So firstly apologies as this was supposed to be posted yesterday but I lost all my footage yesterday when doing a last minute edit on it, I got it back, thankfully! lol!
So this review was about the book ‘Above Romance’ written by the one and only Kojo. Kojo more known for his humour or his ‘Kojo’s comedy fun house’ and also presenting on Capital XTRA has broken boundaries here with its witty characters and all too familiar story lines of cheating men and independent women he definitely would have shocked a few who just know him for his comedy.
Although the book is fiction it is very relatable and I found myself glued to the pages 2 minutes in. In a generation where love is seen as uncool and its much easier to have a harder exterior as to not get hurt this book gave me some comfort and hope that love is out there. (claps hands! haha) Allowing me to identify some of my characteristics through the characters the book allowed me to see where maybe I was going wrong in this thing we call ‘love’.
Definitely giving this book a massive thumbs up and a well done to Kojo! Please continue to spread your love and positivity and know that you are appreciated. I also felt very blessed to be able to get a little video interview with the man himself which is also in the review:) I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed and go and get the book! You won’t be dissapointed! Link for the book-
As we start a new week which also leads us in to a new month I wanted to touch on the importance of remaining consistent.
Anything in life only works when you remain consistent, your muscles in the gym only maintain when you are consistent when you work out, you only continued to get paid when you consistently go to work, even the universe teaches us…the earth consistently spins on its axis and the tide consistently goes in and out, without these consistency’s we wouldn’t survive.
Your goal or dream is the same, whether your aim is to get a new job, a new body or start a new project. Consistency is key. Just like you would water a flower to allow it to grow, your goal and dream should be like that flower. You water it with your enthusiasm and hard work and whilst it’s growing you still maintain that care.
Don’t let the temptation of ‘I’ll do it later’ ruin your chance at greatness. Don’t let inconsistency sweep in and ruin all your hard work.
This is a new month and a new week! Grab it with both hands and whatever you are working on, go hard.
So this weeks Monday motivation is a bit different, I got to catch up with the lovely Simbafarian, a beautiful curly headed individual who believes in empowering women and making an active change within the community. Follow her journey on INSTAGRAM @SIMBAFARIAN. You won’t be disappointed!
I got to ask her about her views on Mondays and her tips on how to make them a little bit more bearable! We also touched on the fact that reaching out to people via social media isn’t always a bad thing. We met online and have started an organic friendship, sometimes it’s important to put your ego aside and make the move! You don’t know where that hello can lead you.
Munchin in #COOKDAILY at BOXPARK! Beautiful vegan place. £8 a bowl and fresh coconuts alongside different smoothies for a extra couple of pounds! Defo worth going. Check out the link- https://www.boxpark.co.uk/brand/cook-daily/
So I hope you enjoy this weeks Monday motivation! Please excuse the quality of the first part of the video my battery died! Typical! Haha!
Hope everyone is enjoying their bank holiday, I sadly have work today! Can I get a boo?! Haha!
I’m going to keep this one short as its a simple Monday motivation this week, basically if you have a goal or an idea, whether it be business, travelling, an ideal weight goal.. Whatever! Whatever that goal may be, I want you to start today! Right now! Use what you have and do what you can and start today! Today is the tomorrow you was worrying about yesterday.
We all have plans but sometimes these plans and goals stay in our heads. Use today and get started!!
I hope you all had a great weekend! I did and I had a little convo with a friend about loving and knowing thyself/ it really touched base with a few things and I just wanted to say PLEASE don’t waste who you truly are.
Embrace yourself and go further than you imagined, It’s not necessarily about creating a new you, it’s befriending who you truly are, having faith in yourself. The same faith u would have in ur favourite singer or footballer.
I’ve had a lot of questions regarding my fear in starting PickMeUpInc. I thought I would base today’s Monday Motivation around that.
Every single person you see around you doing great was a beginner, nobody was born an expert. A dentist doesn’t come out the womb and become a dentist and a personal trainer doesn’t come out hench and ready to go. All these people condition themselves, they study, they train and they work bloody hard! You have the same ability, you have the same chance to get up and become good at something.
Steve jobs, your doctor and even Muhammad Ali all would have been shaking in their boots on their first patient, their first board meeting and their first boxing match. They would have had that same anxiety and fear that you and I feel when we try something new. But it’s all about pushing boundaries, once you do something for 3 weeks in a row it becomes habit. Feel the fear and do it anyway and it will become a habit. Push yourself, practice practice practice! Practice makes you better, they say never say never but you should NEVER ever stop learning. You should NEVER stop bettering yourself. You are your biggest project.
You can become great at something, you just have to have the sheer courage and determination. I wasn’t born with PickMeUp, I’ve created it because my passion is people, my passion is in helping and spreading some positivity. The first time I posted properly from PickMeUp I was nervous and abit scared BUT I did it and the hard work and all the anxiety is paying off.
There’s no difference between you and them, there’s no difference between you and I and there’s no difference in you fulfilling your true potential.
Today I wanted to keep it simple and light, a simple question
We all complain about a Monday, but what will you do today to make a change? What will you do that can make you happier? Things only change if you break the cycle. You get out what you put in. From speaking to somebody you don’t know at work, making an effort to say good morning to a stranger or applying for that new position you’ve been eyeing. Do something today that your future self will thank you for. Monday; a new fresh canvas for you to paint how you wish. Make it a colourful one!
After having a conversation with a friend about ‘where they are heading’ and the confusion surrounding it, it occurred to me the pressure we put ourselves under to have it all together. It’s as if we feel we must know what direction we are heading in and are so focused on reaching a destination that we forget to enjoy the journey. We’ve all been there, the friend who doesn’t know what they want to be, the only single friend, the friend who doesn’t want to go uni, the friend who looks at everybody else and has to question ‘WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!!!’ Everybody else looks like they are getting on with things and doesn’t seemed to have fell down the rabbit hole with its twists and turns, its tunnels of uncertainty and you are so sure that the cakes in the fridge are saying ‘EAT ME’ driving you into a frenzy of munching and watching series after series on Netflix! BUT be assured you will find your way out of the rabbit hole.
I know some of my friends who have a plan to a certain extent and I personally love to have a goal to aim towards but never do I feel we should be pressured into making decisions just to look or feel like we are in control. Its ok to feel a little lost, its ok to NOT know what you want to do yet. You are still learning, still growing and being stretched by life’s lessons.
The more we think about which way is the right way the more confused we can get. The pressure from comparing our progress with others, the pressure from families wanting us to do well and sometimes we want to yell STOP! Lets stop allowing our past and future to rob us of the present. Lets soak in the moments around us illiminating the feelings of anxiety, worry and regret.
I hope you have enjoyed your Sunday and as I always say ‘A Sunday well spent brings a week of content’.
It was the early blossoming of spring and a girl was wandering through a garden when she discovered a cocoon hanging from the branch of a tree. It was almost time for a butterfly to emerge. Fascinated with her discovery she returned to the garden daily, enthusiastic to see all that would happen and hoping never to miss a thing.
One day a small opening appeared from its cocoon and the girl saw the butterfly struggling to free itself from its cocoon and enter a new world. She watched intently – until the butterfly seemed to have stopped making progress. It appeared as if it had gone as far as possible and could go no further.
The girl made a sudden decision; she began to remove pieces of the cocoon that were obstructing the butterfly. Excited, she watched as the butterfly emerged, hoping its wings would unfold. But her excitement turned into dismay as the butterfly remained unable to move.
It was then that the girl realized what was happening: the cocoon was intended to create the struggle necessary for the butterfly to fly. In fact, it was not trying to escape… this was just nature’s way of making its wings stronger. It occurred to the girl that the butterfly would actually be grateful to the cocoon for the struggle that they would share.
I took this inspiring story from Miranda Kerr’s book ‘Treasure Yourself’. She speaks about being the impatient girl in life, trying to rush things before their time but also the butterfly, having to go through the struggles of life to become our true potential.
I personally believe I’ve been both and as I’ve got older I’m learning to really embrace my struggles and not be so impatient. (I am still working on it). If you are reading this right now and going through something I just want you to know that you will get through your struggle. You are that butterfly, working on strengthening your wings so when its your time to fly you’l be ready to go.
You have a new week and you have the power to mould it into something beautiful, don’t let your happenings destroy your happiness. Allow events to unfold and exercise that patience! Happy monday!