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How to Start Traveling Today!

How to Start Traveling Today!

3 Ways to Travel Today!

When is the last time you took a vacation???

When is the last time you woke up somewhere other than your home?  I made it a mission to travel to a new town or state every month this year.  Vacations do not always have to be somewhere international.   I do love a good international trip.   However, I have been enjoying my short monthly weekend getaways.  I am very thankful to have found a career that allows me to work from home three consecutive days a week.  Because of this, I am able to travel and still get my work done!  You do not have to wait to travel.  Explore the world, no matter how far or short.  You do not need to compare your short trips to someone’s grand international trip.  “Comparison is the thief of joy.”   Best Joy QuotesYour small trips can be just as rewarding as the big getaways.

Here are 3 ways to start traveling today:

1. Start small

Start by visiting old friends, relatives, or acquaintances. You can pick a location that is a short driving distance from your home.  Remember those college friends who said you always have a place to stay?  Take them up on their offer!  You would be surprised how many people are more than willing to host you during a weekend stay.  I recently traveled to Los Angeles, California for a week. I met up with my best friend who lives on the West Coast. Her cousin allowed us to stay at her home.  She was the most amazing host!!  I had such a wonderful time in LA.  Be sure to give your host a nice thank you gift at the end. I sure hope she enjoyed the candle we left for her!

2. Plan ahead

With so many flight deals, you can snatch up a great deal on a flight. Remember that trip to LA I mentioned?  I found a round trip flight on Alaska Airlines for $197.  I live all the way on the East Coast! That was a steal!  I also find flights home on JetBlue for under $100 round-trip. You may have to stalk the varying airlines but there are deals out there!  Sign up for travel deal sites such as The Flight Deal.   If you are not stuck to a specific date, you can really catch a great deal while finding a reasonable or even free place to stay.

3. Think outside the box

Do not feel that you are obligated to go to every place that others have.  You do not have to compare your travels to your neighbors.  If you cannot afford an international trip just yet, continue to save.  It will happen in due time.   You may even save $100s of dollars by waiting for a deal.  In the mean time, visit those places like New Orleans, Delaware, Milwaukee, and much more.  I had an amazing time  in Kansas City, Missouri a few weeks ago.  Be open to an area and remember to call that friend who said you can always stay with them!

Happy Traveling!!!!

Monica

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I’m Terrified of Flying…. #motivation

I’m Terrified of Flying…. #motivation

Do It in Fear…

I have a confession.  I am secretly terrified of flying.  Not in a literal sense, but I am always a little uneasy during takeoff.  I close my eyes and hope to magically sleep through the entire flight.  Lately, it seems like I can rarely sleep on the plane!  Maybe I should consider Benadryl.  lol.  I have traveled a lot this year.  This past month, I had two round-trip flights.  I actually have another two round-trips scheduled next month!  I have been bit by the travel bug and have no intent to stop flying.  One of these past flights, I experienced quite a bit of turbulence.  It was not my normal turbulence.  It was the “is this plane going to drop out of the sky turbulence?”  Honestly, I rarely experience turbulence.  The truth is I know that planes are built to sustain turbulence and certain conditions.  Even if I have hesitations, I will continue to fly because I prefer a 2-hour flight over a 10-hour car drive.  It made me think:

Sometimes you have to do the very thing that scares you to get to the place you want to go…  

We are built to sustain the turbulence of life.  You are built for this and you are going to make it.  I do not know what you are going through, but I do know that life will throw curveballs at us.  There will be turbulence.  Sometimes it will be expected and sometimes it will be unannounced.  This recent turbulence, the pilot did not announce.  I love a good warning when life is about to throw a curveball.  However, it may not always work that way.  We must remember that even with the possibility of turbulence, we must do the very thing that scares us to get to the place we want to go.  Turbulence is only temporary.  The end-result, the destination is the reward.  Keep flying.  You’re going to soar.

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

*Pulls out imaginary Beyhive card*

Warning, this is a Beyonce related post.  Do not worry, I will not be reviewing her latest album.  I will not be covering the messages within each song.  I simply wanted to make a post on how she and countless other women continue to inspire women and young girls from all walks of life.  This weekend, Beyonce released a new visual album.  While we may be side-eying Jay-Z, let us stop and truly embrace the entire body of art Beyonce so graciously delivered.

I often wonder if Beyonce gets an extra hour or two in her day.  Where can I find 26 hours in a day?!?  

How did she manage to release an album, write the songs, and even record full out videos while releasing a new Ivy Park fitness line?!?  This woman is unstoppable!  We, you and I, can do the very same.  We may not want to be a singer or do the exact things Beyonce does, but I can tell her aim is to inspire women to stand up for themselves, expel the stereotypes, embrace your uniqueness, and make lemonade when life throws you lemons.  I am inspired.

Inspiration creates inspiration…

One thing I admire about Beyonce is her dedication to her craft.  Whatever your craft is, learn it, become an expert.  Everything will not happen overnight.  You are your own competition.  You are your motivation.  I am my motivation.  Others, known and unknown, continue to inspire me.  Obviously, I do not blog for a living (I would need to put up more posts! lol).  However, I make it an effort to perfect my crafts.  I am not perfect and never will claim to be.  However, I was able to move up quickly in the workforce due to studying my craft, even when I was not at work.  We may not have the Beyonce “funds,” but we do have the same 24 hours that Beyonce has.  I constantly remind myself that I have the same amount of hours as Oprah, Beyonce, etc.  I admire how she approached her latest adventure with TopShop.  She did not simply endorse a fitness line.  She created it and owns it 50/50.  I will make it a point this week to continue to take care of my mind, body, and soul.  I will continue to remove all self-imposed limitations.  What can you do more of this week to carry out those goals you set?  What can you do less of?  What can you start doing? How can we continue the line of inspiration?  How can we inspire the often forgotten?  Some may have never witnessed success directly. I would list my favorite songs but honestly I appreciated each song, from Freedom to Hold Up to Sorry.  Even if I could not completely relate, I appreciate the body of art.  Beyonce will not allow you to just sample singles.  She is truly one of the artists who will require you to listen to her entire album before just purchasing a single.  This is not common in today’s music world.  Beyonce is Beyonce.  However, I am Monica and you are you.  Let us admire but use it as a catalyst to accomplish our own goals through the good, bad, and indifferent.  Beyonce continues to show us vulnerability, even if everything is not directly from her life.  If you experienced a bad break-up, reclaim your power.  There is often growth in vulnerability.

Whatever that situation you are going through, use it as motivation, use it as a tool of growth.  Make lemonade…

What did you think of Beyonce’s latest visual album?  Did it inspire you in some way?  Let us make lemonade this week and forever…maybe even add some strawberries 🙂  When you are done, just continue to smile.  You did it 🙂  We did it… Until the next blog…. Monica Monica L. Taylor is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. Monica inspires individuals to get out of their own way and live the life they desire. If you are stuck or need help defining your vision your life, contact Monica for a complimentary coaching session.      

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5 Reasons Not to Compare Yourself to Others

5 Reasons Not to Compare Yourself to Others

Reasons Not to Compare Yourself to Others

Is it just me or is there a new social media platform every week?  I social-media-self-esteemlove the ability to glimpse into the lives of former friends and classmates without leaving the state.  However, there is often a side of social media that causes us to take what we have for granted.  When we constantly compare our lives to those on social media, we can lose focus.  I encourage myself, friends, and clients to step back and truly bask in their own path to success.  We often see the social media accounts of others and immediately begin comparing ourselves to their supposed “life.”  I know the feeling!  Sometimes we have to just hit that close button and truly bask in the greatness and path of our own life.  Define what success is to you, not to someone else.  Here are 5 reasons to not compare yourself to others on social media:

  1. It’s Not 100% Real->  When you find yourself critiquing yourself or overanalyzing your own progress, remember that you are only seeing a glimpse of his/her life.social-1206612_960_720  Honestly, social media is just an edited reel of our lives.  We have to be careful to not measure ourselves against the edited reel of a friend, acquaintance, or stranger.  Just like Instagram, people put filters on their status and their supposed success.  I am not saying that their success does not exist.  I am merely saying that people can be selective about what they put on social media.  Granted, some people have no filter (lol) but do not envy what you truly do not know even exists.  You are your competition.  You are wonderfully made.  Embrace your journey.  Embrace your path.
  2. You Never Know What It Takes to Maintain That Presence -> It is so easy to see the material things and begin comparing.  When you are in a constant stage of whining and complaining, you are only stunting your own growth.  You attract the energy you put out into the world.  You may not have a Range Rover like your acquaintance but your Honda Civic is running great and all paid for!  You may not have to work countless hours of overtime to afford your home.  Your route to success does not have to equate to your neighbor’s route to success.  There is room at the top for everyone.  That person you are envying may readily take your Honda Civic non-payment but cannot due to other external factors. Become so concerned about your own life that you do not even have time to constantly compare yourself to others.  Be authentically you.  Practice being genuinely happy for your counterparts.  However, remember to give yourself credit for your accomplishments. 
  3. You Do Not Know What It Took to Get “It”->   My brother and I use to have a saying- “They see your glory, but they don’t know your story.” You may see individuals who always seem to have great things going on.  They are traveling.  They have the best jobs.  You even wonder if they have a job (lol).  Do not think that they are not making sacrifices to achieve that level of success.  They put in the work. As Rick Ross said, you weren’t with them shooting in the gym! (lol)  Everyone does not want or even need to post their “struggle” or obstacles.  Frankly, you will not see me post on every nuances of life because I have friends who I choose to confide in.  I will not be socialfont-533232_1280 media’s entertainment.  Let’s go further, you may see the material things but that person may give it all up to spend one more day with their mother or father who tragically passed.  They would gladly return that life insurance money.  You may not want to go through what they had to go through to get that supposed success.  Embrace your own unique greatness.  Embrace your path.  You are special. You are worthy of your own success. 
  4. Social Media Followers Doesn’t Always Translate to Steady Income->  How many of us want to increase our followers?  Is it just me?  With the constant selling and promoting of teas and waist shapers, I think we all would love a check from social media.  I realize that not everyone is making consistent money on the “gram” and the “book.”  Likes do not always pay the bills.  Do not compare your offline success to someone’s edited online success.  “Numbers don’t lie.” Yes, this is true.  However, there are plenty people who are doing well outside of social media and will never post details of their success.   You do not need to compete with the Jones.  Embrace those who genuinely love and respect you for just being you.  If you are trying to grow your business, remain consistent.  Try not to get so caught up in other’s success that you forget to map out your own success.  There is plenty room on the success train.  
  5. CAUSE YOU ARE SIMPLY AMAZING!!-> I know it is easy to question if you are behind in the life game.  Please believe that you are wonderfully made and simply amazing.  It is okay to naturally desire the things we see flashed on social media (the wife, the husband, the white picket fence, the great job).  However, do not beat yourself up.  Use it as a tool of encouragement.  Most importantly, use it as a tool of showing gratitude.  Embrace your journey.  Encourage yourself.  You are amazing.  What is for you is truly for you.  No man or woman can take what God has for you.  You just have to put in the work…

Monica


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5 Books to Read Today!

5 Books to Read Today!

A few years ago, I made a New Year affirmation to read at least 5 motivational books a year.  I enjoy reading books of varying topics and interests.  You’ll never guess all of the books I have read over the last few years!  Here are 5 books that have impacted my life well after I had turned the last page:

1. Destiny– Written by T.D. Jakes, I still revisit this book from time to time.  This book is on the top of my list because it is one I read this year.  This book touched me so much that I’m actually giving one away!  Destiny truly inspired me to continue to walk in my purpose.  I could not even sum up this book in a few sentences.  It is simply life-changing and provides clarity in your journey towards defining your vision and walking in your purpose. “Steps create readiness.”  Sometimes we want to skip to the top floor, but it is those steps that grow us.  T.D. Jakes encourages readers to walk in their purpose and realize that the time will pass anyway if you choose not to chase after your dreams, your vision, your purpose…

2. Act Like a Success– Written by Steve Harvey, this is one book that had plenty jewels of inspiration.  Many may laugh at Steve Harvey on his failed attempts at marriage and his one-sized fits all approach to dating.  However, Act Like a Success shared a glimpse of his struggle and inspritational story to fame and wealth.  You cannot deny Steve’s ethics.  Act Like a Success reminds me of a TED talk I watched a few years ago that was about body language.  You have to fake it till you make it.  You have to put in the work.  I like to say you have to “faith” it until you make it.  Further, faith without works is dead.  To become a success, you must do successful things.  You must make choices and take chances even when you are not sure of the outcome.

3. Daring Greatly– Written by Brene Brown, this book taught me that it is perfectly okay to be vulnerable.  I recall a quote from Brene Brown on one of Oprah’s OWN specials: “Joy is the most vulnerable emotion we can experience.  If we cannot experience joy, we start dress rehearsing tragedy.” Sometimes things can seem like they are too good to be true.  We may anxiously wait for the rug to be pulled from underneath us.  We must be able to bask in the joyous moments.  It is in those moments we can build up courage and strength if an unfortunate situation presents itself.  Daring Greatly teaches you that  “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”

4. The Wealth Choice– Written by Dennis Kimbro, I actually gifted this book to my not-so-little-anymore brother.  In the book, Dennis shared the success secrets of black millionaires.  I enjoyed reading about the backstory of millionaires and their road to success. The Wealth Choice was a really good read and makes you realize that you have the same amount of time as some of your favorite celebrities and business men/women.  Being a millionaire may not be your goal, however, wealth is something that we can all strive towards.

5. The Professional Women’s Guide to Managing Men– Written by Anna Runyan, I read this book prior to entering into a managerial-related position. Yes, I know the title may be cliche but it was definitely an easy read that had a lasting impact on how I wanted to present myself as a manager.  Obviously, there is no one size fits all for managing the opposite sex, or same sex, for that matter.  However, it can definitely be a useful professional tool as you rise up the ranks as a business woman.  As a professional woman myself, I interact with employees of varying levels from entry level to CEOs.  I found this book useful and insightful. What are some of your favorite books?  Comment below.  Be sure to subscribe for notification of future blog posts.  

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3 Reasons You Should Love Monday!

3 Reasons You Should Love Monday!

Every Monday, I see the various memes and posts about it being Monday again.  Some are excited for the new week and some long for the weekend to rear its head again.  It is one of those love/hate relationships.  Here are 3 reasons you should begin to fall in love with Monday:

  1. It’s the start of a new week! – A new week is an opportunity to embark on something new or continue what you were doing great the week before.  If you dread Monday, you should begin seeking those things that truly make you happy.  Find ways to love what you do (during the week).  If you do not love your career, take steps to find a career you enjoy.  I know this is not an overnight fix, but you have to remain positive.  You are in control of your life.  There are plenty people who wish they could have seen another Monday.  It’s a new week.  Take advantage of the new week!  Make the previous week jealous!Continue Reading!
3 Ways to Deal with CHAOS

3 Ways to Deal with CHAOS

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”- Deepak Chopra

If you exist on any of the social media platforms, you know that March Madness has been the topic of tweets, posts, etc.  I must admit, I do not know much about March Madness.  I will not be sharing my bracket nor pretend that I know who is playing next.  However, just as the name states, there can be moments of “madness” in our lives.  The way life works, we are all guaranteed to have at least a few moments of madness, CHAOS, in our lives.  Here are three ways I learned to deal with those chaotic moments and maintain a positive outlook:

  • Take Responsibility– When life becomes chaotic, it is very important that we simply stop and breathe.  Take responsibility for the things you can control and find ways to not constantly stress about those things in which you cannot control.  For example, you cannot control how people treat you, however, you can control if you want to participate in them treating you in that manner.  It does not always have to a person. It could be a hectic schedule, unexpected changes in life, or any other life situation thrown your way.  Take control and develop a schedule that rewards you for the chaotic days.  In the madness, find a day, an hour, or even 30 minutes just to practice self-care.  I have days when I find myself really busy.  However, I schedule moments of “fun” or “rest” in the chaos. I have learned to embrace it as a time to learn something great.  A time to reflect. It can only make me stronger.  What is it trying to teach me?  Sit in quiet.  Sit in peace.  Think of ways you can take control of the situation.  What could you do more of?  What could you do less of?  If there is nothing more that you can do, just continue to fight for your inner peace. Turn on the music and dance!

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  – Vivian Greene

 

  •  Manage External Factors– Earlier today, I watched a periscope from the Money Maven, Patrice Washington.  She mentioned things that she wished she had told her younger self.  She told the group that it is not selfish to save yourself.  Too often, we allow external factors  and people to dictate chaos in our lives.  We stay in situations entirely too long.  We partake in conversations that do us more harm than good.  I had to learn to balance the “madness” in my life.  I made a commitment to myself to try to remain positive even when I just wanted to scream.  It can be hard saying no to something or someone. Continue Reading!
3 Ways to Handle Life Like a Boss!

3 Ways to Handle Life Like a Boss!

During a recent episode of the Steve Harvey show, a young woman asked Steve how to deal with rude comments she received on a YouTube video. People made rude comments about her looking like a heavier version of Taylor Swift. The young woman admitted that at one point she suffered from an eating disorder. Steve Harvey’s response made me reflect on my life. Steve spoke on how social media gives negative people a place to have a voice. He encouraged the young woman that those voices did not create her and it has nothing to do with her future blessings. He referenced the Miss Universe situation and how he was called every name other than his given name at birth. He dropped a nugget:

“Behind every adversity there is a lesson and a blessing…”

All adversity carries a lesson and a blessing. I am guilty of once allowing the words of others to influence my decisions. I am in a place now where I can truly find joy and peace in the midst of chaos. I posted a video on my YouTube channel encouraging those who may be going through something and not even their closest friends are aware. There is a lesson in whatever adversity you are facing. Here are three ways to kick adversity and maintain your peace of mind:

  • DO NOT GIVE POWER TO THE WORDS OF INSIGNIFICANT PEOPLE– There will be people who will do everything in their power to deter you from accomplishing your goals. Hurt people hurt people. It can be someone you love or even a relative who plants seeds of negativity in your mind. You cannot let those words take root in your life. Your own mother or father may have said you would never amount to anything. Your ex may have said you would not find anyone better than him or her because of whatever issue that you have. You may have shared an intimate detail with a friend only for him or her to use it against you in an argument. Do not give power to these words. You reclaim your power.

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#SLAY like Bey…Get in Formation!

#SLAY like Bey…Get in Formation!

Beyoncé dropped a new single on Saturday. I contemplated not going to sleep that night just in case she had intentions on dropping an album. I know we may have differences of opinion and reaction to the song. Personally, I loved the song. Just as I did on my YouTube channel, I wanted to take a moment to extract some of the positive themes and messages from the song. DISCLAIMER: The Red Lobster line was not the most inspiring, but I liked it. However, this is the only shine it will get from me in this article. I may have to go to Red Lobster today though. 🙂 So, let us SLLLLAAY:

  • “What happen at the New Orleans?”
    The opening scene of the video was powerful. Beyoncé brought attention to the unfortunate circumstances still affecting those who were displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina. There are many people who were not able to return to their homes. Over 10 years ago, on August 29, 2005, a Category 3 storm hit the area and brought sustained winds of 100-140 miles per hour, stretching some 400 miles across. The storm did so much damage. Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama were displaced from their homes. The unfortunate aftermath is people are still suffering today. Beyoncé reminds us to never forget. Often news is only newsworthy until the next story comes along, let us not forget those who were affected by tragedies and unfortunate events. Be their voice when the world has moved on to the next story.

#SLAY 

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Be a Nut! Be a Leader!

Be a Nut! Be a Leader!

“It is perfectly okay to be a lone nut! They will want to be a part of the trail mix one day!”

I bet you are wondering where I am going with this post. A YouTube video, shared in one of my Facebook groups, used a perfect “dance movement” to describe how a leader may start as a lone nut. The guy in the video had some crazy dance moves! Take a moment to look at the video embedded below and then read my three tips on being the best you! I actively remind myself of these tips and apply them in my own life. Sometimes you may be the only one who sees your vision. Sometimes it may seem like you are the only one who dreams of something different. You want to embark on a new journey. You may be the only one in your family that “gets it.” It will not always be that way. You also have to accept that some people may not ever “get it.” You may be the only one in your immediate vicinity that can see the possibility of that dream coming true. Get out there and start making steps toward your goals, your passions!

“The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire.” – Derek Sivers

Did you enjoy that video? So what did I gain from the video:

  1. Sometimes you have to start alone. As you can see in the video, the shirtless guy started alone. People gradually began to join in his crazy dance movement. It may not have even been a movement but the guy had passion! As you live out your passion, you will meet people who believe in you and share your vision. Take joy and appreciate those who believed in you when the passion was just an idea. Even if others do not quite get why you want to become a fashion designer, you keep working towards that goal. Yes, a fashion designer can come from a small town. Do not let your mind limit you! “They will want to be a part of the trail mix one day!” You never know who you are inspiring to follow in your footsteps while creating their own path.
  2. YOU HAVE TO START! We have all heard this phrase: Imperfect steps, Imperfect Actions. Let’s be honest, the shirtless guy may not have been the best dancer. There were probably better dancers in the crowd. However, he started. He did not sit by the sidelines and wish he would have just given it a try. The others who joined wanted to be a part of something great. You can perfect your craft as you live your passion. We are all a work in progress.

  3. EVERY LEADER WAS ONCE A FOLLOWER. It was all about him welcoming his first follower. Be human. That should be natural right? It is my opinion that people appreciate those who are transparent and honest with their path to success. When people did not immediately join him, the shirtless guy could have easily sat right back down. I am sure people were giving him some judging looks. Good leaders understand the concept of being a follower, a supporter. The head does us no good without the connecting parts, neck, arms, legs, etc. Find inspiration in someone who has accomplished the very thing you wish to accomplish. It is okay to be a lone nut if you are living your passion. People will catch on 🙂

“When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.” – Derek Sivers

I wonder who danced on the next song?!? I am sure it was a lone nut who just finished following the shirtless guy. 🙂