How To Be Iconic

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This post is dedicated to the late Nicole Milfie 🍒. May your soul rest in eternal peace.


I. Just Believe
To be iconic you must believe that you are. Like the Law of Attraction states,
"it is in the belief that the universe creates and provides for you based on what your thoughts are focused on." If you continue to believe that you are that person in due time all of which will manifest.

II. Be Exclusive
Refrain from trying to be everywhere all the time.
 Icons don't go everywhere but when they do their presence is a "sighting". As a case in point, Beyonce's presence is always anticipated during an award show yet she doesn't always show up to many, only a selective few. This strategy will help to keep you a mystery. There is this saying "If you peak too fast you'll go stale quickly," in others words if your presence is every where all the time you'll soon become old news.


III. Icons Don't Copy They Steal With Taste
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent," (Jim Jarmusch). 

IV. All Icons Have A Signature Look
Every icon you could possibly name has a signature something. 
Aaliyah has the side part, Marilyn Monroe has the platinum blonde hair with red bold lips, SZA has her huge afro-textured hair, and Justine Skye with her signature purple hair. To find your signature statement find something that you commonly get complimented on or something you admire best about yourself and emphasize it more.

V. Surround Yourself With Like-minded People
Put yourself on the same frequency as the people you would want to hang with or become. 
This will help provoke an iconic future simply because you guys will help one another become your ultimate selves. After all, you are the company you keep. 

In the wise words of a Girl Boss be #ICONIC!

Rest In Peace 🕊
Taylor Crenshaw [Nicole Milfie]
1995-2016

Liz's Declassified College Survival Guide

Friday, September 15, 2017

College is no walk in the park, I am the living proof of that. Luckily, I don't look like what I've been through these past semesters. But with constant efforts of wanting to do better, I was able to master the Art Of Finesse. So for those who find themselves struggling in college, well I am here to give you my Declassified College Survival Guide

Tip I. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN 
Planners are essential in college because you are going to be bombarded with tons of work. So to balance both your school and social life it is vital that you get a planner with a monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly option. This will help you oversee your entire day.
You can purchase some affordable planners in the links below

Tip II. ABUSE OFFICE HOURS
A lot of you guys are either going to hate or consider what I'm about to say but you must be on your teacher's heels. Yeah I said it, kiss the ground that they walk on or at least make them feel that way. I say that to say, these professor won't make themselves of any help to you unless you make yourself available for helping. Engaging and building that relationship with your professor is going to make them feel that you take their class very seriously. On that tip, they'll go beyond measure to help you meet your desired grade.

Tip III. STAY ORGANIZED
This tip is very straight to the point! To piggy back on Tip I. you must plan ahead of time, prepare the night before, complete assignments before the due date, have a daily to-do list, and organize everything according to it's subject. Simple right? 

Tip IV. STUDY BUDDY
Find a reliable classmate or study buddy that carries a burning passion for wanting to pass the class just as much as you do. This will help you to be on your toes, ensuring that you get things done ahead of time.
[Class group chats are helpful as well]

Tip V. STAY FOCUSED & CUTE
One too many times had I seen many people get lost in the sauce trying to live up to the hype that they forget the sole purpose of what college is for. Not to sound like your parents or anything, but you go to college to get an education not for anything else; never lose sight of that. I'm not saying you can't have fun but have your priorities straight. I mean the goal is to get the degree. Am I right or am I right?

I hope my Declassified College Survival Guide Tips helped you all. 
Have a great academic school year loves!

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