I am stronger than you know and more fearless than ever

I have written a lot throughout my life and most of the time it starts with a quote from a simple thought, or something that has inspired me.  Sometimes these quotes develop into just more thoughtful thinking and sometimes they develop into stories I can write about and can relate to other's of what they are going through in life too.  

I was recently writing a quote and I usually check online to make sure that I am not using someone else's words when it comes to something I have written.  So I typed my quote into my google search engine to find that it is an original.  I love writing about something that comes from a place deep within and it helps to know that no one else has written what I want to describe to the world using my own words and experience.

"I am stronger than you know and more fearless than ever." 

We all go though struggles in life and we would not be who we are without going through life without knowing what it feels like to have setbacks.  Through difficult times I have discovered to have faith in moving forward and to live life more fearlessly.  As long as you believe and tell yourself that you can get though anything in life, you consciously become stronger and your mind becomes more fearless.  Suddenly you aren't scared any more of the unknown, but look at life with a more open mind and heart.  When you do this, you become at peace with yourself.  When you become at peace with yourself the world will seamlessly open up to you and the possibilities will be endless.

I Was Here

 After watching Anderson Cooper's personal interview with BeyoncĂ© about World Humanitarian Day, I was very much inspired by her words and her message.

Anderson asked BeyoncĂ© about the song, which she is dedicating to the recognition of World Humanitarian Day. “It says, ‘I want to leave my footprints in the sands of time’ and it basically is all of our dreams, I think. And that’s leaving our mark on the world. I feel like we all want to know that our life meant something,” she explained. It’s a message she hopes will resonate and inspire acts of kindness around the world.


 Here is her song, "I Was Here."

One day is worth two tomorrow's ( Ben Franklin)

Celebrating my 24th Birthday on August 12th at Barbacoa  
with all of my closest friends.

Rock the Vote, 2012 Presidential Elections

       Rock the Vote's mission is to engage and build political power 
for young people in our country.

       Founded twenty-one years ago at the intersection of popular culture and politics, Rock the Vote has registered more than five million young people to vote and has become a trusted source of information for young people about registering to vote and casting a ballot.  We use music, popular culture, new technologies and grassroots organizing to motivate and mobilize young people in our country to participate in every election, with the goal of seizing the power of the youth vote to create political and social change.

       The Millennial Generation is diverse and huge in number, making up nearly 1/4 of the entire electorate in 2012.  This is both the challenge and the opportunity.  Rock the Vote is dedicated to building the political power of young people by engaging them in the electoral process, urging politicians to pay attention to issues that matter to young voters, and protecting their fundamental right to vote.  Our goal is to reinvigorate our country's democracy and redefine citizenship for a generation in 2012 and beyond.

       There are 44 million eligible young voters.  We are the most diverse group of young people in history (RocktheVote.com).

You cannot let your failures define you

"I believe you cannot let your failures define you."  
Many of the most successful people throughout history have failed over and over again, but they never let their failures define them.  Instead they took their failures and build upon them and overcame them.  They achieved success because their was something inside of them, that kept that spark alive.  It is always that little spark inside each of us that makes us great and keeps us going.  That is where we need to look to and to remember that no matter how afraid we are of failure we would never know unless we have tried and even if you might not succeed does not mean you will not be successful in life.  Sometime failure teaches us more.  It allows us to see what is great, to learn from it, and to only get better with time.  So, "Let your faith be bigger than your fear," and do not give up on your dreams.

LOVEELLE Magazine - What's in your bag?

Heather Mallary with LOVEELLE Magazine - What's in your bag? Photo Contest

Goal Setting Tips & Advice

There are two ways to put ourselves in control of our lives immediately. We can make a promise – and keep it. Or we can set a goal – and work to achieve it. 
“As we make and keep commitments, even small commitments, we begin to establish an inner integrity that gives us the awareness of self-control and the courage and strength to accept more of the responsibility for our own lives. By making and keeping promises to ourselves and others, little by little, our honor becomes greater than our moods.” Stephen R. Covey 

Goal: an ideal, a desired place toward which people work; 
a state of affairs that people value. 
Think S.M.A.R.T.
Specific  It is great to have a clear concise title to your goal, but you should also describe it in more detail. This answers questions such as; how much, for whom, for what?  For example Buy a Car could be described with Save $20,000, and search for a red Four-door sedan, with leather seats.
Measurable  Try to write a goal that you can measure numerically. Instead of Sell more products, maybe write something like Increase personal sales by 30%. A goal can be much more motivating if you can track and record your progress, and see how you are doing.
Achievable/Realistic  Can your goal really be done? Think not only about the goal, but about your personal circumstances. 
Timely  How much time will you have to put in on a regular basis to achieve this goal? How long from now do you plan to achieve this goal (includes realistic timeframes).

Think positive.  Your brain responds better to positive words.

Write them down. Make your goal visible so that you can have daily reminders to stay focused. Probably one of the most important and most ignored step to effective goal setting is to write it down! Writing your goals and reviewing them daily will give your mind sub-conscious cues that what your reading is important, and will help you succeed. 

Also, when you lay in bed trying to fall asleep, mentally go through your goals and think about 3 things you have done recently that have helped you in one area, and 3 things that you would like to do soon to help you get closer to achieving your goals.

Be precise when setting your goal. Give your goal a deadline and give your goal dates, amounts, times, etc. so that you can measure your progress.

Make an action plan. So you have set goals, written them down and now you are all set to start working towards achieving them. First step - make an action plan.  Identify how you are going to accomplish your goal. This is important. Anyone can set a goal but not everyone can accomplish a goal.  You must identify how you are going to reach your goal.  Anticipate any roadblocks that may come along and find ways to overcome those roadblocks.

Track progress. This is extremely important. If you don't track progress, you don't get an idea if you are going the right way and if you would ever achieve it in the time frame you had set in your mind. So track your progress everyday. 
Keep going. Regardless of the obstacles that may hold you back, keep pushing your way towards successful achievement of your goal.

This book, My Life List, was given to me as a present two christmases ago and I am absolutely 
obsessed with it and cherish it.  I am one of those people who make little lists everyday.  
My daily, weekly, and monthly life is very organized and prioritized 
from the most specific to the least specific.  
Creating these lists have really helped me to achieve so much; I can honestly say that if I did not 
write out - what was on my mind, my obligations, priorities, dreams, and ambitions then I do not know
where I would be and what I would have accomplished.  My life is constantly busy, 
I am always working on my personal self, spending time with friends & family, school studies, 
work/business projects, donating my time to volunteer and supporting 
those causes which are close to my heart.  
My mother always has said, "Ever since you were born you were constantly on the go
 chasing new adventures and pursuing your dreams."
In my eyes, life is meant to be spent doing all that you enjoy and love.  
For me, my life is to do and serve unto others.  My hope is to educate, inspire, transform and empower
 this generation and the many generations to come.

This book is a beautiful keepsake.  It includes a motivational and instructive introduction 
and inspiring quotes throughout, with blank fill in pages of your goals and the
 process of how you plan to achieve them!  This book will show and teach you how 
you can achieve your goals and to be successful.