I Found More Than One

I don’t have to tell you about all that’s happening around us and within our midst. You see it everyday with the constant news cycles, social media’s chaos, confusion and conflict.  And if you haven’t been living under a rock, you know someone who has been impacted by COVID-19, job loss, racial and gender inequality, financial struggles and more. We are definitely in a crisis.

 

So how do we live in a world filled with such panic and fear? I know I have felt it. I feel it each time I have to leave my house with my Pandemic Kit (mask, gloves, sanitizer, disinfectant wipes).
As I look at everyone walking around with a mask on and trying not to make eye or physical contact with me, I feel such a sadness come over me. Because as humans, we are made for connection, touch and belonging. I sometimes sense feelings of loneliness trying to creep in because I’m so isolated from the world.
Nothing is the same anymore and neither are we. We can’t be. This has certainly changed us all in some way. It has also revealed who we are and who we can become as result of this crisis.
I take hope in recognizing that crisis always proceeds transformation. I also take hope in knowing that better days are upon us.And I know that there’s always a rainbow…not just after the storm, but even in the midst of one.
Recently,  I sat down to look for the rainbows in my life during these arising times.  What I found was simply amazing because I discovered several rainbows that I want to share with you.

 

Here’s what I discovered:

Rainbow 1: Releasing Excess. I don’t need as much material things that I thought I did. As I started clearing and cleaning out closets, cabinets, attics and more, I realized that I had too much excess. I was holding onto things that I needed to let go of and would never use again. Who needs 15 pair of black pants or dishes that you haven’t used in 25 years? As I began getting rid of “stuff” I felt a sense of freedom and release.

Rainbow 2: Cherishing the Moments. I love hearing my children and grandchildren voices. Because of COVID-19, our children have limited their visits to our home. They say it’s because we are in the elderly population. LOL. Therefore, we don’t get to see them or our grandchildren like we are accustomed to. But they all make every effort to make sure we get to visit with the grands via phone and Face-time. I find myself being more tuned into these visits. Because for me, every moment, every second has become even precious. Sometimes our FaceTime visits can last for two hours. I know that when I can get to hug and kiss them again, I will never take these moments for granted again.

Rainbow 3: Reconnecting w/ Old Friends. I have had a chance to catch up with old friends. Because things have slowed down, we have more time on our hands. We were all moving at lightening speed and had little time for important things. Lately, I have reconnected with friends I have not talked with in years. It’s been so refreshing to talk with them and reconnect. I have even reconnected with some elementary school friends. Just the other day an old friend and I talked for 4 hours! We laughed and had a blast!

Rainbow 4: A Deepened Spiritual Life. I have always made my spiritual walk and life a priority. But during these past few months, I’ve made an even new effort to practice the power of “Surrender.” Surrendering to God has been my biggest priority and allowing God’s desire for my life to be mine. Aligning with the spiritual and universal principles that governs our lives is my daily intention. I don’t always get it right, but my heart is turned towards God’s highest desire and intentions for my life. I’ve  released some things that thought I wanted only to tap into God’s ordained destiny for me. I can’t tell you how freeing it is to know that I can’t change things, but as I surrender to God…I can change. I love my sacred times of prayer, meditation, worship, and listening. I’m more committed to this holy journey to unfold my soul’s destiny than ever before. In other words…to live an Awakened Life. My life reimagined and success redefined.

 

Rainbow 5: My Health is My Greatest Resource.
How often to we neglect our health going after money thinking it’s our most needed resource? I’ve learned that my health is my greatest resource and this it’s up to me to take care of it. I’m beginning to look at what I put in my mouth more intentionally because I have taken more time to cook better meals. I order my groceries and have them delivered therefore I can only eat what I have in the house…LOL. I’m starting to move my body more…walking, Tai Chi and Yoga have been my choices. I am not where I want to be right now, but I am on my way and lost 11 pounds. I check my vital signs daily and they are looking really good.  I have also added some amazing supplements needed as I get older.
These are just a few of the rainbows that I have discovered as I navigate this new normal. There are so many more and if you’d like, I will share more in the coming weeks.

 

Also, I would love to hear some of your rainbow lessons. So please feel free to share them with us in the comment box below.
Until next time…stay safe and don’t forget to look for your rainbows.

 

In Pursuit of Happiness

There are so many amazing people out there that are offering some incredible programs, services, products and events. It’s sometimes difficult to know which is best for you. There’s a ton of resources for how to pivot your business during this Pandemic and economic downturn.

 

People are posting information on how to get help, how to work together and collaborate and even how to find the cash cow in your business that you maybe over looking. I am always amazed at the genius and brilliance that you all bring to the table and how selfless you are in sharing.

 

While 100% of my coaching clients are entrepreneurs, I am NOT a business coach. I am a Life and Success Strategist because I believe you can’t have a career that matters without having a life that matters.

 

Over the years, I’ve built 3 successful companies literally from scratch. These companies have taken me around the world and afforded me the opportunities to work with some of the most powerful movers and shakers in the business world and the entertainment industry. I’ve produced events and shows in Los Angeles, NYC, Atlanta and Myrtle Beach. I’ve dined and entertained meetings with high profile celebrities, CEOs, Billionaires, and yes, mobsters. It’s definitely been a journey. And I am far from done.

 

Yet, as I look back on my 37 years of entrepreneurship, there’s one thing that has remain constant and that is people’s innate drive for meaning, direction, truth and purpose. There’s an inner most longing and knowing that we are here to fulfill a divine plan and purpose in our lives. And until we discover and live in alignment with this divine purpose and plan, we go through life sensing that something is missing. It doesn’t matter how much money you make, how much fame you achieve or how successful you become, you will never be completely fulfilled or happy until you tap into that sweet spot of living God’s original divine plan and purpose for your life. You may become successful in life, but you’re not WINNING.

 

I’ve sat across from folks who could buy anything in the world. They live like many of us dream of living. Yet, there’s a hollow hole in their soul because they are searching for something more meaningful, more miraculous and more magical in life. I call this, The Awakened Life.
While, I know how to help a client scale a company, position herself for bigger opportunities, increase revenues and plan their next level growth, I also know how to help them give birth to a brand that aligns with their divine plan and purpose in life. Because herein lies the key to sustainable, long lasting success.

 

Nowadays, I spend my time coaching clients from around the world, running my Fatherless Daughters Network and partnering in major national and international joint venture projects.

 

But the highlight of my work is when I get to teach the “Study of Life.”, where I am inspiring others to others embark upon a “A Sacred Journey to Unfold Their Soul’s Destiny.” As I move into my Legacy work as a seasoned woman over 50…headed towards 60, I am intentional about my next level calling. 

 

You see, we work and rest, eat and sleep, make money and spend it, have our share of pleasures and difficulties, and navigate through many life seasons and cycles. But the fundamental pursuit and discovery of our divine purpose is what brings us true, freedom, abundance, joy, rich and lasting fulfillment. This the true meaning of life.

 

God has given each of us a divine plan and purpose. I want to encourage you to make this your highest priority and primary pursuit in life. When you do, you will begin to experience a life of infinite opportunities and possibilities and unleash your greatest potential to shine in the world. This is our Awakened Life. A Life Reimagined and Success Redefined.