So this came to me today, after being extremely busy for weeks and weeks and weeks I've come to a slow point and I look at my car on the inside and it is disgusting. Candy wrappers, straw wrappers, bills receipts, invoices and all manner of foolishness everywhere. So I make the decision that I should start cleaning out the car and usually the first thing I do is get rid of the big stuff, it's the easiest to do. I took the task head on and started cleaning out the big stuff immediately and at this point I'm feeling pretty good about myself. Not having my coffee for the day I decide this is a good stopping point to have my Dunkin Donuts and as I got ready to drive off with my coffee in hand, I grab the straw and immediately throw the straw wrapper on the passenger seat and quickly think to myself how easy it is to accumulate the things you just got rid of. It's easy to get clean in any area of your life but staying clean is another dimension. If you want to stay clean clean up behind yourself. Don't do it in an hour. Don't do it when you get in the house. Don't do it after you've run your errands. Do it right away while it's fresh in your mind and stay clean. Don't leave your trash for somebody else. If you started it, fix it. If you created it, finish it. If you drop the ball pick it back up. If you made the mistake make it right. If you threw the first punch apologize. If you threw shade consider your role. If you're feeling misunderstood talk about it.
If you never stay clean you'll continue to keep starting over and over and over again and never truly gaining territory.
Let's stay clean and make some strides by cleaning up behind ourselves.
You know you made that mess, now clean it up
Hey Everyone, Sorry I didn't do a blog last week but I was so busy but I'm back!
What are some of the things we know about gifts? Typically, gifts are free. They usually come from people who like us most of the time and they are valuable. It didn't cost us anything to attain it. Now let's consider for a minute, are we gifts? We? You and I, are we as individuals gifts? Are we valuable? If we give ourselves freely over to others are they better off? Does the recipient feel pleased and excited? Let the record of God show that you are a valuable gift actually priceless.
Do we know we're valuable and try to hide our usefulness as in hide-n-seek or are we clueless to our status? Have we not understood that it is an honor to be used and considered a gift? Are we only seeing the trees and not the forest? Are we only seeing the time and work spent and haven't envisioned the long term effects we'll have on people? We often feel used when we should feel invigorated, inspired, and in anticipation for the reward that will surely come. If we see no reward we should consider our motivate.
Feel freedom, excitement, and joy with the fact that God would gift you so bountifully that everybody wants a piece of you. Don't feel used. In the words of my Apostle, "man can't use you only God can".
What would the world be like if everybody used their God-given gifts freely without restriction?
Until next time.....
In life there will always be weights. Weights of the mind. Weights of the heart. Weights of the body. Weights that come from other people and the list goes on. But if I had to put it in a category of good or bad, I would chose the good side. I believe weights should be working more of an advantage in/and for our lives as opposed to a disadvantage. I also believe that weight should better define who we are and our weight capacity. Where do we max out at? Is there a minimum weight scale that is so light that it is useless and feels pointless? I sometimes feel this way when I'm working out. Some weight are just too light and feels like a waste of my time. It's like I'm lifting air with no resistance. However, if I add maybe 10 lbs I can feel resistance and feel like my body is benefiting from the work-out. In life the weights your carrying should be a benefit to you always. You should not feel better, you should be better.
Weights in life should shapen you mental capacity. When weights arise in any form we should be able to think deeper and more creatively or grab someone to help. Weights should remind us of how awesome we are. Weights will mind us that we can overcome anything. Weights flex our muscles for the next weightier matter.
Now you could focus on the negative but why? It's overrated!
You don't even know your true weight capacity but just keep walking the journey you'll find out!
Until next time,
If a lot of people say the same thing about you and they don't know each other, it's true. Why you getting mad, don't you want people to be honest with you? Wouldn't you like more options and opportunities in life? There are probably many people who have passed you by, not because you couldn't do the job because they've seen your work but your character is flawed. Now to you, you can't see it, can't believe, and in your mind it just could not be true, but maybe it is. Most of the time it's based on past experiences, childhood traumas, suppression of traumatic events, and subconscious reactions that have not been dealt with. It's not to harm you but to set you free.
LET THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE
My final thought would be:
Don't take it personal, it's to help you; to let the doors once closed began to open up in every area of your life.
AREN'T YOU DUE FOR AN UPGRADE
P.S. IT IS TRUE AND IT'S OK
As you already know by now, each week I drop a nugget that will either help or encourage on the path to living your best life in all areas of your life and this post will be more of the same.
Last week I decided it was time to do another promotion for my book and for me it makes me a little fearful and intimidated. I had actually been avoiding it all week long but it seemed like Friday was the day to bite the bullet and go for it. So, there I went sending out text messages and messengers reminders. To those who didn't respond, it was ok no problem.
Initially in my mind I thought I would be bothering and annoying people by promoting my book but to my surprise there was one response that really blessed me, she stated, "thanks for the reminder", I never thought anyone would consider my promo a reminder but it just showed me that my perception needed to be adjusted. As a result of my decision to move full speed ahead and pull back I was able to sell some books and received some promises to purchase some books the following week.
You have to know when to pull back and when to move head and your decisions can't be based on people's opinion, fears, and nos. It must only be done through discernment. I am blessed because I didn't give into my fears.
I can't state it enough how much hidden value each of us carry. My experience was very overwhelming this week. After a couple of weeks after what I considered a pretty successful book launch. One after the other, people have continue to come up to me asking questions about my experience of writing my first book and how I might be able to support them in their endeavors with my over all experience. I feel like I was the strike of match that has started a fire within other authors to get started and finish. I had no idea. But what I did know was that we have affect a certain group of people around us, consciously and subconsciously.
As we look to the future, we should always consider the fact that everything we plan down to the last dotted eye; there will be hiccups, road blocks, barriers, delays and don't forget the haters. There will be many things that make you want to give up in the process. Unplanned any and everything and we must be able to adjust well and quickly. Whether your endeavor is starting a new career path, starting the next level of education, marriage, or a new business venture. We must calculate the inevitable transition of hiccups, mishaps, and delays. Now of course you can't predict them but you can anticipate the possibility of problems. By all means, don't let the problems stop you but use them as a launching pad to place you in a better and higher position. Hiccups and setbacks aren't the end of the world. If we're honest, there were signs, signals, and detour signs along our perfectly paved path but it's ok, nobody's perfect.
My last point would be, don't be heartbroken, frustrated, enraged, and anxiety driven, simply adjust!
Adjustments does a mind good!
You know it's one thing to create or write something to and for yourself. It's another whole cup of tea when it's about to be submitted to the opinion of your friends, foes, family, and the world at large. So quite naturally, the fear begins to set in and it almost makes you want to slow down, do a slide to the left and right, and do some moonwalking. It feels like fear is gripping your literal heart and is squeezing it so fast and so hard that it literally is difficult to sustain consciousness of mind, thought, and directions. I was lifeless. Image for a minute, the visionary loses grip of his/her own vision.
I'm sure there have been many plan started and nearly completed and then the great fall. Don't let this be you. Snap out of it! Lean in hard! Grip your feet deep in the dirt and grind! Force fear out of your path! Give fear an upper cut! You be in the winning circle! You take the prize!
So what everybody knows! There will be no take backs! It is what it is! I said what I needed to say! I did what I needed to do! IT IS ALL GOOD! Fear makes you want to believe it won't work, it won't be impactful but I believe it will! I confess, It Is Good! Lives will be changed by the thoughts in the head of little ole me.