Steps in Living a Life I Love…

One of my secrets to living a life I love, and it's really simple!

Stop being available for things you don't want and be unapologetic about it.

I am not available to be on hold with the cable company for 30 minutes...because who has time!?

I am not available to sit in the energy of negative people, complacent people, lazy people, etc. No judgement. Just not my vibe.

I am not available for 3 star hotels and economy class fights (learned these 2 the hard way πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ).

I am not available for a miserable life. Period! Because you know what? I don't have to be!!! And neither do you.

I think 2020 has been like an extended new year's resolution season. Despite the crazy ride we have had here, I'm a forever optimistic #sagitarrius. So I'm always looking at a positive reframe.

If you aren't coming out of these last 6-8 months with more clarity on life, liberty and the pursuit of your own happiness, you did it wrong! But don't worry, there's still time.


1. Breathe. You can love yourself through this.

2. Evaluate. What are the areas in life where you have settled? Career? Relationships? Finances? Health? Lifestyle?

3. Look at those areas and decide what you will no longer be available for. Write it down. Ex - I will no longer be available to live a life less than my highest and best! Or I will no longer be available to these extra 10 lbs I packed on during quarantine. Or I will no longer be available to this person who treats me like crap.

4. While you're writing, take 5 minutes to write out what you are available for! What do you want? What do you feel called to? What's God saying you should do next?

5. Celebrate! I'm a big fan of clapping for yourself and celebrating along the way. Learn that habit and you will never need external validation ever again.

πŸ₯‚ Cheers to you and the rest of 2020. We are in this together!


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Let’s Talk About Expansion

The most powerful thing you have and how to activate this inner super power.

πŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈLet's talk about expansion /ikˈspanSHΙ™n/: a thing formed by the enlargement, broadening, or development of something.
 
Something im ALWAYS talking to my clients about. If you're not expanding you're not growing. And if you're not growing, your dying. Expand! Expand often!

Take up ALL of your space in this world! Don't shrink back. Don't play small.

Live life to the fullest and to your highest calling! Whatever that is. It's way more fun!

Loving what I get to do and be a part of.

Especially THIS!!! Does anyone wanna even try to guess what this TV show is about?

I'd like to see what you're thinking hehehe.

There's still a lot that needs to happen to give this project wings to fly... But I'm So excited to bring this to the world with @micheldajohnson @tianniabarnes and @melodysholt.

So for now, we patiently wait for the next steps. Be there will be many πŸ˜‚

BUT... God has always been faithful and generous and kind and loving. It's overwhelming really. And I am STILL surprised sometimes lol.

I'm so thankful πŸ˜Š

And I'm also so thankful for all of you! For being invested in the journey with me! Thanks for sending me fun messages during the day as you watched the stories πŸ™‚

Miles to go before we sleep, fam. Miles to go... ❀️

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The Most Powerful Thing You Have…

The most powerful thing you have and how to activate this inner super power.

Your imagination!

Your imagination is a directive. It sort of tells you where your ❀️ wants to go and why. Its an intention.

And when you combine purposeful intention with an elevated emotion... Watch out world!

Opportunities just start showing up "out of the blue" - it's not.

Things just start working out in your favor.

You start to wake up with a little pep in your step, excited about life and EXPECTING it to just go well.

Yup! I expect things to just be amazing. Note: I didn't say perfect. I said amazing. Even in the details that I don't know, even when it's not going how I think it should. It still ends up amazing.

Because God is amazing. He plays the long game. But my point is:

If you can dream it, you can do it.
If you can hold it in your head, you can hold it in your hand.


🎈WHAT WILL YOU IMAGINE TODAY?

Try this Journal exercise: write down what you want at the top of the page.

Ask yourself what if I had that? What would life look like?

Then write what you FEEL! Thinking about it does nothing. When you feel it, you know it's working.

Always write in the past tense. As if it already happened - try it! That will will really get the emotions high! You will be so excited!

I do this when I have big things coming up that I'm nervous about.

I don't give in to the nerves. I don't give into the fear. Since imagination works both ways, i channel it into the narrative I want. Instead of letting my mind run rampant with the thing Im afraid of.

There are some days I don't let myself get out of bed until I have a new idea. I close my eyes and just meditate. Where will my mind take me today? When I quiet my thoughts/ignore the to-do list for a few minutes, what do I really feel called to do?

Then, pray. "where would you have me go, what would you have me do, what would you have me say, and to whom?" lesson 71, #acim

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." - Einstein

PS... Im obviously not in Paris right now PS... Im obviously not in Paris right now. πŸ˜‚

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Are Readers Leaders?

They say leaders are readers... Are they? πŸ€”

Or do leaders just enjoy learning, and books are the natural way to do that.

What do you think?

Personally, I've spent the last several weeks engulfed in books. I'm a #sagitarius so learning is like my go to stress reliever. When I'm annoyed, frustrated, sad... When I feel out of control or confused, I make the decision to learn a new thing...and I read and research until I have gotten my handle on it.

People who know me in real life know that I kind of know a lot about a lot. Well, this is my secret.

When the world is all over the place, having one singular point of focus helps me reel it in.

Here's what I will read this month:

  1. 1491: New Revelations of America Before Columbus by Charles Mann
  2. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
  3. The Water Dancer by @tanehisipcoates
  4. George Washington by @ronchernow

Id love to hear your suggestions.

Currently interested in:

β™₯️ History
β™₯️ Biographies
β™₯️ Anthropology/sociology
β™₯️ And for fun, historical fiction

What are you reading? Gimme your recommendations. Gimme gimme!!! πŸ€— πŸ€— πŸ€—

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Thinking of Starting a Business During Pandemic?

Starting a business in a pandemic? πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Got this question yesterday:

Should I leave my job during a recession to build a business? πŸ€”

Well, I always say there are two types of people.

Type 1: As soon as they know they are called to entrepreneurship, the countdown to quit begins.

Type 2: Keeps job until the business is successful and self-sustaining.

BTW, There is nothing wrong with either of these as long as you're not making the decisions from a place of fear. I was Def type 1. But there's validity to type 2.

If you're in a 9-5 & feel called to say for a bit, Consider that your 1st financier. Having the stability may give you peace to empire build without worry $$$. In this case, the job is a blessing. Use the time wisely, but make it very clear to YOURSELF that it's temporary!

If you know God is calling you to start a business, be a life coach, write a book, speak, etc and you're STILL working at a job with no progress year after year, this is a much deeper conversation.

Lots to say, let's start here: taking the leap requires a level of trust that is going to seem uncomfortable and inconvenient. You won't realize how many control issues you have until you really gotta give it up lol. And It's NEVER going to feel like the "right time" so let's go ahead and throw that out the window.

Know this: God is gonna do what God does, but you're gonna have to show up for it. We all talk about Peter's lack of faith but let's not forget, he was the only one that got out the boat.

You're allowed to doubt. You're even allowed to be afraid. You can give yourself to permission to feel that. You are human. You should not, however, give yourself permission to be in your feelings so long you don't do the thing you're actually put on this planet to do.

Live the highest version of your calling. Start now.

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Make Your Choice TODAY!

I had no IDEA I was doing this!

When I started making YouTube videos 10 years ago, I don't think I actually knew what could happen. I don't think I really knew where it would go. I just knew that in the moment it was what I wanted to do and it felt like the right step for me. And that's what life is all about! Its just a series of choices.

A decade later, here we are! But to think it all started with ONE decision to do things a little differently.

I didn't know anyone making YouTube videos back then. I didn't know any entrepreneurs. I didn't know anyone who was a "personal brand" - pretty sure that wasn't even a thing.
 
But what I did know is that I felt called to make a move and I just did it. Apprehensively. A little ignorantly. But also unapologetically.

I don't really know any other way to do it if I'm honest.

In college someone told me, if you want to have an amazing life, learn to listen to the voice of God and do exactly what He says.

Sitting on my bathroom floor, filming that first video, I had no idea then that i was building what I have now. But I was aware that I was honoring God by doing what He called me to do in the moment that He called me to do it. And when you can learn the art of that...your will live the most amazing life!

What are you called to do RIGHT NOW?

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