Hey now! Happy Monday! It is a great day to be alive! I hope you had the time to read my last post where I shared with you a tool…
Hey hey heyyyy!
How are you doing on this lovely Monday?
I am doing well. Thank you for asking!
Today I wanted to share with you some powerful information that will support you and I, in reaching our goals in 2021!
I have a lot of goals that I wrote down that I want to cross of my list, however, my most challenging goal to stick to at the moment are my fitness goals.
I enjoy working out, however, it is hard for me to stay consistent.
Because I am more comfortable sitting on my tail watching Dish Nation lol.
I don’t want this to be my story in 2021 and beyond.
I was listening to this book titled, “The Coaching Habit” by Daniel Mate and I realized that the reason why I don’t work out consistently is because I haven’t made a habit out of it.
A habit is an subconscious pattern of behavior that is formed through repeating an action on a regular basis.
After listening a little more, I realized that our habits are synonymous with our comfort zones.
Did you know that there was a study that was done that stated at LEAST 45% of our waking behavior is based off our habits.
We all have positive habits and negative habits that help or prevent us from reaching certain goals.
I have identified my habits that keep me stuck in my comfort zone, as it pertains to my health goals for 2021 and I am doing something about it.
I know for sure that there are goals that you want to reach in your life and there are negative habits that are preventing your from reaching your goals.
My goal is to empower you today with a strategy that will support you in improving your habits to reach the goals you struggle with in 2021.
Lets get into it!(more…)
How are ya?
I am doing pretty well.
Today I wanted to share with you a process that you can add to your life, that if you engage in this practice just once a year, you will have a greater chance in reaching the goals you set for yourself.
That process is creating a vision board.
I have been engaging in the process intentionally for the last 3 years and I can say that I have reached most goals that I set for myself.
I really believe there is power in the vision board process and I want to share that power with you.
I have a vision board process that I engage in every year that sets me on a powerful path regarding my goals.
I know that you have a vision inside of you. I still have visions inside of me.
By engaging in this process, you will bring your vision into fruition at a faster rate.
Because you took time to think about what it is that you want. Thinking is the first step to manifesting!
Here is my no fail vision board manifesting process!
If you engage in this process, I guarantee you will begin to see changes in your life!
Let’s get into it(more…)
Hey hey hey!!
This week is incredibly special to me. Why? Ya girl is turning 32 on Saturday. Yes, 32! I know I know, 32 where right. I said the same thing, but it is happening, and I am getting ready!
Ever since I could remember, my birthday has always been a big deal. My momma made it special and I like to uphold the tradition. Normally, I celebrate all month long.
Not so much the last few years, however, I have begun to implement a new birthday ritual in my life. I have been doing this since my 2018.
A few years prior I heard about this activity called “vision boards”.
I went to an event where we had to complete one and I loved it! I loved the fact that process allows me to be as creative as I want.
When I thought about what I wanted to include in my bday ritual, creating a vision board had to be included.
Last year for my birthday, I decided to add my love for numerology in my vision boarding process.
Before I design my vision board, I go online and research the energy behind my age.
I then print out the key terms and phrases that make my heart warm and place them on my vision board.
It really levels up the vision board process and is a confidence booster as well.(more…)
How to deal with competition in your business
Hey hey hey!
How are you? I am doing pretty well, thanks for asking!
I want to have with my aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners out there.
It was sparked by a conversation I had last week with one of my clients.
She has been in business for a while. She has a committed clientele who values her work and she now is in a position where she is able to offer better quality to her customers, due to all the support she has been receiving!
As I am listening to her share her story, I am like, “Okay. What is the problem?”
She stated that she is now noticing that other people want to start their own business.
The same business that she has spent years developing.
Not only do they want to start their own business but, many people are coming to her for advice and she doesn’t feel comfortable sharing the information that she had to learn on her own.
Being as though she is from a small city, she does not know how to treat the competition when they come to her for advice on how to start their business.
Hearing her story made me think back and see if I ever had this feeling in me.
And yup. I sure did!
I remember when I first opened up my mobile food cart.
I was the only Black owned mobile food cart owner in the City of Wilmington.(more…)
Hey now! I am giving it another try, I am taking my butt to therapy……AGAIN! I tried going in 2019, however, it did not work out. I attended about 3-4…
I have been putting a lot of thought into this lately. I see a lot of people who portray that they are in business. However, what I find is that being in business is about more than having and selling a product or service.
Yes I said what I said.
Having a service that sells and or being able to sell any product are both great qualities and are crucial in business but it is not everything you need.
And if you have a product that sells but don’t have other parts of your business in order, you WILL fail.
In today’s article I am sharing with you , I have found to be key factors in having a successful service based business. I am speaking as a consumer and a business owner.
Lets get into it(more…)
Happy New Year!
I thought I would have said that sooner, but you would not believe what I experienced the first week of the New Year.
First, for the last 5 years on January 4, I take a moment of silence for my grandfather who I lost in 2015 due to pancreatic cancer.
This year I woke up on the 4th determined to have a great day and not mourn my grandfather but reflect on the good times.
I was having an amazing day until I got the phone call I will never forget.
Around 7pm that night.
I was awoken out my sleep and told that one of my favorite people had passed away.
It was so unreal because I was just on the phone with him less than 48 hours from the day he passed away.
Not only that, but he died the same day that his father, my grandfather, passed away.
Yea it was a lot to deal with.
This was the greatest lost that I had dealt with in my life!
When I talked to him on Saturday the 2nd day of January of this year, he was laughing, and he sounded healthy.
We had one of the best conversations ever.
It is so crazy because I was not going to answer the phone because I had just talked to him a couple days before, but he had called me twice in a row, and when someone calls me twice in a row, I believe its an emergency.
He did not want nothing he just wanted talk lol. That was my uncle!
I am going to miss my uncle!
Anyways, as I was going through this mourning period.
I recognized my community, virtual and reality, was grieving and mourning as well. A lot of people I know are dealing with their own loss.
Today I will share with you some tips that I am using that is helping me get over the pain. Hopefully, these tips can help you too!
Let’s get into it(more…)
So you want to start a business?
It sounds cliché but a well thought out “Why?” determines whether you will have a profitable business or not.
Let me explain what I mean.
I have found that there are 3 types of business people in this world
- Those who are motivated by their purpose
- Those who are motivated by money
- Those who are not motivated at all
If you fall under the category of the unmotivated.
You probably aren’t reading this post right now, so I won’t spend much time here.
But what I will say is, if you are around an unmotivated adult, you can’t change them, but you can expose them to certain situations and experiences, if they are open to them, great. If not, move on.
If you are motivated by money. That’s cool.
However, I have found that people who are only motivated by money will either(more…)
I don’t know about you but I hate debt.
It gives me anxiety.
I don’t like owing people.
I got my first credit card when I was 18.
My mom tried to warn me, but I didn’t listen.
At 18 I got every card I could think of and I maxed each one out.
I have paid that debt off since then, acquired more, and now I can say in the 2020, I was able to get all my credits down to less than $100 balance, during a pandemic.
In 2021, my goal is to maintain a low balance on my credit cards, while attacking my car payments. I also want to start attacking this school loan debt.
The golden rule is that you do not want your credit card to exceed 30% of the credit limit.
My goal is to definitely stay under that!
I was doing some research and I found that most people my age, 35 and under, have
- Student loan debt
- Credit Card debt
I know this was true in my life until I paid off my credit cards.
Today, I want to share what I did to pay off my credit card debt and leave you with some methods that can support you in paying off your debt as well.(more…)
It’s Sunday so you know what that means….
Tarot time, one of my favorite days of the week!
Last week, the cards spoke to the fact that I am elevating to a new plane.
I am a BOSS and I have to stay focused on my strategy and keep my feet to the ground to manifest my desires.
At the same time, I was also called to rest and relax, letting me know that its possible to do both. I do not have to over exert myself when it comes to reaching my goals.
The overall theme for this week calls for me to celebrate.(more…)
I started my own business in 2018. I always knew that I wanted to start my own business, for many reasons. In the beginning, I had many ideas but I…
Happy Master Your Money Monday!!!
One of the first things that you want to do when you decide that you are the master of your money is create a budget.
Budgeting simply put is a process that involves calculating how much money comes in and how much goes out. By knowing this, you will be able to make informed decisions about where your money goes.
Even if you are a billionaire, it is important to budget to plan for the unexpected and your future!
Creating a budget also protects against lifestyle inflation.
What is lifestyle inflation?
That thing that most people do when they start spending more because they got a raise or new job.
Budgeting is also a tool you can use when you are determined to get out of debt and are deciding to prioritize your long-term financial goals.
When we do NOT have a budget, our spending adds up without us even realizing it.
When we make budgeting a priority, it helps us to keep our spending in perspective and make it easier for us to stick with our financial plans!
Think about it, over a course of a month, a daily expense, like a sandwich eating out for lunch every day for $7 equals about $150 a month on fast food. That money could go toward your emergency fund, a retirement account, or paying down your debt.
Why do you struggle with budgeting?(more…)
Last week I had a conversation with my business coach.
I was letting her know about my business goals for 2021.
“Antinette, review your business plan.”
When she said that I realized I haven’t looked at my business plan in a while.
I also had a thought.
I have so many people in my life who have started their own business or want to start their own business.
I am thinking that this is a good opportunity to discuss the business plan and what it consists of.
If your goal is to be an entrepreneur it is important that you become very familiar with this document.
I encourage you to sure tune in on Thursdays to receive tips that will support you in developing your business plan and your business.
Let’s get into it.(more…)
As I reflect on my financial goals
Where I came from, where I am currently, where I want to go.
I can honestly say that I see a lot of growth.
I came a long way!
One of the major realizations that I have had is that managing and growing your finances is all about your mindset.
You really have to go from a mindset of poverty, lack, and instant gratification to a mindset of wealth, abundance, and patience, especially when you come from where I come from.
This journey is easier said than done.
Most people who are mentally living in a state of poverty are
- okay with it
- don’t even realize they living in it
Managing and growing your finances is also about ACTION!(more…)
I have been thinking about ways in which I can naturally show up in this space in 2021.
A few weeks ago I felt my anxiety begin to creep in. You know she always lurking around the corner lol.
I was stressed.
The vision that I have for my life does NOT include me stressing over creating content for you for weeks at a time.
So I been thinking,
“how can I show up and show out for you on a consistent basis that works for me and YOU?”
One thing I know for sure, I want to document my journey more.
I struggled with what that would look like in the past, but I am getting an idea of what that will look like in 2021.
Every week, I do a weekly Tarot spread on myself to support me in making decisions and staying focused on my personal success journey.
As a way to support me in documenting my personal journey, I am going to document some of my personal predictions, statements, affirmations and downloads I receive from my weekly readings.
I think it will be fun to see how the readings and predictions play out in my life.
Some people don’t believe in Tarot.
If Tarot isn’t for you. That’s fine. Come back tomorrow. I have some new content dropping then!
So let’s get into it.(more…)
Last week, I sat down and I got CLEAR.
I got clear on the vision and the mission that I have for my life.
I initially decided to discuss that topic because I wanted to support my tribe, you, in getting clear on your personal life’s mission and having a productive year and life.
A lot of people were coming to me saying that they were confused and didn’t know what direction they should go.
After completing the exercise for myself, I gained even more clarity on my purpose and how I want to spend my days in my old age.
If you have not completed the previous exercises, I encourage you to do so right away.
This week, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I want my 2021 to look like.
I asked myself,
“What am I going to do in 2021 to help me fulfill my mission?”
“What am I going to do in 2021 to get me closer to the life that envision for myself?”
Asking myself those questions helped me to put a lot of things in perspective.(more…)
For the last two days we have been sculpting the answers to the following questions:
- What is your mission for your life?
- What is your vision for your life?
Your response to those two questions will support you in living in your purpose!
If you have not read the last 2 articles, please do so, after you get done reading this post.
Let’s get into it.(more…)
As some of you may know, I am preparing for Year 4 of The Stand, my mobile food cart business.
It hasn’t been the easiest for years either.
Let me give you a quick recap.
Year 1: I spent all my tax money on my mobile food cart. I got fired 2 weeks later from my job and ended up making $10,000 in less than 90 days. I thought hit the jack pot. I made my money back and then some.
Year 2: I got a job to sustain me through the winter months. My plan was to work both. The Stand and run my program at the community center. That did not go according to plan. I went out a few times, but all my time and effort went to developing and running the program. The money was good, for the most part and I was content. I did not have to hustle as hard. I enjoyed that but I did miss The Stand and the community missed me.
Year 3: I quit my job. I loved it, but I felt very much so used (in the words of my little sister lol). After applying for the manager position and being told that I could not get it because they didn’t know what I was managing after I developed and ran the whole program for a year I was confused and I quit. I quit November 2019 and was planning to have my most lucrative year with The Stand yet, starting May 2020. However, March 2020 Corona hit. Crazy right? If I would have stayed at my job a little longer I would have been able to collect unemployment smh lol.
Anyway, my plans changed. My plan was to go out at least 5 times a day starting May. With Corona in the community I wasn’t comfortable going out every day. I needed more information.(more…)