A Dose of Inspiration w/ Ericka Taylor

www.ErickaWarnita.com @ErickaWarnita

Meet Ericka Taylor, a lifestyle/fashion blogger, model, and women’s empowerment speaker. Something like a “Juliet” of all trades.

Shortly after starting her career in healthcare, she created a personal lifestyle and fashion blog called Her Nature that encourages young ladies to embrace themselves through wisdom, self-love, faith and fashion. With all that’s going on her life we had to connect to see what keeps her going.

What inspires your fire (what inspires you?)

If I were to look back at Ericka 3 or 4 years ago, would you believe me if I told you that I was so lost to the point of internal death? I was at the pit of my life. To think that another young woman or girl might be going through the same, if not, similar struggle that I went through is defining for me.

What inspires me is my personal experiences and my faith. I want to show that young girl down the street from me that she has a choice. A choice to live the life that she wants to live even in the unpredictability. We cannot control everything but we can control how and when we react to a certain circumstance in our life. We have the power to choose the probability of an outcome.

What piece of advice would you give your 21 year old self?

Wow! I have never given this much thought EVER in my life. And that is probably because I spent most of my years after that time (until recently) running from that time instead of facing it. Lol. So, thank you Inspire Fire for the challenge.

I would have to say to my 21 year old self,

“It is okay to be alone. It really is. You can feel alone but know that you are never lonely. It can be so easy to get distracted in your feeling of loneliness looking for something or someone to compensate for the lonely moments. Don’t lose focus on what you have going on. Never squander yourself by going down pathways that everyone is walking. You were meant to walk alone.”

What is your go to affirmation?

The daily affirmation that is written on the long, gold-lined floor mirror states:

It is your option to choose who you will be today. You have the option to choose.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Well, there has been many changes in my life just within the last two months that has forced me to actively change my year to year plan, as we speak. However, if I were to give you a rough draft of where I see myself in 5 years, I would tell you that I see myself at the peak and plateau before another rise of building my personal brand. I will be traveling the world modeling for different designers, and speaking at different empowerment events globally. By that time, I will be a published Best-selling author and freelance writer nationally.

Why do you do what you do?

I think that this question goes back to the question that asked me what inspired me. I do all of the things that I do so that young girls and ladies know that they are not alone in their everyday struggles. I want to show women to embrace their true self; their unique self.

What’s one health habit that keeps you going and why?

Every morning and every night I read Psalms 27 from my bible. Then, I get up and go to my prayer wall and say a little prayer for those things that are on my heart for the day. I believe that being spiritually sound is the foundation that keeps me stable in everything that I do.



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Stick to the Plan

Just as I was about to fall asleep. Pushing all of my dreams and desires to the side with the lie of “oh, I’ll just do that in the morning” … a lie I tell myself quite often, but luckily tonight was different. I got a shift of energy out of no where and found myself writing this. Stick to the plan.

Writing this while I’m waiting for our podcast Soul Filling to download, but that’s besides the point.

For you guys that don’t know I (Tiffany, 1/3 of InspireFire) started a new job about a couple months back, and to God be all of the glory, I love it. The people, the mission, the geniuneness. It’s all around a great job, and I am grateful. But sometimes when something good comes into your life, you start to get complacent. And sometimes you forget where you are going or your plans begin to change.

And though it’s OK for things to change if it’s God’s will… a lot of times we allow our plan to change to fit someone else’s plan, and that’s not cool.

I’m a true beliver in … if God puts something in your heart, it’s not for no reason. You have to act on it. But me, I was getting complacent. But I’m deciding, this moment to stick to the plan. You see, since starting this job some things have fallen to the waist side. I haven’t posted on YouTube since I’ve started, podcast could be more consistent & marketing plans should be implemented. All I’m saying is don’t forget why you started, because it is possible to make your dreams come true. Pray, refocus and get to work.


And like a famous meme quote says, “Don’t you dare work 8hrs a day to build someone else dreams and then come home to do nothing to build yours.” Ok now, go. Be great.

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Healthy Morning Habits

Positive Affirmations

No more self doubt in the morning. As you are getting ready, affirm greatness into your life. Here are some positive affirmations to get you started:

I Am Abundant

I Am The Best Version Of Myself

I Am Filled With Joy

I Am Love

And it’s OK if you don’t fully believe these things YET. By simply saying these affirmations you are calling them into your life. Speak it into existence.

Consume Positivity

Listening to positive things in the morning will calm your soul and get you ready to conquer the day. Rather you’re listening to a sermon, jamming some uplifting music or  listening to some meditative waves, make sure you are listening to something that makes you feel GOOD.

Healthy Breakfast

Leave the honey buns alone and indulge in a nutritious breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast will give you the energy you need to get through a long day. Keeping you alert, focused and making healthy decisions all day long. Skipping breakfast leaves you tired, resulting in a lack luster mind.

There are so many healthy habits to pick up such as exercising, oil pulling, making a to do list etc. Pick the best habits to supplement your lifestyle.



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The Consistency Challenge

In order to be successful in anything you do you MUST be consistent. In fact, that may be the reason why you haven’t reached your goals yet. Yikes.

Just think about it like this…

  • Beyonce didn’t just drop one hit and become BEYONCE.
  • Serena didn’t just pick up the rack occasionally to become the greatest tennis player in the world.
  • You can’t get your dream body from just working out and eating healthy every once in a while.

Are you getting it now?

And I know, I know. It’s hard to be consistent when you’re doing it on your own. For a lot of us we consistently go work because we HAVE to. Which means we’re capable of being consistent in other areas too!

So think about something right now. One thing you want more than anything! A goal that you’ve been working towards for a minute but you just seem to keep falling off the wagon.

What is that one thing you can do everyday to help you get there?

Got it?! . . . . . Great!!! (Write your goal in the comments below)

Now, that’s you’ve got your goal, join the consistency challenge and keeping doing that one thing  you need to reach your goal for 31 days! That’s right for the ENTIRE month of MAY!

We want you to win sooo bad!


Here are some tips on how to be consistent!

Keep your eye on your WHY?

Think about it like this. It’s way easier to save money when you have something you’re saving for like a house or car.

Find that something that keeps you going. What are you doing it for? Freedom, kids, spouse, happiness…? Remind yourself of this.

What’s the priority?

Raise of hands. How many of us has a longgg list of goals? . . . Ahem. Now, there is nothing wrong with that, but at the end of the day what is most important? What is priority. You need to figure this out to know what always comes first. This way you never have to get flabbergasted trying to figure out what goal you should tackle when things get to be ‘too much”. It will always be your priority.

Keep going. Fast.

We’re human, but we’re magical. You may get off track every once in a while BUT you must get right back on fast! Or else you’ll find yourself having to start over.

Know your triggers.

Sometimes you just feel out of it and you need that extra push, that extra sauce. For many people that push may be music, prayer, a motivational video. Whatever that thing is. Use it. Refresh and get back to work. Your dreams are ready to become reality.

Ignore your feelings.

There are gonna be days when you just don’t feel like it. But nobody cares so you HAVE too! Ignore those feelings and keep push. You got this.

Are yall ready!? We start the Consistency Challenge on May 1st, but feel free to get a head start right now! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter (check the sidebar) and follow us on social to stay up to date!

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We talk consistency in our latest podcast.

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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

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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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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,



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