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Just Live

How is everyone doing today?!

As always I hope things are going in your favor.

I never know quite how to start out these posts. All I know is I have something I want to say….

I was a little amped this morning. Maybe it had something to do with me finally going to the gym. Well anyway, I was just thinking how I want life to be for me in the next couple of years There are so many things I want to change. First of all, I want to roll out of bed and already be at work. Working for myself is the goal. Like I have said before, time and time again.

I’m working towards the goal I have set forth for myself. I’m sure it’s going to be a fun journey learning everything it entails being an entrepreneur.

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For many years I never pursued being the leader of my own company, because honestly I was to concerned about finding love. Well as I’ve said before, that time has passed. It’s now time for me to put myself first, learn me before I decide to give all my time and energy to someone else.

A lot of times we don’t realize this, but as women we have been brought up thinking that family and a husband is the thing to have; and if you don’t have that by a certain age you have failed.

That is a flawed way of thinking.

Thinking and believing that being someone’s other half is your life’s purpose leaves you vulnerable to all the time wasters and f*ck boys/f*ckgirls. What ends up happening is you start to question yourself (Well I know I did). You start thinking and believing that you aren’t good enough because most of these time wasters want to do just that; waste your time. But you as a woman have to be mindful of how much of your time you’re wasting on these people who aren’t looking for  the same things you are. If you’re not careful, you could easily loose your chance to have children, following behind someone who wants to play house but doesn’t want the responsibilities that come with it.

I started thinking long ago… “Do I really want to be married just for the sake of saying I have a husband?” I thought and thought about it for a long time. I actually had someone I wanted and thought I was going to marry; but the longer we stayed together the more it became clear to me that, that was something that was never going to happen.

You see, a lot of us look at these social media posts, the families, kids, husbands, big promotions, lavish gifts; and jealousy starts to stir in our spirit. The next time that happens, I just want you to think, ” What did they have to do to get (him, her or it). Keep in mind, ” All that glitters isn’t gold. You don’t know what is going on behind closed doors or what that person had to do to get that promotion or that huge house. 

It’s a sad reality, but many times people forget to live for themselves, because they’re too busy try to live for everyone else. So if there’s anything you take from this post, I would love for it to be ” Live everyday as your last. Without any inhibitions or doubt that the way you choose to live is wrong; because there is no right way,

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My 6 Steps to Success

There are only 3 days left!!!

Where are my manners?

Good Morning, My Beautiful People!!

Hope all is well. As you see, I’m more than happy that school is going to be out in the next three days. To add to that I don’t have any children. So I can take this opportunity to focus on where I’m trying to be in life before that time comes.

Have you ever just wanted life to go a certain way? But every time you try to get it to go in what you think is the right direction, it surprises you and goes a different route. That has been the story of my life. There have been countless things that I’ve wanted to do in life.

Let me give you some examples of the things I’ve wanted to do recently. Start Shopify, Etsy, YouTube, Photography, Real Estate and the list goes on.

I’m sure the reason I haven’t been able to excel at these things is do to my inability to commit; I know it is. I believe my failure to commit is due to a fear of failure. As I’m sure a lot of us have.

But I promise myself this summer I’m gonna give it all I’ve got. I have this one golden opportunity to get something started and that is exactly what I’m gonna do. There are to many ways to enjoy life for me to not find one.

If you’re at this same point in life; where you feel things could be a whole lot better and you want a life of freedom. Take the leap and make it happen. You’ll be so happy you did.

I’m sure once I make it to the life I’ve always dreamed of things will start to become clear to me.

So, these are some of the things I’m gonna be doing to help propel my life in the right direction. You can try this if you’d like.

  • Start a routine
  • Workout 5x a week
  • Eat healthier
  • Give 5 to 10 hrs a day to the thing I want to do for the rest of my life
  • Never give up
  • Practice being a Influencer, not a Consumer

I’m sure these things seem small. But the small things start the big changes. These six things are going to be keys to my success. I’m sure there are many more things I’m going to have to do, but these are my starters.

As I stated before, I am going to be dabbling in a few things; Shopify, YouTube, Photography, Etsy, and maybe even fiverr. I’m not sure what I’m going to stick with. Bit I’m happy to say I’m starting.

Financial Freedom is something I’ve always strived for. So taking this on full time is going to be a dream come true. I know it won’t be easy, but I’m ready to work as hard as I need to in order to make it a reality.

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empowering · Thoughts

Under Construction

Gooooood Morning!!

This post is going to be different from previous ones. In this one I want to touch on the growth of this site. Which in the near future I hope to make possible. But in order for that to happen, I’m going to need some input from you all. So, please leave loads of comments, stating some of the things you’d like to see do or learn on this blog. All ideas are welcomed. No matter what they are.

I’ve been thinking long and hard about, “What type of blog is this?” I’ve come up with it being a blog heavily geared towards positivity and living the life of your dreams. Maybe we can share thoughts of positivity. What I mean by that is; you could write a post, positive affirmation quote, or you can write about what positive things you’ve done to turn your life around, and send them to shadriekaf@gmail.com. I would love to see what you come up with. What you share with me, I will share with other readers who come to the site. We could do this every Friday. If you like the idea let me know by leaving a comment.

Also, sometime in the future there are going to be positivity and manifestation courses offered. If you’re interested in that, leave a comment. If you enjoy the site as it is leave a comment stating so. This post is really about you and what you want to see more from Elvatedliving.com. So don’t be shy. The only way to grow is to learn and your input is what’s going to teach me what is most important to you. After all your the ones I do this for.

As always….