Move Dirt, Not Mountains

 

We are all looking for an overnight solution for a problem that has been evolving since humans have existed. We are looking for people to do it that simply aren’t going to. When is the last time a political meme solved any problems? How many of these “news stories” have any truth to them? When is the last time it started a debate full of hate that resolves absolutely nothing? Turn off your news. Get off your political views. You really think the government is scrolling through Facebook thinking, “hmmm I wonder how we can please these people? How can we make this better?” They have too much they are worried about and I can almost guarantee it has little to nothing to do with human life. Unless it will make them money.

So, instead of sharing one sided ideas that are just separating us more, how about sharing any good you see people doing? Good that you are doing? Did you tell someone that looked sad today that it’s going to be okay? Did you ask that friend that is struggling if they need to talk? Did you look at that homeless person and at least say hi like they are an actual human being? Know someone with a mental illness? Did you try to get them help? Know someone with depression, on the edge of breaking down? Did you show them love and let them know it can be okay?

A lot of rhetorical questions, but I think we get the point. And they all might seem like little things but we have to keep doing them until they outweigh the bad.  Start a domino effect, you might not even see your own results but they will be out there.

& if you still feel the need to get your political belief out there..because honestly, yes, there needs to be some changes in America..write your local government, set up a peaceful rally, go to local meetings and work your way up.

 

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Women Who Inspire (Take 3)

Check out queenconsultations! From building her business as a mother to helping out young women who need it most..

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What inspires you?

Innovation! Creativity. As a single mother and business owner I’ve discovered firsthand that necessity breeds invention. I was often forced to get innovative in my approach and execution because my resources, time, or energy were limited.  Being forced to create opportunities for myself and small business owners and organizations has definitely been my inspiration behind creating my consulting business and non profit.   Most of my clients have created products or services that fill a need they personally were affected by and in turn help a multitude of others.

 

I’ve faced a lot of struggles starting off. I was seriously learning as I went. There wasn’t a big budget I could pull from like my former corporate positions so it was important to think outside the box to make things happen.

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I had to trial and error a lot and the biggest lesson I’ve learned is to have a plan! I know it sounds obvious, but having a detailed plan of your expectations and execution plans is essential to building your business. As a single mother I literally have no time to waste, and balancing my son’s needs versus my business goals got daunting. So I plan out my day, week, and month to the hour. As it doesn’t always go as planned but it helps when it’s time to see where your time and money is going and re execute, re-evaluate, and gauge what’s working and what’s not.

 

My biggest accomplishment outside of my son is celebrating my anniversary of leaving Chick Fil A corporate and starting my own business. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made and no matter how difficult things get, doing what I absolutely love for amazing people has been a blessing and made it feel nothing like work. The other would be starting the Sisters Speak youth mentorship program that focuses on helping at risk teen girls facing homelessness or displacement find opportunities and resources they are typically not afforded. It brings me joy to help others and provide hope for people where I once was.

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This year my goal is to grow my business and travel to speak to young women about optimizing their opportunities and creating lanes for themselves where one exist. I am currently creating an ounce direct shopping platform for startups and new businesses and product developers to get in front of their large target audience and connect with investors they may not typically have access to. I also hope to begin expanding our programming to help more young women in other areas facing obstacles we can assist with.

 

I’m super excited about this year and looking forward to helping entrepreneurs grow their business development their products and create legacies.

 

Check out queenconsultations on Instagram: @queenconsultations

Goodness to Drip From My Veins

There is so much good in the world. Is this what is in the media or what people talk about the most? No. People can so easily thrive and run off of negativity.

But life is too short to live that way. I want to spread love when it is running thin. I want to find the good in others when it is hard. I want to find the good things when it could be so easy to find the bad. Is this an easy thing to always do? No, but practicing the mindset is beautiful and eye opening.

What is one thing (or more) that made you happy today?

Who else is with me?
Spread the word!

 

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Women Who Inspire (Take Two)

Ever felt like you just aren’t matching up to that girl that is getting  hundreds and hundreds of likes on Instagram? Ever looked to your friends and just felt like you aren’t where you want to be yet?

They have been through the tough part, just as you will. Check out this lady that is an inspiration to keep going!

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“The list of things that inspire me are endless! I think the biggest thing is probably nature because I’m constantly in awe at the shape of a cloud, a sunset or tiny insect.”

“Some struggles I have had to overcome in real life and in the business world is to not compare yourself to others. Social media can make things seem so competitive but if you stay focused on yourself and your goals nothing can stand in your way. Learn to appreciate your uniqueness.”

“My biggest accomplishment is earning my degree in graphic design and advertising. It was a lot of work and a lot of sleepless nights. I remember kissing my degree every night before bed for like a week after graduation.”

“I’ve set a lot of goals for myself this year but the main one is to gain more of a following on my Instagram account and continue to earn money doing what I love.”

Find Summer & Gold on Instagram at @summer_and_gold She has anything from pillows to coffee mugs!

Go show this lady and all our ladies that are featured some love!

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Don’t Wake Me

A love that is too good to be true. A love you never want to wake up from. It is possible to have this sort of love wide awake.

Don’t let if pass you by and don’t pinch yourself. By that I mean don’t create reasons in your head why it can’t work because it is too good. Soak it in. You deserve happiness and if it doesn’t work out, well you won’t know until it happens. So, don’t rush the pain or put it on yourself unnecessarily.

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Women Who Inspire (Take One)

Have you ever been lost in this world? I know I have. Did you find a way out, something that inspires you enough to want to get out of bed every day and love this life. Whether you have or you are still on your journey check out the story and work of an amazing woman who is going for her dream and wants to inspire others along the way..

Everyone meet Makenzie Peacock of Peacock Artistry

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So a lot of things inspire me. But it is mostly abstract artwork and nature outside. As well as my family inspires me to be the best I can be.

In the past few years I have dealt with lots. I have dealt with anxiety and depression and actually wanting to end my life. But my makeup artistry actually helped pull me out of that state and got me to a better place.

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My best accomplishment is graduating from makeup artistry school and giving birth to my beautiful baby.

A goal I have set is to be the best version of my self because I want to be able to inspire others to do what they love and I can’t do that if I am not the best version of myself.

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I am a makeup artist and I just love my art form.

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Check her out on Instagram: @peacock.artistry

Stay tuned for more inspirational women from around the world with different interests but they all want to inspire those around them!

Find more inspirational women on be a murwoman facebook page on Instagram at @beamurwoman (find on blogs home page) 🙂

More makeup work by @peacock.artistry

 

Home Is Whichever Heart You Are In

My heart is spread around the world.

Home is not furniture and kitchen supplies. It is not the walls that feel nothing when the nails pierce it. Home is where people are thinking of you. It is the hearts of those that are on your mind. Home can be a lot of different places and there is nothing quite like when your heart comes close enough to touch home.

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Your Dark is my Light

The dark, its lack of answers, gave her desire. It represented worlds that were not yet hers. She longed for them, all of them, until she reached all she thought she wanted. Once they were hers, once light broke in their sky, her fighting fists became palms, letting go of all the gaps between the stars that became the sun. Goodbye is what came in the morning, until the night she met a light that when exposed was still the biggest mystery she ever reached for, dark in the middle of her day. She found a heart, a desire, that could not be caged, could not be clinched between her fists. Didn’t have to be, for they flew side by side. They reached for each other, holding on and letting go, just so they could grasp a little more.

Photo cred, Instagram: @sturmideenkind

Mugs with quotes they could not be caged

They could not be caged for they flew side by side.

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Choose the Light

I found a challenge on a website to write positives and negatives on a subject. I went with their suggestion, the sun.

I will start with the negatives and end with the positives. I challenge you to think of something negative in your life right now, then make a list of ways it could be positive. Think of those things. Let your brain and your heart soak in those positive thoughts as you walk through your day, and as you drift to sleep. Feel free to share in the comments, would love to hear and chat!

 

I am blinded driving east in the AM and driving west as it sets. Its rays have impacted sin to the point of death. I am drenched in certain parts of this earth when it radiates too efficiently and I become a shade of red that becomes painful to the touch.

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It’s light is the reason I can see the colors of the trees, the reflection of its face lays peacefully upon our waters. I would not be able to run barefoot into the ocean without it rising. It would be difficult to see the color of his eyes as we swing in his hammock in the middle of the day, if that light did not exist. My energy would be drained if not for its vitamin that keeps me going. I would not be able to appreciate the moon each night if there were no day to differentiate the hours of my day and to help it shine.

 

Let’s hear some additions or your own personal negative with positives to think on.

 

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