Are you Empowered?
This past week has been an extremely productive and positive week for myself and for my business. From hosting my first model call to attending an unique vision board experience with my girlfriends, I can finally sit down and reflect. I have to be honest with you, lately my focus has been on reaching the goals I set for myself in 2015 while also creating balance at home. I found out this week just how others see my business and what they believe it stands for. I must say that I am proud and humble. There is so much more work to be done; however, just to know that you are empowering other women you have never met to make a change in their life and see other women who want to be apart of your vision, it is truly amazing!
Getting more into today's topic, I attended a vision board session yesterday which blew my mind. To be completely honest, I have been hesitant in the past to attend such an event because I have been nervous to share my dreams and goals with other people. I have this sense of protectiveness around my goals and vision for my business mainly because I have seen that not every person is genuinely excited to hear your plans or believe you are capable of achieving those goals. Am I wrong for being this way? Possibly, but when you have a business, you want to treat it like your baby and protect it from negative outside forces. Until you are ready to show, then do not tell. That's my new life motto.
The Unique Vision Board experience hosted by Davita Garfield & Joyce Robinson of "Dreams, Goals, Vision" catered to encouraging women to dig deep down inside themselves and figure out exactly who they are. After you have openly talked about how you have made it to where are today, you then categorized where you saw yourself in life currently. I am happy to say that I have a plan and I am working on it! I must say I was unaware of my own strength to maneuver through obstacles in my path and turn them into positives. Sometimes you need to hear from other women how your story motivates them to keep pushing forward. That lets me know that I am on the right path as well as to continue doing what I am doing. Many thanks and appreciation goes to my husband and close circle of girlfriends for pushing me to be my best and constantly being a positive support system. Overall, the vision board experience was amazing and I highly recommend other ladies to schedule their own private group session with these amazing women.
So today on the beautiful Monday, I want to challenge you to take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to reflect on where you are in life today and ask yourself, "is what I'm doing today, helping me to get to where I want to be tomorrow?" Think outside of just your career goals, but also focus on your personal goals. Are you still wearing sweats out of the house and putting everyone else's needs before your own? Have you started holding yourself accountable to dress up more? Are you taking the necessary steps to start a healthier lifestyle? Also, going back to a previous post, have you worked on finding balance between work, your personal life, and keeping your significant other satisfied? I'd love to hear from you and how your 2016 has started!
-Miss Belle Rouge
Side Note: For all of my readers, I am so grateful for your continued support! Yes, there will be more relationship based posts and dance related posts. Lately, I have been so inspired about women empowerment and growth. I am genuinely happy to see other women going after their goals and supporting other women. I believe there is enough space for us all in this world to be successful in life, especially in entrepreneurship. As you have heard before, "supporting another person's success won't ever dampen yours." Food for thought. Have a wonderful, productive week Belle Rouge Vixens!
1/11/2016 08:46:54 am
I love this!!! I am very empowered as of now I never knew how much us women have in common even though we all come from different walks of life but God is Good. We all came together for a reason I am beyond excited grateful happy optimistic about everything life has to offer I am lucky to now have met a great group of women who has Wow me So I feel like superwoman. I can't wait to my first event To get my feet wet. Thanks Belle
1/12/2016 09:58:58 am
Chelly! Thank you so much for responding! It has been a pleasure getting to know you and being a part of your new journey. I wish you nothing but the best and cannot wait to see where you are a months from today. You're growing and becoming such a great influence, so keep that drive and initiative going honey.
1/12/2016 10:18:53 am
Aww Thanks so much Belle I so appreciate your message I can't wait to come to your class I also wish you and your Husband the best of luck on yall Journey you are such a sweet person
1/11/2016 09:20:31 am
In the past I have been putting everyone's needs before mine but right before 2016 came around and I hit a milestone birthday I really had a change of heart to change everything around me including people. I vowed to get back on track with healthy eating, to keep my diabetes in check, finish my last semester in school, and make moves to do what it is I really want to do. What I really want to do has been under lock and key because as you mentioned I also am the person to not say a word until I know things are going as I planned. Belle your aura has been one I've loved to be surrounded by since I met you and I really appreciate what you are doing. In the short period of time knowing you, you have definitely empowered me to just go for it and those who genuinely care and support you will be there. Can't wait to see how much more your BRAND GROWS!!!!!
1/12/2016 10:07:33 am
Hi Dom!!! I'm so happy you stopped by my post and left an endearing comment. I truly appreciate and respect you as woman. You are becoming such an amazing woman yourself, just by realizing you have the will power to change your situation is phenomenal. I think you're an amazing mother and I tip my hat off to you dawling! You're a single mother, in school, and working! Girlfriend there are many blessings coming your way and I can't wait to hear about them. Be blessed dear and thank you again for all your continued support! -Belle
1/18/2016 02:45:38 pm
Love this! I want to do a vision board party, but I too have been nervous about it. It's like once u put your dream/ goals out there the expectations come, you're in the spotlight as to how u will go about achieving this. Then naysayers, like I knew she was just "talking the talk". I have to learn to get out of my own head and focus! They say, surround yourself with people who will motivate, encourage and inspire you...Belle, we haven't met personally (yet) but your blogs and everything u are doing gives me Life! I'm all for women empowerment- plain and simple, WE ROCK! LOL
1/18/2016 03:53:28 pm
I was thinking of you the other day hun! I'm so proud of you for stepping outside of your zone and bringing a sexy dance class to your area! I love seeing women take their lives to the next level through empowering other women! One of these days we will meet!!! Until then, keep being fabulous and sexy boo! Go forth and conquer!
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RaQuita Weathers, also known as Miss Belle Rouge, is a working wife that has dedicated her life to helping women reach their sexiest potential.