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The meaning behind my blog’s name….

Some people, well most people probably looked at the title of my blog and though “Huh? Aspire Oneself? I don’t get it.”

When I have to sit down and come up with names for my future store, YouTube channel, or the names for my stuff animals (when I was a kid lol) I would always look up names and their meanings in the dictionary. I would look in the thesaurus too. You can only imagine the names I had for my stuff animals. I named one stuff animal that wore an American flag outfit America Zeal Meadows which means America loves our country. The thesaurus is a great tool but anyway back to why I named my blog and my fashion consulting business Aspire Oneself.

I came up with names like:
Your Lookbook
Inspire Yourself
Your Closet
Your Personal Closet
Fashion Style
A Look Through A Fashionista’s Eyes

Something about “Inspire Yourself” just rolled off my tongue so nicely but the title was already taken. So I started thinking about aspire and looked up what that meant. Which is:

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Well I do want to achieve a career in fashion and help others. I decided the name should be “Aspire Yourself.” Unfortunately that was taken too. Back to the drawing board. If I can’t use yourself I have to find another word. I went to my handy dandy thesaurus on the web and typed yourself and “oneself” came up in the search. Then I looked up what oneself meant. Which is:

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Well I am my own person. I don’t want to be anyone else but a better me. So I’m achieving to be my own person. The person I want to be in the future.

My definition for Aspire Oneself is:

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Even if it’s personal or professional growth we all want to achieve greatness. I know I do and I want to help others the best way I know how. I want to give people great advice, motivational quotes and tips, mentoring, and fashion consulting. #letmedressyou so you can become a better you with style!

Book your appointment. Email me: aspireoneself@gmail.com

Follow me on Instagram: @aspire_oneself

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Internet vs Real Life: Business Edition

It’s 2014 and everyone including our grandparents has a social media account. If your family has an account you should already know your Employers are members of one or multiple social media accounts. The topic of this discussion is “Should you separate your internet life from your real life with your coworkers?”

When starting out at a new job we are open to new beginnings, changes, and friendships. How can you go to work everyday without building some kind of bond with your coworkers? Sometimes you even take your work friends out of the office to socialize. Years ago people would just exchange phone numbers and emails so they could continue to communicate outside of work. Today we ask for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Don’t forget we all have smartphones attached to our hips and we are constantly taking pictures and videos and uploading them to our accounts. We allow complete strangers know where, what, and who we are with at all times. We have turned into a walking GPSs. How do you decide what pictures and posts are okay for friends, family, and/or coworkers to see?

Social media sites gives us options to make profiles, posts, and pictures to become private to whom we want to view them. If you have to start monitoring who can see what then why post something inappropriate in the first place? Young people now – including myself, have the mindset of being young and it’s okay to do certain things people who came before us did the same thing. People before us didn’t have access to the internet like we do today. Image is very important because we wouldn’t want the wrong image to portray us for life. One post or picture could prevent us from getting a job, get us fired, or hurt someone’s feelings. Social media sites aren’t going away and more are being created.

Here are some tips on how to separate internet from real life:

  • Make your profiles private
  • Don’t use your real name or professional emails on social media sites. This will make it harder for certain people to find you.
  • Don’t connect your personal profile to your professional profile. You made separate profiles for a reason.
  • Ask the people you are taking pictures with if it’s okay to post their pictures on the internet. They care about their image too.
  • Don’t talk about social media sites at work if there is something inappropriate or private you wouldn’t want them to see.

If you have anymore tips or advice you would like to share please comment below.

 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee