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I'm Monique!

Hey, I’m Monique Elise! I’m an author, working professional, and influencer. Welcome to my corner of the world wide web – a special place where I’m passionate about empowering women to live their most fabulous lives.

One of the saddest things I see women do is limit their potential. Well, that stops here, sis!  I’m going to help you shatter the glass ceiling you’ve placed over your life, realize your brilliance, and become the woman you not only long but deserve to be! Here, you can find inspiration from my lifestyle tips, financial advice, and personal development gems.

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Monique Elise is a convergence of two of my life’s passions: writing and helping others. Writing has always given me comfort, even when I was a young girl because it was an outlet to dream,  use my imagination, vent my frustrations, and solve my problems. The same with writing, I’ve always been vocal about my thoughts and I’ve enjoyed giving my friends, loved ones, and colleagues advice and tips on things.


I’m so passionate about helping other women master their lives and quiet their doubts because I was once in your shoes. I spent a lot of time doubting and second-guessing myself and what I was truly capable of. I was worried about what people would say, failure, and if I was truly on the right path. My mother always would tell me that I was powerful and would do great things with my life. It was so easy believing her too… my AOL name was BLKPRINCESSBOWDOWN for goodness sake!  So why was I so afraid to own and use my power as an adult?


So, one day I decided NO MORE! If I wanted to walk in line with my purpose, achieve great things and live the life I always wanted, I had to show up for myself, do the work, and tell my doubts to beat it!  Six months later, I did just that. First by quitting a great paying job that I hated, finishing graduate school, paying off my car, and moving back in with my parents (I’m not at all ashamed!) for a fresh start. My simple decision to choose ME sent me on a journey that still gives me goosebumps. During this transition, I pursued my lifelong dream of becoming an author, met the love of my life, launched my blog, and have propelled in my career doing what I love.


Four novels and countless blog posts later, I am a woman on a mission and I have no intentions of slowing down. I’m happy that you’re here and hope to stick around for the ride. I hope that this platform gives you the inspiration, motivation, and reassurance you need to break through the self-imposed glass ceiling you’ve created and say yes to YOU. Become a master of your life and create your happiness,  because you deserve all of that and more sis.

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Get to Know Me Better

#1 What is your favorite vacation spot?

Barcelona, Spain

#2 What is the best advice you have ever received?

Be you, do you, for you…

#3 What are you favorite hobbies?

Reading, coloring, hosting at my house

#4 What’s something not a lot of people know?

I am 1 of 5 children!

#5 What’s something you can’t live without?

My MacBook Pro

#6 What are you business goals for this year?

Help women pursue their passions

#7 What’s your secret talent?

Spending $200 every time I walk into target

#8 What your favorite inspirational quote?

Anything worth having doesn’t come easy!


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