Timing is Everything

Can I be successful already?

Can I just find the one?

Can I, can I, can I . . . ?

We’ve all said something to this effect before right? Who doesn’t want to be successful, in love or whatever it is you’ve been wanting to accomplish . . .

You’ve might of been on hella dates and it just hasn’t worked out or maybe you’ve applied for over a hundred jobs and nobody’s calling you back.

Well I’m here to tell you it’s ok. Because  (get ready for the cliche) timing is everything. 

The fact is, those things weren’t  supposed to work out. Remember, everything that is for you IS for you. There’s nothing like falling in love with the right person at the wrong time or getting an amazing job when you’re not ready. You must be patient and prepared to receive your blessings. In the meantime in between time the best thing you can do is love & learn yourself.  Work on you!

Discover who you truly are and what you want in life, hone in on your skills and work on new ones, get closer to God and keep working hard toward your dreams. Simply be the best you can possible be and things have no choice but to fall in place. When you’re being your best only the best will be attracted to you. That job, that mate, that body etc.

By being the best version of yourself you are getting prepared for your blessing. Think about it like this. How are you going to be in a loving relationship if you still have baggage from the last one? How are you going to excel at your dream job if you haven’t honed in on the skills needed?

Stay focused on you and on God and watch how time will soon be on your side. Remember what’s a road trip without the journey?

 

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What Are Your Expectations For Your Life?

I had this dream that I was hanging out with that creepy girl from the movie The Ring. When we were hanging out she wasn’t scary, just a normal girl. The entire dream I was waiting for her to turn. To hurt me. I was preparing for it. It came to the point that I was not allowing myself to wake up because I felt the dream wouldn’t be complete without this girl turning on me. It never happened.

It wasn’t until later that day, while talking to a friend that I realized what that dream meant. You see, this dream happened right around the time I lost my full time job. Yes, the loss was a hit to my pride, but I was happy. I was free. And to be honest, opportunities immediately started to pour into my life.

But I realize, that instead of being open to the blessings God had for me, I was waiting for destruction. I was waiting on something bad to happen. Just like in my dream.

But just like in my dream, nothing did and nothing has.

However, I know if I continued  to expect something bad to happen, eventually it will. Don’t let that be you.

Don’t let those negative thoughts of doubt dictate your life. Speak greatness into your life and combat those negative thoughts with an abundance of positive ones. You can do anything you set your mind to. Expect greatness, not failure. Remember you attract what you think about the most.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

Peace & Love Royal Ones

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How To Get Rid Of Self Imposed Limitations

Your only limited is you“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

There are no limits to human growth because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, wonder and imagination. So what keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do?

We get realistic about what we are capable of, and as a result, we create self imposed limitations, lies that we tell ourselves as to why we can’t do something.

Can you think of areas in your own life where you place restrictions on yourself?

Perhaps you’re unaware. (Check out Soul Filling Podcast Ep. 8 to find out what’s stopping you)

Below are two ways to live your life without limits.

Overcome the antagonist, yourself
Self-imposed limitations are connected to self image. The lower your self image, the lower the expectations you will have for yourself. You will continually underperform and talk yourself out of opportunities until you have confidence in yourself and believe that you will be successful.
Everything that is possible today was once seen as impossible. So remove words and thoughts of I can’t. It is slang for “I’m unwilling to put in the work required.” And don’t let your past or people’s assessment of you stop you from going after your dreams. Your mistakes don’t define you.

Overcome your fears
What you love, you empower. What you fear, you empower. And what you empower, you attract. What are you attracting in your life? Is it unemployment, debt, disease, depression, abandonment, abuse, wickedness, broken relationships, addictions, bad habits, temptations, failure, anger, crisis.

You have the power, authority, wisdom and knowledge to face your fears and defeat your enemies. So whatever it is, just know those things come to make you feel inadequate, like you don’t have what it takes and are essentially hindering blocks to shut you down. Fear’s only job is to prevent you from changing and everything you want in life is right on the other side of that fear.

 

Now I want to hear from you:

1. What are some ways you limit yourself?

2. What your doing differently in 2017 to overcome those limitations?

If you think this post will help someone please share the article.

Peace & Love.

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Change is The Only Way

If you want things to change, you have to change the things you do.

It’s a simple concept right? But in reality, most of us just talk about losing weight or becoming a full time entrepreneur, but yet our actions do not correlate. We’re  doing the same exact things, going through the same exact motions and are doing the same exact routines. Yes, I’m speaking on behalf of myself too. It wasn’t until recently that this quote resonated with me. You see, I have this feeling that I am on the brink of my breakthrough. That soon, I will be able to make that leap into the life I truly want. But yet and still, I felt like there was just something in my way. Something I was just not getting. But now I know that something is me.

About a two weeks ago I gained 8 lbs and I was a officially the “fattest” I’ve ever been in my life. Once I saw that scale, I immediately started tracking my calories, working out hardcore and gulping down water like it was nothing. It took no time for me to get to my regular weight, but once that was accomplished I found myself going back to my old habit of overeating. I was feeling myself. Tummy a bit flatter, booty a bit plumper. I was like yessss, looking right now I can afford to eat this chocolate chip pancake. So after I ate that delicious pancake I realized wow, Tiffany, you are really about to throw all that hard work away. And that’s when it clicked, I had to switch gears and make a permanent change. If I want to reach my goal of having a certain body type I have to incorporate the habits that will get me there. You see my problem was  that I would “be good” for a little while and then fall back into old ways. Familiar ways. But you know where that gets you? Yup, you guessed it, stuck where you were two years ago.

Change is not easy, but it is necessary to get to your next level. Now weight is just one example, but when I look at my life I realized I have to incorporate this philosophy in my career. If I want to be a successful Youtuber, I have to consistently put out quality videos, I have to sacrifice “going out” to stay in and edit, I have to be more organized, more creative more discipline. Needless to say, I have a lot to change to make my dreams come true. Bottom line is, I have to make some life changes in order to live I want. There is just no way around it.

Now I want you to look at your life and really identify what your goals are. Then make a list of changes you will need to reach these goals. What sacrifuces you will need to make.What habits you’ll need to implement.Be serious about this, because if you’re not you’ll be looking back at this moment 5 years from now in the same place, living that same unfulfilling life. Wack!

 

 

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Don’t Worry About the How. Just do.

Don’t worry about the how, just do.

So many people have told me this in different ways in the last three days, so I knew I had to spread the word.

I saw a meme that said “when a baby is learning how to walk and keeps falling down it doesn’t just quit and say this isn’t going to work. The baby keeps trying until it finally walks.” We were all babies once, and though most of us don’t remember, I’m sure we all weren’t digging ourselves into a mental hole trying to figure out how exactly we’re going to walk. We just did.

And I think that’s what gets most of all mixed up nowadays. Especially us millennials. We want all of these things, but we are always so focused on the how. Going through all the possible scenarios (that are most likely not going to happen) and basically driving ourselves insane. Well I’m here to tell you, don’t worry. Thus far God has always provided, thus far you right now are surviving. So why worry?

Honestly worrying is signifying a lack of faith. So that’s two strikes against you because faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. Now, I’m not saying don’t plan or strategize to get to where you want to be. All Im saying is don’t get caught up. Don’t dig too deep. Just start doing.

Take this company for example. There is SO much we want to do and we are striving to become full-time InspireFire as soon as we possibly can. Now, we have had countless of meetings and up until yesterday we were still asking HOW are we going to make this dream come true. But the how is really simple. The how is to just do. Give it all you got, leave the rest up to God and just watch Him work.

 

So please if you want to do something stop worrying about the how and just do.

If you want to get another job, apply for new ones.

If you want run a bootcamp, throw up a flyer and invite the world out.

If you want to start a youtube channel turn on a camera and do it.

 

Royal Ones, the world is in your hands.

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#1 Dating Rule Every Girl Needs to Know

Dating 101

Rule #1: Do Not Care What He Thinks About You

OK. I know what you’re thinking. “How can I NOT care what he thinks. I like him!”

I know, I know. I’m right there with you. But all I’m saying is don’t take things so seriously. We’ve all done it. Stared at our phones for 5 minutes straight trying to come up with something clever to say to his  7 word text. Constantly hitting the back button, because you’re scared that what you’re saying may come off a little weird or maybe you don’t want to seem like you’re coming off too strong. Been there done that. But the truth is, you’re doing too much. Just write down what you freaking feel and move on. Because at the end of the day, if he likes you, he likes you and if he doesn’t he’s obviously gay. LOL Just kidding, if he doesn’t, he doesn’t. Oh well, that’s life.

The faster you figure out which one it is, the better.

So stop stressing about this guy.  Do what you feel is right in your heart.

If I dare say it, if you feel like double texting him, double text him.

If you don’t feel like texting him because he’s not giving you the attention you deserve, don’t do it.

If you want to call him, call him.

If you want to hang out, ask him.

Now, stop. I know what you’re saying. “Well, isn’t he supposed to pursue me?” And the answer is ABSOLUTELY,  100% YES! But you also, have to tell a guy what you want. Follow that beautiful intuition of yours and don’t be scared to be you in any situation. Because that’s who you want him to fall in love with right? YOU.

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.”

Disclaimer: I know this rule may be hard. It was really a note to myself. But it has stopped me from stressing out about every little thing I did regarding ‘him’. Now, I just do everything with a shrug of the shoulders. Just think about it like this. If he doesn’t like you for who you truly are, then you don’t want him anyways. He’s not the one. Don’t be scared to just go for it and do what you want. You just may end up falling in love. *Fingers crossed.

 

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The Be Yourself Challenge

Ever wonder what it’d be like to just completely be you? Just being your authentic self?

You know, not being hesitant to post that picture on Instagram or video on snapchat because you’re scared of what other people may think.

Like actually starting a conversation with someone because you simply want to. Or speaking up in that meeting because you have a great idea.

Or promoting your YouTube Channel, because you think it pretty damn awesome.

You know just doing what you want. Living in your truth.

Well, I think it’d be pretty dope. To just be yourself.

 

I want to see what happens when I do. So I’m taking on the Be Yourself Challenge, where you guessed it, you just be yourself for let’s say 30 days.

Here are the rules.

If you like something and you want to share it with the world, share it.

If you want to say something that you think would be great for the world to know, say it.

If you want to dance in the middle of the street on a rainy day, dance.

If you want to say hi to someone across the room, say hi.

If you want to wear that new shirt, even though you feel like it’s a little “out there,” wear it.

If you want to book that flight to Barcelona, Spain, book it.

If you want to sing  to the top of your lungs, dang it, sing.

If you want to change up your look, and try something new, change it.

If you want to look for another job, even if the pay maybe less, but it’s something you love, baby apply.

If you want to bake brownies and give them away to your neighbors, give it.

If you want to get your praise on, but aint nobody standing up in church, please get your praise on.

If your song comes on in the middle of you running your mile, and you feel the urge to dance, child dance.

If you want to compliment someone on their shoes, compliment,

If you want to kiss someone, (with their consent of course), kiss them!

If you want to smile at someone, smile.

If you want to laugh, laugh.

If you want to write, write.

If you want to draw, draw.

 

Basically if you want to do something, do it.

Just remember, whatever you do, do it with love and good intent.

At the end of the day, people are attracted to what’s real. And you are seriously doing yourself a diservice by not being you. Being you is what makes you so special. Unique. Great.

Can’t nobody do you, like you do you!

 

So who’s with me? Who’s taking on the challenge? Let us know what your first ‘you’ activity is going to be!

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Everyday I’m …

There’s 24 hours in a single day. What is your daily routine like? Do you have a routine? “Those that fail to plan, are subconsciously planning to fail” How are you spending your time? We all have some goals we want to achieve, whether we set them last year or last week. Maybe you would like to earn your bachelor’s degree, obtain another degree, eat healthier, increase your financial status, make your sports team, or become better at your favorite craft? In order to achieve your want, you have to practice living a mentally, physically, and spiritually balanced lifestyle daily!

 

First you must be a H U S T L E R

 

Handle Your Business. Real hustlers are driven by their ambition. There are “168 hours in a week if you can’t dedicate 56 hours a week pursuing your passion for free then maybe that’s not your passion (Charlamagne tha God). Be productive! Create a to do list, then make the time to check each thing off of your list.

Unleash Your (True) Potential. You were put on this earth to do amazing things. Don’t limit yourself or your abilities.  Don’t be satisfied with going through the motions. Invest in yourself and your future. Be purposeful, aim high, step out of your comfort zone and go for whatever it is that you want.

Step Up To The Plate. If you are waiting for the right time it’s now. Take Action! I challenge you to make a bold move in the next week. Take at least 2 hours minimum to put in work toward your goals daily.

Trust Your Intuition. Listen to the genius inside of you. (Read “Power of Intuition”)

Leap without reservation. We eventually have to let go of the limitations of our own view – and leap without reservation

Encourage Yourself. Within the first 30 minutes of you waking up your subconscious mind is at its most powerful. Turn off that inner critic and encourage yourself with positive self talk. Here are some of our favorite affirmations. Also, listen to character building audios. Here’s a few Self development/ Motivational speakers I listen to that can be found on youtube:

  • Les Brown
  • Bob Proctor
  • Shameless Maya
  • Gary Vee
  • Ralph Smart
  • Michael Hyatt
  • Eric Thomas
  • Tony Robbins
  • Jim Rohn
  • Marie Forleo

Refuse to give up. There are going to be hard times, BUT you have to have the gusto to keep going. You may not see it now, but one day you’ll look back and ‘say wow, look how far I’ve come.’

 

Now we gave you the tools, but it’s up to YOU to take action.

Ready, Set . . . Go!

 

Peace and Love,

inspirefire

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Why Being Uncomfortable is the Best Thing Ever

I thank God for making me uncomfortable. And you should too.

Because if you’re feeling this way, that means you want something more. Which means you get to do something amazing…  And that is, make that ‘something more’ happen. Isn’t that magical? We all look forward to that day when we finally have our dream jobs, dream lovers, dream whatever the heck it is. But take a minute and ponder on this. One of the most magical parts of it all is getting there. Yes, I’m gon’ say it. It’s the journey.

It’s cool though. Like look at where you are right now in this very moment. Me, I’m currently at my job writing this, just filled with so much passion and determination of getting ‘there’. But what I’m just realizing is that this very moment is magical….. I am, right now fulfilling the steps to get where I need to be. And though I may dread going to work most of the time, the magic is there. The magic is you. Taking on that power, the power of actually going for it. Actually doing that special something that fuels your fire. That something that makes you just feel so dang good. If you’re doing this you are diving into your purpose. And you should be proud of that.

I don’t care what job you have, where you live, what your finances are, what your hair look like … If you are a going after your dreams full throttle. You are magic. You are worth it.

For too long I have felt like I wasn’t enough.

I am a Howard University Alum, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Journalism, specializing in Broadcast News, and yet I work somewhere I have very little passion for. And sometimes I just feel like, damn girl what happened.

And the answer is, I don’t know.

But what I DO know is that I am the creator of two blogs, I am a Youtuber, I am a photographer and I am business owner. And what I DO know is that my ventures will be successful. And what I DO know is that God is lining me up with the right people and the right feelings. And right NOW, I feel uncomfortable, because I’m not where I’m supposed to be. BUT I am so happy for it, because NOW there is a fire burning in my soul that won’t go away. And I love it. Because now, each step I take to being closer to my purpose feels soooo good. It feels something like a “God Dream”, an “Ultralight Beam” (shout out to Kanye lol.)

So if you’re feeling down because you’re not where you want to be, stop. Because the journey to where you want to be is going to be epic. And when you get ‘there’, you’re going to be in awe of yourself. Because you’ll be looking at all the magical things you’ve done along the way. The stuff you’re doing right now.

Peace & Love Royal Ones,

inspirefire

 

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Stop Holding Yourself Back!

Recently the stars have aligned and God has been throwing lesson after lesson at me like pow, pow, pow! And I am inspired.

So here. I wanted to share this little nugget with you all today.

YOU owe it to yourself to stop holding yourself back.

Listen. You have the power to live the life you truly want. We talk about this all the time and I’m sure you heard it a gazillion times too. But the awesome thing is that it’s true. But there is only one thing that holds people back, and it’s themselves. And yes, this may have something to do with the doubt you may have or even the hardships of trying to break out of societal standards. Indeed this is all true. BUT to be honest with you (and myself) is that most people are not accomplishing their dreams because they are simply not putting in the work.

You’re either waiting on the right time, which is never to be frank. Or you just don’t want it bad enough.

A lot of people are all talk. They have dreams as big as the world, but their effort is as small as a seed.

So be honest with yourself.

Are you doing something everyday that is contributing to your dreams?

Are you being consistent?

Are you being persistent?

Are you putting your best foot forward?

Are you truly getting aft’ it?

This is the time to be brutally honest with yourself. Because if the answer is no to any of these questions, you my friend, are holding yourself back. And you deserve better.

“Your dreams will NOT work, if you don’t.” 

Now let’s get to it. Make time.

Background: I don’t know what  it’s going to take for you to get on it, but the reason I wrote this post was because I know I have not been putting in the work I need to in order to be who I know I should be. What inspired me is actually seeing the grind of a friend. His ambition is on  1000% and he is so close to being where he wants to be. And now I know, that it takes more than what I’ve been giving to accomplish my dreams. Sure some things may come to you, but you are kidding yourself if you think you’re not gonna have to put in work. You owe it to yourself. It’s grind time. 

Peace & Love Royalty,

inspirefire

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