Details schmetails

Schmetails Okay, I know “schmetails” isn’t a real word…but I wanted to send you something this week to make sure you turn that “to-do” list into a “to-done” list. I heard this quote when I spoke in Boise, Idaho earlier this month. Similar to “done is better than perfect,” it’s been helping me out a…

Soooo…are you spoiled?

The video called me out on all my excuses. I recently watched a YouTube video about social media. I used to watch a lot of videos when I started in digital marketing almost 6 years ago because I didn’t know much about it and I felt so behind. Your girl was on every training video,…

What does your fear sound like?

Fear is a tricky thing. It can prompt us to take action or even turn away. It can make us run from it or run to it. But, can I be honest? In business, I get scared all the time! Right now I’m in Boise, Idaho at Craft + Commerce, an event hosted by an…

Premium Gas ONLY!

Have you ever heard of the term, “Gas me up?” According to Urban Dictionary, it was first penned by the modern day philosopher, Drake. Where it originated from is not important, but amongst my circle of friends, we use that term to compliment and overwhelmingly encourage one another. Now, I said overwhelmingly encourage for a reason. When we…

What’s Your Benchmark?

Can I trust you with a secret? Okay good. I figured, but I wanted to be sure: I don’t always feel inspired, motivated or encouraged. Some days I’m busy, tired, and just want to kick back and mind my business. I know, shocking right? “But Vannesia, you have a motivational blog…” Yeah I know. But…

Don’t Flinch

You know a lot of my blogs come from real life experiences, right? Honestly, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. This week, I wanted to share something with you that happened to me when I first started on my entrepreneurship endeavor. I hope it drives you to understand how incredibly unique and…

Like A Fine Wine?

What if I told you that everything you’ve experienced in your life was 100% necessary for you – would you believe it? My birthday is tomorrow (I’m accepting all gifts, greetings, lunches, dinners, cakes, clothes and money without shame – let me know if you need to know my sizes!). Birthdays always breed a time…

I See You

I once had a co-worker, turned older brother, who would stalk my Instagram page. Although we were close in age, he was at a totally different stage in life. Married with two children, he always referenced what I did on the weekend as a foot loose and fancy free twenty something. Now, don’t get me…

Read Your Own Receipts

  I’m all for speaking life and encouraging others, and that includes dishing out some good ol’ fashion TOUGH love. However, it starts at home first. It’s very easy to point out what other people aren’t doing. But, here’s the reality – you can’t control anyone but yourself. Now, this is not a new phenomenon, but I have to remind myself of…