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Where Has Chic LadyT Been?!

I know we went missing, so I thought I’d finally make a video on what happened. Chic Lady T put an event on in October and had to turn around and get ready for a Young Black Leadership Summit-YBLS right after. This was further complicated when I and the other attendees received an invitation to the white house from the president. So we were swamped with getting ready for all these things.

In the next series of videos, I will be spilling the tea on the Young Black Leadership Summit, Turning Point USA, and YouTuber Candace Owens. This channel will probably move in the direction of tea sipping on mainstream stories about blacks. TBH, I am reluctant to give any air time to the YBLS and the peoples involved because to me these political people are weirdos. And any attention, even negative attention, is good attention. But as I was personally there I will be putting in my two cents. Other than that I could care less. I am not interested in politics. I am straight up disgusted.

Change of Direction for Chic LadyT?

This video will also be speaking on ideas for the direction of this channel. We care about the black community so Chic LadyT would like to focus on our issues and black empowerment. That’s in addition to gossip and trending headlines. There would still be hair videos but they won’t be the main focus.

As for my hair, I do a quick length check in this video. After making this video, I trimmed off inches so it can be healthy. I want to cut it all off but I’m not that brave yet. We’ll see.

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I failed | 21 Day Productivity Challenge Update

So, Where Have You Been?

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I apologize for not updating you guys in reference to the 21 day productivity challenge. It was a big fail and I don’t think I was comfortable with admitting that. So I’ve been stuck trying to figure out my next move. I finally decided to hop on and let you guys know what happened. In this post I will reveal my setbacks, talk about my plan for a do-over, and how I will be avoiding my previous mistakes.

What is this 21 Day Productivity Challenge Anyway?

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For those of you who are unaware, I started a 21 day productivity challenge based off of Brian Tracey’s book, Eat That Frog. In this book, Brian tells his readers to eat a frog the first thing in the morning, every morning. A frog is something you have a hard time doing. Something that you have been putting off for some time. This is the one thing that would have the greatest impact on your life if you get it out the way. An example would be updating your resume so you can apply for a better job or calling a contractor to upgrade your home it sells at a higher price. You get the idea.

So, What Happened Sis?

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I started the 21 day challenge off on the right foot. I was making my lists and eating frogs. But shortly thereafter, maybe like a week in, I started to procrastinate. I would still do my most daunting task, or my frog, but anything else I did after that was only busy work. You know, the unimportant stuff. It wasn’t long before I stopped being productive altogether. After some time, I stopped eating frogs and all the tasks I completed were meaningless and empty.

Now don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t a complete loss. I mean, I went from getting nothing done to at lease moving. I had been struggling with fatigue and complete lack of motivation. So it was nice to see that I was making some kind of progress. But I was running in place as Denzel Washington said in the audio of my video This Silk Press Video Will Change Your Life. I’m glad that the book and challenge got me started but now I need to advance forward.

If At First You Don’t Succeed

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So my plan is to try this again. I am attempting another 21 day productivity challenge using the Eat That Frog method. And once again I would like you to join me. This is a great occasion to do a do-over just in time for fall. I should have more success because the summer months are usually so chill. The fall is a busier time with kids starting school and all. The challenge will begin on Friday September 7, 2018 and will go until September 28, 2018.

I have a plan that will help me avoid the mistakes I made last time. I will pick one item as my frog for the whole 21 days. That means my frog will not be changing from day to day. Hopefully this will enable me to experience success.

The Rules

Many of you already know the rules, if not, here is a briefing. Every day either the night before or the morning after, you have to make a list. This list should include the frog and then anything else you need to do for that day. Then get going and Eat That Frog. That’s it. It’s really that easy! For those of you who would like to purchase here’s the book again.

The wonderful thing with take two is that we get to start over. Some people complained the last time I did this because I promoted it only a few days before it started. This time, I’m announcing this 1 1/2 weeks before the challenge begins. So join me if you want to be more productive. I will be adding a part 2 to this post to officially announce the do-over. Let’s go eat some frogs!

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Updates for Followers | New Content

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Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since we’ve posted on here…roughly 3 months. I didn’t want to go another day without hopping on and letting you know what’s going on. We are in the process of redesigning the site. Merchandise like graphic t-shirts, socks, and pillows will be added. Some will reflect black culture and some will just be fun and funky. We are also setting up a tee-spring account. The shirts will be more expensive on Tee-spring because of their fees. But you will also be able to buy everything cheaper here, on our website, as we will have sales and coupon codes. Also, we are hosting an event so the time we’ve spent working on that has also taken away from the blog. Chic LadyT YouTube channel is up to date though, so make sure you subscribe and check us out there. We are approaching 30,000 subscribers and have a monthly cash giveaway to give back.

As far as this blog is concerned, Please stand by because new content will be coming soon. Also, sign up for Chic LadyT newsletter to get a free video lesson on How to Grow Long Hair | 8 Tips for Longer, Thicker, Healthier Hair! You will receive our articles/videos delivered directly into your inbox. This is good because YouTube notification system no longer seems to work properly. You want to be alerted when we release new videos. Thanks for reading and subscribing. We’re looking forward to a fun fall.

 

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21 Day Productivity Challenge

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The Dilemma

So, I’m getting sick of being unproductive. If I’m not editing a video or blog post, I am usually wasting time. I browse social media groups, binge watch YouTube videos, and surf the web when I should be doing chores. In the mean time, I miss important deadlines and have a messier than I’d like house. I repeat, I am sick of not being productive.

You see the problem isn’t that I don’t work, I do. But it’s that when I’m not working I don’t work. Ok, I know I confused y’all with that one so let me explain. When I’m not working on my business I like to disconnect. (I know I could have said that in the first place but I like to mess with y’all ha ha). This disconnection is so severe that it effects my home environment and those around me.

Enough is Enough

I finally got to the point where I wanted to do something about my problem. I went to amazon kindle book store and did a search for books on productivity. It recommended Brian Tracey’s Eat that Frog. I was interested as soon as I saw the title. I had heard of this book somewhere, somehow, so I purchased it. Turns out I didn’t have to purchase it because I already owned it.

I clicked on the book. It opened to the chapter that I left off at, which was in the middle of the book. Talk about slacking! Not only did I already own the book, I had already started reading it. And, I don’t remember applying any of it’s suggestions. Yikes!

So, What’s all the buzz?

As I read the chapter, I was immediately inspired and blown away. I began to remember many of its concepts. The book is based off a quote from Mark Twain, “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long”. So, in a nutshell, get your most difficult, but important tasks out of the way, first thing every morning. You will have a better day and you will gain momentum and a dopamine hit from the accomplishment. I backtracked and read from the beginning of the book. The pages seemed to fly by.

If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long. Mark Twain

Take Action

I subscribed to Brian Tracey’s YouTube Channel and decided this time I would take action. As a result, I am doing a 21 day challenge for productivity. I decided to start this Mother’s day. This will be my gift to myself. I know, there are many of you out there who may have the same problem as me so I decided to let you in on it. Join me if you want to become more productive.

The 21 Day Challenge Instructions

The way it works is you have to sit down and make a to do list. On the list you have to put a star next to the item that is the most important but most dreaded task. This is the task that you keep putting off. This is the task that will have a huge impact for your life if done. Examples: Write up a proposal for a raise, donate stuff from your closet, get child support ha ha. You know, the good stuff.

Then starting Sunday morning, you have to get up and make that task the first thing you do for that day. Then you repeat this process for 21 days. You make a to-do list the day before and complete the most daunting task first thing the next morning. And that’s it. Very simple.

If you have questions, comment below. I will respond to them via this post. I may post another article at the midpoint to check in. But, I will definitely post at the end of the 21 days to let everyone know how it went.

So to recap:

Day 1: Sunday May 13th 2018 (Mother’s Day) through Day 21: June 3, 2018

Tasks:

  1. Make a To-Do list the night before
  2. Tackle the most dreaded but important task first thing the next morning.

Alright, let’s get to it!

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Who Said Black Hair Don’t Grow? Black Beauty Hair is Past Her Bum!

I hear it often when I go out. My white friends are curious as to how I grew my natural hair so long. They initially think my hair is weave but once I show them it isn’t they then ask me a host of questions. Like, how is it that my hair is long when most black women they see have very short or fake hair?

Now, many of my white friends have good intentions so no shade here. It’s just that They believe that because of the few black women they see have short or fake hair that African/Black hair don’t grow.

I then explain to them that “hair growth” is completely different from “length retention”. Some blacks use products and techniques that don’t work for their hair and break it off at a faster rate than it grows. If black hair didn’t grow they would never have to do touch ups on color or perms. I mean think about it, how come your nails are short? Is it because they don’t grow? No, it’s because they break. Once blacks receive the proper education on how to care for their hair and start using the correct products, their hair flourishes. As prime example with this black beauty.

It’s time for this week’s spotlight on those beauty guru’s who are shinning out there and today I want to show some love to a sister who locks are worth noticing and to the stylist who silk pressed it. The black beauty’s hair is to her bum. Her hair long, beautiful and healthy. She clearly has been taking care of it. Press play on the video above to see for yourself.

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What Women are Putting on their Scalp for Natural Hair Growth Hack Will Surprise You

Many of my subscribers have asked me if this particular hair growth hack works. So, I decided to make a video on it. Check out the video below to find out “What Women are Putting on their Scalp for Natural Hair Growth Will Surprise You.”

Sometimes we naturals will try anything to grow our hair. I remember a few years back, women were using Monostat on their scalp to stimulate hair growth. I’m not going to lie, the videos were convincing and had me tempted but I got creeped out. After that, there was the inversion method. A technique where you held your head upside down for 5 minutes. I did try this method and achieved hair growth. Maybe I will make a video on it. This time women are using Vick’s Vapor Rub on the scalp to hijack hair growth. [dead silence] Are we going too far with this? Will this work? Is this weird? In the video, I let you in on the details.

When I first discovered this technique from the YouTuber, Sonyabeonit, I wasn’t surprised. After doing some research, you can see why this works. Vick’s Vapor Rub contains ingredients in it that stimulate growth. She was spot on for coming up with this idea. Unlike other “hair growth hacks” floating around that don’t work, like aloe vera, this one is a winner.

So the verdict on this hair growth hack,

I suggest trying this method. The step by step instructions on how to apply Vick’s Vapor Rub to the scalp is in the video. But, please DO NOT…I repeat…DO NOT…apply heat with this treatment. Unless you want to be bald. Other than that, add this hair growth hack to your weekly routine and let me know the results.

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African Hair Growth Secrets Revealed | Chebe Powder Grows Hair Long, Fast!

Who says black hair don’t grow?! These African women grow their hair past their hips! Click on the video above to discover African Hair Growth Secrets Revealed | Chebe Powder Grows Hair Long, Fast!

I hear it often…

“You’re African American, that’s why your hair is longer. You know you guys aren’t fully African anymore”. And as much as I argue with people against this point, they still believe that African hair doesn’t grow. I tell them that hair grows from the scalp and no race is exempt from that. I try to explain the difference between hair growth versus hair retention. And, I give the example of black people growing amazing lengths from loc’ing their hair as evidence of this fact. But no matter what I say they still stay stuck on their incorrect viewpoint that black hair don’t grow.

Well, guess what!

I stumbled across this mini-documentary that made me smile a knowingly grin. African women from Chad grow their hair beyond hip length! Their hair is kinky curly and LONG. Their secret is a combination of different ingredients that they ground into a powder. This powder, called Chebe, is applied to the hair shaft. First, they wet the hair and apply an oil of choice. Next, the moisture is locked with the Chebe powder. You can check out the full process in the documentary and maybe purchase some for yourself. Chebe powder is starting to become for sale online. You Can purchase it by clicking on the photo:

Not to sound arrogant but black is beautiful and I enjoyed watching these African ladies apply the chebe powder to their beautiful long natural hair. Don’t take my word for it, make sure to check out African Hair Growth Secrets Revealed | Chebe Powder Grows Hair Long, Fast for yourself.

 

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How I Grew My Hair Long and Thick Fast! Waist Length Hair

After publishing Black Hair Growth Secrets Revealed, people have sent in many questions on how to grow long hair. So, Chic LadyT collaborated with a new YouTuber to deliver a video of a deep conditioning treatment that you can mix at home! It’s really easy and simple and will help you grow long hair fast. Click to watch SimplyHairtastic share her secrets with us in “How I grew my hair long & thick fast! Waist length hair.” This is her first video so please be sure to show your encouragement if you found it to be helpful!

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Grow Those Edges Back Fast Girl! | How To ♥

Many of my friends and I wish that we could go back in time and tell ourselves to take better care of our edges. They would agree that it’s easy to neglect the little extra steps needed to protect them. Especially since we have enough processes to do in our many hair routines! Yet, those steps are so important. Stress from only one hairstyle can cause thinning edges and bald spots. Good news, there’s no need to stress–pun intended. There is a way to undo all the damage we’ve done to our edges! Watch the video above to see how to grow your edges back fast!