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The Brutal Side Of Abused Sisterships

How has your past observation or experience with other women held you back in your career or your business? 

Maybe that hurt came from your mother, your own family, close friends, co-workers, Bff’s, etc… I want to help you release some of the hurt starting today. 

I have spoken to hundreds of thousands of women since I’ve been in business. Whether it was coaching, Masterminds, keynotes, workshops, networking, beauty salon talk, etc…I often hear some women mention that they want the support from other women, they want to share their goals and dreams, they want to celebrate others and be celebrated themselves but the trust in other women is at a minimum. 

I believe true release doesn’t come from keeping your guards up it comes from a deep level of understanding. 

When I look at the biggest challenges of my life they almost all center around the brutal side of abused sisterships. Growing up I recall being judged, smiled and stabbed in the back, teased, betrayed, and so much more by women whom I trusted and cared for. (Not to mention some women I didn’t even know that wanted to make it their assignment to smear my name!)

And I can’t say I was all “sugar and spice and everything nice” either, I know there are women who feel that they’ve been deeply hurt by me. 
Here’s my truth: having true sisterships especially if you are going through any type of transition makes the challenges of life a bit smoother.

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Interview on Support is Sexy podcast

Lucinda’s is an incredible story of resilience and vision. And on this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Lucinda — who is now President and Chief Activator of her own company, Activate Worldwide, speaks around the world about the power of vision, and who has appeared in media, such as Essence and the Today show — shares how to shift your mindset, hold onto to your vision, remain resilient and believe in the possibilities, no matter your circumstance.

 On this episode, you’ll learn…

  • How to know when it’s time to share your story.
  • How to shift your mindset and hold onto your vision no matter your circumstance.
  • The power of creative visualization.
  • What a vision board is.
  • Why your vision board only works if you work it.
  • What are three key things that you should keep in mind when creating your vision board?

 

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3 Sure-fire Ways to Make Really Bad Life Decisions

MVI_8880.MOV.00_03_54_17.Still002When we set out to achieve our goals and reach our milestones in life we can be sure on at least one thing – there will be difficult decisions that need to be addressed.

In fact, my #Activate rule of thumb states that if there are no difficult decisions on the table, then the milestone is minor and the goal is too small!

When it is time to make a decision in life we are placed in a position called POWER. We get a chance to choose what to do next and what happens next. Often our first reaction to the most difficult decisions is to “push it under the rug” but we all know that’s not productive.

The next response is often times to bully ourselves into stressful energy, but that never seems to work either. We’re much better off with the solution I call “Let It Flow.”

F- Free your mind and go into silence. Quiet the inner chatter so that the truth can speak.

L- Let go of the need to be right. Let go of the fear of being wrong, and the pride to have control. (more…)

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Lucinda Cross Interview with Giving Voice to Your Courage Podcast

Interview by: Dorit Sasson
Giving Voice To Your Story Podcast

Activate your vision with courage and strength.

Research shows that people who have a vision supported by goals are more likely to achieve their goals than those who do not. Lucinda Cross knows what it takes to reach high heights of success and how to navigate this journey with courage. Tune-in for an informative chat with Lucinda on the in-s and outs of what it takes to have the courage to stay the course of faith.

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#MondayMotivation: 5 Methods To Keep Track Of Your Time

11304038_745547095558150_730605606_nSetting your priorities and sticking to them is a great step towards reducing your stress, but it won’t help much if you don’t have time to finish all the other menial tasks that are involved in running an at-home business. Items like billing, filing, ordering ink for your printer, and a million other little things that pile up over time still need to be done.

Let’s look at five methods to help you keep better track of where your time goes, and keep on top of your schedule.

 

1. Write everything down.

Famous productivity expert David Allen, author of Get It Done, recommend getting your to-dos out of your brain and onto paper. I can attest that this method works! When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I have found one of the greatest ways to de-stress is to sit down and write out everything I have to do that’s got my head spinning. Whether those are big projects, little five-minute tasks, or anything, it all goes down on paper as my brain is churning out the words. When I can actually see my thoughts on paper, I can start sorting and prioritizing.

2. Keep track of how long a task takes you.

It’s a common psychological trick we play on ourselves – we overestimate how long it takes to complete unpleasant tasks, and we underestimate how long we spend on pleasant items. Get real by writing down the actual time it takes you to do things like file papers, log receipts, and any other tedious task. Then you have a concrete estimate the next time you think, “Oh, that’s going to take all day!”

3. Minimize interruptions.

Turn off your email alert noise, put your phone ringer on mute, and clear your desktop before you jump into a task that requires concentration. Fewer interruptions and distractions allow you to get in that concentrating “sweet spot” where you’re humming along and working at a pleasant clip. That means you’ll get your work done faster and be less stressed. Constant interruptions ultimately result in needing to re-prioritize your day, over and over and over again. You can see how the stress you feel just keeps escalating without minimizing the interruptions each day.
4. Break down large projects.

Big projects – website overhauls, writing reports, planning marketing campaigns, creating a newsletter – can be overwhelming. When faced with a large project, break it up into tasks you can complete in one sitting, preferably in under 20 minutes. That way, instead of looking for a free afternoon to tackle the project all at once (which you’ll never get!), you just need to squeeze in 20 minutes here and there until the project is completed. I don’t know anyone who can’t find 20 minutes, but ask an entrepreneur to block out 8 hours for a project, and you’ll receive in turn a stunned glare, find out baton rouge maid service near by.
5. Take advantage of “lost” time.

Our days are full of five minute breaks between activities. We call these “dead” time. You may be sitting in car-line at your child’s school, or in line at the pharmacy, or even waiting for a pot of water to boil. There you are, simply waiting for something to happen. Keep a notebook with a running list of tasks that can be completed in 5 minutes or less. Schedule an appointment, call a friend to set up a lunch date, clean out your voice mail, file your nails – anything that you know you need to do but don’t get around to doing.

Now when you have “dead” time, glance down at your notebook with the list of 5 minute tasks and start at the top.  Work your way down the list every time you find yourself with a few free minutes. You’ll be amazed at how much you accomplish when you’re ready to go!

The power of time management can have you thinking you can do it all now!  You are Superwoman!  You are Supermom!  But, before you go leaping those tall buildings, stop and take a deep breath.  There are still things beyond our control.  Yes, we can do a lot, but we can’t do it all.  Life sometimes gets in the way, even of the most on-task entrepreneur.

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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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NYPOST Interview: The Woman Who Made A Career Out Of ‘Vision Boards’

For some, the road to success is paved with gold or graduate degrees. For Lucinda Cross, it was glitter and cardboard.

It has been a road with detours and potholes, plans hatched and revised. But if you ask where Cross got the idea for the business that would one day land her in the pages of Essence Magazine and on NBC’s “Today” show, she’ll tell you, without shame or drama: Inspiration came to her in a jail cell.

“Whether you look at it from a spiritual or scientific aspect, this world is a huge vision board. Everything that’s here is because it started as an image someone had in their mind. You want to call it a blueprint, or a business plan? Fine. But first, they had to think about it and draft it. So a vision board? It’s like selling our own ideas to ourselves.”

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2015/03/14/the-woman-whos-made-a-career-out-of-vision-boards/

Article Written By Mackenzie Dawson

 

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The Bigger The Vision, The Bigger The Distractions

I want you to take a look at your life and see who or what needs a 72-hour eviction notice. CWP_AVBP-1732Start drafting up your notices this week. We cannot move in action if we allow squatters to take up valuable space.

We are women on the move. Women in action. Women of power. Women who are mothers of this earth. We have to be careful who we allow to stay and occupy space in our home, our minds, our businesses, our relationships, and our life in general. We are growing and need to have room for abundance and prosperity.

Ask yourself, How much longer am I going to allow people, things and past situations to take up space in my life? If you have BIG dreams and aspirations and you know you have a destiny to fulfill, you must begin within.

Who or What do you need to give a 72-hour notice to? Could it be you, getting out of your own way? Is it your friends, your family, your spouse, your job? Think about it and decide. You no longer have room for squatters. Join us for the next Activate Your Vision Mastermind to help you stay focused and accountable. Session starts March, 2nd. Click here to fill out an application. 

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Use of Vision Boards: Your Vision Board is not a Ouija Board

IMG_6007   Your “Vision Board” is not an Ouija Board or a question and answer channeling foreign spirits to answer organic questions that only you hold the answers to. Please leave the spook out of this phenomenal creative visualization process. Vision Boards are designed to be enlightening, inspirational and help individuals have a place to be creative without judgment. There are no set rules to creating your vision board. It only requires an open heart and the power of belief. 

IMG_6052Vision Boards are not created to give you answers, it is created to give you the permission and confidence to understand that YOU ARE THE ANSWER. God gave you the answers for free. LOL

IMG_6008Vision Boarding is a tool I used while in a hopeless place and it helped me to look at what I could be, the places I could go, and the things I could accomplish. It gave me a sense of freedom. Oftentimes we place restrictions on what we believe we can be, do and have.

“Make the decision to give yourself the gift of your own time as you explore the happiness that is within you. It doesn’t cost a thing and it’s full of the greatest riches!” Jane Beach

IMG_6085Many of us go through life with restrictions that places other people’s agenda on your time from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. Some of us are not even sleeping because we are so busy with other people’s claims on our mind, living a life of chaos to meet other people’s needs and less focus on fulfilling our purpose, visit thelockboss.ie to know more.

Here are some ways to use your vision board for inspiration:

  • Help you organize your goals
  • Help you focus on taking action daily and completing your to do list
  • Use as a bonding tool with your kids
  • Help to ignite your bedroom and boardroom fire
  • Help you see what dreams you and your mate share
  • Help to focus on company or personal life vision
  • Boost employee moral
  • Finish your book project
  • Jumpstart your business

Stop. Breathe. Relax. Create a Vision Board

(pictures taken at the Essence sponsored by BE@T Vision Board Party hosted by Charreah Jackson and Lucinda Cross)

Please email us if you are interested in hosting an Activate Your Vision Board Party, facilitated by Lucinda Cross as seen on the Today Show

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Vision Board Series: How to Create A Vision Board for LOVE

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” ? Iyanla Vanzant

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So many people use your name in vain
Love
Those who faith in you sometimes go astray
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Through all the ups and downs the joy and hurt
Love
For better or worse I still will choose you first” ~Musiq Soulchild – Love

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Exactly 1 year later my man, now husband showed up at the most unexpected time, and was completely opposite from the type of guy I would’ve normally dated. He was completely out of my comfort zone. Dressed different, talked different and had different mannerisms. He was what my girlfriends would call a “square.”

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What I had to embrace during this Love process was the reality that the love I was seeking is the love I had to first find within myself. I had to work on Lucinda. That meant getting rid of my craziness and limiting beliefs about men. Try it! Make a decision to BE LOVE and then draft out your King or Queen. Just to think we are on Pg. 85 in front of millions of readers.

“Of all the people that you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one that you will never leave nor lose. To the questions of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.” -Jo Coudert

Things to remember when creating your Love board:

  • Always put your picture on your board as a signature.
  • Make a list of the characteristics of the person you wold like to attract. Keep the inner qualities in mind vs. the outer appearance.
  • Find words and images that represent the relationship you desire.
  • Choose images that reflect love, family sitting at the table eating, praying, playing in the park, couple on romantic vacation, etc.
  • Ask God to teach you how to love and how to receive love

There are so many types of vision boards that you can create, not just vision boards focused on goals and things you desire. You can create a Career Board, Relationship Board, Business Board, etc. Register for my next Vision Board to be held in Ft. Lauderdale Feb. 7th by clicking on this link. http://lucindacross.com/trainingcourses/visionboardparty/ 

If you would like for Lucinda Cross to come to your city please email Nye Scott lucindacross.pa@gmail.com

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