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Finding Your Inner Circle of People

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An inner circle of friends is an awesome way to create and maintain a harmonious and balanced life. But who makes up your valued inner circle may surprise you! You want those people in your inner circle to be the ones who challenge you, make you think in new and different ways, and above all, are honest with you all the time.

It’s great to have friends who think you’re wonderful because you are, but it’s valuable to have friends who can also point out (nicely, of course, and with love) where you might need some work. And luckily, if your inner circle is made up of the right types of people, they’ll help you do the work that needs to be done to create a happier, healthier you!

Your inner circle is a circle of close friends that surrounds you that you trust implicitly. They are the people who you naturally turn to for advice and reasoning. They know how to listen, and give you their opinions without bias. It goes without saying that choosing the people who are in your inner circle is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

Your inner circle will grow organically – you can’t simply go out and pick and choose who is involved. You meet and learn about people, and get together with them, and you’ll notice that some will naturally gravitate to the top of your “favorites” list. Ask yourself why.

Be aware of what it is about them you enjoy and value. It’s easy to choose inner circle members who think you’re wonderful, but much more difficult to choose those who will challenge you instead. This takes an honest assessment of yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and helps you choose your inner circle according to what is best for you – not necessarily what feels best at the time, or all of the time.

Overall, the people you want closest to you should be supportive, empathetic, honest, energetic, trustworthy, intelligent, kind, loving, and enthusiastic. Above all, each member must be positive-minded, and optimistic! You should admire each of the members and look up to them.

Surrounding yourself with challenging people who you feel are “above” you in certain areas of your life will help you rise to their level, and you’ll see successes in areas you may never have dreamed of! This is the true beauty of an inner circle that challenges you.

Challenge Assignment:

Review the list of names that make up your inner circle. Should you remove any of them?



Inner Circle Challenge

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It’s Time for the “Inner Circle” Challenge – The Power of Surrounding Yourself With The Right People.

If you are like me, you have been believing for the right people to connect with to advance to the next level, to support you in life, ministry or business, or just to be there as a genuine friend. So, to encourage myself, I put together a challenge on the Inner Circle – The Power of Surrounding Yourself With The Right People.

I’m tired of making connections with people, that don’t last. My desire is for the real connections that are life-long.

This challenge will  teach you the importance of having a strong and like-minded support system. There will be three main areas the challenge will focus on which include, Inner Circle Pitfalls, Inner Circle Power, and Building Your Circle. Some of the topics addressed during this challenge will be:

*What is an Inner Circle?
•Why You Should Keep Your Inner Circle Small
•Your Inner Circle Can Make or Break You
•Your Inner Circle Environment
•Your Inner Circle Hierarchy
•7 Personality Types to Beware within Your Inner Circle
•8 Traits to Seek in Inner Circle Members
•Finding Your Inner Circle People
•How an Inner Circle Can Help You Reach Your Goals
•Removing Someone from Your Inner Circle

This challenge will include Blog Posts, Facebook Group Posts, Radio Shows, Telecalls, and Webinars.

Let’s Get Started.

Day 1 Challenge Assignment:

Make a list of the names of the  people who have immediate access to you or who surround your life on a daily basis.


Thanks For Your Patience

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I know it has been a while since I have posted a blog.  Over the past few months a lot has been going on. My father experienced some medical challenges and we had a big family reunion, which I was spear heading. I wasn’t able to post on a regular basis or do any challenges.

I want to thank those of you who prayed for me and my family. Also, I want to thank all for your patience in following my blog. We are more than half way through the year. I am ready now to get started once again with some blog posts on  spiritual and personal growth challenges, as well as, personal, business, and ministry development training.

Please continue to pray for me. I will be humbled and would greatly appreciate it.

The next challenge will be the “Inner Circle” Challenge starting in a week. If you are like me, you are believing God to place or send into your people who are genuine and authentic when it comes to respecting, praying and believing God for your life and success.

Until then, stay encouraged and strong.

3 Powerful Ways to Recognize an Opportunity

November 8, 2016 Leave a comment


If you want to be a successful entrepreneur one of the things that you’re going to have to do is be able to recognize opportunity when it knocks. An opportunity to fill a much needed gap in the market or to change your business to take advantage of a trend could mean the difference between a little bit of success and a huge amount. But you must know what these opportunities look like so that you can grab them when you see them. Here are three ways to recognize an opportunity.

1.  It Might Not Be Perfect

One of the earmarks of a good opportunity is that it doesn’t sound too good to be true. A true opportunity that has great potential isn’t going to be perfect when you encounter it. You’re going to have to do the work to make it into a successful venture. However, one thing that should have is potential. If you can see it becoming a great idea in the future than it might just be the opportunity that you been looking for but just be sure that just because an idea is imperfect that you don’t discard it completely.

2.  It Is Built on Previous Failures

The best ideas are the ones that have evolved over time because they have been honed through past failures. If an idea has been through the furnace of discovery, there is a much greater chance of it working when you decide to implement it. In other words, you might want to give an idea time to fail a few times before you decide to run with it yourself, because otherwise, you’ll be making all of those mistakes yourself and that won’t result in the grand opportunity the you’re envisioning.

3.  It Might Not Be What It Was Intended to Be Used for Originally

Some of the best ideas that have ever been thought of were completely different takes on what a product or service was originally intended for. The idea might’ve been a failure as it was intended but it sparked an entire new thought process and brand-new applications. These accidental inventions ended up being something completely different because someone had the ability to see past the original application. For example, both the slinky and silly putty toys were intended for industrial application. However, they failed as intended and instead became some of the most popular toys ever invented.

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn how to help people in a big way? Register for my  FREE Signature Masterclass  starting November 10th- “Discover Your Calling To Coach” here



Live The Life You Have Always Wanted

Are you living an authentic life? If you find yourself yearning for things to change, wishing that you could be somebody else, or wanting to live a totally different lifestyle, maybe it’s time you revealed your true self to the world.

 If you believe you only get one life and this is it, you likely realize how important it is to live the life you desire. You can best accomplish this by discovering the real “you” inside and catering to what’s most important to you.

So how do you start the process of unraveling the person you’ve become to reveal who you really are?

Your answers to these questions will help you uncover your true self:

1Who are you really? Would you love to dive into that intellectual part of you that you’ve ignored over the past years? Maybe you want to write the great American novel or see the world. What do your innermost feelings and thoughts tell you about who you really are?

    • Think about the times when you’ve been happiest. These are great clues to learning who you really are. What made you so happy? Where were you? Who were you with?

2Are you truly happy now? When you look closely, do you feel joy about your life? Or do you feel like all you’re doing is trying to keep up with your neighbors, friends, or family rather than doing what you really want?

3What do you want to be remembered for? Cultivate your thoughts about what you want to be doing with your life right now. By fulfilling your hopes and dreams, you’ll be remembered as the person you want to be.

4.  What are your top three dreams? Answer this question quickly, without thinking too hard. The first answers that come to mind are probably correct. Have you achieved these dreams yet? If not, are you working toward them at least a little bit each day?

5.  What do you plan to do with your life? Contemplate this question to help you discover what’s really important to you. Let yourself get excited and develop a joyful anticipation about what you’ll be doing next in your life.

  • You’ve heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” However, the builders of Rome did have to make progress every day. Re-focusing on what you truly want and setting up your daily life to stay on task will move you closer to your goals and reveal more about yourself.
  • Think about what you must do today and tomorrow to move toward fulfilling your hopes and desires. When you really want something, knowing that you’re coming closer to it each day will, in itself, bring you increased happiness and excitement for your future.

Answering these questions to unearth your true feelings at least once a year is a good idea. Doing so will help you stay on track in terms of having the life that you truly want.

Revealing the real you is an exciting journey that will fill you with great joy and satisfaction. And who doesn’t want more of that?

Covering All Bases Winning Ways for Finishing As a Strong Champion Challenge

November 25, 2014 Leave a comment

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Do you like sports? Do you like the sport of baseball? I’m not the world’s biggest sports fan, but there are some sports I find quite intriguing and interesting. Baseball is one of them.

I find it interesting that the game is played on a field shaped like a diamond, bases strategically placed on the field with a home plate where the run starts and ends,  with two teams, both having key positions and players (that’s you and your support network),  a coach standing on the side lines during the game telling the team players what to do next (that’s me), and an umpire calling the game plays.

My year-end challenge is called “Covering All Bases” 27 Days Challenge. This challenge will produce fast results in a fun way. During this challenge I will use some baseball strategies, positions, and jargon metaphorically as success strategies to implement winning ways purposefully to end the year as a Champion!

The Challenge will start November 24 and end December 20, 2014.

The Challenge is divided into two sections:

Section One – “Covering All Bases” Training Camp – 6 Days of pre-challenge training to get you ready for the main challenge. The training camp is designed to help you to develop strengths and to refresh your vision so you can recognize and use the abilities, gifts and talents that have been entrusted to you Right Now!

Section Two – “Covering All Bases” Challenge – 21 Days of personal and professional transformation designed to help you maximize winnings strategies to finish as a Champion!

Challenge Bonus – 3 Group Coaching Calls to give you motivation. During each call we will go deeper into the challenge content and I will share with you valuable resources and winning tools to help you to position yourself to complete the

challenge successfully and in a fulfilling way. Also, there will be a limited number of “Batter Up” (Hot Seats) opportunities where I will coach someone (maybe you) for 10-15 minutes

Here’s What To Do Now:

Click on the button below to register for this FREE CHALLENGE. You will receive emails from me with instant access to:

  • The challenge website page
  • The pre-challenge “free gift” digital audio – “The Maximized Life”
  • Instructions on gaining access to the Got To Get Myself Together Challenge Facebook Group.
  • Information on logging in for our 3 Bonus Group Coaching Live Sessions

Register Now! Use this link

7 Ways To Exercise Your Faith

October 27, 2013 1 comment

You cannot truly have faith in God without action on your part. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God and believing what you have heard and read. You must exercise your faith in order to become a stronger Christian. Below are seven ways you can take action and exercise your faith.

Believe God’s Word

When you believe God’s Word as truth, you are exercising your faith. To exercise means to use or apply something. As Christians we use or apply our faith as we believe God’s Word as truth and live our lives according to the principles and lessons found in it.

There are a lot of good things in the Bible you can take hold of to increase your faith. In times of difficulty, it is helpful to read 1 John 4:4 and believe “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.” In times of doubt or confusion, you can rely on Proverbs 3:51 which says to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.”

Obey the Word

Reading and knowing God’s Word is not the same as the act of obeying His Word. When you live by faith, obedience is extremely important. You cannot live by faith when you ignore or overlook what the Word of God says about your life. Whether it is deliberate or unintentional, disobeying God’s Word is being unfaithful.

Trust in God’s Goodness

Faith and trust are inseparable. You cannot have true faith unless you trust and believe in God’s goodness. As a believer you should hold in your heart the love God has for you and remember how He showers you with His goodness.

Pray God’s Word

It is important to pray God’s Word. This will not only keep your mind and heart attuned to the promises of God, but when you petition God with His very own Word, this begins to build your faith as you see God move and change situations for you.

Meditate on the Promises and Miracles of God’s Word

Do not just pray God’s Word once, but also take the time to meditate on the Word. Saturate your mind and spirit with the Word, and you will notice your faith increasing, especially in difficult times when you are not sure how you will make it through.

Combat Doubt with Faith

Whenever you have a negative or doubtful thought, immediately change the wording of your thought to a statement full of faith that God, our Creator, is in charge and that He is protecting you from your enemies.

Surrender Your Mind to God

Surrendering your mind to God every day not only strengthens you as a believer, it also will help you build and increase your faith.

Exercising your faith doesn’t have to be confusing. Just remember that you have to take action in order to genuinely have faith. If you use these seven steps to exercise your faith on a daily basis, you will see positive growth in your faith.

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