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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 ♥️

Motivational Monday: Waiting for your time to Shine

Good morning on this motivational Monday! I hope all had a wonderful weekend and will have a great week.

I truly believe that we can Win, and be successful. We do, though, reach our personal success at different times and in different ways. Some are born with resources while others have to network to get through the door. I believe that our circumstances build our character. While we are busy working towards our goals, waiting for it to come into fruition is hard. Friends, we control 2 things while we wait: 1) how we wait and 2) whom we become during the process.

How we wait is important because it’s truly the “make it or break it” for our ambitions. If we have negative thoughts because what we want didn’t happen yet, we can start to believe that it just might not and give up. Friends, we can’t do that. If it takes daily affirmations, vision boards, praying, support groups of like-minded individuals, please do it. The last thing you want is to have regrets because you were too impatient.

Who we become during the process is important as well. We can become that person who held tight to their dreams and worked hard for them to become a reality or a person who watches others make moves and remain in a fantasy world. This is a challenge because Life happens so it’s easy to strike out to curve balls. This does not make you less of a great person, but it does set the tone for your future.

Giving up is easy because the responsibility is off of our shoulders. However, being persistent and Not giving up is Courageous.

I hope this post finds you well, and can aid in the process of what you are trying to accomplish.

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 ♥️
  • Be Productive

    Happy Monday friends!

    For many, Monday symbolizes the start of the work week. We have to hustle and bustle to meet deadlines etc.. however, sometimes the Monday blues brings us into a slump. We may feel lazy and unaccomplished.

    I, too, get into a slump and often feel overwhelmed. I try to remind myself that I’m not perfect and if I at least try to complete something for the day, then I was productive.

    As a MS patient, getting out of the bed can be a challenging task. Some days I truly run out of spoons (spoon theory) because I don’t have the energy. Therefore, I try to keep a positive attitude and do the best that I can.

    That’s all we can do. Try to conquer a goal for the day. That can be smiling when someone gives a good morning greeting, take a walk for break, exercise, begin the starting steps to owning your business, and more! Whatever it is and what ever it takes, just try.

    I hope this helps someone. Remember, we are in this life journey together. There are others who feel just like you do. I’m here.

    Thanks for reading! ~Nicole Cherise♥️

    To overcome failure

    It happens. We didn’t make the goal or missed the opportunity. For some, this is where depression can set in, this is when we “settle” or become resentful towards others.

    We have to remember the late Aaliyah’s song “Try it Again”.

    We have our paths and have to learn to use the obstacles as motivation. Continue to be ambitious. This isn’t easy but we are in this together friends! Let’s work!

    Thanks so much for reading!

    Nicole Cherise ♥️

    The Process…

    Hi friends!

    Many of us have dreams and goals that we want to accomplish. I, too, have this desire, however, it seems that distractions and negativity can get in the way. As I wrote in my last blog entry, we have to change our cognitions. The way we think, how we view ourselves is a part of the process.

    Stay on Course!

    Everyone moves at their own pace. There are some of us who are more technology savvy, some are Natural Leaders, quick learners, are more visual and so on. We can’t tell the next person how quickly to meet goals, but we can encourage them to Stay on Course.

    Trust

    Trust the Process. It’s a journey that will require hard work, dedication, and Time. Once you see your goals come into fruition, it will all be worth it.

    Hold on Friends and continue to Rise to the challenge.

    Thanks for reading!

    Nicole Cherise ♥️

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    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 ♥️

    Believe

    I’m still Reflecting on myself (and taking personal time) but here is something to remember and consider. Even though you have been to hell and back, you are going to SOAR!

    Please don’t forget this. I’m going to say this affirmation daily until it’s a reality and I hope you all can do the same!

    Check you guys soon! Thanks for reading!

    Nicole Cherise ♥️

    Don’t stop now

    Hi Friends!

    This is day 10/365!!! I know many people have made New Year Resolutions and have broken them already. Don’t fret!!!

    Every day that we awake, is any opportunity to have a second chance. You have another chance to create a vision board, another chance to map out finances, another chance to set concrete realistic goals and another chance to be a BETTER YOU!

    Did you guys start working towards any of your goals? Did you make new resolutions? Let me know below! ❤️

    Thanks for reading!

    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 ❤️