Monday, November 23, 2020

#Monday Mood

#Resilience, Consistency & Grit


Looking as determined as ever! This sums up my month! Keeping my eye on the prize and not being deterred from achieving success!! 

Resilience•Consistency•Grit

These are my power words for November. Today I am talking about grit for todays's #MondayMoodivation

"Just keep swimming, swimming, what do we do we swim." Dory- Finding Nemo

ohhhh grit baby

Finding my grit to get through so many tough conversations with clients and colleagues has definitely been the theme for this month. The crazy thing is I could feel this month starting off with a bang and a wave of expense and excitement and it has definitely not disappointed!! My grit goes hand and hand in holding firm to my self worth and values. Accepting who I am and truly standing in my truth is definetly a life-long journey and one that has been so fufilling and life affirming.  
This morning I was watching the Brene Brown Special on Netflix The Call to Courage. This documentary was soooo good!! It cracked me open and really made me think about how vulnerable I am in my day to day life as well as in my business. True vulnerability takes a great amount of courage!! Grit and vulnerabilty go hand in hand as the grit of continuing and shooting for my goals vulnerabilly without fear has a vibe of its own! 
til next time,  
Peace & Love,



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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

#TuesdayShoesDay #WorkWear ed.

Current Fav Work Wear Shoes!!

Hey yall today on the blog sharing some of my favorite workwear shoes that I have been seriously crushing on and recently purchased!!

1. Brown chic Wedges




    How chic are these wedges yall?? I got these from another local consignment shop as they look just like the ones on my Vision Work Board and  I had to grab them ASAP! They are originally from 
Shoe Dazzle as well so that tells you I was lucky to find them! They

2. Tory Burch Ballet Flats

You can never go wrong with Tory Burch Flats! They last so long and they also give you the perfect statement-making look for your workwear! I like to do the classic black with the gold accent. I also have an ORANGE  and gold pair BUT I'm seriously crushing on the ones below as they are this gorgeous cream color with a POP of gold!! And on sale for under $160!!!

3. Inesa Bootie 



So chic and seriously perfect for fall and winter! Who says you can't wear white after Labor Day? Not I!!! I have been crushing on these shoes and the ones below for the past month! I took the leap and purchased them and I am so glad as they are on the Black Fridayy Sale!! Need I say more???

4. Amber Bootie



 These booties are perfect for workwear!! They are this classic brown and will make any basic work outfit look like you have stepped them up a notch!! These are also on sale from Shoe Dazzle! 

5.  Camel Boots!!!


These boots are so gorg! The color and the overall hue makes them the epitome of fall& winter chic!! They are also on sale from Nordstrom for almost $100 off!! Yasss honey! Click here to shop these gorgeous boots!!
Thank yall for checking out my favorite work wear show-stopping shoes on this fabulous Tuesday!
til next time, Peace & Love,




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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Current Favorite Cardigan Dress

#fav Cardi Dress

Hey, yall today on the blog I am sharing one of my favorite consignment finds! It was under $20 and is a great spin on the current trend of Maxi Cardi's! I had been searching for several department stores and only to find it at my local consignment shop was a great surprise! Talking about being a #BrightFashionsta!! This highlights one of my favorite fashion rules that "You don't always have to splurge to look fashionable!"
For this look, I am currently pairing this cardigan with my favorite ShoeDazzle Python boots and yall this outfit is the perfect date night outfit and a casual style. 
For similar dresses check out the ones below:
These dresses are definitely great staples for your fall closet as they can go over a dress or be completely worn with just the cardigan. Make sure if you do wear it alone that you wear nude undergarments and fully have yourself covered. You definitely don't want any peek-a-boos!

For similar boots from Shoe Dazzle click here as the Ari Block Heels I am currently wearing are currently sold out! 
Trying something different with the colors for this post! Let me know what you think as I am really feeling this aesthetic! Also, comment below what your thoughts are of this fashion forward Cardigan Sweater Dress!
til next time, 
Peace & Love


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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

#Election2020


#Regardless Of The Results I'll be Fine
Today is officially Election Day πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

I was going through my photos trying to find the perfect photo to express my emotions today and this one felt perfect!

I don't know about you but the tension and buildup for today has really felt overwhelming. It was feeling overwhelming because I subconsciously was putting my happiness and success and overall feeling of security in the hands of the elected presidential candidate and basing it off of the results and that is NOT a way to live.

I have been repeating this mantra all day:

I'm safe regardless of who wins.
I'm loved regardless of who wins & 
I WILL succeeded and achieve my dreams regardless of who wins!
I have hugged this belief and understanding for the last few days like this blanket scarf and it has totally given me peace!!

My advice for anybody who finds themselves filled with anxiety and tension please protect yourself, your emotional boundaries, and your mental space for the next few days!!

It's incredibly important for YOU to honor your space and feelings and practice self-care!! Sending love πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• to everyone today on this Election Day!!


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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

#YourVoiceCounts

#I Voted Early



Your Voice & Vote Matters. Don't hesitate to vote early when you can for sure know your ballot has been cast!This is an official Texas Website to check your Polling Location.




All you need are the items below to check the polling locations
your Texas Driver's License Number and Date of Birth. (TDL & DOB) or Name, county & DOB.
This is an official Texas Website so it will have all of the details needed to vote. The Polling Times and Location. If voting early be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and select Early Polling. You have until Friday 10/30 to vote. Closing time of the voting depends on the county. 
What do you need to vote in Texas??


 If you can vote early I highly recommend it as the overall stress and tension should subside a bit as you have truly done everything you can until election day! And if you are able to help volunteer and help bring others to the polls, DO IT!!! This election is one that will truly affect all of us for many years to come. 
Comment below if you have already voted or plan to vote!! 
til next time, Peace & Love




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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Season of Waiting




Season of Waiting

Hey, y'all I was thinking about what I wanted to chat about this week I couldn't help but think about my current restless state. I feel like I have currently been in this interesting and contradictive state of waiting. 
Waiting for the election. 
Waiting for my goals to be achieved. 
Waiting for my weight loss goal to be achieved.
Waiting to be pregnant
Waiting to be able to travel to my heart's content
Waiting to be 
Waiting for the vaccine... 

I feel like everyone goes through different seasons in their lives all of course in divine timing. 

BUT it doesn't make the seasons go by any faster even as you navigate it lol

Soooooo what to do.

I've decided to actively take action towards my goals while I'm waiting.
(What small step can I take today that gets me closer to the overall MAJOR goal in my life?)

While I'm waiting I find taking little actionable steps towards other goals helps me see that although I can't change major things like election, covid, travel, etc but I can completely keep my home space, and internal mental space clear and focused!

For example, I and Michael are currently in the season of trying to conceive and this season has been unlike any other I have ever experienced! I'll be doing a full blog post on it when I'm feeling up for it as it's a vulnerable topic for me. But actionable steps I can take is to educate myself about fertility, taking supplements, etc. 

Another example is the election is a little over 3 weeks away and the suspense is killing me but the best actionable step I can take is to encourage others to vote and staying educated on all of the candidates. So that if worst-case scenario the other candidates that I don't vote for are elected then I can understand their goals and how that will ultimately affect me and my well-being. 

This is key, no longer is the outcome in their hand but my own what can I actively do to safeguard my well-being and goals.

This has seriously been my main lesson the past couple of months as it's so necessary to stay mentally focused and encouraged especially when as a collective we are ALL encountering things we have no control over!

As a perfectionist, this lesson was so tough. No matter if I execute a task perfectly if outside forces are working against me I can't let it discourage me! I gotta just keep going and ACT! JUMP! Do IT!


Also, the second lesson I have found is during the waiting times is to fully lean into the emotional space and acknowledgment of me waiting for something. By not using distractions but to actually acknowledge that I'm nervously awaiting an outcome. This allows me to shift my energy and perspective into my favor by just feeling it!

Thirdly, be sure to talk to someone you're close with to bounce ideas off during the waiting time! They could have other creative ideas to help you past the time in a constructive manner! Better to be waiting with others than all alone. I feel like there is some comfort in knowing you're not experiencing certain feelings alone.

Thank yall for reading his far!
Feel free to comment below any tips that yall have while you're in a season of waiting.or just to say hello.

til next time,
Peace & Love,





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Friday, October 2, 2020

Your Local Texas Realtor #DreamHomeAwaits @Karen Beatty-Martinez

Exciting Announcement!

I AM A REALTOR!!


Just in case you didn't know I wanted to let you know why I have been MIA. I have been laying the groundwork and working hard on my dream job! As an entrepreneur, it has always been a goal of mine to become a realtor and fully and intentionally create my own idea of freedom. 
The main reason I waited so long to post my new career was that I wanted to hit certain milestones before I posted. As I have hit all of them by selling the first house within 1 month of receiving my Real Estate License. Taken my first listing. sold several more houses. Certified to work with under-represented clients., close to my 1-year anniversary etc. Overall 2020 has been the biggest learning year since I graduated from college several years ago. It's like being a freshman again but luckily I have "alumni"  and coaches within my extensive network aka my broker, Keller Williams because we have over 100,000 agents! This alone has accelerated my knowledge, confidence, and access to resources to truly assist my current, past, and future clients.
But we all know how 2020 this year has been! What a year to start your dream career but during a pandemic! 
With all of the madness from 2020, it has made me reflect on who I am and what truly defines me! My BIG WHY has truly kept me pushing and working towards achieving my goals as it truly ties into helping others and my community at large.
The main aspect of real estate that really attracted me was the ability to assist families with creating generational wealth and purchasing their dream home.

BIG WHY?

HELP FAMILIES PURCHASE THEIR DREAM HOME

 This is in alignment with one of my core principals of helping others manifest their dreams. Creating a custom build home and purchasing or creating your PERFECT Home has always been such a fun experience for me to experience with my buyers. It's like looking at a blank slate and then you have this beautiful home completed right before your eyes. This is such a magical experience to be apart of when someone creates their home. 

EDUCATE HOMEOWNERS ABOUT THE MARKET

This part can be fun but sometimes it can be tough. The market has interesting trends this year with record low rates but also there is high demand and makes it mainly a seller's market. Which can make competition tough. But if you are truly informed as a buyer or seller thats a major competitive advantage for you.

HELP FAMILIES CREATE GENERATIONAL WEALTH

So many minority families find themselves in this endless cycle of poverty and distress and I feel like my calling is to find a way to help those in that cycle break free and purchase a home. As a home is one of the most significant purchases we make in our life. This purchase allows children to go to college as well as allows you to have a retirement plan. By becoming TSAHC (Texas State Affordable Housing Corp.) Certified with Texas I am better able to assist families. It truly has been so fulfilling. 

WHY TSAHC?

So many people have this thought process that they have to make a certain amount of money monthly but that's not the case! Credit Score is still important 620+ is the usual benchmark. So if you know of anyone who has questions about purchasing a home I would be honored to assist them and help them change this narrative. 

Where do I work?

I serve all of the North Texas areas ranging from Wichita Falls to Dallas and every city in between, Denton, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, Irving! So don't be shy hit me up via email at KarenBeattyMartinez@KW.Com and I would be honored to help you choose your Dream Home or sell your current home!!

How to contact me?

Realtor Website:http://bit.ly/KarenKWebsite 
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/KarenBMartinezRealtor/ 
Email: KarenBeattyMartinez@KW.Com
Thank you for reading about my special announcement! More content about real estate will be coming soon. Comment below if you're interested or have any questions about Real Estate. Or would like to chat about any collaborative opportunities.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Happy Anniversary to Mi Amour

My Anniversary & Tips for Newlyweds!

What a year it has been! Happy Anniversary to mi amour today! 

Can't help but feel all of the feels looking back on our special day and all of the precious moments and memories from that day. 

What makes me even more grateful is the type of love and friendship, and rolling on the floor over laughter that we share every single day.  I feel like for me the daily habits of us just being ourselves and truly loving each other thru and thru has truly changed me! We both allow ourselves to just BE who we really are! 
1. Give each other slack. We all get really busy and there is no way we can all be out #1 Selves all of the time. But we both give each other slack when either one of use is stressed out. It's so important.
2. Don't be afraid to be vulnerable and honest. This year for us was full of unexpected moments of vulnerability and I can't help but feel we are so much closer because of it.
3. Give each other space and respect how the other partner processes information.
With all of the crazy changes in the world COVID, new job and career changes, and everything going on. We realize it was important to give each other space to cope with so many of the changes. Michael did well with me when I needed it. As I am a natural introvert I actually need more time to process and it's incredible how a 45-minute tv show or alone time can make a difference for me. And Michael really gave me space when I would need it to process things. This process is important for me to truly honor my creativity flow and to get my s't done lol!
So incredibly excited for the next 60,70 shout even 80 years! Love you to Jupiter and back my love!!


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Thursday, September 24, 2020

#TrainingThursday

Getting Back on the Horse



Yall its been a minute since I have done a Training Thursday Post and todays post is fitting as I have started a new Workout Challenge and I have completed 2 days so far which is definitely a great sign!
I recently saw a throwback interview of Ashton Kutcher and Jimmy Fallon on my YouTube Recommendations and ot is what spurred me to try something new in my Workout Regimen. In the interview Ashton Kutcher was talking about how he is a tech investor and how he had recently decided he may invest in the Noom company as they are making big changes in the health industry. As I had also saw a Noom commercial while watching the Lakers Basketball game πŸ€  I felt like this was a great confirmation to try Noom!! 
And yall I have to admit Im pretty obsessed! ITS SOOO COOL AND LIKE FUTURE ORIENTED IN THIS Cool conversational and knowledgeable style! Anywho I'm only on Day 2 so it can only get better as the main goal of accountability and consistency is already working!


SO MY GOALS ARE........
WORKOUT ONCE EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT 14 DAYS
COMPLETE 15 MILES BY THE END OF THE MONTH
MEDITATE EVERY DAY
RUN A 5K BY 9/30
RUN A 10K BY 10/12
LOSE 5 POUNDS
What I have realized is that my overall health is the main goal and not reducing the number on the scale. NOOM has so many tips so far about caloric eating and just overall health that I'm seriously way too pumped! 
So Stay tuned as I will be sharing my results. Also by posting on here I am further forcing myself to be accountable to being consistent and honest with myself!
If you have used Noom before please comment below your personal experience as I would love to hear about it as well as cheer you on!
Peace & Love,


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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

#National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day & FAQs


Today is officially the First Day of Fall &&&&& most importantly its National Voter Registration Day. Today is so important to me ESPECIALLY with all of the political drama that permeates the news. It feels like this election has more meaning than previous years and there is a necessity for everyone to use they're right to vote and fully educate themselves about the political laws and structures.
I remember the last Presidential election how I had to take off half of the day as I had relocated to a different city for work and it was upmost importance that I exercised my right to vote. I remember driving the 2 hours- actually 4 hours round trip and I was so worried about the polling station and what forms of ID I would need and if I needed any special postcards etc. There are so many questions that first-time voters have and worry about asking and actually don't ask out of fear of looking silly and uninformed. And I can see where those unanswered questions can really deter well-meaning voters. 
So I have included several resources for Texas Voters with Frequently Asked Questions below

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Website Can I use to check my Voter Registration Status?           

I like to use the Texas Secretary of State Website as I personally wasn't too sure about using national websites and prefer to use State or County wide certified websites. I recommend the government website below:https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do

How old do you have to be to vote? 18 years old the day of voting

How do you register to vote?


What do you need to vote on the day of Voting? 

1 of the 7 forms of ID, Texas Drivers License, ID, Passport, Voter Registration Card, Military ID with photo, Handgun License

Is it Safe? Can I Vote by Mail? 

There is a risk of voting during a pandemic. If you are apart of the high-risk category see if you vote with a mail-in ballot. Watch the Video below about Vote by Mail

  

Where do I go? 

There are polling places throughout the County of Voting. Usually, it's a School Gym, Church, and other locations. By using the government website https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do it will actually walk you through the polling locations. If still unsure call your local County Clerk or County Elections Administrator as they will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you don't see your county below use this link to search by county
For Example 
Tarrant County Elections Admin, Heider Garcia- County Email Address (817) 831-8683 
Dallas County Elections Admin, Toni Pippins-Poole County Email Address(469) 627-8683 
Harris County, Christopher G. Hollins-County Email Address(713) 755-6411
Wichita County Lori Bohannon-County Email Address (940) 766-8100
How do you find out who is on the Ballot? Contact County Clerk 
How late Can I register? Required to register 30 days before the Election so OCTOBER 5th is the deadline to register for the November 3rd Election. I REPEAT

OCTOBER 5TH

If you have any more questions please reach out to your local County Clerk or Elections Administrator. Don't delay as the time is now to take action and by voting, you are intentionally having a say in your future. As the real changes happen at the district and county levels. The local officials truly are the ones who have the major say as well as the big-ticket presidential pick. VOTE! Vote! VoTe!!!
THIS ELECTION YEAR IS SOOOOO IMPORTANT!! If you are not already registered to vote please REGISTER!! If you're already registered feel free to forward this post to your fellow Texans who have questions. As together we can all make a difference. DO NOT DOUBT WHAT WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOUR VOTE CAN MAKE!!!
Peace & Love πŸ’•πŸ’•,


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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Rest In Power Chadwick

#RIP BlackPanther

4 years fighting silently 


This hits hard on so many levels. Chadwick Bozeman was the ultimate black superhero. Just superhero in general! Fighting colon cancer of all things that heavily and disproportionately affects men of color and for him to fight it with so much courage and the fight is just.... wow!!


When I heard about him passing last night it was before midnight and my husband showed me the news and we just couldn't believe it. 


The first thing that threw me was that he was 43! When they say black don't crack lol πŸ˜‚ but seriously I thought he was in his low 30s and for him to be 43.


He was seriously the epitome of grace, class, and courage. Rest in Power Chadwick!

May your legacy live on! I hope you rest knowing you have impacted all of the children who have been positivity affected by your perfect portrayal of The Black Panther.


Lifting up his family in prayer as this is such a tragic loss!


This also hits home as I can't help but think about how many people are fighting in silence they're own battles. Mental Health, Diseases, Loneliness, Depression.

We don't know what others go through. I encourage you to reach out to someone you haven't spoken to in awhile and just say hello and a listening ear! You never know what kind of difference that can make!

Life is so short!


*Photo Courtesy of luvvie instagram 


Peace & Love,

Karen Beatty-Martinez πŸ’•

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Summer Life Update

Current Life Update- Summer 2020



Hey yall, i wanted to check in as I haven't posted as consistently this month and I wanted to share an update on my summer and what's been going on!!

  

1. #NewJobWhoDis

 I have started a new job this year!! Your girl has started her dream job at the end of 2019 and I am officially a TEXAS REALTOR!! So I have been spending a lot of time dedicated to overcoming many obstacles to running my business day to day and adjusting to becoming a full-fledged entrepreneur and ohhh child its a process!! * I will definitely be posting at the end of the year man of the lessons I have learned!! I have sold several homes already which I personally feel is a BIG accomplishment as I heard a stat that on average-68% of first-year realtors only sell 1-2 homes in their first year. And I have sold well past that number so I am exceeding my high expectations as of this moment!

2. #WorkingOnMyFitness



I have been working out more consistently this summer! Personally, when I am under stress or encountering massive shifts in my life I have seen that my mental health and my mindset can end up on the sidelines if I am not intentional about making it a priority. And that's where working out and running comes in the picture. Running and training my body for runs really helps me stay in shape but also I find that any roadblocks mentally I encounter a run helps me solve it. It's like a WIN-WIN when I run because when I run I feel better and I look better but then I end up feeling better again. It's like a cycle of positive reinforcement.

3. Creativity, Flow, and Consistency

Have been the main goals in my life! Consistency has always been a goal and it feels like in different seasons of my life consistency and habits that support consistency are easier to flow with and in other seasons I can be so unmotivated, But that's the beauty of life! I have definitely learned to be nicer to myself in the seasons of life when it's not flowing and allowing myself to pivot to other areas that need my energy and require less focus. Being in creative flow is its own euphoric state and something that I truly strive for. 

4. Mindset, Mindset, Mindset

I feel like mindset deserves its own book considering how much time I actually spend in my head, Nurturing and encouraging myself in the midst of a pandemic has been a huge priority for me this summer. I have been triggered by so many things this summer and I feel so blessed that I have always kept my mindset and mental health a priority over the last couple of years. So many things could have tripped me up with the quarantine and my coping habits were very healthy and nourishing to my soul and not debilitating. Writing, journaling, gardening, acting, writing some more, reading, consuming unearthly amounts of documentaries and action movies, and then writing some more!! We all cope differently and my coping has really encouraged me to EXPRESS myself more with full authenticity and without fear of rejection or the opinion of others!!

5. ENJOY the little things. 


This summer we lost my father in law on July15 and that has felt life. a lifetime ago. Losing him has caused me to have an immeasurable amount of gratitude for the small joys in life. He was an amazing man who touched so many people's lives with his life of service and a hilarious sense of humor. Its still hard to write about him today as his birthday is on Friday and I can't help but think about this time last year when we were planning his surprise birthday party & Dallas Cowboys game we had. Grief and Loss does nothing but change you to the core and makes you realize how short life is and how many things in life we have to be grateful for.
Sending love to you and everyone you encounter today!  We are gonna make it through this tough time in 2020! Be kind as we all have no idea what everyone is going thru, but if we can fully show up in a positive mindset of gratitude and love we can truly make a difference.
Peace & Love,

Karen Beatty-MartinezπŸ’•


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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

#National Lipstick Day

National Lipstick Day

Hey yall today is officially National Lipstick Day and I am sharing my three favorite lipsticks right now!!


I personally have always been a sucker for lip balms and not necessarily lipsticks but I wanted to share my favorite lipsticks today.

Current Fav Lipsticks
1.Ultra Last-Instant Color -Purple Heart
2. Burt's Bees Red Dahlia
3. e.l.f. Sheer Stick- Jamor Jelly
Life has totally been so crazy with covid19 and trying to return to the new norm. I realize that I have to keep making new goals and creating better habits to really press my creativity and step outside of my comfort zone.

Thanks for checking out this video! 
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez
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