I am an ordinary person, yet i have made the extraordinary decision that has led me to leading an extraordinary life.
At the young age of 13 I decided my life wasn’t going to be boring or what I considered ordinary so I did something most 13 year old girls weren’t doing at the time and started paying attention to what my mom was actually doing.
When we hear things like “Your kids are watching so be the example!” Guys, my mom lived and rocked that saying like a #boss !
As a young child, watching her belief and her faith to create a life, and a business for herself that allowed her to be home with us kids, help others, and provide a good living for us, was anything but extraordinary.
I didn’t see it at the time...yet, she paved the way and painted a picture of what going after your dreams and succeeding looks like.
Guys, our kids are watching us.
And what we show them will be the norm for them.
So when my daughter sees me working late into the night, and up early to work more, she will know what hard work looks like.
When she sees me working on my dreams, she will know how to work on hers.
When she sees me fall and get back up. She will know how to get back back up and up again, every time she falls.
When she knows I’m afraid and fearful to do something and I do it anyway, she too will know how to let faith win over fear and do the things that are hard.
When she sees me tired and not wanting to run, or workout, and I do it anyway. She too will do the things she doesn’t want to do because it’s important.
Let’s show our kids what FAITH over FEAR looks likes. 🙌🏼 In honor of #mothersday (early) THANK YOU @edelight for being such s great example. 🙏🏼💓 I love you. ❤️
How is it Thursday already? 🧐 We are shooting our first IG tv today and collaborating with some awesome products/platforms so pray for us that we are not super awkward lol 😆 Oh and this board was broken up into two so it could fit in an ice chest all the way down to Malibu for @jordanadamsking graduation 👩🏻🎓
Today's inspiration and meditation.
Words have power. " The tongue has the power of life and death ". Your words become your life. Let the Mountains of your life give you strength. ⛰️💪The Mountain is within you.
May your day be filled with endeavoring vs trying, opportunities vs trials, puzzles to solve vs cant's, adventures vs challenges.
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Mother and Child ⠀
The artist Amos Ferguson has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. Of the many trips with my mom to the Bahamas visiting Amos and/or collectors of his work, one trip stands out as it relates to the start of Larkin Lane. ⠀
I was at a point in my career as an interior designer where I had to decide, do I want to continue on this route? Or do I want to follow in my mom's footsteps and pursue my work with artisans? So, I tagged along with my mom on a business trip to Harbour Island to make up my mind. (Rough- I know). ⠀
While we were there, it was like I kept on being given signs. Not only were the collectors we worked with fascinating people, but I also got to see how the art that my mom had been promoting for years was finally being given the respect it was due. And to emphasize that exact point, while we were there, Bravo tv requested an interview by Skype with my mom to get her expertise on Haitian voodoo flags. (See pic.) Needless to say, seeing my mom's passion for her work and the way it fulfilled her in so many ways made my decision VERY easy! ⠀
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Being prepared for the day ahead is the secret of all successful people and the best way I know how to be prepared for the day ahead, is to get up early and invest the early hours of the morning on myself and my game plan for the day ahead!
The elite performers and the ultra successful wake up on their own terms and by the time most people get into the office they have already taken care of business.
You can't change the game or change your life if you're not waking up before your competition and getting the BIG things done before everyone else arrives at work.
Being prepared is your best weapon against procrastination, anxiety and feeling unmotivated. Knowing you are in charge and in control will allow you to feel more certain and certainty is the key to unlocking your highest levels of performance.
You know exactly what it feels like when you are unprepared and how easily things can get out of hand. So give yourself the time each morning to wake up a little earlier and warm up your mind, body and soul for the day ahead.
Once you understand the power you have to be calm, prepared and in absolute control of your being. You will understand the value of rising before the sun.
722 minutes ago
Last week our company @redelephantinc completed its Signature 3-day event.
My mind was blown by the people who showed up. Their commitment, their heart and their hunger to make a difference had me in awe. There was so much power in the room, I’m already missing the vibe of the Red Elephant Tribe.
On a personal note - this event was a huge victory. I have been somewhat public of my emotional struggles as I navigate my father and father in law’s illness’s. Some days it feels paralyzing to cope with. The thought of canceling the event had crossed my mind a few times. I wasn’t sure if I could deliver what I was promising.
I had a choice: I could retreat (and people would have understood) or I could go "all in." I'm really proud that I gave it my all...and, I delivered.
And now, I’m on a new level of being wife, mom, CEO. (I even did a 5K two days before the event). I am reinventing myself and I'm going all in.
If you attended, comment below and join in my celebration! If you didn't attend, thank you for being a part of my community and a part of my uplevel. I love you!
I love the movie “The Help”, and cried tears when reading this.
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GAIN MORE TIME BY BATCH CREATING CONTENT!
When I don’t batch create my social media posts, blog posts, emails, I unintentionally wait to be inspired to create something to share with you.
That method takes five times more time than when I:
1. sit down once a week or once a month
2. outline what message I want focus on
3. break that down into bite size lessons
4. choose a photo to go with my message
5. schedule it all out to post automatically
If you’re already doing something like this, are you also batch creating your photos to strengthen your brand?
Send me a message and I’ll help you create 3 months worth of photos in one day! You could be saving an entire month per year by batch creating your images!😲
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My daughter is an 80’s nut! And because she can’t seem to get enough I introduced her to the ole classic - because who doesn’t love Dirty Dancing?!
Now, whenever “Time of My Life” comes across our Bluetooth speaker she stops, looks at me and runs toward me as if I am somehow going to lift the 130 lbs that is charging forward. 😳 We fail every time!
Is there anyone out there who has successfully completed the lift? I know you’ve tried! 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Found at @luckyvintageandprettythings
Styled/Shot for @soldbytiffanybentley
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424 minutes ago
Remember: People’s opinions will never cut you a paycheck. Don’t live small or scared 😘❤️
Most of the Core team will be at a training seminar tomorrow, Friday April 26th, so we have to adjust our hours slightly.
Emily will be in the building from 10 am - 1 pm making up your shakes, teas, tea bombs, and aloe water. She loves it when guests take selfies with her and a good knock knock joke. 😂🤣😃 She is so going to slap us when she sees this!
There are going to be a ton of things thrown at you. Things that will happen to you. Thing's that are not your fault.
No, you may not be responsible but you are response-able. You get to choose how to respond to those things. 💯
A) Let them anger you, stop you and bring you down
B) Rise above it, learn from it and use it in some positive way.
Sometimes in the hustle of life, we forget to treasure the moments and be thankful. *
This morning was one of those mornings:
From a delayed breakfast (of children not liking the new granola cereal and milk combo), to a bubble bath explosion (let's just say the bathroom was covered in green and we could have had a suds party) to a pup that escaped chasing a new friend. *
Then, this happened. *
Shortly after P got dressed, she crawled into my bed with Elmo and asked me to join.
I hadn't showered yet and we were running late with 15 minutes before school bell. 'Let's breathe mama,' she said, as she reached for my hand. *
Pfeiffer has autism and when she gets excited she jumps, flaps and sometimes holds her breath. Or when she is frustrated she may yell through clenched teeth and hit her legs.
When she does this, I reach for her hands or touch her tummy and we breathe. As many times and for as long as we need to. *
As the suds bubbled, the granola sat, the shower waited, she sat with me sharing what we have worked on for years, as we took our moment, with love and comfort and we reset, together. #TheseAreTheMoments
115 minutes ago
💥The Business of Wellness💥
Tickets are on sale now for the second in our @theatacademy ‘Business of...’ series, and this month we’re chatting with some of the industry leaders in the health & wellness sector 🥑
Our panelists will be dishing the dirt on how to create a successful brand in the industry, as well as how to continue to innovate and go from strength to strength in the face of growing competition in the wellness space 🏆✌️ Not to be missed ➡️ Still a few early bird tickets left via link in bio☝️
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💜Exciting times. 💜Planning our next few meetings. 💜So much we have and want to share with you. 💜Next #meetup Tuesday 7th May #eynshamhall “Moments and Natter” 💜Look out for link to book in bio shortly. 💜Are you coming to join us? 💜look forward to seeing you 😃
Revolução de 25 de Abril/Revolução dos Cravos “25 de Abril
Esta é a madrugada que eu esperava
O dia inicial inteiro e limpo
Onde emergimos da noite e do silêncio
E livres habitamos a substância do tempo"
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, 1974