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I’m not your Superwoman.

I’m so inspired.

Last night, I attended a vision board party called Position to Win. (To get more information on this, email my friend here.) We, as women, got together, shared our struggles, our goals, and parts of our lives with each other.

One of the things mentioned was the idea of trying to do everything all by ourselves. A mindset that I’ve struggled with in the past but, to which I BOLDLY testified I no longer did. No longer do I don my Superwoman cape and bear all of the burdens that enter my space every day. No longer do I obligate myself when I’d rather go home, have a seat, and catch up on my T.V. shows. No longer do I feel guilty when I make myself a priority. But wait…

This morning, I woke up to a twinge of conviction. This feeling was all too familiar and I know now that my statement about not being Superwoman, was not COMPLETELY true.

Of course I don’t have a cool, sexy suit to put on when I’m saving the day. Nor can I just fly up into the outer edges of the atmosphere to conquer the day. (Wait…does Superwoman fly?) And yes, I was truthful about what I mentioned before but…

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I’m still trying to be Superwoman. I still try to do everything, meet every deadline, accomplish every goal. I didn’t recognize that this was the case because I’d learned to say “no” to people. I’d learned that I’m important, that I’m a priority.

What I didn’t see was that my businesses…that baby that I birthed four years ago and the one I was currently laboring to birth? Yes, them…Those two are super demanding and if I’m not careful, I will meet that super demand with a super effort. One that I don’t always have.

See, here’s the deal. We assume this role of “savior” because we either have trust (fear) issues or pride issues. In business, it’s that you don’t trust that someone else knows more than you or has a skill set that is better than yours OR, God forbid you just need help. I don’t know if I’m scared to delegate or if I just want to boast about the fact that I’m doing it alone but, either way, I’m taking this cape off. (Although this suit IS pretty sexy!)

Do you suffer from Superwoman or Superman complex? Do you find yourself trying to save everyone (or, in my case, everything?) Join me in making this a goal for this year: I will do what I can do and that will be enough.

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Yes! Let’s get it!

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Frida Kahlo Inspired Makeup Look with Video Tutorial 

Hey there!

I am super excited to be able to finally share this with you. I got this crazy idea to create a Frida Kahlo inspired look AND take a video of it AND have a photo shoot with my good friend, Rey Granger (business info found below).  Needless to say, it was a lot of work but, I was almost brought to tears when I saw the finished product!

Frida is one of my heros. She lived such an innovative and inspirational life. If you would like to learn more about her, check out the link here.

This post has quite a bit of information so, make sure you check it all out. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below or on the video. Enjoy!

Product List:

  • Wet & Wild Coverall Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me! #310
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer #240 Light/Neutral
  • Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Banana
  • BH Studio Pro Tinted HD Powder in Golden
  • Mac Eyeshadow in Expresso
  • Mac Eyeshadow in Vanilla
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Blackout
  • BH Cosmetics Contour & Blush 2 Palette
  • Markwins Artisan Color Baked Blush in Raspberry
  • Beautique Intense Jumbo Lip Crayon in Blackberry
  • Loreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara
  • Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Rosetto #107

Rey’s info:

Website, Email

Photgrapher: Rey Granger, Jelani Photography
Photgrapher: Rey Granger, Jelani Photography
Photographer: Rey Granger, Jelani Photography
Photographer: Rey Granger, Jelani Photography
Photographer: Rey Granger, Jelani Photography
Photographer: Rey Granger, Jelani Photography
Photographer: Rey Granger, Jelani Photography

365 Grateful: Day 76

So, today was a pretty typical day. I’m grateful that I was able to attend a free webinar that taught me a lot about owning my own business. It seriously was almost overwhelming with all of the great information that she shared. I’m glad that there are people who aren’t scared to share their knowledge with others. Thanks Renae!

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365 Grateful: Days 44-51

Yup…it’s been rough out here in these streets BUT, I am still here. I gotta be honest, I haven’t been grateful most of these days. I am, however, grateful for the following:

 
My lillies. They are finally blooming.

   

My art…for giving me something else to focus on.

  

My son…because he reminds me of what I’ve done right.

  

My business…for giving me purpose.

 
 My art room…because I’ve finally cleaned it and it’s my escape.