Three steps to change the world

I regularly have moments of discontent when I reflect on what I want my life’s legacy to be once I relocate to heaven and my life on earth is complete. It’s a burden that grows the older I get, because I feel a sense of personal earthly purpose that has an expiration date. I have had a purpose filled life but I never want yesterdays meal to be what fills me today. It’s been my experience that most other people also have a sense of yearning for more. “More” can be more influence, more creativity, more discoveries, more meaningful relationships, more impact or simply a vague craving for more fulfillment. I believe that yearning is intentionally placed and meant to keep us awake to our destiny and alert to our Creator, who paved a personal path for us. Our yearnings are as diverse as our fingerprints and telling of the individual impact we were designed to make in this world.

The most unsatisfying station in life and I speak from experience, is to lack direction and flounder without true knowledge of how to create the impact on your world that you believe you were born to have. While there are seasons we all brave that can muddy our vision of ourselves; divorce, troubled teens, job loss, death of a loved one, illness, failure etc., there comes a time that we must all wake up to the deep callings that life circumstances shouldn’t smother, so that our life isn’t living us. Here are a few guideposts  that can help anyone recalibrate their inner compass and aid in decisions that can lead  to the world changing lives we all long for.

1. Drill down to what drives you. Forget what your life has been defined by thus far, whether that is soaring success, miserable failure or the dreaded in-between. Lose any labels you’ve been given,  forget former accomplishments and failures and what you’ve been “doing” for a paycheck.  Think only of the things you’ve done, read, seen or heard of that have made your heart throb and left you hungry for more of it’s kind. When I see a powerful movie, listen to a moving speaker or read a book that changes me, I tear up and say to myself and to God, I want to inspire others. That’s what moves me. Reduce down the memories you have of your life, including your childhood to what deeply satisfied your soul and made you feel powerful. Write those memories down and expose the “theme” of what moves you. This could be defined as the essence of your drive.

2. Find a Hero in the realm of your passion. We could consider it the blueprint God gave us to reach our potential. Teacher and student, Master and disciple are ancient but relevant concepts. Only pride drives us to do it alone, or have to invent “the way”. Past or present, living or dead, find one or several heroes who’s lives you envy for all the right reasons and become their student. As lofty as it sounds, if their life inspires you so deeply, embrace the possibility that it is because you were designed with a similar purpose as them.  Study all there methods, read their books, watch their videos, speeches, biographies or build a relationship with them if you can. Imagine the entire human experience as a relay race of legacies and you need to find the person/people who’s baton’s are passing to you.

3. Make a brave, decisive move. We are all dreamers. Many are called, few are chosen. The few, I believe are the ones who choose to run when the “call” gun goes off. If the gun for your passion has fired and you’re still looking around for permission to take off, someone else could claim your impact. I heard a quote today “Everyone shows up to the battlefield with fear, but can you overcome that fear to go on to victory, that’s the question”. Fear often accompanies our most important battles. Ask yourself, what would my hero do next? What does my heart tell me, but I fear is too hard? That still small voice is quite possibly the voice of your Creator, quietly nudging you on to the next step of your intention filled life. BANG. Take the next step, pray for guidance, thank God for the outcome and realize you were born with every ounce of equipping to complete your biggest dream or you wouldn’t have been given that dream. Do you need to submit something to a publisher, apply for a different job, start or join a non-profit, submit an invention, jump off a new business, donate to a charity, apply to adopt a child, start a publication or any other world changing step to get going? The world needs you to be brave and decisive. Today.

I would love to hear people share the bold, world impacting  decisions they are making. Please feel free to post responses to my Facebook or twitter that may inspire someone else to take a deeper look and do something brave, purpose filled and fulfilling.

Happy world changing!

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Three Confidence Killers

Helping people regain their confidence in one form or another has been my profession and my passion for over 10 years. The “job” has taken different forms at different times. Some have yielded paychecks, others made me wealthy in spirit but the theme has been consistent and  the truths I have learned on the journey are universal.

Looking bad, feeling bad, being bad. Bad, bad, bad. These are the three confidence killers I have found at the root of many peoples low self esteem. When any one of these parts of  self are out of whack, our confidence sinks like the great Titanic. The good news is that even when we hit an iceberg of ugly or sick or sin, we can still patch things up and continue our voyage, just as strong as ever.

Let me first establish that the confidence killers I will talk about and the methods for changing them are based on the understanding that each of us have a personal best. It is not other peoples measure of our best or their expectation of what our best should be; it is ours alone, and thus serves as a frame of reference we can only measure within.

Looking bad. Working with weight loss and hair restoration clients has taught me that when someone doesn’t like the way they look, it gives them shame and shame robs confidence.  This goes for every appearance frustration someone can have: missing a tooth, hair, bad skin, overweight or a general feeling of frumpyness. It is NOT vanity to want to look as good as you believe you can. If anything outward improvements reflect a sense of personal value. Others sense that and put their confidence in you as well.

  • Pay attention to the little things: manicure your nails, whiten your teeth, put on lotion, freshly shave and smell good
  • Commit to fix that one nagging outward insecurity- that scar, tattoo mistake, missing tooth, whatever distracts you!
  • If it’s not a 10 get rid of it. If you feel stylish and handsome/pretty when you put it on, it’s a keeper. If you make excuses for why you keep that outfit, like a bad boyfriend… get rid of it. You’re better than that.
  • Get professional advice. Not sure what to wear for your body type or how to style your hair, what colors you look good in, how to clear up your skin or get your hair back? Ask someone who does.
  • Decide to find, love and accentuate your best features
  • Be willing to invest in yourself.  Sometimes change costs money… decide how much you value your confidence and the investment should make sense

Feeling bad. It’s hard to focus on heaven when you feel like hell. In other words, it’s very difficult to pursue ambitious goals or take risks when you feel tired, sick or have painful symptoms. When I have energy, mental stamina and feel fit, my confidence is through the roof.  Life can be a battle in many ways and feeling sick or tired is like showing up to a gun fight with a dull knife. When I managed weight loss clinics, I saw first hand how diet effects mental sharpness, creativity, mood, overall health/healing and energy/stamina, sex drive, which ALL in turn give us the fuel to conquer our giants and enjoy life to the fullest. I firmly believe our body is the equipment we have been given to carry out our God given purpose. If it’s broken,  then naturally our confidence in our ability to win our personal races takes a hit. Get fit. You’re better than those big pants and tired mind. Even a few steps in the right direction will perk your confidence, as your inner man says “yes! I’m doing the right thing!”.

  • Read books on health/weight loss/healing
  • Start some form of exercise
  • Get more sleep, eat more vegetables and “fast” from fast food
  • Quit fad diets and make it a goal to be strong and healthy
  • Make yourself accountable to someone who cares about you who can support your commitment
  • Join others on this journey somehow to create a support system that will nurture success

Being Bad. About that shame thing. As polar opposites, shame and confidence just can’t co-exist. They will duke it out in your head until one of them gets knocked out! A conscience is a terrible thing to waste. Sometimes we don’t feel like holding our head up and can’t pin down why. There are two types of “being bad” that will rock even the most successful, fit, geniuses world. 1. Actually doing bad things that your conscience tells you not to and 2. Believing bad things about yourself that aren’t justified. If we are “being bad” then how can we expect our inner man to stand up and walk tall as if we know we are good? The “bad” can range from simply being negative and thinking judgmentally about others to lying, cheating, breaking laws or hurting people in word or deed.

  • Gut check- let that still small voice have a moment on the floor and really really listen and refuse to make excuses
  • Confess- to yourself, to those that matter and even to God and ask for forgiveness
  • Promise-yourself and others to be better
  • Act differently- now. Don’t wait. Change. The way you think, the things you do or the way you treat others

Now, on believing bad things about yourself that aren’t justified.  As a women’s counselor, it was obvious that when someone believed they were bad, it was  a wall between them and their potential.  Only the truth could break it down. Find the source of the negative voice in your head. Who told you, you were bad? Do they deserve to define you? What trauma happened that broke you? Does that event deserve to write your future? You must discover the truth about yourself in order to confidently step into your dreams.

  • Read books that renew your mind, renew your outlook and renew your faith
  • Spend time with people who renew your mind, your outlook and your faith
  • Settle on the truth that you were born for greatness and forgive those who’ve held you back. Choose to take that power back.
  • Act in a new direction and feelings often follow… Decide to let yourself look your best and feel your best so that the new you is expressed

Look better, feel better and be better. You were born for unique greatness. Confidence is your birthright!

“Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings”

~Samuel Johnson

HI, my name is Purpose, how can I help you?

Having trouble getting going in the morning? Do you feel like you are peeling your eyelids off of eyeballs that just want more sleeeeep?

As I read my sisters post on Facebook this morning about how she wouldn’t get to stay in bed and enjoy the sludgy rainy cold from under her cozy covers, because she had clinicals, I made a note.  This girl has been in school while simultaneously raising two beautiful little girls for longer than most doctors are in med school. Ten years she’s been at it. She juggled mothering, being a wife and making a home every day, while inching her way through all her basics to finally get to nursing school. She still has two years left.

I wanted to cry as I started to post a sarcastic, yet encouraging message to her, as sisters do. My heart swelled with admiration as I considered what her main motivators must be. I know her well and I understand that she wants a better living for her family, she wants to be a good example to the girls and she wants to like what she does. But those are all what I call “fringe motivators”. Kind of like “fringe benefits”. They aren’t the main reason you do something, they are extras.

Sophia dreams of making a difference. She imagines meeting nervous moms, about to bring new life into the world and becoming their coach, their friend and one of the first faces their new baby will see. I know that when she is exhausted and sick to tears of reading one more chapter about dosing, she must imagine the exhilaration of making a pivotal moment in a women’s life, better than she ever thought possible. It’s this that sweetens the goodbye to her little ones, every day.

When the bed is warm and the vision of the back of your eyelids is more comforting than the vision of your “work”, think with purpose. Imagine meeting someone today through your “job” who needs you. They don’t just need what you “do”, they need YOU. Imagine they come in contact with you and they see your warmth, your genuine interest in them, your concern for making their life better. Think on the impact this will have on those who encounter you. What can you give them, that they can’t get every day, from others in your line of work? Decide what you will offer that is unique to you, unique to your understanding of your purpose and your character.

Choose to be big today. Choose to be unforgettable. Choose to make a difference. Your imprint on others by caring about the details, caring about their experience and imparting something priceless, is what  brings a deep sense of purpose to any day, any job and any person. We were “made” to make a difference.

It’s death to feel a lack of purpose, punching a clock to fill your day with “must dos” at a J-O-B. It’s life to know how you impact others. Choose life and love your work!

School rules for eating right

 

Now that we have those kiddos back in the swing of things, let’s regroup and address a game plan that can help us all stay on track with healthy snacks and meals. Here are several ideas that can keep your weight loss engine rev’d and everybody feeling good.

  •  Sit down on Saturday or Sunday for 30 minutes or so and plan a menu for the week.  Figure out the correlating grocery list so you’re prepared for healthy breakfasts, afterschool snacks and dinners and not planning on the fly what to eat
  • Eat breakfast with your kids! This is great for your metabolism, since you will be getting your first meal of the day usually by 7:30 or so and your body will burn burn burn calories better throughout the day
  • Prep your own lunch when you make theirs.  Don’t forget to take care of mom/dad too!  If you need a lunch for work, put the same amount of love and thought into your own meal as for the kids. Always include: Healthy protein, a veggie or two and a healthy starch w/ a healthy fat… fruit for desert is perfect!
  • Say no to Little Debbie and other junk at the store when choosing kid foods. Not having low quality snacks at home makes the battle of the bulge much less daunting. Why face the enemy (low quality, fattening snacks) in the cabinet daily when you could bypass them altogether? WARNING: KIDS MAY WHINE! But you have the power to educate them now about all you are learning and help transform their lifelong habits while it counts. Make how to “count” a serving of healthy food (starch, protein etc.) a casual topic of conversation, so they can understand exactly what healthy eating looks like. Just skip the part about portion control, so they don’t think that they need to be watching their weight!  Keep in mind, they will feel better, get sick less often and perform better in school as well.

Keep in mind the “counts” are based on a few general portion rules for weight loss, adjusted to your particular weight and weight loss goals. Most people need daily: 5+ veggies, 2+ fruits, 2-3 proteins, 1-2 dairy, 2-3 healthy fats, 5-6 high fiber complex carbs/starches.

  1. low fat part skim cheese sticks (2 sticks = 1 dairy)
  2. strawberries and other very sweet fruits ½ cup cut = 1 fruit
  3. zone, solo or kashi bars (1/2 bar usually = 1 starch)
  4. fruitaboo (fruit leather) 1 strip = 1 fruit
  5. baby carrots, celery sticks, sliced cucumbers veggie tray w/light dipping dressing
  6. pre made tuna salad for topping crackers (prep 1 can with 1 Tbsp mayo and ¼ cup chopped celery) (1 protein, 1/2 fat, 1 starch)
  7. boiled eggs mixed with mustard and stuffed in 1/2 whole wheat pita (1 protien, 1 starch)
  8. Thomas brand mini whole wheat bagels w/ horizon brand low fat cream cheese (1 whole bagel =  1 ½ starch) w/ 1 Tbsp low fat cream cheese = ½ fat
  9. Make a smoothie for everyone as an after school snack and give them some whole wheat crackers or a side of bagel w/ natural peanut butter with a teaspoon of honey drizzled on top.
  10. Let them do whole wheat crackers hors d’oeuvre style w/ a buffet of natural deli meat, low fat cheese, cream cheese, peanut butter, jelly, laughing cow cheese spread and anything else they may like to put on top that’s healthy
  11. central market brand sea salted pre popped popcorn 2 cups = 1 starch
  12. boca burger or other vegetarian meatballs on toothpicks with a cup of spaghetti sauce to dip
  13. Apple slices with 2 Tbsp nut butter and 1 teaspoon honey to dip  (1 fruit, 1 fat)

 When many parents are blaming “parenting” and all it’s demands and the desires of their kids appetites on their weight and health issues, you can be slimming down, fighting off cold season and teaching the kiddos how to eat to live! They’ll thank you some day… you’re thighs will thank you next summer.

Words of a Buyer

I’ll take it! Let’s do it! How do I get started? I’ll take that one. This sounds great! I want it. When can it be ready? Yes, Yes, Yes, YES!!!

Ah, the words of a buyer… music to a sales experts ears.  If you’re in sales and you’ve been waiting to hear these words to get exited about having closed the sale than perhaps you’ve been missing the less obvious words of the buyer.

“I’m just here to get information”, “I didn’t bring my checkbook”, “Gosh that’s a lot of money”, “I’m shopping around”, “I have to talk to my… brother, sister, mother, wife, aunt Betty and Uncle Tom before I make a decision”, “Do you expect me to pay all that up front?” “I don’t have much time.”

I’ve let those phrases water down my enthusiasm in a consultation more than once and we all know what it feels like to hear the opposite of what we think are signs that the sale is moving towards a purchase.  The truth is that how we interpret what the “shopper” says is up to us.

A healthy belief to adopt about every single consultation is that if they are there, “looking”, than they have a need and their need is important for them to fill.  If they saw an infomercial about your product or service, or an ad, or a friend told them about it, than hope was sparked inside them that what the person in that ad, that commercial or their friend had, they could have too.  By the time they walk into your door, they are hoping against hope that you will tell them with confidence that what they saw or heard, isn’t too good to be true.  They are begging us prove to them how that product or service will meet their need.  BUT most of them want you to show them how. How to what? How to buy.

That is a process and they expect it to be that.  We should too. Throughout that process, we need to be tuned in to what phase of the buying process the potential client is in, so we can be what they want us to be, their solution, every step of the way.

When the client first comes in, they will often say, “I’m just here to get information”.  They are saying, “Please, pretty please, be the professional I am hoping for. Please know what you’re talking about.  Please sound educated. Please make this easy for me understand.  Please assume I am intelligent. Please teach me about this option that I am hoping is what I am looking for.”

They are really saying the same things if they happen to mention that they are “shopping around”.  Deep inside, they don’t want to shop around; they just want someone, an expert to give them what they need so they can solve their problem. They want you to believe that they are savvy, smart and that they’ll know the right solution when they find it.

When the client says, “I don’t have much time”, they are saying, “I don’t have much time for you to bore me. I don’t have time for you to manipulate me.  I don’t have a whole lot of time for you to pressure me.  I’m scared. Please be likable so I don’t want to run out of here. Make me laugh. Help me feel good while I’m here. Prove to me that I made the right decision by coming here.”
When the client says, “I didn’t bring my checkbook”.  They are saying, “Please help me justify why I need to do this today. Give me three good reasons why now is the time. I want to make the right decision. Please make it easy and smart to buy. ” Sometimes, when someone says this, I laugh and say, “it’s alright, we also take first born.” They laugh and I continue to become their friendly expert. The client wants to believe it is smart to buy with you and to buy today… convincing them of how intelligent they are to do this, is our art and our responsibility.

How about the dreaded, “I have to talk to… someone before I make a decision. What they are truly saying is, “I don’t want to look foolish.  I want to be convinced this is what anyone in my position would do. I want to be validated that meeting this need is o.k. I want to do what’s popular. Please be the expert.”

When the client says, “Gosh that’s a lot of money”. They are saying, nothing.  The statement “WHOA that’s a lot of money is a rhetorical statement and it doesn’t reflect anything.  If we scramble and start trying to justify the value to them at that late point in the consultation, than we missed something early on. From the moment we begin to talk anything about our company or our product, we should be excitedly sharing with the client how great a service we provide and how and why it’s the best. If we have done that, than in the end when they say, “Whoa, that’s a lot of money”, we should be able to sit quietly and smile and assume that what they mean is, “I guess buying the best isn’t free!”

Another ending buyer process statement is often, “Do I have to pay this all up front?” I LOVE this statement. When I hear it, I know the client has decided that what I have, is what will meet his/her need and they just want me to make it easy to pay for.  This doesn’t mean I need to lower the price or make excuses for the price.  It means they want me to help them figure out what the easiest way for them to pay for it is.  What they are really saying is, “Do you finance? Should I use my credit card? Can I pay half cash and finance the rest? What kind of a deposit do I need to make?”  I have never been in a sales position where the goal wasn’t for the client to pay in full at the time of sale.  I also usually sell big ticket items or services, like weight loss programs, therapy sessions or surgery.  My response to the client when they say “Do you expect me to pay for all this at once?” goes something like this, “Yes, this is typically paid on the front end to initiate the process”. Only if they make an issue of it do I say, “If you feel like you need to make payments, then you can certainly do that.  How much of a deposit can you comfortably put down? Super! We also offer wonderful payment plans here… They make it very easy, it takes me about five minutes on the phone to take care of that for you.  How does that sound?  Well it almost always sounds great to them.

Inspiration Culmination

How many inspired people does it take to change a light bulb? About a thousand…nine hundred ninety nine to think about it and one more that finally makes it happen.

I can’t tell you how many times I have prayed for more inspiration. This typically happens once I’m bored attempting to complete the last thing I was inspired to do. It’s interesting how freely ideas flow when we aren’t bogged down with the chore of following through with them.

I stumbled upon a TV special about the survivors of the plane crash of Air force flight 571, full of Rugby players and their friends and family in the Andes Mountains. There was so much to celebrate concerning their character and choices to stay alive. However, the final decision of two leaders in the group to trek out over 40 miles on foot for everyone’s salvation, struck me. I thought it intriguing that not until the 60th day, did the most ambitious of the group decide he must go. He had lost over 35lbs, but not his will to live. I wondered how many nights he lay in the hull of the crashed plane, freezing, praying for rescue… praying for the opportunity to live the rest of his life and fulfill his dreams. I pondered at what moment he became inspired to take control of his escape from the wreckage.

Knowing human nature, it seems likely he had recited the last words of the now dead pilot in his head, dozens, maybe hundreds of times before linking them to action. “Chile is to the west”, he had broadcast to the passengers. He had only that one word of direction to guide him and an endless panorama of snow capped mountains to overcome. Days turned to weeks and week’s months. In the process of pondering what he was inspired to do, fragile lives were lost. One morning, he woke up and decided, today is the day. I think of that moment as “inspiration culmination” and at that, he moved. In so doing, he faced 11 days of hellish cold, dashed hopes and what seemed the knowledge of certain death. He said the only thing that kept him moving forward was the fact that he could not go back and live. Nando and his brave friend Roberto plodded on, day after hungry, frightening, miserable day. There came a moment, when the faithful placing of one foot in front of another, a grassy line was crossed and on that day they advanced into the land of the living.

Yesterday, I was stopped in my tracks with an unexpected Face book surprise. As I was scrolling through pictures of friends I haven’t spoken to in a while, I saw a beautiful “grand opening” invitation to an old friends new chiropractic practice. I almost cried. She was quite successful in another career for more than 10 years. I remember her growing frustration with some of the details of that job and how diligently she began to search out another path that inspired her, where she could fully express her gifts and her heart. It seems like yesterday I ran into her husband at our local Whole Foods. He told me she had taken the plunge to start commuting three hours away during the weeks to go to Chiropractic College. My heart leapt with enthusiasm over her allegiance to the goal of living without fear. That was 4 years ago.

As I stared at her gleaming smile on this 3 x 5 inch invitation, I stirred within as I had while listening to the escapees of the Andes plane crash. Their life threatening escape into the unforgiving mountains to find rescue seemed to share many parallels with my friends journey. There was a pivotal moment in time when my friend and Nando Parada alike, allowed the seed of inspiration to move them to action. A seed no doubt that began as a mere thought or perhaps a simple conversation. Nonetheless, the idea was allowed to germinate through faith in something greater…a life beyond the ordinary. Many times the pioneering must have the revelation that they are more unnerved by what is behind, than what is ahead. No one climbs 40 miles through the Andes Mountains with little food and no gear and survives. No one leaves behind a safe and excellent income, in an uncertain economy to embark on an unpredictable journey, with no guarantee of what lies ahead.

No one ordinary, no one bent on doing what is safe and certainly no one comfortable in their present circumstances. Inspiration is only a beginning. Inspiration culmination is when desperate desire for change, for more and for better…becomes need. The need to materialize what resides in our dreams can and should thrust us into strategic action. That action must be begun with the kind of commitment that demands completion. When Nando Perado reached the top of what he thought would be the final mountain peak leading to green pastures and emancipation and instead saw an endless horizon of snowy mountains, he made a choice. “I will walk forward to safety, unless I die.” Funny how what is “safe” to some, feels like a death sentence to another.

I haven’t spoken with my old friend but knowing her zeal for a life lived in total authenticity and influence, it must have seemed like a death sentence to live the rest of her days on the safe side of her mountain… so she braved the cold summit of the unknown and is crossing into the green terrain of life fulfillment that only the “uncomfortable” will ever see. Surely there were times when she waved goodbye to her friends, family and paycheck that she struggled to muster the foresight to energize another step uphill.

Martin Luther King said “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving.”

It is this and only this kind of commitment to complete what we feel truly inspired to do, that allows the seeds of inspiration to mature into the fruit of a life lived extra-ordinarily. This life is like a relay race, except every runner is you. Every new stretch is another inspired path that you must start, run well and finish, so that the handoff for the next stretch can set you up for “the big win”. In the end it is said, we can receive a “crown” which will not fade away.

God is not greedy with inspiration. He is not selfish with creativity. The Lord pours out ideas from an endless source of illumination. I believe he searches constantly for those obedient, finishers who can not only hear a “God idea”, but also complete it, in order to better this world. Perhaps what we should covet even more is the self command required to bring every worthy idea to pass. “He that began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it, even to the day Christ comes”. I’d say it’s obvious what His opinion is about being a finisher.

For all those idea hoarders out there, all those inspiration junkies, who start a venture, only to be diverted by the next promising pursuit, take heed. The Thomas Edison’s, Michelangelo’s, Winston Churchill’s and Abraham Lincolns who have changed this world, who have left an impression we cannot forget, were not only thinkers, but doers… not only doers, but finishers.

Thank you Nando Perado. Congratulations to my beautiful friend. Everyone gets inspired; you made a choice to follow through. What wonderful examples you are.

The other side of inspiration

Hello world!

Hello world indeed. Here I am in all my 5’1″ glory. I have things to say. I am currently sandwiched between my almost 15 year old son, who just finished criticizing my choice of blog title with a disapproving face twist and my 10 year old who is reluctantly doing his homework, claiming that Websters dictionary doesn’t have any of the words in it he is trying to look up. Does he really think I believe that  “dentistry” is so little used, that Websters deems it unnecessary to list?

I am a sales trainer for Hair Club for Men and Managing Director of the Austin center. In my former life, I helped lots of people lose weight and correct their diets. In my former former life, I was a successful women’s counselor and motivational speaker in the public school system.  Yes I  believe in current life reincarnation, sort of.  I haven’t necessarily “re invented” myself. But I have allowed my gifts to be used differently in different seasons and always followed my heart. I think that ‘s more flattering than, “I have an attention deficit life.” Somehow so far, this is how God has ordered my steps and in the process I have had the unique opportunity to see many lives improved in different ways.

I’m going to post articles I’ve written about sales, weight loss and other personal developement entries I hope are at least entertaining and at most, make me famous. Let’s get real.

Just kidding. I want to help others learn the secrets to creating life strategies that work to improve the things that matter.

Happy future reading, world 🙂