Monday, July 18, 2011

Being Inspired.


This post might be a little different than my normal VEGAS TOURIST post or anything to do with MAKE UP, but this is my blog.. IDGAF.

I get a lot of questions asking about self esteem. It genuinely breaks my heart to read these emails and comments. Here is one piece of advice. BE INSPIRED. You may now ask me "HOW!?" Well, there are several things that you can do..

Do you like to draw? Look at magazines? Talk on the phone? Paint? Read? Listen to music? Whatever the case may be, do it. DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. When a person is happy, they are more likely to accomplish and be inspired. Focus.

I am very "gung-ho" about this one. Negative, depressing people tend to bring you down. No I'm not talking about leaving your friends who are usually happy and then something dramatic happens to them and leaving them cold. Everyone goes thru something drastic and fall into a slump. Im talking about surrounding yourself with people who are driven, happy, artistic, confident and supportive. I can't tell you how important it is to be driven in life. Not every day is promised. Make it count. Being inspired on a daily basis is VERY IMPORTANT. If you are a positive person, you will be able to easily attract these types of people. Its the laws of attraction. Its like a major magnet. Put all the positive out into the universe and it will come back to you. For a second there I was kinda bummed and not as driven as I could be. I immediately called upon my friends that do well and started to get my mind right. It works, I promise.

Then there is someone who I recently let into my life. His name is Joel.( aka @inyafacemedia on twitter.) I won't go into too much detail on how me met, but his brother dates my exs sister. LOL.. Joel is such a bright soul. Always positive. Always thinking about new ideas and goals. Not to mention he makes me laugh. He's the type of person who is always coming up with new words... Changes the lyrical game.. Sometimes you're like "AHHAHA WHAT!?" I think I've seen Joel about 4 minutes in my life and that was in 1 initial meeting. LAST YEAR. I don't know what made us reconnect, but I'm glad that it did. Joel is very tech savvy with social media (owner of and has helped me and inspired me to look at my social media with a different perspective. A couple mornings a week I wake up to text messages from him (he lives in Florida) with some type of inspiration. Whether it be my daily stats, new ideas or even a phone call to ask me what I'm gonna grind out this week/day. Everyone needs a push. Just a little one to jump start your daily grind. (At least I do.) What makes this individual so special is that he does this to help me. I did not ask for it. Joel simply feeds off being supportive and being helpful. He is genuinely inspired by me and what I have done for myself with life and social media. From receiving that, I am driven to do better and even support him x10! Our friendship has gone from professional to straight up LEGIT. He is a major part in my support system.. Do you guys see how surrounding yourself with people like this BREEDS success? When you can vibe with someone who is driven, you validate yourself in the power to inspire someone else and possibly change their lives for the better. Be contagious.. Make a difference.

There are several people in my life that inspire me on a daily, I just wanted to mention Joel specifically. His mother recently passed away and although the times are tough for him, he is still driven and not sitting back and sulking. Most people would say "I'll try not to be" depressed, sulk or what have you. But this guy "does" and not "tries" I am very fortunate to have him in my life. Although Joel is very far away, we are on this same wave length of strive that just keeps going. It doesn't matter if your "Joel" is a girl, I just find that maybe a male/female combo works best. Point is, being inspired by another positive person.. Girls seem to be so competitive. NO!? (not all, cause I love all of you guys) I know that I always tend to gravitate towards a male friend. If you notice, I only have a few friends anyway... Today, find inspiration, and change the world. Start with you. Yourself. The one that matters most.

All words with no pictures.


A day without inspiration is like a day without sunshine.


  1. you always know what to say riss!!! ive had a rough couple of weeks. And things just don't seem to be getting any better. I know things get worse before they get better. This slump im in I hope to get out of it soon. I tend to fall into peoples trap and stay stuck. Ya NO!! I know its gonna take me awhile but I know I can do it!
    Love you mean it! xoxo

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  3. Sooo true!!! I'm so glad you posted this :)

    XOXO, CC

  4. Great post and I hope that a lot of people come across it and actually read the words that are written.. Have an amazing week!!

  5. "Be contagious.. Make a difference."
    I LOVE this!!
    Great inspirational post.