Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Her Formula for Awesome

Lifestyle, Thoughts

I recently had the privilege of meeting renowned Australian TED Talk speaker, Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Looking at that gorgeous feature photo of her, what kind of person do you think she is?

An oppressed woman trudging through the world wearing colorful scarves to alleviate her every day pain of being a woman? Is she a musician? An artist? An activist?

Fight Through the Pick

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What good has ever come from giving up on your dreams because some idiot says you aren’t capable enough? Think about it. There are numerous celebrities out there who were bullied in high school, but they managed to take that pain and turn their lives around. My favorite comedian now, Hasan Minhaj, seems to be living the life. And he is. But this fruitful career didn’t pop out of thin air. He had to work hard for it, and often with criticism from four sides.

Even if your dream isn’t very practical,that doesn’t mean you should toss your goals and aspirations out the window. Having a backup plan or side career may be beneficial for financial support during the process. Fight through the pick. I guarantee the struggle provides fulfillment in its own wondrous ways.

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Be Bold and Beautiful

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“Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder,” is a deep quote that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Nowadays, putting ourselves out there and emanating confidence from our daily actions is getting tougher. People can be so critical,which is why we must convince ourselves that beauty is subjective. I love one song, you may not. Someone may find you beautiful, and someone may not. Don’t let this tear you down. Be yourself.

What Is Your Life Story?

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I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I feel a little down when I think of my future career and competing with myself to get better at what I do. I strive to become a successful scarf-wearing news anchor on national television and a well-known YouTuber. I want to improve my speaking/interviewing skills and be able to influence the way in which the news is portrayed. I don’t want it to seem like I am biased in any way just because I openly represent my faith through the way I dress. I want to make it easier for those Muslim women who think they can’t get a job because of their religion and the way they dress. I want to be the best reporter I can be and improve on my filming skills. Those are my career goals. It is up to you guys, my lovely followers to view my videos, help me improve my content by commenting on what you did/didn’t like, subscribe, and share my link to your friends. I truly love every one of you who has supported me in this way 😘.
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Throughout the years, I have been changing my mind regarding what I want to do with my life, and identifying who I really am. The change is never going to end, but I have gotten a pretty good sense of my responses to those two questions. When I feel like I am stagnant and not moving forward, I like to watch motivational videos from successful people so I can understand the struggles they went through. It cheers me up and convinces me that hard work will always pay off if you don’t give up easily. There will be crises along the way, but you have to remain unstoppable on this winding journey.

Check out this “Draw My Life” video by famous YouTuber Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman. She has nearly 10 million subscribers and she has literally been all over the world, chilling with her best friend celebrities and politicians worldwide. If she can reach the stars, so can we. I hope this video helps out at least one person.

What is your life story? Comment down below, and maybe I will do a “Draw My Life” too.

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3!

Lifestyle, Self

And…I am back with the last day *weeps* of my quote challenge. I hope I have inspired at least one of you folks reading my blog.

Here are the rules:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • Nominate 3 nominees each day
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

In case quotes aren’t enough to cheer you up, watch my BLOOPERS VIDEO and Subscribe to my channel :) Make sure to watch the original video too! Give it a thumbs up.

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Quotes 

Today’s quotes are:

  • “Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.” – Anonymous

  • “Be bold and shameless. If you don’t make an effort to be known, no one will care enough to get to know you either.” -Rafa Farihah

  • “F.E.A.R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And  Rise. The choice is yours.” -Zig Ziglar

The 3 nominees for today are….. *drumroll*

Andrea, Anisa, and An Ordinary Story !

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American Soccer’s Wage Gap

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Pick one. Would you rather take $1,300 or $17,000? Are you a woman? Sike! You get the $1,300 regardless of what you chose, just because of your genitals. Apparently we are not as hardworking because we have them.

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MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO FOR THE WEEK : May 30

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This video never fails to give me the chills. These bright girls should be an inspiration to all of us. Fight for your right to speak and express yourself in any form. Speak your heart and mind, but don’t forget to treat others as you would be treated yourself. Respect and be respected.

Today’s post was inspired by The Daily Prompt: Angry

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO FOR THE WEEK : MAY 23

Lifestyle

It is summer time! The sun is out and everyone is excited to go to the beach to have a revolutionary summer. But wait, are you not confident enough to rock that new swimsuit you just bought? Do you not have time to squeeze in a vigorous workout? Not to fear, Cassey Ho is here! I follow her workout routines very seriously and best part is, you only need 6 minutes max! Check out this video and make sure to subscribe to her Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhXKkG9EykU

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO FOR THE WEEK : MAY 16

Lifestyle

Carly Fleischmann is amazing and I respect how hardworking she is. She has definitely proven that you can overcome hardships and pursue what you have always dreamed of, even if that dream is interviewing a hotshot like Channing Tatum. Don’t let society tell you what you can or cannot do. You steer the wheel on your ship called life.