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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 english college 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

For booking, interviews and media request please email media@activatingamerica.com

For information about the upcoming Activate Conference in Atlanta please visit http://www.activateconference.com

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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/

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Procrastination Rally: Setting Goals

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I am starting a Procrastination Rally.  No More Procrastination. The roof, the roof is on fire, we don’t need no water let the procrastinator excuses burn, burn down long to do list, burn information hoarders, burn time wasters, burn baby burn.

Research shows that most of us spend up to 80% of our time on activities that have nothing to do with the success of our projects. We load ourselves down with endless tasks that keep us feeling busy, yet at the end of the day we wonder why we have accomplished little to nothing.

“No matter what we do, there will be people around us that will say that it’s crazy, that we shouldn’t do that. I think those people are very important for us. They’re there to find out if we believe in and are committed to doing what we say we’re doing.” ~John Francis

  • Why do we miss deadlines, put off doing things we dislike, and accept stress and procrastination as a necessary part of life?
  • What experiences have shaped the way you think about time?
  • Do you need to rethink your views?
  • If you were asked to speak to a group of students about the best way to use time, what would you say to them?

Please recognize that procrastination is keeping you from achieving all that you can in life.
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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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Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

IMG_0278“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, or call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” – Jane Howard

Building a team is the single most important thing you can do to elevate yourself which will afford you to stretch yourself and help others . You always need someone in your team that is more knowledgeable than you in a subject, swifter, and more creative. These are the people who can help take you to the next level. They are also known as your success tribe. 

Today, I want to share the importance of having a success tribe and how there is power in numbers. 

In 2015, a major key I would like you to focus on is having a clear vision and building your IMG_0248tribe. It is important to discover those who will help you carry out your vision. But, it is also vital to know what characteristics you are looking for within your tribe. Personally, I am looking for Activators that are motivated, detailed, humorous, positive, who believes in God and are confident in their skills. Successful leaders really invest in their tribe because they understand that these are the loyal people who will invest their time and even their money to help the vision.  (more…)

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Arise And Shine with Lucinda Cross on Arise TV News {Vision Boards}

Interview with Lucinda Cross on Feb. 8th on Arise TV with Rain Pryor and Yonathan Elias.
Lucinda Cross shared tips on how to create a vision board and how to manifest your vision. Lucinda also shared her history in starting vision boards and how it has helped her to succeed in business and in life.

For more information on bookings and scheduling email Nye Scott at nye@activatingamerica.com or call 914-623-8572.

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My California Experience

10665759_935121063178607_9121418030227173584_n“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”

I believe when you travel to new places, it is a great opportunity to learn new things. I recently visited California this past weekend to speak as a keynote for The Bounce Back To Your Brilliance Live Conference in LA, an awesome event presented by Angel Tyree. I want to share with you my take away from my Hollywood experience.

You ready for it….there is a big difference between being  Seen OnFeatured InMentioned and Quoted, when it pertains to media. How does this pertain to you? People often misuse media terminology in order to appear more credible or leverage their platform. However, this can be harmful  for their career. Terminology and the correct use of verbiage is so important.

Here are the differences…

If someone is Seen On, you can simply Google their name and BOOM the show they mentioned being a part of will appear. Seen On should reference television, web series or any visual media.

Featured In, you also can do a Google search and there should be a page with name, picture or an interview that features the individual. This may be in the form of online or in print. This does not include quotes and one liners, this is a full feature about a person and their story. Majority of the time you will see an image accompanying the write up.

Quoted is just that, a person being quoted for their expertise or knowledge with their name attached and should not be mixed up with the above stated.

Mentioned is when a writer or editor mentions or references a person in their content.

It was bought to my attention by several agents and media moguls that they were excited to read about my integrity in the use of my media mentions and how it makes a difference in decisions. Major networks cringe when a person uses their logos and brands unethically and to someones advantage. In order to receive more awareness make sure you reference your media mentions in the way you were featured, mention, quoted or seen. Trust me it makes a difference to the media sharks seeking talent. You can bamboozle the people but the industry will know the truth. Make sure you don’t misuse terminology for short term success. We don’t want to jeopardize ourselves for greater opportunities.

We are accepting applications for the Activate Your Vision Mastermind that kicks off in March. Click here for more information https://lucindacross.com/activatemastermind2015/

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What is your Vision?

IMG_0269This past week, you saw Chief Activator, Best Selling Author, Speaker and Spokesperson Mrs. Lucinda Cross on the Today Show with Tamron Hall discussing Vision Boards and how essential they are in making your dreams become a reality. However, before you go get magazines, a board, markers, glue, and friends…. You must first know your vision, your purpose, and your journey.

Merriam – Wesbter defines the word vision as, “a clear idea about what should happen or be done in the future”. So having a clear idea of where you want to be and why it is important is paramount when it comes to aligning your life to watch your seeds grow. We all have envisioned ourselves as millionaires, celebrities, Broadway stars, and/or winning a Grammy, but can we, honestly, say that we have fully thought out and analyzed the sacrifices that will have to take place before we can appreciate and accomplish these goals. Vision boards are the start of your visionary journey to help guide you to what you deemed necessary achieve this year, within five years, or within a lifetime. One thing Tamron Hall pointed out on Lucinda’s vision board on the Today’s Show is that “NBC” was on posted. Lucinda did not know that she would eventually be a guest, but she envisioned the dream, aligned herself with her direction, understood her purpose and activated her life to make her board come true.

In the latest blog, “Your “Vision Board” is not an Ouija Board”, she discusses how “Vision Boards are not created to give you answers, they are created to give you the permission and confidence to understand that YOU ARE THE ANSWER..”  Your Board will not come alive, unless you do!! So before you attend that vision board party, really think about your goals, your passion, and what all you need to do to achieve them. Once your vision is clear…. Activate all engines and enjoy the journey to the finish line.

Please email us at nye@activatingamerica.com 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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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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