I turned 30 in April. I also haven’t blogged since April and it made me wonder…did I leave my passion for blogging in the last decade? It’s safe to say that I haven’t but, it’s also safe to say that in this decade, I’m not forcing anything thus if I feel like writing – I shall and if I don’t – I won’t. I wish … Continue reading This is 30!
If you follow me on Instagram @ MissIkonic, you more than likely follow me for fitness motivation and tips or because you think I’m easy on the eyes. Either one is fine with me. Anywho, recently I started posting more transformation videos and photos because when you are naturally smaller framed people assume that you were always “in shape”. However, that’s simply not true but … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why You Aren’t Seeing Results from the Gym
Do you know who I’m competing with? I’m competing with the last version of myself that I deemed was the best – can I outdo her? That’s all that matters, yet some of you are competing with fiction. You desire the lives of others that you see online. You want their wealth, their cars, their homes, their relationships, their careers, their physique etc. Truth is, … Continue reading Competing With Fiction
It can be exhausting, waiting on other people to rise to an occasion or standard, that you’ve set but that they have no intention of rising to. It can be exhausting, when you put yourself in a productivity binge – I must be productive, I must be doing something, did I do enough today, am I lazy, what would Diddy do etc.? It can be … Continue reading Are you exhausted?
One more time for those in the back. You can’t change people. People change, when and if they want to. They won’t change for you or your kids or your relationship or because you keep whining about it. None of that really matters. That said, do I believe that people have influence over others – yes, I do, but I don’t believe that people change … Continue reading You Can’t Change People
Read that again. Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. Yikes! It kind of stung a little bit, didn’t it? It stung me when I read it. Currently, I am reading one of the few books that I actually think might change my life or at least my perspective on it anyways. Have you ever heard of the book The 4-Hour Work Week? Probably, but … Continue reading “Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.” Tim Ferriss
Are you a good listener? I, in the past, typically listened to respond but very rarely was I truly taking in what was being stated to me, especially if it was any form of criticism. Most of us, are more than likely guilty of doing the same, I’m just willing to admit it. So, I’ll ask you again, “Are you a good listener?” If you’re … Continue reading Listen More, Talk Less!
My mommy got a new iPhone and she started using some of the new features. Yesterday she sent me a voice message that was imbued with gratitude and compliments of my inner work amid detailing the great pride she takes in being my mother. I am a blessing and in knowing that, it still doesn’t compare to hearing it from those who are a blessing … Continue reading Being Great, Requires Great Work!
It’s such a daunting task – at times – subsisting in a generation obsessed with productivity and purpose and wealth. We judge ourselves by the tenacity of our days, our sleepless nights and Chanel fixings. We read books on discovering our purpose and place in this world, and how to become wealthy overnight. We binge-indulge on social media and compare all the moments of our … Continue reading The Power of an Hour!
One more time for those in the back. If you associate love with war – you’ll stay! The classic metaphor, “Love is a battlefield,” is one that some of you take quite literally, but you shouldn’t. When your significant other becomes your sparing partner – it’s time to leave, especially if we’re talking physical warfare and not just emotional, mental and spiritual warfare. A toxic … Continue reading If You Associate Love With War – You’ll Stay!