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Productivity Tips on PIX 11

There’s a lot to be learned from the tactics of successful + incredibly busy individuals on how to better organize our own days. I’m back on @pix11news this afternoon sharing 5 things you can start doing today, to increase your productivity!

Your productivity is your life made visible. When you protect your energy, you protect your biz + life.

THANK YOU for the messages, texts, DM’s about my Productivity segment on #Pix11 ✔️ yes, I’ll be back on 🫶🏽 Please stay tuned, more fun segments to come!

 

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You Can Always Make More Cake

I’ve always believed that from a scarcity mindset, when you think that helping other people hurts you because you no longer have the advantage you see the world as a giant cake.

Every piece of the cake you have is cake I don’t have. Meaning that in order for you to win, I must lose.

Instead, from a perspective of abundance, there is not only one cake. There is actually an infinite number of cakes and if you want more, you can make more cake.

From my upcoming book #MakeMoreCake 🎂
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God, Show Me What You Got!

When we walk into a room, our energetic state of being can be communicated before we say a word. If we’re coming from love, everyone feels it. And if we’re feeling resentful, edgy, sad or preoccupied, everyone can feel that, too. Silently, our energy speaks + our thoughts, feelings and intentions ripple out into the world.

Our capacity to affect others with our energy is both a gift and a responsibility. We have the power to choose how we show up and interact in this world. When we choose to come from compassion, peace, and unity, we become a powerful force for good …

Although I’ve been met with quite a few challenges this week, last night in prayer I literally said out loud, “Ok God, show me what you got!”

When you let go + let what’s meant to be be… you’ll be in awe of the grace you’ll bring into every aspect of your life. Let God wow you. I am so grateful I did just that.

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Your Ego Is Crafty

Why do some of the most intelligent people sabotage their own success? We all have an ego.
It’s made up of certain beliefs about our personality, talents, + abilities. Your ego, if left unchecked, can cause you to act out in ways that are uncharacteristic of who you believe yourself to be.
We’ve all reckoned with a bruised ego. We’ve all felt like a failure, embarrassed, withdrawn. We’ve stopped speaking up, avoided interactions with others, and quit taking on new responsibilities. In the end, only hurting our chances of advancing further in our lives or career.
Your ego is crafty. You don’t always know when it’s taken over.
Your ego can create an echo chamber. You might think you’re right, but if you’re the only voice speaking, who’s to say?
Instead of throwing walls up, consider what you stand to gain when you let yourself be vulnerable. When your defenses are up, it precludes learning + personal growth.
The ego often appears most strongly in situations where we stand to learn the most.
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Fighting the Stigma of Depression

I choose every day to live an empowered life. To me, that means owning my life and my story.

Most people who live with mental illness have, at some point, been blamed for their condition. They’ve been called names. Their symptoms have been referred to as “a phase” or something they can control “if they only tried.”

Stigma causes people to feel ashamed for something that is out of their control. Even worse, stigma prevents people from getting the help they need.

I fight stigma by talking about what it is like to live with depression.

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Talking Mental Health LIVE on Pix 11 News

Ready for my closeup 📺 don’t forget to join me LIVE today on @pix11news @ 4:45PM discussing a topic very near to my heart, mental health 🧠

 

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There will always be dirt thrown at you. Shake it off and step up.

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out a way to get him out. Finally he decided it was probably impossible and the animal was old and the well was dry anyway, so it just wasn’t worth it to try and retrieve the donkey. So the farmer asked his neighbors to come over and help him cover up the well. They all grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, when the donkey realized what was happening he cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down and let out some happy brays. A few shovel loads later, the farmer looked down the well to see what was happening and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was shaking it off and taking a step up.

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he continued to shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, to everyone’s amazement, the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!” Unknown

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To Thy Ownself Be True

For a long time, I always felt like an outlier, weird, an outcast, misunderstood, strange, and many other words used to describe those of us who are different. Those who never fit in or went with the crowd. I re-read Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown over vacation and reassessed how every chapter desmistified a lie I used to tell myself about who I believed I was -at some point in my life.

As Maya Angelou and Brené wrote, I belong every place. I belong no place. I do 100% belong to myself.

“You are only free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” Maya Angelou

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LIVE on Pix 11: Travel Hacks for Busy Women + Moms for Summer -and Beyond

Thank you @pix11news for having our EIC @vanessacoppes on talking #selfcare + sharing some fabulous beauty + travel hacks for busy women + moms for summer -and beyond 📺

 

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We Are All A Bad Guy In Someone’s Story

When we are disconnected from ourselves, our emotions and true needs, we become narcissistic and oblivious to our impact on other people. It doesn’t even enter our consciousness to even consider that we need to be reasonable.

When we are nasty to others -especially women to other women- we are projecting our unwanted parts onto others (especially fear, envy, jealousy, suspicion, resentment, rage, anxiety or lack of self-esteem + confidence). We do this because we haven’t learned the skills to recognize or change our own behavior.

What often keeps us from living our most creative, adventurous, and expressive life is our self-absorption.

To less ego + more empathy, happy Monday Chicas ✌🏽

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