Category: Motivational Monday’s

Hard work now and play later.

Hi friends, Happy Motivational Monday!

Needs vs Wants… or can we say the necessities vs the Luxuries.

I remember in elementary school when we learned the difference. Needs were : shelter (place to live), food, clothes and transportation. The wants were an extension of the needs. Like I “wanted” an expensive car, I’d love to eat lobster as much as I wanted, top name brands for clothes and I wanted a mansion with a staff. Hmmm some of that still sounds the same in my adult life, don’t Judge me LOL

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There are things that I’m coming to terms with in regards to Needs vs Wants. My goals are to Own a Home, have financial comfort/freedom, leave a legacy for my child (and future children), have an organization to help people and to feel better as I battle MS. On the other end, I yearn to travel more. I want to visit more states, I want my family to see the beauty of our world. I know with hard work, all these things are possible but it takes time. The money it takes to do those things cost and I could save for it but what about the house? Or what about the student loan debt?

As a MS patient, I get nervous at times for the future. Meaning, I don’t know how strong my legs will be 10 years from now. Would I be crushed that I can’t travel the way that I want? Is there a chance that traveling may become a hassle? These can be considered extreme realities but as we all know, MS is unpredictable, therefore, it could happen. Due to those thoughts that run through my mind, I always have this attitude of “wanting to do, while I can”. I honestly can say that it is a struggle in my head. Like my DH said, “there isn’t anything wrong with having a bucket list but you still have to prepare for it”. This is the most realistic thing I’ve been told in a while.

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In five to ten years from now, I’d like to say that my family has traveled to Africa, gone on vacations more than six times in a year, however I would LOVE to say that we have our Home, we are almost done with Student loans, my children have a substantial amount of money in their accounts.

I don’t know what the future holds, or when the good Lord will call me home, but I rather know that I left my loved ones financially comfortable instead of debts to close out.

Friends, have you gone through this? Do you struggle with your needs and wants as well? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for reading and sharing!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Strolling into Monday like….

Good morning!

You have purpose. Own it.

Not everyone will understand or be supportive and that’s ok. What’s for you, Is For You. That means with the journey, you have to continue to push through for greatness.

Will it be easy? Nope. However, any journey or goal worth experiencing does not come fast and easy.

Have a Great Day Friends!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Motivational Mondays: You are your own competition.

Hi friends! Happy Monday to you!

I know from time to time we plan goals or start a vision board and we are excited for the journey! However, with life’s distractions, sometimes the journey never takes off. I believe the saying, “your biggest enemy is the person staring back at you in the mirror”. 

When we view ourselves, we are tough critics, we can be in denial, and we also lie to ourselves. These behaviors are what crashes the dreams and put a holt to achieving goals. Therefore, we have to choose to compete with ourselves. 

We have to set daily affirmations. We can place them in our journals, tape quotes in our personal corner,we can purchase wall decor that inspires us to thrive as well. 

That small voice or that continued recording that’s says “you can’t win” needs to become smaller and ultimately absent. When we are doing this, we are competing with our biggest opponent. 

Doing these tasks will Not be easy. However, nothing in life is. Keep your eye on the prize and you will prove to Yourself that you got what it takes!

Have a good day, thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Real recognize real 

When you start to create a plan for a business or new adventure, we often share this with our friends. Now, some people won’t always support you until you are “on” or are already have a buzz going and sometimes you shouldn’t always get upset about that. The truth is, they are human and feel that they will believe it when they see it. However, to try to believe in you being successful or giving motivation is one way to know your friend is really your friend. 

I often to say: “when one friend win, we all win”. Seeing a best friend accomplish a goal, motivates me to aim high as well. There is no room for jealousy or envy. They worked hard and it paid off! Real friends sometimes can see your talents before you and that’s something that you can’t take for granted. 

To my friends that support me and are waiting for me to take that leap of faith, I thank you and appreciate your love and support!

Motivate your Monday

Hi, great people! Thank you for stopping by! 

It’s President’s day and I’m off from work. Whenever I have time off, I tend to do a lot of thinking. I think about my goals in life, my family, my health and what steps I need to get there. 

What about you guys? Do you make goals for the week and find the time to execute them? Yes, we all get busy with Life but remember, your needs matter. We get wrapped into our families and jobs, but tend to forget ourselves. 

I encourage you to write down one of your goals. Share it with someone (that could be me 😊) and let them hold you accountable. Once you achieve it, I guarantee you will feel so proud of yourself.

Thanks for reading friends! Please feel free to follow me on my social media pages which are listed under “widgets”. 

Nicole Cherise ❤

Monday blues

Hi friends!

If you are like me, this is a question that is constantly being questioned. Over and over the wheels turn, so work gets done but then…. nothing. We get back into the same routine and get upset all over again.

Accountability. The only thing we have that makes the hard work stick to us like glue. 

Going forward from here, if I have short term goals I will give myself deadlines, speak out to loved ones and confess if it was done. 

Things will work out friends but we have to believe it.

Nicole Cherise ❤️

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I know it’s Ugly but I can still find beauty

Every day, we are given daily reminders of how cruel and ugly things of this world are. When I was a child, my parents shielded from some things and let me be a child. Now, with the advancement of our youth, it’s hard to NOT explain to them the cruelness that awaits them. I’m saddened that I have to express to my son that to some people he will be considered a menace, some may be jealous, friends will stab you in the back, employment will expect you to work extra hard against your counterparts, and I can go on. However, I can’t focus only on the ugliness. There IS beauty.

Beauty is in the eye of a baby, who is precious and pure. The laughter of children on a playground that gives so much joy to an adult heart. The genuine love and support from your loved ones. The butterfly feeling you get from your significant other. The feeling of inner peace when you pray or meditate in your calm place. That feeling of goodness after helping those who are less fortunate. 
The world isn’t perfect, especially the people living in it. We have to decide how we choose to live. Do we want to concentrate only on the ugly? Or could we make things less tainted and paint a better picture? Something to seriously think about, especially now.
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise❤️

Respect is needed

Happy Monday!

Something that weighs on my mind constantly is having respect. Many people have plenty of followers and fans, but how many can say that they are truly respected by all?
Respect is earned and it should be given back out, however, with so much negativity in the world, it seems as if that’s non existent. 
I challenge us all to believe differently. We are all human. Yes, we look different, worship and vote differently, but we are still loving creatures with feelings. We should respect each other like we expect to have it in return. If you want change, it has to start with ourselves first.
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise❤️

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