The blog is BACK!

To say that I left you guys hanging for a while there is an understatement.

In case any of you are wondering where the blog posts have been that I promised, here's your answer. 1 word.....

PRIORITIES

I let life get in the way. I let my priorities get mixed up. I let myself slip. I let myself use excuses to put whats really important on the back burner and that's just not cool. 

Fast forward to May 2017...

The start of 2017 was a little chaotic for me but I've reigned in the crazy and found that I've got BIG goals for me personally and Toni J. Events, so that's what this blog is going to be about. But before I get into that I just want to remind everyone what the purpose of this blog is for.

I want to be able to give you guys an inside look into my life! That includes everything from my daily thoughts, what books I'm reading, Event Planning Do's & Dont's, the people that are currently mentoring/influencing me, to SOOOO much more. So I hope you guys enjoy :) Now back to the important stuff...

GOALS!!! 

In my opinion (yes I'm giving my opinion please don't get offended) goals are really what help us excel in life. Whether it's your personal goals, financial goals, spiritual goals, fitness goals, any type of goals you may have. Those are what drive a person to go forward. Here's how I look at it.....

GOALS = GROWTH = SUCCESS

When you have GOALS you GROW in whatever area that GOAL is set for because you either achieve that GOAL and then typically make another or you learn a huge life lesson that turns into GROWTH. With that GROWTH you are ultimately SUCCEEDING in whatever area in your life you set a GOAL for and GREW from. 

The process doesn't just stop there....

Once you get in the rhythm of constantly setting goals for yourself it becomes a life cycle, a habit in your everyday routine. You have something to look forward to everyday. You have things that you naturally want to achieve so you can make those goals become a reality. 

Yeah I gave you a nice, clean, simple formula but it is anything but that. Setting goals for yourself and working to achieve them is tough. Here are 5 things I've learned, and am still learning, when it comes to setting and achieving the goals for Toni J. Events and my personal life.....

1. Time

It takes TIME. Time you don't even think you may have or free time you wanted to spend doing something else. Then you become so passionate about accomplishing it and you don't even realize how much time you've spent achieving the goal. You have to make time to achieve the goals you have set in place. Toni J. Events didn't just appear to me out of nowhere. I spent hours, weeks, days and months of my time thinking and creating the dream and goals I have set for this part of my life.

2. Patience

You know that saying, "Nothing worth having comes easy"? Well, that definitely applies here. Don't expect to have your goals handed to you. You have to work for them and sometimes that will result in spending some of that time we just talked about waiting and being PATIENT for the result. 

3. Dedication

All of the results you get from trying to achieve your goals will be a direct reflection of how much work you put into it. If you want the goal, then DEDICATE everything you have to achieving it. You're going to have to work harder than you ever have.  

4. Endurance

Now that you've designated your time, patience, and dedication to achieving the goals you have set you have to make sure you consistently push through until they are met. There will be times when it gets really hard and you question yourself but you have to endure those hard times and keep pushing. I can't tell you how many times I asked myself, "What the heck are you doing?!?" or I let that pesky little voice in my head almost convince me, "This is too much work for you to handle, just quit now and you can settle for something easier..." Whatever you do DON"T let those thoughts in your head. Create in yourself an endurance that can push your through any goal you set!

5. Reward

After you've sacrificed your valuable TIME, been PATIENT with the process, DEDICATED your blood sweat and tears, ENDURED and pushed through obstacles and setbacks it's still not over.

(Don't worry this is the good part!) 

Some people may say this part isn't nearly as important as the other 4 things I've shared with you but I believe it's one of the most important ones. After everything REWARD yourself. Commend yourself for everything you did to make your goals happen! Remind yourself how worth it all the hard work you put in is. Because at the end of the day no one else is going to know how much time you spent dedicating your like to this goal. How patient you were to see your end results and how you endured through many different things to make this happen. 

THIS

is what Toni J. Events and myself try our best to live by and this is what I believe can really change someone's life and transform it into something pretty awesome. 

Stay tuned for more blogs from me, Toni J.! I've got tons of fun things coming ya'lls way in the near future! Have a great week everyone! 

For ideas about blogs or inquiries about my most recent posts email me at tonijevents@gmail.com :)