You get to choose! 

Good rising!!

Sooo last night my cousin asked me how I am positive in the morning and what gets me up. I sent back a lengthy voice note but once I listened back it was apparent to me that it’s simply gratitude.

We give over so much of our power, letting external things create mini thunderstorms inside of us. But the moment I recognised I get to choose how I respond to things was the moment life became better.

I am grateful because I have a choice, a choice I didn’t have when I was younger. I wake up and feel grateful just to choose how I get to feel. I think of young kids living in the middle of a war zone who have no choice. I think of women and men trying to flee their countries because it’s unsafe where they are. So when I rise on a Monday morning I don’t sit and complain, I count my blessings and I remember my power. I remember I get to choose. I hope on this Monday morning you remember that also.

Enjoy and remember you are stronger than you think.

Love&Light Always.

Y.E.x

Stop outsourcing your happiness!

Good rising!

There are 2 types of people in this world…

every-single-day-you-make-a-choice

Person 1: This person wakes up and has no patience whatsoever may find themselves even talking at the kettle… ‘oh hurry up’ then get to the train station and their train is delayed ‘oh for fuck sake!’ they curse to themselves (because obviously swearing at the timetable gets the train to your platform quicker) the kind of person who can’t sit in traffic for no longer than 5 minutes and then questions ‘will this be my day then..why always me?’ then will silently agree their life is crap and they have the worst luck. ha-ha..sound familiar? (more…)

Sunday sessions

Somewhere out there someone is chilling, maybe alone or maybe amongst family or friends appearing to seem interested in the convo’s taking place. It won’t be the company that annoys them or even the loneliness that tugs at them..no it will be the feeling of wanting more. The feeling of not doing enough with the life they currently have, the unsettling feeling of resentment as they watch others progress whilst they sit and silently doubt themselves. They sigh, knowing that feeling of peace has been felt but frustration sets in as they have no clue how they can obtain it again.

This might feel like you, I know its felt like me on a few occasions and it certainly doesn’t help if you are going to a job you absolutely hate tomorrow so heres a few little tips I think could help on this Sunday evening.

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Don’t skip the hustle!

Good rising!!

SO if you are new to PICK ME UP then hey, welcome, take a seat! ha-ha! No but if you are then this is our Monday Motivation segment where we post a little video or anything that we feel will give you a little boost on a Monday Morning.

Yesterday our founder attended the GIRL BOSS UK event and one thing she kept hearing was not one of these amazing inspiring ladies skipped the hustle, we heard from the likes of industry experts Sian AndersonJulie Adenuga, and presenter Maya Jama who also hosted the event, just to name a few.

Our founder, Yasmin Elizabeth at GIRLBOSSUK

Our founder, Yasmin Elizabeth at GIRLBOSSUK

Every single person who spoke spoke about their journey, the knock backs, the doubt but all embraced that their journey is what made them who they are and to be honest it didn’t sound like any of them were stopping yet. From some of the ladies working retail jobs whilst applying for every intern they could find, flipping burgers in McDonalds or dropping out of uni, every single one of these ladies had to endure some sort of hustle before stepping in to their ‘dream role’.

Maya Jama speaking with Rosie Davies, Julie Adenuga and Sian Anderson

Maya Jama speaking with Rosie Davies, Julie Adenuga and Sian Anderson

So today we just wanted to say whatever job or situation you are in you have the power to get to where you want to be. You just can’t skip the hustle and in actual fact accepting where you are and living within your means will cut away half of your frustrations.

We hope you smash Monday and we hope you enjoy this short video we found on youtube about Simon Cowell speaking about losing it all in his 30’s and we think it is perfect for the topic of today’s monday motivation. DON’T SKIP THE HUSTLE!!

Love, light and all the courage

PickMeUpInc x

“I never really felt like a boss to them, we were all hustling in those days”

Simon Cowell

A little pick me up

Hey beautiful being!

SO its Mondayyyy, again! Yep the weekend went quicker than we could say party! haha!

As usual we like to kick start your day, and today is this video found made on youtube! Short clips of amazing motivational people speaking about pursuing their dreams. 5 minutes and it can change your day.

Enjoy!

Love&Light Always

Y.E.x

Will you show up today?

Good rising!


So we are back with another Monday Motivation and I urge you to watch this video I found on YouTube. Whether you know what you are doing with your life (let’s be honest none of us do) whether you are feeling a little lost or just need something to remind you why you started in the first place.

It’s a speech that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford graduation. It is honest, true and most of all thought provoking. I receive e-mails and messages every day asking me how I keep going, how I run Pick Me Up, how I remain consistent. And despite just me wanting to help and make a difference it comes down to the information that I feed myself and my mind. The videos I watch, the books I read, they motivate me to keep going, they motivate me to follow my heart. So I am sharing with you.

I hope you enjoy:) as always send on to those you think may need to hear the message in the video and as always have an amazing day…make sure you show up. Life is waiting for you.

Love&Light Always.

Y.E.x

https://youtu.be/gO6cFMRqXqU

Monday Motivation- Will you show up today?

Good rising!

So we are back with another Monday Motivation and I urge you to watch this video I found on YouTube. Whether you know what you are doing with your life (let’s be honest none of us do) whether you are feeling a little lost or just need something to remind you why you started in the first place.

It’s a speech that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford graduation. It is honest, true and most of all thought provoking. I receive e-mails and messages every day asking me how I keep going, how I run Pick Me Up, how I remain consistent. And despite just me wanting to help and make a difference it comes down to the information that I feed myself and my mind. The videos I watch, the books I read, they motivate me to keep going, they motivate me to follow my heart. So I am sharing with you.

I hope you enjoy:) as always send on to those you think may need to hear the message in the video and as always have an amazing day…make sure you show up. Life is waiting for you.

Love&Light Always.

Y.E.x

https://youtu.be/gO6cFMRqXqU

‘I’m not afraid to fail’-Idris Elba

Morning! Morning!

Its Monday, some are happy and some are moaning and groaning. I’m jumping straight in this morning because Im super excited about this video I’m about to share.

‘Im not afraid to fail’ -Idris Elba

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5577734ai)
Idris Elba
The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, America – 30 Jan 2016

OBE English actor and DJ, Idris Elba speaks out on Purveys ‘Thrive on’ campaign all about what thriving means to him and OMG I have watched this video every single day since finding it. We all lose focus, we all get scared to fail and we all wonder how the next man got to where they are, sometimes feeling bad about ourselves whilst making our observations. Idris Elba literally tackles every worry I’ve ever had about pursuing my dream so thought I would share this as our Monday Motivation.

My biggest fear was failure but then I realised actually my biggest fear was to get to an age and had never tried! What fears are holding you back? and what can you do to get passed them?

I really hope you enjoy and take what you can from it, pass on the vibes and lets go and win!

Happy Monday!

Love&Light Always

Y.E. x

Monday Motivation- The words ‘I am’ matter!

Good rising you beautiful being you!

I am on holiday at the moment but I just wanted to share this incredible video that my friend Gabby shared with me, she’s always dropping gems on her gram story (@buddhawithabackpack)

But yes since watching this dope video I have to remind myself to be cute to myself (another Gabby saying) and whatever follows the words ‘I am’ will come looking for you. The energy in this clip is sure to get your energy up and its only 2 mins long (there is a longer version of the whole life class but just thought I would share this shorter one to get your morning going!)

So sharing is caring and I am passing on the good vibes! So enjoy and if you feel someone else can benefit then please keep sharing!

Love and light always

Y.E.x

Change your mindset. Change your Monday 

Good rising!!
Firstly congratulations! Congratulations on joining us in the start to changing your life. You know to see big outcomes you must start off with small changes. Breaking free from the conditioning of something as simple as ‘hating mondays’ is a good place to start.

Your attitude moulds your life, whether you like it or not. You respond to EVERYTHING based on where YOU are at. Emotionally and mentally.

The moment you wake up and groan you are already denying life, you are already sending out ‘I don’t want to be here’.

You my friend, CAN and with our help change that.

Monday’s don’t have to be crap, Monday’s are just like any other day. What you make it.

Be the person and hold the kind of energy you would like to be around.
6 months ago during my breakdown I HATED my job and it affected everything. Now being a single mum who needs specific hours to work around my childcare I couldn’t just up and leave. I cried before work, I was grumpy at work, my energy was low. I was not the sunshine. I felt a little sorry for myself BUT not more than I felt sorry for my colleagues who had to be around me. So I actively looked for other work. You see that’s the problem most days, we complain about where we are at yet rarely actively set out to change it. 2 months later I was back doing what I loved, perfect hours, better money and all within a 25 minute drive from home! Winning!! I left my old job with an open door and a great reference and set upon my new journey.

I now work for myself on Mondays so Monday’s are always filled with work and little treats.

I always do something cute for myself on a Monday, whether it’s flowers or my favourite chocolate, a candle lit bath or a catch up with a friend. Why do we save all the good stuff for the weekend anyway?

Today I want you to do something nice for somebody else and then some thing nice for yourself and if it is your job that’s the problem or a toxic relationship getting you down I want you to start actively looking at how you can change that.

You deserve to live and be happy and you deserve to do what you love. You’ve just got to want it bad enough and understand it’s not going to be given on a plate. You have the strength even when you don’t feel like it, you are magic and you are different and have a purpose in this life. Never forget that!
Hope you have an amazing day! And enjoy this little video I found on you tube!!
Love&light always.

Y.E.x

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