Common Sense with Kwanza Jones

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 | 04:00 PM

Instagram Live | Pacific Time

You know what they say, “Common sense really isn’t very common.” Well, with Kwanza Jones, you get to learn a host of things that really should be obvious, but don't come easily to most people. And all this happens in the simplest and most direct ways of them all: through a candid conversation.

If you missed the community event, read on for the event recap.

What are these bits of advice that should be common sense?

1. Plan as Much as You Can

If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught everyone, it’s that every little bit matters. It’s the small incremental efforts that grow and become positive changes. Therefore, it is important that you keep your mind as free and unobstructed as possible. This will ensure that you have time to focus on the things that matter to you, and have enough space in your life to accommodate all the things and people that make you happy.

Planning for things can be something very simple: such as picking out your outfit for the next day in advance, or keeping all your wigs organized and ready to go. What most people don’t realize is that these seemingly simple things can actually save a lot of time and brainpower.

Check out this clip from the event.

2. Remind Yourself That You Are Loved, and Love yourself

Another important bit of common sense is to love yourself, because without love, what are we really doing here? Loving yourself and constantly reminding yourself that you’re loved can be difficult at first, but you need to get out there and start loving yourself. Do not depend on anyone else for your own validation. Instead, focus on surrounding yourself with memories that remind you that you are special, that people love you, and that you deserve to be loved by the people in your life.

Another tangential bit of common sense here is that you make time for the things that matter to you and you alone - maybe it’s an hour of working out, or a 20-minute run, or simply listening to music. Whatever it is, identify what works for you, and use it to its fullest potential. Your happiness should always be your topmost priority. The one thing that people fail to realize is: you are enough. Your own self-love is enough, and you really don’t need anyone else to be happy. Focus on that, and make yourself self-dependent by looking at yourself in the mirror and reminding yourself that no matter what, you’ll always love you.

3. Be Prepared for Your Seat at The Table

Lastly, in addition to trying your best to get yourself a seat at the table, you should be preparing for what happens when you do get that seat. At the end of the day, what you do at the table will decide how people look at you and everyone like you for a very long time, because like it or not, first impressions last. But worry not, because if you’re prepared and ready for it, the only impression that people will have of you is that they were wrong when they said you couldn’t do it.

Now that you read these bits of advice and common sense, they all seem so obvious, isn’t it? That’s what the Boost Friends™ Community does: we support and boost each other to be better. To watch the full talk from Kwanza Jones herself, join the Kwanza Jones Boost Friends community today.


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Small actions can have a big impact. Try planning ahead in ways that will decrease your extra mental load

- Kwanza Jones

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