As a teacher, I truly enjoy learning and sharing what I've discovered with others. I'm teaching a series of personal development courses this season. The first was held in December and the third will end in March.
I'm a believer in Destiny and that everyone is created with Purpose and do something extraordinary. Just as people are unique, their Destinies and what's extraordinary is specific to each.
I have a decent degree of self-awareness and make the effort to improve myself consistently so that I can live out my Destiny. Sadly many people are so consumed with paying bills they have no concept of Destiny and are simply passing the time until they're able to retire. Recent statistics state that 70% of people dislike their jobs. That's terrible.
Time passes quickly in general, but when it's being spent doing something you dislike year after year, it seems those days get sucked into a vortex that speeds your life up even more.
As a teacher and mentor, I help people discover they're Destinies and assist in constructing plans that allow for fulfilling and prosperous work to become realities. I stepped oft of my Destiny Path for about 2.5 years to do something that didn't allow me to produce, create or change lives. And I truly believe the increasing cases of anxiety, anger and internal frustration that develop when doing work that you don't enjoy are what's causing so much tension in this nation.
People feel stuck and they don't know what to do. And because many corporations just want the work done and aren't concerned with their employees' personal development, most aren't providing opportunities for workers to find positions that bring them peace and joy along with the salary.
Life is more than working only to pay bills. It's more than 50 weeks on and only two weeks of vacation added to already too much credit card debt. There are everyday people who enjoy their work and their lives so that means it's possible for everyone. If that's not your reality, you should be asking how they did it.
As parents we have a responsibility to prepare our teens for life as adults. It's not easy, but it must and can be done.
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.
I'm a single mother and former elementary school teacher so when I began my professional mentoring business I focused on mentoring single parents and young children. Watch this video and see if you're serving the right tribe for your current season of life.
This article originally appeared on the Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland, The Grow Your Dreams Midwife(TM) site. I'm sharing this with you because it's not information that I write on myself but it's valuable, straight forward and provided by an expert from whom I learn much. She's one of my mentors. Also, over the last six months I've advised at least five clients to commit to blogs to get their writings and books exposure and sales. I want you to be successful in every area of life, and if I don't give you the wisdom directly, I'll point you in the right direction.
Are thinking about blogging but just don’t know where to start? Here are 5 quick tips for the serious blogger:
1. Get off the freebie blog sites. You may be comfy there and it may be easy because they host everything for you - including your photos and audios - but if you’re trying to build something lasting and make money at it, at the very least you need to OWN IT! That means buy your own domain and start blogging there. Inbox me and I can get you started blogging in a weekend! I got my husband’s blog up and running in less than an hour, and it only took that long because he was deciding on a template.
2. You need to understand and start using social networks. Sure you may love Facebook and hate Twitter or you may hate Twitter and love Instagram, but if you’re trying to spread the word about your blog you’re going to have to learn how to draw people to your blog not just by using what you like to use but by using what your target audience uses as well. That also means you’re going to have to break out of your stifling tight circle of church or work friends, too. Yep, you’ll have to reach out and let complete strangers like, follow and/or friend you ... oh my!
3. Guest Blogging is an option. But it’s an option you don’t want to abuse. You don’t want to harass popular bloggers and gurus with requests to come to your blog and share all that they know. If your blog has nothing to offer them in terms of traffic or even a free ad for 3 months it’s a bit unfair. A better option is to build your reputation and traffic a bit first before you launch out in search of guest bloggers, or even just begin sharing what you know. Become the expert of your own blog before you go looking outside of your blog and once the traffic starts coming guest bloggers won’t mind coming along for the ride too.
As a mentor and teacher I help you identify, learn and implement strategies that promote extraordinary success. That's what I'm called to do. It's my purpose and passion. As we work and learn together your Breakthrough Toolbox gets filled up and you live out your destiny as your authentic self. It's a win-win situation.
I call the strategies supernatural, others call them life hacks. Either way, they're small, hard-hitting actions that produce multiplied results. That's my style. It always has been. When given a task I always try to find the easiest way to get to the goal I desire. Short cuts ... yes. Lack of excellence ... no.
I believe I'm this way partly because I'm a baby/last born and want everything to be fun and exciting. For example, take a look at the About page on this site. Several people asked why I didn't have a bio or something similar on this page and I told them the truth - I do not enjoy writing personal bios. Then two friends whom I respect, love and admire asked why I didn't have a bio on this page so I took that as a sign that it was time to make a correction (gotta pay attention to signs, folks. They often include opportunities).
I don't like writing personal bios which doesn't make sense because I'm a writer. A writer who gets paid to write that type of promotional copy for others no less. So, I pulled a common parenting/teaching strategy out of my toolbox and got the job done. The strategy was to write the bio from a different point of view. I wrote it as an actual biography instead of an autobiography and employed third person pov.
See that? A simple strategy that made a dreaded but necessary task not only doable, but fun. And, it's been well received. Every time I post the link to the About page on FB it gets more than 100 views and several comments. I've even received emails about the information included in my bio. That's supernatural.
Now consider this: What area of your life could you use a supernatural strategy to receive a breakthrough right now? After you've identified the area, schedule a call so you can grab hold of your promotion. Mailing listers get 50% OFF all mentoring packages booked by July 31, 2015.
I've been posting some good stuff on my Facebook page recently. Here's an example:
WISDOM: If you're not living up to your full potential you may find yourself going through a midlife crisis halfway through your marriage and think it's the problem. When you don't live your purpose everything else in your life suffers. #zww
This is the truth. I'm a people watcher, as many of us are, and I see couples going through the motions with no connection to each other and no plan to fix it because one or both are dry inside from not expressing who they really are. NOTE: I'm speaking of life purpose not negative deviations of any sort. It's going to be difficult for you to flourish in a relationship if you've bought into the 9 to 5, I have to be that go to work and come home spouse who's safe and predictable and does what everyone else does.
This message isn't for everyone, of course. I've actually heard people say they just want to be average so I'm not speaking to you folks. I tried that life and it almost killed me. I'm not average. I guess I never have been because I get bored after I master many things and have to learn something new or I get cranky.
Constant growth and progress is an inherent characteristic but I believe most people don't go as far as possible because their mindset on what progress constitutes is severely limited. For example, when I was trying to be average I thought a normal progression of growth in public education was the path I took - from classroom teacher, to grade-level rep, to school rep. and mentor of teachers. I received these promotions in four years and many people who'd been teachers for decades often asked me if I was "old enough" to be an Instructional Coach because they hadn't achieved that promotion after years of service. So, looking back at that fast track I guess I wasn't even average when my mindset was limited to a safe life and career. That life backfired on me anyway because when you rise above a crowd of average folks, some of them get ugly and they want to destroy you in the spirit of jealousy.
I'm special because I'm an individual and we're all special. On the other hand I'm not special because every one us has the potential to live their dreams, passions and purpose. People look at me, are attracted to me (professionally) and hire me because I'm doing what they desire to do. I'm constantly growing, learning, producing, experimenting with new arenas and have a great amount of freedom in my life. I seem special and different because there are so many who have desires in their hearts but are afraid to do anything risky. It's sad.
Life is a risk. Love is a risk. Living your passion is a risk. But the rewards that come are multiplied over and above what an average existence will produce over any amount of time. I'm a witness.
If you want to learn how to expand your mindset and enter realms of possibility that lie beyond the average read my book Revelation is for Elevation. Chapter 2 is all about living a lifestyle of breaking through into the new. If you're ready for a mentor to guide you on your path to living your passions book a package or schedule a call today. I can customize a package to fit your budget if you're in between standard pricing. If you will listen and follow instructions I guarantee the supernatural strategies given to transform your life will produce the desired fruit.