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I see you…I love you. I take you in. ~Viola Davis

“I see you…I love you. I take you in.” ~Viola Davis

I believe we as women must see each other and recognize the wisdom, strength and tenacity in one another. I believe we must take each other in. The response that Viola Davis shared with the NY Times is so profound.

Let’s take each other “in”

Let’s recognize a woman who is doing great.

Let’s send massive amounts of love and support to one another.

NY Times Question: What did you and Taraji P. Henson, a fellow nominee in the drama category, say to each other when you won?

Viola Davis Answer: First of all, that was like the second or third time we hugged through the night. She said, “I love you,” and I said, “I love you more than anything in the world, I love you!” That’s what we said. I think at the end of the day, people want to be seen. And I think that’s why it was important for me and Taraji to acknowledge that in each other, to not just feel like it is competition, to just say, I see you, yes, I see you, too. I love you. I take you in.

Click here to read the full interview.

 

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My coach cracked my face about Essence Fest

During my trip to Dallas Texas to speak at a Teen Empowerment Conference: Ambush Your Dreams.

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I had the opportunity to finally meet my coach face to face. We have been coaching together since 2009, this was truly an epic moment for me.

We talked, we laughed, and we laughed some more, then it happened…

A great coach can see the concern behind all the MAC and NARS. She says, “Lucinda what is going on?”

I tell her half of the concern.

“Bayo (my husband) wants to go to Essence Fest and I am not sure about going.” She said, “Why not?”

I begin to tell her about my deep desire to be a part of Essence Fest Empower U. I tell her all the great things that have transpired since the article release in January. I tell her about the snow ball effect with the media and how it only makes perfect sense to conclude my vision board tour in NOLA and bring my husband along. She begins to break it down about target, timing and season. She reminds me of how supportive my husband has been of my travels, ventures and media imposing in our homes and in our lives. She asked me why I would want to bring him to NOLA for more of that frenzy when it should be a time for having fun, networking and celebrating with him. She asked me again, why would I want to do a focused vision board workshop in a place designed for concerts, fun and unlimited drinks. Why would I think people would be focused on a vision board when they are there to hear their favorite artist perform, dance the night away and
attend the day parties? She informed me that Essence Fest may not be the place for me to conclude, maybe not this year and not this time.

She closed out by saying “take a chill pill, and go with your husband to Essence Fest for fun and be free.”

That moment of questions and reasoning took a huge weight off my back. I now ask you:
* What are you holding back from experiencing because you are not on the agenda?
* What opportunities are you missing out on because you are forgetting the “work hard, play hard rule?”
* When will you put down the business hat and pick up the “carpe diem” live life hat?

As the go-getter I am, I could have easily went down to NOLA and hosted my own event. I am getting emails from media and people who are asking if I am coming down to do vision boarding. What is more important to me is the time with my best friend, lover and supporter, just to be a part of the grand experience. I never been to Essence Fest before so why not enjoy the experience first.

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Here is a picture of me and my coach Kadena. She is my secret weapon.

 

The Gift Of Adversity

The gift of adversity.

Sometimes adversity ends in sweet success, and sometimes it’s in the funk of failure.

One thing that we can all agree on is that adversity forces us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

The adversity that we have to deal with in life challenges us to find our inner strength, and to find strengths we didn’t even know we had, to tackle
problems we had no idea how to solve, and most importantly how to go against the odds.

We come out the other side a different person, with a new perspective and appreciation for life.
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@MommyNoire Feature 10 Moms Who Rock! Including Lucinda Cross

LucindaPostArt-1-643x430By @Konnectshun “Moms, we work hard everyday. We invest in our children. We hold down our home – think breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a few snacks in between. And let’s not forget the daily cleaning duties, bills, and laundry. If married, we nurture our significant others, and if single, we try to go above and beyond to nurture ourselves. All across the board our role as a mother is an important one, and truly, it’s a role that is really built for the strongest. Celebrating the essence of motherhood, Kay Hudson and Kweli Wright, the editors at Mommynoire praise the following 10 Moms Who Rock, because of their traction in the media and blogging world. These women are a beautiful blend of power and influence. They parent and they are professionals at their craft. Cruise through our Moms Who Rock post and salute the women who represent the following verticals: beauty, hair, fashion, community involvement, tech, fitness, lifestyle coaching, food, entertainment, and lastly home decor!” – See more at: http://mommynoire.com/301464/10-fabulous-moms-who-rock-lucinda-cross/#sthash.yxWdf3Mr.dpuf

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I Am A #BESummit Coach. Are you registered?

I just received my coaching schedule for the #BESummit. Talk about super duper excited, you know I will keep you in the loop on the journey. I have to speak at a Boarding school in DC on Thursday, and Friday I will be arriving in ATL gearing up to be of support to the entrepreneurs and visionaries in attendance.

Be sure to register for the upcoming #BESummit!
Save BIG on one-on-one #coaching, use code ESCOACH for $100 off.

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What Does Lucinda Cross, Karen Civil and Sabrina Peterson Have In Common?

Smart Business Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Women Entrepreneurs

Take heed to these wise words from female powerhouses who’ve reached success

Check out this cool article written by Essence Gant on Black Enterprise online.

On your power: “In order to find your power, you have to admit to your truths. You owe it to yourself to get to know you. Familiarize yourself and discover your strengths and weakness and then own it.  If you don’t like what you see, then change it.

“I decided to own up to whom I was, a person who made a mistake. Once I forgave myself, I decided to act, talk and think differently.” Lucinda Cross

Read the full article and learn more about the other ladies mentioned in this awesome article. Please POST, SHARE, COMMENT, TWEET AND PIN http://www.blackenterprise.com/event/advice-women-entrepreneurs/2/

La felicidad a través de los ‘vision boards’ o mapas de los deseos

Lucinda Cross en las jornadas #Activate2K14 del centro de conferencias del diario ‘The New York Times’.

La felicidad a través de los ‘vision boards’ o mapas de los deseos.

Hablamos con la escritora y ‘coach’ estadounidense Lucinda Cross, una de las gurús internacionales en el arte de la visualización creativa.

los 18 años le condenaron a cuatro años y medio de prisión por narcotráfico. Durante su etapa en la cárcel, Lucinda Cross-Otiti se refugió en la fe y participó activamente en todos los talleres que le ofrecían. En uno de ellos encontró la inspiración. Las conferencias de Tony Robbins y Les Brown le dieron la pista para volver a imaginar su futuro. Se empapó de lecturas sobre desarrollo personal y pensamiento positivo y decidió aplicarlas a su vida. El día que la liberaron se propuso tomar las riendas de su realidad y dedicarse a ayudar a los demás.

Así es como esta neoyorquina se convirtió en una de las mujeres más respetadas de su país en el campo del desarrollo personal. Sus investigaciones sobre la práctica de la visualización le permiten hoy recorrer Estados Unidos al tiempo que ofrece charlas, cursos de formación y asesorías a multinacionales. Ha escrito varios libros y colabora periódicamente en la edición estadounidense de The Huffington Post. Además dirige la iniciativa Activate your life today. ¿Su especialidad? Los vision boards o mapas de los deseos –también conocidos como wish boards–, una vieja técnica de crecimiento personal popularizada hace una década por la escritora Rhonda Byrne y la presentadora Oprah Winfrey. La idea consiste en diseñar un tablón con frases y recortes de revista que nos ayude a no perder de vista aquello que deseamos. Hablamos con ella para saber más sobre el cambio, la felicidad y la conquista de los imposibles.

Read more at: http://smoda.elpais.com/articulos/vision-boards-o-mapas-de-los-suenos-por-lucinda-cross-felicidad/6116

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