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The Secret To Having It All – Everyday


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Everyone wants to know the secret to having it all. While there have been a whole array of e-books and how-to videos on the subject, the answer is really simple.

First and foremost, you have to BELIEVE. You have to believe with every fiber in your being that you deserve to have the best. You deserve to have it all. The instant that you develop that mindset, your outlook on life and the things surrounding you begins to shift. You will start to see every aspect of your life in a totally different light, and you will take the necessary action to make the changes you believe are needed in order for you to live your very best life.

Next, you have to pick a place to start. When it comes to cultivating an attitude of ‘having it all,’ the old saying is true: it only takes one spark to keep the fire going. After you firmly believe it, choose one area in your life to begin the process and solidify having it all as not just a mindset, but also a lifestyle.

For me, my starting point was my home. Once I had the belief in place that I deserved to add a beautiful home to my already-great equation of a loving husband, amazing kids and having achieved the American dream of homeownership, the same rooms and walls that I had seen as comfortable to me suddenly became drab. It was then that I decided that a major change was needed and to do a total renovation of my home. My goal was to add the design elements, colors, and décor that I believed would be a better reflection of my newfound belief and a representation of who I am.

To get some ideas of how to create the “having it all” spirit in my home, I drew inspiration from some of my top African American women go-getters and trendsetters:  Jada Pinkett-Smith, and journalist and reality TV star Geneva Thomas.



In my opinion, nothing says ‘uniquely me’ than when your home represents your personal style in the best possible way. The new earthy, organic style of my home really makes me confident and proud of everything that I have achieved in life thus far. It is a feeling that is now evident in my role as a mom and wife, as well as every other area of my life every day. The feeling that I really do have it all.



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Wife. Mom. Believer. Writer. Advocate.

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That’s a great approach at life all around. I’ve been trying to add some personal flare to my apartment as much as I can. It’s been a little hard with my budget, but I did happen to find a beautiful painting at the Family Dollar but it’s beautiful.


My friend has an Altima and it is really nice. I think Nissan is a great brand anyways.


I agree – attitude is a huge part of getting what you want out of life. Hanging your head and being mad about everything will only make success harder to achieve.


I love being unique every day. If I ever feel like I’m starting to go with the flow or the crowd, I turn around and go the other way immediately. =D

Sara P

I believe you have to have a great attitude, but I don’t think we can have it all. At least not all the time.

I do think that when you say something aloud, it helps to get the ball rolling!

Catherine S
Catherine S

What a great post. If you believe in yourself you can accomplish anything. I have been thinking about changing my living room. I may start that this weekend.


Attitude is everything. It affects everything you do every day of your life. If you don’t have your head in the right place, you can forget it.


I love making my home pretty. The trick is keeping it that way with 4 boys.

Patty H
Patty H

I love this post! So motivational!


Great tips!! I think in today’s world, the most important thing is that you have to work for it. So many want things for nothing…if you believe and go out and do it – you’ll get it! 🙂


I also started my goal to “have it all” in my home. Our house was pretty outdated and not very homey. Now it works perfectly for our family and it’s uniquely me.


Really great tips! My mom and grandparents always had Nissan’s they are great rides.

It’s so true attitude is everything! Great post!

Shop with Me Mama

I do believe to, that it all depends on your mindset and what you feel/think. Beautiful post!


I agree that your home tells a bit about your personality. I like to change things around too, depending on my mood. So glad to find your site!


Whenever my house looks good and it’s clean and stylish, I always have more self confidence and feel better about myself!


I am so bad at making my home feel like my own! I have styled our bedroom though, and I really love it.


I think key is working hard for what you have. It’s important to have that sense of accomplishment of getting something you really wanted because you worked hard.


I agree! Your environment should speak to who you are, and the things that make you happy and fulfilled. Just changing your space can do that for you


Yes! It’s all about attitude! You have to believe you deserve it and you have to want it. You also have to work towards getting it. Nothing worth having is free or easy, so you gotta make it happen!


It’s nice to feel comfortable and confident. It just spills over into everything too, which is really nice!


Faith and believing are certainly important! Thanks for sharing your secret to having it all.


I love my home and how I have finally got everything the way I like it really does make me feel better about myself.

valerie g
valerie g

we are making changes here and there as we can with our house. we have had it about a year and a half, but it’s coming together and i love it.


My house needs a makeover for sure. It has seen better days and needs to be freshened up.

Rachelle J
Rachelle J

I am currently working on making my house more “me”. I’ve gotten my daughters room done and my bathroom done, working on the livingroom as soon as the weather warms up a little!


Believing in your dreams and accepting them. Belief is great start.


I think it’s great that you’re trying to have your home reflect your newfound attitude!


Great tips! Picking a place to start is the most important for me because I can’t envision where I want to go without a full view of where I am.


Believe is tattooed across my chest for a reason. So that I am reminded every day that I must believe in myself and I can do anything I set my mind to. It’s a reminder of where I have been and what I have survived.


Such a great message! Yes, anything you want you have to believe and work hard towards your goals!


What an encouraging post! I definitely think that believing is a great place to satrt

ann b
ann b

i love looking at homes, it’s so much fun to see everyone’s style.


This is a really great message! Thanks for sharing this post and this encouraging message.


Great advice on having it all. Changing your mindset is always key!


I’m in the process of adding some touches to our home now. Just adding a new piece or some new artwork does wonders.

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