• Career,  Happy Living

    Creating A Blog

    So you want to start your very own blog or content outlet (podcast, YouTube channel, Instagram, etc.). You have surfed the web with phrases like ‘how to start a blog,” “becoming an online influencer,” “making money with content.” I’ll even go as far to say that you are likely over whelmed with all of the information. I have been there and totally get it! When I decided to start #Hayliestory, 2 years ago, I felt like I was in over my head! First, I want to congratulate you on your ambitions! Choosing to share a piece of your life with the world is a scary but rewarding thing and I…

  • Career,  Happy Living

    Set Your Goals Up For Success

    “Follow Your Dreams” “Never stop Dreaming” “Chase Your Dreams” do these sound both familiar and at the same time underwhelming? I know the feeling. I have pondered these quotes many times. What do these really mean? Follow your passion sure, but what is my passion? I have a dream but I really don’t know how to get there. Dreams are great but in reality they are thoughts. Without an action plan they will be nothing but fantasies. There are 4 keys to achieving your dreams : Vision, Goals, Deadlines and Finance. “Can you see it from here?” Having a vision is step one to making your dreams come true. A…

  • Career,  Daily Battles,  Happy Living

    Dancing Passion: Find Your Inner Dancer

    Have you ever watched a dancer? When they perform on stage magic happens. There is more than just syncopated movement, impressive tricks; dancer are feeling their movement from their soul. A dance performance is incomparable to other performers. A singer can sing the notes and an actor can entertain you but a dancer moves you. Dancers are doing so much more than counting to 8, they are burning inside with passion. A sensation so deep they have no option but to dance it out. I studied various genres of dance since age 4. By 18 I was teaching hip hop to pre-teens. Although performing and teaching dance is behind me that passion still burns…

  • Career,  Food and Fitness,  Happy Living

    Morning Struggles

    As a kid I would beg my mom to let me stay up late. Now, I am excited to be in bed by 9pm. Mornings are a struggle for us non-early risers. I hit the snooze button at least 3 times. I read, somewhere online, the most successful people make the most of their time by starting early. I’m not a morning person but I am all about maximizing the time I do have. I can’t promise you will magically become a morning person but by implementing a few morning routines you will better your happy living and get a head start on daily career ambitions.   Get Excited Do…

  • Career,  Happy Living

    Video Editing for Iphone 6s

    If a picture is worth 1,000 words imagine what 24 frames per second could say. Video is my favorite way to story tell. Whether I am making a promo for an upcoming event or showing you my life struggles, I am utilizing video to tell #hayliestory. Several of my blogging friends have expressed interest in using video for their website but fear they lack editing skills. I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is editing isn’t that hard as long as you have a vision for the story you are trying to tell. The bad news is if you can’t film no amount of editing…

  • Career,  Happy Living

    Being a Millennial…

    ..Is Hard. There are nay-sayers, with the opinion of us being entitled and lazy, but they don’t take the time to understand our generation. Crazy to think that people in our generation are so appalled by the harsh criticism they don’t like to be considered “millennials.” News Flash! Every generation has been criticized so don’t think we are special. Companies refusing to understand the new brand of employees is a disadvantage for them. Barely making a living for the sake of providing for a family is not a quality of life. We know there is more to life which is why we strive for it. I don’t want this to…

  • Career,  Fun,  Happy Living

    The Power of Believing

    If I have learned nothing else in my short life it’s ‘When You Believe Anything is Possible’. Cliché, I know, but it is so true.  There are a couple of times, I can recall, when I put my power of belief to test.  One encounter sticks out the most to me. It had nothing to do with my career or in my relationship; it’s part of an ongoing joke. Most individuals in my inner circle know that I am a Nick Jonas fan; they also know that I continuously joke about my future with him as his wife. Boarder line crazy but I will do what it takes to make…