The FLYY Smell of Sweet S-U-C-C-E-S-S…
With so much success around us, it is simply impossible to fail. I have decided that I want something different, so I find that I am constantly generating different thoughts. And those thoughts are prompting more thoughts which are being reflected through my actions. It’s the proverbial “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life” scenario, and I see my new life unfolding slowly right before my eyes.
Take today for example. I absolutely abhor the pairing of navy blue with black, and for years I never gave it a thought…that is, until today!!! This morning I felt an urge to wear navy blue and black, so I did. Using my favorite new necklace as the base, I paired a fitted navy blue dress with a black tailored ruffled jacket, my Soo FLYY Sincerely CoCo beads blended with a few other bracelets, black tassel earrings and my classic 5 inch platform stilettos and I headed out on my FLYY little way. The funny thing is I found myself in conversations that led to me establishing three new contacts that would be great for business. And this was all based on changing my thoughts and trying something new. Again “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life”!!!
This brings me to a few well known folks who are very successful and are great examples of what it looks like when failure is not an option…
Take Oprah for example, do you realize that she comes from humble beginnings, but is listed on the Forbes 400 list??? I mean she has built an empire, maintained her integrity, stayed true to herself and is now a billionaire.
She is featured here with Warren Buffet AND Bill Gates, of all people!!!
Next up is Jay-Z. I mean, what more can I say??? Do you realize that he contributes so much to pop-culture that Oprah interviewed him. And you know Oprah does not do rappers. Jay-Z not only secured the interview, he also managed to have “Oprah chillin in the projects. Had her out in Bed-Stuy chillin on the steps, drinking quarter waters…”
Did I mention that he’s “got Obama on the text”. I mean really, if that’s not successful, I’m not sure what is! Again, Jay-Z came into the world as Shawn Corey Carter, just a regular Joe. But he had vision. He was able to see past his beginning in order to move in a direction which formulated a very lucrative ending!
It’s not about political affiliation, but about achievement appreciation. Do you realize that Jay-Z hob knobs with the President of the whole and entire United States of America??? The President is quoted as saying “Jay knows what my life is like. We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are.” Can you imagine THE PRESIDENT is that cool with you that he shortens your nickname to “Jay”!!!! I Love It!!! Really though, how real is that…
And speaking of rappers, I must mention Onika Maraj. You may know her as Nicki Minaj. She has single handedly taken the rap game by storm. She’s proven that she can not only hold her own by delivering a more than hot 16 bars, but she actually demolishes the guys’ verses with whom she appears, in the songs. She sat front row at the Oscar de la Renta show with esteemed fashion heavy weight, the legendary Anna Wintour. She has her own Giuseppe Zanotti sneaker, and most recently, she’s released a new fragrance called Pink Friday!
Early on she told you that “she gets what she desires, and it is her empire”. She just told us how to obtain our own Moment 4 Life!!!
Yesterday, I turned 35 years old, and I can definitely tell that I am in a different place than I was just two days ago. I’m thinking different thoughts. I’m recognizing existing opportunities and removing fear so that I may create new ones. I am inspired to greatness by those examples that are around me. I am surrounding myself with a circle that is already successful in the arena that I am seeking to enter. Clearly, I have just stepped onto the path that will lead me to the FLYY smell of sweet success. And yes, this definitely SLAAYS ME!
(Presidential Quote courtesy of theatlantic.com)