Olympic Games 2016 has started and its only right that we acknowledge all of the #BlackGirlMagic that Team USA has poppin’ oversees.

TheRoot.com added an article about 8 Olympic Athletes That Are Embracing Their Black Girl Magic In Rio. Reading about these women instantly gave me chills. Can you imagine their journey and all they’ve been through to get to this moment? Without a doubt, I’m sure their path was challenging, maybe even some upsets, and some setbacks, but guess what, they made it.

And then it hit me, just like they continued to keep going, no matter what circumstance they had to overcome, so can I, and of course, so can YOU.

I began to research more about these ladies, and then I came across the ShotDiva.


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Meet Michelle Carter, also known as the “ShotDiva,” the Two-time Olympian (2008, 2012) will be representing Team USA in shot put at this year’s Olympic games.

Not only is Michelle an athlete, she’s a motivator too. The ShotDiva has a passion for encouraging others to become all that they can be, to think outside the box, and surpass limitations. One of her favorite scriptures, Philippians 4:13, states, “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.”

As I was learning more about the ShotDiva, what really stuck out to me was not only is she a Two-time Olympian, and a motivator, she’s also a Certified Professional Make-Up Artist. Hints the name, ShotDiva. But no really, How does she find the time?

And wait, there’s more! Michelle is the founder of You Throw Girl Sports Confidence Camp, which focuses on the complete female athlete through confidence building and athletic empowerment, and is also the owner of Shot Diva’s Makeup. One of the quotes she lives by is “When you look good… you feel good and you will do good”.

Michelle says she’s ready to face any obstacle that comes her way because she knows where her strength comes from.

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If you’re asking yourself, “how is she doing all of this,” here’s how… Michelle is doing so many awesome things because she set out to do so many awesome things! AND SO CAN YOU.

Do you have any goals that you’re dying to complete? Write them down, and S-T-A-R-T NOW!

I learned not to let anyone tell you what your limit is, or put any restrictions on YOUR dream! NOT EVEN YOURSELF. Sometimes we’re our biggest supporter and our biggest critic.

So thank you, ShotDiva, for living your dream, and just doin’ the damn thang!

I know she’s motivated me this Monday, and hopefully she motivated you as well! Head to her website to learn more about what she’s doing! http://shotdiva.com, You can also watch her live, Friday August 12th as she competes for yet another medal!

Happy Monday, and may the rest of your week be filled with awesome vibes and great opportunities!