Quaesitum

Hello friends!  I hope that you are having a successful week.  I am blessed as I strive to hit a few year end goals.  One of those goals are to learn a new word when possible.  Yes, even as a middle-ager, I am still interested in improving my mental agility and vocabulary! 

Well, I thought that I’d share the latest word with you.  It is “quaesitum” (pronounced Kway-zay-tem).  It means to seek out or to answer a problem.  As I studied the word, it caused me to think about how some businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole-preneurs exist—to solve problems or be the answer to someone’s problem.  Think about some of the products, services, etc. that you use.  You purchase them to solve a problem!  Deodorant.  Computers. Lawnmowers.  Accountants.  Music.  Candy.  Ice Cream.  Okay, some of our purchases may not be what we consider a “real problem” but you get what I’m saying.

So, I ask you all, whose problem are you solving?  Let’s stay on track as we close out 2020 my friends.  Be a “quaesitum” in someone’s life in every possible way!  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  Allow me to be the “quaesitum” for your business, product, brand or service by placing your logo on my website, sponsor the show or show segment, and be a guest on the show.  Click here for more information.)

Oh goodness, here are the pictures from this past week’s Passion for Fashion segment.

The Biggest Fall 2020 Fashion Trends | Glamour
Cerulean Hits the Runway – Pantone’s Color of the Year
The Biggest Fall 2020 Fashion Trends | Glamour
Fall 2020 Fashion- The Puncho
Photo Credits: Glamour Magazine

The next show will be up this Saturday, October 31st, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

The Three O’s

Friends, how are you?  Did last week’s blog motivate or prompt you to assess where you are with things in your life, business, relationships, career?  I hope so.  If not, let’s take a different approach to the assessment process.

Question.  How did you get to where you are right now?  Not just physically, but with your job, career, business, relationships—your life?  Well, this may not be true for some (and I’ll talk about that a bit later) but for others you got where you are based on the observations and opinions of others, as well as the opportunities that they offered or provided.   Right?

Here’s the breakdown in very general terms.  Someone observes you.  Yes, remember, we are always being watched by those who find you interesting (for the good or bad).  Unfortunately, some will “see” ONLY what they WANT to see. Regardless, an opinion(s) is then formed based on the observations.  At times, rather quickly.  Remember that warning about what can happen within the first minute of meeting someone.  Yes, some of their own pre-existing judgments, biases, prejudices, etc. can/will influence their opinion(s).   Nevertheless, finally, at some point, an opportunity is extended to you or NOT.  The opportunity could be a job, a career boost, a business deal, etc.  So, again, I ask—how did you get to where you are right now?

If you are experiencing a level of success in life, it is more than likely because of someone’s positive opinion of you.  Positive opinions promote, increase, elevate.  Negative opinions demote, stagnate, terminate.  Earlier in the blog, I mentioned people who get through life despite other’s opinion of them.  Those people know “who they are” and “whose they are” so they don’t get discouraged.  They have learned how to trust themselves and, more importantly, trust God.  It’s all in his timing.  He’ll send someone to OR show you how to create opportunities for yourself.  And, of course, God himself will open doors of opportunity for you too.   The three o’s exist but they are not the final answer.  Stay on the journey my friends.  Don’t give up!  Your opportunity already is!!!  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  Allow me to help grow your business, product, service by placing your logo on my website and be a guest on the show.  Click here for more information.)

The next show will be up this Saturday, October 24th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Final Quarter of 2020

Hello friends.  Well, we are in the final stretch of 2020 and so far for some, 2020 has be a wonderful reset.  For others, 2020 has been a year of tremendous loss.  How are you feeling about it?  Excited?  Relieved?  Bewildered?  Disappointed?  Lost?  Found?  All of the above?    

Check this out.  It really doesn’t matter how you or I feel about it.  It is.  What matters is how did/are we using our time, talent, resources, relationships, connections, gifts, etc. to reach our 2020 goals in all areas of life.  Can you honestly say you put your best foot forward in 2020 despite the worldwide pandemic?  Listen, like some of you, I know firsthand the ugly that this Covid 19 pandemic has presented, perpetuated.  As well as how it feels to lose in jobs, careers, business, relationships, and loved ones.  It is painful.  It is devastating.  However, we must remember that we are people of substance.  We are divine so we must press on with confidence in God and self.

Okay, it’s true. We can have our time of mourning, sadness, etc.  But do not stay there.  You all, we cannot fall apart in this last quarter of 2020.  We are called to a higher standard.  Dig deep and pull it together.  Our lives are depended on it and so are the lives of others.  Remember, God Blesses us to be a Blessing to others, the world.  Journey with me friends.  Let’s close out 2020 in incredible ways.  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  Allow me to help grow your business, product, service by placing your logo on my website and be a guest on the show.  Click here for more information.)

Oh, below find pictures that I promised to post during this past Saturday’s Passion for Fashion segment. Enjoy!

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2020

Below: NYFW Spring 2020 (Fall Fashion Preview)

The next show will be up this Saturday, October 17th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Substance Only.

Happy October to you!

Friends, I don’t know about you but I want to be a person of “substance only”.  As a review, there are several definitions for substance.  Biblically, depending on the specific scripture, it could mean “something material, tangible” OR “the essence of God/Jesus”.  Other definitions include, “real, solid, dependable, important, meaningful, significant, and wealthy”.

Hmmm. Think about it.  Say it.  I am a person of substance.  I am ALL of the above.  You all, I have been on this journey most of my life.  While many believe that they are human beings attempting to have a divine experience on earth, I have, for the most part, felt like a divine being having a human experience.  Not perfect but just honestly striving to be the best example of what we are called to be/do on earth.  So listen, wherever you happen to be OR feel you are in this journey called life, know that you have what it takes to be of “Substance Only”.

You all, let’s stay on this journey together.  Be a breath of fresh air. Live a life of substance and continue to pray.  Stay Blessed and of Substance Only!  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  It’s National Stop Bullying month!  As people of substance, let’s wear a special face mask to help raise awareness.  Click here for yours.) #Ad

The next show will be up this Saturday, October 10th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.