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Let God Crown You, Not The Streets

Let God Crown You, Not The Streets.

To all my young girls and young women who believe the streets are loyal.

Being a Trap Queen and chasing fast money is not an aspiration.

No one is going to be there when the cuffs and shackles are put on. Your “street family” don’t visit or can’t visit, they don’t put money on your commissary, they’re not there when your name is stripped to a number and when you have to strip, squat and cough. Your man aka bae moves on to the next chick who is not in the streets. You are left with broken promises, unanswered phone calls and no mail from those you looked out for, fought for, showed up for, left your family for, and spent money on. Those you broke bread with and held down suddenly disappear and you now become a memory and your status becomes forgotten.

Fast cars become a trip on Con Air or a prison bus as you are transported from court or prison to prison. Jewelry and expensive bags become shackles and cuffs. Those brand labels you wear become sweats, tan or orange suits. The streets you once rep and your street family are replaced with cement walls, food that looks like death, steel toilets, dirty cells, 2in thick beds, used panties, women who try to test you mentally, physically and sexually, COs and counselors who take advantage.

You didn’t want to listen to your mother or mother figure when you were a “trap queen” so now that is replaced with a “prison mom” who’s doing lots of time and they show you who to trust and how to do your time.

You learn to adjust and get excited about mail call and commissary days or being moved from a holding facility like MCC to a prison so you can live a little and eat real food. Trading soups for cigarettes or crocheting slippers for snacks.

Trap Queens have to fight for their freedom with a public defender or paid lawyer who goes out for drinks after work with the same prosecutors who work tirelessly to give you a plea deal that is unjust or charges that give maximum sentences.

Wake up! Don’t trade your name for a number. Let God crown you not the streets.

Lucinda Cross Interviewed By: Better Than Success Podcast

podcastLucinda Cross Interviewed By: Better Than Success

In our interview with Lucinda Cross, she drops some amazing jewels on how to Activate Your Life Now and how she helps amazing entrepreneurs such as yourself get started. She gets down to the nitty-gritty on how procrastination can be your ultimate downfall unless you learn how to master your mindset, so that your not just allowing life to happen. Lucinda has taken the world’s best kept secrets and helped them to gain exposure. She has assisted numerous Reality TV Stars with understanding how to maximize and monetize their rise to stardom. Lucinda instills in her clients two main principles utilizing 5 Pillars of Excellence:

Principles

  1. Master Your Mindset
  2. What is the Root of Your Business

Pillars

  1. Faith
  2. Family
  3. Friends
  4. Finances
  5. Fitness

Click here to listen to the full interview. Mastering Your Mindset to Activate Your Life 

The Moment You Discover Your Strengths, Is the Moment You…

You know too much to turn back now. You’re on purpose, you answered the call, you said YES to your assignment. It’s too late…you are now in the Danger Zone. Dangerously on purpose, dangerously on fire, focused and dangerously free…It’s on now and there is nothing they can do about it. Say “it’s too late, I’m already here”? Lucinda Cross

11141333_10204287996063577_2308263153327543571_n (1)One thing we all want is respect.  We want others to believe in us and in what we do.  In order to make the necessary shifts we must tune into our power.  Many of us are on the wrong channel in our lives.  We are on the Entertainment tonight channel when we should be tuned into the Discovery channel of our life.

This week I challenge you to Stand up and Speak up. Start with confronting any fears you have.  Once you confront your fears then you can truly create the life you desire and that takes time.

Ask yourself this question… (more…)

Vision Board Series: 3 Mistakes Most People Make When Creating Their Vision Board

DSC00227I am constantly amazed with the things my son does. He can take some items out of my purse and make a fort. Have you ever noticed what happens when you give a group of toddlers some random items to play with? Things get pretty zesty.

They end up drawing or creating something that they are extremely proud of. They end up putting some pieces together to see what awesomeness they can create or build. Their creative wheels begin to turn and their imagination just runs wild.

What do you think happens when you give the same box to some teenagers? Things go from zesty to testy. The teenagers begin to question what’s in the bag, is it silly, dumb or childish? They are no longer focused on being creative. The focus in on image and appearance. They either wait to be told what to do, or they refuse to do anything at all.
Now give the same bag of random items to some adults and they won’t know what to do. They will begin searching the bag for instructions. Looking to see what should be done or how. There is no zest, no test just where are the instruction so I can do this the “right way.”

Three mistakes most people make when creating a vision board are:

Mistake #1. Thinking that you are making a mistake is a mistake. Don’t focus on a perfect layout or the perfect images. I challenge my attendees to make the best board they can with what they have in this moment. I constantly remind them that there is no mistakes, no right way to do it. Just create without rules. Leave the perfectionist and control freak home.

Mistake #2. Being embarrassed by not reaching previous goals. Just like the toddlers with the bag of random items. If what they are creating doesn’t work, they find another way, and another way, and another. Don’t be embarrassed by putting weight loss on your board for another year. Be honest with yourself and be free. IMG_6051

Mistake #3. Setting no intentions but expecting results. Creating a vision board is not like waving a magic wand and the life you want magically appears. It takes work, a high level of persistence and tenacity.  Let’s use the example in Mistake #2 with the objective of losing weight. The goal is to paste inspirational words and images of living healthy. Which means that you may have to cut images of friends smiling, words that speak to loving yourself, anything that will support you in living a healthy lifestyle. I encourage you to also be specific on how much weight you want to lose. Looking at salad on your post board every morning may not motivate you, but looking at a salad next to a picture of nice fit body, a handsome man, a picture of your favorite vacation and a bathing suit, just might trigger some positive energy. The more specific you are the better. Pick images that will trigger an emotion into an action.

When your visions are supported by a “why” that has meaning, you will find the “how” to bring them to reality. #Activate2K15 #ActivateYourVision

Check out the amazing feature of Lucinda Cross in January 2015 issue of Essence Magazine. Page. 85 on manifesting your vision boards for 2015. For interviews please email Nye Scott media@activatingamerica.com.

Sign up for the Activate Your Vision Board Party Tour in Florida Feb. 7, 2015. http://lucindacross.com/trainingcourses/visionboardparty/

The Disciplined Lead-her

When it comes to showing up in the world there is a movement called “Authenticity” that is forcing itself upon almost every woman seeking change. Part of the movement involves us as women to embrace change and be transparent with ourselves in order to show up in an impactful and meaningful manner.

The role that most women are being called to is a new form of leadership that I call Lead-her-ship.  This forces each and every woman to remove their limiting beliefs and embrace their greatness, all while leading the next woman to the water. (more…)

2013 Activate Reflections #3: Mean Streets of Social Media

It is not a game on these social media streets.

Some people use this as a way to mislead the people. Make sure you do your due diligence before you hire someone to work with, invite to speak to your group, or take on as a client. I have met some phonies, fakes and everything in between.

Never make a decision in haste.

Check out these two people search engines. (information taken from lifehacker.com)

“The internet offers several search engines dedicated to finding information about a given person. While it’s not always the best way to find the information you’re looking for, it’s generally a good means of locating enough data that you can cross-reference to find what you want. (More on this later.) We have a couple of favorites.

Pipl is very comprehensive and doesn’t require more than a name. If you provide it with additional information, it will provide you with more accurate results. What’s both great and problematic about Pipl is that it attempts to profile a person like it knows them. When it’s correct, it gives you a very comprehensive look at a person. If it’s not, you may end up believing false information about a person.

123People is equally comprehensive but asks for both a name and location (although the location can be as vague as a country). It also sorts its results into separate categories, which is great if you’re looking for something specific. It also provides you with a means of obtaining additional information through paid public record searches, but presumably you’re trying to avoid those if you’re reading this post. That said, 123People is nicely organized and can be a great starting point when you’re trying to find social media accounts and other places to look for more.P

When using these sites, it’s very important to remember that there’s a high chance of finding information that’s either inaccurate or about a different person with the same/similar name.”

It’s important to cross reference what you know.

~Lucinda Cross.com

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Conference Decoration Blessing Of The Year

Still not convinced greater is coming… Less than 15 days away after talking to dozens of decorators, trying to get a red bottom look on a payless budget…

God sends a well known decorator Shaun Carson who decorates the Waldorf Astoria and known for providing the hottest floral decor for celebrity weddings. He gives me a quote below my budget, if I mention the investment you might faint. Lol.

His team decorated the whole conference from top to bottom, indoors and out. His first words to me was “I am here to be an answer to your prayer, what do you need me to do? I am here to serve.”

My point: God laughs at your budget. Just stay true to the vision and God will blow your mind.

Save the date for Activate 2K14 on Sept. 20th in NY

 

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Try Something New For 30 Days

 

 

 

 

 

I love challenges, and the best way to get me to do something is through short and consistent action steps. Starting today I am embarking on a personal 30 Days of More.


I will wake up at 5am for the next 30 days consistently to meditate, pray and work out. I usually get up at 5am, say my prayers and go back to bed for a quick 45min snooze before waking the kids up for school.  The purpose of me waking up at 5am is to build spiritual strength. Spiritual strength equals more life, more happiness, more money, more opportunities, more, more and more. There is something about the morning and getting spiritually grounded that helps my day flow. I am more alert and aware, I am more creative and productive. I am ready for 30 days of more.

What are you willing to do consistently in 30 days, that you may add or remove in order to live better?

(I will report my results as I go along so stay tuned and please feel free to post your personal 30Day challenge for yourself. I encourage you to share yours below so we can celebrate together and encourage each other.)

 

Trading in Busyness for Effectiveness

This video is just a confirmation as to why Activation is required.

Bishop T.D. Jakes talks about using 80% of your time to do the things you were created to do and 20% on the things you don’t have to do.  Please watch this video and make a list of things that you are going to stop doing, start doing and what you will continue to do.

We must maximize our lives and it starts with editing your life to do more purpose driven activities and less of the busy bee stuff.

The Activate Intensive is a purpose driven 4 week online seminar to support you in getting on track and staying focused on the things God has called you to do. http://lucindacross.com/op/activateonline

 

Lucinda Cross

The Activator

 

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