The winter season always seems to be the most difficult time for me to stay motivated in carrying out my personal goals and  certain things that I need to do during my down time.  Why? Because where I live we get snow and even if its not snowing the winters are freezing and you just don’t feel like going out or doing anything besides having a hearty warm meal and watching TV movies all night.  🙂 This is the reason why over the last few years I have been conscious of doing for the most part, only the things I naturally enjoy doing! It’s not easy to always stay motivated but when I see positive results in whatever it is I do at any given time, that is what keeps me going because I do what I love and love what I do!


With that said I love writing my goals and tasks into a journal or notebook as it greatly reduces the burden of  keeping it in my head! I especially find it helpful and love to be able to go back to that notebook to check off every completed task as I feel as though I can measure my progress better and it  keeps me on top of things by completing the rest of them. Most of my blog ideas are usually entered into a journal. I love to see my thoughts on paper.


For this month, I will take it easy and catch up on a few magazines. I don’t read many magazines as I like to also incorporate reading a new book once every 2 months (realistically). My January and February magazines are basically Lucky Magazine which I already subscribe to and it features some of my favorite fashion bloggers whom I get some of my blogging inspiration from as they have surpassed the meaning of success in the blogging industry.


I am excited to be getting back into my reading of books this Spring. My realistic goal is to read two books every month (one minimum) as my schedule is quite busy to squeeze any more.  I have some lined up such as Americanah,  #GirlBoss others. I plan to start my own mini book club with a list of 20 books that I plan to read in 2015. Lets see how that goes! 🙂




Remember to do what you love and love what you do!! xoxo…ME


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  1. Ransom

    December 24, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Nice to read a write up like this. Getting your write ups together will help you in your blogging career especially when it comes to sending new letters.
    You can get a good email marketing system from which you will org anise your articles in a stylish manner. Sending tips to your blog subscribers makes them feel they are part of the blog and will love to come back for more(Increased traffic). Looking forward to read your publications. Got your blog through a comment on my tech blog.

    • Mbole

      December 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Hi Ransom – I’m glad you enjoyed the write-up and for the very helpful advise on newsletters and email marketing. I agree with you on all points made. I’ve been on your site and its full of helpful information. Looking forward to your comments.

  2. Jennifer Tangu

    February 22, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks for inspiring me, Americanah is one of my favorite books, just orders girl boss. Much love

    • Mbole

      February 24, 2015 at 1:51 am

      Hi Jennifer, how did you like Americanah? I can’t wait to start reading it this week and I’m glad you’re going to read GirlBoss (every woman should)! 🙂

  3. Tonge

    February 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Awwwwwww, hotjem is a killer boss without a doubt. I love strong women, they inspire us. #ThumbsUp

    • Mbole

      February 24, 2015 at 1:50 am

      Tonge thank you, thank you! 🙂

  4. Mel I-Am

    February 22, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you #TheHotjem for ispiring me … I think ima sign up into the mini book club! ???? … ima get myself a journal and press play on this trip! You are the best … #1TeamHotJem

    • Mbole

      February 24, 2015 at 1:49 am

      Mel I’m glad you’re inpsired! This is what the post is all about… to inspire others and YES please join my mini book club! Let me know what books might be of interest for next month. ,

  5. Donald Akum (Dale)

    February 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The Hotjem is my inspiration. You are special and have a way to attracts people and after reading through blog I want to start my own blog soon and I hope to be so into it as you are. You are the full package brains and beauty. Continue the beautiful work.
    Donald Akum

    • Mbole

      February 24, 2015 at 1:47 am

      Hello Donald – I am humbled by your very nice compliments and ecstatic that The Hotjem inspires you to start your own blog! I am curious to know what you would love to blog about. Thanks for reading the blog and I hope you continue to be inspired by this and other blog postings here.

  6. Kmercy

    February 21, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Girlboss is also my next read. I really hope it is worth my time.

    • Mbole

      February 21, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Hi Kmercy…thanks for stopping by. I’m with you on that and hope I enjoy it too! 🙂

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