After stumbling upon this sweet cyber soul I knew that I wanted to read her book. “The Successful Single Mom”- Get Your Life Back And Your Game On. Honoree Corpron has always displayed positive thoughts and has always been so courteous and friendly. These are the people that attract me to want to learn more about them and what they do. New in Twitter and facebook I feel that there is a certain comradery we should uphold. I also feel that women don’t support women enough and so this is what I like to do. I enjoy seeing everyone succeed but more so women. I love the way times have changed and how women have been through struggles and succeeded through so many biases. Throughout the entire book I knew I felt the power of the women in this book. Although the title read for a “Single Mom” I was able to relate as a married woman, raising two males, and being that Teacher-Mom and I know that many women will relate as well.
Without giving the details of the book away and capturing you enough to want to pick up a copy and read it, I have walked away with so many lessons as a young, ambitious Latina.
The importance of goal setting, staying focused and following through is extremely important. I believe that Honoree made it clear within her book that we must set “realistic” goals for ourselves, have positive support and although there may be those good days and bad, we pick ourselves up, brush our shoulders off and keep on following through. This is what life is all about- daring to make those mistakes, but yet learning from them. As quoted within her book from Michael Jordan, “I’m strong enough as a person to face failure and move on. If I fail I won’t feel bad. I can accept failure. What I will not accept from myself is not trying”. That is powerful, so very powerful that it made me stop, think, and say, “wow, this is right on”.
Your attitude has everything to do with the choices that you make.
The importance of talking to yourself and being your own biggest cheerleader even when in doubt. Honoree stresses if you say it then you hear it and you mean it. You being as good as you feel, as good as your questions are, as good as you know that you are capable of being whether you are single or not. Reading this alone, “I can do it! I am awesome! I am fabulous! I am terrific! I am beautiful! I am capable! I am the best mom ever!” made me feel uplifted and made me want to conquer anything that came my way.
Surrounding yourself with a support group
I was very easily able to connect to a support group that I have now with my Voxxi sisters. We provide support and encourage one another in all aspects without even knowing one another personally. Some may say this is why we get along so well, because we don’t know one another personally but I beg to differ. I find that we all understand how women can be so discouraging to one another and break each other apart. All of us being conscious of this we know that we want to be different, and beyond what is known of women. We want to beat the odds and demonstrate that women can work together, support one another and encourage one another to strive for better things in life.
Looking at the book I know now what really captured me from this book. Those two words that stood out so much for me, “successful” but most of all “Mom”. Before anything else I am a Mother. I have always longed to be a mother, and it is what I take most pride in. I want my children to know that they can count on me, depend on me at any age, and know that I am hear to support them in all that they do.
My children knowing this makes me the most successful person in the world!
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Ana Martir says
Wonderful as always! Women do need to support each other more often. A lot of women like to gossip about each other instead of trying to get to know each other. We all have a story behind us but many just choose to judge each other. I do want my children to know that I am always there for them no matter what. Communication is great for everyone!
I agree—if we would just stick by one another and support one another the world would be a better place. I am all for supporting my sisters!!!
Hugs and thank you for reading–I appreciate it!
Hi Eileen, you are not along..!
Thank you so much Elena!
I appreciate your comment and it feels so good to not me alone!
Your words are so powerful! Just like Ana said, one of the most important things is supporting each other. All my best friends have always been men because I was never able to accept the drama and the backstabbing that goes on within most women’s groups. Even now, as an adult, it isn’t easy. Just like you, Eileen, I’ve found the best [support] groups online. Ironically, there’s something about people being behind a screen that makes them more approachable. And when you actually meet them, it’s like if you’ve known them forever! Words are THAT powerful.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I LOVE your name—beautiful!!!
I agree! Without support where are we? Many want support but don’t give–but it’s like a marriage—a two way street.
Thanks for reading and commenting.
I am very appreciative!!