5 Sure-Fire Ways to Stop Being Late for Work

The Quick Guide to Stop Embarrassing Yourself Professionally

Let’s just face it. Some of us are more punctual than others. We all know someone who is always barreling and brushing past the knees of others who arrived on time to get to the middle seat that is inevitably open because it is the only seat left in the meeting. Maybe YOU are that person. And that is okay. I was too. But it’s time to change! Here are 5 proven ways that’ll have you at the office just in time for your first appointment.desk-stock-photo

Follow these simple steps and you will be getting to work ON time in NO time.

  1.   Prepare the Night Before

You have to get ready for game day the night before! If you are waiting until the morning of to start gathering your things to get out of the door, you’ll fail every. single. time. If you are not making your lunch, ironing your clothes, or gathering important documents for the next day the night before, the morning will surely be a time of grief and tardiness.

  1.   Wake Up a Little Earlier

We’ve all done it. Try to squeeze in that last little ounce of sleep before we take on the day. It is NEVER worth it. If you are that tired in the mornings you probably are either having issues sleeping in the first place or you just need to simply go to bed earlier (which leads me to my next point).

  1.   Go to Bed Earlier

I know, I know. You just have to stay up late and watch your favorite hour-long TV show that comes on at 10. Record it and watch it later! You can watch it on your lunch break or earlier while you are making dinner. Just make sure that if you’re online you stay away from spoiler alerts!

  1. Do Not Procrastinate

This was my problem. I always wasted the time I had to get ready by lollygagging until I was in a rush even though I woke up in time. We usually know approximately how long it takes us to get ready. Personally, it takes me exactly 45 minutes, therefore I have to allot time accordingly to each task. If you wake up early immediately start preparing for your day. Yes, you have permission to enjoy the morning BUT do so proactively.

  1. Change the Clocks

Now, one of my friends gave me this idea. She changed the clocks in her house and her car so that she tricks herself into being on time. How smart! So while her brain is thinking that she is running late, she is actually right on schedule to make it to wherever she’s going.

I know sometimes things are easier said than done. But I don’t think that logic applies to any of these steps. All it takes is a little preparation to be successful this coming week! If you enjoyed this post please don’t hesitate to follow my blog so you never have to miss a post!

Have an amazing week,




Prep Sunday!

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Are you getting ready for next week or are you going to let everyday take you by surprise? Are you going to continue being late to work because you didn’t get everything together the night before? NO, you’re not!! Let’s get everything together TODAY. Look out for my post next week titled,

 “How to Stop Being Late for Work!”

2017 is Already Here!




I’ve got a feeling that next year is going to be one for the books (in an AMAZING way)! I am so 3252ea4e-e3f1-4d0a-a903-6fe69260e443excited for the cool, new things that I will be offering this coming year on my blog. Plan to see more frequent posts on fashion, style, health & fitness, finances, confidence, relationships and so much more! This past year been my least favorite (to say the least!) and I’ll actually be discussing some my 2016 takeaways in the near future. 2017 has already started for me! If you want your next to be greater than your before, well sweetie, you’ve got to be prepared and ready with arms wide open. Fortune favors action. If someone came to you today and asked you how much you needed to start your business, would you know DOWN. TO. THE. CENT? If your favorite industry icon knocked at your door at this very moment, would you already have your stuff together, or would you have to get ready? Fam, we have to be ready for our dreams to collide with us. I know I’ll be ready to collide with mine. Stay tuned and get ready to enjoy the ride. 

The Burger King Incident

“When you hold yourself to the same standard in your work that you do as a friend, girlfriend, student, or otherwise, it pays off.” –Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS

Man, there’s nothing like being inspired! I’ve wanted this book forever and a day and I finally got it from Target! $13 and some change for knowledge that I can’t put a price on? Sold! Anyway..I’m going to be transparent here for a second…

I had a mini meltdown in the Burger King yesterday. I got to thinking about how I feel like my life after college has been such a bust—started working 2 jobs I’m not necessarily crazy about, I have more debt in my life than I’d like to admit, and I still have so many things I want and NEED to do. And while all of this is going on, the little voice inside my head (and heart) is screaming to be heard. “You have an audience, a people to save…They’re waiting on you!” That voice is getting louder and less easy to ignore. All of the pressure is too much sometimes (to say the least). Juggling life and expectations carries a greater weight than I care to bear sometimes. All I truly want is to help others find themselves, make my parents’ sacrifices worth it, and have my independence.

So I’m walking through Target’s book section with my boyfriend after the Burger King incident. And I come across, what it seems to be, the answer to a heart prayer. I immediately crack open its pages and breathe a sigh of relief. I’m only shy thirty pages into the God-send, and she’s already pouring out a crazy amount of knowledge about finding and trusting self, coupled with sound business tips and advice.

When I find little gems like #GIRLBOSS along the way, I can hear God’s voice saying “Daughter I am still here with you.” I just love it when He gives out those little knowledge nuggets to help us keep going.

Moral of the story: I’m still a work in progress.

All my love,