Blogging with Tristan
This week, Social media went bananas over this chicken sandwich! Popeyes chicken sandwich is an economic indicator. If we could support business in our community like this chicken sandwich. Support mom and pop stores. The dollars we have are powerful! The powerful of social media is powerful.
I challenge you this week and forever to support a small business.
How can we create raving fans on social media?
Small Businesses Support Your Local Community
If you’ve ever balked at giving your money to a large corporation, small businesses are the way to go. Spending your money with a small business often will keep the money within your community. Small, local business owners are more likely to form partnerships with other local businesses, join the rotary club, sponsor the local soccer team and the school districts, and will make a point to give back to the community – after all, they likely live there too.
Today, there are a reported 29.6 million small businesses operating in the U.S. alone, but only half of new businesses will survive past 5 years. Competition from chains, skyrocketing brick and mortar leases, and struggles getting website traffic all contribute. Small businesses are important to the economic and social fabric of our society, though, and we all play a part in their survival.
My journey started in 2014, I started off doing gift baskets! Yes, God called to open my own business! Yes, everything was going to fall in place! NOT! NOT!
In 2015, I released my first book Dream the Impossible! Yes, God I have the plan! The plan was to sell over 150 books! Not!
Entrepreneurship can be a tough and long journey for many people. Some get lucky and succeed the first time. For me, that wasn't the case. I have success! I have also had failures! Keep going!
I continue to learn and grow. Along the way I picked up the following lessons that I now apply to each new business or project I am involved with.
When going after your dreams, its such a roller coaster ride. Some days are great and some days are not so great! Like everyone else, I get down in the dumps sometimes, with life’s up and downs (and sometimes more downs than ups).
The best is yet to come! Fight for your Dreams!In our society patience is not practiced. In our fast-paced society, we have been so accustomed to everything transpiring in an instant. Any delay is an inconvenience. Any inconvenience is unacceptable! Never give up on your Dreams! Keep pushing the Dream.
1. I don’t know about you, but I have this feeling that the best is yet to come, and that I can give my life a better go, just by giving an extra 10%.
2. THE BEST IS YET TO COME, so write down your goals both personally and professionally and keep lifting that benchmark.
3. Build a network of supporters!
4. Keep pushing the Dream!
Celebrate small wins.
Starting a business is hard, growing one is hard and running a one is hard. Doing this day in and day out can be tiresome. Sometimes I feel like I'm not winning or getting anywhere.
Many people celebrate the big wins (when the needle really moves), but what about the small wins?
In your short-term plan, identify small wins to celebrate. Avoid the notion that you have to land some fantastic, outstanding client or reach thousands of customers before celebrating. Rejoice over the first customer or transaction or over squashing a minor coding bug in a few days. Revel in the moment of pushing through three months.
Recognizing small victories can boost your morale and provide a surge of energy. They may alleviate the stress that can drag you down. Fun times help you recognize successes even if they aren't earth-shattering. They provide you with the motivation to keep going.
Nevertheless, I’m proud of making it as an entrepreneur this long, and most happy about the amazing connections I’ve made around the world … like you!
However, I have reflected on this entrepreneurial journey and I’m challenging myself to do something out of my box today. I want to talk a little about what I did right in my 4 years as an entrepreneur. I normally dwell on mistakes and improvements I need to make, but today I want to tell you what worked, and maybe it will help you on your own entrepreneurial journey.
Here are some tips:
Take time to learn..Before I started my own company, I had no experience! But I had a LOT to learn about the routine and flow of being a business owner and the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey.
Be humble. Start small things that can lead to big things. Listen to people wiser than you, especially your customers. Give yourself time to adjust to being an entrepreneur.
2. Always keep your content fresh..When I started my business I experimented with blogging and published some posts when it seemed convenient. After about nine months, I realized that nearly all my new business benefits were coming through the blog and that I needed to get serious about it.
From that point on, I created content on a consistent basis. This was a time before “content marketing” was a thing. For me, blogging was establishing a presence on the web that made a difference.
My advice is to pick one channel and stick to it. Today a business is built on awareness that leads to trust, that leads to loyalty, and then, maybe, a purchase. There is no more effective way to start that process than through effective content creation, and there is really no shortcut to that formula. The benefits may not accrue for several years … but becoming known is really the only sustainable competitive advantage you have today and that has to come through some sort of content.
Keep pushing your Dreams forward! Trust God through the process! My purpose for this blog's, websites, and book's is to inspire people to achieve their dreams in spite of adversity. I will be posting motivational quotes, bible verses, and college tips!!
My life is a story of faith, hope, perseverance, survival, love, heartbreak, compassion, triumphs, and failures. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter, sorrow, sun or rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas!! I was raised in a small low income neighborhood near downtown Houston called Fourth Ward. I will never forget where I came from, Fourth Ward, but I just tend to set my mind more on where I’m headed. I have learned that you must think outside of the box to obtain greatness.
Why dare to dream big?
As we go through life, it’s easy to get caught up in the status quo. You start to believe that average is acceptable and that since others are settling, then it’s ok to do the same. As soon as you notice this start to happen, something must be done to snap out of it!
Because the world needs you to put your gifts to work — we’re in a mess and we need your help. Everything and everybody counts. Plus dreaming big is the fastest track to personal transformation and learning to make the next big dream come true.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE! FAITH OVER FEAR! NEVER GIVE UP!
Life can be crazy at times! The entrepreneurship journey can be hard at time! Do not let the journey claim your life. This past weekend, I took a trip to Detroit for a book signing. It was a weekend trip. During the trip, I did a little self-reflecting. If you are to reclaim your life, you need to take the time to ask yourself a few questions. Are you living your life the way you want to live it? Do you think you’re going through your day as your true self? Are you speaking with your authentic voice, or are you holding back out of fear of not being accepted? Stop holding back so you can reclaim your life.
1. Don’t Hold Back!
Many of us struggle with the split between who we are and who we present to the world. We do this in order to fit in. We fear that our loved ones or peers will judge us for the things that we do or the ways that we want to be. So instead of being ourselves, we spend so much energy trying to fit into this mold of what everyone else expects of us. In this article, I will list four ways to reclaim your life. This will help you to approach everyday with the authenticity that you were born with. Do not let Fear win! Trust God through the process!
2. BE PRESENT AND THINK TO THE FUTURE
When you think about the past and the type of person that you used to be, your motivation will instantly disappear. Instead, focus on where you are in your life right now and where you’ll be going next.
Don’t be scared of this thought. Change allows for growth. Accept what once was and move on. You can’t change the past, but you are in control of where you are right now. You’re evolving as a person every single day without realizing it. Think of everything you’ve got to look forward to.
3. INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE GOAL, CONCENTRATE ON HOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET THERE
Too often, we can lose our motivation because we think we’re never going to reach a goal. The truth is, we’re so focused on reaching it that we don’t think about what it’s going to take to get there. A key way to reclaim your life is to focus on the steps you’re going to take to reach your goal. Focusing on how you’re actually going to make that improvement in your life will leave you much more motivated. Each step forward you take, you’ll see that you’re getting ever close towards your end goal.
4. DON'T BE HARD ON YOURSELF
Take your time. Be kind to yourself. Think about what you’re coming home to at the end of your work day. Even if you’re having a really bad time, there’s always something to be grateful for.
Follow @tjinspires Give yourself permission to try and try again. Always believe in yourself. Learning how to believe in yourself will open up endless possibilities in your life. I find living to be a fascinating experience. How we’re all on earth with millions of species, 30,000 different life forms, and over 7 billion people, and everyone is thriving in their own way, existing, co-existing, and co-creating. There’s so much we don’t know out there and so much to be experienced that it’s just wonderful. As you live on earth, remember to love life. It’s the only way we have to live.
For the month of AUGUST we focus on the topic RECLAIM Your Best Life, we will focus on living your best life! Why, because your time here on earth is limited! So enjoy life and live to the fullest! Now, go on out there and LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE.
Love you to the moon + back,
The Entrepreneurship Journey requires Faith! I’d love to tell you that of you stay in Faith, if you believe, God will always answer your prayer within 24 hours. There are some things in life that you cannot fully understand until you experience them, and I would say the Entrepreneurship Journey. I knew it would be difficult, but I underestimated the difficulty and the depth of which the experience would penetrate my whole self and the ripple effect it would have on all aspects of my life.
It’s been a journey of entrepreneurship that God has unexpectedly used to work out my faith in ways I could have never imagined and didn’t even know I needed. In 2014, God called me out of my comfort zone and into a journey of entrepreneurship. In His wisdom and grace, He opened my eyes to a problem, gifted me an idea, and aligned the burden on our hearts to pursue a dream that would somehow glorify Him!
TJInspires, was birthed in 2014. Prayer was the first order of business and we offered up our efforts and whatever the outcome of those efforts to God for His purpose and His glory.
I have known and sought God my entire life, but the roller coaster of extreme highs and extreme lows of entrepreneurship has rocked my faith and I found myself often lost in valleys of uncertainty, fear, doubt and confusion literally crying out to the Lord for help. I was confident that God burdened our heart to pursue this dream, so why was it so difficult for me?
Everyone called by God in the Bible was required to step out in faith and trust fully in the Lord. Consider Noah’s obedience in the face of extreme uncertainty, Abraham’s faithfulness to follow without knowing the way, David’s patience for the fulfillment of God’s promise of kingship, and so many others whose stories demonstrate the faith work that God accomplishes when we say yes to His calling.
“It’s been a journey of entrepreneurship that God has unexpectedly used to work out my faith in ways I could have never imagined and didn’t even know I needed.
Our Lord’s own brother James says:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4
I consider the trials of entrepreneurship pure joy because they are testing my faith and by His grace I am persevering and growing more mature in my faith. I have learned to live in and accept a place of uncertainty and instability because in Jesus I choose to place my certainty and stability.
I have learned to take risks and the Lord is using those risks to teach me what it means to truly trust in His provision.
I have learned to stop striving and believing that through MY efforts alone I can control our success or failure.
I have learned to seek His will, dig well the ditches He is asking me to dig, and trust that He will bring the rain. My journey is not yet complete. Whether God’s plan is that we achieve worldly success or experience worldly failure is still yet to be realized. But, whatever the outcome, I stand firmly in my faith and declare that it is well with my soul – and looking ahead from this new vantage point is worth every valley I’ve crossed along the way.
Choose to keep believing and choose to accept his timing. Do not rush the process! Whether it’s twenty minutes or twenty years, knowing that what God promised He will bring to pass!
Today, I decide to step out! I took myself on a date. I realize this may sound super dorky. You're probably thinking that I must be pretty weird and very lonely. Interestingly enough, I was way lonelier before I started spending time alone. The feeling of being so uncomfortable in my skin and feeling like I needed to be around people all the time to take a deep breath -- that was loneliness.
I just did it. And let go of trying to look "cool." Pulling out a Nike cliché here -- but "Just Do It." That was my approach. It's pretty awkward the first time you go to the movies alone and are sitting there and your bag is in the seat adjacent, and you're pretending to the others in the theater that your boyfriend is just getting refreshments and should be here shortly. Face it, you're just there alone. The awkwardness will pass -- and so will the fear of what other people think of your alone-time. Give up trying to look "cool" to others. Chances are, you'll never see these strangers again and they probably wish they could ditch the chatty Kathy they chose to see the movie with and be where you are.
Make a list of your favorite things. And don't wait for anyone.
I realized I should maybe start spending time alone when I had all these things I wanted to do but never did them because friends were always busy or had other plans. If your favorite band is playing a one-night only concert and none of your friends are free, don't lose the opportunity to do one of your dream activities. We could wait forever for other people to be available, and in the end realize we missed out on thing we love. Plus, making plans for one is a lot fewer back and forth texts (and damned group chats). So take out a piece of paper and make a list of every single thing you love to do but sometimes don't do because you don't have anyone to do it with. That excuse is no longer valid.
Everyone’s talking about self-care. It’s all over social media as #selfcare and it’s popping up on blogs and in workshops. Self-care may be a trend, but it’s one that’s much needed!
What is self-care, anyway?
Self-care is exactly what it sounds like: taking care of oneself. It’s any activity or practice that’s embraced solely for the purpose of one’s well being. Self-care comes in all forms. Exercise, meditating, spending time in nature, oil pulling, or treating oneself to a facial. It’s not one specific practice, but anything done to nourish the body or mind.
Take a self-care trip.
Taking a self-care trip can make a huge difference in your life. Even if you’re not feeling particularly stressed, getting away for a weekend every now and then can help you disconnect, relax, and be rejuvenated. These self-care trips don’t have to be costly; simply drive to the next town over and see the sights, or go camping nearby. The goal is to veer away from your normal schedule and take the time to do something just for yourself.
Take a self-care break by getting outside.
Spending time outside can help you reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, and be more mindful. Studies have even shown that getting outside can help reduce fatigue, making it a great way to overcome symptoms of burnout. Getting outside can also help you sleep better at night, especially if you do some physical activity, like hiking or walking, while you are outside.
In today’s fast-paced world, we tend to turn to our phones for entertainment or comfort, scrolling through news feeds that can contribute to our stress and anxiety rather than helping it. Instead, consider bringing a book with you when you leave the house. Even better, bring books on self-care, so that you can learn more about how to take care of yourself while you are taking care of yourself. You might be amazed at the difference it can make when you slow down instead of always looking at your phone. Not only can it help improve your mood, but it can also help you to stay more present and mindful.
What is the one true obstacle we all must face down as entrepreneurs? Overcoming fear. Keeping the faith. Not throwing in the towel when it gets hard. Entrepreneur or not, life tests us. We receive challenges every day in the form of things not going quite as we had planned -- and that’s the lesson, you can plan, but you can’t really plan.
It starts with your thoughts: The key is not letting your thoughts get in the way of where you want to go. The key is staying so motivated that nothing can sway you -- including the prospect of failure. We’ll all face down failure at one point or another. We might also face down exhaustion, confusion, curve balls, and many moments where stopping seems tempting. However, if there is one muscle that is absolutely imperative to strengthen, no matter who you are or what you’re doing, it’s your faith in yourself.
Recognize how far you’ve come. What are you doing if you’re not living, and living fully? I’ll let you answer that. Reflecting back, recognize what you’ve accomplished. Use that as inspiration to keep going. You’ve overcome hardship before, you’ll do it again.
Get grateful. Complaining is a pretty common thing. “It’s hard.” “I don’t want to.” “I’m tired.” While I support listening to your needs and taking great care of yourself, sometimes you just have to jump the hurdle one leg at a time and be grateful that you have legs at all. We make a lot of excuses. Ninety percent of the time they’re cop-outs for fear. That little voice in your head that tells you to give up? That’s your ego. You can easily put it in time-out by shifting your perspective. List some things you’re grateful for. Write them down. Say them out loud. Tell someone you’re grateful for them. Appreciate everything that you have, and you’ll realign with your readiness to receive a whole lot more. Keep complaining, and you’ll keep yourself stuck.
Know where you’re going: Have a clear vision or idea of what the outcome of the project is going to look like once you’ve completed it. Having a clear and specific aim helps to keep you focused as you work through the project, and can be especially valuable when you hit any doubts or challenges.
Commit to it: Commit to your Dreams and don’t get sidetracked by other ideas or requests. Every day spend time doing something that takes you towards your end goal, even if it’s only for 10 minutes.
Trust in the process: One of the biggest challenges I’ve had is the belief that I have to be 100% clear about a project before I can start on it. Sometimes you just have a burning desire to do something but don’t have all the steps to get there. Then trust that you will be given the knowledge, tools and resources that you need to help move you along the path to where you want to go.
Life can be hard at times! It has it ups and down! I juggle a lot! My plate is running over! Don’t Settle for Mediocrity in your life! Halfway. Good enough. Let’s settle.I can’t.This is the end of the road. I quit. These words should not be in our vocabulary. Heck, they shouldn’t be in our daily living vocabulary. If you have used one or more than one of the above words – I’d like to challenge you to excellence. Yes, EXCELLENCE! Because let’s get real, we don’t want or need mediocrity. Period.
There is a startling trend in our culture to accept and settle for mediocrity. People take jobs they hate, settle in relationships, give up on educational dreams, etc. In life, we can easily fall into complacency.
I know, that I will reach my goals! Spoiler alert! We’ve got the greatest, most awesome news in the world to share – and we’re the people God has entrusted to share that news with and to so many who desperately needs to hear it. Let’s not settle for a mediocre lifestyle. Excellence awaits us. The way to embrace the highest level of excellence is to refuse to settle. Don’t agree that good enough is good enough, and most of all – ask God where He wants you to go.
So, I will continue to try new things! Think about it. There are huge businesses dedicated to making people better. It’s like we need a cheer squad just to get up in the morning. Mediocrity is the most potent, most accessible drug there is. Your body, mind, and everyone around you will fill you with heavy doses of it.
It is the most widespread phenomena on the planet. Do not join the wave of “okay”.
Be, dream, do, and create something that was meant to rise above. Because you are far from mediocre.
Every path you take will leave you with something. All you have to do is start running. There is not a secret to getting ahead. There’s not a trick to doing what you want to do. Guess what? Now is the time to make a difference. It’s time to get to work.
If you are 35, guess what? It’s time to get your life in order. Do things you wish you always had. It’s time to get to work.
If you are 65, guess what? You aren’t mediocre either. It’s time to start whatever you’ve been scared of for so long. It’s time to get to work.
You can be extraordinary whether you are 72 or 20
Mediocrity cannot be outrun. It cannot be escaped. It will be everywhere you go in the future.
It beckons, with calls sweeter than ever, reminding you how much easier things are when you keep your expectations low.
Mediocrity cannot be defeated. It can only be outworked!!
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Last week, we spent the most beautiful week in the Caribbean. It was a truly dreamy little escape from life. The Cayman Islands are absolutely beautiful, I’d like to tell you about my trip, and hopefully inspire you to visit this beautiful country. They say #CaymanKind, and they mean that the people of the islands are welcoming; I found this to be very true.
During the evening, we did what everyone should do in Grand Cayman – watched the gorgeous sunset over Seven Mile Beach. My mission is to see first-hand why the Cayman Islands are regarded as the world’s friendliest islands and one of the best destinations for family travel. We’re guests of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.
Diving into the planning process revealed much more than crystal clear blue water. Things to do in Grand Cayman include bucket list experiences for us from riding swimming ponies bareback to kayaking bioluminescent bays. And, that’s just the beginning as our itinerary will reveal.
We flew from Houston to Miami, I found tickets for 60. I found a great set of flights on Southwest Airlines that departs Fort Lauderdale for $71 dollars! it does take a full day to get to the Caribbean from the West Coast but it’s always so worth it. We fly back to Houston via American Airlines, which was 200 dollars! The hotel was nice and offered free Breakfast. We saved over 400.00 dollars with this trip.
We also spent the day at Cayman Turtle Farm. It a must stop, when you visit. It’s an internationally renowned research and conservation centre for sea turtles that also provides up-close experiences for guests. I read they’ve bred and released over 31,000 turtles to date. We’ll take a tour and snorkel with the turtles.
Our hotel, offered discounts to the local restaurants! The Cayman Islands are one of the most picturesque locations in the Caribbean, popular with vacationers and cruise-goers alike.
In other words, visiting Grand Cayman is a truly relaxed vacation, and not our normal style of go-go-go travel! Cayman seems dissimilar to other places we’ve visited in the Caribbean. Grand Cayman is safer and its cities are better-developed, for starters. While over 2 million people visit the Cayman Islands each year, it feels less touristy than other Caribbean islands. There’s much more to Grand Cayman than the tourist side, and even the areas of heavy development don’t have that vibe to them.
One thing that strikes me about Grand Cayman is its diversity: expats slightly outnumber native Caymanians. This is true even in the tourism sector, and it a point that’s illustrated by Rum Point. There, a sign post shares the origin of the staff and crew at the businesses, and a dozen or so countries are represented, including locations in Europe and Australia. This seems to be the rule, rather than the exception, elsewhere in Grand Cayman, too.
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Our second stop of our book tour was awesome! We had three stops in Seattle! Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and Seattle. The tour was a success. We are coming back in 2020.
The world needs more positive events! I want to inspire people to never give up on yourself! Do not give up on your Dreams! Seattle was very nice! The weekend was very memorable! It was awesome to experience!
Thankful and grateful for my co-worker for organizing the book tour. She was a blessing and very thankful! God will bless her double! Unless you are already famous, author book tours, at least those sponsored by publishing houses, are a relic of the past, along with fountain pens, Wite-Out, and the proper use of the word “impact.”
For authors, it is even more of a pity, because meeting people who have enjoyed your work is a real thrill. Webinars, virtual tours, blogs, and all the rest of the vast sea of vicarious contact in which we frequently find ourselves floundering simply do not compare to the shining eyes of a fan.
How do you arrange your own book tour? If your book is released in print, call all of the bookstores within a two hour’s drive from your home (or as far as you are willing to travel). Offer to do a free reading at their store, as a local author. The owner/s will want to see a press kit, so make sure you have one ready. Let them know how they may order the book. Then arrange a time. Alert the local media.
You can also offer to give a free talk at any institution that is connected with your book’s topic. Fundraisers for local charities (especially around Christmas) and public radio drives are great venues. If you participate in a book signing for a public radio drive, your name will be mentioned on the airwaves.
Best of all, if you hold an event, or are invited to one, people will remember you. And that is the definition of fame.
Never give up! Keep promoting yourself! The tour was successful! The ladies enjoyed reading my books! They were inspired by my story! Keep promoting and moving!
Why do we concentrate on the long journey ahead instead of recognizing how far we’ve come in our efforts? They form the building blocks of our future endeavors—if, that is, we learn to trust in ourselves.
The business shower was held on May 4, 2019. The event was very successful! We are planning to take it on the road Fall.2019. We had a packed house! So much knowledge and inspiration was in the room.
A meme has quickly been passed around on Facebook that says instead of throwing a baby shower, support small business by hosting a business shower. When a friend starts a new business, help them celebrate and bring resources to help! In today’s growing gig economy and entrepreneur climate, this is a wonderful idea! Here are a few tips if you want to host a business shower:
Inspire to Inspire: https://www.facebook.com/InspiredToInspire.Eye2Eye/
Resources: Tristan Jackson-www.tjinspires.com
Small Business Center/https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/cybersecurity/top-tools-and-resources-smallbusiness-owners
Adweek Online/ww.adweek.com/This is the online edition of Adweek, a popular print magazine focusing on all things advertising and marketing. This site features the inside scoop on what's going on in the marketing departments of highprofile companies and corporations.
Business Owner's Tool Kit/www.toolkit.com With an emphasis on problem solving, this site features more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneur.com / WomenEntrepreneur.com www.entrepreneur.com/ womenentrepreneur.com Published by the same people who bring you Entrepreneur magazine, this is an excellent site for entrepreneurs, featuring a solid collection of articles and tips from experts, plus hundreds of links to other entrepreneurial resources on the web.
WomenEntrepreneur.com offers additional articles, blogs and resources specific to women for starting and growing their businesses. Entrepreneur Connect econnect.entrepreneur.com
Wow… It’s been a minute since my last v-log! But we are back and on it! In early April, I traveled to Orlando with my mother! It was not a planned trip at all! I just need a mental break from life! So, we had nothing planned at all!
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I been wanting to go to Orlando for- ever! I convinced my mother! We purchased our tickets a week prior! We scored cheap tickets to Disney! We paid $45 for each ticket! We uber around the city. Since, it was a weekend trip. We could only do one park. There’s nothing more magical than a trip to Disney World—the castles, the fairytales, the thrills, your favorite animated stars come to life. But as prices rise with every passing year, it’s become one of the most costly vacations a family, couple, or group of friends can take. How to make the hit to your bank account hurt a little less?
Disney is so magical! It made me feel like a 5 year old little girl! Everything was nice! My mom and I split everything. It was a magical experience! I would be returning! The best time to go to Disney World is mid-week during the off-season. If your kids can miss a few days of school, I highly recommend going that route. Your family will spend much less time-fighting crowds, standing in long lines. Keep in mind that during on peak days, one-day admission prices will rise 20% over regular day admission. Peak dates include the Christmas season, Spring Break, and peak summer. If you visit the parks on “value” days, the price is reduced by 4%.
Here are tips, I learned from my weekend trip!
Mid-January to mid-February
May to early June
Late August to mid-November
Magic Kingdom:This is the most popular theme park. Magic Kingdom has the most rides, totalling over 20. It has six themed lands that cater to all ages. Entertainment includes a daily afternoon parade and an evening fireworks show.
Disney was so nice! I would never thought, a girl from the hood would get a chance to experience Disney! My mom and I had a nice time! Orlando was nice! We also, visited ICON Park which was nice! Everything went well!
Book me now to plan out your trips!
Give Yourself Some Credit!
Why do we concentrate on the long journey ahead instead of recognizing how far we’ve come in our efforts? They form the building blocks of our future endeavors—if, that is, we learn to trust in ourselves.
We need a positive mindset to motivate ourselves to keep going. Give yourself some credit you've come pretty far.
When our lives go off the rails, we tend to slip into survival mode – doing whatever needs to be done to change our situation and then moving on from it as swiftly as possible. We scarcely stop to acknowledge just how much strength and tenacity it takes to keep us going through those times. This year, make a point to acknowledge the person who wiped your tears, pulled you through your toughest hours and got you to where you are today. Because that person’s you. And they deserve some thanks.
Challenging yourself daily is a foolproof method to personal improvement. Ever notice how people get distracted by little insignificant things that stop them from doing bigger and more important tasks every day?
On 8-1-2018, Demond and I will be doing the I AM Challenge. All you need to get is the book to join the challenge.
This positive affirmation journal contains blank lined pages and 31 positive affirmations to help you vibrate the right energy to achieve success and prosperity. Can two words give you the power to change your life? Yes, they can! Written by Demond Alverez & Tristan Jackson.
Here are 4 reasons why we need challenges on a daily basis!
When caught under pressure, do you find yourself giving up more often than pushing through the difficulties? In the heat of the moment, it seems like the easiest solution is to throw in the towel and move on to something different. We so often sell ourselves short of our true potential because we simply don’t have the energy or capacity to push through challenges, without the ability to see the value of its defeat.
Challenging ourselves to always achieve a level greater than what we expect is beneficial to not only our mental health, but also to our personal well being. As we conquer challenges that stand in our way like roadblocks, refusing to allow our passing, we find confidence in our abilities.
When going after your dreams, its such a roller coaster ride. Some days are great and some days are not so great! Like everyone else, I get down in the dumps sometimes, with life’s up and downs (and sometimes more downs than ups). And we all have our ways of dealing with it, and how we pull ourselves out of a slump. Lately, I been missing church due to work and helping a sick family member. But today, I went to church and the message was for me! The best is yet to come! Fight for your Dreams!In our society patience is not practiced. In our fast-paced society, we have been so accustomed to everything transpiring in an instant. Any delay is an inconvenience. Any inconvenience is unacceptable! Never give up on your Dreams! Keep pushing the Dream.
Last week, I had the joy of watching the Disney-Pixar animation, Coco. Which I have to say is a great family movie that brightens children’s imagination, and many lessons adults can learn. The dilemma of breaking tradition was faced by the protagonist, Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez). Who, despite was raised to hate music, wanted to pursue the life of a musician.He then faces the criticism and judgment of his family, while constantly struggling to find a way to convince them that music is his passion, and to not join the family business.
In his endeavor to ‘follow is dreams’ he finds himself walking amongst the departed souls when he attempted to steal the guitar that was once owned by his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voiced by Benjamin Bratt), a legendary singer who he recently just concluded to be his great-great-grandfather. Upon meeting the souls of his ancestors, he finds out that the only way back to the human dimension was to receive a blessing from a relative; however, they may create a condition that once broken, will send him right back to the world of souls.
Lesson 1: The best way to prove a point is by doing it. The first thing I observed while watching the animation was that Miguel relates to many of today’s youth. His constant struggle to pursue his dreams, the conflict of having a non-supportive family, and endless hope for belonging.
Lesson 2: Never lose your principles while following your dream. Never settle for less than. You can achieve your dreams.
Lesson 3: Destiny will always find a way to make things right. Always have faith that things will be better eventually in one way or another. But it doesn't mean that you just have to sit and wait for things to happen, destiny only sets the course but you still have to find your way through the right one.
Lesson 4: The most wonderful blessings come in the most unexpected forms. Look at things at a different perspective and always see the beauty and goodness in everything. No matter how dark the clouds become, there's always a silver lining and sometimes, it's already right under our noses. We just have to learn to appreciate things more to notice it.
Remember all all dreams are possible. Go watch Coco Now!!! Dreams are just dreams until you decide they are going to be something more. When you add passion to your dreams your life circumstances will not keep you from achieving them. Dream chasing is not something everyone is cut out to do. Dream chasing is for those who dare to take a chance to believe, that their dream is something more, than a thought or possibility. Dream chasers know their dreams are worth chasing. Sometimes people want to go so fast that they sabotage the speed of their dream. The greatest dreams are the ones that are the most challenging; there is no easy button to living them.There is a transition phase that has to take place when you go from chasing to actually living the dream. When you honor your dream and quit moving fast… your mistakes are minimized and the successes are magnified.