{#Still Winning}Winners are more than losers. They are ordinary people who have committed their lives to doing extraordinary things. Challenges nor obstacles keep them from reaching their goals. Winners acknowledge challenges but they do not allow those detours to overtake them. Winners are patient and curious about discovering what makes them unstoppable. They ask questions like: “What makes me stay in motion, activated, moving?”  “How do I navigate in my night season when confusion tries to cloud my vision?””What’s my motivation?””What is my why?”Every winner has to answer these questions. Here’s my encouragement, these answers are within you. Be courageous and take the Journey Inward. There is an infinite power, an unrepeatable miracle, an unrelenting spirit inside of you that calls you forward. You might be in denial, delay, or deflated by some circumstance or opinion but what I know for sure is that power exists within you.  That power may be untapped or perhaps even hidden but I know it exists. Your appearance on this planet represents your “Not Doneness!” (Yes, I just introduced you to my new phrase “not doneness.”)You have appeared at this time in your story to do more than take up space. You beloved, have been given life, breath, activity to function to bring clarity to your purpose. I’m here to tell you that after everything you’ve been through, going through and will encounter, none of it compares to your great reward of living inside your Purpose. You Matter. You Count. Winners prepare to win, winners study other winners and winners play to win.  Winners make the mental leap and increase their emotional intelligence to help secure their winning strategy. Winners increase their psychological stamina by expanding their capacity beyond where they’ve already been. Winners believe, imagination is creation. If I can think it up, I can think it down. Les Brown, reknowned motivational speaker says, “If we can invest in our imagination over rehearsing our memory-the way its always been will change.”  Tell yourself until your belief begins to shift into a “knowing”, a greater Possibility of you believing, “I Am a WINNER.” So, when setbacks come to your dream, your goal has an anchor that will maintain your winning edge. I know you’ve lost before because, so have I. I am a leader who is not afraid to reveal my scares, bruises, or skinned knees. I am a leader who’s willing to show you my disappointment, show you my missteps and still challenge you to rise above it all. We all need someone who’s ten steps ahead of us to help us navigate around, over or through rough terrain and demand that we don’t give up.You’ve Got This!You Are Worthy! Miracles don’t just happen. Marianne Williamson calls a miracle “a shift in perception. Commit your life, your business and your ministry to shifting, adjusting and error-correcting and watch your Winning Edge sky  rocket. I believe in you. #StillWinning

The Greatest Challenge of Letting Go

The Greatest Challenge of Letting Go

When I let go of what I am I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu Letting go is one of the most challenging but necessary acts of every human being who chooses to elevate above mediocrity. We often choose to tightly grip words and seemingly velcro them to our being.  Such words may originate in our own spirit or may be attached to us by those that we love.  These defining vocabulary provide a finite limit to our potential and  and sabotage our future.  This language of resistance misrepresents our true essence and is the direct causation that result in our failures to grasp our divine purpose and potential. The Language of Resistance With some regularity, the language of resistance lies dormant and activates in the times of opportunity just as we are attempting to move forward in the next plain of our development.  Often this resistance is allowed to ferment in our spirit because somewhere in our being, we lack trust in ourselves.  Our absence of self-trust creates in us an unhealthy need for artificially rigid and constricted living.  We limit who we are by insisting on only seeking one way to reach our chosen destination.  If that destination is momentarily blocked by anything or anyone, our journey immediately is halted and the resistance has reigned victorious in our lives. To remove the resistance, we must paradoxically be willing to gather every fragmented, disconnected and sometimes disillusioned language pieces in our life for review; and at the same time, we must let these words go free.  We must shift our self-perception by wrapping ourselves in self-love...
Same Is Not Sexy!

Same Is Not Sexy!

Sitting in my favorite hair salon, Redz  owned by an incredibly awesome fashionista, sisterfriend Kenya Carter, I came across this tag line while skimming through a popular magazine,“Same Is Not Sexy.” At first glance, I’m tickled at how God, The Universe has captured what my mama has been saying all of my life. My mama did not use these words but her point arrived at the same destination…be your unique, powerful self. That’s where your juice is. How do you see the world? Our profoundly differing global perspectives may vary from our neighbors or friends but it’s precisely that difference which makes us necessary. What my mama did for me by insisting that I create my own style, make my voice count and run in the other direction from every form of cookie-cutter mentality was one of her greatest gifts to me. Actually, both of my parents endowed me with that precious gift which continues to be one of my bedrocks today. Being your wonderful, unique self is ENOUGH! What is Sexy Beyond Sexy? Knowing your significance, executing your purpose with full awareness that you’re a gift to the world. Stretching forward into your Beingness without apology. Confidently moving in the direction of your manifested destiny. Knowing why you are here. Knowing your value as an original. Knowing deep within your knower as my Nana would say that you matter. Your originality is so necessary that your Creator chose not to mass-produce anything that was created. Everything that was made was called good and very good. So, it is insulting to even momentarily shrink back in sameness. Not only is...
#Winning from Within: The Necessary Ingredient

#Winning from Within: The Necessary Ingredient

Are you ready to play big? 2015 is a year of New Beginnings. Your destiny will not arrive without sacrifice or costs. You have to be prepared to meet Goliath every day and slay him daily. Finding your rhythm in life instead of pursuing balance is critical for your forward motion. You must activate the necessary ingredient to win from within. Everyone has it. There are 7 billion human beings on the planet and not one of us came here without it. It’s the thing that moves you, drives you, pushes you, and ignites you. It’s the thing that works when nothing else seems to. It’s what makes everything possible. There are times when all we are able to articulate is; it’s something within. It’s not unique to us on its own merit. What makes this thing unique is how we all use it. We all come here with it. It’s better than American Express. We never leave home without it. It travels well. It’s the place where all inventions, imagination, dreams, visions, creativity and mindfulness dwells. We have within our possession the master key that unlocks our destiny. I call it the God-piece. It’s your spiritual essence. The necessary ingredient required in manifesting ALL things. Winning from within is about living in Possibility. #Winning from Within: The Necessary Ingredient is an excerpt from my new book to be released in the...