It’s Monday y’all, and it’s back to the grind for many. Going into this week, I wanted to drop some #MondayMotivation for you from the legendary Barbra Streisand.

Simple: stay true to yourself. This one isn’t really deep or anything, but a good amount of people struggle with it. I know me, when I first started blogging, wanted to be exactly like some of my other blogging idols, looking at their social media strategies, post ideas, and all. And, while it’s nice to learn from others, you don’t want to lose your own voice in the process. So I had to find my own voice, and write about the things that I wanted to on The Spotlight. People, in turn, responded to that, just like Barbra said.

Whatever you do, whether it’s writing like me, or music, or whatever field you’re even, and even on a personal note, people recognize the real. Don’t feel like you have to put on a facade to get people’s attention or support. The ones who are supposed to respond well to your work and what you offer as a person will. Just stay true to who you really are!


Good morning everybody…Happy Monday! Yes, I said, HAPPY. MONDAY. I know it’s always hard to let go of the weekend, but be determined to make this

I hope that this quote inspires someone today. You can’t start your upward journey towards a better life for yourself, if you never take the first step. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the time to start. Sometimes, you don’t take it out of fear of rejection or failure. Sometimes it’s simply out of settling.  But a dream can’t become reality without the first brick being laid down. Without making some moves, dreams stay just that—dreams.

Push all of your doubts, fears, and everything else getting in the way to the back burner, and take your first step TODAY. 


Happy Monday everybody! The weekend’s always great, but it’s time to get back to the grind for many of us. I’m honestly dragging a little bit this morning, but I’m optimistic for the week ahead. Hope y’all are too. Here’s some #MondayMotivation to kick off your week!

I hope that this quote from former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is a big push in the right direction for you. Be confident today and every day in the gift and talent inside of you, but also be strong enough to follow through and truly make something of it! Don’t just sit around and waste what has been given to you. Boldly go after your life’s purpose. 

If your gift is music, invest in time at the studio or research getting your own recording equipment and creating quality music from home. If your gift, like mine, is writing, start that blog you’ve been thinking about forever, or pitch different magazines or papers with your great story ideas! Study others in your field and see how you yourself can improve. Whatever your gift or passion is, work to be the best you can be at it. Make a commitment to be confident in what you’re great at, and then be consistent and disciplined in mastering it.


Happy Monday y’all! I know most of you are off today for Fourth of July weekend. Me? I’m sitting at my 9-5……yup. But it’s cool. I’m still motivated and looking forward to having tomorrow off AND this chill day today since most people are off anyway!

This quote is definitely a major push for me as I start off this week. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to give up sometimes and just settle for the place where I am. Sometimes these rejection letters for new opportunities or no responses bring me down, and I want to be done. Sometimes I want to just lay back and do nothing after I get off of work. Sometimes I want to go the hell to sleep instead of pushing through and writing these posts. Life would be way more simple.

But as Solange Knowles sang on her track, “God Given Name,” I’ve got a dream to keep my eyes open. I’ve reached some pretty big milestones this year, and am looking forward to reaching more. But if I quit, I won’t get there. If I settle, I won’t ever know what could be. So I fight through my feelings and keep working. The only way you’ll succeed is if you keep trying, and it’s that “one more try” or “one more time” that will catapult you to success. So just give it one more try this week, okay?


It’s another Monday, and I’m actually really hype for this week ahead. Got to go into each week with the mindset of “New week, new opportunities!” Shake off your Monday blues with this week’s #MondayMotivation!

This powerful quote from the legendary Oprah Winfrey is a reminder that your thoughts truly do shape your future. This year, I’ve become a huge believer in this mantra: “Your thoughts determine your actions and, ultimately, your results.” If you think positive, you get positive. If you think negative, you get negative. What you dwell on is surely what you’re going to get, because your mindset is going to determine what actions you take or don’t take. Make it a point today to think positive, no matter what comes your way. 

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