Know who you are. Identify your vision. Make a vision board. Stay motivated. Make it happen! Vision boards are a great way to stay focused on your goals and stick to your plan. If you’re like me, you’re a very visual person. So keeping positive and evocative images in your face daily is a simple & great way to stay highly motivated in accomplishing those dreams consistently. Good luck!
I just wanted to mention how much I loved the New Edition TV Biopic on BET! Everyone did such a great job. Casting was good, story was good, music was amazing, and I learned a lot about the group & music during that time. I didn’t know New Edition had such a heavy impact on music. I fell in love with those kid actors!! I was thoroughly entertained and my favorite part was when the young members morphed into the older members seamlessly. That was some serious CGI! BET is really stepping it up. And I’m so happy the real members of the group and their original music producers were involved in the project. They really showed how a biopic should be done. Muah!
Final viewer numbers: 28.4 million!
Don’t judge me but I’m obsessed with Rihanna’s VMA 2016 performance of some of her most ratchet songs. She’s so edgy and unapologetic. Love her confidence too. We won’t talk about her struggle vocals cuz well, we know she aint the best. But I enjoy watching her keep it real lol.
Let them niggas know RiRi! Her dancers are on-pointe too!!
I just finished watching yesterday’s episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life on OWN channel. The episode is called “Lotto Drama” and follows the 2015 Powerball winner Marie Holmes (27) who was a mother of 4 working at Walmart prior to her big win. Iyanla tries to help Marie manage all the new found pressure from her family and cope with her new lifestyle. Iyanla quickly realizes that Marie is depressed and cannot come to face her reality head on. All of her personal issues and the mentality developed in her previous physical life in poverty are still showing up in her current millionaire life. Iyanla says she was not prepared for her new-found wealth because of a lack of guidance and understanding. Then, Iyanla sits down with Marie’s mother who says it was actually her numbers that won the lottery, but she gave her ticket to Marie as a sacrifice of love.
Here are some clips:
Watch the full episode here: http://vodlocker.lol/iyanla-fix-my-life-season-6-episode-7-s06e07/?video [Tip: Once you click this link, click the highest floating top right x button in the video to close out the flash message. You will get one pop-up. Close out that pop-up and click the same x on the video again to close out the flash message (repeat again if you get another pop-up.) If you don’t see a Flash message, don’t worry about it. Click Play.]
This story is a prime example as to why we need to continuously enrich our minds to prepare ourselves for a better life and stay on track in the process. Having money can improve your life, but it does not change your thinking. Watch the video below to enrich your mind, become wiser about money & wealth, and help prepare yourself for your financial blessings.
Wealth is a state of mind, not a piece of paper ($$$).
Are gold diggers, thots, and hoes winning these days? Are the days of strong morals, values, class, and modesty dwindling? One has to wonder. We are far from the modesty of the 50s & 60s now. We live in a day and age where more and more powerful men are wifing KNOWN hoes, ex-strippers, soft core porn stars, and all around materialistic women. Where have our values gone? What will our young girls be like when they grow up? Who will they try to emulate? These are tough questions.
As a woman, the question to ask yourself specifically is what do you want? Do you want a seemingly glamorous life with tons of expensive things, red bottoms, and designer clothes? Do you want a more low-key life with a beautiful family, a nice house, and a loving loyal husband? Are you not the marrying type, more of a career woman, who wants to travel a lot? You can create the life you want whether you know it or not. All the things you put your energy and thoughts towards eventually materialize in some way.
The woman who wants a rich and famous athlete or entertainer, many shopping sprees, and fame for herself is most likely going to subject herself to the thot/goldigger lifestyle in order to catch that man. She probably doesn’t want to have to work as hard for it so she will objectify herself to all-star weekend trips, late nights at Greystone Manor or LIV to catch a celebrity’s eye, and lots of hair, make-up, and thot couture to maintain that “bad bitch” image. The woman who is more real and wants a beautiful family and a blessed household is most likely going to dress more modestly, wear natural makeup, go to church, and have unconventional interests. That career woman is most likely loving her life, traveling, too busy to date, and doesn’t really care to get married. Three different types of women = three different types of life goals.
As far as the men, it all depends on what type of dude he is and what he’s looking for. The real alpha men know that a good woman is worth marrying, they know wifing a thot/golddigger is not wise and is basically suicide. It’s the immature beta males who look at thots & bad bitches and salivate & put them on a pedestal as a trophy. What does he want? He probably doesn’t even know! He probably just lives in the moment and doesn’t think that far ahead so anything goes. That’s where the smart hoe comes in and gets what she wants. She finds a vulnerable dumb athlete or rapper who she can control and the rest is ratchet history. Now, I’m not knocking however people want to live their lives. It’s really not my concern. But what I am concerned with is the future of us as a people. Twenty, forty, sixty years from now, will we have a productive society? Will our women be too concerned with lip kits, waist trainers, and skinny tea to teach the youth some skills? Will our men be too full of lust to hold down one household and lead them to a positive destiny? Inquiring minds want to know.
As a woman, I walk to the beat of my own drum. I intentionally go left when all the females are going right. I like to be original, not follow the trends all the time, I’m not afraid to tell somebody to fuck off if they’re trying to bullshit me, and I like to be classy. I think it’s fine to have fun but find a line of work you’re passionate about. Do something positive with your life. Get to know yourself. Because when you’re passionate about something and you fully embrace YOU, great things happen and people are attracted to that – especially men. You don’t have to be a thot, a goldigger, or a hoe to be successful. You can do it with your mind. All good looks, perfect skin, and nice hair is a bonus! You can be absolutely ravishing, sexy, and in control solely with your mind. Think about it.
Which woman are you?
Black Folk: I know this video is long but it’s worth every minute to watch. Know your history. Find, take back, and keep your righteous mind! #MentalLuxury