Yesterday, morning I woke up fixed breakfast and told my kid to have a great day at work. About 3 minutes later, my son calls and said the car was hit. Thank God, everyone involved was fine. Today, I learned that a co-worker's wife was killed in a card accident and leaves behind 4 small children and a husband. My heart goes out to the family who I know is having a hard time in this moment.
Today I had a lady walk up to me and tell me how beautiful I looked and asked, "Has anyone told you that they loved you today?" She gave me a hug and went on her way.
To reflect on the events of the last 24 hours, I couldn't help but think about how quickly life can change and how valuable every breathing moment truly is. How important it is to love on family and friends. Today, tell your family how much you love them. Remember, life can drastically change in a blink of an eye.
Speak of From the Soul
I was checking my email this morning Goals on Track sent me a newsletter entitled, "7 Good Habits of Highly Successful People" I'm sure many of you have read the book by Stephen Covey. I have read it several times. In fact, I use it as a workbook. It is important that constantly revisit ideas that work to keep them in the forefront of our minds and brains. Please take a minute and reconnect with 7 Good Habits of Highly Successful People
Have a Blessed Day!
This morning, I saw this on Facebook which represents where I am in this moment. I truly needed this reminder that everyone is not going to have the same heart as myself. Everyone is not going to do for me as I do for them. Some will see the value and others will not. Some will make it a priority and some will not. Some are ready and some are not. Some believe and some do not. It's okay because God will send those who do have the same heart and I just have to be patient and wait on the Lord. I am moving at the speed of God. I must always remember that. Thanking you, Lord for all that you have done and will do going forward. Amen.
Thanksgiving for me is everyday. Through all my trials and tribulations, God always gets me through. I am Thankful for it all because I realize that it is all apart of the purpose. In 2011, A Sista's Circle Empowerment Network, LLC was a vision. Today it is reality. Thank you, Ladies for saying, "Yes" and supporting your "Yes". Love each and everyone of you.
I've been in my office most of the day, jamming on some nice smooth jazz and entering my business cards in an excel spreadsheet. I know I would not be doing this if it were not for our calendar project. This is one of those tasks that I had been saying I was going to do and never got around to it. I'm sure many of you are being stretched as well. Being Stretched to do something to make your business and your life flow better is huge. What has this project stretched you to do?
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.
I'm really blessed and happy to be apart of the sista circle, or as I like to think of us "ASCEN". Ida and Tracey Stevens are helping me with my business and website projects. The encouraging feeling I've received from just listening to all the women who come to the CIRCLE is incredible.
I told the group that I was looking into using a room at Joanne Fabric store, for teaching beading, Ms Bunny suggested I start at her Senior center community instead.
Karen Mcfadden was so nice and helpful to show me how to boost my instagram page. I look forward to further engagement with ASCEN!!
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.
I am grateful to God to be apart of the sista circle. Last night my sistas were so helpful.
You showed me that I am apart of the right group. As I'm learning how to walk seriously in my business, I can say I have some insecurities, and you all were willing to help. Last night showed me once again that I can get feed back and genuine help from you ladies. The amazing thing that comes to my mind is that I've just meet most you, and I'm already comfortable.
I have spoken to two women on the elevator today. The story is I was on my way to my car , having just left the exercise class. I happen to have on a new company shirt. One of the women commented that it looked real nice. I told her that I actually had it on because I left my tee shirt home and this was all I had to exercise in, I laughed and told them I put it on and kept it moving. That made them laugh too.
Ms Bunny was amazing with her poem. As Karen and I were on our way home, we started to converse about how we felt , and I said, it felt like light was being shone in the dark places, and Karen said" that's what Ms Bunny's poem was about" Ahhhh
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
I am looking for talent for the Cultural Arts side of Collective Minds. I you know a dance troop, poet, or musician that would like to perform please let me know. Unfortunately, this is unpaid but you can sell your CDs, Books, or advertise your services.
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.