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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Act Like a Success!

Hello Everyone!!

Recently, I watched a video of comedian Steve Harvey giving a speech entitled:  "Act Like a Success."  I saw a very short clip, but, it was powerful.  In the footage, he spoke about asking God for big things. He told a story about being an up and coming comedian and visiting a friend's home who had marble floors in his garage.

At the time, it didn't make sense to him, but, when he became successful, he installed marble floors in his garage. A friend asked him, "why would you do this and what if the car leaks oil?"  Steve responded by saying, "I don't have cars that leak oil."  He went on to say, "you wouldn't have marble floor in your garage if you're driving a '85 Maxima. He added, dream big and asked God for huge things."

Many people complain about every little thing.  There are never satisfied and nothing makes them happy. Attitude and positive self-talk plays a very big role in being successful.  Act and think like a successful person. Surround yourself with successful people, ask questions about their achievements, inquire about their strategies, and request available contacts.

Get up every morning and spend some time meditating on good thoughts.  Try to achieve something productive each day.  Set realistic goals and read as much as possible.  The mind needs to be fed constantly. Also, do not engage in negativity with anyone.  This includes friends and family members.

Dress for success each day, as you never know who you will run into in the post office or grocery store. Sometimes "small talk" with someone could led to a valuable piece of information you may need for your business.  Be happy in all you do.  Even when you feel bad inside, exude happiness on the outside.  Feelings are transferred and people can feel your energy.

During those times when you are sad, heartbroken, stressed, etc., take some time to talk to God and ask for understanding and guidance.  Constantly,  thank him, even when you don't understand the reason.  Start today, act like a success.  Talk like a successful person and believe in you are a success and guess what?

You will be a SUCCESS!

Create a better day!

Toni Love
Author:  "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions" (sold everywhere)
Facebook:  Toni Love Cosmetology
Twitter:  @tonilove205

Friday, April 1, 2016

It's Time to Disturb Your Comfort Zone!

Hello Everyone!

Recently, I saw a video clip of former football player Ray Lewis.  In the clip, he was speaking on "disturbing your comfort zone" and I decided to write about it.

In the clip, he mentioned readjusting your comfort zone.  I have spoken to many people who could have been more successful and/or happy, if they would have not been afraid to disturb their comfort zone. Disturbing the comfort zone can consist of many things.  Some people want to travel out of the country, but, afraid to fly.  Therefore, they live with regrets.

Some people run a company for someone else and always wanted their own business.  They were too afraid to take the leap.  They retired with regrets.  Some people are in relationships and are not happy.  But, they stay in it, because it's more comfortable for them to exist in a relationship, than, to live in their truth.

I hear cosmetologists and barbers mention during conversation, they want to relocate to a larger city, which could mean moving to a different state, but, they are afraid to do it.  So, they stay in the environment that is not conducive to their growth. 

In life, we have to be uncomfortable at times on the journey to greatness and happiness. We need new challenges to make us better.  We need people in our lives who hold us accountable to enhance our growth. It's comfortable to stay around people who will not correct you and allow you to get away with things.

As students, most of us, had more respect for the teachers who held us accountable.  The teachers who taught us responsibility, accountability,  and the tools we needed to create profitability.  Some of us still speak of these teachers today. 

Therefore, my question to you is, "are you ready to disturb your comfort zone?"

Create a better day!

Toni Love
Author:  "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions"
Facebook:  Toni Love Cosmetology
Twitter:  @tonilove205