I am still standing.

Storms come and go.

Trials seem to overtake me.

Anxious about my new journey ahead.

Not good enough, I hear those voices say.

Doubt rears its ugly head.

Ignore the negative & Inspire others to be the best they can be.

Never take life for granted & Never give up on your dreams.

Grow from your experiences. Do not let the past define who you are.


Despite the challenges & frustration.

Remember you are a WINNER.

There is GREATNESS inside you.


Thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.



Positive mental attitude.

Keep on going & never give up.

We are already half way through the year.

Have you started ticking off what you have achieved so far?

Make sure you celebrate your successes.

Keep on going & never give up.

You WILL achieve your goals.

Work smarter NOT harder.

Surround yourself with people that will support you.

Remember to support others too.


Tell someone today, with a great big smile on your face, it’s WINNING WEDNESDAY.


Thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of OPEN DOORS.

New mindset.

Having a new mindset means thinking differently.

Today I WILL look at things at a different angle.

I encourage you to do the same.

What can I learn from the negative.

How can I change it into a positive.

  1. Stay focused
  2. Positive thoughts
  3. Encourage others
  4. Smile in every situation

12 powerful growth mindset quotes to empower you.

Remember to water your mind with positive thinking.

Have an awesome day.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.






The secret steps to success.

Have you ever been told that there is NO way that you could achieve your dreams?

Have people laughed at your goals and said there is NO chance that will ever happen?

Well… that has happened to me, and it can be very discouraging and disheartening.

I want to share this motivational video with you.

Do you need a little encouragement?

Or need to hear some motivational words to keep you moving forward?

Listening to this video will boost your spirit, and excite you to NEVER give up.

These Are Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 5 Rules for Success.

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his 5 secret steps to tackling life and becoming Mr. Universe (at the age of 20), 7-time Mr. Olympia, Hollywood legend and 2-term Governor of California. His story proves that no obstacle is too big to overcome and no vision, too big to achieve.


These are my rules for success.

  1. Think about why you are doing what you are doing. It helps you to look forward. As the saying goes, Forward ever, backward never.
  2. Do not let the opinion of others stop you from pursuing your goals. Not everyone wants to see you succeed.
  3. Have a support network around you. They will encourage you to continue to keep going. Do not do everything on your own. Allow people to support you, and look at how you can support them.
  4. Focus on the positive, then the struggles in life seem small compared to what you have.
  5. Help others out. There are many people that need our help and would appreciate a helping hand.

Share your rules for success in the comments.

If you do not have any rules for success, have a think about it and create some today. Do not forget to write them down so you can reflect on them. This will help you keep focused.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.

New beginnings.

When going on a new adventure, do you get anxious?

I must admit that I do.

I will be embarking on a new journey this summer.

As the time is fast approaching I have been thinking a great deal.

The biggest question that keeps ringing in my ears, what if it does not work out?’.

Have you ever thought, what if my idea fails?

What will people think?

Have you started something new this year?

Or thinking of starting something new?

Why not just GO FOR IT?

I will share with you my new start.

In August I will become a full time writer and a motivational speaker.

I have been thinking, I am doing the right thing?

If you never take the plunge you will never know.

It is all about taking risks.

I heard a saying which is so true.

There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences.

So I dare you to take that leap of faith and do what you have always wanted to do.

You don not want to live a life of regret.

Plan it. See it. Anticipate it.

Go for it.

Just do it.


You will be glad you did.

At the start of 2018, I said I am going to write a book.

I went for it, six weeks later the book was finished.

I have gone through a publisher who is supporting me on this journey.

My book Open Doors is now available to purchase on my website www.ibelieveican.co.uk

The book is about my life and the challenges I have faced. I write about how I overcame and how you can overcome too.

I have just received a Best Selling Author badge, I was totally shocked.

I am so glad that I have just gone for it. Forward ever, backward never.

If you purchase Open Doors, please share your book selfie on this blog. You can tag me on instagram, or facebook. I look forward to seeing you pictures.

Stop saying, I would love to… One day I will… That would be great if…

Allow those dreams to become a reality.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.

Decisions Determine Destiny

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I take that job, or do I stay where I am?

Do I go after that dream job?

Or not, I may not even get that job.

Decisions, decisions.

Reflecting on my choices has made me ask a lot of questions.

Did I make the right choice?

Would things have planned out differently?

Let me share this quote I saw today.


This is an interesting statement.

I started to ponder on this.

What doors have I OPENED? Has OPENING certain doors decided the way I live?

What doors have I CLOSED? Has that determined the life I live?


Have the doors you have opened and closed decided the way you live?

What is your opinion?

Do you agree with the statement?

Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Thank you for stopping by

Tarnya Coley- Author of OPEN DOORS.

Thankful Thursday!

What are you thankful for?

Despite our obstacles, challenges and disappointment.

Let us focus on the positive.

I am thankful for LIFE.

I am thankful that I have a JOB.

I am thankful that I am ALIVE.

I am thankful for FAMILY & FRIENDS.

I am thankful to all the BLOGGERS and PEOPLE that stop by and read my blog.

The list could go on & on.

Focusing on the positive will allow us to move forward.

Yes, the challenges are still there.

However they will seem small compared to what  we have and what we are thankful for.

Let us look ahead to great things that are going to happen.


As you go through your day ask someone, ‘What are you thankful for?’

Asking this thought provoking question will allow people to stop & pause.

It will make them think on the positive.

There is always something to be thankful for.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of OPEN DOORS.