People often ask how I began mentoring others. If you've read my bio you already know that I'm a state certified master teacher and that I served two years, two districts and multiple school sites as an Instructional Coach which is a mentor or teacher of teachers, and that I hold a masters degree in Teaching & Teacher Education.
I'm one who goes a step above the norm to receive the knowledge and understanding that leads to wisdom which I impart to others. One of my strategies for being an excellent mentor is to secure successful mentoring relationships for myself with others who excell and have far exceeded what I've accomplished thus far. I've always been this way ... I've always reached for the coat strings of champions so that I can learn their secrets. Their secrets work which is why they're successful, and I know that if I follow their advice as far as possible, I'll be successful as well.
Learning to listen to my mentors was a huge lesson for me. HUGE. I used to be a rogue woman. Stupid to be honest. I was book smart but life stupid. Because I was so book smart I thought I didn't need to listen to be able to make it and that's just not true. Not listening and heeding others' advice caused a lot of frustration in my life. But I'm overjoyed beyond belief to say that I've broken through. And you can, too.
Over the last two weeks I've mentored several people who were fed up and frustrated with situations in their lives. Though they were frustrated then, I'm confident that they'll overcome, too, because they reached out to me for wisdom. When I'm frustrated, I reach out to my mentors; one is Prince Handley.
Prince told me in July 2012 that I was a deliverer and would lead others to breakthroughs and successes in life. I also became aquainted with podcasting through his mentorship. Additionally, many of the strategies in my Breakthrough Toolbox have come from his wisdom and resources. Here's one of my strategies to combat frustration - Frustration and Your Future. I listen to this when needed to realign my focus and set my faith for the victory ahead.
Overcoming is all about strategy and action. I'm exceptional at breaking through because I've tasted the goodness time and time again, and I refuse to settle for less. If you're ready to make the necessary changes to experience greater realms and dimensions of success, schedule a call with me today.
Look at those areas in your life where you are caught in cycles of forward motion that results in a blockage instead of abundance. That's where you need wisdom beyond what you currently possess. That's where a mentor can help. ~ Zari Banks @mizbanks #zww
Our present realities are created by our words; that's why we must be intentional and speak what we want to see. The life realm we're experiencing each and every day is of our own making. Use wise words and make it great.
A well-thought-out plan will work to your advantage, but hasty actions will cost you dearly. ~ Solomon
I'm a dreamer.
When I lie down to sleep - even when napping - I begin dreaming or having visions as soon as my mind quiets. EXAMPLE: This past Sunday I was sitting in my napping chair (it's a fabulous La-Z-Boy leather recliner that's perfect for naps) at 5:44 p.m. I noted the time because I had a call scheduled for 6. And somehow in that brief amount of time I fell asleep and went into a really exciting dream. I lost the record of the dream, though, because my phone went off and jolted me awake. I do remember someone - most likely myself - yelling, "Grab that, too!"
Dreams are important tools for guiding our lives and giving us direction IF - and that's a big IF - we will invest the time to record our dreams upon waking and seek proper interpretation through prayer and then if necessary from someone gifted in seeing (interpretation). The Giver of Dreams desires the best for our lives. He knows the plans He has for us and decreed that those plans are for our good, for our prosperity, for our futures and for hope.
Seeking understanding about a dream from any other source other than the Giver Himself cannot yield the truth contained in the dream. Humanistic means based on the mind - which is flawed though amazing in its natural state - cannot adequately interpret dreams because dreams are spiritual communications. That further lends to the fact that if an interpreter isn't of the right spirit - say, a spirit of darkness as opposed to a true spirit of light - they cannot provide an accurate interpretation.
Take some time to examine your night dreams. They're communicating the condition of your soul and spirit. Are you consistently dreaming of dark, negative events and rehearsing the past or are you dreaming of things that speak of your future and give you hope? As a mentor my expertise is in helping you get your soul cleaned up and healed so that you can be your authentic self. A self that isn't running or hiding from what has been, but instead is leaping toward a future that's overflowing with hope.
If you're ready to take that leap, schedule a call or book a package today. I know you want to live the best life possible and leave a healthy legacy for those who come after you. Let's get started now.
P.S. I was not ever a homecoming queen, but I was the belle of my 20-year high school reunion this summer and that only happened because I have a cleaned up and healed soul. Let me tell you ... I used to be a problem causer and I was great at it. Now I'm a problem solver and I'm great at that. ;) Let me help you.
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