What Have You Done For Your Dream Today?

My friends!!! My dreams, goals, and taking action have been on my mind and heart HEAVILY since 2017 began. As we all know the cliché saying, “we shouldn’t have to wait until a new year to start what it is that we want to accomplish.” True, but time is everything. Mind you, I haven’t always been the go-getter girl. Truth be told I was always the follower and the girl who could never see myself accomplish a lot of things. I dreamed, but that’s it. Never did I put any action towards learning about, researching, or creating a plan to achieve what I had been dreaming about. If I never believed the saying, “it’s easier said than done,” in my younger years, I sure believe it now. WE CAN BE ALL TALK!

As my wisdom progresses, the walk into achieving those dreams starts with preparation. A draft. As long as we start, we are putting action behind our talk. The projects will never be perfect. That’s the beauty of growth and never giving up. We truly have to start somewhere.

So, let’s talk about some ways to put our thoughts and plans into action. We all need that motivation to put one foot forward to START.

Oh wait, I want to mention how I had a life switch after turning the BIG 2-5 lol! Yes, after being twenty-five for two months so far, I have truly taken heed on what matters most and turned my focus on bettering myself, my life and my future. I am working to better my finances, learning more about what I want to do with my life, surrounding myself around positive people and things, learning more, reading more and taking risks. Being uncomfortable. This blog is uncomfortable for me because I’m always the “quiet” girl of the crew. Yes, it’s true! But honestly, I have plenty of thoughts and things to say, per usual. Now back to the plan of action! 🙂

So far in 2017, I have made a few small victories:

  • Creating this blog
  • Partnering with my line sister and friend on projects (coming soon)
  • Growing in God more
  • Writing and talking more (This is huge for me because doing them will allow me to become more comfortable with speaking and writing while getting better at it)
  • Creating business emails (Because I will be an entrepreneur)
  • Listening to and following those lady entrepreneurs who are already doing it BIG!
  • Visualizing myself in achieving those dreams (In order to believe in it, we must VISUALIZE ourselves doing it)

I am now truly believing in listening to podcasts of women bosses and entrepreneurs to hear how they started and became successful in doing what they love. To get closer to accomplishing our dreams and passions, I would suggest doing these few things:

  • Follow, listen to, research and take notes from people who are already successful in what you want to do.
  • If podcast are your thing or not, still take a listen at one. You will be surprised how beneficial those can be (I’m currently listening to Myleik and Black Girl Boss Podcast.) THESE WOMEN WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE LADIES!!
  • Write down every idea that comes to mind. Crazy and all. Honestly, no idea is crazy.
  • Tell your friends or the person you feel comfy with your idea because they may be able to help or know someone that can help. Oh, and that person can become your accountability partner.
  • Stay working. By this I mean, start and always create social media pages, create a logo, create emails, etc. Do anything to get started that will keep you motivated to keep going.
  • Learn yourself and what works for you. Everyone is different. Try not to compare your style of work to others.

We must begin. Just start. Remember, it’s okay start with draft. A draft can be adjusted into a masterpiece. We need to be critiqued, we need to scared, we need to step out on faith with our dreams.

-Jasmine ♥

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You Need ‘Me’ Time

Friends, ‘ME’ time is TRULY important. Everyone deserves peace, a mental break, and quiet time.

While sitting in my car on my lunch break, I relax and take in this one hour piece of peace, my peace. If you haven’t noticed, we are constantly on the move. Whether it’s at the job, home or just out enjoying the day. We are ALWAYS moving in some type of way and never tell ourselves to sit down and get a peace of mind. Now, I’m no expert on health, but when it comes to my ‘me’ time, I am pretty selfish with it. Below I will list a few things that I do to get some ‘me’ time in.

  1. Listen to calming music (I prefer smooth R&B all day, every day lol)
  2. Go to a quiet area (car, empty room at home, etc.)
  3. Watch YouTube videos (yes, I can laugh, smile and get my life with vlogs)
  4. In complete darkness (this may be weird, but try it! Imagine yourself in your room or specific area with everything off and in complete quietness and darkness.. the best feeling)
  5. Starbucks date with myself (Although this may not be ideal for some, but the music and the aroma does me just fine)

These are just a few things that I do to rest my mind and relax a bit whenever I feel that I’m doing too much. I constantly need ‘me time’ lol! It could be the introvert in me. Some days you need to renergize and step away. 🙂

So, I’m curious. What are some things you do to get that ‘me’ time in?

Welcome to HeyMissClark!

Welcome to HeyMissClark! Well friends, we have made it to 2017!!!!! I want to welcome you all to my very blog… ahhhh!!! If you haven’t read the ‘About Me’ section yet, I briefly stated that I plan to give you all natural hair advice, talk about my past life experiences, have a little girl chat, just to name a few. I am planning to use this blog to inspire someone in this huge world. I have been encouraged by so many beautiful women with their words and I truly believe that I may be an inspiration as well.

This is my JUMP moment. You may ask what’s a JUMP moment? If you haven’t heard or seen the video of Steve Harvey explaining it, here it is. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kILVFRlUtT8) There are SO many things we want to achieve, but are afraid to step out and DO them. We are afraid of what others may think, we are afraid of failure, we are afraid of it not being successful, and bypass the thought that it may just change our lives. We just have to try and go for it. So, here I am… going for it!

Let’s experience this journey together. The ups, the downs, the failures, the mistakes. Because without those, we can’t become better at what we do. I am here to spread love, laughter, inspiration and magic!!!!!

Don’t forget, “Life opens up when YOU do!” – PatrickStarrr

-Jasmine ♥