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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

NAILED IT- INC

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So rare to find a product that actually does what it says it's going to do. I've had brittle, weak nails all my life and thought it was something I was cursed with no matter how careful I was to not be rough with them, and to eat especially healthy. I was spending about 100$ a month on getting gel manicures to get the look I wanted, but when I accepted a new job that was a great opportunity, but a little bit of a pay cut, I knew that I had to start budgeting again.

I went to get my nails removed and it left them paper thin, weak and flimsy. They actually hurt to the touch and there was no way that they could grow without splitting. I went on the search for nail hardener and stumbled upon Nails Inc. NailKale. I'm SO glad I did.

After just a week of applying on my weak think nails, they had already become stronger than my nails were pre-gel. Better yet, they haven't been breaking, and have been growing so well, they look like how my nails looked with the gel top! I usually get so bored with my nail color so after 2 weeks, the color I chose would drive me crazy. I started only getting black and white nails so that it would go with anything. Now I can paint my nails whenever I want to change the color.


So, after realizing how great nail kale was, I went on the search to find out more about the company and how they got to be where they are now! The owner Thea Green is a definite NMY story. She was married with three children and was so passionate about her idea that she quit her job to start it! With a strong vision and brand in mind, she was able to get 200,000 pounds in backing from investors.

Here are the three steps we took from Thea's story to get started on your own big business.

1.

Find a Problem that Has Yet To Be Solved

Thea dreamt up her idea for Nails INC. on a business trip to the States. She noticed that every time someone in her circle went to the states, they would get their nails done at a salon on the cheap.

When she looked for a similar place in the UK she quickly found out that there were none of the sort! It seemed too good to be true so she swooped on the opportunity.



2.

Check for Competitors

Now we're not saying that just because someone else is doing something, that you can't do it too. However, how cool would it be to grab hold of a monopoly on a market that is looking for something that your product can fill the void of?

That's what happened when Thea got back to the UK. She did her research and found nothing of the sort of thing she wanted to do. So she got busy.

A little healthy competition can be good, but when the industry is super saturated, it can at times be difficult to get ahead and stay there. Find something that sets you apart and go at it full strength.

3.

Don't Let Your Current Situation Hold You Back, No Matter What It Is

Thea had a great job at a leading fashion magazine. For many people,  having a good enough situation things would hold them back from starting on a new endeavour. But Thea knew not to settle and to follow her passion. Even now, Thea is married and has 3 kids but she doesn't let things like 'time restraints' get in her way.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Beyoncé's Leaked Pictures Prove She's a Human, Like Us

I am in awe of the amount of people that ask me if I have seen Beyoncé's leaked pictures from the L'oreal campaign that happened to show her wearing a LOT of makeup, with absolutely no retouching.


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People go from one extreme to the other, either saying "She's so ugly without makeup" to "I can't believe she looks like that". At the end of the day, it all boils down to the fact that she is a human being, like you and me. I think people get too caught up in the worship factor of our biggest stars. They forget that they are imperfect.



More importantly, you forget that you were born with the same opportunities as them. The ability to determine what your talent is, and hone that skill to make it something that makes you happy.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Chef It Up!

Looking for a feel good movie that motivates you to get off your ass and start doing something for your self. Look towards "Chef". It's really the perfect movie to make a hot cup of tea on a rainy Sunday and put somethings into perspective.

Chef Carl doesn't really know how to be a good husband, a good dad, and he REALLY doesn't know how to use social media. But what he does know how to do is cook. When his creativity is stifled, and he is facing backlash for expressing his emotions, he takes to saying fuck the world, and fuck his ego and starts doing something he loves for himself.





Not knowing how to do everything isn't the biggest part of the struggle when getting started on something you want to do. Share your goals with people around you and you'll be surprised how many people want to hop on your team, and use their skills to help you collectively reach your goals.

Best part of the movie: When his friend Jon Leguizamo who play Martin quits his job to become Carl's sous-chef. As he walks up to his food truck, Carl asks "Are you sure you want the job? It pays nothing!"

Martin's response: "I'll Take It!"

Thanks for reading this NOMEANSYESS post. This blog is designed to inspire YOU to become the person you want to be through sharing stories of people who overcame great obstacles to find their calling. The video was found on youtube.com and the image is from tumblr.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

HOPE

HOPE

IT is a word over-used and under appreciated. 
You see it tattoed on your best friend and it is
 the theme of every good quote on tumblr.

We've heard it so much that it has 
almost lost it's meaning at the sound of it.
 But take some time to hope today.

You'll realize that that is the difference between 
pressing the snooze button again and racing out of
 bed to accomplish something. Give yourself the opportunity to hope.

Allow yourself to believe that something amazing can truly happen to you.

It is too easy to lead yourself through life worried that
 something bad is going to happen; 
to live in fear.

 When you have hope that magical things will happen; and they will, you become a ray of light.

-nomeansyess

Saturday, 8 November 2014

A beautiful mind is more important


GETTING INSPIRED IS COOL, BUT BEING AN INSPIRATION IS EVEN COOLER.
DON'T SPEND TOO MUCH TIME WATCHING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING.
BLAZE TRAILS AND MAKE SOMETHING COOL HAPPEN.
READ A BOOK, WRITE A POEM.
GET OUT THERE AND SAY WHATS ON YOUR MIND.
A PICTURE IS ONLY WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS IF YOU HAVE THE VOCABULARY TO ARTICULATE IT.
GET SMART.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Don't Let Your Dreams Be Gone, Girl- Become a Writer

Becoming a successful-sought after writer, working for the world's top entertainment channel, making the best-sellers lists, and writing for successful movies is a dream come true.

It's easy to think that to become a successful writer, you need to have the world handed to you on a silver platter. But that is far from the truth. Think of J.K Rowling. She was a poor single mom, living in poverty and refusing to eat so that she could feed her daughter. She could have taken the first fast-food gig that popped up and she could very-well be serving you up and greasy burger and fries at this very moment. Instead she followed her dreams to become a writer. A dime a dozen.  A needle in a hay stack proposition. And now she is living the life of her dreams.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1573476/Tears-as-JK-Rowling-returns-to-where-it-began.html

Lesson learned? So don't let your situation or external circumstances shape the choices you make in life.


Gillian Flynn, writer of Gone Girl had it not-so-hard, but she still had some obstacles to overcome to reach her dreams. First off, being shy. Being shy is one of the hardest obstacles to overcome as a creative type. Why? Because as a artist, you are almost always seeking recognition. You want to be reminded constantly of how well you are doing, and encouraged. However, as a shy type, you are afraid of being the center of attention, putting yourself and your work out into the world to await potential rejection.

That can cause you to create and create, perfect and perfect, and never display the work in the real world in fear that it will not be accepted.



This is something that I personally deal with a lot.

Gillian was able to overcome this- growing up in the small town of Missouri where in her own words "I grew up in a place where it wasn't crazy to want to write a book. It was considered a valuable thing to do." This probably helped her out some with her confidence levels.  To embark on a career that is socially accepted makes it a little easier to actually begin to pursue it. Whatwe really should be thinking is that it is crazy to begin on a path towards something that we truly do not even want.

We shouldn't let other peoples ideas of what 'chasing a dream' or 'following crazy ambitions' stop us from doing what we really want.

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I'm sure her high school odd-jobs as a dressed as a yoghurt cone dressed in a tuxedo helped her crawl out of her shell too.

So if you want to become a writer. Do it. Pick up a pen and begin to write. Refine your work until it becomes amazing. You may think that your dream to become a writer is selfish, but you have to stop to think that Your story, might inspire someone.

Thanks for reading this NOMEANSYESS post. This blog is designed to inspire YOU to become the person you want to be through sharing stories of people who overcame great obstacles to find their calling. Here is where the information on Gillian Flynn was found: http://gillian-flynn.com/about-gillian