Category: Motivational Monday’s

Motivational Monday: You don’t have to quit your goals

Hi all! I hope all is well for you and your families during this holiday season. I know many are ready for the festivities but also looking forward to what the new year may bring.

I had a chat with one of my friends about Goals that we want to achieve but some way or the other, we have not achieved them yet. Now, for many this could be devastating or even leave a person in a dark place, but I’m here to say: CHILL OUT with those thoughts.

I know it sounds like a broken record or even like the voice of Charlie Brown’s teacher to many of you when someone says to chill out when you’re feeling down. Life is a journey and we are going to experience bumps and detours. However, if we Know where we want to travel to, nothing can stop us even if we make pit-stops.

Please don’t quit on your goals. As I say this to you, I’m also reminding myself of the same. You got this, I got this, WE got this. Let’s go!!!! 😊

Thanks for reading friends!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Don’t think you’re not experienced

Hi all! Happy Motivational Monday!

Something that weighs heavy on my heart is the term experience and what it means in our lives. We know the definition of experience means: practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct observation of or participation in events or in a particular activity.

We tend to read literature of how to do something, or how to be better at something, but yet we still can feel lost. We tend to think we are inadequate if we don’t use the big words like the scholars, or if someone is older, we feel more of a subordinate.

Listen, forget all of that! We DO have experience. Rather, it’s parenting, marriage, a religious calling, technology, etc.. If you have done it for a while, then you are worth being listened to.

As I write this message to you, I’m talking to myself as well. We are capable of so much, but let formal education or our youthfulness get in the way. Don’t settle yourself short, you are wiser than you think.

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Balance

One of the biggest lessons that I’m learning is that BALANCE is necessary. The Highs and Lows, the Sunshine and Thunderstorms, are Needed. I find that it keeps us grounded, we learn, we grow and it’s humbling.

Think of being back in High school. You might not have been the best English or Math student and no matter how much you studied, your test marks didn’t go above a “C”. However, one day you DID receive a high remark on a test. I don’t know about you, but I know that I felt like I was on cloud 9 when I finally scored a B or better! It was at that moment when we realize ok, this IS not my subject, but I will continue to give my all.

Don’t give in during the Lows and Thunderstorms of Life. It is NOT easy and requires a lot determination and strength, but you can do it. Clear your thoughts, have fun with some loved ones, write in your journal, and set affirmations. You got this!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Don’t get your panties in a bunch!

Happy Motivational Monday! Through this journey… this is One of the BIGGEST lessons that I’m learning. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I dont take criticism well, I don’t like the feeling of rejection and more.

I’m not proud of these traits but they are apart of me. What I’m beginning to understand is that i DON’T need to take the little things personally. Someone doesn’t like a post? Cool. Someone gave a critique that I didn’t want to hear? Cool.

What I needed to understand is that I can learn from all of those experiences. Guess what friends? So can you! If you’re like me, this is no simple task, however, You are more than what lies on the surface. You are NOT a failure. The BEST of your story hasn’t been told yet! Hold on dear friends, we are in this together!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Chose wisely

Happy Motivational Monday friends! As we all know in life we have to make choices. Some are easy while others can be very difficult. We have to learn to think thoroughly and critically. Usually inpatient and haste decisions can bring hardships later.

I can admit that MANY decisions I’ve made weren’t the best ones but I’m learning to accept it and figure out other alternatives. We also can grow from our past mistakes. There are no losers, simply developing WINNERS. Have a fantastic Monday!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Motivational Monday: Masterpiece

Reflecting….

Why try to be someone else when you are wonderfully made as yourself? We all may be similar in traits, but we are Not the same. From the hairs on our scalps to our fingerprints, we have our own significance.

We have to apply this to our thought process. Many of us are a product if our environment and believe that’s the only way to be. In my opinion that doesn’t have to be the final answer. Just as I mentioned in a previous post, we can create our Own success story. With the proper mindset, tools, and opportunity, anything is possible.

Therefore, Be the Masterpiece that you are. Seek to find your peace, your truth, your awareness, and inner love. You don’t have to be like anyone else, you have a choice, I urge for you to choose YOU.

Thanks for reading friends!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Doing for You!

Hi Friends! Happy Motivational Monday!

I know it’s been some time since I’ve blogged, but hey, I’m here 😊. Life, has been busy, and I also wasn’t feeling the best. I was battling a chest cold (which I hope is just about gone! 🤞🏾) and it just wiped me out. I hope if any of you might have caught the sniffles that you feel better as well.

This post today will be brief but my intent is for it to give substance. How often do you do for You? Many of us are spouses, parents, professionals, scholars in academia, volunteers for many causes and more. We are constantly on the go, we do so much for others and at times get caught in a whirlwind. This is great, however, do we find the time to schedule some “self” time?

I can admit, I get caught up with my family, friends, and work life that I don’t always make “Me Time”. I know it’s a selfless act, but in the long run, I see how it crashes down. I find myself worrying about unnecessary things in my life, all because I’m consumed in other factors instead of the “Me” factor.

If someone would have said to me 10 years ago that I needed to dedicate more “Me” time, I would have said “Isn’t that being selfish?“. Guess what? It’s ok to be “selfish” for your needs. It can and will make you happier in the meantime and down the road.

What are the things that you do for you? Have you found this to be beneficial? How would you recommend this to others? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thanks for reading friends! 😁

Nicole Cherise ♥️

The Basics.. Respect

Hi Friends! Happy NYE!!!!!

We are this close to saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019! I pray that you all have a safe evening and your new year kicks off to a good start.

Respect. We all chat about it and need to have it. Many have the philosophy that respect should be given while others believe that respect is earned. I believe it’s both.

As a fellow Human being I believe we should respect each other. Meaning, I should respect your space, family dynamics, culture, physical capabilities etc. Our society has gotten to a place where people can’t be themselves without someone being out of order. Many people have a target on their back just for “looking” different or being different from the marginal lines and it really sucks. So in order for you to respect me, I need to respect you as well.

On the contrary, I do believe respecting someone as an individual is to be Earned. How is this different from respecting a person as a human being? When we respect someone as a human being, that’s the outer surface. To respect someone as an individual, We have to find out about their inner surface such as their character and demeanor. Regardless of what position this person holds in our lives, it could be Family, Friends, coworkers, bosses, religious leaders and even political leaders. We view their actions, are they trustworthy? Honest? Compassionate? Or are they mean-spirited? Uncommitted? Liars? These are just few ways Respect is Earned or not Earned.

One of my hopes for the new year is that we can do better as a whole and of course individually. Let us plant these seeds for our youth so that they can be Better than Us.

Thank you for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Motivational Monday: Do you uplift your friends?

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend.

I chose this topic to chat about because self-love is a major key, but the people that are close to us have an impact on our lives as well. We spend quality time with our friends, many are a part of our support system, therefore uplifting should take place.

Personally, I can say that I have different circles of friends. The circles are from different chapters in my life and all of them have a Significant place in my heart. In fact, with all that has taken place in my life for the past 9 years, I would be in a dark depressive state without my support system.

We can uplift one another in various ways. For example, I have different chats with friends, social media groups, we verbally communicate our goals/life experiences, we are accountability partners and shows support for each other in our own way.

If your friend has a business or is starting a SM platform, a great way to support is obviously buying the product or to spread the news in any way that you can. No one has the right to tell anyone what to spend their money on or what to post on their SM but when we do share, it’s exciting because we are seeing the early stages of our friends winning. Your friend will appreciate any level of support that you offer because it’s confirmation that you believe in their cause.

I always believed that if One of my friends win, we all win. I also have faith that if God can provide for one, He will provide for me. The positive energy of a friend’s good news can spark a fire into our lives. It’s a deep impact that I believe many don’t always embrace due to jealousy and envy. We all have our turn, but in the meantime, we should uplift our friend(s) to keep going to get what’s needed to better themselves.

Shout out to my support system (which is my family, church family, and coworkers too) for uplifting me. Life is difficult at times and we are capable of taking the wrong turn here and there. However, with the love and support from you all, it’s Easy to not give up! I love you all ♥️

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Trust it- Motivational Monday

  • Hey friends,
  • Often, I find myself thinking about goals or how I “thought” life would be at this point. Do you do the same? How do you get yourself out of the funk if you haven’t achieved those personal goals? For myself, there are times when I would get upset, disappointed and angry. Now, I’m beginning to learn that things do fall in place, RIGHT. ON. TIME.
  • I have to keep my faith. Keep my eyes on the Prize. Trust God. Trust the Process.
  • Things will come to fruition.
  • Friends, please do the same. I know it’s not easy. I know if you don’t see it right then and there that you feel it’s impossible. Keep going, you got this!
  • Thank you for reading,
  • Nicole Cherise ♥️