If Affirmations Work Why Am I Still Struggling?

Have you ever wondered why your affirmations are not getting results?
Perhaps you heard about affirmations. Thinking you discovered the mother lode, you wrote or spoke your affirmations. You maybe even created a vision board. And then you waited. First day nothing. Week one nothing. Month one nothing. Discouraged they became hit and miss. It seems affirmations work for others but not you.

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 You wonder if something is wrong with you.

For years I felt that.  I watched others succeed almost effortlessly while I struggled.  It’s not our fault.  We were never taught how to create affirmations that get results.  Continue reading

The Question That Can Break a Mindset of Lack & Multiply Your Resources

What if there was a single question that could break through your fears and doubts? What if that question could also mobilize your resources and increase your income?

There is! It’s a question that is repeated in both the Old and New Testament of the Bible:

Question, What's in Your Hands

That was the question God asked Moses (Exo 4:2). God had chosen Moses to lead a people out of bondage.  Moses was not convinced he was the man for the job! All His mind could see was his limitations.  He pleaded with God to find someone else.  After all, he reasoned, how could he lead a multitude when he struggled to speak a complete sentence? Continue reading

Time Management: How to Get Things Done with Peace & Joy

Does the thought of adding one more thing, including time management, make you want to scream? Are you exhausted by the volume of information and events making promises? They promise easy steps to improve relationships, organize your life and grow your income. Are you overwhelmed by the tools and systems you need to learn and put in place to grow your business?

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As a woman who has endeavored to squeeze twenty lifetimes into one I understand! If you are looking for another tool, system or strategy this is not for you.  If your soul longs for more peace, ease and grace than read on. 

More than just making lists!

I used to think time management meant making a long list. I became a master list maker! The problem was no matter how hard I worked to cross off all the items on my list, I barely made a dent! In fact the list kept getting longer.  I now know it would take many people to accomplish everything on my list.

I confused “you can have it all” with “you can DO it all”!

Believe me I tried.  I gave my best shot!  For over two decades I ran the nutritional network marketing corporation I had co-founded while home educating my three children. In addition I led a weekly community Bible study and a high school speech club.  That was in addition to going to the gym every day, keeping a morning personal development routine and managing my home. My schedule also included nightly speaking engagements and business networking events.

Perhaps YOUR story is similar.   I don’t give up easily but after two decades of my best effort I came to the brilliant conclusion that I cannot do it all!  I prayed and I studied with Continue reading

How to Encourage Yourself When You Feel Like Giving Up

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Encouragement: Strength when you feel like quitting

Where do you encourage yourself when it feels like your world is falling apart? How do you find encourage when you feel like you are all alone? Who motivates the motivator? Who encourages the leader?

It’s lonely at the top, so you better know why you are there“.- John C. Maxwell

When I about to launch my first corporation (a nutritional network marketing company). We invited Kevin McCarthy, author of “The On-Purpose Person” to be the key note speaker.  At dinner afterwards, he said to me, “Brenda, do you have a female mentor who is in leadership?” I was young (28) and ambitious.  “When you are a leader of a large corporation everyone will look to you to be their leader and inspiration.” He went on to explain, “At times you will feel alone. You will need someone to confide in that understands your situation. You need a female leader, like a Pastor’s wife, that you can go to for wisdom and encouragement.”  Decades later, I can say this was sage advice!

But what about those times when there doesn’t seem to be anyone around to encourage you?

David (the one who killed Goliath in the Bible and rose to be one of Israel’s greatest kings) faced that. His story holds some powerful lessons. Continue reading

How to Journal and Why You & Your Business Benefit

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5 Benefits of Keeping a Journal

The benefits of keeping a journal span from improved immunity to business success. Journals are both a place to brain storm and a treasure chest to hold wisdom and knowledge. Journals are a place to pray, reflect, and clarify. They anchor us in the present and leave a legacy for future generations.

There are three things to leave behind: your photographs, your library, and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture! – Jim Rohn

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How to Create Life Balance & Have More Joy: 5 Keys Found in the Bible

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 The Elusive Life-Balance

Women are amazing jugglers!  We strive for the elusive goal of life balance while spinning plates and keeping the balls in the air. We heroically juggle work, family, finances and faith while trying to fit in exercise, personal growth and a spiritual practice!  The shuffle of deadlines, appointments, resources and responsibilities. Somewhere in our mind we stepped into our superhero costume convinced we could pull it off. Believing that not only can we HAVE IT ALL, but we can DO IT ALL! Continue reading