This one is for Sarah…

It’s crazy how meeting new people can really change your perspective about life and your problems. As I write this blog, I’m currently 30,000 miles in the air with good ol’ Southwest airlines. I’m returning from an amazing conference, charged up and excited about life. While waiting to board my return flight, I met a…

Think Ahead, Plan Ahead

Think Ahead, Plan Ahead Many moons ago, I sat as a sophomore in high school in my Driver’s Ed class. Now, not to toot my own horn (pun intended), but I was a BEAST at Driver’s Ed! You see, my big sister had been letting my roll in the driver’s seat of her Ford ZX2…

Take your mind off the stress of life

I don’t know about you, but it seems like there’s so much noise going around lately. Good, bad, or indifferent…it just seems like there’s a lot of stuff, doesn’t it? There are obligations, RSVP’s, work, graduations, goals, projects, side hustles, commitments, responsibilities…and the list goes on. I’ve been feeling it lately, too. So last week, I…

Omelette, anyone?

Can you believe 2018 is almost 50% complete? We’re already in the second quarter of the year, “sprummer” is upon us (because this weather is playing all types of games, I’m not sure if it’s Spring or Summer), and it’s May 6th…MAY 6th! Any who, I wanted to bring you a quick blog post after I read…

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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…

Let’s Change This Statistic

Let’s Change This Statistic Every once in a while, I’m compelled to give you a blog post that’s just short, sweet, and to the point. Today is one of those times. Here’s a statistic I read recently and was compelled to share: 92 Percent of People Don’t Achieve Their Goals. Let’s help grow that 8%. Whether…