Getting & Staying Inspired

I’ve had people ask me before how I stay motivated & for me motivation & inspiration go hand in hand. If I’m feeling inspired the motivation follows to deliver the things I need to get done. There are my fool proof ways to get or remain inspired.

1 // Find an inspiring place and visit it often. This could be a quite corner of the house, a specific coffee shop or park. For me this is anywhere I can see the sun setting or my favorite street of fancy houses that I want to live in one day.

2 // Make a playlist. I truly believe music is one of the most powerful things in the universe. The way a song can make you feel and empower you. Nothing makes me feel more on top of the world that when I am screaming the words to my favorite song at the top of my lungs. My playlist includes songs like One Man Can Change the World by Big Sean & 7 Rings by Ariana Grande.

3 // Get rid of distractions whatever those may be for you. Turn off the TV, put down the cell phone, & if you need to get out of the house and go into the office to keep your focus DO IT.

4 // Read a book. When I’m feeling like I need a reminder of why I’m pushing for the things I want I pick up one of my favorite books and even reading a chapter will make me feel better. There are so many great books out there and a different one might speak to you but once you find it, keep it close.

5 // Listen to inspiring words of others. Find yourself a podcast, youtube video or ted talk that really resonated with you & save it to your favorites in your web browser so you can pull it up whenever needed.

6 // Visualization. I do this 2 ways. One is laying down in a quite room and closing my eyes while I envision my perfect life. What it looks like, the kind of things I can do and the people around me. I picture every single detail. It can be as crazy as you want. If you want to buy the most expensive bag in the Louis Vuitton store PICTURE IT. If you want to spend 2 weeks in Hawaii PICTURE IT. The second way I do this is by sitting & looking at my vision board, more details on a vision board here.

7 // Make sure you are taken care of first. If I’m feeling really stressed out or overwhelmed I’m never in the right head space to be doing anything creative. Self care is so important. Go to the gym, get a massage, take a bath or just zone out for awhile if you need to.

8 // Take a break & try something new. The world is a great place to find inspiration. Traveling is a huge one for me, but if you don’t have the time or funds head to a new restaurant or part of town.

9 // Surround yourself with the people who make you better & inspire you. These people should believe in your as much as or even more than you do. They are positive influences and will humor every crazy idea you have. I cannot stress enough how selective you should be with who you spend you time with.

I hope this helps you if you’re feeling stuck in a rut or like you’ve hit a plateau. Keep pushing! “Most things have been done, but they have not yet been done by you.” – Quote from Big Magic, my favorite book by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Xx, Kennah

You are the Average of the 5 People you Spend Most Time With.

Have you ever heard the saying you are the sum of the 5 people closest to you? The 5 people we spend the most time with influence and shape our lives much more than you might think. Your mindset, success, and interests are all affected by these people which is why it is so important for you to be picky about who you spend your time with.

Surround yourself with people who you would like to be like and remove those negative or toxic people from your life. It’s essential to your health, happiness and success. Find people who challenge you mentally, befriend the person who makes it to spin class every week, the family chef or the super mom/dad from down the street. Look for mentors who you can learn from and who can guide you, those who have achieved things you would like to also achieve. One quote I heard that has stuck with me is don’t take advice from someone who has not already done what you want to do. They might be between you and where you want to me but they have NOT made it.

Really when you break it down it is common sense. Muscles need to be tried and tested to grow in the gym we lift weights and break down our muscle so that it can rebuild stronger, by surrounding yourself with these people who challenge us we grow and learn and become the best version of ourself. If we live in this comfort zone and we are complacent we can never live up to our full potential.

I don’t know about you but my biggest fear is not taking advantage of my capabilities and the gifts I’ve been given. I want to become the best friend, mom, sister, wife etc. (insert your goals here!) There are books We can read and Ted Talks and YouTube videos and tons of other resources but the most influential is the people who are actually in our life on a day to day basis. Choose wisely.

Xx, Kennah

The Power of She

International Women’s Day is one to be celebrated by both males and females. No one would be here without the strong women of today’s day.

The personal chefs. The midnight school project wizards. Boardroom slayers. Children raisers. Advice givers. We couldn’t do anything without them. Sisters. Mothers. Friends. Grandmothers. Daughters. Cousins. Co-Workers.

Women are resilient and it’s time we started acting like it. Women are always hushed and never taken seriously, but little do they know the world as we know it would cease to exist without us. Be proud of that. Be proud of your accomplishments and who you are. We’re always telling everyone it’s fine, it’s no big deal but why do we diminish our accomplishments? Why do we make ourselves seem small? The next time someone acknowledges one of your accomplishments smile & say thank you or you’re welcome. Enjoy it. You deserve to feel proud and appreciated.

Why are we allowing ourselves to be silenced by the voice of a man? (No that doesn’t mean we should be man haters). I remember a specific night me and my boyfriend at the time went car shopping. For ME. All the car sales men went directly to him to talk about what car I wanted.

Similar things have happened to my sister, an entrepreneur and business owner. In business meetings everyone turns to her male business partners ignoring their knowledge that she is the owner. It happens to women all over.

Now more than ever it is important to show everyone that we mean business. We have to do it for the future generations. We cannot be contained by glass walls and ceilings. We are more powerful than even we know. It’s time to shatter them! Who else can take care of a household, excel in their career, manage the upbringing of children, and serving others in their community and make it look easy?

Giving so much is our super power but we have to remember where it starts and that is with us. You CANNOT pour from an empty cup. Before you can say I love you, you have to be able to say I. What is it that you truly desire in life? What are your goals? What are your dreams?

The world is in our hands and I wish so badly that each and every girl knew their capabilities and tapped into their potential. We all have ideas and talents we haven’t even discovered that are just begging to be let out. Are you afraid? Afraid of what others might say or think? We are not competitors rather a support system linked by something so much bigger than ourselves. Yet we still bring each other down? I think in order to bring about our full potential we need to start acting like we’re on the same team. Every single girl on this earth is different and beautiful in their own way. We set the standard for everything. We need to do better. Do you even know how powerful you are? Try it. Support other women. Encourage them. Watch what happens. Reach out to just one woman a day for the next week. It’s amazing the good you can put into the world.

Here’s to strong women.

May we know them.

May we be them.

May we raise them.

YOU ARE SPECIAL. YOU ARE ONE IN A MILLION. YOU ARE A BADASS WOMAN.

Xx, Kennah