How My World Came Crashing Down in Miami 👿🌴

You know that feeling when everything that could possibly goes wrong happens exactly how it would if your enemy were writing your life story? Yea, well… that’s exactly how Miami’s Art Basel weekend went for me. Tiffany Haddish has this joke about how the devil lives in Miami & I’m telling y’all she’s right because he stole my phone. Let me tell you the story… 

New Job: Stay Hungry, Stay Humble

I’m officially in the 10th year of my professional career, so I’m not here to play games. I’m trying to tread carefully, but prove myself at the same time. For the first time in forever, I’m working with a group of people who only care about one thing: get the job done. As I finished off my first round of meet & greets, I can tell they all have personality — that’s the best and worst part of my job. As a project manager, my job is make sure things get done. With that said, people have to trust and like me. I’ve gotten used to this fact, so as I start this new job, i want to make sure they respect me; I want them to know that who I am, is a great person all-around. Not only am I someone you can grab coffee with, but someone you can depend on to meet the deadline.

“Stay Loyal To The Vision” and more #WordsofWisdom from @TrentShelton

Trent Shelton is literally my mood for the rest of LIFE. Hopefully, it motivates you guys too. In this video, Trent emphasizes the importance of staying loyal to your vision every single day. Obviously, the new year is a time of new beginnings and a moment to hit refresh. But what about when February hits?

“Know Your Intentions” and more #Wordsof Wisdom from @TylerPerry

I needed these Words of Wisdom from Tyler Perry. I hope they motivate you too on the path towards reaching your dreams.

Of course, Tyler’s journey to success was no easy feat. He was homeless for a while, struggling financially, and his first play was a flop. Yet and still, he KNEW that creating plays and movies was ultimately what he was supposed to be doing. That was his foundation. Knowing that he was meant to do more ultimately kept him going. “What you were building had to be strong enough to support the weight of whatever you could dream,” he shared in a graduation speech. That kept him going when he was climbing the ladder to success, and still keeps him going in spite of naysayers and rough times now.

“Inner Strength Is Having A Sense of Self” and More #WordsOfWisdom from @TraceeEllisRoss

Written by Brittany Shawnté

I truly admire Tracee Ellis Ross for her confidence, her activism, and her work. These Words of Wisdom from her really encouraged me. I hope it brightens your day too!

“You Grow From Hard Times” and more #WordsOfWisdom from @JenniferLopez

Wanted to pass along these Words of Wisdom from Jennifer Lopez today, especially for those who are going through it right now.

“Execute Your Dreams” and More #WordsofWisdom from @iamwill

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I hope these Words of Wisdom from will.i.am give you some motivation today!

Words of Wisdom: “Do What It Takes”- @WillSmithNews

Written by Brittany Shawnté

Between his interviews and his Instagram videos, Will Smith definitely delivers some powerful Words of Wisdom. This one here is serious motivation for me to get my life together! Hope it gives you a push too.

In this IG video, Will talks about how he was once approached by a guy who had dreams of being an actor just like him. I’m sure that, over his long career, Will’s heard that by a lot of people. He shared that the problem is 99% of people dream about what they want to do, but they aren’t willing to do what it takes to get there.

“Live Beyond the Expectations of Others” & More #WordsofWidsom from RuPaul

Written by Brittany Shawnté

I love me some RuPaul. I have ever since I saw him as Connie the Bodega woman in Crooklyn. Beyond drag and music, I always loved the fact that he seemed comfortable being himself regardless of what others may think. And I’m sure he had a rough time along the way, but he stands tall in who he is. That’s why I love these Words of Wisdom from him!

Words of Wisdom: “How Bad Do You Want It?” – LL Cool J (VIDEO)

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I want to pass along these Words of Wisdom from the one and only LL Cool J! As he was honored at the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles‘s 2014 Dreamer Dinner, the rapper turned TV host encouraged kids to keep working hard towards their goals, even though they may have people around that don’t believe in them. He asked them, “How bad do you want it? How hard are you willing to work for it?” In SPITE of anyone who doesn’t understand or believe in you.