5 Lessons I Learned About Success While Hiking Koko Head in Hawaii

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Yesterday, I hiked Koko Head Crater here in Honolulu, Hawaii with my boyfriend and some of his friends. Koko Head is one of the more challenging hikes on Oahu because it’s a really steep climb up about 1,000 steps on an old railroad path.

I don’t particularly enjoy hiking (or any form of exercise for that matter), but I have been wanting to go on at least one hike here on the island to see the amazing ocean views from the top.

Since I’m not a regular hiker, it was especially tough for me and totally outside of my comfort zone. But of course, with any new experience, you can learn some valuable lessons about life. Here are just a few that came up for me after this crazy hike!

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How to Get What You Really Want

Ask for what you want

I’ve been thinking a lot about desire over the past few weeks. There’s a magical process that begins when you finally admit that you want something MORE for your life.

When you write your desires down on paper and even better – say them out loud - there’s a spiritual shift within you. Because as soon as you take the first step toward the life you really want, the universe starts moving on your behalf.

God starts placing new people and new opportunities in your life.

Miracles start happening.

At the end of last year, I set this powerful intention for 2014:

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The Power of Making a Decision


“Procrastination is the opposite of decision.” – Napoleon Hill

Let me ask you a serious question.

In the past 12 months, how many opportunities have you missed out on because of procrastination?

Be honest.

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How to Reach Your Big Goals…Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible


I saw this comment today from one of our event attendees on Facebook and just had to share it with you…

“Omg since I came to the Happy Black Woman Conference I’ve been doing so well!!! I got business cards made, my braid business is booming!!! I couldn’t have been more inspired to go after my goals.” – Krystal M.

Krystal is one of many women in our Happy Black Woman community who are making progress on their goals through our live events, coaching programs and online courses.

Our tribe is FULL of amazing women who are stepping up in their lives and REFUSE to let anything or anyone hold them back from reaching their goals. They are determined to invest in themselves and get the information, motivation, support and accountability they need to move forward.

If you’ve been to any of our events or taken any of our courses, then you know exactly what I mean…

When you have BIG goals for your life and business, you have to GET CONNECTED to a supportive network of positive, like-minded women to help you reach them.

By surrounding yourself with other people who are on the path to happiness, success and freedom, you’re less likely to get dragged down and discouraged by all the naysayers in your life.

Even this blog is just a snapshot of the inspiration we share with each other on a regular basis.

Today, I invite you to make the decision to deepen your connection with us and experience the magic for yourself by attending one of our upcoming events or participating in one of our programs.

I hope to see you online or in person very soon :) I can’t wait to help you reach your big goals…faster than you ever thought possible!

Stop Saying No to Yourself

The day you become free“You achieve much once you stop telling yourself you can’t do things.” — Elizabeth Kadetsky

Whenever you give an excuse for why you “can’t” do something that you want to do, you are denying yourself an opportunity to improve your life.

You are, without a doubt, delaying your happiness.

It’s not all in your mind, though. Your behavior may actually be deeply rooted in how you were raised.

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How to Find Your Purpose

If you had met me back in 2007, you would have encountered a relatively successful young woman living in Washington, DC. I had been placed in a senior management position at a regional nonprofit in the city. I loved my job, but behind the professional facade, I still felt unsure about what I was really supposed to be doing with my life.

After months of being confused about my next steps, I stumbled upon a powerful tool from Stephen Covey (author of the bestselling book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) that would change the course of my life. Immediately after I applied this concept, I started getting serious about figuring out WHY I was born, WHAT I was put here on earth to do and HOW I could go about doing it.

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The Shocking Truth About Work-Life Balance


Looking at the hundreds of messages that come through my inbox each week, it would be easy for me to say that I need more “work-life balance.” But the real solution to not being so “busy” (surprisingly) is NOT better “time management.”

The answer is not finding more time to do it ALL. The secret, if there is one, is to start making more conscious choices that are in greater alignment with your values.

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How to Comfortably Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

On Friday night, I went on a date to a country music club.

Yep, you read that right.

A nightclub that plays country music. Think square dancing and cowboy hats.

Now I love to dance, but I’m actually NOT a fan of country music in general, let alone voluntarily listening to it for an entire night. But I AM a fan of new experiences, so I put on my jeans and my heels and went out with an open mind.

(Plus, my date was really cute.)

Turns out, my date was also a country music lover and expert line dancer. I was definitely out of my element. I stood near the bar sipping my bourbon and coke, hoping he didn’t get the urge to join the other couples on the dance floor.

After a while, he looks at me with a boyish grin and asks the question I had been dreading.

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Don’t Let Your “Haters” Be Your Motivators (Do This Instead)

Let’s talk about “haters” today.

I put that word in quotation marks because this term has become very popular in recent years. But the truth is, you don’t have “haters.” What you DO have are people who don’t like you and people who don’t support your success.

So, when people say “I let my haters be my motivators” what they’re really saying is, “I care a lot about what the people who don’t like me think about me.”

Sure, it sounds kind of catchy, in a “you go girl!” sort of way, but when you think about it…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp


You may have heard that registration is now OPEN for our upcoming Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp happening June 27-29 in downtown Atlanta, Georgia! 

We already have some amazing, creative women coming to join us from all over the country.

Will you be one of them?

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW —> thelaunchyourbusinessbootcamp.com

Here are 7 reasons why you should attend the Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp:

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