8 Essentials to Living Out Your Dream


According to spiritual numerology 8 represents new beginnings. For many of us God wants to give us a new beginning but we continue to hold on to old things that are comfortable yet killing us at the same time.

To receive something new/different we will have to be willing to be (1) transformed in our mind (2) change our current posture/position (3) be open to the unfamiliar and willing to let go of the past.

No outside force can prevent us from walking in purpose.

The only force that can stop you is YOU.

  1. Know Who You Are in Christ & What You Are Entitled To As a Daughter of THE KING
    1. Know that you have a birthright
    2. All of Heaven is backing you
    3. You are no longer an orphan
    4. You are not forgotten
    5. You are not on your own
  2. Be Careful Not to Chase Someone Else’s Dream
    1. Purpose was placed within you before the foundation of the earth.
    2. Just because they are called to it doesn’t mean that is your set territory
    3. Celebrate others on their win but stay in your lane and DOMINATE!
    4. What God has placed within you is enough.
    5. Rid yourself of the spirit of comparison.
    6. Comparison leads to paralysis.
  3. Fall in Love With Yourself
    1. This will kill the spirit of competition
    2. Accept every flaw
    3. Strive to emerge into the YOU Christ has predestined you to be and not the you in which you are comfortable with being.
    4. It’s easy to be ratchet and loose tongued. It takes maturity and discipline to know when to walk away, when to speak up and when to remain silent.
    5. Self-love is essential to being a Kingdom B.O.S.S. Woman
    6. Begin to love yourself too much to partake in foolery.
  4. Define Success on Your Own Terms
    1. What does success mean to YOU?
    2. Success to me is being in alignment with God’s will for my life.
    3. Success is more than money and earthly possessions.
    4. Success to me is peace of mind.
  5. Don’t Be Afraid to Walk Alone
    1. At first it may be lonely but know that God is with you.
    2. Connect with mentors/coaches who speak your language and whom you can be accountable to.
    3. During your transition from mediocrity to extraordinary it will be scary.
    4. You will second guess yourself.
    5. You will wonder if it’s worth it.
    6. You will feel as if you stick out like a sore thumb.
    7. But once you find your tribe it will all be worth it!
  6. Hire the Help You Need
    1. Sunday services were designed to activate our spirit so that we can go out in the world and win in our daily endeavors.
    2. However, if your desire is to build a business, write a book, start a non-profit, own your own medical facility or beyond you won’t be able to get there on your own.
    3. You must connect with others in your industry who are doing what you desire to do and rely on their wisdom to guide you through the process.
    4. It takes too much energy to reinvent the wheel.
    5. Duplicate systems, methods and processes while creating your own content.
    6. Hire a coach, sign up for their program to learn how to leverage your book to scale your business.
    7. When I wanted to shift my business by including more programs and increasing value to my clients, I hired a coach by signing up for her coaching program. In return I learned a new method, duplicated her system while adding my own content to a system she already had in place.
    8. You are worth the investment in yourself.
    1. Read more books
    2. Books are more than words on a page, they are full of instruction, impartation, wisdom and will help you walk through whatever situation you are currently facing.
      1. For spiritual alignment I discipline myself to study the Word of God every day. I am currently studying the book of Mark.
        1. I began a study of reviewing the 4 Gospels to learn how Jesus handled turbulence.
        2. How did He respond to his critics?
        3. What did he do when he was surrounded daily by disciples who still didn’t have a clue?
        4. How did he handle betrayal by someone within his camp?
        5. The Word of God is my FIRST SOURCE! It helps me as a woman, mother, leader and entrepreneur.
      2. For spiritual development I am currently reading: The 40 Day Soul Fast by Dr. Cindy Trimm. I have the book, workbook and DVD. Although I have never met her I am being mentored by her. This is my practice of self-love by taking time to pour into myself as I so often pour into others.
  • For personal growth & deeper healing I am reading Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Peter Scazeero
    1. I often feel abandoned by my natural father and to ensure that spirit doesn’t come in and suck the life out of my business/ministry I am constantly reading to ensure I deal with every ounce of it as well as equip myself in case it tries to resurface.
  1. For business/mindset development I am reading: Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double & Triple Your Income by Brian Tracy.
    1. Don’t try to do it all at once.
    2. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
    3. Make less announcements and more B.O.S.S. moves!
    4. All that God has promised you will take place in due time. Do what you CAN and trust God to do what you CAN’T!

Do you desire to live out your dream life? I’d love the opportunity to coach you to what I call “Kingdom Success” by (1) Providing key solutions to overcoming whatever turbulence you may be experiencing, (2) Teaching you new strategies you can implement right away that in turn will scale your business and (3) Act as your accountability partner to keep you on track with the goals you set out to accomplish!

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Reprogram Your Mind/Redirect Your Life

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It is important to feed our minds daily. Truth is a lot of our battles take place in our mind therefore we must monitor what we feed it. Some of us need to undergo a mind renewal/detoxification. How do you do this? By feeding your mind only things that will help create an atmosphere (your environment/personal space) for WINNING.

Here’s 3 Ways You Can Implement NOW to Change How You Think & View Life:

1. Monitor what you watch & listen to! Whatever you watch, enters your EYE GATE & leads to your soul & guess what? That is a SEED sown whether good or bad. Intentional or unintentional. Whatever you feed becomes the strongest. If you feed your mind junk then junk is what you will produce! Instead of watching reality TV filled with worldly content including sexual perversion, drama and cat fats why not listen to motivational messages or something that is going to bring you a step closer to your destiny and achieving your dream!

2. Connect only with people who are either a) Headed in the same direction you are going OR b) are already there and are continuing to elevate by expanding their minds. Whom you ASSEMBLE, you will soon RESEMBLE. Know the difference between comrads, constituents and confidants by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rWdhvK6d9c. He also shares a breakdown of the differences in his latest book, Destiny: Step Into Your Destiny.

3. Read EVERYDAY! Of course as believers our 1st priority is to be great students of God’s word. In addition to that invest in books on business that will change the way you think and expand your thought process.

Books I suggest on reprogramming your mind as it relates to business & achieving financial success are:

-Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

-The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

-Who Moved My Cheese- SpencerJohnson

-The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

-MONEY- Master the Game by Tony Robbins

– Think & Grow RICH by Napoleon Hill

-The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley & William Danko

-How Successful People Think- John C.Maxwell

– The Power Playbook – La La Anthony B

Books I suggest for spiritual maturity and advancement are:

-The Power in Waiting- Carla R. Cannon

-The Purpose Driven Life- Pastor Rick Warren

– The Woman Code by Sophia Nelson

-Reposition Yourself by @T.D. Jakes

-Happy Women Live Better – Valorie Burton

-Never Give Up by Joyce Meyer

– Right People, Right Place Right Plan- Jentezen Franklin

-Rules of Engagement- Art of Strategic Prayer & Warfare- @Dr. N Cindy Trimm

Each of these books help with the REPROGRAMMING of the mind both spiritually and financially and don’t be afraid to educate yourself as it relates to money. Get rid of the poverty mentality and face the fact that it will take money to fund your business/ministry. Money itself is not evil but it is the love of money that is evil. The bible proves it. The days of being afraid of failing are over.

You may fail matter of fact you will fail but it’s how you choose to bounce back that strengthens your spiritual muscles and puts you right back in the game. Failing is inevitable and one of your keys to success.

John C. Maxwell teaches us to FAIL FORWARD. So true. Upgrade your library. Upgrade your content. Instead of driving and listening to the radio feed your mind with teachings and audios that will feed your mind, strengthen your spirit and encourage you to pursue your dreams EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE!

You only get one day off and that is Sunday to REST & REGROUP. But you should be working on your vision/dream/goals EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE even if for only 30 minutes. When you want it bad enough you’ll do something different!

Also, read autobiographies of successful people such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobbs, Mary Kay Ash & many more for success ALWAYS leaves clues. We do NOT have to reinvest the wheel simply learn from others and apply their systems & formulas to our lives. REMEMBER: Change how you THINK and you’ll change how you SPEAK! Words have creative and destructive power!!!

Make a decision today to choose to SPEAK LIFE rather than death over EVERY situation!