29 Years of Reflections . . . #Connections

Life Lessons On #Connections

“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.” Proverbs 13:20 [MSG]

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*THE POWER OF YOUR CONNECTION*
Do you understand your company? Do you understand your place as a link? Are your goals and identity complimentary to those in your circle? How well is the blend of your chain from start to finish? Do you compliment & represent each other seamlessly?

The subject matter of #connections is so much deeper for me than just considering the outside party. After 29 years of family, friendships and all the other bond types that have come in between, I can’t reflect on connections without also considering myself. #connections for me are worth mentioning because it’s never just a one-sided story. If anybody intends to pass this class you MUST have a firm grip on roles and relationships. You have to know that being connected requires relationship; taking who you are and being willing to invest in others at different levels; according to the capacity you’re seeking to make them a part of your journey, and their need of you for theirs. It took me a minute to grasp this fact, along with other important nuggets on the subject matter. Continue reading

29 years of reflections . . . #Career

Life Lessons on #Career


“Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place.”

Proverbs 3:16 [MSG]


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As a little girl, I always desired to lead. It’s like I just knew that I could and even believed that I deserved to. In fact, the first #career choice I blurted out when asked “what do you plan on being when you grow up?”, was a desire to go down in history as THE first female AND black president of these United States! Pretty impressive that an immigrant under age 10 had enough faith and guts to take the White House. Fast forward 10+ years and my journey to #career has taken more twists and turns, with highs and lows that would make a board game of Candy Land seem like cake!

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29 Years of reflections . . . #people pleasing

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” Matt 6:33 [MSG]

Life Lessons on #people pleasing

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I have a MAJOR disclaimer to make before I start this particular blog post. Just because I’m offering tips on #people pleasing doesn’t mean I’ve mastered the subject matter altogether. I’m not licensed to coach anyone through life neither do I profess to be an expert. But you don’t need great expertise about everything in life just to tell others you discovered a way that is better. As a continuation of my #29YearsOfReflections (I recently celebrated a birthday – see my first post in this series on #perception to get caught up), this post serves as an area where I can be honest and share what I know on a life matter that I’m fairly well acquainted with. Continue reading

29 Years of reflections . . . #Goals

“It aches for the coming – it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.” Habakkuk 2:3 [MSG]

Life Lessons on #Goals

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Thinking about this subject matter brings mixed emotions for me. I’ve always been big about #goal making. I’d buy the fancy journals, download the planner apps, even take the daring steps of being ‘honest’ with myself during self-evaluations (all the things I thought people are supposed to do when they make goals for themselves). By the time I was through I’d created a healthy to-do list and would feel ready to take on the world! However, that’s kind of where the train would stop and I’d get off the ride. . . Continue reading