Shifting Gears

shifting gears

Facebook is funny. It just started this thing where it shows you things you posted on this day last year and the years prior. Sometimes I don’t need a reminder – I just want to leave those memories in the distant past. But I recently came across a post of mine from 3 years ago that said: I shift more gears than a 4-speed Yugo in rush hour traffic. And I still feel this way. Shifting gears has become more of a way of life for me than something that happens occasionally. I am no stranger to change. Read More →

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Fear is a Thief!

Fear is a liar. Fear is a thief.

Don’t let fear lie to you!

In the month of January, I hosted my very first Fear NOT workshop for women who wanted to push past their hesitations and move into their destinies. It was a complete eye-opener for me as I had to face my own fears and press on just so that I could practice what I would be preaching. In coaching the women in the workshop, I discovered that they were apprehensive about their own gifts and purposes, but they were more than qualified to launch out. They had degrees in their chosen fields, had been working in these fields for 10-plus years, studied and earned certifications, had been practicing their talents their entire lives. But why when it came time to actually DO what their bigger picture and inner selves were nudging them to do, they got cold feet and stage fright? Read More →

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God Inspired Ideas

God inspired ideas

Sometimes I have so many ideas I can hardly stand it. I used to become so upset with my mind’s inability to quiet down but I’ve since learned to embrace it as a gift. I used to take it for granted and think everybody had a barrage of ideas all the time. But I realized that this is who I am and who I have always been. See, I was raised as an only child in a single parent home. Imagination was how I made it through my childhood. Read More →

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What’s Holding You Back?

Pridea high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.

I am confessing something that I have held onto which has held me back for quite some time in business and in relationships. I am doing so in order that I may repent, be accountable and make a positive change. I have allowed this small thing to grow into a mighty tree with strong roots. Roots so strong and deep that I didn’t realize how much work it would take to dig it up and how vulnerable I would feel in the process of doing so. That thing is pride.

 

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Enlarged Territory

vast sea and sky, sunset

[She] was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted [her] request. – 1 Chronicles 4:10

So listen, I had the prayer of Jabez in my spirit like crazy for the past 4 months, easy. And I thought it was a cute little prayer. I mean, I did really want God to enlarge my territory. I wanted more. But I didn’t listen to the advice that I give others when I tell them “be careful what you pray for because God’s answers don’t always come packaged in cute boxes with pretty bows on them”. Read More →

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