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2016 A Year to Say No


  

 

As the New Year begins, I am embarking on a new journey towards my goals. Therefore, I am pressed to make some necessary changes in my life not only to avoid the same mistakes that I made the past years but also to provide myself better opportunities of succeeding in every aspect of my life. One of the things that I realized over the years, the more Yes to some distractions in whether they are people or things, the more prone I was to fail to achieve my goals, so in 2016 I will learn to say NO

1. NO to negativity: negativity is a poison, once you let it get into your mind, it will affect every corner of it and leave you petty, jealous, envious and ungrateful.

2. NO to procrastination: procrastination is the enemy of productivity, the more you delay in taking care of important things in life, the less likely you are to achieve your goals.

3. NO to drama makers: sometimes you just have to distance yourself from drama and the people who are creating it, be around such environment is infectious.

4. NO to unfruitful relationships: It’s unlikely that you’ll have a good relationship with everyone that crosses your path whether it’s in your personal life or professional life but it’s okay. However, you have to be wise to know when to let go of a relationship that is unfruitful.

5. NO to parasites: Some people in your life are only there to take from you, they can drain you out and leave you exhausted. Therefore keeping them around is just slowing you down and wearing you out. 

By learning to say NO to these distractions, I’ll be able to focus on the things that matter, the things that inspire me, and help me grow and I wish you’d do the same.

 

Life changing lessons 2015 taught me


Life changing lessons 2015 taught me
As we are saying goodbye to another year, I wanted to take a moment to thank God for an incredible year and share with you some of the life changing lessons that 2015 has taught me. There is no doubt it was a year filled with blessings, laughter, joy, love, also challenges, sad times and chaotic moments but in the midst of it all, God was there to protect, comfort and bless my family, my friends and I and for that I am thankful.

From my many life changing lessons that the year has taught me, I am sharing 17 with you and pray that they will be useful to you in the coming year.

1.  Always put God first in everything you are doing, even what you take to be insignificant, because He wants to be part of all your whereabouts. 

2. Understand that without God you are NOTHING

3. Never throw away old friends for new ones

4. Never stop loving, forgiving, and appreciating the people in your life.

5. Allow yourself to experience firsthand the joy of giving by being as generous as you can be

6. Cut out all negativities in your life one by one

7. Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and let God take control

8. Love, value and respect yourself enough to walk away from people who are keeping you from growing spiritually, and mentally

9. Appreciate the small pleasures of life

10. Always make time for yourself

11. Smile even when it hurts the most

12. Embrace your uniqueness,

13. Use your past as a learning guide

14. Taking responsibility for your actions shows a lot about your character

15. It can’t always be about you.

16. Don’t take it personal.

17. Take life one day at a time and always make the best of it

I wish you a happy, healthy, joyful and prosperous New Year 2016.

  

Facebook Do’s and Don’ts


Facebook Do's and Don'ts

Facebook Do’s and Don’ts

Facebook like any other social media outlet gives you the opportunity to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and network with people from all over the world. As useful and entertaining it can be but also very annoying and frustrating if people don’t conduct themselves in a proper way. So whether you are on Facebook for personal or business reasons, here are some do’s and don’ts you can use if not already to help you attract the right people and cultivate a lasting relationship.
Do’s
• Have a nice profile picture: It doesn’t have to be professional but something appealing and welcoming, people want to know who they are connecting with.
• Have a cover picture: It’s a great way to creatively express yourself either personally or professionally for example: you can advertise your business by displaying your logo, book cover if you are an author, CD cover if you are a musician or anything interesting.
• Have a short bio: Don’t leave the “about” section blank, a little about yourself or your business will help you stand out.
• Post something interesting and positive at least twice a day.
• Share your testimony
• Post related comments under friends’ posts
• Be selective in your friend requests
• After accepting a friend request, send a brief thank you note.
• Only share posts that are useful, informative and reflective of who you are or your business
• Before PM (private message) someone, check out their profile first so you’ll have an idea to whom you are talking to.
• When doing a friend suggestion, let both parties know beforehand and tell them why you think connecting them is a good idea.
• Be social: remember it’s social media, be engaged, be friendly and have fun.

Don’ts:
• Don’t complain, gossip and attack other people continuously
• Don’t tag yourself on a friend’s picture that you are not in
• Don’t share someone else’s personal picture without his/her permission
• If you PM (private message) someone twice or three times, they don’t answer, leave it there.
• Don’t force yourself, your belief or your business on anyone.
• Don’t be rude and nasty
• Don’t video call anybody without permission.

Myrlande E. Sauveur 10 tips to kick off your business in the New Year


10 tips to kick off your business in the new year

10 tips to kick off your business in the new year

1. Draft a business plan. If you have been operating without a business plan, well it’s time to draft one because not only it’s essential to the success of your business but it serves as a guide to keep your company on track and a tool you can use to evaluate your performance and make necessary corrections.
2. Get a business mentor: As a business owner, you need someone to hold you accountable whom you can trust to assess your progress with a fresh pair of eyes.
3. Never stop learning: spend time learning the in’s and out’s of the industry you are in. Invest in books, audios, seminars and also the SBA website has a wealth of free resources you can use.
4. Leave it to the experts: most businesses fail because the owners think they can do it all. Hire the qualified candidates to help and advise you. The growth of your business depends more on your ability to lead a team of qualified people than being an expert in everything.
5. Know your competitors: Getting to know your competitors will help you identify what you have in common with them and how you can differentiate yourself.
6. Secure Online Presence & Management is very important.
7. Build a strong team: Recruit the best of the best, skillful people who are committed to your vision.
8. Promote a healthy workplace: people tend to be very productive when they are being valued for what they do. Give credit where credit is due and appreciate diversity.
9. Provide world class service: Treat your clients the way you want to be treated and even better. Go the extra mile, build lasting relationships.
10. Make time for yourself: Managing a business can stressful so while you are spending time focusing on the business and making sure everything is running smoothly, take some times to relax, recharge and live life outside of the office.
Have a happy, healthy and productive New Year!

Will Brazil be the 20th FIFA World Cup Champion?


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Let the games begin! The time we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, but the question is: who will take home the $35 Million winning prize and be the 20th FIFA World Cup Champion? Will it be #Brazil, #Argentina, #France, #Spain or #Netherlands?
With #Brazil being the host of the #2014FIFAWorldCup, they are playing the first game, and just because it’s BRAZIL as my brother put it, they have a greater chance at winning but let’s not forget what happened in 1950 when Brazil lost the championship to Uruguay in Brazil. Even though Brazil won more championships than all the other participating countries but they play better elsewhere than at home. Will they rewrite history this year or will they have a repeat of 1950? Personally I think Netherlands or France will take home the championship this year, what do you think?
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Meet my personal stylist Cindy Lafalaise AKA Priiincesss


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I always have a problem finding the right clothes to wear, the right accessories, the right shoes, and don’t even get me started with colors or what goes with what. It’s always been one of my challenges so instead I made a deal with my older sister, at the beginning she would shop for me and I would do all the house chores. It was good until she decided not to do it anymore because “It was about time that I did my own shopping” she said. With my busy schedule, and my lack of fashion sense I knew I needed to get a personal stylist but how much would it cost me?
Then I met Cindy Lafalaise best known as Priiincesss. She is the face and creator of Priiincesss, an online fashion boutique. Cindy has a passion for fashion and it shows with every single piece, her selections are fun and elegant at the same time. For someone like myself, I like to dress professional but at the same time; I want something sexy and trendy, something that not too many people already have but most importantly at a very reasonable price.
Even though her boutique Priiincesss is online but if you are local (Atlanta GA), she would go to you with selected pieces based on your likes or the occasion you are shopping for and advise you accordingly.
What makes Cindy and her boutique different from everyone else is that Cindy loves people, she is high spirited, full of energy, and she has a great personality. Her selections are fun, colorful, elegant and unique so whoever you are or the occasion you are shopping for, you will find something in her boutique just for you.
As an author and entrepreneur, I do a lot of public appearances so I always have to look my best and Cindy understands that. Her first pick for me for my book signing at the Radio Continentale 11th anniversary celebration in ATL was a big hit, it was not something that I would normally wear but she knew that particular piece would be great for the occasion. I trusted her and she was right, not only I got a lot of compliments on the dress but also I felt good wearing it. Fashion doesn’t have to be expensive with a fancy brand name on the tag, it just have to be unique to your style and match your personality. Sometimes you may not know what that is but Cindy will help you to find it, besides you are a PRIIINCESSS you can rock anything.
If you are like myself with a very busy schedule and no fashion sense or just want something different and affordable then Cindy should be your personal stylist and Priiincesss should be your only online boutique.

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