Thank You 2017

December 30, 2017

We Made It!


The last few months of this year have been imbroglio. I mean complete commotion. To be honest, sometimes I didn't think I would make it out alive or with the same ebullient, optimistic, and friendly characteristics that I possess. When I say life knocked me down, I mean I was almost O.U.T. Surprisingly, this challenge came while I started to receive various opportunities that I only dreamed of. Opportunities to develop my musical abilities and leadership skills. Along with this, I was transitioning from being a vibrant background singer to leading sets and singing in the forefront. This was and continues to be a season of great expectancy accompanied by unbelievable excruciating pain. It's been hard to maneuver through my obstacles, but I'm grateful for the central message that I learned in 2017. 

"If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small."
- Proverbs 24:10

Now this is not to say that when you're provoked by overwhelming challenges to feel completely engulfed by stress, frustration, and hopelessness that you should continue to work hard and push yourself to prove that your strong. No way! Take a well-deserved break from EVERYTHING if you have to. Slow down, indrench yourself with sober minded god-fearing people, and take some time to figure out your next step. Why? Because hardships and trials are meant to develop quality character in you not to disable and stunt your emotional and mental growth for the rest of your life.


- @TeeForever_ - Click to Tweet

So, my final lesson from 2017 is that through being put in fire you will quickly uncover your values, your mindset, your emotional intelligence, and your level of maturity (self-awareness). After discovering and embracing the beauty of who you are you'll begin to believe in yourself which leads to freedom to live life on your terms. You will also develop a sense of self-trust and discernment that will help you make hard decisions 
as you navigate through all the different seasons of your life.

This lesson of trusting yourself will forever be engraved on my heart. Although my test nearly destroyed me, I believe that I survived this trying time, so I could share this principle with all of you. 

Until next time,
Stay blessed and Happy New Year 
Xoxo!

*Bonus: Many of you have shared that I offer a lot of thought provoking, soul searching, and practical life tips here on my blog. I'm glad you're being inspired! However, I can't let you stop there. I've decided to offer a Free 3-Week Mentorship Program that will stretch you & help you maintain consistent growth. If you're ready, LET'S DO IT!

Sign Up Here! The deadline is March 7, 2018.

Also, I noticed that you guys really enjoy blog post on Thursday's, so I've updated my posting schedule to reflect what you want! Now you can expect post every Thursday & Saturday!

Theresa Evans


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Good Vibes Only

December 23, 2017

Welcome back!

I'm super excited you're here! I hope you have a notebook because it's going to be good! Before we get into it, I have to say 
THANK YOU for reading, commenting, sharing, and giving me feedback on my first blog. The support you showed really exceeded my expectations. Within the first 24 hours I had more readers than I had anticipated and it only grew from there. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! And let me just say upfront, I'm not exaggerating, you inspire me. I enjoy connecting with you and hearing your stories so continue to reach out and share your experiences with me. Alright! Here we go!

I know it's Christmas, right? Most of us are excited to be spending quality time with amazing people and building new Christmas memories. However, some of us will be seeing people who are very opinionated and more on the negative side. They have a way of draining your good vibes so h
ow do you handle people like this?! Comment below.

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

This my friend, is not true. The biggest challenge that I have after being around critical, negative people and environments is cleaning up the mental after-math and moving past the self-doubt they instill. I'm sure these people probably have good intentions (in most cases) but when you're trying to figure out your personal life, who you are as a person, and what you want to do with your life, their opinions and sometimes manipulative suggestions are counter-productive. Here's what I do to protect myself before and after being in a toxic environment.


1.    
Self-Reflection

This popular series of question is worth serious consideration. If you were the only person on earth who would you be? What would you be doing? Where would you live? and what kind of mentality would you have? When I soberly answer questions like this it empties my mind of external influences and I'm able to rediscover myself and my values placing me in a better position to plan my future.

2. End the conversation

We have to mentally end the conversation. Stop replaying their opinions and expectations of you in your mind. Don't fall into the trap of doubting and criticizing yourself, instead focus on your perspective of who you want to be and what you want your life to look like in the next few years. Make your internal voice louder than their external pressure(s). Simply put, believe in yourself. 

3.    Personal Commitment

I believe that we owe it to ourselves to experiment and live the life that we choose. With that being said I commit to not allowing external pressures like people's opinion or cultural stigma's to dissuade me from living a completely satisfying, full life of trial and error.

"No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe"
- Harry Gray

This is only my second blog but I hope you can hear that I genuinely care about you. I want to see us all thrive, living our lives as if we had no one to impress or convince. Living as if God was the only person watching (fearlessly). As scary as you might think God is, knowing that He's watching actually creates a safe haven because He loves us, flaws in all!

Merry Christmas,
I'll catch you in the next one!

*Bonus: Many of you have shared that I offer a lot of thought provoking, soul searching, and practical life tips here on my blog. I'm glad you're being inspired! However, I can't let you stop there. I've decided to offer a Free 3-Week Mentorship Program that will stretch you & help you maintain consistent growth. If you're ready, LET'S DO IT!

Sign Up Here! The deadline is March 7, 2018.

Also, I noticed that you guys really enjoy blog post on Thursday's, so I've updated my posting schedule to reflect what you want! Now you can expect post every Thursday & Saturday!

Theresa Evans 

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Juggling Responsibilities While Starting A Business

December 18, 2017



The struggle is REAL!

Yes! This is my first official blog post. Welcome, and thank you for being here. I suspect that like me, you have an entrepreneurial mindset and your on the hunt for your next opportunity. I feel you! Trust me, you're in the right place! I'm continually challenged by my circle, particularly my husband to find or create streams of income. This is all good and dandy, nonetheless, I don't know about you, but sometimes I get distracted by some of my daily major responsibilities (especially being a mom). So in this blog I will share some principles I use to stay focused while maintaining my responsibilities. Let's go!

"As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens another friend"
- Proverb 27:17

Needless to say, this is exceptionally challenging. The discipline required to avoid feeling overwhelmed will whip you into shape and make you a well-rounded more effective and pleasant person.


After the birth of my first daughter in 2015 I was sold on two ideas. 1. I would not return to my previous place of employment for various reasons (mission accomplished) and 2. I won't waste my life trading time for money building someone else's dream (we can talk about this in another blog). Fast forward to two years later, after having my second daughter I was run down by the reality of trying to bring this into fruition.

During the first few months of being home with two babies I was tired beyond anything I could imagine. With little to no sleep I had to care for my girls, run an organized house, manage personal projects, and study to prepare for future endeavors. Not to mention, have dinner ready before my husband got home, and try to keep the house as clean as a play yard! Lol it was the ultimate test. Of course most of the pressure was internal and I didn't have to work that hard, but I wanted to. I enjoyed the challenge of moving beyond my perceived breaking point.

After months of walking around like a zombie I was able to recoup enough mental energy and physical strength to focus on building my business plan and starting the ground work. Here are a few things I did to juggle my responsibilites with the unbalanced work hours of an entrepreneur.

1. Rest

As simple as this sounds I didn't want to do it and I learned the hard way. Running on "E" will only get you to a limited destination. Be wiser than I was and sleep, eat well, and ask for help managing your responsibilities when you need it.

2. Inspiration & Preparation

I mentally prepared for every task before taking my first physical step. What does this mean? I researched the necessary actions required to complete my goal(s). I rehearsed my day and told myself that I'm able to manage all of my responsibilities with grace (without feeling overwhelmed). I also believe in God so whenever I felt drained and wanted to lay down on the couch all day I reminded myself of biblical truths.


3. Embrace Your Personal Process. 

Everyday we're surrounded by a lot of noise trying to get our attention. If we're not careful we will fall into the trap of comparison. To avoid this, periodically, I completely dislodge myself from social media for a specified amount of time. I continue to post but I take a mental break from engaging with every post. This time can be used to self reflect, savor the moment/enjoy your current reality, plan and prepare for your business/future, or to just develop yourself (read, study, talk to mentors, etc).

"The best way to predict the future is to create it" 

Implement at least one of the principles mentioned above and I promise, with consistency your life will drastically improve.

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With love,
Theresa

Xoxo.





*Bonus: Many of you have shared that I offer a lot of thought provoking, soul searching, and practical life tips here on my blog. I'm glad you're being inspired! However, I can't let you stop there. I've decided to offer a Free 3-Week Mentorship Program that will stretch you & help you maintain consistent growth. If you're ready, LET'S DO IT!

Sign Up Here! The deadline is March 7, 2018.

Also, I noticed that you guys really enjoy blog post on Thursday's, so I've updated my posting schedule to reflect what you want! Now you can expect post every Thursday & Saturday!