I feed on daily inspirational sayings and morning mantras to stay positive. In addition to just being an ambitious hairdresser and columnist with dreams as high as the updos I create, I'm also a woman. And if I'm not careful, I can easily succumb to my own doubts and fears or the pressure put on me by society and the unattainable standards I "should" be worried about.
I should be quiet and pleasant, but ambitious and successful. I should look like Kim Kardashian, have the intelligence of Elizabeth Warren, the compassion of Mother Theresa.
Sometimes it can all feel like too much and I can get insecure about where I'm at in my life and career. And especially during those times, it's so important for me to refocus my energy on being positive, grateful and motivated. And on top of that, to speak love to myself constantly.
After all, if I don't love myself and see the woman looking back at me in the mirror as a smart, beautiful and talented woman, who else will? It all starts with me. My perspective opens the doors to where I want to be and how I want to feel.
These are some of my favorite sayings lately. I will do a monthly #LOVENOTES post so that you can stay motivated and positive with me! But in between, feel free to share some of your favorites on Pinterest or Insta with our hashtag!
"No one gets the promotion if they don't think they deserve their own success." -Sheryl Sandberg
"I have insecurities, of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me." -Adele
"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing." -Will Rogers
"Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself- what you're wearing, who you're around, what you're doing. Recreate and repeat." -Warsan Shire
"I've come to realize that even just being alive being able to breathe, is something grand and something to be celebrated daily." -S.B.
"For what it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over." -F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses." -Unknown
"Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things." -From The Secret
"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness." -Oprah
"I survived because the fire inside of me burned brighter than the fire around me." -Unknown
"She was one of the rare ones, so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for it." -Atticus
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