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Its The Ninth Month: I Gottagetblogging


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The third Saturday in September finds hundreds of Florida bloggers and social media enthusiasts gathering for #FLBlogCon. The dazzing and world renowned campus of  Full Sail University is the back drop and host site for this event.

FLBlogCon, is the #blogchild (yes I just made it up) of founder Bess Auer, whose passion and tenacity for expression are interwoven into the fabric of this conference. Like Bess, this event is full of energy and empowerment for the blogging and social media newbie to the experts in various fields.

The Honorable Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County extended  greetings and the county’s support for the blogging and social media community. As a 16 year employee of Orange County government, it is good to know the Mayor embraces this medium and sees its relevance in the world today.

The CEO of IZEA, Ted Murphy was the opening keynote speaker. Ted was spirited and energetic in sharing the then, the now and what’s to come in the blogging and social media world.

My first session featured the tag team of Anthony Bencomo (Deli Fresh Threads) and Robin Draper (Authentic Florida) each of them shared ways to build your brand. My takeaways: Uncover your passion, find your niche, and become and an expert.

Sunshine J. Baker served up some great insight in the Bloggers & Brands: Maximize the Relationship session. As a bloggers you have to make the connection by giving good content, setting up your social media, consistently posting,  connecting with groups, attend events, and quick delivery of assignments.

Lunch was provided by Tijuana Flats and they made this foodies tummy happy. From tacos, to chips and salsa with rice and beans to boot the meal was tasty. The staff was friendly and helpful from start to finish!

At the opening session I met a really neat guy who told me the wonderful back story of how had a blog post of his took get a lot of hits from  Under the tile, “From Now On I’m Going To Be A  Dick to Everyone I Meet Online”, Marc Ensign wants the to change the world. After our conversation I believe in Marc and glad we connected. Very humble,  Marc never mentioned he was a panelist in one of the session for FLBlogCon14.

When it was time for taking a breather and relaxing, then I chilled in the Dairy Council of Florida Lounge. From wooden spoons ( one of the coolest tools) to info and cool ice cream treats, massages, professional headshots (love mine the most), coffee and teas, to social media content companies, it was a nice laid back spot.

Blogging as a Business; From Hobbyist to Professional  with Heather Lopez. This session offered  ways to make your blog turn a profit. Takeaways were that they are different methods for monetizing your blog, use sponsored post to tell a brand story, know what you can right off on your business.

Monetize your Blog was the last session I attended. Moderator Ben Reed lead the panel of speakers Crystal Duncan, Matthew Papa, and Brandon Yates as they discussed various ways to monetize your blog. From sponsored content, affiliate links, and various ad networks the panelist shared their experiences on what could work best for all types of blogs.

Eddie Selover was the closing keynote speaker as he shared the Pecha Kucha concept. Pecha Kucha is a presentation style with a format of 20 slides for 20 seconds each totalling 6 minutes and  40 seconds. This format makes the presentation quick and to the point with a flair for creativity.

Selover brought two dynamic presenters that were lively and kept the audience engaged as they shared a. This was a great thought-provoking ending to FLBlogCon14. As I left from the formal conference and transformed to the after party, I had a cupcake from Gigi’s I went over to the Ford display cars and took a few selfies. Looked to the sky and thought…IGottaGetBlogging!

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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It The Ninth Month and 100 Days


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It is the 9th Month and I am pregnant with my baby, I been carrying for two years. The 100 Day Smart Goal was conceived September 21, 2012 as a challenge to a few friends in my circle and others on Facebook.

It is all about working toward achieving your goals within 100 days. Our accountability and support group encourages and uplifts each other.

It is 100 Days until we reach 2015! What are you going to do to make a difference in your world? Today is a great day to start working toward your #goals.

Let me encourage you to recommit to achieving your hopes, dreams, and desires. Join us on this journey and watch your life be transformed! We help you attain your #goals one day at a time! Spread the word and invite others to join this movement! To join go to the link below:

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“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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Its The Ninth Month: Humility


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It is the Ninth month and I am pregnant with humility.  When we decide to move past “I” and move more towards serving others then we will be operating in humility. The dictionary defines humility in this way:

the state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one’s own worth; a sense of one’s own unworthiness through imperfection and sinfulness; self-abasement; humbleness. http://www.definitions.net/definition/humility

I can honestly say I have been stuck and struggling in my pregnant state with this word Humility. There has to be a greater lesson to learn or more for me to unfold as it relates to humility. After viewing the word humility,  I must ask myself: have I given enough? Can I move self out of the way? Can I just let it go and recognize it does not need to be fixed?  Can I humbly submit this post?

See it is the Ninth Month and I am pregnant with Humility. Are you operating in humility?

~~YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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Its The Ninth Month: Gratitude


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Gratitude is a state and we all need to learn to live in it! It is the Ninth Month and I am operating in a state of Gratitude.

Gratitude, is “a feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received; thankfulness.” http://www.yourdictionary.com/gratitude

When you look around at the world and all the madness that happens daily, we  can take a moment and pause to say I am grateful.
Well what things are you grateful for in this world? A Loving God, Living Life, Lessons from Family, Learning at Work, and Listening to others.

Loving God is the first step to showing gratitude. It is the love God towards us that is the wind behind our existence. Because God loves us we owe Him the ultimate in gratitude.

Living Life is what we all have opportunity to do. Living life with gratitude is a choice we all can make by being thankful for what we are given and what we give to others.

Lessons from family are the things we learn from our elders and our youth. I often share with my Sunday School students that the day you stop learning you may as well cut your head off. My grandparents and their siblings instilled so many things into my life.  Mom and Dad have given me golden nuggets of gratitude that keep me going daily.

Learning at work helps me to inspire others and encourage myself. Being grateful for knowledge make the work you do matter. Determine that you will learn something new daily.

Listening to others is so important to how we extend gratitude. To hear what and others have to say, helps us two allow others to have a say. Listening to others, shows patience and concern beyond self.

So we are here in the Ninth Month, tell me what you are grateful for in this season?

–YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
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It’s The Ninth Month: Empowerment


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Are you exercising your empowerment tools? It’s the Ninth month and we are operating via Empowerment.

The definition of Empowerment is 1. the giving or delegation of power or authority; authorization
2. the giving of an ability; enablement 
or permission http://www.thefreedictionary.com/empowerment

To delegate, to authorize or to give permission all sounds passive on the surface but reality is in this pregnant state these are power moves. It is often said that we lose to gain, lose to win and give up some, to get more. This is the essence of empowerment.

What are you willing to give up, give in to or just release in order to have a greater gain? Empowerment  allows you to be free to be the very best you in mind, body, and spirit. It is the Ninth Month are you working your empowerment at its highest level?

~~YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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Its The Ninth Month: Determination


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Are you operating by and with a sense of determination? In this the Ninth month and fifth day, is determination on your pathway? Determination is the act of coming to a decision or of 
fixing or settling a purpose. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/determination.

All day, everyday we are making decisions in our lives that are deemed minor or major in their outcomes. The crossroads that we encounter are the transition points of that require us to decide will I remain the same or do something different. Will I go left or right, up or down, in or out, stay or go, and it goes on and on.

In our state of pregnancy, in this ninth month will determination lead you to push toward your purpose? Determination is the will and following your vision is the way.

Let this season of determination take you to higher heights and may you soar and soar even more.

~~YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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It’s The Ninth Month: Challenge


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Are you ready for the challenge that is  ahead of you? It is the ninth month and you are pregnant with challenge? 

Lately everyone is launching a challenge from food and exercise, to writing and reading  of books. You think of it and everyone is putting it out there for a cause.
Challenge is defined as something that by its nature or character serves as a call to battle, contest, special effort, etc.: http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/challenge

Then of course there is the wildly popular “Ice Bucket” challenge in honor of those living with or who has died from their battle with ALS. The famous and not so famous, young and old, rich and poor, individuals and families are allowing buckets of  water and ice mixtures to be poured upon their heads. The actions of the ice bucket challenge has gone viral, raised
millions of dollars and awareness.

In this season of challenges how are you putting yourself to the test? Will you accept the challenge to be or become better? The ice bucket is waiting for you to say go…

~~YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE https://www.facebook.com/groups/346157868811751/

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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It’s The Ninth Month: Brillance


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The Ninth Month and today we are pregnant with Brilliance!  The word brilliance is defined as, “the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand. Or it is a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted.” http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/brilliance

Your season of pregnancy brings you to brilliance and you can encompass the this baby by gazing upon the light and magnificent of your pending vision. Once you can see your brilliance then you can become brilliant.

Brilliance in the ninth month finds you in the light of grandness. The light of brilliance reflects then projects and calls you into your next level. The question is are you ready to walk and talk in  in your brilliance?

Do you want to learn more about being brilliant? Then you must read this gem of a book, Shift Your Brilliance by Simon T. Bailey.

Brilliance Is A Decision. It’s Time to Disrupt Your Current Reality and… Experience Your Shift Into Brilliance.
For more information go to: 

http://shiftyourbrilliance.com/

I want hear from you. How is this Ninth Month impacting you? Are you ready to birth that baby…

–YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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It’s The Ninth Month:Anticipation


We are living in a microwave society.  In life we want it hot and ready in an instant, a blinking of an eye. In our quest to have what we want, we have a bout of anticipation with unreasonable expectations. Whatever life has for is we want it right at this very moment.

I recall a popular commercial from

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back in the day for ketchup. The plastic bottle was turned down and singer Carly Simon was singing  in the background, “Anticipation is making me wait”.  The person is waited anxiously for a drop of the bright red sauce to hit their sandwich and fries. This is an exercise is anticipation. Fast forward to  right now and in our haste to have what we want quickly, we squeeze the bottle and shake it to give us more.

Anticipation is excitement, waiting eagerly for something you know is going to happen. http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/anticipation. We know that something great is on the way, it is our need to be impatient that overshadows the coming attraction in our lives. Everything that is destined for us already has a scheduled arrival time. It is in the waiting time that we get prepared to unload (deliver) the new arrival in our lives.

It is the ninth month and we are awaiting our next delivery. How are you handling your time of  anticipation?
Let me know your thoughts. Please comment and share!

–YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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Hello Ninth Month


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It is here!

We are nine months pregnant! Congratulations on the new addition! Are you excited about your new baby in your life? Once a year we come to this day and it brings forth change, a bundle of joy, …in mind, body, and spirit.

The arrival of September brings about the season of expectancy. September is also about transition from one season to another. We move from hazy, hot, humid days of summer, to cool, crisp, and comfortable days of autumn.
All the green leaves take on the hue of browns, orange and yellow.  The sun comes up later and night falls sooner.

What things are you expecting to act upon, or that you  envision, encounter,or evoke in your life walk?
Share what you desire, dream of and are determined to attain in this new season of life. I look forward to hearing from you as well as sharing that which makes my heart smile!
-YoTrip

Happy Labor Day 2014

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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