August

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Hi Everyone, August is generally an interesting time of year.  It’s when the technical “summer” is winding down and the next “school” or “fiscal” year are about to start.  It’s the perfect time for family vacations, days off, recharges and whatever.  Not a lot of people have issue with August. A Brief History of My Augusts August 2016 for me, in it’s mere two days, has been interesting.  I am motivated to get a lot of things done because I...

Are you Studying for FAILURE?

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In most things, we know we have to study.  Studying, applying, and learning are the steps we go through before we can master something.  Even when we have a natural talent for something we always need to study our craft.  The problem is that sometimes it's easy to get stuck in this part of the cycle.  It's easy to end up being a lifetime scholar of something but you never put it into action.  Studying a concept only really turns into...

How to Prioritize When Life Gets Hectic

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Let’s face it! Sometimes we take on more projects than we should at one time.  Once we realize how challenging it is to juggle all of our tasks on the fly, we realize that something has got to give. But is it you that has to do all the giving, all the time? When life gets hectic there are a few things you can do to prioritize and gain control of your life again. If you want to be successful...

Zaakirah Demba is F.E.A.R.C.E.

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What are 6 words that you believe describe you best? Passionate, intelligent, creative, strong, courageous, exceptional What are you the Beyonce of? Photography. A camera saved my life, so throughout my life I have taken every opportunity to photograph everything that I see. It was not until high school and beyond where I actually studied and perfected my craft to the point where I can now teach others what I have learned. With the everyday technology changing, I am still...

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

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  Impostor Syndrome  [It] can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt, and feelings of intellectual fraudulence (source).   While interacting with successful people and people that you believe have it all or have it all figured out, you’ll usually find that they are not always as sure of themselves as you are.  You look and you’re...

The #1 Reason the 2016 Redesigned SAT is the best SAT: Student Success

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Hey there! If you’re here you’re wondering all about the 2016 Redesigned SAT test and likely concerned about what the changes are and what the outcomes of the changes will be for you. There are a lot of factors that go into the answers to these questions but I’m here to help you.  I’ve spent the last 5 years teaching test prep and from the time I took the text in the stone age (early 2000s) to now, there have...

Life Altering Youtube Videos – Part 1

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Hey yall.  Today I wanted to come on and tell you about some videos on youtube that were life altering.  They all had an affect for similar but different reasons.  Since the reasoning is so similar for the most part, I’ll go ahead and do a big collaborative explanation instead of for each individual video.   Also, I have a similar post about this topic on mainly beauty videos that you can check out here. You all know I’m all...

Beyonce’s Lemonade: The Recipe

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The recipe for Lemonade: Take one pint of water, add a half pound of sugar, the juice of eight lemons, the zest of half a lemon. Pour the water from one jug then into the other several times. Strain through a clean napkin. We all know the saying about making lemonade out of our lemons and that’s exactly what Beyonce’s latest album is about.  It’s not just the lemons of a relationship but the lemons of life.  It goes deeper...

The 3 Best Sleep Aids

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Sleep is one of the most important things that we do daily.  I’m definitely not a fan of team no sleep.  As a matter of fact I’m not only a member of the Nap Team, I’m the Nap Team Captain. Sleep is going to be almost 1/3 of your life.  That’s how important it is.  Folks love to say that they’ll sleep when they are dead.  Ok…that’s fine if you want to end up dead sooner.  Not sleeping is shaving...