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Have you ever heard of the term, “Gas me up?” According to Urban Dictionary, it was first penned by the modern day philosopher, Drake. Where it originated from is not important, but amongst my circle of friends, we use that term to compliment and overwhelmingly encourage one another. Now, I said overwhelmingly encourage for a reason. When we…

You Matter

There’s been a lot going on in the world lately and I wanted to say…. You matter and you are valued. We talk a lot about life lessons, beast mode, and getting things done. I believe that to be true. But, sometimes we just have and stop to remember the precious gift that life is….

Confetti or not, here we come

Who doesn’t love Confetti? This week’s blog post is going to be another short, yet impactful one! Do you remember that little book of quotes I told you about? Well, I pulled it out again today to find another good one: “I’ve decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I’m throwing a…

What’s Your Benchmark?

Can I trust you with a secret? Okay good. I figured, but I wanted to be sure: I don’t always feel inspired, motivated or encouraged. Some days I’m busy, tired, and just want to kick back and mind my business. I know, shocking right? “But Vannesia, you have a motivational blog…” Yeah I know. But…

Competition, Concession, Collaboration

Gather ’round, it’s story telling time! Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a movie called Hustle and Flow. Starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Anthony Anderson and others, it was the story of a brothel-keeper / street pharmacist who parlayed his entrepreneurial skills and knack for rap stylings into…