New Year, New You? Real “Resolutions” Require Resolve

By Celli Arenas


Funny!!! I said I was going to take a break from writing until after the new year, but clearly I can not. We do what we were created to do, and we do so effortlessly. I am a writer. Period. If you are a jerk, effortlessly, it is going to be hard for you to become a “better you”. Unless you are going to be a bigger jerk, or a jerkier-jerk.

Let’s try this. Change yourself for the better. Start internally with who you are on the inside. Really reflect on who you are as a person and start the change from within. You can make lots of money, wear the fanciest clothes, drive the best cars, wear the finest jewels, take the best most exotic vacations, and be seen rubbing elbows with famous people; but if you are a world class, rich, handsome/pretty, well dressed asshole…you have work to do. Get that in check for the new year, do us all that favor, please… Thank You!

Here is what I’m going to resolve to do…

1. Mind my business! I neglected my gifts and talents to try to please/impress other people last year. I had to “prove myself” as being good enough, only to be shown that my best was not respected or appreciated at all. What did I learn? Some people do not deserve my effort, interest, nor respect. I recognize it, accept it, and I have moved on.
2. Call people out on the BS when I see it and hear it. Do not insult my intelligence. Enough said.
3. Be better not bitter. People assume that because I call out the BS, that I am angry or bitter. No, I am better. I used to actually care about what people think and I used to craft eloquent and diplomatic responses to appear compassionate to both sides. Well, that’s done. I’m not bitter because I recognize BS when I hear it and see it. Be prepared to present the facts when you attempt to persuade me.

Last but not least, you can pick up both of my books at! There is a lot more in store for 2015, I can’t wait!

Celli Arenas
Celli Arenas

Celli Arenas, published author, has been featured in several magazines, such as: MIA Magazine, Success Magazine, Legacy Magazine. She is the host blogger at, and hosts for BlogTalk Radio. She has also published two books, “30 Days of Dynamic Pursuit” a self-help journal, and “Sidetracked: He Used To Love Me”, a coming of age novel, both are available at

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We Want A Piece of The Rock

By, Celli Arenas

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been named the highest-grossing actor of the year! Everybody wants a piece of “The Rock”, and here’s why:
1. The former Miami Hurricane Defensive Tackle/WWE Wrestler demonstrates certain confidence that draws both male and female audience members in. Is it that smile, the raised eyebrow, and the flex of his massive biceps that hook the viewers in…OF COURSE. He is gorgeous! The diverse combination of ethnicities of his parents created a tantalizing DNA cocktail that audiences can’t get enough refills of!
2. Money in the bank, yes. Move over Robert Downey, Jr. The Rock is here. I remember watching The Rock re-enter the press junket in 2011, he gave us fair warning that he was filming and wrapping several films at the same time. When he gave us the “heads up”, we had no idea that he would blow up like this! Jonson starred in four commercially successful films back to back. This is an opportunity that actors pray for. The film, “Fast & Furious 6” grossed $789 million globally. Combined with the box office proceeds from “G.I. Joe Retaliation”, “Pain and Gain”, and “Snitch”; Johnson, 41 year old box office phenom, closed out 2013, raking $1.3 billion in at the global box office. Not too shabby, Dwayne.
3. He is a cool guy. PERIOD. Everybody likes the guy that they can talk to. Johnson learned early on that possessing a positive attitude, being kind to good people and sticking it to the jerks is the way to go. We learned to cheer his good guy character on while watching him in the ring. He has a marketable strategy that has won him a spot in the highest grossing films of the year. He also got involved with smaller films and brought his brand value to them. No film snobbery here. His powerful pitch is engaging but his delivery on film, seals the deal. Yeah, Dwayne…we smell what The Rock is cooking, and we all want a piece!