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…)
The value of today. I never really understood the value of each day until my mom passed away…I never really understood the value of today until my freedom was snatched away. Today is a defining moment. I live for today. I grind for today. I love for today.~ Lucinda Cross~
What is stopping you from doing and being all that you can be?
What is stopping you from going where you want to go?
What is stopping you from saying what you want to say?
The more you look deep within and realize that there is bliss just waiting to be exposed. No on can stop you but you. To change at a deep level, you have to go within and find those old beliefs, confront them, and trash them.
This is what Steven Pressfield had to say about this: “RESISTANCE will tell you anything to keep you from doing your work. It will reason with you like a lawyer, or jam a nine millimeter pistol in your face like a stick-up man.”
The quickest way to finish writing your book is to WRITE IT. Don’t make this complicated. Pick a specific time of day that you are most relaxed and most creative. Use that time to write for the next 30-60 days non stop.
I am a late night writer and so I get my inspiration around 2am. I schedule that time in my calendar as a date with myself, the house is quiet the kids and hubby are asleep.
Sojourner Truth could not write but she was an author. She used her book that was a narrative to support her on her mission. Sojourner never learned to read or write, but she used what she had, to get what she wanted.
No cash is a sign of lack of consistency. There you have it. No Consistency = No Cash = A Calling waiting for you to show up.
NO CASH can break you down. I’m here to help you build a platform that blesses everyone it comes in contact with. Including you. Especially you. You have an amazing message powerful beyond belief. It’s time for you to create it, but you have to promise yourself to be consistent.
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Abundance appears when you choose to solve one problem over many. Abundance appears when you stop bargaining and start brainstorming. Abundance appears when you become teachable. Abundance appears when you stop saying “me” and start thinking of “we”. Abundance appears when you release your fears and embrace your flaws. Abundance comes from the heart and is exemplified in your every thought and word. ~Lucinda Cross
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.)
Surround yourself with COMPLETER’S not COMPETER’S. Ask God to surround you with people who lead from the inside out. Your goal this week is to check your own heart’s motives and seek out those who are ready to help you complete the mission and not looking to compete with the mission.
Are you a ? leader?
Are you a completer?
If so, I would like to get to know you better. There is a place for us called Hearts Desires in the city of The Land of More Than Enough, come check it out.
Blessings and Gratitude,
Author of the Best Selling book the Road to Redemption
Overcoming life’s obstacles, roadblocks, detours and challenges
How to use this book: If you decide to dive in and out of this book expecting a miracle, you have just picked up the wrong book. If you decide to act occasionally on the suggested strategies, you will undoubtedly receive some benefit but it is highly unlikely that you will experience a transformation. In my experience, mindsturbation is the major difference that separates those who receive remarkable results and experience a major transformation from those who enjoy spurts of success. Mindsturbation is a combination of motivation and temporary mental stimulation. People looking for a temporary feel-good will find innumerable ways not to do the recommended success strategies.
The Road To Redemption is more than just another shelf item that you can read to get a quick fix, steps to, or how to advice book. This is a story of REDEMPTION. This is a process. Activation is required; the change does not happen overnight and requires you to focus fully on your destination in life. Many of us have become so self-sabotaged that we are just tired of being tired. Many of us have given up too soon, right before our breakthrough in life. Many of us have lost our hope and faith and have pulled back from being spiritually connected. Many of us have been motivated and empowered to experience only confusion, loneliness, self-doubt, and feelings of unworthiness. This has opened the door to saying yes, when we wanted to say no, to become unproductive because we allowed distractions and competition to hinder the completion of our process.
The Road to Redemption is designed to teach us to check our character, spiritual beliefs, mindset, relationships, and skill sets. Too often, our intellectual assets are underdeveloped, underutilized, or underperformed. The Road to Redemption will help you reach, stretch, grow, and propel into becoming the greatest and best YOU.
Whatever you do in business and in your day to day life, do your best. Keep in mind that competition is only proof that there is someone, somewhere who is capable of doing what you do. Here is the beauty of competition, you can BE on FIRE and stand out from the rest and make your competition irrelevant. You have indispensable and irreplaceable qualities.
The are over 3 bakeries down the block from me, but there is one reason why I keep going back to the old rinky dink one. They always give free samples of the days specials (cakes, cookies, etc) when you order a baked delight. Just that simple added value keeps her customers loyal and coming back for more…she also remembers my name.
Here is 5 tips to keep yourself on FIRE and In Demand:
Be your best when others are looking and even when they are not looking. Be your best whether it is one client or 10 clients, one member or 100 members. Keep up the momentum and give your best.
Focus on one thing at a time. Never ever multitask to the point you become ineffective and confused.
Take a rest and recharge your mental batteries. This will help to keep your productivity and performance levels high.
Learn to say no. Don’t worry about losing the sale or missing the opportunity especially when it involves you compromising your fees, rates or schedule. Each time you say no you will feel more confident in your decision and the ability to achieve those things that are a priority for you.
Always add value, to your services, products, conversations, presentations. Be known for the one who brings value and substance to the table.
Stay tuned for more tips on Being on Fire and In Demand. In the meantime sign up for my ecourse to the top right column of this page.
Remember in grade school you had “Show and Tell” day. Well as an adult “Show and Tell” day is every day. Your performance and your presentation is more than what you know, and what you’ve done in the past; it’s about what you do with what you know. Your reputation is a combination of how you show up and what you do when you show up in life. How are you showing and telling in your day to day interactions? For example when you are interacting online as motivational speaker and your post are complaints and mishaps. There are no time-outs, or do-over’s when it comes to our performance in life. All it takes is an instant to touch someone-or to undermine a lifetime of good “Show and Tell” performances.
Every moment is an opportunity to shine. Regardless of your position or profession, you are on stage at all times. Your local postman has a reputation to live up to, your bus driver has a reputation to live up to, your local mom and pop shop has a reputation to live up to, etc. Your performance is ultimately not about thinking or knowing but doing. What are you going to do when it is your time to present or perform?
Here are three elements to consider:
Be innovative: Go above and beyond to establish a positive reputation and go beyond the rudimentary to hone your skills to a higher level so when you enter the room, when you show up at work, when you present your biz, etc. it supersedes your expectations.
Be committed: Discipline yourself to become better and do better than the last performance/presentation. Demonstrate that you know how to do what you do, practice and perfect what you do, and have the passion to become better.
Be consistent: Make sure your values reflect in your actions. Be known for something. Your performance tells a great deal about your commitment level, consistency, mastery of skills and professionalism. Consistency builds trust.
Remember this side note: performance and presentation matters. It is the “Telling” part of the “Show and Tell”. I was inspired to write this post thanks to my Twitter friend @elaynefluker who posted: “Your reputation determines what they think of U before U enter the room. Your presentation = what they think of U when you’re IN the room…”