When was the last time you guaranteed you?
I was listening to Eric Thomas today for my daily personal development and I feel in love with something he said. He shared how we demand our money back on a specific thing when it states “30-day money back guarantee” and doesn’t deliver on it’s promise, but we don’t even do the same thing for ourselves. When was the last time you went hard for yourself? For your craft? How often do you stand behind your words, keep promises and follow through to your God-given purpose? It’s time to start now!!
Confidence is about being certain of something. A guarantee is a formal promise or assurance of something. I pose the question today of “Do you, guarantee you?”
Check out this great click from the Hip Hop Preacher and share what will you do differently today to focus follow through on what God has asked you to do with your life!!
Share below how you will guarantee yourself!
While doing weekly planning, I start by completing these questions:
- What are the top three priorities for the week
- What am I proud of and grateful for from the previous week
- What are my strengths… simply for personal development
I know you make look at my list and question why I do it this way. Well, I’ve recognized as an extreme organizational control freak, creating long to do lists do not always reap positive results. I’ve learned by shortening the list to the top three gives the opportunity to fulfill giving my best and give me the opportunity to stop, smell the flowers, have small celebrations and actually live and grow through the process versus just doing.
I believe in all work in life we should always showcase gratitude by ,recognizing what we’ve come from, learned, grown from and proud of. I did this on a continual basis when hosting my “TGIM Monday Motivational Moment” sharing Kisha’s Life Lessons. You can check out more here:
I also believe it’s important to include personal development throughout each work week. This allows my to continue to grow. When looking for personal development I like to focus on my strengths to become a master at it versus focusing on my weaknesses. The reason for this is firstly, Focusing on the weakness isn’t always as inspiring and rarely produces outstanding results.
I believe it’s important to master your strengths because:
- Developing the awareness of WHEN to use a particular strength and when NOT to use it creates leverage in how you grow.
- Developing the awareness of HOW MUCH to use a particular strength and in what specific circumstances you should use it.
- Developing actual skill in using a particular strength puts you as the best in the field you desire to be in.
What are your strengths and how will you master them?
Real leaders not only recognize their strengths, they know the power in outsourcing their weaknesses. If you are not good at redesigning your website and you know that is a task that needs to be complete to take your blog to the next level… reach out to those that are the masters in that area.
Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on that either. There are plenty of talented college students or freelancers waiting for the opportunity to showcase their work… take the risk and outsource your weakness. This doesn’t make you lazy… it makes you smart and a great business leader. It gives you the freedom to master and showcase your strengths and one of them is knowing when and where you need help. 🙂
My heart weighed heavy when hearing of Robin Williams passing… not because of the death but more so the fight then loss to suicide.
I dedicate this Tuesday TEN to the one of the worlds funniest actors who’s brilliant whit won him many awards and also all of our hearts and laughs.
It’s so difficult to list my Top TEN movies of Robin Williams so I will share SOME of my favorite movies, moments and quotes of him.
“My first day as aand I’m getting hot flashes.” or…
“Oh, sir. I saw it! Some angry member of the kitchen staff, Did you not tip them? Oh, the terrorists! They ran that way. It was a run-by fruiting. I’ll get them, sir. Don’t worry.”
“Hey dad! I got to play basketball today. They picked me! Not just because I’m humongous, because I’m real good. Yeah I scored a thousand points. Yeah right it was only a hundred. I’m kidding it was fourteen. I scored! Yea, and I met this really cool kid named Louie. Not Louis, Louie. Yeah. His mom gave me some matches.”
4. Another favorite movie… Aladdin! Who didn’t like him as the Genie?
“Oi! Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck.”
5. A couple of favorite quotes from Aladdin:
“Jafar, Jafar, he’s our man; if he can’t do it, great!” HA!!! I loved this!
7. Favorite moment from Dead Poets Society
8. Everything about Patch Adams… but ONE of the favorite quotes:
“OUR JOB IS IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE, NOT JUST DELAYING DEATH.” –PATCH ADAMS IN PATCH ADAMS
10. Amazing scene from Good Will Hunting
I send my prayers to his family. Thank you Mr. Williams for your genius and sharing your gift to the world.
What are some of your favorite moments, quotes and movies of Robin Williams?
Rest in Peace Dr. Maya Angelou
With the passing of the extraordinary and phenomenal woman Dr. Maya Angelou, I felt it only right to dedicate this Throwback Thursday Tribute to her.
Her style and grace was unparalleled. She captivated people with more than just the fashions she wore… she captivated the world with her intelligence, her poise and the way she was able to deliver words so eloquently.
Here are just a few of my favorite quotes, statements and poems from the global renaissance warrior Dr. Maya Angelou. Her legacy will live on.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Still I Rise
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
And of course I had to add the woman’s anthem:
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014 One of the worlds greatest poet, teacher, dancer, author, actress, professor, motivator, civil rights activist, singer, producer, and life changer! She is the epitome of courage. It takes courage to grow up and be who you are destined to be. It takes courage to not allow your shortcomings, mistakes, and life experiences to stunt your future possibilities. And as the lovely Maya Angelou once stated, “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” She embodied this and I’m forever grateful to have been inspired by her.
Thank you and rest in peace.
What are some of your favorites from Dr Maya Angelou?