Monday, June 9, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars Movie Review: It’s Going To Make You Cry!

Don’t you love it when you experience something on accident and it ends up having so much meaning? Well this past Friday afternoon was just like that.  I went out to find a jacket to wear to my best friends birthday dinner that was happening the following night and decided to take in a movie.  I ended up going to see The Fault In Our Stars.  It was the next movie playing.

I didn’t know much about the story prior to going, didn’t even know there was a book.  But I learned that quickly from the girl sitting one seat down by her excitement throughout the movie.  I figured she couldn’t have been seeing it for the second time.  It’s opening day!  I wanted to look it up on my phone but clearly that’s a no-no!

Half way through I wished I’d read the book first, because I’m a firm believer that books are better.  And by then I was starting to get annoyed with the Girl One Seat Down who bounced in her seat when she knew a good part was coming, giving it all away.

Entertainment Weekly called The Fault In Our Stars "the greatest romance story of this decade.”  When I heard that in one of the commercials I was very skeptical.  I mean we’re not even mid-way through the decade.  But now that I’ve seen it I must agree.  It’s definitely unlike any other love story I’ve seen.

I wanted to tell you how it made me feel but that would be unfair.  You just have to experience it for yourself if you haven’t.

Needless to say, before I went home that afternoon, I stopped at a bookstore and bought the book (because books are…) and completed it in a day.  And for those of you that read the book but haven’t seen the movie yet, the movie stays true to the original story sans a few minor details.

In essence, it was a beautiful experience that I’m grateful for.

Friday, May 30, 2014

How To Change Your Life and Discover Your Purpose Through Instinct

For the past year and a half I have been trying to get better understanding on what I am meant to do.  Through prayer, meditation, writing and many other ways I have slowly gotten answers.  What I understand is that I’m meant to do many things not just one thing.

Everyone has an overall purpose in life, but some people have many passions that they can use to achieve that purpose.  See purpose and passion are two separate entities that work together.  You use your passion to achieve your purpose. So how do you find what your purpose is?

Discovering Your Life Purpose

Well, I can tell you what I have learned for sure.  The reason we are ALL put here is to serve in some way.  If your purpose doesn’t not involve helping other people then you might want to dig deeper.  Your overall purpose in life should be something that feels very natural to you.  There’s a strong yearning and desire to fulfill it.  And when you’re not living it, there is a strong yearning and desire to do something more, something different.  That yearning and desire is your instinct trying to guide where you should be.

I’ve been listening to Bishop T.D. Jakes new book, Instinct: The Power To Unleash Your Unborn Drive, and it has really been helping me to understand what my instincts has been trying to tell me the entire time.  The feeling of disconnect that results from living outside or divine purpose makes us what Bishop Jakes calls “a lightbulb without a lamp.  I believe that you’re instinct is God whispering within you.  It can’t steer you wrong.  It is fundamental in finding your direction. 

“Whatever you do with your life, it should honestly be the outflowing of who you are.  That way you don't have to work hard to manufacture it.  It’s best when it is organically and artistically an outpouring of your gift, your talent, your perspective.”

Defining Your Life Purpose

I’ve learned that the thing that I have a strong yearning and desire for is to encourage and inspire people feel good about themselves, not just on the outside but in who they are, and to live more fulfilled and happier lives.

Just writing that makes me feel motivated and energized!  I remind myself of this all the time so I don’t forget the overall goal.  

The question is how do you reach that goal once you have discovered it?

I consider myself a renaissance soul because I have many passions and talents and I can’t pick just one, and I use them all towards my overall purpose.  I love writing, drawing, and painting.  I love anything style, beauty and health related.  I love blogging and making videos.  And in the past few months I’ve discovered a newfound love for making memories with photographs.

Don’t dismiss anything when it comes to figuring out what you want to do.  Look at all the things you like and all the things you don’t like.  Your purpose could be hidden there too.  You want to know how to change your life? This is how you do it.  Find the definition of life for you.

If you’ve discovered your purpose, please share.  How did you discover it?

If you’re still on your journey to discover tell us some of the things you are passionate about.

Friday, May 9, 2014

My Thoughts| My Growth| My Grind

We all have been affected by the economy in one way or another (i.e. furlough, job loss, high gas prices and groceries) either directly or indirectly through friends and loved ones. This life occurrence is not the first and it will not be the last. My question to you is what are you prepared to do to diversify your income and prevent financial shortcomings? If you are tired of living and operating check-to-check and if you want something different in life, then you will have to do something different to obtain it. 

I feel the keys to success begins with whom you surround yourself with. I am blessed to have a circle comprised of successful business people and motivators who unselfishly encourage me to become better in all aspects of life. With this same guidance, I was able to continue in a powerful and successful business. In just a short time, I have been able to see the residual rewards of my work that I put in once. YES I still have my government career; YES I still own and operate my styling company, and now my passion is channeled towards my network marketing business #GlobalRevoltACN. With my mind set on student loan payments, homeownership and my mom’s retirement; my thought process regarding having additional income streams is wide open. Over the past year (Friday marks my 1 year anniversary!!!) I have helped family and friends save money while profiting. Nothing beats helping people become better people. 

There is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme. Anything you want in life, requires hard work and dedication. All of my followers and friends have watched me over the past 6 months as I completely changed my way of thinking #WatchaVioletBloom in order to come out of my shell, conquer my fears and go after what I  want whether it’s business or dropping 15 pounds (and counting) and living a healthier lifestyle. You all have supported and continued to support me for over 12 years in my business endeavors. Now it's time for me and my team to help those of you who want to help yourselves achieve your financial goals whether short or long term. 

If you are interested in speaking with me about seriously changing your life and your income inbox or email me at My team of partners is growing and with the guidance and tutelage to our disposal, we will all be successful. There are haters and naysayers everywhere who don't support growth and opportunity for different things and different reasons. A lot of those people are sitting right next to you. The greatest blessings come from doing something uncomfortable. I end by leaving you with this quote from Socrates: "The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing". I hope you take it upon yourselves to reach out and discover this opportunity as I did.