Do you struggle with goal setting? Are you waking up on the first of December wondering where 2016 went? Did you set up plans and goals to achieve this year only to realise you have not accomplished a thing?
Do not worry! I am in the same boat as you. I literally wanted to achieve SO many things year only to be looking back on my 2016 thinking I have failed myself.
Do you want to make a change in 2017? Do you want to set some achievable goals for the new year? Goals that you will be motivated to complete by December 31, 2017?
Join me as I share with you some amazing goal setting tips I have found online and will be using to make 2017 a great year!
Are you too busy for your family, friends, and even yourself? Do you find yourself multitasking to do the laundry, clean the house/apartment, and thinking about the next chore you have to complete? Are you planning your days while driving into work and listening to your favourite radio station or podcast?
In an effort to accomplish all of the things on your to-do list, you may be disconnecting with those around you as well as yourself.
Me too! I caught myself trying to be successful at everything but being present in my life’s most precious moments the present. I found the practice of mindfulness back in 2011 and have experienced reconnecting moments over the course of 5 years.
Now I am on a mission to be consciously aware of my mindfulness daily.
Instagram is arguably the most popular social media platform. Back in June 2016, there were 500 million daily active users!
That means if you are trying to figure out how to create epic Instagram posts. There are a lot of people you can interactive with. Before you can begin to start creating epic Instagram posts. You must understand the basics first.
Not to worry. I have created a checklist that you can use on your brand to create epic Instagram posts.
There is plenty of opportunities for you to connect with users. If you are a business looking to generate sales leads through Instagram. If you are a personal brand, looking to build a tribe of like-minded individuals.
You have the potential to reach all the people you want to connect with. PLUS so many more folks!
Now. We have established that there are 500 million active daily users on Instagram. You are ready to reach these people. But you may be asking, “How do I create epic Instagram posts for those 500 million active daily users?”
We are already half way finished with October! I don’t know about you but this month definitely crept up on me. It said let’s go, Terri, there are things we need to get done!
To be honest, there is so much that I want to get done in these last 3 months of 2016. A lot of which, I have wanted to get done all year round but for one reason or another did not.
Like many people, I love to plan. I have planners and notebooks and scrap paper for just about EVERYTHING! Sometimes that makes me to rigid. It leaves little room for flexibility. Other times it keeps me focused. It gives me a sense of purpose.
No matter which side of the planner spectrum you are on. You can 100% enjoy the rest of 2016 and make the most of it! I have come up with 5 tips that can help even the latest of last minute goal setters.
To be honest! There is not much that I can recall about the 90s that did not make it the BEST decade ever.
The 90s were my childhood years! These were the years when I learned to play Nintendo. I watched Nickelodeon daily. The Spice Girls taught me about Girl Power. I learned valuable life lessons from watching the Lion King. Many of which I didn’t get until I was older. But that is beside the point. In a nutshell, the 90s were EPIC!
Before reviewing my statistics for September 2016. I believed there was little growth in my social media accounts. As a social media addict. I spend a lot of time on various platforms. Trying to figure out what works for my personal brand. As well as a few hobby accounts I have created.
The truth of the matter is. Everyday social media platforms are changing. Implementing a lot of different strategies can become tiresome. Tracking those strategies becomes daunting.
Which leads me to ask myself the question, why are social media stats even important?
Just like any goal. Social media growth is relevant to track. Particularly for me because I am trying to reach a certain level of engagement. I am also trying to convert my followers on social media to email list subscribers.
So as a result, I have found it useful to report my social media statistics. If for no other reason than to show my readers what growth is possible. To encourage others not to give up on their social media goals.
Spoiler alert! I am not always as happy as my Instagram account would have you to believe.
As a matter of fact for the past month and a half, I have battled with thoughts and feelings of depression. What this recent dance with depression has taught me is that you have to be willing to not be sad anymore. It is so addictive to live in a “woe is me” mindset.
To be honest, there were some days when it almost felt good to feel depressed. Weird! I know. Maybe it was because I could choose to be lazy. Not care about getting anything done. Then blame it on feeling sad and depressed!
In the past 4 years since I returned natural, I have seen a lot of pages dedicated to natural hair. Whether they were on social media alone or have a companion website to support their growth. There is no denying the current obsession with natural hair.
My natural hair story started as a journey of self-love, self-worth, and redefining beauty. Since 2012, I have learned so much about myself and to be more specific my natural hair.
The following 20 accounts I follow on Instagram because they inspire me! If I am looking for a new hairstyle to try. I want a new girl crush to add to my list because of her amazing curls. These 20 accounts never stop to amaze me!