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Journey to Change

Last night while preparing material for some online training I will be presenting, I decided to look back on the past five years of my life. A part of the training I will be giving will require the participants to plan ahead for the next five years of their lives, but I decided to look back […]

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Make the Most of Each Day

No matter where you are in life, a student, an entrepreneur, or in some other career field, in one way your day is no different than mine or anyone else’s. We all have the same amount of time at our disposal. However, there are some who accomplish so much more than others. Many blame the misuse of their […]

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Expect the Unexpected

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  We all make plans, wish for things and have expectations of how someone will act or something will turn out. Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out the way we would like and people don’t always react the way we expected or sometimes even show up. There have been times where I have planned an event, expecting hundreds of people […]

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Dealing with Yourself

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“It is a lot easier to pick someone else a part than it is to put ourselves together.” It is a lot less painful to look outside of ourselves than it is to look within.” These are two statements that I heard on an empowerment call as a young lady was sharing her story. I lead discussions […]

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Are You Your Biggest Challenge?

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm”….African Proverb Sometimes, if we would dare to be totally honest with ourselves, we would find that WE are the root cause of our struggles. In many cases, this can be very difficult. Some don’t want to own their own mess. It is much easier to believe that other people are […]

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The Pain of Success

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  Believe it or not, pain can be the best thing to ever happen to you, especially on your climb to success. Pain and struggles force you to view yourself differently. It exposes your flaws…things about yourself that you might not like. Acknowledge that there are weaknesses, no matter how painful it may be, and […]

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No is a Complete Sentence

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So many of us feel as though we must do what is best for others at the detriment of our own well being. Although we were born to live a life of servitude, we were not meant to inflict harm or  hardship on ourselves while serving others. There were so many times in my past […]

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Who is Surrounding You?

It is often said that you are the average of the five people with whom you spend the most time. I heard this saying so much that it led me to look at those who were surrounding me. What I found was that I mostly hung around those who needed me, who depended on me, who considered me to […]

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Learning to Let Go of Expectations

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The one thing that destroys relationships and rips friendships apart more than any other is expectations. Saying that others are not meeting our “needs” usually means that they are not living up to our expectations of them. We then try to seek out the reasons they are not meeting our expectations and project our often false perceptions on them […]

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When Your Life Doesn’t Match Your Hopes and Expectations

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When your life doesn’t match your expectations, it can be quite painful. Don’t try to minimize the pain by playing the blame game or pretending you don’t care. Instead identify whether you need to change your life, your expectations or both…then walk in your power and be more committed to taking action and less committed to complaining, […]

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