Chaotic Visions | Horacio Printing

Welcome to a new series here on my blog titled Chaotic Visions where I’ll be showcasing amazing female entrepreneurs, their brands, and their roads to success.

In this first edition I’ll be sharing the woman behind the amazing brand Horacio Printing, Polly Payne-Willoughby. She spends her days juggling writing, editing, photography, emails, shipments, and meetings. In her downtime, she loves to watch SNL and listen to anything Motown plus classics such as: Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Wilson, and Otis Redding.

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Successful #ChaoticXMASGiveaway & Planning for 2017 series!

I am beyond thankful and grateful for the success of my first giveaway, #ChaoticXMASGiveaway. I began blogging in 2010 as a music blogger and I have evolved as a writer and a person pouring my heart into Chaotic Critic. I knew that I wanted to do a giveaway. I had been talking about doing one for years now yet I always found an excuse for why I couldn’t or shouldn’t do one.

As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.

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Motivational Monday | Find Your Lane

I began reading LaLa Anthony’s, The Power Playbook, at the top of the year and I easily completed it within a month. I wanted to do an entire segment on the book, which I still plan to do, but this could not wait.

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Motivational Monday (V.4) — Being Happy for the Success of Others

Sometimes when you’re not at the point you want in life and you have people around you prospering in their own lives it can dampen your mood and make you feel some way towards their success. It’s hard to have a friend land a new job and you’re sitting in your current situation waiting for things to happen for you. Yeah you’ve applied, yeah your friend could’ve gotten lucky, yeah you could’ve got that promotion… Why the excuses? Why not be more proactive in your decisions. Don’t be upset over the success of others when you have the same 24 hours in a day as they do.

I came across this article in the Huffington Post, Stop Hating: Five Reasons It Pays to Get Happy About Other People’s Success. Here’s their tips on how to not be a ‘hater.’:

  1. Proactively look for opportunities to shine the spotlight on someone else.
  2. Create a daily gratitude list.
  3. Be aware of jealousy.
  4. ‘Fake it till you make it.’
  5. Start with the people you love.
  6. Work you way up to dealing with the hard stuff
  7. With practice, you’ll be able to tackle the more sensitive issue.

In all honesty it’s hard to look at someone, especially a good friend, and not be happy for them when they reach their goals, but if you’re not where you want to be feel some type of animosity, better yet, jealousy. There’s no need for that. Just take a different approach when going about what you want to achieve. Every one has the same 24 hours, make the most of it. With the tips stated above the least you could do is act happy. Friends, family members, etc. can tell just by the tone of your voice the excitement. Yes I have told friends that I’m happy, but not happy as a joke and that was wrong. I need to celebrate their success and continue to be proactive as I wait on my time to come. Success is not going to come to you. You must work for it. So instead of getting jealous when someone reaches a goal for you, celebrate, continue to work, and when your time comes others will celebrate with you as you celebrated with them.