𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣🌟

▪️▪️A little Monday Motivation,

This past weekend someone I loved dearly told me not attend their funeral because I use to sell my body, I literally laughed it off!
But it made think over my work life, I use to be:

A cashier
Telemarketer
Janitor
Fry Girl
Stripper
Sex Worker
Maid
Teacher
🌟Now Boss🌟

Out of all the things this person could have said, they used my messy past, but guess what….my Mess has become my Message…
Out of my mess, God birthed a message in me; that’s why I stand before you, Bold, Courageous, and Transformed…🦋

It doesn’t matter what they call you; God called you better!! So keep going no matter what you’re messy past may look like; you went through that stuff for a reason! Always remember you can do better and when they bring up your past, it’s because you have done something they didn’t dare to do is…CHANGE💪🏾

So today, don’t hide your messy past; use it in your story when helping others! Don’t give other people the right to tell your story before you do; they have a way of distorting your truth!!!

Have an O’mazing day,

Lady O🦋
Boss, Mentor, Teacher, Relentless Entrepreneur, Coach

▪️Need clarity and help telling your story with confidence? DM me, or by email 💌 olivia@oliviabshepherd.org

🎤Dropping the mic now🎤

🌟Turn Your Message into a Beautiful Blessing🌟

Affirmation of the Day

💓Even in the best circumstances, the wrong people will keep us from going far. Create a circle of friends/family who are hopeful and positive, just as you are. Avoid drama, and repeat this affirmation to yourself when you are tempted to get sucked into someone’s negative energy.

How often do you use affirmations? ⤵️

Suicide Prevention Week 💜

Know the signs…don’t forget to check on your strong loved ones!!

Don’t take the words they say lightly…

▪️Suicidal behavior is complex. Some risk factors vary with age, gender, and ethnic group and may even change over time. The risk factors for suicide frequently occur in combination. Research has shown that more than 90 percent of people who kill themselves have depression or another diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorder, often in combination with other mental disorders. Also, research indicates that alterations in neurotransmitters such as serotonin are associated with the risk of suicide.

▪️Diminished levels of this brain chemical have been found in patients with depression, impulsive disorders, a history of violent suicide attempts, and also in postmortem brains of suicide victims.
Adverse life events in combination with other risk factors such as depression may lead to suicide. However, suicide and suicidal behavior are not normal responses to stress. Many people have one or more risk factors and are not suicidal. Other risk factors include prior suicide attempt; family history of mental disorder or substance abuse; family history of suicide; family violence, including physical or sexual abuse; firearms in the home; incarceration; and exposure to the suicidal behavior of others, including family members, peers, or even in the media.

It’s 🆗 to seek help, and remember, you are never alone! Reach out to someone, please:

Mental Health Advocate

How Do You Self-Care on Sunday ’s?

💫It’s rather intriguing that we tend to take our whole self for granted most of the time. We live in such a fussy world that we seldom stop to consider the care we should be giving to our bodies to promote good physical as well as mental health. Our bodies are like machines that are on the go most of the time. Machines require oiling and fueling to continue. And we have to use the correct oil or fuel otherwise the machine breaks down, correct?🤷🏽‍♀️

💫Have you ever stopped to think whether what you’re doing to your body is helping or hurting? Begin with the food you consume daily, then go on to the things you do to and with your body and mind. If you were a machine, would you still be going, or would you need to stop for mending occasionally?

💫So how are you self-caring today? Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup, so you need to take time a refuel yourself!!!

It starts with something as simple like:

▪️Putting your phone 📱 down for a few hours
▪️Sipping some hot tea ☕️
▪️Taking a power nap 😴, (I promise you naps help to refresh your mind)
▪️Listen to your favorite music 🎶
▪️Find a reason to laugh 😅
▪️Get about 15 minutes of fresh air 🌞
▪️Or do nothing, remember it’s really 🆗 to do nothing at all

💫Caring for ourselves is something that we often overlook in our busy schedules. With trying to juggle work, kids, home life, errands, and more, the thought of putting ourselves first, for even just a few minutes, can seem impractical or almost childish. To most, it feels more like a chore than a necessity.

💫But that’s exactly the problem. Putting ourselves first IS a necessity. And although our lives might seem crazy hectic enough, taking the time to care for yourself is going to aid in the effectiveness of you helping others….

Take Care Of Yourself,

Lady O🦋

Suicide Prevention Month

I’ve been reflecting on the several times I attempted to take my life, and remember people telling me to ”pray it away”, ”snap out of it”, or ”get over it, because black people don’t kill themselves”

🤷🏽‍♀️Silly me, for thinking I could actually talk to people who didn’t understand a damn thing about how mental illness works!

Suicide is suicide period…

Me having these thoughts, didn’t mean I didn’t trust God either! Stop 🚫 minimizing how people feel and judging them!

Yes….

I had a nice home
Nice car
Beautiful clothes
A successful business
A good husband
A good kid
Wonderful friends
Good family

None…

Of this matters, when your brain 🧠 doesn’t function at all, you only hear those evil voices in your head that constantly nag at you telling you how much of a failure you are, how stupid you are, how much of a burden you are!!! You can’t escape these thoughts overnight; you can’t just pray these thoughts away; you just can’t snap out of it!!!!

I no longer believe these thoughts as much as I use to, and I thank God for actually seeking the help I so badly needed!

So I ask you, to go check on your strong friend, cousin, neighbor, church member, and/or loved one! Millions of us suffer in silence; millions of us have money, look pretty, drive nice cars, live in beautiful houses, and run successful businesses.

Don’t get the misconception that we are good; we just get better a masking the pain we feel in our brains really well.

Although some of you may never understand why people like myself feel or think about ending our lives, don’t judge us for it!

Educate yourself, listen to your loved ones, be there for them!
Suicide isn’t a crazy person disease; it’s an illness that can affect just about anyone!!

It affected me 🤷🏽‍♀️daughter, sister, mom, wife, business owner, friend…suicide doesn’t discriminate.

If you are looking for someone to speak to about your loved one or even for yourself, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Mental Health provider in your state, contact the Suicide Hotline, or reach out to me!!!

Know the facts; you can’t acknowledge what you don’t confront!

Olivia
Mental Health Advocate
(suicide attempt survivor)

💌 olivia@oliviabshepherd.org
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Let Me ReIntroduce Myself 💋

Survivor

▪️▪️Let me reintroduce myself to my new friends and followers. My name is Olivia B. Shepherd. I’m a 20 plus year Entrepreneur who is running several businesses successfully.

🌟Was it easy? No! Did I want to give up, Hell yes! But I had to come to the realization, that I was suffering and could no longer who hold myself together. I needed help, and I needed it fast! No longer could I continue to let my businesses decline, my clients were depending on me, and my family too.

🌟Then came the BIG diagnoses, yep, I was diagnosed with DEPRESSION, PTSD, and SEVERE ANXIETY.

🌟And…Yes, I built and continued to run my businesses while being clinically depressed. If you suffer from this than you know exactly how hard this could be. Guess what, I did it, and I had several meltdowns, days of isolation, frustration, and anxiety, but I still persevered.

🌟I was a Relentless Entrepreneur all while suffering from mental illness. It wasn’t easy and I wanted to throw in the towel time and time again but I didn’t and I want to help other Relentless Women Entrepreneurs suffering from mental illness do the same.

🌟Stay tuned for the debut of my new business coaching program for Women Entrepreneurs who suffer from mental illnesses.

If anyone can teach you how to continue showing up in your business, even while being sick, tired, and exhausted…I can!

𝙊𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙖 𝘽. 𝙎𝙝𝙚𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙙
Transformation/Biz Coach

”Helping the Relentless Entrepreneur Woman: Master Entrepreneurship and Mental Health”

T-shirt available in my new store: http://www.teeztoinspire.com 😉

Hello September 🌻

🗣New Month, New Hope, New Blessings, New Life, New Fulfilment, New Health New Goals, New Joy, New Songs, and New Challenges.
This New month you shall conquer every challenge that crosses your path and achieve your desired goal…💪🏾

While you’re at it, don’t forget to plan and write down those goals!!

🌟New Month, New Mindset…now what are your goals for September? 🌻

Remember, your mindset affects all your decisions, and goals written down are usually something you’ll take action on!!!

🌟If you’re anything like me, you love all things planners and worksheets…so enjoy this printable/fillable online PDF on me!

To get started on achieving your goals, you need to plan for it and make it a priority…💪🏾

Enjoy⤵️

https://mailchi.mp/4aa256828d53/september-mindset-goal-planner-worksheet

Let this be a September to remember 🌻

Transformation/Biz Coach

Monday’s Are For Fresh Starts and Success….💪🏾

Daily Reminder For Success

Listen…your negative mind will always hold you back

▪️The first step is always the hardest. 😫
Your mind will come up with all sorts of scenarios to prevent you from taking that scary first step toward your goal.
That does not mean you are a coward, though.
It is just your brain’s way of defending yourself.
Sometimes, though, you have to listen to what your heart has to say and just do it.
Everything else will be a lot easier once you get past the first hurdle – and that is to ignore your brain’s dire warnings and go with your gut instinct.

▪️I had to learn the hard way to stop 🚫 overthinking everything and ignore that inner voice in my mind telling not to do something…

▪️Stop letting your mind keep you from increasing your bank account 💰🤷🏽‍♀️

Do It Scared….

What have you been afraid to do, because your negative mind said ”No”⁉️

Transformation/Biz Coach

Daily Reminder For Success

▪️▪️Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome▪️▪️

~It’s ok to Believe you can be successful
~ It’s ok to Believe you can heal
~It’s ok to Believe that you can do or be anything

▪️▪️You have come too far, my dear, to believe the negative thoughts that are going on in your head, to have great success, it’s YOU that has to be the one who Believes….

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, and continue to Believe you can do anything🌟💪🏾


Heal Grow Transform

Transformation/Biz Coach

Happy Wednesday 🌟

▪️▪️Remember, failures are stepping stones, so what if you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to yesterday, guess what my dear today is a new day…

Have a great Wednesday,

Affirmation of the Day⤵️

One-way to be sure that you get what you want is to practice playing the affirmations game. The great thing about this game is that if you play it enough, you are assured of victory! I hope you understand the significance of that statement! 💪🏾

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