#NoMakeUp

 

 “Women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny, or sexy, or desirable, or perfect. One of the many things I was tired of was the constant judgment of women. The constant stereotyping through every medium that makes us feel like being a normal size is not normal, and heaven forbid if you’re plus-size. Or the constant message that being sexy means being naked.” Alicia Keys

Here recently Alicia Keys has received a great deal of attention due to her recent decision to stop wearing makeup…  Some have applauded her, while others judged, condemned and criticized her… Typical folks, huh???  But ladies, how would you look with #NoMakeUp???  No filters, just you??? Let’s take it even further…  How would you look with no wig, weave, perm or coloring???  You know, NAKED???  The true you… It’s amazing how many of you wear tons of make up each day hoping to please those who are looking at you…  You want to turn heads, create smiles, make women envy and men crazy…  But if you washed your face bare, what would they see?  And would you be proud to snap a selfie and post it???

So where am I going with this, right????  Well many of you are using makeup to cover your true faces…  You know the (Click HERE to read more)

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Daily…

 

Let’s get to it…

Here are 7 questions I believe we should ask ourselves each morning before getting our day started…

  • Are you ready for the day???  What I know for sure is…  Each day is filled with limitless possibilities, however most times we aren’t prepared nor do we position ourselves to receive everything in stored for us…  We leave home without a plan of action, sense of direction, and a clear vision of all that we want…  If you want your dreams and blessings, you have to be ready to go after and grab them…  God will open up a window and pour out a blessing, but you have to position and prepare yourself to catch them as they’re falling from heaven…

  • Are you over yesterday???  What I know for sure is…  Yesterday is a moment in which you can never have again…  So many times we go to bed stressed, therefore we wake up stressed. We carry our problems from one day to the next…  Whether your day ended successfully or horribly, you can’t bring the success or failure into the next…  Each day you’re faced with accomplishing more, achieving even greater, so don’t become comfortable or complacent thinking about all you achieved yesterday… The reality is, you have to work even harder to keep it today and work even greater to build upon it…  Yesterday is a part of your past, start today fresh…

  • Are you ready to face the truth???  What I know for sure is…  People are fickle, therefore you never know what you’re going to get each day…  The “truth” that many of us fail to see is you can’t take anything personal…  If people supported you yesterday and don’t support you today, it’s okay, has nothing to do with you…  If people smiled yesterday but cursed (Click HERE to read more)

Would You Let Your Child Date Someone Like YOU???

Let’s get straight to it… These days errrrrrbody wants to either be in a relationship, engaged, or married… It doesn’t matter if the situation is happy, healthy or helpful, they just want to be involved…  Some are ready, some aren’t, and the rest of them shouldn’t be in a relationship with anyone but themselves…  So I want to ask you a question, would you let your child date you?  Now I’m not talking about the Facebook and InstaGram “you”, I mean let’s be honest…  You don’t even know that person, so leave “Sasha Fierce”/”R Smelly” out of this… I’m talking about the person you are when no one is watching, listening, and checking…
There’s something about the bond between a father and daughter…  Those fathers who are active in their daughter’s lives tend to be overly protective and only want the best for her, including men…  So fellas, would you allow your daughter to date a version of you?  Not the man you’re becoming, dreaming of becoming, and telling lies and saying you’re becoming, but the man you are at this very moment???  If not, why???  Is it because you haven’t released all the “whore” out of you?  Is it because you want your daughter to date a man who respects, cherish, and knows how to treat a woman???  Is it because you want your daughter to date a man with ambition, drive, and passion??? Is it because you want your daughter to date a man who is spiritually grounded, financially stable, mentally sound???  Well did you know you’re dating another man’s daughter?  Do you believe he would be happy with you dating her???
Now to the ladies… Just like the father-daughter relationship, mothers are very protective of their young kings…  Mothers want their kings with women who without a shadow of doubt know they’re a queen…  Women who are strong, yet submissive…  Women who

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Why We Entertain, Date, And Marry The Wrong One…

Some of you have a major problem with “forgiveness”…  Your problem isn’t the normal problem most people have which is holding onto hurt, pain and discomfort; feeling the other person is undeserving of their forgiveness, but your problem is you’re holding onto someone you should have let go…  One of the misconceptions of “forgiveness” is once you’ve forgiven, you forget and move on in life as though nothing has ever happen…  Because of this misconception, many of you are either entertaining, dating or married to the wrong one…  You’ve forgiven him/her and as a result of this, you believe “forgiveness” obligates you to stay…

It’s funny how people reveal their true selves in the very beginning, but because he/she have something or possess all the qualities we desire, we overlook what is slapping us in the face, TRUTH…  I’ve been told on numerous occasions “John, you cut people off too quickly and easily…  You should give them a chance…”  This may be true, but one truth I won’t ever find out…  Through my experiences I’ve learned if in the very beginning of getting to know someone if you find yourself constantly forgiving or overlooking behaviors and actions, those aren’t mistakes they’re making, but the truth revealing itself…  People will tell you what you want to hear, but their actions will tell you what you need to know…  Because many of you are allowing or have allowed their words to override their actions, you now find yourself in a situation you can’t easily get out of…

 I’m always blown away when listening to women talk about how their “man”/“husband” repeatedly cheats…  So many times I want to ask them, “Well you knew he (Click HERE to read more)

DeJa Vu: I’ve Been Here Before…

Have you ever felt like you’ve been in a particular place before?  Like your surroundings all look so familiar?? Or let’s get a little bit more personal… Do you ever feel like you’re arguing about the same things over and over again?  Dating the same person over and over again, but with a different face and name?  Or how about feeling like you’re repeating and going through the same things over and over again???  If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I can completely understand how you feel…  I’ve been exactly where you are…

I can remember going through life feeling as though I was constantly repeating myself…  Whether it was attracting the same people into my life (intimate and platonic); experiencing the same drama; constantly broke, stressed out, overweight, or any other situation you can imagine…  My life was “rewinding” and never moving “forward”…    Eventually I got it though…  At first I thought it was God sending me back into the same situations until I learned the lesson, but it wasn’t Him, it was me walking right back into the situations I prayed He released me from…   Guess i hadn’t gotten enough..

Like many of you reading, it wasn’t I didn’t see the lesson nor was it I hadn’t learned from it, but I (Click HERE to read more)

“Others”…

 

Some of you are sitting on world changing books, CD’s, inventions, radio shows, movie scripts, clothing lines, hairstyles and so many other innovative ideas and concepts, but you’re allowing “others” to hold you back…  Now I’m not exactly sure who “others” are, but whomever they are, right now they’re causing you to keep locked up the very thing the world needs…  You’re afraid “others” won’t like, purchase, listen, or believe what you have to offer…  You’re afraid of what “others” will say…  You’re afraid “others” will hold you hostage to whom you used to be and not who you are today…  Right now you’re allowing “others” to control you, place fear in you and sadly to say, STOP YOU…

Don’t put too much into what “others” are going to think, say, or do… You can’t worry if “others” are going to buy what you’re selling, believing in what you’re saying and for all your ministers and psalmist, you can’t worry whether or not “others” are going to receive you…  Throughout history, “others” have been present in every successful person’s life…  “Others” is the same person who told Steve Jobs (Click HERE to read more)

Traffic Jams

 

Let me ask you this…  What would the world be like if everyone stayed in their own lanes???  You know like focusing on what’s ahead of them opposed to what’s ahead of you???  What would your life be like if others allowed you to just travel through life following the path you’re destined to travel without the constant unsolicited directions and unwanted distractions???  Well, there would probably be less traffic…  Many times traffic jams are caused by someone crossing over into the lane of another driver…  Whether they’re running behind, distracted by their cellphones, experiencing a little road rage or various other reason, he/she crossed over which caused an accident and as a result, there’s a traffic jam…

In life there are people who find it hard to stay in their lane…  They look over at your life and for whatever reason they cross over into yours…  What’s interesting is these people use your life to distract them from their own…  They’re always willing to tell you what you should be, could be and what they would be doing, yet they’re lives, marriages, finances are a complete and uttered mess…  I find it interesting how a woman can give another woman advice about their abusive husband, yet her husband is cheating…  I guess the abusive husband calling her friend a (Click HERE to read more)