Monday Motivation- Why are you here?

Good rising guys,

I won’t make this a long one, I was away this weekend mentoring with an amazing charity called XLP. The one thing it highlighted to me was:

Our hands are here to serve, our hearts to love and our mouths for words of encouragement. 

Don’t be so fixated on what you can take but take time to think about what you can give back.

I am no expert on life and I don’t have all the answers but the one thing I am sure of is we are all here to fulfil a purpose, and before your mind starts wondering to the lack of success you’ve had, purpose and success are two very different things.

This weekend taught me to live more simply and to use what God already gave me, my body, my mind and my words. With just these three things (which I feel blessed to have) I feel I am already fulfilling my purpose here on earth.

This Monday don’t be so hard on yourself trying to have it all together, just go out there and do the best you can with what you have!

Aspire to be more and to help others.

Happy Monday

Love&Light always

Y.E.x

The Hush Puppy Project @GIRLBOSSUK!

Hey you beautiful people!

Happy hump day and all that jazz, I have had better days BUTTT I am still super excited to tell you guys all about Pick Me Up’s latest new adventure. We are collaborating with an amazing project called The Hush Puppy Project and we were able to speak at the amazing GIRL BOSS event that I told you guys about on the Monday Motivation Blog!

The Hush Puppy Project is a project that was started by the amazing LuLu Johnson and it to raise money to build a library on Eden farm, an orphan village in the process of being developed, a house at a time in Zambia!!! This village has been set up by a charity called Life Support. It’s all super exciting and if you check out this video you can see us at the event and the audiences reaction was more than myself or LuLu could have imagined.

If you want to donate which I really really hope you do, you can tx HUSH16 to 70070 with the amount you wish to donate!

There are currently 12 children on the farm, and with hopes of the numbers growing up to 250, it is important to have a place such as a library for the children to read and learn. This means everything to LuLu and I am so happy to have Pick Me Up on board and involved.

If you wish to donate any clothes or books please send us an email and get in touch

info@pickmeupinc.co.uk

Thank you for reading guys and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Love&Light Always

Y.E.x

Monday Motivation- Be the GIRLBOSS!

Hey hey!

All I have in my head from yesterday’s GIRLBOSS event is YASSSSSS HONEY YASSSSS!

If you were there then you know exactly what I am talking about! OMG! What an amazing event! Put on by the fabulous Kiziah&Co and Shieleen David! SO this Monday Motivation is literally a quick one to say YOU CAN DO WHATEVER IT IS YOU WANT TO DO!

Yesterday was hosted by one of my favourite presenters Maya Jama, I shared the stage with some of the most amazing and inspiring women in our generation and if you had of told me 2 years ago when I started Pick Me Up Inc that the same people I follow and get inspiration from on instagram and in life that I would be up there sharing the same stage I would of laughed also the fact that I get stage fright would have been another reason to laugh at such a crazy idea. But yesterday there I was up there speaking and networking away! ha-ha!

Besides doing small workshops on self love and speaking I got a chance to share the stage with my amazing friend LuLu and tell everyone about a new project called ‘The Hush Puppy Project’ we are raising funds to build a library in Zambia. (More Info to come in a post based on that) but we raised some money yesterday so THANK YOU!

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Myself and the beautiful Maya Jama

We had the likes of Ruby Moore (dear friend of mine) and CEO of amor magazine, Siobhan Bell, DJ and founder of cherryade, Mama’s Boutiques ladies, Just Geen, Personal trainer and food blogger, Shea Moss and last but not least Chams and Lina from FACE4MUSIC. Not to mention the incredible performances from Shear, Nipah and Rebecca Garton. Then all the amazing beautiful ladies that came out for the event! It was literally a party!

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Me and Ruby Moore (CEO of Amor) Work those frames, yassss honey!

I won’t keep you for much longer but this is a reminder that you are a girl boss, your biggest downfall is probably what you tell yourself you can’t do yet you are probably there being one of your friends biggest supporters! Cheer yourself on, get around like minded individuals. So many amazing women came and spoke with me yesterday and the main thing I got was that they were scared to go for their goal. But all I say is what is there more to fear? Trying and it taking a very long time? (because you will get there one day) or never trying and going to that job you hate everyday? or staying in that relationship or friendship that you know is no good for you? Only you can change your life and it starts with the words and thoughts you have and tell yourself.

I did put together a short video but it wouldn’t upload so for now `i will leave you with something super cute and inspiring from youtube. Enjoy. x

Love&Light Always

Y.E.x

Monday Motivation- Manifest your day

Good rising guys!

So it’s Monday and the sun is shining in London. Can’t be a bad start can it? But for some of you, you would have already thought the worse.

I want you to know you manifest your day, how you start your day can be everything but its never too late to start if yours hasn’t started how you wanted.

3  S T E P S  T O  A  B E T T E R  M O N D A Y

-Rise earlier-

-Take a minute to yourself, visualise how you want your day to go-

-Workout in the AM, get your endorphins going-

A N D  B E  G O O D  T O  Y O U R S E L F

Whether you like it or not energy is real, your thoughts do count for something and you do attract things to you. You are deserving of a good life, you deserve happy days and you deserve to do well. But you’ve got to want it, you have to be kind to yourself and you have to take responsibility for your actions and thoughts.

You have to believe you already have it, see yourself live it, visualise it.

You are a magnet.

Enjoy this video I found of some of the most well known actors and successful people of our time speaking about the law of attraction and the power of manifestation.

Enjoy and share!

Love&Light

Y.E.x

Monday Motivation- You Still Have Time

DREAMS DON’T WORK UNLESS YOU DO!

Good rising guys!

So yesterday’s Sunday session was about procrastination, here we are with a new day and a new week to start a new leaf. You still have time to follow that dream or tick off that to-do list but the time is now.

Here’s a little 3 minute video featuring motivational speaker Eric Thomas that I listened to this morning, listen, take note and pass it on. We can help build each other to the top.

WORDOF THE WEEK IS COURAGE!

Have an amazing start to the week guys.

LETS GO!

Love&Light Always

Y.E.x

Sunday Sessions- A product of procrastination

 “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”

~ Olin Miller

Hey Guys, its Yasmin here, well the above quote is true and it leads me on to something on my mind following a convo with a friend.

Why do we procrastinate??? Especially when we know its so bad and makes us feel rubbish?!

I have a confession, I am the BIGGEST procrastinator, like if there was a picture next to the word procrastination I’m pretty sure there would be a picture of me scrolling through pinterest pinning things for my dream home and cute elephants with amazing backdrops whilst fully ignoring the pile of work I know needs to be done. lol!

If I’m honest I even procrastinated on this blog post as the ‘convo’ with a friend I had took place last week yet I have only sat down now to write it.

When I openly speak about me procrastinating people are shocked, but I think its better to be open and honest and recognise these things as I know I’m not the only one. And through recognising, only then can we change and improve on ourselves:) I procrastinate on the small things but it still gets me down.

Have you ever had that feeling when you know you have things to do but you put them off then you feel worse for not doing it? Therefore making you feel even more crap, so you procrastinate some more…pinterest anyone? lol! Well yep that is me.

But I do believe to a certain extent we are all procrastinating with something. Deep down I think even the most organised humans who stick to deadlines and are punctual are procrastinating in one way or another, it may be something small or a dream that we keep putting off starting. Travelling? Reaching out to somebody? ANYTHING!  Just for a moment think about something you need to do or want to do and ask yourself WHY you are yet to start or get going, what is holding you back?

I’m slowly working through the small stuff and have given myself deadlines especially with things that are self made and I am fond of lists. Its amazing what a big tick next to a to-do list can do for the soul! ha-ha!

In my search for finding out WHY we procrastinate my friend sent me this really interesting Ted Talks on Procrastination with blogger, Tim Urban. Using humour and pure honesty he explores the mind of a procrastinator and it really resonated with me so thought it would be useful to share with you guys.

This is your Sunday reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Remember to stay centred and be gentle with yourself. I hope you enjoy the video and check back in tomorrow for Monday Motivation!

Love&Light Always

Y.E.x

Monday Motivation- Have you got a finisher’s heart?

Good rising guys!

Monday, Monday, Monday!

New week, new goals or maybe working on the old ones but definitely a new day for opportunties and to go that little bit harder!

Me and my (amazing) friend Ashleigh (@MsAshleighJadee) pick a word for the week every Sunday, I think so far we’ve had, fearless, consistency, honesty and this weeks word is PATIENCE!

We do this because it allows us to concentrate on a particular area in our lives that we may not pay attention to otherwise. I was so happy when Ash picked this word because living in an instant generation where we literally have everything at the click of a button it is easy to become impatient and maybe even give up on things prematurely.

I have found that exercising patience isn’t about the ability to wait, if something is delayed we have no choice but to wait. lol But it is our attitude while waiting that is everything.

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I’ve used this picture of J.K.Rowling because the story of her patience and consistency is an iconic one. There were days when she wanted to give up and there was certainly days where she could see no light at the end of the tunnel but lucky for her and us she didn’t give up. She kept going and with patience, persistence and a lot of fight she is now one of the most iconic women in publishing. Oh and yes you read write…she was 31 years old. So don’t stress too much if you’re in your 20’s feeling a little lost and discouraged.

Have you got a finisher’s heart? Don’t quit!

I hope you can join us in exercising patience this week or even pick your very own word to use, honestly it makes such a difference. But I will stop yapping on now and leave you with this short and sweet video I found on youtube all about patience. I hope you enjoy and have an amazing week!

Love & Light Always

Y.E. x

Monday Motivation- Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish

Morning Morning!

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I’ve been up since 5am and I’m feeling gooood! I’ve will be writing a blog all about utilising your mornings to get the best out of your day BUT we will save that for another day! Today I wanted to sprinkle a little light on why you may not be particularly excited that its a Monday and just how we can help you out.

Normally the dread of waking up to a new week can stem from the fact that you hate your job which means you’re not doing what you love. Now as morbid as this sounds, we are all going to die. In fact you are dying right now, it just may be that you haven’t got an incurable decease that you fail to acknowledge that every day is a blessing and the problem you have is you think you have time.

I am a massive fan of Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple and Pixar) and his story, but one thing that always spoke to me was his opinion and passion for doing what you love. He said every morning he would look in the mirror and ask him self ‘If this was the last day of my life would I wanna do what I’m about to do, and if the answer is no a few days in a row then I know it is time to change something.’ This is invaluable advice. As many of you rise and get out the house today ask yourself this same question. If the answer is no then don’t settle! Find what you love, stay working and hustling but don’t you ever settle until you’ve found that job or career that makes you want to jump out of bed every morning.

In true Monday Motivation tradition I will leave you with this cool video I found of one of Steve Jobs speeches. I hope you are inspired as I was and I will let you in to a secret, I don’t particularly like my part time job so after watching this video I went and applied for what I could call my dream job. Like Steve Jobs says. I’m going to die anyway, what do I have to lose?

So don’t settle! Find your passion and love what you do!

Happy Monday and have a good one!

Love&Light Always

Y.E.x

 

Monday Motivation- How’s your week looking? BOOMING!

Good Rising Guys!

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THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO BE MOTIVATED AND LIKE MONDAYS!

     Sooo yep it’s Monday, some of you are excited for the new week ahead but majority have cries and despair over the fact that it is indeed Monday again.

You already know the deal, here at Pick Me Up Inc we love a Monday and I personally love it too! “How can she love a monday?” I hear you ask yourself in disbelief, well I’ve made Mondays MINE and here are 5 tips to make Monday YOURS!

MAKE MONDAY YOURS

1.SET SOME INTENTIONS AND GET UP AND OUT! (or even if you’re staying in, get washed & up!)

2.Write a list (my good friend Ana swears by lists) I get anxiety from time to time and writing a list even if when I’m at work really helps me get organised and I feel great ticking everything off! Win Win!

3.Include something in your Monday that is just for you! Without fail on a Monday I always make time to do something I love whether it is a cheeky latte in the cafe by myself, read, workout or catching up with a friend.

4.Do something for somebody else, whether it be to buy a colleague a coffee, help a neighbour or even send this Monday Motivation to somebody else 😉

‘If you’re not making someone else’s life better, you’re wasting your time’- Will Smith

5.And last but not least your foods effect your moods, so make sure that what you are feeding yourself will nourish you and make you feel energised.

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A picture of Leonardo DiCaprio just because. 1. I like this picture and 2. His win at the Oscars last night showed that with or without praise and recognition you must remain consistent. 3.Cheers to the new week!

I hope this helps even if just a little bit but this is what I live by and a Monday is never an issue for me. You can make this day and week yours and if you really really hate your job or current situation its time to grab the notepad and make an action plan to get out. You have a choice and have the power to create your world. Never doubt that. Here’s a little video I came across in the week I hope you enjoy!

Love&Light Always

Y.E.x

Monday Motivation- You got this!

Oprah Winfrey seen onstage at 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Montecito Award ceremony on Wednesday, Feb, 5, 2014 in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Good morning guys!

It’s Monday, and here in London its raining (shock!) for some its the first day back to work after the weekend and for parents the first day back to the school run, I know secretly some are like woo woo after a week of mess and mayhem trying to keep the kids entertained. (I feel you! ha-ha)

Yesterday I had the pleasure of delivering workshops based on self love to girls and women from the ages of 5-31. I came home and started watching all sorts on women empowerment and stumbled across this short but effective video on youtube.

I hope this video Im going to share with you inspires you as it did me! If you’re a male reader I believe you can gage something also but please show your daughters, send to your partners or friends. Any woman you know that may need that little reminder that they have got this! We all fail, we all lack self care at some point but thats not a reason to give up! Enjoy and share share share!

Love&Light Always

Y.E.x

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