Step One: Getcha Mind Right

I skipped Friday’s post, and I’ve felt guilty about it all weekend. A lot has been going on and I couldn’t bring myself to silence my anxiety long enough to sit still and write down what was going on in my head.

My personal to-do list feels like it’s growing by the hour, without any progress or satisfaction of checking off a number of to-dos, daily. Instead, it feels like I’m drowning and it’s my own hand that’s holding me under.

Every morning I want to perform a checklist that helps actively grow my social media presence with an end goal it’ll help my podcast and ultimately promote my personal brand of small biz marketer consultant.

This includes posting every day on Facebook and Instagram, three blogs on ramblinrandol.com, trying to convince people to let me interview them and write out this damn business plan so it’ll help my pitch when I ask brands to give me a landing page.

This clearer vision ALSO requires me to REDO my landing page AGAIN. A need to square up my IG page and create a highlight that lets people know what they’re going to get from me, but I’m stressed about being honest because people from my past are going to judge HARD and it makes me want to fight.

Basically, I’m conflicted.

Thursday night I finally said out loud a truth I’ve been thinking about for awhile.

“I already hustled my way through my twenties, how come that couldn’t be enough?”

I’m tired of busting my ass, was feeling sorry for myself and sick of wrestling the frustration within my own head, so I offered it up for my Hubs to analyze.

His response was profound (I don’t give him enough credit, he knows me better than I acknowledge) and helped give me the perspective I needed.

“Your hustle in your early-twenties did exactly what you intended it to do, got you out of the restaurant industry and graduating college with your Bachelor’s degree. You met those goals so you created more, right? So now you’ve got to adjust your hustle to accomplish those goals.”

Well, hot damn, how come I couldn’t come up with that obvious answer on my own?

If I were content with life as it is now, then great, no harm no foul. But, I’m not. I’ve got bigger dreams I want to achieve. The quicker I get rid of the “I already busted my ass and beat the odds” mentality, the quicker I can get my ass in gear.

Not to mention I need a better system because I am OVERhelmed, but I do believe If I get my mind right the rest will systematically fall in line.

Step One: Getcha Mind Right.

Cultivate it.


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3 Ingredient Banana Fudge | Is It Worth It?

All those healthy recipes on Pinterest photograph well, but do they taste as well as they look? I’ll let you know. Today’s case involves a three ingredient banana fudge recipe. banana fudge

Healthy alternatives and paying attention to what we put into our bodies is important. I’m an advocate for health and fitness, but I won’t front. A pint of Everything But The by Ben & Jerry’s is not safe in my freezer.

I like to eat. I like to eat good food. I don’t want to give up brownies for the rest of my life, but I do follow the rule everything in moderation and believe having a healthy relationship with food is just as important as a healthy balance of fitness and diet. I struggle with the latter, too, but I’m getting better.

Now, Let’s get to it. Are these 3 ingredient banana fudge cups worth making and eating as an alternative?

What are the three ingredients?

  • 1 cup of almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 mashed bananas

I mixed the ingredients and popped them into my LINED muffin tin. I emphasize the word lined because  it was  shocking I didn’t have to grease the tins individually and then hope it all came out of their individual homes. The true test of ‘greasing’ skills.

Here are a few examples of what they looked like when I was making them.

3 ingredient banana fudge
This made 2 dozen Banana Fudge cups
3 ingredient banana fudge
It smells pretty phenomenal when you add your nut better, but how could it not. 🙃

And for the moment of truth, did I like the “fudge.” Watch the video below for my real time analysis, complete with honest facial expressions.


I want to reiterate the choice word fudge. This isn’t fudge and it ain’t gunna taste like the dense chocolate goodness grandma makes, either. It’s good, but not fudge. So don’t take my reaction as hope it will taste like fudge.

If you try it, let me know how you enjoyed this 3 ingredient banana fudge recipe in the comment section.

|EDIT| What you should know:

  • The Hubs couldn’t finish his banana fudge cup, one bite was all he needed to determine this wasn’t the life for him.
  • I ended up only eating two cups and throwing the rest out a week later. Guess it wasn’t worth it for me in the long haul.

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