I'm excited to share with you a couple of the designs that will be showing up in The Hustle Shop! Each week you will see The Shop filled with inspirational, stylish and educational products and services. Which of these two is your favorite?
Whenever I hear "I have a dream", the first thing I think of is Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech and the impact that it had on the world. One person with a dream. With great courage. And conviction.
What are your dreams? Close your eyes and think about a world where people are living their dreams every day. Personal dreams. Dreams for our society. All of our neighbors living a life of what lies in our hearts. Okay so now, actually close your eyes and just think about it.
What are your dreams? Take a moment right now to really get a clear one in your mind. Are you taking the necessary steps to manifest that dream? Dreams are our dangling carrots. They are what propel us forward in life. When we let our dreams fade, we lose our childlike wonderment of the world. It can be easy in our fast paced society to become distracted from what's really important.....don't.
MLK, Ghandhi, Nelson Mandela....some of our greatest and most inspiring leaders devoted their lives to their dreams. If we could manifest in our own lives a fraction of that conviction we could move mountains. Or at least small hills. They fought for our peace and for our freedom. They fought with their lives and stayed true to their beliefs until their last breath. The best way we can show respect and give tribute, is when we live to our own greatest potential. We owe it to those that came before us and future generations to make our mark on the world whatever that mark may be. Be it within our family, our community or the world that surrounds us.
Think about this as you go about your days. How can we manifest our dreams? How can we inspire each other? How can we remain focused amidst daily distractions? These are a few questions that I am hoping we can answer together.
Dream the biggest dream
Your dreams grow wings and fly far
Way beyond the sun
If I can help you manifest your dreams, reach out to me today.
Even if you didn't watch the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, I have no doubt that most of the world saw Oprah's acceptance speech in their social media feeds. She blew minds and empowered women and girls in a span of about 9 minutes. So now what are you going to do with all of that inspiration? How can you apply Oprah type strategies to your own life so that Oprah's 9 minute impact on you is not lost?
You can start by being unapologetically yourself. Stop giving a damn about what anyone thinks about you. Be authentic and live and speak your truths. One of my biggest pet peeves is how women like to say that they want to empower other women, and yet do the complete opposite and tear each other down in the same breath. The only thing you are empowering when you do this is your ego and visible insecurities. So stop it. When I come to the table, what you see is what you get. I'm professional, I'm thorough and I'm a bad-ass that has no problem saying no. And I'm not sorry for any of it. When someone tells you no....go ahead and find your yes.
Break barriers and never stop fighting for what you believe in. Help people without seeking recognition for it. Give, without expecting something back in return. Fight for social justices, even if you are the only one holding a sign on the street corner. Everything we do makes a difference, even if we only impact our neighbor. That's still making change in the world.
Don't let a man, or anyone else for that matter, determine your self worth. Speak up and be heard. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself how awesome you are, because you are. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you are less than. It took one woman to say "me too" before women everywhere found the courage to do so. Let's support our fellow women and strive for a lot less me-too's. Shall we?
A new day is without a doubt, on the horizon.
If you'd like more support in channeling your inner Oprah and incorporating these strategies into your life, reach out to me about coaching sessions. Together we can transform your business and your life.
Happy 2018 Folks! We're so thrilled that we've officially launched and we can't wait to share what's to come! So who are we and what do we do? We are a consulting firm that specializes in small business, career, relationship and life coaching. We're also a lifestyle brand that seeks to educate, empower and inspire women and girls. In the coming weeks and months you will see The Hustle Shop growing with digital products along with wearable gear and functional home goods that motivate and inspire the entrepreneurial woman's mind and spirit. We consider it our own little success shop with a preppy flair.
We (India and Dawn) will have lots of events and workshops on the calendar for 2018, so check back often and make sure that you subscribe to our email list (we respect your privacy and promise to only email you awesome and useful tidbits) so that you never miss a beat.
In addition to changing the lives of our clients, we are always looking for ways to collaborate and support small business, so please never hesitate to reach out to us with ideas on how we might work together!
Happy New Year from Hustle & Thrive Company!