Preparing for the New Year: Patience, Trust, and Change

 

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As humans, we tend to get very attached to the things that we’re used to. We like the comfort and security of the familiar even if it isn’t necessarily what’s best for us.

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Yasss Serena! – Congrats on Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

Of all of the prominent African-American women making great strides in the public spotlight, I look up to Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams the most.

Their accomplishments are so unbelievably amazing and truly inspire me to expect more of myself. Being a minority in both race and gender poses its own challenges, yet these women have looked those challenges in the face and charged forward fearlessly. Past the public-inflicted and self-inflicted doubts and into ground-breaking success!

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It’s time to date yourself

Okay, I swear I’m not getting Bishop T.D. Jakes obsessed but this guy has some important wisdom to share and I’m so glad he’s sharing it! Especially with one of my top role models, Oprah. If you haven’t already, please watch this video to boost your life!


Original video on Oprah’s website

I totally love this idea of dating yourself. As I’m on this self-exploratory journey at the moment, to find out what is really important to me and what kind of impact I want to have on the world – dating myself is vital.

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