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Now I just go for it and wait for a reaction. Don’t be afraid of change. 

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#wwydWednesday: Be around like minded people

Is there a way for us to really succeed in life if we are only around people of the opposite mindset as us. Can a politician really make it into politics without knowing or befriending people in office? Can a doctor become a doctor without being close to other doctors? Can singers become famous without being around creative musical minds? If not then why do some of us think it’s cool to hang with the same crowd and expect change? Are we afraid to step out on our own? Afraid of the unknown? Afraid if you’re group will still like you? If you’re so called group isn’t backing you up on being successful and having a positive life then are they really your so called group. As you move up you’ll bring people into your circle and unfortunately kick others out. It’s hard to do it but sometimes we have to think of the bigger picture and do the things that make you happy.

Answer this are you around like minded people?

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#wwydWednesday: Change thoughts leads to a change mind

We all heard the saying seeing the world half full instead of half empty. Being half full leads to an open mind and open to change. While half empty thinks negative and worring about the what ifs’ instead of the what could be. 

A simple thought can change our perspective. If we think negative we’ll be negative. If we think postive we’ll be positive. We want to see a good change in ourselves and the world, we have to think positive. Focus on what could be once you keep going. 

The other day I opened up to my manager and told her I feel like I’m moving backwards and I don’t see growth in my position. I felt confused and upset at myself. I’ve always set goals for myself even when I was younger so when I feel like I’m not where I think I should be I start beating myself up. That’s when she told me I’m empty minded. Yeah she said that alright! “How can you not see how far you came Courtney? I wouldn’t of gave you these responsibilies if I thought you couldn’t do it.” I did come a long way. My past jobs just gave me responsibilities because it was in my job description not because I earn the right to do them. I closed off my mind on what I didn’t have instead of focusing on what I was given. Not going to lie my family history on seeing the world half empty effects me even when I don’t want to admit it. We all are creatures of habit. Those habits can be change into postive thinking but only if we allow it. 

I’ll like to know how do you see the world? The way you are seeing the world is it effecting you positively or negatively? What made you think like that? Is it habit or did you change your way of thinking? Comment or you can contact me privitely here

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#wwydWednesday: Being Happy vs Being Content

This week’s #wwyd is a topic most of us is struggling with. It can be in our relationships, jobs, and/or life in general. I want you to be completely honest with yourself when reading this post. 

How many people would agree with this statement? When we go into work we are already thinking about getting off before we go in.  

What about this statement? I’ve been with him/her for so long they are use to what I always do. So why change it up now!

Those two statements are examples of being content. We confuse being content with being happy and it’s not that. We are just getting by and saying that’s okay. 

As kids we all had dreams of being successful and marrying the person of our dreams. As we got older we just took what came our way and stopped looking for more. Why is that? Are we scared to leave what is comfortable to us? Are we scared to try something new? I’m not saying leave your current relationship but if you want more why settle for less, SPEAK UP! That goes for your job too. You are the one walking in your shoes. You have to wake up in the morning and clock in and out of your job. You have to look at the other person everyday. You have to look in the mirror. Can you look in the mirror and say out loud you are happy in your relationship, job, and/or life? Did you pause? You just answered without saying anything. You are being content with yourself. You are shorting yourself out of happiness. I know I can do better and I’m working to change my situation. We need to admit to ourselves we are content and focus on what makes us happy. 

The definition of happy is to be delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing. 

Are you delighted everytime you see that special someone even when you get into an agreement? 

Are you glad to have the job that you have? 

Are you pleased at just being you? 

Can you honestly say you are happy? If so I’m happy for you because everyone is waiting to get to that level. Some people never will because they are satified at being content. 

I hope you enjoyed this #wwydWednesday! Stay happy y’all. 

Sincerely, Courtney Rene

Dress for the job you want, not for what you have.

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Most of us know the saying “Dress for the job you want, not for what you have” either when going on a job interview or if you’re currently employed and is interested in a higher position. If you consider yourself as a leader you are eyeing to take your boss’s job. If you think something is wrong with that then you might be comfortable in your situation now. Nothing is wrong with that either some people are just comfortable getting the orders verses giving them. Unless you are sitting comfortably with my $100K or more people are usually thinking about changing jobs or moving up a ladder.

For people in their teens to early adults job hopping is normal. You’re getting experience and seeing what you like. When you’re in college you are taking different elective classes to make sure the major you choose or haven’t chose yet is right for you. While you are getting those experiences you should also be aware of your surroundings like management to see if you can see yourself in their shoes permanently. Once you’re in a position for about six months to a year and your manager is seeing great progress don’t be afraid to ask about growing opportunities in the company. Just like that song by Drake “started from the bottom now we’re here.” Everyone started from some where.

If you’re seeking a management role in your current company, mirror off the qualities of your boss but change up something. If you are exactly like all the other managers in the company then your manager’s boss wouldn’t see a need replace the manager at your job now. Make an effort because companies are growing in new cities, states, and countries and you could be apart of the growth. If you want that job you have change your current behaviors.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

What’s In Your Closet

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Okay let’s be honest a lot of us do it. Don’t even try to lie. We purchase something thinking we are going to wear it often. The next thing you know you wear it once and forget it’s in the back of your closet. You finally remember it when you’re trying to find something else. For me I hate throwing out clothes or shoes unless I know I can’t fit it. Especially if it’s too big. At the same time I don’t want to get rid of staple pieces that will continue to be in style such as blazers and tops.

What to do with all those clothes if you refuse to get rid of them. Hmmmmm…. Revamp your wardrobe! Think of new ways to wear your favorite pair of pants, that cool top, or pairing those shoes with something else. Think of what colors go well with each other. If you have a ton of summer dresses you can’t wear in the fall or winter because it’s either too short or to cold for it, pair it up with some cute tights and layer it with a cute blazer.

Guys are known for having less clothes than women so switching up what you wear with your favorite pair of jeans is a must. Currently I’m a Men’s Clothing Specialist at Saks. Yes I said it a Men’s Clothing Specialist. Women are great at styling men. Working there I’ve notice a lot of gentlemen stick to the same black or blue suit with a white button up shirt underneath. If you work five days a week to other people it will look like you’re wearing the same thing everyday. Something simple you can do is change up the color of your shirt and tie with your suits. A lot of guys that come into the store are very conservative and that’s their excuse on why their outfits are so plain. In a nice way I have to explain “you don’t have to look simple to keep your conservative style.”

Right now I’m in the process of moving and going through my closet. Like I said before I’m in the process for starting up a YouTube channel and I’m going to show you all some good examples on how to change up your wardrobe. Even if you have very few garments or have so many you can’t even count this video will be worth watching. I hope these tips will work out for you and keep a look out for the video that will go along with this topic.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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New Year’s Eve

Just because the year is almost over doesn’t mean you should quit. It means you should continue on your path. Your path to your future. Your path to make your life better. Your path to be happy and stay happy.

New Year’s Eve is just the beginning never the end. 2014 was for thinking about your future and now 2015 is for going after it! Keep up the hard work and never stop!

Try not to dwell on someone else’s accomplishments because you’ll be pushing back on what is meant for you. Write your goals down and focus on one goal at a time. Once one is done you now know you can accomplish something. That goal will lead you to another and then another. Until one day you can look back and see how how far you have come.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee