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As your Breakthrough Coach I am here to build, strengthen and encourage you from the pulpit to the marketplace on how to operate authentically and un-apologetically in your divine calling with a spirit of excellence.

This week I want to share four strategies on how to get unstuck NOW!

1. You must experience a change of mind.
The #1 reason individuals are held back is due to fear. Fear of failing or fear of success. But either way you must embrace fear and allow it to work for you rather than against you. Bishop T. D. Jakes said this once, “If your dreams don’t scare you then you need to go back to sleep!” In order to experience a change of mind you must say NO! to fear, slothfulness, anxiety, doubt and small minded thinking!

2. Acknowledge where you are.
In doing so you must self-access. Evaluate where you are and where you desire to be. National Evangelist, Paula White says, “You can not conquer what you are unwilling to confront, and you can not confront what you are unwilling to identify.” 
Remember: NOTHING changes if NOTHING changes.

3. Identify where you want to go.
Before you can move forward you must
a. Experience a change of mind
b. Acknowledge where you want to go
c. Identify where you want to go.

ACTIVITY: I want you to get out a sheet of paper and draw a straight line down the middle. To the left I want you to write, “Where I Want to Go” and to the right insert, “What It Will Take to Get There.”

Now this activity is to help you identify what you want out of life such as: Become debt free, write a book, launch a business, start a movement, get a degree; etc. Next, acknowledge what it will take to get there: Example, save money, hire a coach, develop a business plan, identify your purpose, apply for college;etc.

4. Determine what it takes for you to get there. In completing the above activity you have not only identified what you want out of life and what you want to accomplish but you have also identified what it takes to get there.

You also must be willing to:

a. Sacrifice: #1 thing you can sacrifice is your TIME. If you are currently working a 9 to 5 it is essential that you work on your personal vision for a minimum of 30- 60 minutes per day. This will help you implement discipline, accomplish your goals and lead you to living a fulfilled, purpose driven life.

You also must be willing to sacrifice your money. Understand this: If you are currently working a 9 to 5 that you do not thoroughly enjoy, instead of growing frustrated change your perception and understand that your current job is an investor of your business. Because of this job you are able to hire a web developer to design your website which creates a “hub” for your tribe to opt into and remain connected to you. No longer can you rely on social media to keep you connected to your followers. Because what if one day Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) or Kayvon Beykpour (Co-Founder of Periscope) decided to shut down both of those sites? What would you do? How would you remain in touch with your “fan base?”

b. Be committed: No longer are you to just date the vision but you must consummate it and marry it. Just as you make love to your spouse you make love to your vision as you work on it daily. Now, if you are single disregard this analogy (ha-ha!) and think of long term friendships and how they take time to nurture and develop. The same applies to your vision. You will not become a mogul, millionaire or even a social media mavon without sacrificing your time (and money) being committed and

c. Remain steadfast: Refuse to waver in your decision to pursue your dreams, goals and vision. Refuse to allow doubters to contaminate your space or cause you to think small or succumb to their poverty stricken mentality. The most powerful thing you can ever change is your MIND!

I pray you have a blessed week and remember you do NOT have to remain where you are for today is your day to say NO! to mediocrity and YES! to extraordinary living!

P.S. I am now offering Trailblazer Mentoring. See the flyer below for details and if interested reply to this email. Please note: There is a financial investment for mentorship and coaching programs.

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Did You Know You Were a Trailblazer?

SuccessWomanSuit620480When you think of the word “trailblazer” what comes to mind? I’m sure you thought of the word “innovator”, “pioneer” , “trendsetter” or even “ground breaker” which all make up the sum total of what a trailblazer is. Do you know that now is the time for you to come forward with your ideas, dreams and visions.

How would you like to dream with your eyes wide open rather than when you are sleeping? The only way to do this is to make your dreams a reality which is by getting laser focused on your overall vision and break them down into short and long term goals.

One thing I’ve noticed about women is we are great at nurturing the gifts, talents and abilities of others but when it comes to us doing our own thing we struggle, we suddenly can’t bring our own ideas into execution. Why is that?

Do you feel guilty for focusing on your God given assignment? Do you feel that others will talk about you if God begins to raise you up? Can I tell you that whether you step out on faith and begin to live life on purpose or not, people are going to talk!

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I remember before I began writing books, coaching women or hosting events people talked about me negatively. Guess what? As I began to experience success in ministry and my business nothing changed. As a matter of fact, it was intensified!

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Think about other successful people you know or perhaps even some whom you watch often on television. I want to use Nene Leakes as an example. Before becoming a hit star on Housewives of Atlanta, Nene was a stripper who admits to making several mistakes throughout life including her very public marital relationship with Greg. Folks talked about her before she blew up on television and they are still talking now that she is living the life of her dream! But guess what changed in the midst of the senseless chatter? The number of commas and zeros in Nene’s check!

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What’s my point? It’s time for you to move forward NOW! There will never be a perfect time. You  my friend will have to make time! We hear often that we all have the same  number of hours in a day as Beyonce’ and that is so true! But what we choose to do with our time is the difference.

Are you going to continue to watch people like Nene Leakes or even Beyonce’ live their dreams while you eat your popcorn and drink your soda pop making them rich because they get paid off of your views. OR are you going to get up and take action toward fulfilling your own dreams?

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You may be asking, well Carla how do I do this? I have great dreams and visions but no clue where to start! This is why I created Trailblazers Coaching Academy in which I am dedicating my time and attention only on women who are ready to go to the next dimension in their ministry, business (career), and overall life!

Here’s how you can get started TODAY! Join me for our Spring/Summer semester as we kick start this program on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8pmEST!

This program consists of (1) 60 minute coaching call with me per month,email access to me and accountability! This is not a system designed to take up a lot of your time but only to provide you with the necessary tools needed in order for you to be successful!

Come on, you owe it to yourself to be successful! You have spent countless amount of hours helping everyone else pursue their passion, identify their life’s purpose and execute their dreams. Now is the time for you to add yourself to your calendar and tell everyone, “I am finally taking time for me!”

Upon signing up at http://www.trailblazerscoaching.org I will send you an assessment form which is very simple and straight forward as it relates to who you are, what your goals are for 2015 and we will then begin to tackle your list one at a time!

Please don’t miss this opportunity and the investment is only $47/month! That is dirt cheap for the amount of wisdom I am going to be pouring into you! But I wanted to make it affordable and really help women eliminate all excuses and begin to live a more fulfilled life TODAY!!!! Remember excuses only satisfy those who make them! Now who’ s with me?

If you are interested in TBA click here http://www.trailblazerscoaching.org to learn more and sign up and please share this blog so other women can take advantge of this great opportunity as well!

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