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What does it mean to live a “good life”? Whether it’s traveling to an exotic destination, living debt-free, waking up at 5 a.m. to meditate, or simply having the freedom to plan your day—living the good life is all about your perspective. Here are 20 of the best motivational and inspirational quotes by black influencers, including some of our favorite writers, performers, entrepreneurs, and more.
20 of the Best Motivational and Inspirational Quotes by Black Influencers
“Focus on solutions. Focus on gratitude and everything that you have working in your advantage. Understand that as a creative you are not limited to artistic expressions of creativity. Get creative with ways to generate more money. You can wallow in sorrow or get to creating solutions, both take energy and it’s up to you to decide which one you want to put your energy into.” ―Tonya Rapley, Millennial money expert and founder of My Fab Finance.
“Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities.” ―Iyanla Vanzant, Life Coach and Inspirational Speaker
“I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies. I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie.” ―Rihanna, Singer and Philanthropist, on her new lingerie line
“I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is to not really worry what people will say or think about what you wear. You have to wear what feels good on you, what you feel comfortable in. And I’ve just learned to not really care.” ―Dwyane Wade, NBA Champion
“All the people in your life are truly doing the best they can with what they have. People can only love you to the capacity that they are able to love themselves. They can only forgive and embrace you to the capacity that they are able to forgive and embrace themselves. They can only give you what they have the capacity to give. You may think that you deserve more, and you may be correct. But that means nothing if a person simply doesn’t have the ability to give it to you.” ―Lisa Nichols, Author of “No Matter What!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love”
“Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.” ―Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author of “We Should All Be Feminists”
“Strength isn’t always shown by what you can hold on to, but sometimes it’s shown in what you can let go of.” ―Trent Shelton, Motivational Speaker
“I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.” ―Kerry Washington, Actress
“Until we forgive ourselves, we will always see ourselves through the shattered pieces of the dreams we can no longer have. Nothing can be seen clearly through broken pieces: no future, no hope, no faith, no love is capable of being seen properly until we admit that we are driving on a flat tire. We have to stop believing that just because we are damaged we are irreparably broken.” ―Sarah Jakes, Author of “Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life”
“Avoid being your own enemy.” ―Eric Thomas, Motivational Speaker and Author
“I am not asking everyone to be activists. I am not asking everyone to march on the front lines. I am not asking every writer, public figure, or celebrity to lead social movements. I am not asking them to make speeches on how they have a dream. I am, however, challenging people not to stay silent as the world crumbles. You do not have to yell. Even a whisper of truth matters in an echo chamber of lies.” ―Luvvie Ajayi, Author of “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual”
“Your definition of a good life does not have to look like everyone else thinks it should. Whatever feels right for you, whatever aligns your inside with your outside, that’s what you should spend your time doing.” —G.G. Renee Hill, Coach, Author, and Blogger of “All the Many Layers”
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint—and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” —Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul
“Ordinary can’t possibly be extraordinary without taking risk. You have to learn to be uncomfortable with being comfortable to truly reach your highest potential.” —Necole Kane, Founder of xoNecole
“People always ask me how I did (do) it….you know what’s the strategy? My answer is pretty simple: I just do what feels good. Key word: DO. That’s just past ‘thinking about it’ and way past ‘asking others’ what I should do.” —Myleik Teele, Founder of CurlBOX
“There is no happiness without action. There is no love without passion. There is no success without vision.” —Rob Hill Sr., Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Philanthropist
“Leadership reputations are made or lost in times of crisis.” —Former American Express CEO Ken Chenault
“I believe you can speak things into existence.” —Jay-Z, Entertainment Music Mogul
“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” —Former First Lady Michelle Obama
“I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.” —Tyler Perry, Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer, and Author
“Never compromise who you are personally to become who you wish to be professionally.” —Janice Bryant Howroyd, Founder and CEO of The ACT-1 Group
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With countless celebrity clients and millions of followers between them, who better to ask for practical career advice than the beauty experts and influencers at the top of their game right now? And with Australia’s current status as an up-and-coming beauty epicenter, we turned our attention to the …
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We’ve been following mega-influencers like Chiara Ferragni and Aimee Song for years, watching as they grew from humble fashion bloggers to multi-millionaires. But as they launch their very own brands and start families, it’s time to look to the next generation of It Kids. With their unique …
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As one of the most in-demand beauty brands of the year, chances are you’ll have seen your favourite YouTubers busting out their pot of Morphe brushes or scrolled past pictures of their impeccable 35 shadow palettes. Luckily, Beauty Bay is offering 10% off a bunch of their products and they’re easily the best Morphe Black Friday deals we’ve seen around. See our edit of the best below.
You’ve seen all the big beauty vloggers and influencers using these brushes and now it’s your turn. Beauty Bay are offering 10% off an entire pot of Morphe brushes which come in a chic black and white striped travel case, with handles and bristles to match. It’s a favourite with professional makeup artists and has everything from a liner through to blending brushes, so you’ll never have to reach for another tool again.
It’s available for £22.50 down from £25 and plus, Beauty Bay’s offering free UK next day delivery on all Morphe products so you won’t have to wait till Christmas to bust these open. (Heads up: you can only get two of these per person.)
If you’re serious about your earthy eyeshadow tones, then you won’t have to look much further than this extravagant Morphe palette. Featuring 35 different deeply pigmented shades from a autumn-friendly ochre to smoky blacks and a champagne for a dash of highlight, it’s an all matte version of one of their best-selling palettes. (Which, by the way, has unfortunately sold out in the BF sale so you’re going to need to jump in on this soon.) JUST THINK OF ALL THE COLOUR COMBINATIONS. I can’t wait for mine to arrive in the mail.
You’ll now be able to snag it for £20.70 with free delivery. It’s limited to one per person, sorry to those hoping to buy in bulk.
Life’s boring without colour and this rainbow palette will definitely bring a ray of sunshine to any day. Whether you want to play with toned down neutral look or go for an on-trend smoky red shadow, you’ll be spoilt for choice with 35 different matte shades to choose from.
Like the Nature Glow palette, it’s now dropped to £20.70 with free shipping included.
Get ready to serve face with this contour and highlight palette, which will have you beamed and baked in no time flat. With nine different shades for you to play around with, it’s small enough to fit into a purse and combines both matte and shimmery tones depending on what kind of mood you’re in.
It’s now £20.70 (10% off) and you’ll be able to buy two per person with free delivery.
While we’re utterly in love with everything above, there’s loads more Morphe on available on Beauty Bay – seriously, it’s palettes galore over there. We’ve also done the work for you and combed through their other brand bargains, so take a look at our curated Black Friday beauty deals, Black Friday makeup deals and Black Friday clothing deals pages if you’re looking for a cute outfit to finish off your look. We’ve got our eye on the Black Friday ball for you, don’t worry guys.
Keep checking back in with us as we’ll be combing through everything that comes your way, with everything from the high street, designer brands through to indie cuties you definitely need to have on your radar. It’s a hard job essentially putting together our Christmas wish list, but somebody’s got to do it.
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