Category: Aspirations

Saturday thoughts: What I’ve learned from Kendrick Lamar’s “Element.”


As I stated in my birthday recap post, hubby and I went to the “Damn.” concert, which starred my one of my favorite artists, Kendrick Lamar. The song Element has been weighing heavy on my mind and here is what I’ve learned….
When pursuing your passion feels discouraging
“You know careers take off, you just gotta be patient”. Patience, is the major key. We get excited about the possibility of what could be but we either compare ourselves to others or lack confidence. We all do this, but when do the excuses stop? When does being scared of success stop? We have to CONTINUE. Even if you move slow with your passion just don’t stop. 
Don’t let them take you out your Element
The enemy is moving quickly and working hard to take us off track. This is when self-doubt happens and those “little voices” tell us that it won’t work. Even if you have a moment of doubt, don’t let many see that. They will feed off of it and let’s face it, people are always “watching”. So, don’t miss a beat! 

Keep going Friends, you got this!!
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Because you Can


Why want more? Because you can. The journey of life is very unpredictable and it can have moments of confusion. I say to you, Don’t be confused about wanting MORE. Whatever it may be for you, keep your goals and follow your dreams. Lastly, don’t let anyone or anything get in your way, just do it. 

Thanks for reading friends! Remember, you are Great!
Nicole Cherise ❤

Surprise Surprise

This weekend, I was suppose to be in Philly visiting friends but ended up at JFK airport on a flight to Tampa. 

My support system had been keeping a big secret from me for months until now. A great man named Donovan Smith plays for our favorite football team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I’m friends with his sister and he’s knows about my battle with MS and is a follower of my blog. He felt that I was an inspiration, so much that he flew my husband and myself to Tampa, handled all hotel accomadations, sent welcome videos from some of the players, gave us a tour of the Bucs training facility and field passes for today’s game!

I’m beyond honored and humbled. It’s good to know that I do inspire people. I don’t take this blessing for granted and I will continue to live with the purpose that God has instilled in me. Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

M.M: encouraging your loved ones to pursue their dreams, encourages you as well

Hi all! I hope you all had a good weekend. I want to Congratulate all the graduates! I’m so proud of the seniors graduating high school and higher education graduates. As many were giving congrats wishes to them, I paid attention to the people who made the decision to enter programs as well.

When your family and friends follow their dreams, it has an impact on you because you want to have that sense of pride that you accomplished your goals. That doesn’t have to mean attending college because college isn’t for all (academically and financially), but it’s taking the steps to do more with yourself. 
I tip my hat off to you all, I’m so happy! We are getting closer to our dreams and achieving our goals. Hold on and keep going!
Nicole Cherise 

Motivational Mondays: life’s truths

  
Hi friends! Hope you had a good weekend!

You see this quote above? It’s the truth and a fact of life. For some of us, things that we want can come easy and to others it seems like the struggle is unbearable. I say to you that anything worth having is worth the struggle, the blood, sweat and tears. Hang in there!! Keep going!!

Thanks for reading 😁

Nicole Cherise 

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Feel good Friday (late): How others can inspire you to be a Success!

Hi friends! I’m so sorry for the late post. Yesterday, I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to write about and it was busy with work and baby boy having a little cold. However, after a good conversation with hubby last night, it will prompt today’s post. 

As you all know I have very strong views on circle of friends and their effect in our lives. I am a person who loves to hear success stories and I’m genuinely proud of my friends when they are winning. I have the attitude that if one wins, we all win. One of my friends, Arianne, started her own business called DayCare Rescue, LLC and had her first major contract with a client. You can find out more here: Daycare Rescue, LLC                                    I’m so happy for her and it truly inspired me. 

Friends, we have so much potential and a lot of times it does take that extra push to achieve it. When you have successful friends, you will want to feel good about yourself and be a success as well. Think about a time in your life where someone in your inner circle accomplished something great and then not too long after, the same happened to you. Didn’t you feel good? Truth is, no one wants to be that loser friend, so the motivation is real lol. 

Take the time that’s needed to invest in yourself, your goals and dreams. Take that leap and don’t worry about the naysayers. Just remember your “why” and you will be fine! I hope you all follow your dreams and passions in life. I also want to wish you a great weekend!
Nicole Cherise

Motivational Mondays: sometimes you Do need a circle of cheerleaders

Hi friends! I hope you all had a good weekend. 
Today’s post is about needing a circle of cheerleaders. No, I’m not referring to athletic cheerleaders, career ones. They can be family, friends, colleagues or strangers such as a life coach. A lot of times we become too comfortable in our current situations and aren’t using our full potential to be a success. 
I suggest having that person or circle and you all can encourage each other. However, be very careful in your selection of these people. Make sure they want to see success for all, not just themselves. Also, pay attention to how they view your plans/goals because if they are being “Debbie Downers” that can be very discouraging. 
Do this friends and get to work! Lol. Do you have a circle? Mentor? Or life coach that is helping you head in the right direction? If so, please express the benefits of having that support. 
Thanks for reading. Please feel free to share with others.
Nicole Cherise