Happy February!

 

Greetings All!

Happy February, Happy Black History Month!

Here we are in the 2nd month of 2016 and I am still excited about this year, are you? I have already begun drawings for my next set of coloring books and I am planning several events for the upcoming months.

I also want to invite you to follow me on Periscope. If you are not familiar with it, it is an app that was released last Summer that allows people to record live video through their phones. The key word here is LIVE! I will be broadcasting on a daily basis and sharing my thoughts on topics related to life, entrepreneurship and of course all things related to my company WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

*Click here to watch my latest scope: https://www.periscope.tv/yeslioness

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Also in line with my decision to spend more time creating and focusing on my Art, I will be hosting my first Paint Party in the Spring. If you are in Atlanta, GA definitely come through! So stay tuned for the dates and venue and  I will post more on that in the coming weeks.

And finally I will be resuming my Daily Inspirations with Yes Lioness emails this month YAAAY!  Sorry I have been away for so long, it’s been a while and for those of you who thought it was over, let me assure you that, It’s ON! I just needed to wrap some major loose ends from 2015 before I moved forward. So it is time to motivate and inspire my sisters each day to live the lives of our dreams.

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That’s about it for now. I will be introducing new products on the website all month so please come on over and have a looksy! WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

Have a Great One and As always Thank You for your support!

Sincerely, M. Borgella (Owner/Artist) WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

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A Work in Progress

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Peace People!

I think today is the first day in a long time that I have been able to breathe. I spent so much of 2015 working on making changes to my business and working on new projects, that it seems like I never came up for air…until now. I don’t know exactly what it is that compels me to take on way more than I can handle, but it seems that it has become a way of life for me. So, today, in the middle of everything I am taking some time to sit down, relax and do some of the things that I actually, really love doing…like writing.

I have spent a lot of time juggling and micro-managing every aspect of WWW.YESLIONESS.COM and I realized by the end of last year that it was a “no win” situation. Yes Lioness has grown significantly, and it’s obvious that I can not be an Artist and continue to wear all of the different hats in my business. I can’t serve all of my new customers this way either, which really hurts. There are just not enough hours in the day, to continue to work alone. It’s time to STEP UP and step down. Time to STEP UP to the fact that I need help to make serious changes to my business. And step down from employee status and get some qualified support.

Somehow, I thought that being self employed gave me the right to be a slave driver, SMH. The only thing that has finally shattered this philosophy is failure. Failure to live up to my vision and standard of being exceptional in every way. Good enough, has never been good enough for me. 3 out of 4 wins is bad for me. I want it all. Yes, I want to be THE BEST, PERIOD.

So, you might be thinking…”what is she really saying? Or as Del Jones used to say “What does the sh** mean to me?”

It means I will be focusing even more on my Art, my writing and work life balance. Which translates to more authentic expression, more inspiration and The Best Dang products and services that Yes Lioness has EVER produced! No more spreading myself too thin, and wanting to pull my hair out. I’m hiring a staff! No more lone ranger, solo-preneur for me. It’s too much and it’s TIME!

I met motivational speaker and breakthrough specialist Lisa Nichols a few weeks ago. She gave a soul-stirring speech about showing up in the world 100% YOU, unapologetically! She asked me if I got anything out of her message and I said “Yes”, then she looked me right in my eyes and said” I came for you.” I knew that she meant that, it was my time to go beyond my current circumstances & perceived limitations. She told us that she would not let us off the hook just because our 75% looked like someone else’s 150%. She knows that we can achieve so much more than we have already accomplished so to stop playing small!

So 2016 is a leap year. A Quantum Leap year for some of us who are not satisfied with flying, we are ready to SOAR! Are you ready to to get everything of yours that you have left on the table and then take the table too?! I AM! So I hope to see You at the banquet, taking your rightful seat because all that belongs to you is waiting…

Abundant Blessings to You, Yes Lioness!

WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

Me and Lisa

 

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Happy New Year from Yes Lioness.Com!

Peace Everyone,

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The Natural Goddess 2016 Calendar

I am so thrilled to be here in 2016! Last year was such a challenge and A LOT of work! I had to get very real with myself about whether what I was doing was going to lead me to where I want to go. I slowed down, made assessments and spent a good deal of time, studying business, investing in business coaching and making plans. I addition to that I worked on several major projects but not before being totally swamped with new customers due to several endorsements from some great blogs, websites and supporters, which I am so appreciative of! ( http://www.quirkybrownlove.com/2015/11/ultimate-black-owned-business-holiday-guide.html)  (http://madamenoire.com/601246/black-businesses-support-holidays/9/) and (http://www.afrobella.com/2014/11/26/101-independent-black-owned-businesses-support-blackout-friday/)

3 of the projects I completed in 2015 were: The Empowered Goddess Adult Coloring Book, The Little Goddess Coloring Book for Girls and my 2016 Calendars which are all now finally available for purchase online at my shop: http://yeslioness.bigcartel.com/

Last year I decided to refocus my attention to my Art so that is what I did. I didn’t know at that time what an important decision that was and the impact that it would have on other people. My coloring books have added a new dimension to my interaction with fans of my Art and a deeper level of fulfillment to myself personally. Let me explain. I have created Art that adorns people’s homes, been worn as clothing and have been given as heartfelt greeting cards. I thought, it didn’t get much better than that! It’s another thing entirely to create Art that other people than recreate with their own minds, visions and hearts when they reinterpret it by coloring it! People tag me and email me pages that they have colored from my coloring books and I have been amazed at people their creativity and imagination.

Needless to say, I am hooked! I intend to continue to publish coloring books from this point on as well as other books. This is where I am. Ready to make 2016 my best year yet. I am continuing to carve out a life for myself that reflects who I want to be not just who I am. I’m Ready!

Shop all these items and more on my website here: http://yeslioness.bigcartel.com/

I am wishing you a Progressive & Prosperous 2016!

Bless! M.Borgella (Owner/Artist) WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

 

 

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Hot Off the Press! The Empowered Goddess Coloring Workbook!

Peace Everyone!

Finally it’s done! This project took waaay longer than I anticipated. But I am actually happy with the final outcome. I created this coloring book for women who love art and expressing their own creativity. Whether you are a DIY (Do it Yourself) Queen or a crafty goddess or just someone who loves Art and indulging the child inside, I think you will Love this book!

Available Now at: http://WWW.YESLIONESS.COM Shop Here: http://yeslioness.bigcartel.com/product/the-empowered-goddess-coloring-workbook-14-99

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Available Now at: WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

Shop Here: http://yeslioness.bigcartel.com/product/the-empowered-goddess-coloring-workbook-14-99

Thanks for your support!

M.Borgella (Owner/Artist)

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The Empowered Goddess Coloring Book!

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Peace Everyone!

So… in my last post I wrote about how I’ve decided to focus more on my Art, right?! So that is exactly what I have been doing! If you follow me on Instagram https://instagram.com/yeslioness1/ you may have seen some of my sneak peaks over the last few weeks. I have just completed the first of many projects that I will be working on for the rest of this year. I have wanted to illustrate my own coloring book for at least a decade now! As an Artist myself, I color all the time but I know there are so many of you who are creative and may find coloring fun, relaxing and cathartic the way that you once did as a child, so I created an adult coloring book for Women! Yes, grown women! If you love Art, images of the divine feminine woman and enjoy different new ways of expressing yourself, then I think you will love this! It is called “The Empowered Goddess” Coloring & Workbook.

I took some of my favorite and most popular images over the years along with many new illustrations designed especially for this book and turned them into rich, black & white drawings for your conscious distraction & delight! There are also simple work pages where you can write down some of your thoughts, ideas & plans. This project is near and dear to me because I created it simply because I wanted to! It was pure inspiration & pleasure! I made time where I thought I didn’t have any time and I took time away from social media and making sales to do something for & from the soul. It’s been a long time since I did that. So I’m launching it tomorrow which is my birthday, as a present to myself and the beginning of a new beginning for me.

I hope you Love it and support this project the way that I do as my intention is to help reignite your sense of child like wonder on your own journey to reclaiming your Authentic, Empowered self!

Amen & Ashe’ M.Borgella aka Yes Lioness!                                                                                                           Owner/Artist  WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

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Yearning To Be Free & Being Your Own Master…

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Peace Everyone!

I have some important news about changes at WWW.YESLIONESS.COM…

After much long & serious consideration I have decided to take a new direction and shift my focus from apparel back to Art. I have been yearning to create Art again on a full time basis for the last few years but the growth of my business has just not allowed it, so I kept putting it on the back burner hoping that things would evolve in a way that would finally free me up! But they haven’t, they have only intensified making it increasingly challenging to run my business effectively and be an Artist at the same time.

The situation has caused me to make the time to really reevaluate the way I live my life as a whole and once I did that, it was clear to me that my desire to create Art is much greater than my desire to create fashion. As someone who loves to express myself through fashion, I never dreamed that I would have to choose between the two, but it has come to exactly that. People have always seemed to appreciate my personal style and fashion sense and I have loved seeing the enthusiasm women have when they first see my designs on clothing. Knowing that I represent sisters and dressing woman all over the world is an honor! But the amount of time that it has taken to run this business online with the emphasis on clothing has taken on a life of it’s own…mine. I spend my days & nights doing the busy work of the business and not having any time to create simply for creations sake. Answering customer service emails, ordering supplies, packaging, shipping orders and such are all I seem to do now and there is so much more that I would really love to do! Like large scale paintings, traveling, writing so many things that really nurture my mind, body & soul!

So what am I actually saying? Well I’m NOT shutting down my website or eliminating clothing completely. What I am saying is that my clothing line is going to be a much, much smaller part of my business and my Art is going to take it’s rightful place at the fore front of what I offer online and in my life. My original paintings, greeting cards and Daily Inspirations emails etc. are what I will be featuring on a much greater scale than ever before. Yes Lioness Clothing will still exist but as a smaller aspect of the website and will be made available more through outside retail outlets & vendors rather than online directly through Yes Lioness.Com.

The truth is that life is too precious to spend time doing a million small things that take up all of your time but don’t allow you to really express, pursue & share what you really love and ultimately why you are really here. When you work for yourself, it’s hard to differentiate between being The Boss and being an employee. Of course you must be a worker in your own business but more importantly, you must be a leader in YOUR OWN BUSINESS! One with vision, direction and a plan for the future that only you can create & ultimately execute. It’s time that I reclaim that title as the CEO of Yes Lioness Arts and move forward.

As always my goal is to inspire, uplift & support all of you on your path to a beautiful life,  the highest fulfillment of your dreams and discovery of your authentic self. Those are some of my goals as well  so as your sister and your friend, (not just a brand you like) I hope you continue to walk with me and support me as I go off the beaten path and into my new adventure!

Light,

M.Borgella (Owner/Artist)                                                                                                                                                                                       WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

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