Chief of Redondo Beach Police Department Keith Kauffman & his amazing wife Holly Kauffman, along w/ my lifelong friend and college roommate, Carl Winston traveled with me to speak to the Chief’s of Police annual conference yesterday. #Habits#HabitsTheBook#friday
I remember hearing a motto that goes, “Failures are the pillars of success.”
Failure doesn't mean that we have wasted our time, but it does mean that we have a reason to start over. Failure doesn't mean that we will not be able to make it, but it does mean that we need more commitment. Failure doesn't mean that we have lost everything, but it does mean that we missed a turn.
Simply, failures will provide you the extra bit of motivation and urge you to be more committed to achieve the intended result of your journey, which is to be successful.
Conquer the day!
Be Bold, Be Blessed, and Be YOU!
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What are you doing to impact those around you? So many of us choose to work for ourselves and we focus on how it can benefit our own lives. No matter what you do, you’ll need people to support your product or service! If you service and find solutions to help other people, people will support you!!! This journey isn’t about what you can do for yourself, but what you can do for others! As a result, you’ll make an impact on so many lives and you’ll find yourself on the winning side of entrepreneurship and owning a business!
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My friend @jordanharbinger (who is finally active on instagram, check out his page!) says something that resonated deeply with me on the topic of leadership. What are YOU doing to help make people better? #leadershipgoals#likeaboss#helpothers
Devani’s report card!
Brings back memories of getting all “A’s” and one “B”. The only thing I focused on was the “B”. It was because my Dad was a phenomenal achiever.
My father was born in Calcutta,India. They didn’t have lighting in their home and mud floors.
He was the first son in a family of 8. He put pressure on himself to excel in school so he could elevate himself and his family.
As a result he received a fully paid scholarship for his college and masters degree in Canada and the U.S.
He got his first job at NASA as an satellite engineer. From there he moved around the U.S. to different companies. He completed his PhD later.
When I would hear his stories, I never thought I would be good enough to achieve his level of success. I would compare myself to him.
Instead of focusing on the “A’s” or the compliments I would receive, I would focus on the “B’s” and the criticism. I literally berated myself daily. I was never good enough.
And this cycle continued on and on through my 30’s. I would see all the things wrong with me. I was so used to it, it was my pattern.
A few years ago, after my physical breakdown and diagnosis of depression, I knew things had to change. So I did the work.
Now, I am able to see the amazing things in me. I no longer shame myself for being human by having flaws. I judge myself much less than ever.
And now I get to demonstrate my perfect imperfections to my girls. Show them how to celebrate all of her report card as well as come up with a game plan for the “B” for a strong finish for the end of the year.
Whether she gets straight “A’s” or not, she has an incredible work ethic and compassion for others. That is incredible in my book.
Embrace all parts of the journey. Because we have the choice to do the work and change our story. That is when we can change our lives and the world.
I believe in you ✨
I’m so exited to have Paul Carrick Brunson on The Sisterhood of SWEAT podcast today live at 1pm. Today’s Topic: How to create more W.I.P. Wealth, Influence, Power. Paul is the bomb, not only has he created classes for Oprah, but he was his own version of “Hitch” one of the top matchmakers of our time. He is an author, television host, and top entrepreneur, with appearances on The Today Show, Nightlife, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Essence, Ebony, and he was awarded the Innovator of the year by the Jamaican Impact Org. He resides with his beautiful wife Jill of 14 years and two amazing sons Kingston and Liam. Now he focuses on teaching us the skills he has learned to become thought leaders so we can create more wealth and impact. Topic: How to create more W.I.P. Wealth, Influence, Power. #gicwlh#chickfitstudio#sisterhoodofsweat#GiovanniCosmetics#GiovanniHairC#essentialformulas
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Just a few cardinal rules for NOT losing your mind
I can get myself in a TIZZY. An all caps tizzy. We all can. There’s so many stressors to life between our people, our work, the current state of the world, the internet, the environment. And sometimes it can all just feel like too much. Too damn much
But when it does. When you’re SO overwhelmed. When you’re stressed out. When you’re fighting a certain situation and it feels like an all out uphill battle, it’s time to go back and talk yourself through some basics. They’ll bring you back above the line every time
Rule Number 1: Will any of this matter in 5 years
Ask it. Answer it. The majority of the time the answer will be a major NO. But when it’s a YES…give yourself some grace room to be upset and worked up and all the things. If it won’t matter in 5 years, then don’t let it take over your time today
Rule Number 2: Phone a friend
You know who she is. The one that can always make a situation feel manageable. Besties, family member, whoever she is, call her. And if she doesn’t pick up, text and tell her you need a 30 minute love sesh. She’ll make time for you and you’ll feel better just by having processed everything going on in your head
Rule Number 3: Make yourself get a workout or go outside
Sweating causes endorphins and endorphins make you feel better. Nature and fresh air (no matter where you life) will also help. Get your body moving, those feet walking, and new air pumping through your lungs. You won’t necessarily want to but you’ll be real glad that you did
You might have cardinal rules that work for you. These ones work for me. But I’ll tell you this, if you know your rules…the ones that when you’re on the verge of having a melt down, that will bring you back to life…write them down. And follow them
Sometimes we don’t realize the impact our actions have on others. But when we do realize it, we get to take responsibility by owning our actions. And we get to do things differently - without losing our essence.
That’s the journey I am on. I am far from perfect. Like REALLY far 💯
And I am perfectly happy with that. As I stumble (as graciously as possible) through life, I know I will F up. I totally have in the past (just ask anyone who has know me - for like 5 min) and I know I will in the future.
So for me, it’s not about being perfect and therefore beating myself up when I make mistakes - it’s for me accept responsibility, regroup and rise.
Every time is does get a little more Effortless.
It’s an incredibly freeing way to live.
ｄａｉｌｙ ｉｎｓｐｏ ★
Instead of feeling “rejected” by life/someone, what if you are simply being “re-directed” to something that is even better than you could have imagined?
This is how I manifested ...
☽ my soulmate as a divorced Mom ☽ our dream home in LA
☽ a business which is aligned to my purpose + joy that gives me all the freedom I desire
It’s a beautiful thing. I’m living proof.
I’ve gotta say ... I kinda enjoy it when people try to come for me with their jabs. Or try to shame me with their comments.
No, I don’t feel guilty about sharing how much I make.
Or about my amazing life.
Or my 🔥🔥🔥 relationship.
Or my past full of darkness and challenges I overcame.
Because when you know you are in alignment within, other’s opinions of you fall away.
And I know their are others who appreciate are inspired and need to hear my words. That is who I focus on, more than the haters who are triggered by me.
To them I say “You are welcome 😘” It took me a long time to value my opinion more than others and it’s a beautiful way to live.