THE BEST IS YET TO COME… and more!

Hello Gorgeous!
One of my dear soul sisters sent this to me and I just had to share it with you. Please take a moment to read each one, line by line and really think about it. Resist the urge to skim through the list quickly! Trust me. You will be inspired and probably a bit pissed off. A few will be like a healing salve to your heart and others will be like a kick in the butt. Enjoy!
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“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more.”  Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer publication in Cleveland.  

(Ok, can we just stop a moment and give a whoop whoop for Regina! Still writing for a newspaper at freakin’ 90!!! We could STOP right there with the inspiration!) 

 

1 . Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11 . Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21 . Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31 . However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41 . Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

 

Which ones stood out to you the most?

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P.S. Would you like to connect with Faith-filled entrepreneurial women in DFW?  If your answer is YES, then I invite you to join us May 18th for the 2017 Polished Fashion Show at Belk Galleria. I’m so honored to walk in the show alongside several amazing women. To make the evening even better, it will be emceed by my girl Whitney Kutch of Hello Whitney and Catherine Lowe from The Bachelor.

Tickets are going fast>> http://www.polishedonline.org/polishedfashionshow-1

WILL I SEE YOU SATURDAY?

 

Do you freeze up in front of the camera?

Could your biz benefit from sharing a product or message on Facebook Live?

Do you need more confidence speaking in front of a group?

If you answered YES to any of those questions, I invite you to join us for the 1st LADIES ONLY on-camera and confidence building workshop. Here are the topics we will cover:

  • Delivery to camera with clarity + authenticity
  • Image: what to wear on camera + best makeup
  • Confidence building tips
  • Media prep (for when The Today Show calls)
  • Voice projection + simple speaking tips
  • Power of the smile (we get nervous and forget it’s the magic tool)
  • YouTube basics (how to open and close a video)
  • Facebook Live + Instagram video basics
  • Branding basics

Be ready to work! That’s why it’s called a WORKshop. We learn and grow from watching + interacting with others. Come with an open heart + mind and leave your ego at the door.
SPACE IS LIMITED.
BRING BOTTLE OF WATER, PEN + NOTEBOOK.
LUNCH BREAK 1:30-2:30 Light lunch and healthy snacks will be provided.
PARKING INFO TO COME.


I’m so excited to host my 1st workshop for ladies only! After doing these workshops over the past 3 years, I have found that they are filled with like-minded women (and only a few men) who have a deep sense of purpose and desire to live with more confidence. With the ever changing world of social media, everyone needs to sharpen their on-camera skills. It’s a powerful tool to share your message, brand, products and business. I look forward to pulling out your greatness and helping you soar!

FUN GIVEAWAYS RANDOMLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY, TOO!

 

Beach Please! Or Just Use This Bronzer

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One of the questions I am asked most often is “how do you get your skin to glow like that”? If you have watched my beauty videos, you know I am a diehard bronzer and contour lover. I believe everyone looks healthier with a pop of bronzer. Just sayin’.  I’m sure even Gwen Stefani, who is known for her porcelain complexion, uses a touch of it. As a beauty junkie, I am always trying new products and companies send me cool new things to try. Lucky me! 

You know I love the Heroes Beauty line and pretty much can’t live without their SUNGLO Face & Body Bronzer.  As Summer approaches, we all want to match our tanned bodies with our face without actually tanning our face. It’s truly an art I’ve finally found the magic combo for me.  I add one small pump of the Heroes Sunglo to my It Cosmetics CC Cream and WooHoo, hello smooth, glowy and sun kissed skin.

 

ICYMI, here’s my candid beauty v-log on the CC Cream:

 

Have you found a great bronzer?
Please share!

Why AUDACIOUS is my 2017 Word of the Year

Hello Gorgeous!

You know I consider myself a life-long learner and am constantly on the search for new thought leaders, hard hitting messages and basically anyone I can learn from. Although I coach and mentor women, it’s vital that I stay filled up myself. A few years ago, I stumbled upon Terri Savelle Foy’s YouTube Channel and could not stop watching her videos. She’s a fellow Dallas gal and incorporates entrepreneurial tips with Biblical principals. Simply, AWESOME! 

She’s also a firm believer in the power of dreams, focus and vision boards. In December 2016, when I was praying about my vision board and plans for 2017 she spoke on being AUDACIOUS in one of her videos. Voila.. that was my word for the year!  I just received her newsletter (see below) and had to share it with you. I double dog dare YOU to be more audacious. Go big or go home!

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There is one thing that may be the most important factor in determining what kind of success you have in your life.

It’s probably not what you think.

It’s not your education. It’s not your bank balance. It’s not your family, your job, or your fitness.

All of those things are good, but I believe what matters most is . . .your audacity!

Some people only think of audacity as brash, arrogant, and rude; the audacity I’m talking about is bold, courageous, and determined.

Years ago I would have never been described as audacious. I was so consumed with insecurity and fear. With God’s help, my life is completely transformed and I want the same for you.

Let me share with you some areas I’ve found it’s important to develop a godly audacity in.

First, you must develop the audacity to believe in yourself.

Do you have the audacity to believe in the dreams God’s placed in your heart? Do you have the boldness to think they could actually happen? What do you have the courage to pursue?

Someone once said that the worst day in heaven would be if God gave us a glimpse of what we could have had, could have done, and could have been, but we gave up.

I want you to develop the audacity to do what God’s put in your heart to do . . . regardless of your current circumstances!

My dad was a simple automotive paint and body repair man when he surrendered his life to the Lord. He was in much debt, with a struggling marriage, and a failing business. At a point of desperation, he cried out to God saying, “Lord, I’m a failure! I’m a nobody. What would you want with me?”

He heard the Lord say . . .

“Don’t worry about it, son. I’m a master

at making champions out of nobodies.”

He started to believe that God could use a paint and body repair man to impact the world. He started to see himself as a champion. He developed audacity to do great things for God!

The same change can take place in you. I want you to realize that you are a masterpiece created by the very hand of Almighty God, you are not a mistake, it’s not too late, and you have what it takes to do great things!

You also must have the audacity to believe each day matters.

It’s the seemingly little, insignificant things you do on a daily basis that propels you to the top. It’s also the little habits you don’t develop that will continue to keep you from achieving your dreams.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “You can’t hire someone to do your push-ups!” You have to do the work.

You can’t hire someone to listen to faith-building messages for you, read books for you, confess your goals and declarations, plan your day, listen to the Holy Spirit, and develop your relationship with the Lord.

Every 24-hours you have is a gift from God and an opportunity to grow and prepare for your dreams.

When you have the audacity to believe today matters, you will do what it takes to get the most out of your day. That’s a big key difference between successful people and others.

Remember this: What’s simple to do is also simple not to do. So, stick with your positive daily habits and you will get positive results.

For more on Terri, go to Terri Savelle Foy Ministries www.terri.com 

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P.S. Early Bird Savings Ends Tomorrow For The ROCK THE CAMERA Ladyboss Only Workshop

Don’t miss this one!

Register HERE! 

P.S.S. Hope to see you at the Indie Beauty Expo on May 10th for a fun panel with fellow RHOD cast members, LeeAnne Locken + Stephanie Hollman. For more info and to get your discounted tickets GO HERE!

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

EMBRACE THE PLACE YOU’RE IN [Video]

Hey Hey Sista!

Every once in a while, I browse through my library of YouTube videos to see what the heck I’ve put out there over the years. The awesome thing about a blog and/or blog is that you have a log and diary of your life. It’s cathartic to go back and see your growth smack in front of your face complete with the various hair colors and makeup attempts. Thank God I found a good HD foundation!

At this point in my life, I’ve become the type that keeps my head down and does the daily work God places in front of me. It truly ROCKS to be purpose + mission driven because you get more laser-beamed focused and ignore the peripheral BS. It also keeps you out of your head, out of your own way and out from being stuck in that whiny, woe-is-me, somewhat depressed place I marinated in for so many years. Lawd help me! You’ve got a task, an assignment, a job to do here and when you get busy with that– life is such a fun  adventure. Funny, how quickly we forget how far we’ve come because we are always looking forward. This is the ONE time I give myself permission to look back in the past!

Although this video is set around Thanksgiving a few years ago, it is still an IMPORTANT message TODAY. I pray whatever place you’re in- the cocoon, the transitional middle place or if you are soaring completely in your purpose- this message encourages you!

 

I would love to hear your thoughts.
Please share + like this post if it resonated with you!

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Early Bird Savings Ends April 12th for my Spring LADYBOSS ONLY On-Camera Confidence Workshop.

Register HERE! 

INDIE BEAUTY EXPO: Come See Me + Get 20% OFF Tickets

SAVE THE DATE, May 10th

7:30-8:15pm

sixty five hundred

6500 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75235

Excited to be part of a discussion panel with RHOD girlfriends, LeeAnne Locken & Stephanie Hollman sharing our beauty routines and on-camera makeup tips. 

My friends + followers get 20% OFF general admission tickets and VIP Shop Indie with code 

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WHAT IS IBE?

What: Indie Beauty Expo is a three-day event showcasing the world’s leading independent beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands to Buyers, Press and Consumers.          

Day One – CONNECT INDIE: Reserved for indie entrepreneurs, this day is for brand owners to learn from industry experts and network with other founders.

Day Two – SHOP INDIE: Open to the public, this is an evening for beauty lovers to discover and shop the best independent beauty brands from around the world.

Day Three – TRADE INDIE: Reserved for industry professionals, this is a day for beauty professionals and buyers to source new, innovative and trendsetting brands.

Texas Ties:

Exclusive to the Dallas show, IBE will be curating a special collection of the best indie brands from Texas, including: Camille CotonBeneath Your MaskHard Night Good MorningMilk + Honey,Merlot Skin CareMy Magic MudOlive + MSkinVedaSource Vital Apothecary and more to come.

When:

Day One, CONNECT INDIE:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Day Two, SHOP INDIE:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Day Three, TRADE INDIE:

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where:                

Day One: The Joule, 1530 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

Days Two and Three: sixty five hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75235

Why: Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) was founded to support the growth of independent beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands and the success of the entrepreneurs behind them.  IBE has rapidly grown to become the largest professionally-curated show of its kind, with events in LA, Dallas and NYC.  IBE will be showing in Dallas for the first time this year.  IBE selected Dallas, and more broadly Texas, for their strong economy, massive established consumer retail market and rapidly-growing concentration of indie brands.

To learn more, visit www.indiebeautyexpo.com and follow Indie Beauty Expo on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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Hope to see you there!

WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY! Life Bonds Podcast Sponsoring 5 Winners To Attend

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Hey Superstars!

I’m giddy with excitement to announce the Life Bonds Podcast with Dr. Melanie Ross Mills is sponsoring 5 seats to the Rock The Camera || Ladyboss Only Workshop on April 29th. How cool is that? Can you hear me squealing? So, if finances were preventing you from stepping out and signing up– you no longer have that excuse, sister. We will select 1 winner each week leading up to the workshop!

BUT WAIT! Each winner will also receive a 30 minute phone consultation with Dr. Mel to explore any fear-based thinking patterns, methods to getting unstuck and will offer an encouraging word to get you ready for the workshop. How generous is that?!?  Entry details below.

LIFE BONDS PODCAST offers insight and strategies on life topics worth contemplating.

If you’re thinking about it, it’s worth discussing!

Dating. Patience. Joy. Parenting. Anger. Codependence. Postpartum. Jealousy. Friendship. Depression. Managing Success. Forgiveness. Boundaries. Leadership. Disappointment. Fear. Compromise. Insecurity. Pride. Peace. Self-Control. Bonding. Servanthood. Kindness. Wisdom. Playfulness. Gratitude. Honesty. Protection. Emotional Intelligence. Respecting Yourself and Others. Guilt & Shame. Positivity. Significance. Growth. Discernment.

Even if you are not interested in attending the workshop, I highly, highly, highly, highly recommend you subscribe to this podcast. Over the 3 years I have lived in DFW, Dr. Mel’s insight has continued to give me hope and steer me in the right direction.  Also, make sure to browse her website for fun videos and nuggets of wisdom.

 

Here’s a bit about the workshop + the topics covered:

Do you freeze up in front of the camera?

Could your business benefit from sharing a product or message on Facebook Live?

Do you need more confidence speaking in front of a group?

  • Delivery to camera with clarity + authenticity
  • Image: what to wear on camera + best makeup
  • Confidence building tips
  • Media prep (for when The Today Show calls)
  • Voice projection + simple speaking tips
  • Power of the smile (we get nervous and forget it’s the magic tool)
  • YouTube basics (how to open and close a video)
  • Facebook Live + Instagram video basics
  • Branding basics

Space is limited. We want to keep this first women only workshop small and intimate!

 

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ENTRY DETAILS:

  1. SUBSCRIBE to the Life Bonds Podcast on iTunes HERE.
  2. SHARE the iTunes podcast link on either your Twitter or Facebook account.
  3. TAG Dr. Melanie Ross Mills on that post to twitter @drmelaniermills or Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/melanierossmills so we know the final step is complete.

The first winner will be selected on March 29th. Another winner will be selected each week leading up to the workshop. Good Luck! Please tell any friends who have a desire to become a better speaker or on-camera personality. 

 

GirlPower! 

I’m so excited to host my 1st workshop for ladies only! After doing these workshops over the past 3 years, I have found that they are filled with like-minded women (and only a few men) who have a deep sense of purpose and desire to live with more confidence. With the ever changing world of social media, everyone needs to sharpen their on-camera skills. It’s a powerful tool to share your message, brand, products and business. I look forward to pulling out your greatness and helping you soar!

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P.S. Even if finances aren’t the issue, please DO NOT allow fear to prevent you from stepping out and signing up. I realize speaking in front of a crowd or on-camera can be one of the most stressful things in the world (I still get nervous at times!), but with a few effective tools and lots of practice ANYONE can become a dynamic, inspiring and effective speaker!

P.S.S. Did you enter yet? What are you waiting for? 

WHO YOU ARE: A Message To All Women [Video]

Happy FriYAY!

All week, I have stumbled upon blessing after blessing. It’s like God’s little winks letting us know we are on the right track. I just love how He does that! I call it living in “flow”.  This morning someone sent me this AHHHHH-mazing video and of course, I had to share it with all of you. As a confidence builder, affirmation addict (hence, #Tiffirmations) and advocate for empowering women to live their most authentic life– this video gave me chills, brought tears to my eyes and fueled me up for the day ahead. Please do yourself a favor and watch it, but not only watch it allow the message to sink down into your spirit.

 

 

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P.S. Will I see you at Stix & Brix on March 25th? I hope so! There’s still a few tickets available HERE!

Help Build Homes For Sex Trafficked Victims in DFW

 

 

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PLEASE WATCH:

I’m taking a stand to help Alicia Bush change these devastating statistics. If you also choose to take a stand, please join us March 25th for the Stix & Brix Fundraiser to build 10 homes for these girls. Let’s them get off the streets! I am so honored to serve as the event emcee and hope to see you there.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stix-brix-fundraiser-benefiting-treasured-vessels-foundation-tickets-27444134144?aff=es2

Please do us a big favor and share this with your friends. Let’s create a movement to eradicate this horrific slavery.

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See You Tomorrow On FB Live w/ Hello Whitney

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It’s been a long week so who’s ready for some fun girl time? Just a reminder to join Whitney and I on FACEBOOK LIVE tomorrow at 4:00pm CST in her beautiful glam room.  I thought this would be a fun and different way to connect with you ladies!

This will be the final video wrapping up the 6 week lifestyle series. We’ll be chatting more about our morning routine and discuss a few of the favorite beauty products we use to start the day.  So grab a glass of hot tea or champs and a pen & notepad! We’ll be answering all your questions, too.

Tell your girlfriends to join us!

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