5 Questions To Ask Yourself Right Now

It's good to do a self-check every once in awhile so you can congratulate, re-calibrate, or set a date..for a new goal (sorry, just had to rhyme the last one!). We come to many intersections in life, and it is good to know how to make decisions that will positively impact our direction. We can add things to our lives, subtract from them, or swap something we do have for something we don't. It is critical to know when to do which of the above options. I'm currently doing some self-checking, goal setting, and habit creating, so I thought I'd share a few questions that have helped me in this process....

1. Are you giving attention to your soul?

2. Are you doing challenging or uncomfortable things? 

3. What are you doing to develop the habit of character growth?

4. Do you consistently serve others and put them first?

5. Where have you placed the majority of your focus up to this point in your life? Does it need to stay there, be adjusted, or change altogether? 

I challenge you to spend a few moments answering these questions for your own life...go ahead and even journal some of the answers on a piece of paper, and see where you are in terms of the goals you've set. Are you on the way to where you want to be? If yes, fantastic! Keep it up! If not, don't beat yourself up over it, just re-adjust your goals and priorities, and set some exciting benchmarks along the way to achieving the life you want! It's been said that the pathway to success is not an elevator...you always have to take the stairs. Remember that in the process, while it may be tough or uncomfortable, you become a person of character.


Forever Valentine

It is tradition on Valentine's Day to post this little journal excerpt-turned-poem that I had written many years ago. These words still hold true, wherever you are in life. My hope is that you feel loved today, regardless of your relationship status, and that you know that your Creator loves you with an unexplainably beautiful, deep, true kind of love. Happy Valentine's Day!

Made to Shine

Recently I've been thinking about this idea of shining/glowing/luminous/radiant nature. We crave light, but at the same time it exposes our weaknesses. In the darkness we can hide a collection of secrets, but it is the light that brings to life the passion and purpose within. It seems as though we are often told to suppress the light or to dim our light in order to not offend or intimidate others. I think we are afraid to shine at times because we do not know what incredible potential God has placed within. Or perhaps we are afraid of what we are truly capable of if we really decided to embrace our calling.  It comes as no surprise that we are attacked almost daily on the basis of keeping our light dim... we're told to fit in, embrace the status quo, stick with the crowd... just. be. normal. 
What if we weren't created for normal? What if 'dim' isn't wasn't what we were designed for? 

What if...

We chose to embrace the light instead of darkness?
We saw ourselves as people of talent, ability, and passion?
We answered the calling to shine and dispel the darkness?
We realized we were made to shine in order that our light would illuminate the lives of others, so they feel the freedom to do the same? 

What if you knew that we were designed to be creatures of radiance not creatures of darkness?

You are not created for average, normal, weak, dim, or boring. You are a reflection of incredible love, life, and beauty. Regardless of whether you realize it or even see it within yourself yet, your life was made for brilliance, not shadows. 

Playing it safe, just blending in, and following the crowd does not serve the world...it only keeps you from an incredible life. Decide not to hold back any longer. Your life is in existence for such a time as this, and your radiance will make life worthwhile and contribute much to this world. Choose it and use it. 

Your true nature is not darkness. You have been created for light. You have brilliance within. 

Shine bright. 

p.s. I just want to say a BIG thank you to all of you for the support and encouragement you have shown over my book! You are awesome. Ok, back to regularly scheduled programming here ;)

It's HERE!!!

Hooray!! I am so thrilled to announce that today is the official launch day for the book I wrote with my good friend, Jenni Joslyn! We are so excited to be able to share this book with you, and hope that you'll enjoy reading and sharing it. We believe in the empowerment of others, and it is truly a dream come true to communicate this message with the next generation of leaders. We invite you to join the fun of launch day!

1. Watch the trailer video and check out our website!
2. Purchase the book 
3. Share the love..and share this video and image on your social media with the hashtag #frommetoyoubook
Thank you for being a part of this dream of ours. 
I'm so grateful for the support of all of my readers. You guys are the best! 

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