I've experimented with the good, bad and the stupid of life and overcome. I guess you could say I paid my dues. Now my experiences serve as instruction so you don't have to make the same mistakes; instead you can receive my wisdom and convert it into success in your own life. But ... if you chose the GBS route, I can help you get on the straight and narrow, too.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - I attended the book launch and signing event in support of another local author. I've known Mrs. Re'Gena since I was a child, and she and my mother attended high school together. I hope you enjoy these pics.
I've recently entered a new season brought about because I feel crowded need more room. You know how it gets sometimes - you're not frustrated because you don't know what to do but because you do know what your next steps are, they're just not manifesting.
I took this situation to an expert. I made an appointment with my mentor and told him what I was feeling, seeing, hearing and what was happening in my life. When he gave me wisdom he said many of the things I'd journaled myself, but hadn't mentioned to him. That's one of the benefits of being in agreement with a mentor - their confirmation of unspoken dreams, visions and plans encourages you to continue moving forward to your destiny.
Keeping in contact with a mentor for each specific area of my life is a strategy in my Breakthrough Toolbox. I know I have to complete the majority of the work alone, but I won't risk my destiny for failing to seek wisdom from trusted advisors. I have the final say, of course, but another perspective is invaluable for those who live lives of purpose and intention.
One of the things I journaled and my mentor said in his advice that rang loudly in my ears was, "When I feel I'm being pushed out of the nest ..." I journaled and spoke those words one day earlier recording, "I've outgrown this nest so it's time to go." That was the first confirmation in our communication. It's also an important one because I'm considering relocation.
Another thing He said concerned my family and I'd recently had a series of dreams that carried the same sentiments. All confirmations of what I'm preparing for and moving into in the days ahead. These weren't the only ones either. In all we were on the same page about everything I'd been mulling over privately and with those most affected by my decisions.
The last reminder he gave was to go where I'm celebrated and not tolerated. I hear this all the time, I say it all the time and yet, that day it really resonated with me. When I'm in a nest that I'm too big for I'm absolutely only being tolerated. No one will celebrate me when I'm flapping my eagle's wings in their faces because there's nowhere else to go. That's just annoying and if it continues it will cause strife and anger.
I understand that everyone isn't self-employed so you may not believe you can apply for promotions or switch companies or positions when you outgrow your nests. Why not? What's limiting or stopping you? Why would you want to remain in a nest that's too small for you? If you don't first think it's possible, you'll never grow to believe it's possible and you'll never have the once seemingly impossible.
It's my responsibility as a mentor to help you see it is possible, believe it's possible and make a plan of action to obtain the impossible. Enough people throughout history have burst out of their nests with focus and achieved success to give you the hope and courage to do the same. You have a destiny and desires for a purpose and sitting on them stifles you and drives you mad.
I welcome this new season. I'm excited about it and I'm looking forward to the greater that's in store for me as I fully stretch my wings again.
Copyright © 2015
I recently doled out some major wisdom in a mentoring session and I'm sharing it here because it's needed. If you have ears and eyes that grab hold of I'm all saying, you'll want to take the next steps to schedule a call or book a package.
Living an abundant life is up to you. No one else can do that for you. If you want it badly enough, you'll have to take steps to get it, and if you follow these steps I've offered here, you'll be heads and tails above many who continue to spin wheels because they lack proper vision and wisdom.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
I used to be afraid of everything and would run from any type of battle that arose. Partly because I wasn't trained in warfare and partly because the lack of ignorance about how to war effectively left me with a record of failed scirmishes and casualties that I didn't want to continue racking up. I'm not afraid anymore and my deliverance and courage are proof that you can live a bold and courageous life, too.
Unfortunately in life we often have to work with people who are immature and egocentric. They can't see past themselves and haven't truly learned to serve in humility. I used to be one of those people. When I grew out of that, I began to prosper and experienced great success in my career in public education.
But as you begin to elevate the skill (quality) of your enemy improves, too. You have to overcome something greater than your current level to be promoted. Therefore warfare to get to the next level gets ramped up. If you don't know or don't understand this, you may respond as I did and cower in fear and allow a weaker but louder and more persistent enemy to wear you down and run you out.
It can happen - I'm a witness - that a less intelligent enemy can defeat you because of fear. It's not that you're necessarily afraid of them, but the spirit of fear is at work against you. It's alive and powerful and grows with every sliver of energy you give it. It sits on your head like a hoodie pulled tight and getting tighter and wraps itself around your brain clouding your thoughts and smothering your smarts. Watch out, boy, fear'll chew up.
You have the authority and right to live a fearless life. But you're the only one who can overcome fear completely for yourself, or at least eliminate it in certain areas of your life. I know from mentoring that there are some people who truly believe to the point of arguing with me that fear in some areas is not only normal but required. I disagree. In my experience, being that fear is a living organism - like germs - once you feed it in one area it's only a matter of time before it spreads.
I overcame fear by learning to live life as one who forgives. I don't know what it is about forgiving others that defeated fear for me, but it did. That's power. It's supernatural. I stripped my soul and mind of dues owed me by anyone from my past (and still do as days go by for current situations because forgiveness is lifestyle) and I became the owner of peace that passes all understanding.
Are you ready to live a fearless life? Do you want the confidence to face any enemy - seen or unseen - without batting an eye? If your answer is, "Yes," than schedule a call or book a mentoring package today. Life is too short to live afraid.
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