LaLa says NO MORE EXCUSES!

Well my sisters, we have come into another year.  Wow!  2015 is here.  I don’t do resolutions, but mainly do reflections like I always do.  Thinking about the past, how far I have come, how can I improve professionally and personally, things like this.

I like to play on words.  Ok I just like words.  And this year will the year of…drumroll please…INTENTIONALITY!

Ladies, we must be intentional in our efforts towards our goals, dreams, accomplishments.  We can’t say, “I’m going to take a French class at the community college” and not make it happen.   That is not intentional; that is wishful thinking.

Wishful thinking produces a list of excuses. “Oh, I will do it when___________” or “Right now is not a good time” or “I don’t have enough money” or “They are better than me.” You get my drift my sisters.

All of this is stemming from excuses I had been making about returning behind the chair on a part-time basis (remember that cosmetology license I told you about!).

“I don’t have a clientele.”

“I don’t know here I am going to work.”

“But the kids will need me.”

“I am rusty.”

“I will be away from home.”

“I’ll miss hanging with my girlfriends.”

Guess what?  These don’t even make sense.  You see, when there is a passion burning in your heart, even when you try to ignore it, the dumbest, I mean the greatest excuse (yeah, right) is not going to fly.  Excuses don’t carry any weight and keeps us from pursing that goal/dream/accomplishment hence becoming complacent.

Well I have decided to return to the salon and it feels right.  It is not just about making extra money.  It’s about connecting with other sister-friends, laughing, crying, joking, sharing our lives and stories that promote unity, healing and straight BEAUTIFULNESS, inside and out!

My sisters, in order to be intentional without the excuses, first understand excuses are merely stumbling blocks as well as lies.  Second, once you decide you are not falling for the trap, set measurable goals.  If they seem unachievable at the moment, make them smaller or find simpler alternatives to getting it done.  Third, put your plan in action.  Be sure to write out everything.  Your ideas, thoughts, goals, steps, prayers.  EVERYTHING.

Let me say that I am very excited and has always enjoyed  doing hair.  Check this out.  I have 5 potential clients.  I already knew 3 years ago where I would be working.  The kids are going to be fine as always.  I’m far from rusty (lies!).  And I will always have the opportunity to hang with my friends.

See those excuses mean nothing and cannot stop me from the beautiful destiny set before me.  They can’t stop you either my lovely and gorgeous sister!

Peace and love,

LaLa

Now, what excuse are you going to stop making in 2015?

Beauty defined…at least according to LaLa

Last week, after having a talk with my cousin about this blog, I had to get this off my chest!

I know I mention beauty/beautiful quite a bit and I, by no means, intend for this blog to be considered another beauty blog because it is deeper than that. I have and will continue to share pictures, discuss beauty tips, etc. That’s in part because of my training, background and love for the beauty field.

The other part is beauty is not defined by a name brand, iconic look or accepted standard. I want everyone to know that I do not define myself as a beauty expert but I define beauty in your terms…what makes you beautiful.

As women we tend to take care of others so much that we neglect ourselves, our dreams, our passions. Yes we are to take care of those in our care, but we MUST take care of ourselves. If not, we will not be good for anyone else.

With that said my sister, beauty is defined as the attributes, essence and heart of each uniquely created woman that is amazingly appealing. Your beauty is already within you, waiting to give birth. It is that innermost dream. It is that unexpressed talent. It is that yearning of purpose already inside of you. THAT IS YOUR BEAUTY AND THAT IS WHAT YOU WERE CREATED FOR!

I will offer tips and suggestions for you to consider and experiment. They may work for you or they may not. You may like them or you may not and that is OK with me. I just want you to stimulate that inner beauty that’s dying to come out!

It is all about you my sister…MIND, BODY, SPIRIT! And we are going to do this life thing together!

Peace and love,

LaLa

Who am I? I am beautiful!

There have been times growing up that I believed I was ugly. Well mainly because that is what I was told as a little girl. As I became an adult, this “tag” began to effect me in my thoughts-low self-esteem, doubt, and unworthiness. Because I believed it so, it began to dictate my behavior in ways I was not pleased yet felt I had no choices. I became speechless and powerless when it came to matters of my identity. When it came to my children, I spoke louder than the loudest trumpet and was more powerful than a V8 engine!

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