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#Trying to be a #Better Person

01/13/2012

By: Angel Elexa

I’m not big on forwards, especially those that require you to send to 20 people in the next 6 minutes.  However, every once in a while, I find one with useful information or just plain amusing that I’ll actually hit send to brighten someone else’s day.

Well, here’s one with some good advice from Tony Robbins that you could actually use to be a better, more thoughtful and compassionate person in 2012. 

We’re all about evolving and becoming optimal citizens of the world, right?  Take these 21 tasks and implement them into your everyday life.  See what you get in return.  Hopefully, a whole lotta of peace and blessing!  Remember to share this post on Facebook or Twitter with your friends. 

You don’t have to FORWARD this to get something you’ve wanted in the next 3 days….Just SHARE it to be NICE!

21 Tasks for 2012

ONE.  Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
 
TWO.  Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
 
THREE.  Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
 
FOUR.  When you say, ‘I love you’ , mean it.
 
FIVE.  When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye.

SIX.  Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
 
SEVEN.  Believe in love at first sight.
 
EIGHT.  Never laugh at anyone’s dream. People who don’t ave dreams don’t have much.
 
NINE.  Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it’s the only way to live life completely.
 
TEN.  In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
 
ELEVEN.  Don’t judge people by their relatives.
 
TWELVE.  Talk slowly but think quickly.
 
THIRTEEN.  When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’
 
FOURTEEN.  Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
 
FIFTEEN.  Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
 
SIXTEEN.  When you lose, don’t lose the lesson!
 
SEVENTEEN.  Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.
 
EIGHTEEN.  Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship..
 
NINETEEN. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

 TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE.  Spend some time alone. Reflect and get to know you and what you want!

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Trying to be #Fabulous like @OfficialMsPiggy…#TheBestThingAboutThanksgiving

11/23/2011

By: Angel Elexa

Yeah, it’s sad!  I am the ripe age of Flirty 31 and too excited to the see the NEW Muppets Movie this Thanksgiving Holiday! Ms. Piggy is one of my long time favorite muppet.  She has style, grace and a bit of a temper…but I ain’t mad at that.  Sometimes we as women have to be a bit willing to put our Stiletto down and lay down the law. 

With that being said, Ms. Piggy is back starring in yet another Muppets Movie alongside her Green Prince Charming, Kermit the Frog.  Many designers have stepped up to make sure that Ms. Piggy is Fabulous for her debut.  The famous makeup company, MAC, even made Ms. Piggy her own line of products, while InStyle, provided her with her own layout in the magazine.  Other designers have taken on the task of redesigning Ms. Piggy’s wardrobe since she is a high-profile #Fashionista.

See her outfit below designed by an up and coming fashion mogul in Canada. I liked his demure, yet fashion forward frock the best.

Fashion Designer- Jeremy Laing : “In my earliest memory of Miss Piggy, I find her lounging in a marabou-feathered robe, pink of course. As she’s gotten older I can only imagine how much more she values her lounge time, and so I propose a robe gown. Because even on the red carpet, or pink as the case may be, a piggy deserves every comfort.”

Miss Piggy’s critique: “Moi in a shade other than neon-tinged pink, and with nary a sparkle to be seen? Hard to imagine! And yet, with his exquisite eye for texture and tailoring, Jeremy Laing has opened my eyes to the possibilities that lie beyond all that glitters. Most of all, I simply love the way the dress moves with moi. Très importante fashion tip: Always make sure that your dress moves with you. Trust me: If you move and the dress stays behind, scandal ensues.”

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Trying to Say #ThankYouSteve…

10/06/2011

As you know, we’ve lost a legend. Though he had a debilitating cancer, we just thought that when he retired, he’d just get some rest, feel better and come back.  Steve Jobs, was a guy that impacted our society and multiple generations with new technology and gadgets that we can’t live without.  You know you love your iPhone, iPods and iPads!  They have really changed how we communicate and  enjoy life!

Our bloggers have been talking a lot about finding and creating happiness and opportunities in our lives lately. Many of us in our TryingTwenties and FlirtyThirties are feeling inadequate in life due to how we have allowed ourselves to be treated in relationships, on our jobs and by other people.  We’re looking for excitement and joy during our quarter life crisis and need desperately to move past the dark feelings of just existing. 

Let’s take a look at Steve’s life to find some encouragement and remember his life. He endured 20 years of hard times trying to get Apple off the ground, a mere start-up company in his garage.  Success may not happen right when we want it, but persistence and dedication will yield results.  Steve Job’s never stopped believing in himself, his partners, his company and the initial dream.  If something grand is calling you, then embrace it and don’t hesitate to make a change!  When you go on to Glory, you will have left your mark on this world, like Steve did, with no regrets in pursuing your dreams.  

LIVE Life….and do what you love.

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#Trying to have a #WhiteChristmas with #TUTS #Houston

08/12/2011

By:

Angel Elexa

It’s never too soon to get tickets to your favorite shows or events! Even if it is 3 or 4 months out. 

Who doesn’t love the holidays? It’s only August, but I’m thinking about my fav holiday movie, White Christmas. My cousin turned me onto it years ago.  I own it and watch it at least once a week starting in December. Imagine my surprise when I saw the opportunity to get half off tickets to the touring musical in Houston. 

Now you can get out of the house, ask a friend to go, take your boo, whatever.  Make it a tradition! My homegirl and I make it a point to attend some type of holiday event every year. I’m about to hit her up now and tell her to mark the calendar.  You can’t beat center orchestra seats at a Fabulous holiday production!

It can be an inconvenience to make plans this far in advance and be able to attend on the specified promo dates, but if your schedule is clear, go and get outta the house!

50% Off TUTS White Christmas in December 2011Houston On The Cheap.

LIVE Life…and have a  Merry Christmas in August!

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#Trying to Find What I Enjoy Doing…#Discontent

08/05/2011

By:

Angel Elexa

In an article by Ruchira Agrawal, 6 Ways To Discover Your Authentic Work, she writes about finding your passion and making it work for you.  Ruchira says, “Some of you may be familiar with the term ‘authentic work’, others perhaps reading this for the first time and wondering what it really means. The term ‘authenticity’ according to Wikipedia means – “the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character”, despite “external forces, pressures, and influences”. And when you apply it to your work, it obviously means engaging in work that is closest to who you are as a person and what you’re naturally gifted and talented in.”

Well, I hadn’t been so blessed to find exactly what that means for me yet. I’m just trying to work and pay the bills now because I’m discontent.  I thought that getting my degree in something that I thought I loved would mean starting at a certain salary level and would allow me to be Young with Money.  I’m not talking about Weezy, Drake and Nikki Minaj money, but still having enough to venture out on my own the first year after school, buy a house, travel and splurge and save all at the same time. You know, do the things that I wanted to in life without always checking the budget first.

 I thought if I did well enough in school, applied myself in my internships, companies would be eager to recruit me at their career fairs.  Interestingly enough, I even thought going back for my MBA would help me achieve status in the corporate arena.  And even at 30 and almost 8 years in the industry, I’m just now making what I should’ve been 8 years ago. Oh, how the Visions of Grandeur have mocked me. 

We’ve all suffered layoffs, manager cruelty and other promotional injustices during our careers and have learned that the job search sucks.  It’s such a numbers game and I can’t seem to figure it out.  So with that being said, what is an authentic job for any of us?  Where we thought selecting a major in college would catapult us to our dream job, many of us have learned that it’s just the opposite.  And it just leaves you wanting more out of life.  The question becomes, how can you link up what you like to do with earning money to support you?  Maybe we should not search for success with a corporation to support someone else’s dream, BUT  venture out on our own and create the opportunities for ourselves. 

They say when the time is right, THINGS just seem to start happening.  Chances are, you were already thinking about pursuing dream.  I hadn’t really gotten the chance to be fully creative and at my job.  The discontentment actually led me to be an entrepreneur, and I have to admit, starting my own business has been gratifying.  It takes my mind off the day-to-day stuff at my 9-5 .  It even makes me wonder about going back to school and meshing the two things I’m passionate about most, Marketing and Interior design.  So in the meantime, until I can make a firm decision, I’ve started dabbling in the homestaging, interior redesign and social media consulting business.  All things I love and I actually get to use my marketing degree to promote my baby.   

My message to you today is that life doesn’t always turn out the way we envision it, but it at least births out something that you never imagined that may be just as good, if not better! 

You may think you’re on the right path, but be flexible enough to venture off YOUR defined path and be led to the one FATE wants you on.  Trust me, HE will give you the most inner desires of your heart that you didn’t even think were possible.   I think Ruchira got it right, “It’s easy to find fulfillment when you pursue an authentic career“.

Read Ruchira’s Full Article HERE.

LIVE Life and Prosper!

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#Trying to Keep My Money…#FlirtyFinances in #Houston

07/22/2011

By: Angel Elexa

Money….It’s something we have to think about on a daily basis.  Where is it going to come from, how it will be used, and is there enough of it?  I’m often plagued with those questions, especially in this economy.  As you get older and enter into your later twenties and early thirties, you begin to worry about what exactly to do with your money and how to prepare for the future.  Bump a rainy day fund, I gotta save for retirment, right?!  And, how do I save for both when I already live paycheck to paycheck?

All good questions…I have actually sought  investment and budget advice from a financial consultant.  It’s just too much for me to handle sometimes…LOL  But, the main focus here is to be Smart & Savvy with  money and know that we need to leave more to our families than just bills, bills, bills.  Consider getting the financial help you need and get your questions answered today.

Check out this video from ABC Houston.  OMG….Alison, my neighbor and Houston Based Realtor, is featured.  She was selected in the dog park to discuss the country’s financial condition and how it has affected her investments.

She looks amazing, as we all should when we skirt about town.  Here’s a FlirtyThirty Soror representing the sisterhood well and speaking eloquently on such a hot topic near and dear to our hearts.  Here’s to looking Fabulous and being Flirty with our Finances.  Who says looking good and being fiscally smart isn’t Fun?!

Click HERE for the full interview.

LIVE Life and Spend Wisely…

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#Trying to See #HarryPotter…

07/15/2011

We are here at the most anticipated event of the year! Yeah, I said it. We are watching the ending of Harry Potter’s story tonight.

Actually, we were excited to be invited by Liquid Soul Media to preview the end of the magical era of wizardry, life lessons, friendships, and good vs. evil. Will Harry and his devoted sidekicks, Hermione and Ron, defeat Lord Voldemort and trump his return to power? IDK, but we love the imagery and the journey you go on while meeting new allies and reconnecting with old friends!

Plus, it’s nice to be VIP at one of my fav movies. We were greeted with a Legendary Adventure Book recapping all the movies, t-shirts, caps, keychains, Harry Potter Glasses and best of all premier select seating in our own non crowded theater! And the best thing of all is that we get to see Part 1 before seeing the premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2.

I gotta go! No cell phones, right? Go see the midnight show of Harry Potter. It’s sure to be thrilling and entertaining.

LIVE Life…and get out the house!

Angel Elexa

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