Live a Bold Life and Get Inspired to Conquer Your Day

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I have faced many challenges in my life. I have failed and experienced some rough patches but I bounce back, I don’t fear failure and I don’t refuse to try new things. 

Life can be tough sometimes, and in a world that’s not perfect I’m not either, not by a long shot.  I grew up in a family who struggled financially but it didn’t stop me from having big dreams and to do all that I can to achieve those dreams.  Almost everybody in my life thought it was impossible for me to reach my goals but for me, nothing is impossible.  Sometimes hearing from others that I couldn’t do something only made me want it more.  In this life we have nothing to lose by chasing our dreams so I believe in and go after my dreams.  Keep positive and pushing forward no matter what.

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Because of my hard work, I finally achieved almost everything that I had ever dreamed of since I was a kid. I made some good money that afforded me luxuries like a nice place to live, a fancy car and enough savings to live comfortably.  Then in an instance it was all gone and literally overnight my net worth was taken from me and actually in the red.  It’s a long story as to why, but I lost everything  and was forced to start all over again.  In the days, months and even years after it was tough for me to abide by my own life lessons.  I couldn’t shake my fear, worrying and doubt in the world and in my own ability.  I didn’t know if I could take control of my situation and actually be okay again. I wasn’t the same person like I used to be and in some ways became my worst enemy.

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That is until one day that I woke up and realized that I have to be me and can’t let my problems define my life.  I lost enough hours of sleep those couple of years to last my lifetime, and it really didn’t help my situation or outlook in any way.  I am back to my bold ways and am not hung up on problems, rather I am constantly moving forward with vigor and excitement for the future.  I let go of my past and made a decision to rebuild by learning new things and accepting my failures as learning experiences.  I am so glad I did, as  I am now so much more fearless.  Through it all I also gained a much better understanding of myself, and now focus more on things that I’m passionate about over any material items.


I am so thankful for my best experiences and, in retrospect even some of those awful experiences that came my way.  I chose to live bold, to do something challenging and discover new things. I want to live my life without worry.  I want to spend more time with my family, travel more often and keep my calendar filled with other passions.


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So here are some tips to live bold and overcome your fears: 

  1. Don’t let fet failure to stop you from trying new things
  2. Don’t focus on problems!  Stop regret and self-blame.  They really get you nowhere!  Instead be BOLD and do something!
  3. Understand and embrace your strengths, but also your weaknesses.  Work on them!  Accept your failures as part of your learning experience and keep moving forward.
  4. Believe in yourself, you have a power to break the obstacles to achieve your dreams.


Dunkin’ Donuts® “Dunkin’ Dark® roast blend is the perfect breakfast coffee for my busy life. I love starting my day with a delicious brew at home, BOLD roast to keep me awake but still relaxed 🙂   I’ve been a big fan of Dunkin Donuts since I was a little kid, their donuts are amazing! The Dunkin’ Donuts® “Dunkin’ Dark® is bold yet smooth, never bitter taste and contains 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee. It’s available in :

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Dunkin’ Donuts® is proud to partner with Erik Weihenmayer – a bold, adventurous and strong fan of Dunkin’ Dark® coffee. He is an American athlete, adventurer, author, activist and motivational speaker, and the only blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. His video can be found here:

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  • Reply
    Elizabeth O.
    Aug 15, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I’m glad you were able to bounce back after what happened. Experiences like that make you tougher and stronger. I love the life tips that gave, it’s important to be fearless especially when you’re going after your dreams!

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      Aug 16, 2016 at 8:12 am

      I agree with you! It makes me stronger 🙂

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    Liz Mays
    Aug 15, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I love your motivational tips! My week has been fun but exhausting. I wouldn’t mind having some Dunkin’ Dark coffee!

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    Aug 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Sorry you had all those things and lost it, but it does sound like life has given you some perspective since then. Love Dunkin Donuts!

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    Nicole Etolen
    Aug 15, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    You are such an inspiration. I like Dunkin Donuts coffee as well as the donuts!

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    Nikki Wayne
    Aug 16, 2016 at 4:02 am

    I like dunkin donuts coffee, it is really refreshing. Whenever I have time, I drop by at a local dunkin store.

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      Aug 16, 2016 at 8:15 am

      So lucky 🙂 I have to drive 30 miles away 🙂

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    Aug 16, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Very inspiring! thanks for the tips. I think I need Dunkin Donuts coffee too!

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      Aug 16, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Thanks Iris! Hope you’ll like the new Dunkin Dark coffee

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    Cindy Ingalls
    Aug 16, 2016 at 8:41 am

    The tone you set for the day can really influence how it plays out. By putting yourself in a positive state of mind, you can accomplish anything.

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Aug 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I love Dunkin Donuts and dark roast so I’ll have to try this. I needed your inspiration today, I’ve been dragging all morning.

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    Aug 16, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Such an inspiration! Amazing indeed! Great coffee from Dunkin Donuts by the way..

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    Shannon Graham
    Aug 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    My family has always been considered poor but like you, I didn’t care about labels. Nothing was holding me back!

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    Aug 16, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I am from Chicago, so I grew up with this coffee. Loves it!

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    Travel Blogger
    Aug 16, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I always feel exhausted and run down at the beginning of the school year. It always feels so crazy. So Im always looking for apick me up

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    Aug 17, 2016 at 4:29 am

    I loved reading your story. I grew up in much the same way. It’s the hard times that help us appreciate the good times even more, right?

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    The 24-Hour Mommy (@the24hourmommy)
    Aug 17, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Loved your story. I’m a coffee-lover myself! I can’t last a day without a mug or two.

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    Aug 17, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I’d like to try the Dunkin Donuts dark. DD is one of my faves!

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    katie smith
    Aug 17, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I am not much of a coffee person but I am willing to give anything a try at least once.

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    Lisa Rios
    Aug 17, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Life is all about dealing with the ups & downs that comes on your way anytime and just take the positives out of it! I am a crazy coffee lover and Donuts is my favorite anytime. Thanks for inspiring.

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    Jennifer Sikora
    Aug 18, 2016 at 10:04 am

    This post is spot on. I am learning everyday to love the me that I am and not living with regrets in my life. Life is too short to worry about all of that.

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    Cara (@StylishGeek)
    Aug 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I love Dunkin Donuts coffee. Everytime I do business travel to the East Coast, I have a cup (no matter what time of the day) at the airport. Thank goodness they now have the Keurig cups! Yay!

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    Aug 19, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I drink a lot of Dunkin Donuts, but I have never tried the kcups. What a fun way to start the morning!

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    Angela Bethea
    Aug 20, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Thank you so much for your motivational tips. I am totally inspired by your post. I have my fair share of anxiety and regrets like other people do but there were times that I would look back. Until recently I’ve decided to stop the madness and break that pattern. I am a big Dunkin Donuts fan and drinker, like the brand, I am focusing on living a bolder lifestyle. By the way, breath taking pictures as always. xx

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    Adaleta Avdić
    Sep 5, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    What a wonderful post, love how you overcome your fears! xx Adaleta Avdic

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