Are Americans still concerned with being pc? It's a valid question to ask in 2017.
Riots aren't pc. Peaceful protests are ... riots are not. Ever. It's not politically correct to destroy someone else's property. Nor is it pc to murder or to admit you have murderous tendencies - in most cases, that is.
From my observations, I've discerned we're only politically correct until the moment we feel we can't get what we want. Then ... all bets are off. I've never been a fan of pc nonsense and I seriously doubt I'd ever be accused of trying to be politically correct.
I subscribe to a policy of honor, integrity and speaking the truth in love. My messages aren't always popular because the truth sometimes hurts. But on the flip side, it also sets us free. Therein lies the reality of political correctness - when the truth hurts so badly that we don't want to receive it, be pc instead or risk public shunning.
We are a society of ever-decreasing morals which is the truth. But because that truth is uncomfortable, anyone who states that openly is called intolerant and worse. Political correctness is a lie. It's a facade. It's manipulation. Sugarcoating and denying the truth for popularity or bribery to gain something always leaves one party in a deficit.
I say if what we're doing and speaking isn't improving and adding to the lives that'll be affected, we have a responsibility to choose differently. I desire for the people I mentor and impact to be free to live their authentic selves and truly be who they are in every situation. I want them to be confident enough to speak their hearts without fear of rejection or retaliation. I'm working on that one client at a time.
I say political correctness is trash and I'm throwing it out with a bunch of other junk this year. Care to join me?
What you see above is a record of debt owed to me and payments made by my son. Earlier this year he wanted to make a large purchase that was outside of his current financial ability, and he approached me for credit.
We discussed it and I agreed that it was a worthwhile investment for him because the product relates to his income source and one of his dreams (future goals), and because it was a lesson on debt that I want him to internalize ASAP. You know, it's one thing for me to repeatedly say don't get into debt, and another, more powerful thing for him to experience it.
This isn't the first time he's experienced being indebted to me for a purchase, of course, and obviously owing me hasn't hit him hard enough just yet so I'm thankful the opportunity presented itself again while he's still under my charge. I was inspired to write this post today (6.29.2016) because he came to me and asked for money, and I happily replied, "I will not loan you anything else until your current debt is cleared." And let me tell ya ... he put in an hour's work to get back on track settling this debt because he doesn't want his bank to remain closed.
Folks have asked me about giving allowances and how I determine how much to pay him, and I'll share that with you in a future post later this month.
My most-popular mentoring session is The Financial Breakthrough. If you're in need of a money turnaround. Don't wait another minute. Schedule with me today to prepare for increase in your future.
QUESTION: I've been slacking on my running goals and think an accountability partner may be the kick in the butt I need. Do you have an accountability partner?
ANSWER: Yes, I have accountability partners for the areas of my life that I require them. So I recommend one/them. Specifically for running, I don't have one because my appetite and the consequences keep me in sneaks and on the pavement every year without fail.
I've shared this before in other posts and other places — there are some things you won't ever accomplish without a mentor, coach or accountability partner. It's just a fact of life. We're not meant nor are we able to do everything alone.
I had to learn that the hard way. My own son, who's 25 years younger than I am, once told me, "You're so stubborn ... why don't you just let someone help you?" I used to pride myself on doing a lot and doing it by myself as a single woman/mother. I still do a lot, but I don't have any trouble asking for or receiving help these days. And because I do so much, help is a blessing.
Mentors, coaches and accountability partners are a form of help. They're finishers. They're champions ... overcomers and experts. We all need them.
My areas of expertise as a mentor are:
1. Communication — I help my clients clean up their speech. You know, most of us have a public persona and private one, and unfortunately the private one often gets neglected trying to keep up the public. So when we get home where we're comfortable, we don't guard our speech with words of love, care and concern as we should, and as a result end up creating dysfunction in the most-important realm of life.
2. Breakthrough and Deliverance — I help my clients get over, through and around barriers, whether invisible or physical, that keep them stuck or away from the success they desire. We all have dreams that seem massively unattainable, but that's never the case. With a little assessment and planning we can get from here to there. I'm a witness.
3. Financial Turnaround — I help my clients climb out of the pits of debt, poverty and cycles of lack. I've experienced all of those things (and homelessness) and through mentors overcame to become one who now mentors others on doing the same. Once you've lost it all and had to rebuild on a new foundation, you do whatever has to be done to build right the second time around.
If you're ready to improve your communication, experience breakthrough and deliverance or financial turnaround, book me today.
This is the second installment in the Breaking Negative Cycles series posted in the Supernatural Success Mentee portal.
Happy, Blessed & Prosperous New Year, dear ones!
I'm putting another annual planner to rest this week. It's amazing how fast time goes by. It seems it takes forever to get to 16, 18 and 21 years old but then when you hit 30 everything's accelerated and there's no stopping it.
I'm excited for 2016. Are you? Or are you dreading it? I hope you're not dreading it but I understand if you may be. The last quarter of 2015 was rough for a lot of folks. Myself included. I had to fight through some ugliness to secure the vision for 2016. If you've been struggling in anything you have to do the same - press through and grab hold of the light shining through. No matter how small the glimmer of that light, if you fully take hold of it you have enough to keep you going until breakthrough comes. It will come. I'm a witness.
As soon as you get the vision for the days head, be sure to write it down. Seeing it in your mind's eye is always the first step to achievement and attainment but don't stop there. Write it down. Rehearse it by speaking it out. Share your vision with others. Do the necessary work.
I dedicated the last 40 days of 2015 to put the tent pegs in the ground for the personal territory I'm taking in 2016. Throughout the upcoming year I'll share parts of my process so you can learn from the supernatural strategies I implemented and gleaned during that time. I hope that'll encourage you to keep moving forward in all you've endeavored to do.
In the email I sent out to subscribers this week there's a coupon for 50% OFF mentoring packages and a payment plan option. Also, I'd like to invite you to register for the FREE Prepare to Launch 2016 webinar, January 15 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST hosted by Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland The Grow Your Dreams Midwife™.
The best is yet to come.
We all have a warehouse of knowledge stored atop our shoulders. I know I sure do and I'm always filling it with more because I love to read, learn and grow. Some of the ways I get to share what I know is writing posts for this and my other blogs, speaking, teaching courses, mentoring and recording videos.
Another of my outlets for training others and sharing my wisdom is the Supernatural Success Mentee portal. I get to compose posts that are aimed toward success, business, breakthrough, deliverance and faith. Faith is important because it's a supernatural force that makes all things possible.
The Supernatural Success Mentee portal is a a wonderful option for anyone who wants focused mentoring but may not be able to afford a package at this time. It's also great for self-starters who need a little more than what's available for free.
Here's a snippet of a recent post:
"So many people need miracles. They need them in their personal lives, businesses, at school and in their careers. I know I do. Well, our brains can be trained to believe for and expect miracles, and it's very simple to do. Simple ... but not easy."
"Note words you use that get the most sales attention. Getting noticed is a great start, but conversion is always the end goal."
If you're ready to step up your success, join the portal today. If you need even more than that - you need someone to hold you accountable to your goals or to facilitate deliverance because you're stuck - book a package. This year is almost over, it would be foolish to continue spinning your wheels and not reach a new level.
I'm relentless about breaking through limitations in my life and moving into greater possibilities. I'm here to walk through the process with and encourage you when you're ready. Watch.
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
Author, Teacher, Mentor and Speaker