The Best, Only The Best …

behind the scenes work has been evident on famed and beautiful celebrities the likes of Serena Williams, BET’s Deborah Lee, Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt, Artists like Neo and…

Life….only the best is good enough. Nordia of Ffaceit Beauty and Makeup, is my niece. She has always been fascinated with beauty. After high school she embarked on a career path climbing higher and higher. Her craft and behind the scenes work has been evident on famed and beautiful celebrities the likes of Serena Williams, BET’s Deborah Lee, Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt, Artists like Neo, Music videos, TV series, and more.

Her dream and Proclivity took her to Cherished heights, and she’s still climbing.

As we approach the New Year, What’s your dream? Take some time this week to identify at least 3 goals and plan the for Steps to achieve in 2018.

As a bonus, add a plan to improve your personal development next year. We are never too old to learn. So include reading which expands the mind across the globe.

Already made plans for your goal? Do share!

Cheers!

I Hear The Waves A-Calling…

Tis the Season. I hear the sounds of the waves A-Calling. It’s getting louder. Now shouting for some well needed time to relax. Time to rejuvenate. It’s time to listen to the waves. It’s Time for quiet, peace, and serenity. I hear Footsteps of the waves a-calling.

Do you hear it too?

Cheers.

No Doubt You Can Relate To This…

CNN Headline News revealed the list of the top 4 most annoying words from a study done.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.

Remember the saying sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me? Not true. Words do hurt, sometimes even more than physical pain.

CNN Headline News revealed the list of the top 4 most annoying words from a study done.

Top 4 Most Annoying Words

1. Whatever

2. Fake news

3. No offense

4. Literally

5. You know what I mean

When someone says ‘whatever‘ it means they are dismissing you or whatever you have said, and they can’t be bothered.

Whenever they say “no offense” it means they are about to offend you.

It’s often said “don’t take this literally”.  Chances are… it is literal (smile).

“You know what I mean”… most often we don’t know what they mean

So if you can Relate and  find yourself saying these words or some others, remember they hurt. Resolve to think before you speak (you know what I mean, right)? Hey no pun intended (smile).

Cheers!

Writers Share The Joy and Challenges of Writing…

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Oh the joy of publishing! But before, there are the challenges.  If you’re a writer, no doubt you can Relate. Here I share a few succint Compass tales that writers tell about their perspective of the joys and challenges associated with writing.

The Challenges of Writing

  1. Finding the Time and space to write with Peace and Quiet in tuned
  2. The laments of writers Block
  3. Deciding what to write
  4. The importance of Quality writing output
  5. The pain of rejection

The Joy of Writing

  1. Most enjoyable feeling when published. Words such as elated, satisfied, accomplished were voiced
  2. If a physical book published, a feeling of Bliss when the first printed copy is received and held
  3. The Achievement of set goals
  4. The ability to make a difference in the lives of others

Advice to New Writers

More to come but in the interim, read more on the 9 Steps to writing. Also write, just write . 

Let the New Year find you with a new resolve to write, just write.

Cheers!

Never Silent The Silence…

Never Silent the Silence. No… Never Do That.

Instead, Listen. It’s full of Answers.

Here are a few Quotes of Silence.  Indeed a time to think.  Reflect. Review. Choose one. Be inspired.

 

 

The Leader In You…

What do we do in a crisis? When things change within a minute….when there is little or no warning? That’s when Leaders jump in. They take control. Does it matter if they wear the leadership hat? No, it doesn’t. That’s when Quiet Leaders step up; they jump into action.

So what does being a leader have to do with you?

You may say, I am not a leader so this does not pertain to me. But reflect on your life. Are you a parent? Do you have responsibilities on the job? Do you play sports? Are you a sibling? Are you a part of an association, club, church, or more? If you reflect on these, you will find that all these call for some form of leadership skills. At its inner core, we are responsible for leading our own self.

Leadership Lessons

John Wooden’s memoir titled Lessons From a Legend revealed Wooden’s success as a person and as a coach. Lessons included:

  • The stance that sports do not build character but reveal it
  • Individuals must pay attention to details
  • Individuals should be careful of complacency by being quick, but not hurrying
  • Individuals should also act with integrity
  • Individuals should build a foundation for success.

Wooden’s Pyramid of Success indicated that at the top of the pyramid was competitive greatness. On the levels leading up to it were key milestones such as loyalty, friendship, and team spirit. Winning or losing is a byproduct of individual preparation.

So are you Waiting on the formal leader to show your potential? Please don’t. Arise from Underground. Step up you Quiet Ones. Strive, take the lead. It’s in your potential.

Are you waiting to take the lead on your career but afraid? Let’s Connect

Cheers!

Success is Not Final. Failure Is Not Fatal…

Life is not easy. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances …

Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the Courage to Continue that Counts – Winston Churchill

Why do so many go to the grave with their dreams? They ponder, wish, pine-away, and never get started. Some who do start, often pause, and come to an abrupt stop when the hardships come their way.

It’s not easy. So here I share some public responses to Brian Tracey ‘s question “If you could achieve any goal you’ve been working towards, what would it be?”

  • Becoming the second Turkish doctor with a Nobel Prize
  • Close soon on our farm acquisition
  • Develop my website
  • Become a well-known author
  • Be an investor
  • Start launching online courses on selling and strategies for customer attraction, retention, and growth
  • To be on the same stage with… (Brian Tracey)
  • General Manager of the best chain hotel in the world
  • Financial freedom. Working for myself
  • Painting on children’s murals around the world
  • Having a greater mind
  • Dream home
  • Being single
  • Become rich
  • The freedom to not worry about anything. No financial anxiety, no loneliness, no one who tells me what to do
  • Finishing my Masters
  • Becoming a Billionaire
  • Professional + Passion is my goal
  • A better paying job
  • Improve others lives and making a living from doing so
  • Famous singer/musician
  • Complete what I started

Viktor Frankl in his book “Man’s Search for Meaning” shared his Theory of success, which states that everything can be taken from a man but one thing – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances – to choose one’s own way. Life is not easy. Achieving our dreams prove difficult and often brings defeat, sadness, aches, and pain. But if you fail, be encouraged…it’s not the end of the world. Pick yourself up, and go try again.

For those reluctant to even start. Ask yourself this simple question…What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Think about it.  Now go do it.

Need help? Sign up for New Year, New You online workshop.

Cheers!

That Challenging Writer’s Block…

When the words won’t flow, we beat our head against the wall. Like a Gorged shadow, it defies. We mourn, cry, feel sad, down, and lack  motivation. True for most of us. Sally Hogshead has a 21 tips series that she shares. She recently shared a piece entitled 21 Juicy Ideas for Fascinating Content. Of the 21, I found 13 personally inspiring that I intend to Saintly put into action. Here I’ll share:

  1. Start with information, then add insight
  2. Go on a rant
  3. Ask a provocative question
  4. Write about something for the first time. She calls it give First Dibs
  5. Give an unexpected gift
  6. Critique your own brand (or yourself)
  7. Educate people about a potential problem
  8. Ask for opinions
  9. Give a behind-the scenes glimpse (i.e. show us a new side of yourself so we understand who you are)
  10. Find the Good (spotlight customers, employees or the competition…yikes!)
  11. Identify our secret hopes (share that you understand what we aspire to become)
  12. Describe anything that fascinates you (share why)
  13. Dare us (your challenge us to take one step outside your comfort zone)

I find these content creation tips a thrill, and will try to follow those I have selected in creating my own content in the next few weeks. What about you? Anything sparks your interest?

Do share.

Lets connect!