Monday, October 29, 2012

Motivational Monday! ~ 10/29/12

Hey everyone! I'm going to be really quick with this week's Motivational Monday as I currently experiencing Hurricane Sandy. This is the most serious storm/hurricane I have ever experienced in my lifetime so I'm a little worried. I just want to get this posted before we lose power...which hopefully won't happen, but better to be safe than sorry! Stay safe everyone!! xoxo

I like this one a lot. Now, it doesn't only apply to exercise, but that's true too as I have been working out for several months now and have been shedding some pounds, getting healthier, and gaining confidence. But I really like this quote because I never liked the one that says, "Good things come to those who wait." That's a bunch of bull to me, as waiting does you know good. Get out there and work your butt off and reap the rewards!! :)
Remember to have a positive day! :)


Monday, October 22, 2012

Motivational Monday! ~ 10/22/12

Hey guys! I know this Motivational Monday is pretty late since it's already past 9:30pm, but since I have classes mid day and in the evening on Mondays and Wednesdays, it's usually difficult to post this until later in the night, after Monday is done. Oh well, better late than never if my philosophy... sometimes. Hehe :)

Anyways, I got 4 tests to study for coming up next week. So let's keep this short, sweet, and to the point! ;)

Enjoy! <3

Just what it says. Work through all the pain and the success will come in time. Trust me on this one.

Remember to have a positive day! [or night... ;)]


Monday, October 15, 2012

Motivational Monday! ~ 10/15/12

Hey everyone! Here's your next dose of Motivational Monday! Just so you guys know, I did post a new blog post review yesterday, so if you want to go check that out, click HERE. Enjoy! ;)

Just as it says - forget the things you tend to say to defend your weaknesses and rise above them. You can do it! If you can overcome this step, you're well on the way to success!
Remember to have a positive day! :)


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Influenster Review

Hey guys! So I wanted to try writing a different kind of blog post today - this one is going to be a review on the website Influenster.

Influenster's slogon on their homepage is, "Turn your social influence into rewards". This saying captures the truth behind the website creation.

*I've been a member of this website since May 31, 2012, which isn't a long time compared to some, but it gained me an extra badge. (explanation below)

Influenster just underwent a major renovation and completely re-established their website for the better. Now we are able to have Expert Badges, Lifestage Badges, VoxBox Badges, and Brand Badges. I'll break these down below.

Expert Badges: At this time, you can only unlock 5 out of 16 of these, so choose carefully. You want to be honest with these because you'll need your knowledge of your interest to gain influenster points.

Lifestage Badges: There's only 8 of these bad boys, but you can gain them all. The problem I find is, Influenster is all about being honest, so just call me Honest Abe! But that means I was only able to collect 4 out of 8, as I don't have a dog or cat, am not a bride-to-be (yet!), and I wasn't born between 1945 and 1964. So I just don't see how it's fair to affect our overall score if we are not applicable to all of the badges. That part doesn't seem very fair.

VoxBox Badges: These badges indicate what and how many VoxBoxes you have been eligible for and received. VoxBoxes are the rewards for being active on Influenster and getting your overall badge score as high as possible. I just got an email this past week saying I may be eligible for my very first one, so fingers crossed!

Brand Badges: I personally don't have any of these yet, so I'm not exactly sure what they represent. I'm going to guess if you're especially active reviewing and sharing one specific brand that you will earn a badge representing your love for that brand. But don't take my word for it, that's just my guess.
**Note after this blog post was finished: I earned a badge in this section for doing all the tasks for the relaunch. So maybe they're limited edition badges?

*Influenster Veteran Badge: This is under the Lifestage Badges category, but basically if you have been an active member on Influenster since before this renovation, congratulations! You earned this simple yet distinguished badge of honor. Share it proudly!

Now you're probably wondering if this is all there is to Influenster. Well, it's not. You have a general badge score that is cumulative of four areas. These areas are:

*Picture courtesy of official Influenster Facebook page*
My current Influenster score is 63. That doesn't sound so great, but like I said earlier, I was just notified that I may have earned my first VoxBox. So don't fret if your score isn't super high - you too, have a fair chance to score a VoxBox sometime soon. Just keep reviewing and sharing your favorite pages and products through Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and Pinterest and be patient. There are only a few specific VoxBoxes sent out each year, to a select amount of people. So do your best and wait to get that amazing notification!

Some tips:
  • Be active - don't just be all in for one day then vanish for a year.
  • Invite influential friends - who knows, they may benefit and gain a VoxBox while you gain Influenster points.
  • Use as many social platforms as possible - if you're addicted to Facebook, "Tweet" a mile per minute, and "Pin" everything in sight, you're in luck. Keep doing what you're doing - just include Influenster.
  • Review all your favorite products - every thought counts.
  • Watch your score go up - if you follow my simple tips, your score will soon be through the roof and you'll be well on your way to gaining FREE VoxBoxes!
Just remember to be a trendsetter and an active member in all areas and you should have no problem! Good luck and HAVE FUN! <3

Remember to have a positive day! :)


Monday, October 8, 2012

Motivational Monday! ~ 10/8/12

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a good weekend - mine was productive but relaxing at the same time...if that even makes sense...? Haha, anyways, the weather is getting cold here FAST! So bundle up and enjoy this week's dose of motivation! ^_^

I thought this was a good one because it's so true that the enjoyment is found while doing the activity, not when it's finished. When it's finished is when we're usually sad that  it's over. Like Christmas morning. It's a joy to open the gifts and when it's all over, we wish we were still enjoying the moment. So live for the moment. Don't worry about what will come tomorrow, as you have tomorrow to enjoy that! ;)

Remember to have a positive day! :)


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Monday, October 1, 2012

Motivational Monday! ~ 10/1/12

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a good September. Now it's on to October - which always makes me excited, because that means it's holiday season! With Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, I absolutely LOVE this time of year. It really brings out the good in everyone and what we all have to offer and cherish. So be thankful, everyday, and be kind, everyday! ^_^

Now that you've endured my sappy-but-true quote, here's this week's dose of Motivational Monday! Enjoy! :)

If this quote confuses you because it sounds all philosophical, don't let it. It's simply saying that kindness is stronger and more important than harshness. So be kind as much as possible. :)

Remember to have a positive day! :)