I lost more than weight.
Over the past three months, I’ve gone through some major changes. Some have been amazing; some have been not so amazing. Dedicating time to get back to a healthier me is definitely one of the amazing changes. Signing up and joining Profile By Sanford was just what I needed to not only refocus my health goals but readjust my confidence.
Like I said, I’ve lost so much more than weight, want to know what else I lost?
-I lost finding excuses on why I couldn’t stick to a healthier lifestyle
-I lost having self-doubt in myself
-I lost the feeling of being moody all the time
-I lost the struggle with not being able to sleep well
Profile by Sanford is much more than a health company, it helps the mind and soul just as much as the body. I encourage you to check it out and join this amazing journey with me! What do you think you’ll lose? As always, if you’re ready to join me on my journey, use my code MORGAN for a special discount.
I can still eat snacks while lookin’ like a snack!
How many of you all like to snack? How many of you all like chips as a snack option? Well I want to tell you about my favorite chips from Profile by Sanford. These are completely GUILT FREE (no really, I mean it).
I just popped in to tell you that I LOVE these barbecue chips from Profile by Sanford- they are so GOOD! Before I joined Profile by Sanford, I really wasn’t a snack person, but I’ve learned that snacks (healthy ones) are great options to keep your metabolism burning and give you fuel to power through your day.
These are also a great option for me to throw in my purse, office or car while I’m on the go, so I don’t make an unhealthy decision because I need something to hold me over until my next meal.
I am so happy that I found Profile by Sanford because they have an abundance of quick and easy snack options! It’s not bland and boring like you may think healthy chips would be! As always, if you’re ready to join me on my journey, use my code MORGAN for a special discount.
Thank you CreditRepair.com for sponsoring this post. CreditRepair.com’s team understands that a credit score is not just a number; it's a lifestyle.
Growing up, I never really listened to my parents about credit or even learned about it in school. How important credit is, how it can affect your life’s goals, wants and needs. At college, I ran my credit to the ground, stores were handing out store cards like candy and the next thing I knew I was over $20,000 in debt as a college graduate! There was no way I was going to dig myself out of that hole. I made a vow to pay off all this debt by my 27th birthday, and I did. This made me very self-aware and I promised to never put myself in a bad credit position again.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. When I became an entrepreneur, there were tough times when I had to lean on my credit cards to purchase products, pay bills, and really survive off credit. Statistically minority entrepreneurs don’t get the same access to loans and business funding, so my personal credit was affected. Now that the world is changing and uncertain, I seek out companies like CreditRepair.com to help me build and maintain my credit so I can be a thriving entrepreneur, who doesn’t have to worry about applying for a loan, and who can purchase a house in the future without fear of being denied due to my credit. I made the decision to do some self-reflecting and write down a transparent list of my credit goals.
The thing that attracted me to CreditRepair.com is the fact that it is a leading provider of credit repair services in the United States. I want someone who is going to handle my credit with care and compassion. Their whole mission is to empower individuals to achieve the credit scores they deserve to enjoy a lifestyle of greater opportunity. How dope is that!? As an entrepreneur I work so hard, spend countless hours to get everything I earn – I want my lifestyle to reflect that without worrying about not being able to have something or achieve something due to my credit.
Now, I know what you may be thinking, “Morgan, I am scared or ashamed of my credit and don’t really feel comfortable talking about it.” That is exactly why I wanted to tell you about my personal thoughts and experiences with my credit. I want to help break the stigma within minority communities that fixing your credit or working on your credit is something you should be ashamed about; everyone needs help from someone at some point in life.
CreditRepair.com are trusted leaders in the game. They have served over 500,000 clients, there is nothing to be ashamed about. I often say, what are your insecurities costing you? Well, what is bad credit costing you?
Bad credit was costing me being able to open up a credit card when I needed a little financial assistance for my business. Bad credit was costing me applying for a business loan that could have helped me reach my next goal. When I finally decided to get help, it was the best decision I could have made.
Your credit score is not written in stone, there is time to certainly turn it around. CreditRepair.com is here to help, your credit won’t fix itself. Reach out to them today for a free consultation and kickstart your credit repair journey! You’re worth it!
Who listens to podcasts? 👋🏽
During this time, I’ve really been taking into more podcasts. One of my favorites is from the Talent Magnet Institute- today I’ll be showing you a little insight into my work life😊
The Talent Magnet Institute’s mission is to develop leaders and organizations into “talent magnets.” What is a talent magnet? A talent magnet is a growth-minded leader who has a desire to be proactive in the way they attract, recruit, on-board, develop and retain their people. We partner with these leaders--who know the opportunity that exists when you create, align and engage your entire organization with a clear and focused strategic plan. These leaders understand that corporate purpose, mission, core values and strategy are amplified when employees believe in the organization.
On the podcast: Each week, they have deep conversations with leaders, executives and other professionals from around the world about what defines success in relationships, work, community and life. You will gain wisdom and insights learning from these candid, personal stories of success and failure; building and re-building.
If you are trying to elevate your leadership, business and personal development I encourage you to check them out. Head over here now.
It’s 2020 and we are still fighting for equal pay. This November, women’s equality and the fight for equal pay are on the line and every vote has never been more important. I’ve teamed up with LUNA to help amplify equal pay. Pay inequities between women and men doing the same job have been a long time problem, the implications of COVID-19 have only exacerbated the use for women, especially women of color.
Being a woman of color in business, I have seen first hand of my access being denied to funding and pay inequities of Black content creators. While in corporate, I felt I had to work twice as hard as my counterparts and yet was underpaid. In fact, 40% of Black women say someone at their job has said or implied that they don’t work as hard as others because of their gender, race or responsibilities at home.
So what can you do?
Women are carrying the burden, paying the financial price, and facing the potential for an even worsening pay gap. I can’t wait until November to cast our vote for equal pay. Will you join me?
Coffee + Cereal = a full-time boss babes dream come true!
Being a full-time entrepreneur, coffee has always been a staple in my life. My love of coffee started with my mother; she could drink coffee at any time of the day. It’s something about drinking coffee in the morning to start your day off as a form of mediation. Reflecting on the day’s goals and getting ready to crush them! Plus, doesn’t coffee make everything better?
Fun fact: Did you know that Coffee and cereal are the ultimate breakfast go-to’s? Even in adulthood I still have cereal as one of my breakfast staples,. I am always so busy so grabbing cereal and coffee is an easy breakfast choice. However, lately I’ve been trying to cut down on my caffeine intake due to some healthier lifestyle goals, but don’t want to miss that great coffee taste. So, what’s a boss babe who loves coffee to do!?
Well guess what, Post has teamed up with Dunkin’ to bring two of my favorite coffee beverages to life with two new coffee flavored cereals: Post Dunkin’ Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte cereals! I know, mind blown right? Well it's real and it’s here!
What a way to start my morning with some Post Dunkin’ Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte cereal. When I first heard about this cereal, I was a little skeptical. How does coffee and cereal go together? Is the cereal going to be too overpowering? Sometimes when you try to pair two favorites together it does not work well. Well, let me tell you, Post Cereals and Dunkin’ got it RIGHT! They have brewed up two new cereals that contain very small amounts of caffeine from coffee as an ingredient in the cereals, equivalent to roughly a 10th of a cup of coffee, so this was a guilt-free breakfast for me as I am watching my caffeine intake but still want that great coffee taste to start my day.
I am already a coffee snob and who doesn’t love cereal? Putting these two favorites together is a win-win. I can have my coffee and eat it too! I am a Caramel Macchiato girl all the way but both flavors are great. This cereal is very smooth and Post Dunkin’ Caramel Macchiato has crunchy cereal pieces and caramel-swirled marshmallows, just like you would get with an indulgent layered ice coffee.
These two cereals are an adult’s dream come true, if you love the taste of Dunkin’ coffee this will absolutely be your new favorite way of starting your day. As I mentioned, I was a little skeptical at first, but as soon as I tasted the cereal, it was like the first sip of coffee in the morning - smooth and satisfying. I will also make an important note that this cereal is meant for us adults to indulge in, I would not give it to your children, finally something for us :)
Make sure you try Post Dunkin’ Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte cereals when you see them at your local grocery store. For more details visit https://clvr.li/DunkinCereal Which one would you try?
Guy’s! One of my favorite things to do is take Ralph on long walks. He loves outside, I love the outside just as long as it's a beautiful day - and not too HOT. Even if it's a little hot, I always grab a popsicle to keep cool. What better way to enjoy a Streetpop then with my street pup :)
You better hurry and catch Streetpops while you can! This is one of my favorite flavors the Thai Basil Lime, perfect for a nice cool day like today! Streetpops are all natural with no extra additives, which fits my lifestyle perfectly. So where can you find some? Well, the shop is closed until spring of 2021 BUT you’re in luck:
Would you try this flavor?
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
However, I used to skip it all the time! Being a busy entrepreneur, I used to just stop for coffee and call it a day. That took a HUGE toll on my energy level - usually I’d come crashing down by the afternoon and my waistline took a toll. Eating horribly has never been an issue for me, it’s NOT eating that has been a struggle.
I am so happy that I found Profile by Sanford because they have an abundance of quick and easy breakfast options, like this cereal! It gives me the calories and fuel that I need until my next meal of the day. It’s super convent, I can toss a pack in my purse or keep in my car when I know I’m on the go! t’s not bland and boring like you may think a healthy cereal would be, you’ll have to try it to believe me.
With Profile by Sanford, I actually look forward to having breakfast, and the food options that they offer is in a variety, so I don’t have to eat the same thing every day. I know some people can do that, but I need variety in my life. Are you ready to give Profile a try? As always, if you’re ready to join me on my journey, use my code MORGAN for a special discount.
Ladies, who else is up for a little PJ’s & Cocktails?🍾
Self-Care Night In is the new Girls Night Out! Ladies, join me in grabbing your favorite Pajamas and your new favorite cocktail with La Pinta Pomegranate, yup you heard me right, Pomegranate Liqueur! La Pinta Pomegranate is just as delicious as it looks!
This tequila liqueur is bright red in color and balances a tart and sweet taste profile. I’m having mine with some sparkling wine - but it’s great alone, chilled as well. This is the ultimate Boss Babe Cocktail.
For more information on where you can find La Pinta Pomegranate, check it out here.
Who is ready for a little luxe night with an even luxurious cocktail? Would you try this?
Watch me get “Date Night” Ready with Trifecta Co Wash, Leave In Conditioner and Sweet Aloe Curl Enhancing Foam after working out.
First of all, these products are locally made by Rhea Pettway, a total Boss Babe and a woman about her brand and business which I love! Trifecta's promise is, "We pride ourselves on sending clients home with salon quality products made with loving care and Vegan friendly Certified Organic ingredients. Quality care of your hair is our top priority!"
Growing my natural hair back, this is very important to me as I want to only use quality products on my hair.
The Co Wash was very light and smelled amazing. I really liked the consistency of it and in the instructions its says to use a generous amount, it left my hair soft and easier to comb through. If ya’ll didn’t know, I’m super tender headed :)
Next, I used the So Soft Leave In Conditioner. This too was very light. I applied it on my damp hair and finger detangled.
I then used the Sweet Aloe Curl Enhancing Foam with also smelled amazing and left a light hold on my hair. It did not leave a sticky residue which a lot of foams/products do. It really wrapped moisture around my curls.I did a quick two strand twist and let me curls sit as I applied my makeup. I did not put anything else on them after this.
However, you guys can then style as you wish, I did a wash-n-go and let my hair air dry in my air condition. If I was going straight outside, I would definitely use a diffuser a little bit on my hair before I go out in the heat.
Overall, I really enjoyed these products and it made my hair feel moisture and my curls left popping! Until the end of August you guys can go try these with a special discount off with my code MO15 here. Please go support this Black Owned Woman Business! How do my curls look?
Here are the official steps below:
Step 1: Use the Trifecta Co Wash
1. Apply to wet hair in shower
2. Saturate from the ends up massaging down hair shaft as well as massaging into the scalp
3. Rinse and repeat
Product 2: So Soft Leave In Conditioner
1. Apply liberally to slightly wet or damp hair
2. Finger detangle or use detangle comb/brush as needed
3. Proceed to styling.
Product 3: Sweet Aloe Curl Enhancing Foam
1. Light-to-Medium hold curl enhancing product
2. Apply to wet, damp or dry hair
3. Saturate hair from ends up working the foam into a silky foaming lather
4. Style as desired. Great for Wash-n-Go’s, Twist and Roller Setting
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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