aspire oneself

STORY TIME: Teen Vogue x Parsons I QUIT

Hey Aspirers and welcome new Aspirers to my blog. I’m still celebrating my birthday month. Don’t forget to send in your questions, any questions you want answered! You can submit them here. At the end of the month I’m going to record a Q&A video. I can’t wait to answer your questions! If I don’t get to your question for the video I will personally email my answer to you. In the meantime checkout my story time video.

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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Road Block

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This is figuratively speaking Aspirers. I’m not stuck on the side of the road some where I’ll call 911 first not write this first. What I mean by being road block is being stuck and trying to get out of a rut. First I have to figure out how to get out of my rut. Do I keep complaining, do I keep it locked inside, or call for someone to pull me out of the ditch. Sometimes it feels like everything is going as planned then the wall comes and I crash right into it. Do you ever feel that way? Why when we move 3 steps forward we fall down 2 flights of stairs. Then the voice in our head says “stop just give up, it’s not worth it” but then you realize you came so close. You continue to doubt yourself. How can you stop that little voice in head from TALKING! Those doubts are memories from your past failures, unsupportive friends and family member, or maybe you keep comparing yourself to other people that succeed. You failed to realized through all those that succeeded they failed too. When we have success we forget about failure because the success is always glorified and failure is lost some where.

What’s your road block(s). Take a minute and think about it.

Aside from your road blocks what are your successes? Before you were great at something you were either bad or had no idea what to do. Think of your road blocks as having no idea what to do. If you knew what to do you wouldn’t be stuck but you are. So how to get out?

Here are some ideas:

  • Go a different route.
    • If you continue to do the same thing then you’ll continue to get the same result.
  • Ask someone with experience.
    • They’ve been where you are. It’s okay to ask questions because their answers could give you ideas you weren’t thinking about.

My road block is my brand. I have goals of what I want Aspire Oneself to become but something is stopping me. What I’ve realize is time. I don’t give my brand enough time. The minutes I’m watching tv which isn’t a lot, I could be creating posts, revamping my image, network, and expand my styling services. To get over my road block is to one admit my faults which I have and know what is wrong which I do. The next step is to commit to changing so I can see growth and success. I see my fault is my time management my goal is schedule more and set reminders to keep me on tasks.

With my brand I hope to see you with me as I continue on my path. For you to see where I was, where I am. and where I’m going. Aspirers please continue this journey with me. On the way I hope you will see me more than just a blogger but a friend that wants to share experiences and tips to you all. If you haven’t started yet take a moment and subscribe to my blog.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

 

Hope you’re following…

Hey Aspirers! I hope you’ve added me on Instagram if not you just missed out on a giveaway to the readers in my area. Don’t worry there will be more giveaways but the only way you’ll know is if you follow me on all my social media. Click on the links below to stay connected with me. 

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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From my previous post last year called Postponing YouTube well guest what it’s been back if you all missed it. Click here to go directly to my YouTube channel. I’m a well rounded people so my content has to be too. 

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee

My Favorite Editing Apps! 

In my previous post “Be the best YOU!” I mentioned the phone apps I use for my Instagram and YouTube posts called Fotor and Collage. I’ve decided to screenshot a mini tutorial on how easy these apps can be.

Fotor:

When creating a post the words you add to your picture can’t be flat. Make your image POP. With Fotor you can change font, colors, alignment, size, opacity, and more. Here are screenshots of the text editing.

If these fonts isn’t working or your image isn’t looking right GUESS WHAT Fotor has a in app store you can purchase different fonts, collages, stickers, and more.

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After you’re done adding your text you can edit the quality of the photo. I thought my picture looked blurry so I sharpened the image. After you’re done editing you can turn your image from flat to FAB! What’s great about Fotor is you can use it on your desktop for more features at Fotor.com.

 

Collage:

What I love about Collage is that you can create your own grid. I also use Collage when I’m creating my lookbook posts like this one here. With college you can create borders for the picture as a whole or my borders for individual pictures.

 

Just like Fotor you can purchase extras in Collage too!

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With Collage you can create memes, edit the strength of a filter you want to use, and you can change the aspect. Changing the aspect will create the size you need for that banner, magazine, posts, and more.

 

Now the finish product I’ve created my own custom grid, I’ve added memes, and I changed the color of the images.

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That’s how you navigate through my favorite apps. Comment below if you downloaded these apps or if you just liked this post. You’ll definitely start using these apps often!

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Be the best YOU!

Living in a generation where everyone wants to be great. Nothing is wrong with that but what is great? Is it to be the next Kardashian/Jenner and Rihanna because you know we all love to work, work, work, work, work. When was is it okay just to be a great you and work with what you have or can afford. Most of the people we fantasize to be like either came up wealthy or worked their buts off to get where they are now. What are you going to do to get yourself to the top. Are you going to copy what they did or are you going to be original and be the best you can be.

For myself I want to become the best blogger/vlogger I can be so how can I achieve that coming from the bottom and working my way up. First I have to come up with great content that hasn’t been done too much but if it has how do I edit it to make it my own. One way to make something your own is to put your personality behind it. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not because you’ll come off fake and your viewers would think “oh she’s one way here but next she’s someone else”. Be genuine! Secondly your picture and video quality. I don’t have a $1000 camera, a MacBook, artificial lighting, or an extra room I can record so I have to work with what I have. One day I’ll work my way up because I don’t want to go broke all in one day for all that. Instead of a camera I use my iPhone. Yes I said it my iPhone and surprisingly the quality isn’t half bad. I’ve found apps to make photos pop.

Some of the apps I use:

  • Fotor
  • College

These apps works wonder for my Instagram posts and for YouTube. When it comes to lighting natural light can be your best friend but on those cloudy days recording isn’t an option anymore so your planning will change if the weather isn’t cooperating with you. Last tip is research because if you want to improve on something or you have no idea how to do something look it up online. Everything is online and if it isn’t guess what be the first to talk about. That’s new content right there!

I hope this helped you out on how to be a great you and not a great copycat. Figure out ways to make yourself stand out then people are going to be looking up to you and not calling you another one of those.

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee