What does success mean to you?

We often talk out being rich and successful yet many of us haven’t scratched the surface to what that requires. I too, can admit that I want to be successful and do what my heart desires like many. The question becomes, “why aren’t you living your successful life like the next up and coming person?” The answer: Committment. I was listening to a video by Ms. Marshawn Evans of marshawnevans.com and she made perfect sense. 

Think about the things in life for you that are going great… More than likely it’s something we all are committed to doing. Now think about that one aspect of your life that isn’t how you expect it should be, it’s very possible that it may be something you are not committed to and fear is apart of that void. 

I have so many ideas and I know in my heart and soul what I’m meant to do but the fear of failing always creeps onto my shoulder. However, you know the difference between us and those who are entrepreneurs? Having the fear and then stepping out on faith. When you give it your all aka “Committment”, you are nervous of the outcome but you also realize you can never give up and that’s when you take that leap! 

We are all made for greatness and we will get there. What’s your passion? Or what would make you successful?

What have you done for you lately?

We do so much for others and are asked by others “what have you done for me lately?”  Well what about, ” what have you done for you lately?”  Have you treated yourself to anything? Have you done something that can benefit you?

If the answers are no, I highly suggest that you take the time to make time for you. Rather it be going to the salon/barber, reading a new book, trying out that new spin class or even investing in a business, you need to do it! Life is too short and the last thing you want to do is have resentment towards others or have regrets. 

Nicole Cherise

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5 reasons to put your marriage before your kids

A must read!!! I agree

Motherhood, uncensored.

She said WHAT? Yes, you heard correct. Spouse before children. I know, they’re adorable little creatures, and it’s been jammed in our heads from the time we found out we were pregnant, “it’s not about you anymore, it’s all about that baby!” Well, in a sense, this is true. Because I honestly don’t love waking up to a screaming baby at 3 am. But, someone has got to do it, right? Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t have boobs, so, that person, is me. YAY!

However, it is so important that between the softball practice, schoolwork, sibling rivalry and the like, to never put your marriage on the back burner. I’m guilty, I’ve been there. Waking up one day like, what the hell have we been doing? Sure, we love our children to the moon and back, and they’re cute as heck! But, we’ve learned to prioritize our marriage, before them. Now…

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My Faith and Support System…saved me

Many who know me, are aware that I battle Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  I was diagnosed at the age of 24, a few months before my 25th birthday. The journey hasn’t always been great however, if it wasn’t for my faith and support system, I don’t know how or where I would be. 

I made a choice that giving up wasn’t an option, especially when I have people who need me.  Regardless of how unpredictable MS may be, I know that God is with me as well. 

So, I’m constantly hearing “you don’t look sick” or “I would never know” and it’s because I continue to smile. I’ve adapted the ability to pretend in public that all is well even when it’s not. However, God, my husband, parents extended family and close friends have seen me at my worst. None of them turned their backs on me when I needed it the most, especially now that I’m a mother.  Words can never truly express how much they mean to me therefore I can’t give up. Giving up is NOT an option. Thank you God, thank you all, you saved me. 

To anyone who may be battling something rather it be health issues, mental health or just emotions, feel free to contact me.  Nicolecherise723@gmail.com

Nicole Cherise 

Has humility ever existed?

This is a thought that runs through my mind everyday. I feel people have harshness in their hearts and it’s nothing new. It’s so easy to be “bad” and have excuses for it. However, to do “the right thing” is a virtue. 

What have you done as a positive act of humility? Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Every act counts. I believe, if we become more selfless, view one another as another human being we can see that we aren’t that different from each other.

My thoughts, my dreamworld. 

Nicole Cherise 

Respect in a Marriage

imagesI’m 29 and will be 30 in July. From reading my blog you will know that I am happily married to my HS sweetheart and we have a beautiful son. Hubby and I have been together since 2000 and when we got married on 8/9/12 and it was the best day of my life. Many couples in my age range are either married or getting married and I’m very happy about that. I believe in marriage and if it were up to me, I would strongly urge couples to do so when they are ready.

Many couples have their own do’s and don’ts when it comes to what should or shouldn’t happen in their marriage. Therefore, what may work for one couple doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for another.
However, with that being said, all couples will agree that Respect in a marriage is needed.
When you are single (not married), you have freedoms and may feel that you don’t have to answer to your significant other, when you get married that changes. Your spouse becomes your equal and a reflection of you. No, I do not believe you should lose your identity just because you have tied the knot, but the happiness of your spouse should be a priority. The moment you place something or someone over your spouse, He or She will feel like they are on a back burner and in some cases possibly abandoned. Those actions will cause friction and resentment which could lead to the “D” word if you allow it to. It doesn’t matter how long you have been married rather it be 5 months or 25 years, when the respect is gone, so is the romance, partnership and last but not least the friendship.

For all newly engaged and married couples, I always give the one piece of advice “REMAIN BEST FRIENDS”. When you view your spouse as a best friend, you will do all you can to assure them that they are loved by you, you will aim to please them and their happiness ultimately makes YOU HAPPY. Respect, in order to get it, you have to give it. It’s a MUST in a MARRIAGE.

Nicole Cherise

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