How My Vision Helped Me “Get In The Groove” | Win A Trip To The 2015 ESSENCE Festival Friday 29 May, 2015

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I want to say this has been an extremely good year for me and we are only almost halfway into 2015. I started my year off for the third time with a vision board and a party and things have already unraveled from it. Have you ever had a vision and you just wanted it to come true but you didn’t know how? Self-doubted? Thought it was too far-fetched to even pursue it or even dream about it anymore. I think sometimes being an adult we can be our own dream killers…but I killed my own self-loathing once and for all.

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I created a vision board in 2013, told you all this story before about my wonderful manifestation as a hair model and being featured nationally in several magazines and billboard in 2014. That was last year, a manifestation that over exceeded my expectations…but how could I top it this year? What could I possibly ask for in 2015 to top my desires from last year?

I said if I could be featured as a hair model brand ambassador, I surely could be featured in another magazine again with a blog feature about my site and even a cover story. I didn’t know how that was going to happen but being the dreamer that I am, I put it on my vision board and kept hope alive.


This is my vision board for 2015 that I created in January.


Voila! Look what happened in March. I was featured with fifteen bloggers across America for a print publication with It’s My Hair Magazine. I also had my own full page spread about myself and my blog. Manifested! But that’s not all…It’s My Hair Magazine told me that they had another surprise for me they wanted me to be a part of and the surprise was revealed in this issue as well…


As of this month, I got to reveal to the world my cover story for It’s My Hair Magazine! They wanted to not only feature me in the blogger edition, but the following issue as the cover girl! What’s smack dab in the middle of my vision board? That’s right, ‘At the Cover Shoot’. This is one of the proudest moments of my life right now. I spoke it into existence, I believed, I dreamed, I had visions and I manifested!


I am not bluffing, boasting or bragging about this accomplishment. I am sharing because if a little dreamer like me can make this happen, you totally can too! Now I truly believe the sky is the limit. It’s beyond just a vision board and putting cut-out magazine images and words on a poster, it’s the positive belief system you have around that. I want everyone to feel like they are worthy of their dreams, their goals, their happiness. Use my stories and testimonies as living proof that literally dreams come true. Maybe not all at once…but possible with every positive thought and vision you have for yourself you are one step closer. I got my groove back with my vision and you can too!


I am excited about attending 2015 ESSENCE Festival® (also on my vision board) and it makes me want to do a happy dance! Want to do a happy dance with me and attend too?  Enter this Get in the Groove contest by showing your dance moves via Instagram using the hashtags #StateFarmGroove and #ContestEntry, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip to the 2015 ESSENCE Festival® in New Orleans. Showcase your own inspiring life achievements, milestones or what makes you want to break out into a celebratory dance and win an amazing trip to ESSENCE Festival®! That’s something to shake your booty to so get to it! See below for details on how to enter.

How To Enter:

1. Submit (1) one photo or (1) one 15-second (00:00:15) video to Instagram with your best dance moves using #StateFarmGroove and #ContestEntry for a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2015 ESSENCE Festival®, presented by Coca-Cola®

2. Must visit and click on “Connect To Enter” to verify submission.


“Get In The Groove” For A Chance To Win A Trip To The 2015 ESSENCE Festival

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What’s one of your milestones or goals that made you break out into a happy dance this year?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own.

About the Blogger - Kiwi the Beauty

Kiwi is the free spirited blogger and content creator of As a digital influencer, she produces creative inspiration around beauty, lifestyle, media and travel leisure. Her life mantra is to make manifesting fun! When she’s not blogging, she is eating trendy hipster food, carrying crystals, making it rain at her local farmer's market and binge brunching. Follow her on her blog and social media at + @kiwithebeauty

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  • Dianna M says:

    The goal I achieved this year is getting in shape. I didn’t think I could do it because I have been putting it off for years. I quit smoking, starting eating healthy, and working out. I feel better than ever!

  • Robin Masshole mommy says:

    I think a vision board is such a good idea. I keep meaning to make one for myself 🙂

  • A broke my personal best for business done this year, which is pretty awesome. I did a happy dance over that!

  • Catherine S says:

    A vision board is such a great idea. I am part way to my goal of getting into shape.

  • Liz Mays says:

    These are such awesome accomplishments, grats! I bet there will be many more fun opportunities for you in the future!

  • Marcie W. says:

    I love the idea of a vision board and congratulations on your features. You are absolutely stunning!

  • Debbie Denny says:

    A vision board is cool. Congrats to you on your dreams

  • Pam says:

    Congratulations! You must be so happy! Also, the vision board is such a great idea.

  • Candy O says:

    How amazing Kiwi! You are such a beauty! Love your magazine cover and spread.

  • Pauline C. says:

    Awesome idea! A vision board is definitely on my to do list it creates excitement!

  • Mami2jcn says:

    Finding out I was having a baby girl made me want to dance.

  • Jeanine says:

    This is so awesome! Congrats to you! The vision board sounds fabulous, I think it’s a great idea!

  • Lauren says:

    Watching my kids play soccer and basketball made me want to dance.

  • That is amazing! Congrats to you! I love the vision boards!

  • Pam says:

    Wow! Congratulations to all of your success and I know you are sharing but I think it is totally ok to brag a bit too, LOL. This is big and so awesome. I love the whole idea of a vision board too. What a motivator.

  • Crystal says:

    Congrats! That’s such an amazing experience…and rightfully deserved.

  • This seems like such an amazing time. All of the hair looks gorgeous! I love the curls!

  • Wow, look at YOU!!! Congratulations on the features and everything. That MUST be super duper exciting!

  • Penelope says:

    Wow, what an honor! You look great, and it’s such a HUGE feature! I was in a magazine (milestone for me…I’ve been on tv and in the newspaper but never in a magazine) but my feature was much smaller 😉

  • Theresa says:

    That is so amazing! Good for you! You totally deserve it!

  • nicole dziedzic says:

    One of my goals that made me break out in a happy dance is when I purchased my new car that I saved up for.

  • You do have beautiful hair. Congrats on so many great things happening for you.

  • Susan Christy says:

    I paid off a credit card! I did a LONG happy dance!!

  • Julie Wood says:

    I did a Happy Dance when I found out that my son proposed to his girlfriend and they will be getting married next year!!

  • Amy Desrosiers says:

    Congrats on being featured in and on a magazine cover. I think it is awesome that you had a major dream come true!

  • Elle says:

    Finding out my older brother was having another child with his wife.

  • Natalie says:

    I wanted to dance when I got a new job!

  • Kelly D says:

    I was happy when my husband and I met the goal of re-finishing our floors by this summer.

  • I love trip giveaways, they’re so exciting!

  • That is so exciting for you girlie! Love reading your blog!

  • Karen Eidson says:

    This is just so fabulous. I have heard people say in the past that they “spoke it into existence” and I know it can be done. I had a dream since I was 14 to be a park ranger at the Grand Canyon. I applied for the job for 5 years in a row before I got hired. As my husband and I were driving up the hwy to the entrance station the first year we worked there, I just couldn’t control my excitement. I did that job for 5 years before I finally retired. I am now 63 and it was my “grand experience” of my life. I loved every minute of it. Now I have to make a Vision Board for another dream I have.

  • Dawn Monroe says:

    I danced when my niece graduated and my son was chosen to attend Tim Horton’s summer camp in Canada.

  • Stephanie says:

    getting my daughter potty trained

  • Karen Glatt says:

    I really like your vision board! What a great idea, and I wanted to dance when I saw my sister give birth to twins last year!!

  • OMGosh girl I am so THRILLED for you! YAH YAH!

    My big thing this year was that I wanted to start fiction writing again and really hit the ground running. I’m exited to see my sales are really staring to climb and I am excited for that.

    I’ve been creating a vision board for my website(s) as I am making some changes later this year. It’s going to take some time because of all the steps involved, but I feel this is the best decision I could make for myself.

  • Amber says:

    Congratulations on all of the great things you are seeing manifested in your life! My biggest goal this year was to launch my ecourse on public speaking for bloggers and entrepreneurs, and I did it! It was well received and my students have been awesome. I look forward to doing more to grow my business and manifest big dreams this year!

  • steve weber says:

    The birth of my new nephew 2 weeks ago!

  • LOVE that you’re actually LIVING your vision board. Your magazine features are AMAZING! One goal I had for 2015 was to create my first product, and I launched it the first quarter of the year. Now I’m working on the 2nd product. Whoop! Whoop!

  • Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I did a happy dance when I weighed myself recently! I’m the lowest I’ve been in awhile from running everyday.

  • Yaaaaaasssssss!!! You are KILLING the game and I love it! CONGRATS on all of your success. When I look at my vision board I get excited because I’ve begun to see a lot manifested. One of my proudest happy dance moments was speaking at Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success Conference earlier this year 🙂

  • Nadeen says:

    congratulations Kiwi! You dream it and believe and also work hard for it so you deserve your blessings! I’m sure you will have a blast at Essence. New Orleans is one of my favorite cities!

  • Congrats on all your success! Your story definitely inspires me to keep pushing towards all the goals on my own vision board. I’d have to say that my proudest moment has been co-authoring a book with my sister which is transforming lives. The testimonials we continue to get from women who have read Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? are a definite confirmation that, as challenging as some of the personal stories were to write, they were meant for us to share.

  • Holly says:

    That is so awesome. Congrats. I need to seriously work on my vision board. I keep saying that.

  • Adanna says:

    I love that you’re getting all of these opportunities and manifesting your dreams. Congratulations and here’s to the other half of the year.

  • Amanda says:

    Congratulations! This is so exciting! How beautiful it came out!

  • Lashonda says:

    I keep seeing vision boards, but really didn’t believe they were effective. But the good book says, write the vision and make it plain. I see what you truly believe you can achieve. I;m going to create one now!! Thanks for the inspiration Kiwi.

  • LaShawn says:

    One of my goals this year was to speak at a conference and I’m speaking at BlogHer this year in New York! Congratulations to you!!

  • MJ says:

    I love reading about your journey to success via your visionboard. I’ve decided to do a visionboard for mid year since my birthday is this month and it’s my personal new year. Congrats to you and envy Essence Fest.

  • Lauren says:

    Many congratulations on your accomplishments this year! You look fabulous on the magazine cover, and on the previous insert. As far as my goals are concerned, I unexpectedly was able to land my dream job this year. Moving soon, and excited about it! Best of luck to all those who participate in the contest!

  • Nicole says:

    Love it!! I’m Such a fan of visions board and the ideology of law of attractions. We totally attract back what we put out and think about. Congrats so much on your successes!

  • Emily Smith says:

    I completed my goal to expand my garden this year. It’s three times bigger and all my plants are flourishing!

  • You have been such an inspiration! I love watching everything that you’re doing this year and absolutely delighted for you. I had a bit of a later start on my vision board, made one at the end of March, but it’s already coming true so I’m really excited about tackling this next 6 mos of 2015!

  • Breanna says:

    Wow! What an amazing accomplishment! You looked absolutely gorgeous in all of your features, though, obviously you ARE gorgeous, so that’s no surprise! 🙂 How AMAZING! Great job, and congrats!

  • Madonna says:

    The birth of my grandbabies made me want to break into a happy dance

  • Amanda says:

    I have heard so many great things about vision boards and clearly it worked for you. Thanks for the inspiration to help me chart my goals and set off on a path of success. You are just stunning, too! xo

  • Anita Utami says:

    Hi there Kiwi the Beauty, your post is very inspiring. Here I am, it’s already June, and I don’t think any of my dreams has manifested yet. I am not going to give up though. After reading your post, I am going to work harder to reach my goals. Congratulations on your great achievements!

  • rochkirstin says:

    Oh wow this is another good testimony that having a vision board really works and it makes your dreams come true! I have to yet to create my new one for this year. Being featured in a magazine is so cool! Congratulations! 🙂

  • Victoria says:

    That’s absolutely amazing! Congrats!! Love the photos you shared and your hair is absolutely fantastic!! I can definitely see why they chose to have you in the magazine spread.

  • desirae says:

    How amazing is that?!? Can I just say that your hair is amazing! I totally need to make a vision board, but always put it back on the back burner.

  • Sara says:

    Oh my goodness! You have had quite the year so far and I’m sure it will only get better! Your hair really is gorgeous. I need a vision board, I think it’s such a brilliant and truly inspirational idea, thank you!

  • Melissa says:

    Wow! What an amazing honor! You truly have some amazing hair and deserve this amazing cover shoot and trip to the 2015 Essence Festival. Congrats and can’t wait to see how your trip goes!

  • Krystal says:

    You are SUCH an inspiration! I am loving all the press that you are getting for your blog and business. Keep it up! I should really make a new vision board this year. I would love to manifest a few visions into reality!

  • Heidi B says:

    The day my kids were born was a big accomplishment to me. I had waited all my life to meet them.

  • Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    Wow girl, you ARE having an amazing year, how fantastic for you! Congratulations on all your magazine features and your cover story, what an amazing achievement and I bet it made you so happy and excited to see. Your hair is fab by the way!

  • Elena says:

    the birth of my new nephew

  • Birdiebee says:

    I just made it to my five year mark of being cancer-free in May 2015.

  • Lisa Brown says:

    buying a new vehicle made me very happy

  • Mary Cloud says:

    I haven’t accomplished any of my goals yet this year but I’m still working on them. A vision board is a great idea.

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