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 ARCSFL 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…”
How can you turn your trials into a turnkey business?
How can you monetize your message?
At first when I started speaking I told myself and others that I did not care if I was speaking to a chair, when the truth of the matter is that I did care. I wanted to be heard and the chairs and four walls just would not cut it. I wanted to heal someone else with my message, the chair can NOT identify with my message.
At some point we all have walked a similar path. Experiences are not a black thing or a women only thing. No matter what culture you look at, the journey is pretty much predictable. Think about how you can prevent someone from going through what you went through, how can you support someone in going through it after it has happened. Whatever it may be…poverty, homelessness, success strategies, single parenting, family issues, career to business, or from being in business to getting back to the work force. Whatever “IT” is, it can be monetized and leveraged.
You are meant to make it happen. Any doubts you feel are holding you back and robbing the world of your special past experience. YOU are a blessing to someone else, you are a shero/hero in the making.
In honor of Women’s Month, I have reached out to this phenomenal woman who has turned her experience into an non-profit empire. Her name is Jas Boothe founder of http://www.finalsaluteinc.org. She will be speaking tonight to my Activate members and those who have taken the Lead-her-ship class at 8pm.