Morning Prayer…Clarity

Hear my cry, O Lord, and listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth, I will call out to you when my heart struggles and becomes overwhelmed. Lead me to a rock and everlasting life that is higher than I. Know my heart and thoughts. If there are any wicked thoughts within me, lead me to your everlasting path. Help me to see evil and avoid it in my daily life. As I try to decide the right course to take in this life, guide me and bring me clarity.

Amen

Have a Terrific Tuesday 💓

Sunday Morning Reminders

Good morning friends, wake up and be reminded of how freaking awesome 🌟 you are no matter what’s going on around you!

Remember to be kind and kindness comes back to you!

Remember to smile at someone because it may brighten their day! 😀

Remember to stay positive and keep your head held high!

Relax, Recharge and get yourself prepared for the week ahead.

Have an amazing Sunday💓

Olivia

Mindset Affirmations

#mindsetaffirmations

#mondaymotivation

🌟 I am my own version of beautiful, which no-one else can be

🌟 I love myself. I believe in myself. I support myself

🌟 I have come this far and I can keep going

🌟 Every day in every way I am getting healthier and healthier and feeling better and better

Take this and recite them the rest of the week! You are more than conquerors…so think and act like such💋

Olivia

𝓛𝓲𝓯𝓮 𝓔𝓶𝓹𝓸𝔀𝓮𝓻𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 𝓜𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓸𝓻

How to Combat Being Alone in 4 Quick Steps👇🏾

#selflove

❣️I know it’s easier said than done, but being alone is ok? Stop jumping into relationships because you can’t stand the loneliness!

Here are 4 Tips to help combat the lonely days.

Use these steps to help you stop feeling the need for companionship. 👇🏾

💞Get Comfortable Being Alone

Enjoy your own company. Take time out to get to know yourself better. Write a journal and chart your thoughts and feelings when you are feeling lonely. Take yourself out on dates, be it for a dinner at a nice restaurant or a movie that you’ve been waiting to see. Once you are comfortable with your own company, other people are more likely to enjoy spending time with you as well.

💞Get Animal Companionship 🐶(my fav)

There’s nothing quite like having a dog waiting for you by the door when you get home, or a cat purring on your pillow. Animals make marvellous companions – they love unconditionally and are unfailingly loyal. Walking your dog can be a great way to meet new people as well. Smaller animals such as hamsters or geckos can also make you feel needed if you do not want to commit to getting a dog or cat.

💞Get Out of the House

Get out of the house when you can instead of allowing yourself to wallow in loneliness.Go outside, get some fresh air, go to the mall, the park or even just the grocery store. Make an effort to speak to at least someone, even if it’s only a sales assistant.

💞Get Involved in a Local Cause

Are you concerned about the environment? Passionate about inner-city education? Volunteer your time and skills at the local library, civic organization, or charitable foundation. Helping others will make you feel good about yourself, occupy your mind, and stop you from thinking about how alone you are. Having a shared interest is also a great way to develop new friendships.

Now…all of these tips I have actually used before I met my hubby! I learned so much about myself during this time!

Ladies self~love also means enjoying YOU!

Olivia

𝓛𝓲𝓯𝓮 𝓔𝓶𝓹𝓸𝔀𝓮𝓻𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 𝓜𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓸𝓻

Start Your Day in Prayer….

#selflove

#morningprayer

🙏🏾Today is a new beginning. Help me to start my life over beginning today with the power of self-love. Help me to enjoy my life, to enjoy my relationships, to explore life, to take risks, to be alive and to no longer live in fear of love. Let me open my heart to the love that is my birthright. Help me to become a Master of Gratitude, Generosity, and Love so that I can enjoy all of your creations forever and ever. Amen.

Have an awesome Friday….💓

Olivia

New Podcast Alert 🚨 Stay tuned…..

#selflove

#podcast

❤️Valentines Day is around the corner ladies…..what are you expecting?

Tired of those cheap gifts that have no thought behind them?

Does your spouse forget and grabs that gas station rose 🌹 🤦🏽‍♀️?

Tune in for episode 008 of my Podcast this Friday! I’ll tell you why you’re the blame for those crappy gifts or no gifts at all….😳yes I’ll be stepping on some toes but it needs to be talked about!!🤷🏽‍♀️

Listen wherever you get your podcast or download the episode from my website: girlyourjourneystartshere.com

Olivia ❣️

Wednesday Motivation

#upgradeyourlife

Have you ever cut your hair and most people didn’t notice? 🤷🏽‍♀️

Even worse, you’ve made significant behavioral changes, and it seems like no one cares or acknowledges them. 🤷🏽‍♀️

You’ve changed everything they hated about you….then crickets😳

What do you do? Do you give up and become that old person again?

NO…..

Join me Live today as I discuss Why Change is for YOU and not them!!!!

If you haven’t joined my Facebook Group, here’s your chance now👇🏾

https://www.facebook.com/groups/unleashingyourmask/

Sunday Inspiration

#unleashyourgoals

#staymotivated

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativities the world brings about, how do we keep motivated? Try on the tips I prepared from A to Z…

A – Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

B – Believe in your self, and in what you can do.

C – Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides.

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make motivation as your steering wheel.

E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.

F – Family and Friends – are life’s greatest ‘F’ treasures. Don’t loose sight of them.

G – Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert extra effort in doing things.

H – Hang on to your dreams. They may dangle in there for a moment, but these little stars will be your driving force.

I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people to get the best of you. Stay out of toxic people – the kind of friends who hates to hear about your success.

J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself. And the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

K – keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to self improvement.

L – Learn to love your self. Now isn’t that easy?

M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes.

N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.

O – Open your eyes. People should learn the horse attitude and horse sense. They see things in 2 ways – how they want things to be, and how they should be.

P – Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It lets us learn repertoire and ways on how can we recover from our mistakes.

Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate – are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner?

R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah build the ark.

S – Stop procrastinating.

T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self control jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self improvement.

U – Understand others. If you know very well how to talk, you should also learn how to listen. Yearn to understand first, and to be understood the second.

V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.

W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is rooted out from the roots of motivation and self improvement.

X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to put on “extras” on your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends, and so on.

Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you’re just going to spend it once.

Z – Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!! 🙌🏾

Need that extra push….

Schedule a call NOW👇🏾

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

Olivia B. Shepherd💋

Feeling Stuck About the New Year?

#newyearnewresults

We are in Day 2 of the New Year, and you are officially back into your normal routine, you sit and start to think now what?

Here are 5 questions to ask yourself if you are feeling a bit stuck about how to start this year off right?👇🏾

💫 What Challenge Did I Overcome Last Year?

Think about all the things or just one thing you have overcome and try adding to this list in 2019! No matter big or small, overcoming any challenge should be celebrated 🙌🏾

💫 Who Did I Surround Myself With?

Y’all know how I feel about this question, if they didn’t add value to your life last year, toss their butts this year🤷🏽‍♀️☺️

💫 How Did I Spend Your Time?

Now if you spent your time in the wrong relationships, worrying about others business, going places that aren’t good for you, or wasting time with the wrong folks….I’m going to need you to do better this year. All that time you wasted😒

💫 What new thing can I try this year?

Life is a journey of discovery. We need to keep trying new things every day, no matter our age. Just Do It! 👌🏾

💫 How can I become a better _____________ this year?

It’s time to let go of what kept you from being your best self and start believing that you are victorious and worthy of being better!

Repeat after Me: “I will embrace all the New Year has to offer me”

#upgradeyourlife

Olivia

𝓐𝓼𝓱𝓮𝓼𝓣𝓸𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓾𝓽𝔂 𝓜𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰