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Never in a million years would I have imagined that I would become an "International Best-Selling" author. When I put that dream on my board this year, I had no idea what would happen. I just new it was part of my vision. In February, I began exploring options to make that dream a reality. At first it seemed unreachable, how could I ever afford to become an author and WHO would read my book?
In passing, I mentioned my interest of being an author to a friend. Little did I know that simple comment would change my life. Within a week my girlfriend called back with an opportunity to be apart of an anthology called "Success In High Heels" that I couldn't refuse. This anthology involved 29 other successful women sharing inspiration around business and success. Perfect!!
The actual book launched April 8th. When I said, "YES" in mid-February, I just expected, to be in a book but God had bigger plans for me and ALL the ladies in this book. Not only did we become authors, we ALL became BEST-SELLING INTERNATIONAL authors. That changed the game, it shifted something inside and it shifted the kind of opportunities that have come my way.
Today, I celebrated this milestone in my journey with many friends and family present. Can I say I was blown away by the LOVE and SUPPORT I received? When God is in your life, trust me when I tell you that you will get more than you ever imagined possible. Keep your eyes all Him and what you are called to do and blessings will flow.
Catrice Jackson, thank you for always believing in me and sharing this opportunity with your sister. Christine Marmoy, thank you for having the vision to make it happen. To ALL the beautiful authors who gave their heart in this book thank you and God bless.
“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” - Veronica A. Shoffstall
Fralisa and I as we closed out the celebration
Meditation session with Esther...relaxing.
Our day started off with, Spiritual Life Coach, Esther Alley teaching the women the power of meditation and connecting to their divine source. It is through this connection we are able to tap into our higher self, where the self-love really begins. The women had an opportunity to experience three different types of mediation styles because often we think of mediation as just sitting and being silent. The one that stood out the most was guided meditation because if really helps maintain focus.
The women working on their "Just Say Yay" project.
Next, was "JUST SAY YAY!!" with Creative Life and Retreat Coach, Kelly Morrison, Kelly walked the women through an art exercise that helped them acknowledge who they are and the gifts they bring to the world. I really enjoyed seeing the women get into their inner child and self-expression with the use of crayons, markers and power words. This activity was really introspective and impactful to many.
Photographer Sonja Morgan...captured the event and did a mini-photoshoot with each lady. Awesome!
Getting in front of a camera and feeling confident is not an easy for many women. When you have an amazing woman behind the camera cheering you on, it becomes easier. You forget someone is looking at you through this little hole. LOL
Sonja helped every woman feel comfortable and beautiful as each she stepped in front of the camera for her spotlight moment.
Belly Dancer's, Shelly and Nona, really rocked the house showing women that belly dance is a wonderful way to reconnect with your body and YOUR sexy. At the end of their session the ladies were able to do a 5-minute choreography. It was so much fun shimmying our hearts out!
Finally, we ended our day with a SOUL TRAIN DANCE LINE and reminder that we are ALL beautiful AND that a Madly In Love With Me celebration is in order EVERYDAY!!!
Thank you to all the ladies who chose to share YOUR day with us!!!
Happy New Year!!! Can you believe it is 2013? I hope your holidays were amazing! I wanted to take a moment and share one of the things I enjoy doing the most every year, DREAM BOARDS.
Dream boards have been instrumental in my life over the past 5 years. Something happens energetically when we put our goals down on paper. As a teen my father always told me to write my goals down but I never understood the power of that lesson. I don't even think he knew the power of what he was teaching me.
Today I ask , "What do you want to manifest in 2013?" Peace? New Career? New Customers? New Body? Health? Relationships? YOU MUST BE SPECIFIC.
What you THINK about, YOU BRING ABOUT.
Here's how to do it!
Get yourself a bunch of magazine, print pictures from online, cut out words and quotes that touch and INspire you. Once you have pulled your photos and words, review and narrow them down to the ones that really
resonate with you. Here are some other tools you can have on hand to make this process creative and fun:
- Glitter, Glitter Pens
- Scrapbook background sheets, Construction paper
- Stickers, Glue sticks
- Markers, Colored Pencils, Chalk, Paints
You can organize these pictures/words on a poster board, foam board or in one of my favorite places, A VISION JOURNAL. I make my own Vision/Dream Journals. Buy an 8.5 x 11 journal from somewhere like Barnes and Nobles or use a scrapbook. You can glue your words and pictures throughout the journal. Then use the journal over the year to document your year's journey. HAVE FUN!
Feel free to share your vision boards with me on Facebook.
Today, a wonderful woman I know, love and respect, Molesey Knox-Brunson,
sent me this email and I decided to share her beautiful insights. I pray they bless you as much as they blessed me today.
The end is here...12.21.12
For years, it's been foretold that on this fateful day, our world will end... and it has. The world as we know it
has come to an end. Universally, we're coming into an age of greater awareness. This time signifies birth and rebirth; an awakening to higher levels of consciousness; elevating to becoming who we are destined to be.E
ven though the Mayan calendar ends on 12.21.12, many scholars and scientist have overlooked a major Universal Truth: Time is circular, not linear
. In this Universe, where one thing ends another begins.
Instead of a doomsday forecast,12.21.12 energies are about awakening to who you are; stepping fully into the journey of becoming. Queen, it’s time to come out of hiding. It’s time to show the world who you are.
I’ll give you the Divine Word that was given to me 4 years ago:Look over your life: Everything that you’re going through now and everything that you’ve been through to get to this point, write it down. Honor that. You’re about to go to a new place. You’re about to go from good to great.
Little did I know, the journey would be an elevation of consciousness. Now, in this moment, it all makes sense. Queen, when the caterpillar enters the cocoon, she brings all of herself; she leaves nothing behind. She doesn’t omit the bad parts, the undesirable pieces, the scars. Everything that she is enters the chrysalis. Every bit of her is required for the transformation to occur. That’s her process of becoming.
Don’t despise the days of your past because they were necessary for you to become all that you are about to become. Overcoming is how the Queen gets her wings. Order Molesey's Book Here!!
"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
Photo: Fine Art America
I have been reading Marianne Williamson's book, "A Return to Love." Many women quote her so I thought it was time I read the book. Can I say, I am loving it. Not all of her spiritual teachings resonate with me but I am the type of person that values others points of view. Much of what she writes can easily apply to anyone's life who is looking to understand their purpose. The quote above really connected with me as I am on a mission to help other women shine by shining my light. I have discovered the more I shine, the more the other women around me begin to shine. I believe the more we get back to the foundation of "why" we are in business, we will live a life grounded in joy and abundance. When we truly come from that INspired place of Love, we will reap what we sow.
When we operate from fear, our light is dimmed and the women we are called to serve miss out on our divinely inspired message. When fear shows up for me I like to bring to mind one of my favorite scriptures; "God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of peace, love and a sound mind." I find peace in that scripture because I am reminded that my thinking is not from above. The fear I feel is something I created in my mind because I am focused on me and not my purpose. When that reality sets in my spirit, I quickly shut off that thinking and step into the fear. My calling is great and so is YOURS. Every time a non-supportive thought shows up ask yourself these three questions:
1) Is this thought based on facts?
2) Is this thought grounded in truth?
3) Does this thought help me become who I am called to be?
Most likely the answer is, "NO" to all those questions so KICK IT TO THE CURB!!
I want you to remember that YOU were designed to SHINE, and brightly. You are not here by accident but on a DIVINE assignment, uniquely and masterfully created by Love (God) to transform the world.
Take some time to reconnect with your mission and purpose as we embark on a new year. Begin to create your abundance for 2013 now! Much love to all.
When you’re making your videos NEVER FORGET you are the STAR of your channel. Just like you make first impressions in real life in the blink of an eye, people will decide quickly whether they want to keep watching your video or move on. By showing up like a STAR, uniquely YOU, in your videos, you're going to stack the cards HIGH in your favor.
Here are FIVE
secrets to looking like a STAR in your videos:
1. Add a little more of the beauty accessory called "makeup"
. When applying your makeup prior to the video, think of how much makeup you wear on a daily basis and then double it. The lighting is going to mute the coloring so you will require more blush, eye shadow, and eye liner than usual. The key to wearing more makeup is to blend, blend, blend! The lines of demarcation show up more clearly on camera, so make sure you blend. Before shooting the video, don’t forget to take a test photo to make sure your makeup looks ready for the limelight.
2. Have good lighting
. Lighting is key. It’s your spotlight, after all! To ensure there are no unflattering shadows on your face, turn on the ALL lights, and bring in extra lamps if necessary. When using indoor lighting, one thing to pay attention to the temperature of the lightbulbs. Some lightbulbs emit a warmer orange-like light, while others emit a cooler blue-like light. Make sure any lighting you use shares the same temperature so it’s consistent on-screen. Another lighting alternative is opening the shades during the day for some diffused daylight – just remember, it’s diffused light you want, not direct sunlight! Direct sunlight makes people squint and produces shadows. Not flattering!!
3. Style your hair nicely
. Just as you pay extra attention to your makeup, take care to make sure your hair is camera-ready as well. Use a little more hair product that normal to prevent fly-aways. Especially if you are filming in high definition (HD), any hair out of place will become more visible.
4. Pay attention to your background
. Everything in your video is speaking to your brand, including your background. If you are doing fun videos like out on location or letting your audience in on your world spontaneity is okay. Just don't let that be the norm unless that is your brand. You’re a STAR, remember? Whether you stand for simplicity and elegance, or glamour and glitz, always choose a background that will reflect your brand.
5. Be personable
. If you’re scared of the spotlight, pretend that you’re having a one-on-one conversation with one of your favorite people when speaking to the camera. That means smiling and lots of eye contact. People do business with those they know, like, and trust, so you want to make sure you come across personable so your audience can connect and subsequently, want to do business with you. Something I do to shift my energy is DANCE! Put some jams on and rock out for a minute and get in front of the camera and ROCK YOUR STAR POWER.
***Need some help? Check out my program "Simply Gorgeous: Celebrity Edition"
On September 19th I joined Angela Minelli on her first Livestream call to promote her 90 Day Health Retreat. Take a listen to find out more.
As entrepreneurs that are out to change the world, many of us work from home offices so we can juggle work and manage our homes. When you are your own boss, it’s easy to stuck in a pattern of waking up and making the 10-foot commute to your home office without bothering to change out of your pajamas. What does it matter, no one else will see you, right? I’m here to tell you why it matters.
The bottom line is this: You will feel better about yourself and be more productive if you have a shower, put on some nice clothes, and do your hair and makeup. For many of us who work from home, we face similar challenges like isolation, depression, and accountability. While this seemingly insignificant change won’t eradicate all your problems immediately, feeling better about yourself will make a significant difference to your success in the long run.
So do yourself a favor! Treat yourself to breakfast, a shower, put on some nice clothes, and make yourself up. Because at the end of the day, when you look good, you feel good, which will enable you to do good in the world. Now go get dressed girl!! :-)
If you are serious about growing your business and your clientele, one of the best investments you can make is in networking. In any given metropolitan city, you will find tremendous women’s networking groups that meet regularly and allow female entrepreneurs and business owners terrific opportunities to meet, greet, and collaborate.
But what if you’re new to networking and the idea of trying to make small talk with strangers makes you panic? Here are three body language tips to help you maximize on your networking dollar!
1. Smile. Studies have shown that a smile can be recognized up to 30 feet away. Work that universal sign of friendliness to your advantage and make put a smile on your face! You’ll look far more welcoming and approachable that way.
2. Avoid crossing your arms. If your arms (and/or legs) are crossed, this can make you appear as though you closed off to new encounters – people will subconsciously pick up on this behavior. Instead, leave your arms at your side, or carry a clutch, business card case, or drink to keep your hands occupied.
3. Look for groups of 3+ people to join. If you happen to be arriving at a networking group alone (Bravo! You are in charge of your own destiny!), keep an eye out for groups of 3 people or more to join. A group of two can be too intimate. Look particularly for groups of people whose bodies are angled outwards, indicating they are open to more people joining the group and conversation.
4. Keep moving. Standing in a corner by yourself isn’t going to do you any good. With the first three tips in mind, start making your way around the room and look for opportunities to reach out and meet new people. If you happen to see someone else who is alone, go say hello!
As a closing note, don’t think you need to meet every single person in the room and thrust your business card on them. Make a modest goal to have 3-5 meaningful conversations with people at a networking event. Networking isn’t just a one time deal either, so schedule in time on a weekly or monthly basis to prioritize networking opportunities. As someone whose clientele has flourished because of networking, your business will be glad you did!