Monthly Archives: March 2015

Inspiration: Encourage Your Friends

Inspiration: Encourage Friends - Shawna Lenee Show

How Do I Put My Friends in the Best Light?

I have been trying to master the art of encouraging others for the past year. I think encouragement makes a huge difference in our lives. I want to always be there for my friends when they are feeling down or lose sight of their goals. I try to send encouraging messages to my friends and followers online as much as possible. Even though I prefer not to be in “therapist mode”, I will always be available for a boost of confidence!

There is an endless amount of ways you can start encouraging your friends and others you meet. I think the first rule is to pay attention to the other person first. Make sure you are in a position where encouragement will be seen as such. I am listing my favorite ways to share encouragement to those who need it below. Please look over this list. You may already accomplish these mini-missions on your own!

  • Talk good about the person, never speak down on them. We are equals. If someone makes a different decision than you would have made, that doesn’t put them on a lower scale.
  • Point out the person’s best qualities, other than their physical appearance. Compliment their work ethic, positive attitudes, or achievements. If you can’t find anything- Look harder.
  • Don’t talk about yourself. Remember that the encouraging moment is about them, not you. It may be tempting to cut in and tell your own similar story, but wait until the appropriate time.
  • Keep information that the person tells you to yourself. Most likely, that person is confiding in you and does not expect you to share their feelings or actions. Be respectful of their privacy. Be trustful.
  • Send a random encouraging note to a friend if you see them having a tough time with a situation. Maybe your friend is going through a breakup, or is having difficulties with work drama. Send a nice email or card.
  • Let them know you are there for them and that they can reach out to you when needed. Form a basis of trust, so that your friend actually trusts your words of encouragement.
  • Remember that the best decision for that person can only be determined by that person. Offering guidance and advice can be helpful but keep in mind that they will make the decision they think is best for them.

Why Should I Encourage Others?

Encouraging others is important, whether you are boosting your friend’s self-esteem or a stranger’s. Encouraging others (the opposite of bringing others down) is simply the right thing to do. Us humans are social beings and depend on each other for many things. Encouraging a friend can help you two bond and gain a stronger friendship. It’s so easy for us to fall into slumps when encouragement can make a huge difference. To make a better world, we need more positive. Staying neutral with encouragement will make the same progress we have now and not more.

A little bit of encouragement may help someone enough to actually boost their spirits to fix a problem. Having a chance to go over the problem and think about options may be all that person needs to figure out the best decision for them. Who doesn’t love to solve problems? I sure do. And I love to be helpful. Encouragement seems like a perfect way to be helpful and resourceful at the same time.

How Will This Help Me?

Helping others with encouragement will have benefits for you as well, not just for the person you are trying to inspire! It’s easy to become inspired when you start inspiring others! Speaking for myself, I feel really great about myself when I help a sad friend feel happy again! Remember how I mentioned that humans are social beings? There may be a time when you need someone to lean on and that person you helped may be happy to return the favor!

How are ways that you spread encouragement to others? Do you share inspirational quotes? Do you offer time to listen if someone close to you starts ranting off about their day? Do you let others know that you are there for them when needed? I would love to hear how you guys inspire others to be their best selves!

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Reasonist Products: Perfect for Freethinkers

Shawna Lenee Show - Only Date Atheists

Why Do I Love Reasonist Products?

Reasonist Products is an awesome company that I fully support.  With more people turning their backs to religion these days due to hate originating from religious groups, I think it’s important to have businesses like Reasonist Products. I started declaring myself as an atheist a little over a year ago. I am a science nerd. I don’t believe there is a god who created humans or our world. I heavily believe in evolution as well.

Why am I so dedicated to the voice of atheism? I  speak for the young population who is denied a true education based on facts. I  speak for the children who are told the world will blow up, they will die, and if they are bad they will burn in hell for eternity. My personal opinion.. that’s completely wrong. Trying to scare people as a way to inhibit their expression is never okay. I also feel like we should prove that hell exists before discriminating against others based on that idea. Hope I haven’t been too depressing this far. If so, don’t worry because I have some photos of me in my Reasonist Products tees to share with you. (Yes, it is true. I only date atheists)

Why Should You Buy from Reasonist Products?

This is where Reasonist Products come in. With these amazing designs, you can proudly state (without speaking a word) that you are an atheist. We don’t have to feel afraid to admit it and tell others about it. If it wasn’t for the atheist and freethinking groups I belong to now, I may still be private about my beliefs. I didn’t feel comfortable speaking about it until I knew that other people thought about the same ideas I have. The atheist community has actually been full of the most supportive, helpful, caring, and good-hearted people I have ever met. I see atheists helping each other out in ways that really work instead of just praying for a solution. I agree that support, encouragement, and positive thoughts can make a huge difference. However, I disagree with someone who says God needs to be an element.

Reasonist Products also has a partnership with Secular Women, Inc. Their mission is to “amplify the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women”. My favorite value held by Secular Women, Inc. is their view on feminism, which is in line with my own. I can agree with this organization that religion should not be used as a justification for the oppression of women. I hope to continue speaking out for women’s rights around the world, and that is one thing that the atheist community does when religious groups are doing the exact opposite.

Where Can You Find Reasonist Products?

You can purchase Reasonist Products from their website. Currently, they offer t-shirts and hoodies with prints of your choice! My favorite designs are the “I Only Date Atheists” tee and the Atheist Universe tee. Honestly, I love all of them. I just want to order every single design. Don’t forget to check out their hoodies, as well. You can never have enough hoodies!

I also recommend following Reasonist Products on Twitter and Facebook. This way, you will stay up to date with their awesome designs. The conversations are tons of fun, too! These aren’t the only pictures I have been holding back from you guys! There are more two shirt designs from Reasonist Products that I just can’t wait to share! Stay tuned!

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Inspiration: Goals Make You Stronger

Goals Will Make You Stronger - Shawna Lenee Show

Why Are Goals Important?

I love setting goals for myself. If you haven’t found out yet, I am a list taker, to-do maker, and goal setter. Goals are insanely important. There was a time, about 6 or 7 years ago that I had zero goals. I had no sense of direction. I had no idea where I even wanted to go in life. Maybe it was the age I was at. Then around 4 years ago, everything started coming together as I set goals for myself. Goals have given me a sense of meaning in my day-to-day life. I wake up and I have a list of things I want to accomplish. Whether it is doing chores around the house, spending more than usual with my kids, or working on a project.

How Many Goals Should I Have?

I recommend having three tiers of goals (Long-term, short-term, and daily). First, you need long-term goals. These are goals you want to reach in the next 2-3 years or more. I suggest having at least 2 or more of these long-term goals. One of my long-term goals is to purchase a house in the next 2 years. Using this long-term goal, I can then shape my short-term goals. Short-term goals, in my opinion, should be completed within year of making them. Going off of my long-term goal example, I know how much I need to save for the down payment I want (2 year goal). So, I can set a short-term goal to have half of this money saved within a year, if I want the total amount within 2 years. This process is basically just breaking your long-term goal down into sections, or pieces. I can break it down even further for my daily goals by setting sales and profit goals. I based my example off of money but you can apply these goal setting techniques to any goal you want to accomplish.

How Does Having Goals Make Me Stronger?

The feeling I get from completing a goal is definitely euphoric. My goals even include how much traffic I bring in to this site (and my other sites). When I break my goals, I just feel like dancing. Goals help us learn problem-solving skills. As long as we take one step at a time, we learn to solve the problem with each step. There may be some set-backs, like not getting into that college you wanted to attend, but these setbacks will only make you stronger. Life isn’t always happy moments, and you will be rejected once in a while. By taking a look at the situation, we may be able to find a fix. You may find that you were only 20 seconds away from your goal in that mile run. Even though you didn’t win this time, you can look at your training schedule to see what can be changed to gain that 20 seconds.

I hope you gained some insight on how I set goals for myself. What goals do you have? Is there anything standing in the way, like financials/work/family? How do you stay focused on your goals?

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– Shawna Lenee

New Photoset: Pink & Black Corset

Pink & Black Corset Photoset from Shawna Lenee

There’s Something New!

There is a new photoset available on my Customs4U store! I am so excited about this tiny photoshoot I did for you guys! I felt like getting sexy one night last week so I booked a nice hotel room in my area. I totally took advantage of the place by snapping a few photos (and taking some videos) while I was there! This outfit was bought for me by an amazing fan of mine. He is receiving this photoset for free as a Thank You! You can buy me outfits off of my Amazon Wishlist or Delivery Code wishlist and receive your own free photoset! Just make sure you email me and tell me what you bought so I know who has gifted what item!

How Many Photos Are in This Photoset?

The Pink & Black Corset Photoset includes 23 photos! You can scroll through and watch me strip down further in each photo! The photos are 900 by 600 pixels each, which makes them perfect for viewing on your computer or mobile device! To purchase this photoset, you must first visit my Customs4U site here: http://www.customs4u.com/customs/shawnalenee. You need to click the Offers button next (I recommend browsing in Desktop view) and then scroll down my offers until you see Pink & Black Corset Photoset! Add that to your cart (look around for other goodies) and checkout!

How Will I Receive This Item?

You will receive this photoset within 48 hours of making your purchase. You must message me on Customs4U, or email me at ShawnaLeneeFans@Gmail.com with your order number so I can send you the files. All of the pictures included will be sent via email in a .zip file. You must know how to download and run .zip files before purchasing.

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– Shawna Lenee