Are your dreams deferred?

Are you afraid of failing?

Are you afraid of being embarrassed

Are you intimidated by others?

What paralyzes you from trying?

If you have an answer to each of these questions?

Then you are the reason- no one and nothing should come between your purpose and your dreams.

When one door closes, another is meant to be opened.

When one idea doesn’t work, another should be considered.

When a business fails, those mistakes should teach you to try something else and not repeat the same mistakes.

When you defer your dreams, it’s only a delay it’s not a never!

Our thoughts and our actions are our greatest roadblocks

Set a goal, make a plan and share it with those that will cheer you on.

Give yourself permission to show up for yourself. When you do, you will be able to encourage others.

Joy ensues, gratitude is shared, and it becomes contagious.

Don’t fear the unknown, embrace the beauty of the unpredictable.

It’s our most excellent teacher.

It’s how we grow!


Live out loud.

Live full of Joy!

What’s holding you?

‘Til Tuesday

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  • Annette Ortiz Mata

    Annette Ortiz Mata

    I am a proud Latina. I am Puerto Rican from The Bronx, NY (which makes me a United States Citizen - wink!) My experience being bi-coastal has brought a lot of range to my life and has expanded my vision on how Latinas are perceived on both coasts. With the desire to be informed, educated and entertained, I pursued a career in Communications. I am a graduate of USC Gould School of Law with a Masters in the Study of Law with a certification in Entertainment Law. I am passionate about the truth. I am a news junkie and love to learn something new — Blogger (writer) for Soul of a I am also the author of "Unpredictable Outcomes - Unmasking my Faith" - My hobbies are reading and singing and dancing...I love to laugh out loud. Married to a fantastic man and mother of two incredible sons. Annette Ortiz Mata