you can also find my profile in-the-making here:

 

Take control and design your life. If you are not where you want to be, take action and find those physical affirmations of what you want it to be. Find those pictures of fashion that you love and then try them for yourself. Find those pictures of fitness models and workout plans and put them into action. Create collections of information you want to learn and start finding ways to gain that knowledge. I’ve said before how amazing it is that we have so much information at our fingertips, but it all comes down to how we actually use it and how we put it into action. Have fun with this! It feels SO good to have an idea and then create it. Or maybe you don’t have an idea! – start collecting things anyways, see what your collection starts to become, and I’m sure you’ll start to see a trend with your interests.

I’m always looking for new ways to create and bring ideas to life. If you have other ways that you like to manifest with, please comment below and I’ll give them a shot!

Or better yet, share your creations with us! You can tag @becausegirls_ on Instagram with hashtag, #becausegirlsblog and we’ll take a look or give you a shoutout on our page!

Get out there and start designing your life!

 

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Books for the Slay Girls

You might be underestimating the power of a good book. I’ve been looking for some jam-packed, worthwhile quick reads to get some useful information that isn’t easily found just by scanning Instagram and Twitter feeds. Sometimes it’s actually nice to have a tangible page in front of your face that you can touch, feel, markup with a highlighter, and keep by your nightstand for easy access when you need some insight. Reading a book doesn’t mean it has to be a long, boring, drawn-out process. I’ve found a few that I think are worth sharing and worth your time:

The Personal Brand Bible for Ambitious Women by Marielle Legair

  • Girls and women of all ages! Get your hands on this book ASAP. Personal branding is so important in this new age of social media and Marielle does a fabulous job giving the ultimate advice straight-up and to the point. Whether you are looking to become Instagram famous, get that promotion at your company, or land a new job – this is what you need. With checklists at the end of each chapter, it’s easy to perform a quality check of your status and what you need to work on. Watch my VLOG at the end of this post for a fun intro to why you should hop on her bandwagon!

Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba

  • Cara Alwill Leyba argues that girls are more powerful together. When we can connect and support one another, then that’s when real magic starts to happen. This book contains more theoretical tactics to motivate and inspire you rather than actual business tips – Cara is a life coach, after all. The stories throughout aim to show examples of when female entrepreneurs combine their powers to make things happen, all sides win in the end. Her feel good attitude and empowering mantras are contagious!

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel

  • This book IS for the nice girls! Surprisingly, there are natural biological women instincts that can potentially sabotage our careers without even realizing! Lois does a wonderful job breaking down each “mistake” into simple explanations WITH suggestions of how to fix it. I’d consider myself a nice girl, and some tips in here really hit home for me. With 101 quick tips, it’s easy to read a couple then reflect and put down the book until you’re ready for some more.

Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

  • Gary V – this guy is the man. If you didn’t read his first book, Crush It!, you might want to start there. I didn’t because who has time for that! But, this is Part 2 and walks through the same principles shared in his first book while giving case studies of people that actually took his advice and made it work. In a way, it makes his advice more legitimate and shows you how these people took what they needed, put it in action, and achieved success. Now you have no excuses.

Settle for More by Megyn Kelly

  • Although you may know Megyn as a NBC News anchor, her story offers impressive insight into her charismatic, courageous, and determined character. Taking the leap from her thriving legal job to follow her passion as a journalist gives a story into how perseverance and tough skin can be built upon through your journey. Her motto “Settle for More” grasps the concept of fighting for what you believe in and tells how she used this to keep up her progression. Reminding us we all can reach beyond our perceived limitations!

Bringing Out The Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis

  • This is an oldie but goodie. My father was the one who always referred me to this book when overcoming difficult people problems at work. If you are managing a team, growing your network, or looking to how to best serve those around you, this book gives 12 principles you need to embody.  Learn the skills that leaders have used for centuries to motivate their following and how you can gain satisfaction from being able to create an effective system when bringing out the best in people!

I hope you find that one of these books will suit what knowledge you are looking for! There is so much information at our finger tips, sometimes it is hard to sift through all the options and pick one that works for your learning style, your interest, and authors you can connect with. Start your library, or add to it, and begin learning from others. Remember – we are not in this alone! If you have other books that you love that I did not list, please comment below!

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Be Featured in the SlayTribe

Ladies, we have something NEW for YOU! BecauseGirls is looking for inspiring, motivated, ambitious, fun and outgoing females who would like to be featured in our premium editorial, the #SlayTribe. We would like to feature YOU and your story on your journey to success.

You don’t have to be making racks or have super nice cars, you don’t even have to be super established with your brand or business. We want your story of what you have achieved working towards your goals and what you have learned along the way.

Becoming a part of the #SlayTribe means that you’ll be joining a group of creative and aspiring females who are all still on their quest for success. Being a Slay Girl will give you exposure in a group of like-minded women who can help you along the way.

BecauseGirls has worked with women in various industries including: modeling, model-photography, makeup styling, model event planning, photoshoot planning, networking events, fashion, beauty, and even fitness. Our team also has experience in back-end necessities like social media, web-design, and support in personal branding. The #SlayTribe will be a platform for us to get to know the girls we work with and expose you in a collaboration atmosphere to create a community of creativity, support, and motivation.

Being featured in the BecauseGirls premium editorial, the #SlayTribe, is completely FREE – NO catch!

All you need to have is an inspiring story, knowledge you want to share, and a positive and outgoing vibe about what you are doing to succeed!

We also just made an even more exciting addition for you because of your willingness and support for BecauseGirls. You have the option to receive a FREE WEBSITE to help promote yourself or your business! We’ve been able to partner with WebMVMT & SimpleSiteBuilders to bring you the opportunity to grow your online presence.

Here’s what your interview and SlayTribe feature will include:

  1. Film your video interview with our very own #SlayTribe leader
    • We know how an “interview” can sound intimidating! Don’t worry, we share with you the types of questions we ask before hand so that you can prep your answers. This is supposed to be fun and show everyone how amazing you are!
  2. Film some examples of you and your business in action
    • Whether we are talking about your personal brand, your business, or hobbies you have – we’d love to catch you in action doing what you do best to show off your skills! This makes your video interview so much more interesting getting to see some snips of you doing what you love!
  3. Build you your free website
    • Have a website already and it needs a makeover? We can help! Don’t have a website yet? We have hundreds of themes and templates for you to choose from. Pick your domain name (.com) and we’ll take care of the first year of hosting your website. We’ll also help you design your site and could even help you design a logo! We want to help you take your brand, business, blog, or anything about you to the next level!
  4. Distribution of your edited video interview across all platforms with shoutouts to yours: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
  5. Written premium editorial #SlayTribe blog post featuring your interview on our BecauseGirls Blog
    • Not only will you have your own video for distribution, we’ll write up a summary of the interview and what you’re up to. This can be optional for you, but we love our blog and would love to feature you in writing as well!
  6. Instant access to the #SlayTribe closed Facebook Group
    • We have a SlayTribe Facebook group that is growing slowly, but will eventually be a collective and collaborative group of all the ladies and woman that we have featured in our #SlayTribe that you can seek out advice, brainstorm new ideas, find someone to plan events with, collab with – whatever you can think of!

This is all about having fun, exposing your talents, and getting out there! We invite you to be a Slay Girl and join our #SlayTribe! We want to expose your mission so other girls and women are inspired and motivated by your story. We want to help you grow your online presence with a website – something that no other girl gang has offered to their following before! Lastly, we want to create a community of amazing women who support each other so no girl or woman ever has to feel that their voice is not being heard.

Visit SlayGirls.com to send us your information!

Or send us an email directly to info@becausegirls.com

Let’s schedule your feature ASAP!

We can’t wait for you to join us!

 

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Why You Need a Morning Routine

Everyone has a morning. We all wake up after a nights rest about to start a new day. What does your morning routine look like? Do you have one? Why should we have a morning routine? For a lot of successful people, they claim that how they set up their morning can make or break their day. Just how I talked about thought processes and mindset in this previous blog, your morning routine can play a large part in how you make the most of your time. I think for all of us, we all want to have an awesome day – whether that is meeting up with good friends, having successful meetings at work, or just simply being happy with what the new day brings.

Have you ever experienced when something happens to you in the morning and the rest of the day is burdened by what happened? Maybe you spilled coffee on your outfit in the car before work, maybe you checked your phone right as you woke up and a client canceled last minute for an important event, or even just as simple as you forgot your lunch. Whatever has caused you distress in the morning can make an impact on your mood the rest of the day.

If we can start our morning in a way that sets us up for success, then we’re bound to be able to approach those obstacles in a way that won’t drag us down. If we set up our morning routine for success, this is feeding our confidence for the day ahead. Our confidence is a major key to our success. If you start your day wrong, you are bound to have less confidence. We must work to protect our confidence daily because it is key to having a productive day in whatever we are doing.

I’ve collected some habits that others use in their morning routine to set them up for success. Use these habits to help strengthen your confidence and without a doubt it will translate into the effort you are putting forth in what you want to achieve. You probably won’t use all of these, but take what speaks to you, implement into your morning, and see if your confidence, attitude, and outlook on your day improves:

  • Practice Gratitude: Being grateful is a powerful trait to have. It is a tangent of being humble. Gratitude allows you to set aside the ego, be thankful, and be grateful that you get to wake up today to work towards something
  • Put Your Phone on Airplane Mode: The night before, put your phone on airplane mode. We are constantly being bombarded with notifications. Those could be emails, text messages, or social media updates that should wait until you are ready to consume them. If something goes wrong or a post didn’t get as many likes as you wanted it to, your confidence is already taking a hit. You have already lost focus on yourself. If you wait until you’re ready to consume the content, you can already set up your mindset to be ready to take on those obstacles and your confidence for the day won’t be at risk
  • Set Up Your Focus: Wake up and think about what you want to kick ass at today!! What’s your intention for the day? What do you need to focus on to help you succeed? A lot of influencers believe what we focus on we become. What we focus on we can achieve. I can go into a whole other blog about this topic, which I eventually will, but think about where you need to point your focus to help you have a successful day and what will help contribute to your confidence. That could be focusing on the motivation to get to the gym, focusing on what your going to pitch to your boss today for a promotion – choose what you want to put your energy towards for the day that is going to feed your soul.
  • Get Moving: Not only do we need to feed our soul, we need to feed our body. I used to be a morning gym-goer but lately I’ve liked working out after work. Whatever works for you, moving the body is so important. Awhile ago during travel, I had a conversation with a lovely older lady. We were talking about exercise and she said, “Hun, don’t work out for your body but for your mind”. I think it’s good to understand that working out isn’t just to look good, it is a healthy way for your body to release good endorphins which in turn can really help out your confidence and self-esteem. Then of course eating a healthy balanced diet. I’ve started this crazy ACV drink that I sip on while doing my makeup and it’s actually pretty bomb. LOL
  • It’s Not What You Have to Do, but What You Get to Do: Here is a great example of a mindset shift. By thinking in the way where you have to go to work, you might feel brought down or upset with the fact. But thinking in the way where you get to go to work – bitch, you’re getting paid! Go make a difference today at work! No matter how small. Instead of you have to go to the gym, you get to go to the gym. Bitch, you have legs that can move! You can breathe normally! You ought to be thankful that you get to go to the gym and work on yourself. Same goes for anything else more complicated. Make that switch.

Time to rise and grind, baby. Set up your morning routine so that you start your day off with confidence. Set yourself up for success. Put intention into your morning routine and see how much your day improves and how much more you accomplish. Comment below what else you do for your routine that I didn’t cover here! I’d love to know. Let’s all go kick ass and have a successful day.

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Podcasts You Should Listen To

If you have not tapped into the knowledge contained in podcasts, I’d absolutely recommend dabbling in a few. Podcasts are essentially talk shows conducted by anyone who decides they want to share information with the world. I’ve taken advantage of road trips, airplane rides, and down days at work to really work through some content on some well known podcasts. If you’re a seasoned podcast listener, I may be preaching to the choir. But if you have not started listening to podcasts and want to, below is a list of podcasts I’ve enjoyed listening to. I’ll try and describe in summary the gist of their content. Some shows you might vibe with better than others. Find who you like to listen to and take the time to consume their intellect, reflect how you could use it to your advantage, and go out and implement.

Podcasts you should listen to

The MFCEO Project – Andy Frisella #100to0

Are you really ready to become the mother fuckin’ CEO? Andy is tough, real, practical, and an inspirational speaker. He’s not afraid to tell you right to your face why you are failing. I vibe well with his shows because I have that “real” sort of outlook on life. Some may be offended or might think he’s too critical – but I love that because life is never going to go easy on you. I enjoy most of his longer shows interviewing other distinguished individuals such as:

  • Insanity, Intensity, and Becoming a Peak Performer with Tim Grover – In case you don’t know who Tim Grover is, he was once legendary basketball player Michael Jordan’s life coach. This episode goes deep into competition, relating sports discipline to business discipline, and the intricate relationship you need to have between the balance of your team and your business.
  • Creativity, Conflict, and the Art of Making Millions with Randall Pich – Randall Pich is CEO of LVFT, a fitness lifestyle apparel brand that is killing it right now. He shares his story of growing up in a ghetto lifestyle and how everything in his life was an obstacle trying to deny him success.
  • Money, God, and Maxing Out with Ed Mylett – I’m usually not the “God” type, but Ed is an inspirational older gentleman that has embraced the changing social media platforms and adapting to how he can use it to his advantage. His multi-million dollar mindset is one of the highest paid influencers Andy has featured on his show.
  • Impact Over Income with Navy Seal J.P. Dinnell – I save this one for last because this has been one of my favorite episodes to listen to across all other podcasts. J.P. has a contagious enthusiasm for following through with what he loved to do – protect his country. This discussion reaches through all concepts of how much mindset comes into play and how Navy Seals are one of the most reputable sectors of the military. Absolutely inspiring.

The GaryVee Audio Experience – Gary Vaynerchuk

This podcast will relate to those of you more in the small business or start up atmosphere. Most of his episodes relate to building your empire, legacy, or whatever it is you are pursuing. He is another influencer that is extremely well known for his “cold hard truth” mentality and will challenge you to go beyond your limitations.

  • A Keynote: Freedom Fast Lane Live – Number 70 of his episode list, his keynotes are his public speaking opportunities with certain events around the globe. The topic for this conference was capitalism. He goes into why he invested into Twitter, discusses self-awareness, how to scale things that you are good at, and why it’s so important to invest into your own strengths.
  • Airplane Project Tracks 1-12 – This is an interesting compilation of 5-15 minute discussions, or rants, were Gary gets a little deeper with you on more real life concepts that are applicable to everyone. He isn’t just about business in this series, but more intuitive with your outlook on your life.

Style Your Mind – Cara Alwill Leyba

For all of my slay girls out there, Cara hosts a podcast built for just us. She is bubbly, lovely, and really gets to the point. I do have to say that sometimes I’m not ready for her amount of girly, but I know there are lots of girls out there that would like her style. Most of her episodes are under 20 minutes and deliver a quick pep talk on a certain hot topic she’s into. Cara worked for MTV until she realized she wanted to be a life coach and published her own book, Girl Code. I own it, read it, and loved it. If maybe you don’t like her episodes, I highly recommend the book.

YouTube channels you should watch

  • Leaders Create Leaders by Gerard Adams has completely transformed over the years into an impressive collection of inspirational stories. His guests are reputable business owners making MOVES in the business world. The way he’s developed his video content – the interviews are totally captivating.
  • Absolute Motivation has a massive library of influential people.
  • If you’re like me and love the #bossbabe movement, the CEO of BossBabe, Natalie Ellis, has created a new YouTube channel just recently that shares all her social media tips and tricks.
  • I will also put one more on here that is a littllllle out there – no joke, I found this chick while searching about moving to Maui and she has this energy is that pretty cool. If you want to get down with your hippie self, Larissa Joy shares a very real energy through the camera that some people will vibe with. It’s not for everyone, but like I said in the very beginning – you will find you vibe better with some influencers more than others.

OK, well that ends my list! These podcasts and YouTube channels have TONS of episodes and content for you to absorb. Don’t just listen to listen. Sit down with a notebook, write down what stands out to you, and try and replicate those actions or beliefs in your day-to-day life! See if this way of learning works for you. I know I’ve really enjoyed listening to these influencers speak. I hope that you can raise your intellect to where you feel accomplished with what you’ve done for the day. Sometimes we get down in the routine and feel kind of stagnant in the reality of 9 to 5’s. My advice is whenever you start feeling that way, throw on one of these episodes and I bet that you’re mood will change for the better.

Find the voice that can be a mentor for you and help you through what you’re working on. Besides the ones I listed, there are so many more to explore. Easy access to knowledge has not been more prevalent in any generation prior to ours. It’s time to start taking advantage of the privileges we have for the betterment of our future.

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