As I have said many times, being a blogger is not for the faint heart.
You truly have to have a knack and passion to keep it going and, most importantly, remain consistent.
I have a number of supporters around me who cheers for me for all my hard work and I appreciate all the xpressions of love. ❤️
One of the things that also keeps me fueled with energy to churn out these blog posts are inspirational videos.
I love me some YouTube. They have so many inspo vids uploaded every single day.
Some of you may be totally obsessed with your Facebook and Instagram feeds. My obsession? My YouTube feed.
I become so giddy when I see the YouTube icon in my notifications bar.
Here are (7) videos that serve huge doses of inspiration (and I’m sure you’ll find them full of inspo as well!) Enjoy! 📽️
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1. Shameless Maya
I just love her and her courageous will to seamlessly (at least that’s what she made it look like) move on to something that was so befitting for her.
Despite her many setbacks, she has proved (and still proving) that she can win…shamelessly.
Maya has an amazing platform on YouTube that includes many inspirational and how-to videos.
2. Iyanla Vanzant
This woman, this jewel, this beloved queen, has me almost speechless…
Her in-your-face realness is just what we need in an effort to shape us into living in our divine purpose.
She’s written inspirational books, has a hit TV show on OWN (Iyanla, Fix My Life) and now has a regular YouTube series giving guidance on relationships.
She’s one of the people who can talk that talk because she has literally walked the walk.
3. Gary Vaynerchuk
This guy here. Raw.
His sporadic motivational speeches give me the chills. I can feel his words piercing through my soul. His words of wisdom give me so much hope.
Hey, you may even catch him in your neighborhood, your park, your community giving FREE advice on how to be a better YOU!
Take me, for example, I felt like being in my 30’s was a little too old to be a “blogger.” I felt like blogging was for the 20-somethings. But after watching some of Gary’s videos…
needless to say, I’m still blogging! Whaaaaat?
4. Issa Rae
Is it weird to be obsessed with someone’s talent and personality?
Well, call me weird because I am obsessed with Issa Rae.
I’m inspired because of her transparency to say, “I’m awkward!”
How many of us will use a major platform to create a web series and write a book about our awkwardness?
Slim chance, right?
She did it and she’s winning – at everything!
5. Queen Maxine Waters
I have three words for you, my friend – “reclaiming my time!”
If you’re not aware of those powerful, motivating words from Auntie Maxine, have you been hiding under a rock?
This political queen has taken the world by storm with her aggressive gracefulness.
Truth be told, I am not at all into politics like that (I know, I know, shame on me), but Mrs. Waters leaves me no choice! I am hooked on the way she delivers her outspokenness and her rawness.
When she speaks, you better listen! Hey, Auntie!
6. Patrice Washington
Sometimes, you just don’t know where to start or even how to. And then came “America’s Money Maven,” and author, Patrice Washington to the rescue!
I have much respect for anyone who has actually been thru the trenches and climbed their way out piece by piece, and Mrs. Washington did just that!
Not only does she help you de-clutter your financial woes, she is also a champion of helping us to redefine wealth and chase purpose – not money!
7. Necole Kane
You may not know her as Necole Kane, but what about NecoleBitchie.com? Yep, that’s her!
Necole used to be the brains behind the very popular (and extremely successful) celebrity gossip brand, Necole Bitchie. Then one day, she had an epiphany and realized she was not living in her purpose.
I saved this video for last because I have a lot to say about this one:
As you know, Blog Xpressions was born March 31, 2015, on a hope and a prayer that I can reach women to help educate and enrich their lives.
I, in no way, wanted to be labeled as a “gossip blogger” because it’s just was not my thing.
I, instead, wanted to focus on the positive sides of entertainment, promoting womanhood and making my blog a space to come to for some education, inspiration and a few doses of laughs.
Fast forward to July 2, 2015, Necole decided to end her website and create a more positive site for women of color.
So, now, Necole and I both share a common goal – to reach women in a positive way.
In this video, she details her journey:
Which was your favorite video? Do you have any videos you’d like to share with us? Great! Just add the link in the comments and let’s discuss!
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