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Ladies, It’s Time to Sparkle and Shine

Are you a mother? Are you a businesswoman? Are you a wife? Are you a sister? Are you a female?  Whether you’re one or more of these amazing, wonderful things, you should be proud of yourself—but I bet you spend very little time each day basking in the glory of your accomplishments. Come on admit when was the last time you even mentioned your accomplishment to someone else let alone shout it from the rooftops (okay that last suggestion might be a bit extreme for some of you).


Why is it so difficult for women to acknowledge our own achievements, let alone share them? We’re quick to praise our children, our spouse and our friends when they meet their goals. Why do we not show ourselves the same courtesy? Perhaps it’s because our main focus is the care of others. Maybe it’s because our parents (mothers to be more specific) taught us to be humble. It might even be because we don’t think anyone else will care. The truth is others do care.


Most of us have nurturing natures—whether we’re actively raising children or not. We spend more time thinking about what our loved ones need than on our own dreams and desires. We make sacrifices—of time, energy, money—because we think it will make our families happy. The things that would make us happy—like getting fit or going back to school—go on the back burner.  But consider this: what if the thing that would make your children, husband or significant other happiest is to see you happy? Have you even considered that? More than likely not.


Maybe you’re already spending time on the achievement of your dreams—working out every day, learning new things or engaging in some other activity that brings joy to your life. If so, that’s great! But you won’t realize the full benefit of what you’re doing if you don’t share your achievements with the people who love you. This isn’t about bragging. I’m not suggesting you monopolize every conversation with tales of your latest accomplishment. But you should not hesitate to be proud of the awesome things doing with your life. I know you are doing exceptional things that can be shared with others.


When we share our joy—when we shine—we give others the opportunity to shine right along with us. We might do so by inspiring our friends to make changes in their own lives. We might do so by inspiring our children to work for their dreams. We might do so by inspiring others around us to take that next step  towards achieving their goal.


Today is Motivational Monday at the community so go ahead, Sparkle and Shine, ladies. Go ahead and give yourself permission to brag on yourself. I would really love to hear all about it and I’m sure there are others that would love to hear it also. So tell me what have you done to shine today or what are you planning to do to shine today? Share it with us so that others can shine along with you.


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  1. Christina

    Hi Kwavi!

    I’m a first-time reader of your blog. Thank you for giving us all the chance to celebrate ourselves!

    Today I am proud of what I’m doing to nurture my business. Monday is my weekly planning day, and I’m staying very focused and on-task with what I need to do today. And because I’m taking the time to plan my week, I know that Tues-Fri will be much easier because I won’t have to stop and ask myself, “What do I have to do next?” It means that my business work won’t bleed over into time that I could otherwise use for self-care.

    Today I’m creating the flow that I will ride with ease for the rest of the week – and into the next!


    • Kwavi Agbeyegbe

      Hi Christine!
      You are welcome, it is so much fun to celebrate one another. We all learn that way.

      I love what you are doing for your business. I also like that you are making sure you stay on task so that time for self-care doesn’t get encroached upon. Scheduling time for self-care is so essential especially for female entrepreneurs.

      Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.

      Keep on shining!

  2. Ellene Ak-pa Rantah

    Hey Kwavi:

    Thanks for creating this blog and giving us a place to Sparkle and Shine!

    Today, I cut down on my food portions and used the stairs at work instead of the elevators. I am expecting my new elliptical to be delivered to my home this week so that I can start to exercise more regularly.

    I also worked at helping 3 co-workers resolve a conflict they have had for several months. This resolution will create a stress free work environment for them and probably for the rest of us.

    • Kwavi Agbeyegbe

      Hi Ellene

      How have you been ?

      Woah!! You are really sparkling and shining.

      Thank you so much for sharing because as we share and shine others learn and shine. I know you are excited about your new elliptical machine, I am excited for you! You also went the extra mile by helping to resolve a conflict amongst co-worker, you probably did not have to do that but you did it to help them and the rest of the staff. I really love hearing stories like this, it brings a big smile to my face.

      Have an Awesome week and keep on sparkling and shining!

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