Inspirational Jam: “We Got Love”-Teyana Taylor feat. Lauryn Hill

I live in abundance…love is the new money. I’m mentally wealthy, spiritually conscious…”

I’m on an attitude of gratitude kick this week, searching my heart, reminding myself of my purpose, and checking my intentions. Today’s Inspirational Jam from Teyana Taylor reflects that.

Teyana’s track, “We Got Love,” featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill is a reminder that, having money is nice, but having love and support around you is what matters the most.

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Words of Wisdom: “Inspiring Others Is The Ultimate Championship”-Kobe Bryant

I really appreciate these Words of Wisdom from the late, great Kobe Bryant (man, that still feels weird and heartbreaking to say).

As we all know, Kobe was a champion dedicated to hard work to get to where he wanted to be. In this clip, he admitted that his focus was on getting rings in his younger years as a baller. His passion, ambition, and work ethic were so admirable. However, as he got older, he realized that his impact on other players mattered much more. Inspiring others became more of his focus.

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The Top 5 Motivating Songs I Currently Have On Repeat

If you’ve been reading the site for a bit, you know that every Thursday I share Inspirational Jams with motivating music that I love. Some of them I love just a littleeee bit more than others.

These five tracks have been on repeat for me currently. From reggae artist Koffee to pop rocker Panic! At The Disco, this short list reflects my eclectic musical tastes. However, they each motivate me in different ways whether it’s to live a life of gratitude, hustle my butt off and be strategic with my moves, or simply to love myself a little bit better. I hope that they serve you in the same.

Check them out below!

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Words of Wisdom: “You Gotta Go Blind”-Wallo267

I need to watch this Words of Wisdom clip from influencer Wallo267 every morning! Hope it touches someone who is struggling with comparison.

In the clip shared to his Instagram page, Wallo tells us all to go blind to what other people are doing. “Stop watching everybody. That’s why you’re frustrated!” he exclaims in the video. When we get caught up in watching people, we ultimately stunt our own growth and progress. We can’t see how we’re getting better because we’re too busy focused on the next person.


This is something I still struggle with, if I’m honest. Even though I’ve come a long way, I see people doing what I do on a bigger scale and I call myself getting a little jealous and unnerved like maybe this isn’t what I’m supposed to be doing. Maybe I’m really not made for this. But, in fact, I need to put my blinders on just like horses on the racetrack and focus on my own race, not what’s going on around me. That’s a definite way to lose.



This #MondayMotivation quote from late motivational speaker Wayne Dyer reminded me of an important truth today. I hope it pushes you to be better too.

2016 was probably the worst year of my life. Right at the start, I lost my aunt (just 44 years old) who helped shaped my life. I had just lost my Nana nine months prior and I was even more heartbroken. I was fed up with my job at the time and was tired of being rejected from opportunity after opportunity to do something better with my life. For a while, I gave up. I became the most miserable person, dedicated to complaining and commiserating with others just as miserable as I was.

I realize now that it was my choice to be that way. I relished in “venting” my feelings with other people who got it, but it wasn’t helping me. I wasn’t moving forward. I stayed stuck right where I was because I was choosing to be negative. My thoughts affected my behavior which ultimately affected my results. So I took some time to regroup and get my mind straight, and then I motivated myself to make a change. Yes, I believe there are times to break down but you eventually have to get back up. We all can.

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