It’s February. And while many of us hit our stride in the New Year, there comes a point where you can experience burn out.

The high hopes and ambitions of January 1 may start to feel out of reach.

Yet, as a visionary, a leader, a trailblazer, you can’t afford to slow down. The wrong week of downtime could equate to six months of lost momentum.




Here are a few ways you can put some POWER behind your new goals:

  1. Set bite sized goals.

Listen. Rome was NOT built in a day and neither are great corporations built over night. The beautiful things in life don’t happen overnight. They happen little by little. Brick by brick. Step by step.

Break down your goals into small, attainable chunks and track your progress.

Health entrepreneur and blogger, Kraig Becker said, “One of the biggest reasons people fail to stick with their resolutions is that they often set really big goals for themselves that are virtually impossible to reach. When they realize later just how difficult it will be to achieve those goals, they get overwhelmed with the daunting task ahead of them and often end up abandoning their efforts altogether.”

So, while it is great to create PUSH goals that will stretch you, the right amount of “push” mixed with the momentum success brings, can help expedite your progress.


  1. Check in on your progress regularly

Too many times do we write down our goals and never visit them again. We create our business strategy and then walk away, leaving behind all of the work, collaboration and mental labor we’ve contributed towards building something that matters.

Having the right metrics are critical to your confidence, your ability to move forward and your long-term success. If you are driving without a roadmap, how would you know where you were going? You need a clear vision of what success should look like.

Zip Recruiter said, “Instead of saying that you want to lose 20 pounds over the course of the year, work towards losing five pounds by the end of March. Doing this makes your entire resolution feel a little more attainable.”


  1. Don’t do it alone

You’ve heard the saying “Teamwork makes the dream work”! And it’s true. When you band together as a team, you can find the energy and accountability you need as a collective to keep your personal and business goals intact.

Get your team together, set goals and have everyone hold one another accountable. This can help your teams gain the speed and support needed to transcend past success and dig into something new.

An article in The New York Times said, “You may find online support groups and forums (on Facebook or not) full of people who are reaching for the same goal. But real life groups can help too. “

Apps like Slack, Asana and BaseCamp can provide the communications mechanisms your business needs to remain accountable.


  1. Celebrate! 

Celebrate your achievements. It can be so easy to focus on the next milestone when you accomplish a goal, but celebrating your goals trains your brain to drive any more towards future goals by providing a sort of mental payoff.

Motivate employees with an end-of-the-month party or special recognition when hitting an important goal. It only helps keep employees engaged and motivated to move forward to higher heights.

Is Your Life Starting to Tarnish?

I love costume jewelry! I really love the ones that cost a little more than the average. I enjoy pieces that make a statement. When I purchase these nice pieces, they normally come with instructions that mention how to care for the piece(s). They will tell you what can and cannot be near them because of the damage it may cause, depreciating the beauty of it. Now, I admit, I normally see that little piece of paper and throw it out with the rest of the packaging because I figure I already know whatever it says and I’m so excited to wear it that I don’t necessarily care at that moment.


After a while, I noticed that my favorite pieces—the ones I’ve spent a little more money than normal on—started to tarnish. Of course this is not something that I’m happy about, but I had to come to terms with the reason behind my disappointment. You see, I was so excited about the beauty of the jewelry that I disregarded the instructions to care for it. I was not aware that it could come in contact with things that had the potential of decreasing its value.


I often wonder how many things in my life have I been so excited about that I failed to read the instructions that came along with it. You know, the instructions that tell you how to care, love and maintain the value of something, or someone. Paying attention to instructions can also tell you what and who to stay away from, lest you become tarnished and lose your value.


It’s a hard lesson to learn. Taking time to value the instruction (The Word of God), in our lives, will keep us from the defects of tarnished relationships that we often have to discard because they are no longer useful. These instructions can also help us to hold on to that which is valuable and teach us to care and maintain it.






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I can’t wait for my next!

My 10-year old daughter—who’s presently in the 5th grade—is eager and ready to go to middle school. Being that we’ve been through this process 3 times before, needless to say, our level of excitement does not match hers. All of her eagerness about middle school [her next assignment] became a distraction in her current, 5th grade assignments. Her teacher called me saying that it seemed that Serenity had gotten off focus this quarter and asked what may have shifted. Well, I knew that she had been coming home for about a week or two saying she couldn’t wait to go to middle school and when I asked her what it was she thought she couldn’t wait for, she responded, “I’ll be able to chew gum in class” [insert ‘side eye’ emoji]


I immediately understood that she needed some clarity, so like any great mother would, I offered it. “Serenity”, I said, “You cannot get to middle school if you have not successfully completed 5th grade. You must finish well where you are before you can get to the next level.” As I gave her this startling revelation, I begin to internalize it. You see, sometimes we are so eager to get to the next to “chew gum” that we forsake where we are right now. I quickly understood that my next doesn’t determine my success, but it’s how I handle my now.


I have become a fan of the process. It’s something that many strongly dislike and wish to abort quickly, but it is designed to shape, mold and prune. It is created to get the worst out of you, so that the best of you can come to surface. It is a time that the mirror becomes an x-ray machine and dealing with the surface is no longer good enough, but there has to be an internal examination.


My prayer is that you don’t miss what’s going on in your now in attempts to get to your next. Greatness is not coming; wherever you are is where you will find greatness if you choose to seek after and embrace it!




Something has got to change! Heart Confessions From a Woman Who Was Drowning



There are so many women who, like me–as described in the video–are drowning. Maybe you took a step of faith believing something absolutely amazing was going to happen, but your faith turned into frustration and devastation. You feel defeated, like nothing is worth this much pain, but I challenge you to believe and press past the pain into your breakthrough.

Or maybe you’re just overwhelmed by life; the husband, the children, the job, the bills, the ministry and no one knows you’re drowning because you mask your suffocation with a smile and kindly say “Yes” to the next thing because you don’t want anyone to find out you’re on your last leg of strength and hope.
For some, the validation needed from others is killing you softly. For others, the expectations you’ve put on yourself is self-sabotage. It’s time to shift! Something has got to change and it starts with YOU!  Making tough decisions to step back and constantly assess where you are and what’s happening in your life is imperative.
I constantly have to pull myself out of the dungeon and remind myself that bite size pieces will still get the job done. That’s when I’m reminded to strategize by taking a few minutes away from everyone and everything, writing down what needs to be done and prioritizing that list. I understanding that although everyone may want me, today may not be their day; and I’m okay with that.
Get refocused and realigned and watch your life turn around and begin to work for you, not you for it!

The Heart Chamber (Flyer) - April

Come experience The Heart Chamber on Saturday, April 30th @ 12:45p as we are bringing awareness to sexual assault! We invite you to come hear a phenomenal speaker, bring a sister-friend, come meet other sisters and get your 30-minute cardio in at an amazing facility (@9roundgambrills) all in one day!

Register today by clicking here (limited space available)!





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You Have No Power Until You Use It!

Have you ever seen a super hero movie? They all start about the same; an ordinary person discovers extraordinary strength. Now, whether they are ready to exercise those powers and know when to exercise them becomes the challenge. It’s a pretty slow development at first – something happens that brings them to a point of frustration or a feeling of inadequacy, an anger button is pushed and BOOM, a discovery of the super power that will ultimately save the world! I often wonder how many buttons had to be pushed in my own life before I recognized and began to operate in my power.

The power always lied in them (you), it was just a matter of discovery. Then what? Discovery is only part of the process. What will you do with this newly found discovery? I believe there are some people who are reading this that may not even know what I’m talking about when I talk about power, so here are a few examples:

  • You have the power to determine how much you will grow in your life personally, professionally and spiritually
  • You have the power not to allow anyone to continue to take advantage of you in their words and/or actions
  • You have the power to determine what your children will experience in their trainable state
  • You have the power to control YOU! Not anyone else but YOU! No one else can control your actions, your attitude and your reactions/responses, they belong to YOU!

According to, power is the ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. The power is yours, all you have to do is use it! If not, it becomes useless and you begin to make excuses and blame other people for what is ultimately your responsibility. Tap into who you are – unapologetically, undeniably and authentically – and watch your life begin to change, drastically!


We invite you to join us at our next LIVE event and/or connect through the new book release, 7 Days to Simply Shift

For those of you who have already purchased your copy of the book,

Thank You so much for your support!  Enjoy the SHIFT!

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       The Heart Chamber: Keep Not Silent


My baby almost died…

There is nothing like pregnancy.  To be able to conceive life in your womb is a miracle in itself; there is a whole person inside of you! To carry, to protect, and to nurture this gift becomes priority.   Eating and getting the proper amount of rest is now a part of your life whether you want it to be or not. As the baby begins to grow, it becomes evident that your life will no longer be the same.


This same excitement and process happened with my dream, my baby.  It was an amazing privilege to be able to carry something so precious; a God-given gift.  I understood that not everyone was able to experience this assignment, so I was careful to protect and nurture it as it grew.  


As my due date [time of birthing] approached, I started to experience some complications.  Negativity, doubt and fear began to compromise what was originally planned to be a healthy delivery.  I could feel the pain of my uterus contracting, ready to push, but I just could not get past those feelings that seemed to overwhelm me. The coaches, mentors and speakers all seemed muffled as they were telling me to “Push”; they were drowned out by my own thoughts of insecurity telling me that I wasn’t ready and that maybe I should just abort.  


My baby almost died; had I given in to the mockery, that was screaming I wasn’t good enough, it would have. Instead, I took a deep breath, made some hard decisions and decided to push.  The crazy thing was, when it was time to push, no one had to be there to tell me; I just knew it was time.  


Don’t let your baby die.  Don’t allow your dream to be killed, stolen or destroyed.  You were designed to not just carry the dream, but to deliver and enjoy the fruit of it! This is your God-given destiny and purpose. What will you do about it?


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It’s Finally Here!!!

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Whew! I cannot contain my excitement! God is soooo good and faithful! For me to see a book with my picture and name on it is an absolutely amazing accomplishment. My journey hasn’t been easy, but I have been and am determined to press through so that others may know that there is hope!

7 Days to Simply Shift: A Daily Guide to Transforming Your Mindset Personally, Professionally and Spiritually, is a book of my personal experiences, testimonies and revelations that I’ve captured into one place for one reason…to shift mindsets and perspectives. So many times we go through things and because we haven’t shifted, we stay there much longer than necessary. Well, “Simply Shift” has been designed as a tool to get you out of that rut and on a journey to breakthrough.

My prayer is that you will not only get this book for yourself, but for a love one, friend and/or coworker. Get it for someone you know who needs a fresh perspective, someone you know who needs breakthrough, someone you know who needs to shift. As you read it, open your heart, your mind and your spirit and use these next 7 Days to Simply Shift!!!

Click here to preorder your copy today! Join us on social media outlets by using #simplyshift for your thoughts and Ahas. Also, be sure to post your reviews on Amazon! Help us get the word out!

As the weeks go by, I’ll be releasing more media and an invitation to the book launch event, so be sure to stay connected!

Thank you so much for being my tribe and hearing my voice. My prayer is that you will always be made the better because of it!

The Situation Isn’t Getting Any Better!


Have you ever felt like instead of a situation getting better, it’s getting progressively worse?  You’ve done all you can to ensure there are no casualties, that your position is understood and people know where you’re coming from; you’ve been cooperative and even compromised your standards just for the sake of peace. Can I tell you that situations are never promised to get better?  What changes a situation is your perspective, a shift in mindset.


Imagine taking someone who has been working a minimum wage job for years and moving them into a position that pays $50,000 more per month. Sounds good, right?  Well, unless you can shift that person’s mindset from a minimum wage mindset (i.e. the way they handle business transactions, the way they handle customers, the way they look at themselves) to that of an executive level mindset, they will bring that same minimum wage mentality to that position with them.  You see, the situation changed, but the person didn’t.


Too many times I am hearing and coaching people thinking, “Only if my situation changed, I’d be good.” I am then forced to tell them the truth, “Only if your situation changed, you would find yourself right back here in 3 months.”  It doesn’t take long to get back to where you were when you’re not willing to leave (mentally). Your future has got to be worth more to you than anything in your past.  I’m convinced that this mentality is why broke people stay broke, spouses cheat, and character and integrity is compromised.


Stop fooling yourself with the sentence that is only a myth, “If only had ______ my life would be so much better!”  Think about where you are in your life and I suggest, “I am willing to change ________, so that I can experience the fullness of ___________.” Remember, it starts with you!


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The Dread of Making Tough Decisions

There is something about difficult decisions that sometimes make us clam up. They can bring stress, self-doubt and fear. It’s the fear of making the wrong decision. What will everyone think if the decision I make puts me back instead of moving me forward? What if I fail my family? What if no one likes me in this new place?

Our hearts are so filled with “What ifs” that it paralyzes us from progression. It keeps us from the joys of experiencing abundance. It limits our ability to maximize the moment where the pursuit of destiny is at the starting line, ready to be launched. Take notice, most of the questions that we ask ourselves have nothing to do with our ability to handle the opportunities before us; instead, they have everything to do with what others may think about our ability to handle it. How much thought are you giving to what the people around you are thinking?

So, here’s my take on “What ifs”: What if you accept the job and it’s not a good fit? – find another one; what if you accept the offer on the home that was over the value? – lesson learned to do more research; What if you decide the move halfway across the country for another job wasn’t worth it? – come back home and find another job. You see there are always ways that situations can be handled, but because of our limited scope and sometimes the limited vision of those around us, we shrink back on the very thing God wants us to be BOLD in!

It’s time to change your “What Ifs” to “Why nots” and begin to move into your God given purpose and assignment! The life you desire is within arms reach! Live it with no regrets, understanding that every situation in your life is an experience to learn more about who you are, what you value and your ability to help the next person. Your life is the light that someone else needs for their path. And as you are making those crucial decisions, always remember, “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.” (Proverbs 10:22)
When you make decisions with good intentions, pure motives and a God heart, you can’t go wrong!


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Take the ‘S’ off your chest!

The last topic on my weekly periscope broadcast, The Heart Exchange, was definitely worth writing about. I wanted to share it with those of you who couldn’t join me live or listen to the replay. The topic? You guessed it, “Take the ‘S’ Off of Your Chest!” Many of us deal with the super hero syndrome, where we are overwhelmed by our inability to say “No.” We are running from place to place and sometimes even relationship to relationship out of guilt and our desire to please people who couldn’t care less about our well-being. Our ‘S’ is encouraged by our need to feel wanted and validated. We will run ourselves ragged for someone to say, “She’s awesome!” or “Wow, she can really do that well!” The yearning to have a pat on the back will normally push us to do more even when we don’t necessarily want to. I want to point out something here, I used inclusive language like “we”, “us” and “our” because I am in this pool of people pleasing. Yes, the moment of vulnerability.

Let’s face it together, the likes, follows, repins and friend counts will have you begging for more ideas to keep them coming! You feel invincible, stronger than steel, like you can fly, kinda like…Supergirl! Can I tell you that the suit is only temporary? Even Superman had to go back to being Clark Kent. I believe because he wanted to stay in touch with his mortality. Could it be that our need for help is just as great as our need to help? Maybe because we’ve been told for so long to be strong, that we don’t give ourselves permission to have moments of weakness.

There are 3 things I will leave you to help you take the ‘S’ off your chest:

1. Slow Down: Listen to your body, listen to your life.
2. Say “No”: Everyone and everything doesn’t need you to make it work.
3. See and embrace your value: It is important to remember that you are invaluable where you are, as you are.

Take the ‘S’ off your chest so that your inability can become God’s ability to use you as He sees fit, not as others see fit!


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