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Ida Crawford-Entrepreneur Coach's Posts (75)

  • I Believe I Can Fly

    I am grateful for the opportunity to be invited  to do a lunch time workshop at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The theme is "I Believe I Can Fly" It's about doing the thing that you are afraid of. Not so long ago, public speaking was my biggest fear. I heard somebody say "Do the Thing That You Are Afraid Of: Those words resonated with me. Motivational speaking goes along with life coaching. I knew I needed to over-come this fear in order to build my practice. So I decided to join a Toast Masters group. I attended every other week religiously for 2 years. My practice group started with kids, as I speak for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education. Going forward, I have done some other speaking engagements at churches and expos

    I say this to say, we're all afraid of something. Do it anyway. Do it afraid. If I had stayed in that place of fear, the opportunities would not be presenting themselves today. Don't get me wrong, I'm a little nervous, but I'm not afraid.

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  • I had a great time with Stephanie and both the Karen's. The ladies learned a few things. Can't wait until the next computer training session.

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  • Meeting Ideas

    Thank you ladies for an awesome meeting. A special Thank you to Bunny who gave us all frames for our Sista's Creed, as well as sharing a beautiful poem that she wrote. As always our meetings are so special and enlightening. The time went too fast. One of our members suggested that we have a registry with everyone's phone number. So look for that in the next day or too

    Going forward, I would like each member to do a presentation on their business. The presentation needs to be no more than 15 minutes. At the end of your presentation, we will provide written feed back to support you in being the best you can be.

    At every meeting we will have an exercise to develop everyone in perfecting their elevator pitch.

    Please let us know what is important to you to discuss at our meetings.

    Many Blessings To You and Yours


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  • New Beginnings Youth Development & Coaching Program is an initiative that focuses on providing young people with the tools they need to strengthen and promote healthy development.

    Click Here to Check Out Their Website

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  • As I was scrolling through my emails, I found this powerful message regarding goal setting. Some of you, I have had conversations with creating Smart Goals. As a Coach, Creating Smart Goals is first when I start working with a client. Everything takes time. When we develop behaviors in our life that do not serve us, it is usually something that you have practiced over time, not even realizing that you are doing it. You continue to practice that thing, even though you don't like the outcome. Why, because change is hard. Change takes being conscious and intentional about that thing you want to either add or remove from your life. Many times than not we will let ourselves down with the quickness. Having someone outside yourself to be accountable to, changes everything. Before you can pursue anything in your life, you need to first want to and then you need a plan. That is, a smart plan that will allow you to achieve it. It is not easy. However, as you know, anything worth having you will have to work hard for it.  I hope you apply this to your life, which will support you in your business. Visit this page as often as you need to. Make it happen, whatever that looks like for you.

    Many Blessings and Love to You and Yours
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  • DoSomething.Org is an organization where young people come together to "make the world suck less." It is one of the largest organizations where young people can be apart of social change. The organization has 2.5 million members. Members create campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. 

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  • I was sitting here thinking, the many times I heard the words, "90% of Achievement is Showing UP" "Wait on the Lord,"  All week, I was trying to convince myself to not go to the Health Event at the  Randallstown Community City on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Everyone I asked to go with me, said they had to work or do something else and couldn't make it. On Thursday, something in my spirit said, you have to go. Although, there were not a ton people like the last event, however, God brought the right people. I had the pleasure of meeting the Wylie family. An amazing family, very tight knit.  In collaborating with different members of the family, a meeting place was found for A Sista's Circle Empowerment Network, LLC at no charge to us. My fellow Sistas Annette Miller, Renee Carter , Karen Smith and my son came out and supported and shared in this special moment. We were brought to tears of joy. I know in my spirit that God is pleased about what we are doing. He has literally made a way when nothing was there that the eye could see. We are all together for a special purpose. Some of us see it and some have not yet arrived. And just to think that I almost did not attend this event. I would have missed this Blessing. A Special Thank You to our CEO, God for his continuous favor and guiding our steps. Thank you to the fabulous women whom He has brought into this organization to share their special gifts and talents. 

    In Jesus Name, Amen.

    More details to come about our meeting place.

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  • Come Sit With Me

    There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."


    I'm supposed to pick 8 women who have touched my life and who I think might participate. Please send this back to me. Remember to just read the quotation. That's all you have to do. There is nothing attached. Just send this to 8 women you would like to sit at your table and let me know what happens on the 4th day. Thank you!!


    Quote: "Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

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  • Working Together As One

    Feleshia Thomas, you are a true Sista in A Sista's Circle Empowerment Network, LLC. I appreciate you, taking care of the important meeting  that I totally forgot about due to all of the preparation going on for Chere Cofield's "Let's Get Serious" Health and Wellness Expo. You stepped in took care of the meeting, prepared the proposal and delivered it. You truly displayed what it means to "Work Together As One" Thank you so much for all that you do. Love you, girl.

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  • How is your day?

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  • More Lifestyle Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Ellen Gee on BlogTalkRadio
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  • Over Coming Procrastination

    Ida Crawford

    “Over Coming Procrastination“ 

    A step by step approach to support you in developing an action plan to “get it done.”

    • Learn what your triggers are.
    • Develop ways to make not so fun tasks fun. 
    • Learn how to work towards excellence, not perfection.
    • Steps for eliminating procrastination

    Over Coming Procrastination

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  • Tribute to Martin Luther King

    I believed that Martin Luther King was anointed by God, just as other people of the Bible. They were all born with a specific purpose to complete before leaving earth. Recently, I attended a breakfast at The Associated Jewish Federation of Maryland where  we viewed "A Divided Class." I thought is was very provocative. It confirmed for me that I must make a difference and do something.

    A Class Divided

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  • The Power of Gratitude

    I write a lot about gratitude because I know how powerful it is to be thankful and grateful for everything you have. This Thanksgiving, as you enjoy family and friends, take a moment to look around and acknowledge all of the little things that we sometimes take for granted. In this moment, I am grateful for the joy I feel because I have a grateful heart and mind-set. It has brought so many things in my life that I would have never otherwise received. I just want to say, "Thank You."

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