Real Talk Wednesday: Do What you Love and Don't Stop!

There are too many times that we doubt and label ourselves.  It is easy to forget the potential that lies inside each of us.  You might find yourself saying you aren't good enough, things don't go your way or that you will never live the life you truly want.

Take control of those negitive thoughts and straight out, 100% tell them they are not controlling your life and how you truly want to live.  Tell them to go away, throw them out and when they come knocking, you will know just what to do ;)

It is easy to look at other people and automatically compare yourself to their lives.  That is a natural emotion, BUT you need to stop.  If I looked at every woman that has already achieved the goals I want, then I could get easily discouraged.  

Instead, I look at what they are doing, how they got to where they are, and I learn from them.  Instead of turning those feelings into anger, fear, judgement and jealously, I use that energy to learn, to become better and to have an open mind.

Personally, I have created a system that is pretty straight forward:

1.  Find your passion and create a goal.

2. Focus on the positive and ignore the negative.

3.  Understand that for every 1 yes, there are probably going to be 10 (or 20) no's first.

4.  Remove yourself from anything hurtful or harmful.

5.  Stand your ground and know what you will tolerate and what you won't.

6.  Don't take things personal, remember everyone else has their own struggles and story.

This week I have experienced some harsh criticism in the form of comments and what I call "computer courage" from my hair video's being reposted all around the world on Instagram.  The Instagram community has been amazing, supportive and truly wonderful.  However, you will always experience some form of criticism when you are following your dreams and doing what you love.

Instead of taking those mean comments to heart, I block, delete and move on! See ya!  I don't personally know these people.  However, I always keep in mind, you never know what others are going through and why they are so angry.  Honestly, to get so critical and awful over my hair videos really blows my mind, but it's not going to stop me.  I work hard every week coming up with new content, styles and I have learned to edit all my own videos.  It actually gives me more energy to keep on going.  For every negative comment, there are 100 that make up for it and the best followers and supporters I could have ever asked for! 

So bring it!  Whatever life throws at you, know that you are doing an amazing job.  Keep going and don't give up.  If you haven't found your passion yet, you will.  You can't choose when it all falls into place.  BUT you need to take the first steps.  No one is going to do it for you.  So get out there and do what you LOVE and don't stop!

I truly want to say, thank you so much for all the love and support.  You make my week bright and happy!

Lots of Love,

Keri.