Tu n’as pas besoin de motivation, tu es juste paresseuse!

2019 vient de commencer et je préfère vous prévenir que je serais sans filtre.

Le lundi matin, le fameux hashtag #MondayMotivation est TT (Trending Tweet : sujets qui font p artie des 20 tendances de Twitter ndlr). Et sur Instagram, je pense que vous constatez que c’est un hashtag qui a un certain succès (13,4 millions de fois utilisé à l’heure où je rédige cet article).

Je ne vous cache pas que c’est un hashtag que j’aimais utilisé tous les lundis matin afin de me donner de la force pour affronter le début de la semaine.

Puis à un moment donné, à l’été 2018, j’étais en train de sombrer: j’étais triste, j’étais lasse de mes soucis personnels et professionnels qui s’accumulaient. Je n’avais plus la motivation de donner de la force, que je n’avais plus, aux autres.

Je ne voulais plus me mentir et mentir aux autres. Je constatais que cela ne servait à rien de poster des publications de motivation quand on ne les suit et ne les applique pas soi-même.

La motivation est une chose, le travail en est une autre! Je pense que la motivation est à l’image de l’énergie: elle depend d’une source et cette source doit être pleine de vie.

Il y a des moments où l’on se sent plus bas que terre, motivé.e à ne rien faire sinon gambader dans son lieu de vie, en ayant comme tenue un pyjama, des friandises comme accompagnement et des séries télévisées à n’en plus finir.

Et vous avez le droit de ne pas être tout le temps motivé.e même si vous exercez un métier qui vous plaît.

La vie est riche en rebondissements positifs ET négatifs: parfois, on se lève avec l’envie de déplacer des montagnes puis la semaine suivante, on est abattu.

Ne vous sentez jamais obligé de porter des masques qui vous forceront à jouer le rôle d’une personne que vous n’êtes PAS. Rendez-vous un grand service en étant simplement vous-même.

La motivation dépend d’un but à atteindre et qui peut apporter du positif à votre existence: cela peut être économiser de l’argent pour voyager, changer de décoration intérieure ou encore changer de garde-robe par exemple.

Ce n’est pas pour rien que le dictionnaire Larousse atteste que la motivation est une raison, un élément, un intérêt qui justifie une action ou une cause.

Comment peut-on se motiver sans réelle volonté ou sans but à atteindre? C’est assez paradoxal de vouloir se motiver sans rien préparer dans les coulisses.

En 2019 et pour le reste de votre existence, rendez-vous service en n’attendant plus des autres qu’ils vous motivent. Recherchez cette lumière qui a toujours existé en vous et que vous avez ignoré pendant de nombreuses.

Le temps n’attend personne sur cette Terre et nous ne sommes que de passage. Si vous attendez toujours des autres qu’ils fassent le travail que vous êtes incapables de faire pour vous-même, vous serez toujours au même endroit avec les mêmes problématiques à résoudre dix ans après.

Tant que vous êtes en vie et en bonne santé, vous avez toujours la possibilité de changer le cours de votre histoire. Vous avez encore l’occasion de changer le cours de VOTRE histoire mais il ne tient qu’à vous d’opérer ce petit changement nécessaire à votre existence.

À très vite…


An unforgettable NHA 2016

It has been nearly a month since the NHA took place. I will not soon forget this edition 2016. And you will understand why.

The Natural Hair Academy took place Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9:30 to 0:00 at the beautiful Parc Floral de Paris.

This is my fourth came to this event where Black Natural beauty is celebrated there (this event took place in April 2012). Every year there is always something new and it always comes out grows.

For my part, I made myself at 13 hours. I wanted to attend the lecture by Dr. Kari on locks but I had a wakeup failure :-P.

I meet the blogger Neenah of Da N World blog and we decided to go around the different booths. But soon, we decided to queue before the foodtrucks highlighting the culinary flavors from Africa and the Caribbean. We are waiting for nearly two hours long and a half to eat very good bokits and fritters.

 

Once finished tasting Vita Malt booth, we once again round the different stands but this time, we’re going to buy. I really enjoyed the fact that brands have played the game by making attractive discounts.

 

For my part, I shopped some products from As I Am  and Les Secrets de Loly.

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We continued our way to the booths highlighting the wax in the spotlight.

Then happens, happens 17 hours! Lest not get a good seat at the conference “Empowerment”, I go with Neenah in room A to be ringside.

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And we had done well because we had the privilege to converse for 20 minutes with Magatte Wade. An incredible woman, inspiring, motivating but mostly it feels like she encourage her siblings. Talk with her was a blessing because I’m in the questioning my professional future.

I invite you to read this article in Les Echos newspaper for the incredible destiny of this woman.

Then the public began to come and Didier Mandin invited  Magatte to join other panelists to test the operation of the microphones.

We were attending a magnificent parade (the Natural Flower parade) of Dyroll Dydy.

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Dydy Dyroll

With the incredible hairstyles made by Dydy some afro wigs were created by the talented Sephora Joannes.

Here is a beautiful example with the beautiful Gahi.

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La belle Gahi de la page Facebook “Ayoh”

 

But a surprise awaits us, Didier Mandin announces the arrival of Madame Christiane Taubira (former Attorney General). It’s impressive to see a few steps from home, such a personality. I remember a sentence of his speech, “There are two paths. One of withdrawal. The other is to see themselves as a member of all humanity.

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Then come the famous conference where a panel of high quality begins. Michaela Angela Davis (writer, activist and former stylist) Teyonah Parris (actress), Julee Wilson (Digital Director Beauty & Fashion in Essence), Kelly Masson (founder of products Secrets Loly) and Magatte Wade (designer brands Adina World Beat Beverages and Tiossan) .It Alexandra Mephon, training journalist and former Editor of Miss Ebony conducting the interview.

It was delightful to have such a panel consisting solely of black women who have succeeded in their field and whose career is inspiring.

 

The one that really touched me is Julee Wilson, digital editor for Fashion and Beauty Essence magazine. She was so happy and excited to be there. One felt in his sobs and her voice how much she had to fight to be there.

 

Many think that having clear skin makes life in the USA: it is not. Because we have the light or dark skin, racism undergoes is the same.

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I remember two sentences of this conference “Our beauty can not be channeled.” and “Empowerment means taking control of her life and do not expect others to validate your decisions or choices.

 

The beautiful former presenter of JT LCI, former member of the CSA and journalist Kelly Cristine admitted that she currently state in transition and we talked about his work with his K Emergency Association that helps single parents.

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I came away from this panel grows. This confirmed what trotted, for a while, in my head. This made me realize that we have only one life and must use the experience to the fullest. For comfort can become ultimately uncomfortable. Ensuring his back is good but I think that we should not be content with little. We all have a talent and you have to stop listening to that little voice that we love so much repeat “we never get there.” What is wonderful with life is that nothing remains static and the journey of these women amply prove.

I wanted to point that EVERYONE was welcome. I came with my freshly straightened hair and other beautiful women too.

I leave you with this thought and you soon, I hope.

 

 


New Year = New perspectives

In recent days, a new year has begun. For some, it is a relief and for others, there are new doors that open to them.

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Again, I wish all the best for the year 2016. A year of divine blessings, happiness, love and especially health (because without health, there is not much one can do ).

For my part, I want to change this year 2016 especially for my YouTube platform and my social networks.

I’m trying to make some adjustments that will please you. I intend to talk about hair but not hair THAT.

 

I refer you to the exterior embellishment of the Black woman and mixed (at the capillary level, beauty, fashion) but also from within embellishment (lifestyle, tips to better manage the vagaries of life and spirituality).

When the soul is shaped, it is seen from the outside: this is why I want to add small changes keys to the platform in terms of it.

This is also why I’ll meet you again (e Friday from 20.30) per month via the Periscope application (my nickname is “BeautyKreyolita) for more live sharing.

The schedule (GOD willing) for the year 2016:

-The Friday, January 21, 2016;

-The Friday, February 18, 2016;

-The Friday, March 10, 2016;

-The Friday, April 7, 2016;

-The Friday, May 19, 2016;

-The Friday, June 23, 2016;

-The Friday, July 21, 2016;

-The Friday, August 26, 2016;

-The Friday, September 23, 2016;

-The Friday, October 14, 2016;

-The Friday, November 18, 2016;

-The Friday, December 15, 2016.

 

A big THANK YOU for your support, your love and faithfulness: you do not know how much this means to me.