A week ago my sister and I took a relatively short road trip down to the New Jersey Shore. I love spending time with my sister because we have the unique bond of the discussing our upbringing. We often talk about the right or wrong things our parents did and what we do differently and what we loved.

We got on the subject of relationships with men, friends, jobs..etc (good and bad) …and that’s when my sister said something that would change my life forever! She said if I had one piece of advice to give a young girl it would be: “Always do what you need or have to do… NO MATTER what is going on”

Here are four tips needed to equip your daughters with the “Keep your eyes on the prize” mindset.images-5

  1. Teach your daughters to define who they want to be.

Allow your daughter’s freedom to be their true selves while giving them the guidance to stay on track.

2. Teach your daughters that they should always believe in themselves, even if no one else does.\  Many times we are “ahead of the curve” with our thinking, so keep on believing until others catch on.

3. Be Bold

Stand up when everyone is sitting down and do what needs to be done to accomplish your goals.

4. If and when you find yourself “off track” Get up as quickly as you can… and never look back.


“If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm”. –African Proverb