I don’t think I’ve EVER posted a selfie on here, let alone one taken in a dark room with no makeup and no filter. But when I snapped this last night I noticed that I VISIBLY look happier than I’ve felt in the past few months and that was so encouraging to me... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m posting this because I personally can’t believe the difference that just 10 days can make on your life!! I’m hopeful this will encourage you to press forward too! Just 10 days of working out daily, eating healthy food, re-centering my schedule, and trying my hardest to live every day with intentionality and I truly feel changed. The fresh haircut didn’t hurt either 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know we have all been fighting battles this year; I’m not exempt. I personally had some pretty low lows and a couple of weeks ago I finally got to the point of being able to press forward. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My mind/body/soul was BEGGING for this change. If you feel like every day is blending together in not-so-brightandshiny haze, try to add in once change at a time and see if in a few days things don’t take a positive turn. I’m cheering for you 🖤 - Fresh cut by @luisallensalon
p e r s i s t e n c e ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get back up. Keep going. Push forward. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🖤
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Put your walls down. It’s ok to accept that we are all a work in progress. It’s ok to accept when you were wrong, when you didn’t know something, or when you made a mistake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s actually one of the most impressive things (and a true mark of leadership) when I see someone genuinely share their journey from one way of thinking to another. When I hear someone say “I always thought x,y,and z, but after digging a little deeper I’ve changed my mind”. How beautiful it can be to humble ourselves and open our minds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So I’m asking you today, if you find yourself putting those defenses up- put your walls down. Be humble, keep learning (or unlearning), and allow yourself the growth that you deserve. And then use that growth to help lift others up 🖤
Turning off my computer early today and sipping on a bloody mary already as I type this. ✨ I broke every boundary I’ve placed with work lately (don’t get me wrong, I had good reason and it is what it is) but I’m going to try to get them back now! ✨ I’ve got a stack of books I want to tackle this weekend, a couple of calls lined up to talk about important topics in our world, and a weekend to do list that has nothing to do with running my business... what’s your weekend look like? ✨ (current fave sweatshirt from @giftandgarnish of course)
I teach Creative Educators. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can guarantee that if you consider yourself an educator or leader, the world (or at least your industry) is watching you right now and they are taking notes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’d like to quote @shuntagrant who said in a recent IGTV (addressing feeling disappointed by people who you may have looked up to, and who aren’t living up to what you want them to be)... “PULL YOUR DOLLARS. They’ve done the cost-benefit analysis… let them be who they’re going to be. What you CAN do; unfollow them. Take your dollars, unsubscribe to their stuff…” (I urge you to click over and watch that live on @shuntagrant ’s IGTV called she’s just not that into you”. - I’d like to encourage consumers that instead of participating in “cancel culture” or just using our words on the internet- let’s put our money where our morals are. Take notice of patterns of behavior. Don’t make excuses for people when they don’t live up to your expectations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’d also like to encourage future educators to take a lesson here. Build your platform in a way that you would be proud representing always. Don’t do things for “positive publicity”, do things because it’s the right thing to do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We all make mistakes and missteps; none of us is perfect. But our responses, our reactions, and any ACTION moving forward is in our own hands.
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