May your day be filled with love. May you rest if that is what you need. I pray your environment is filled with positivity, creativity and endless opportunities for you to show up as your authentic self.
“No matter how strong or strong-willed you are, you cannot live a stressful, maxed-out life without that pace eventually biting you in the butt. It is necessary to take breaks, set parameters, and be kind to yourself if you want to continue making an impact in your little corner of the world.” ― Cynthia Mendenhall, author
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Join me this Friday, November 3rd at Central Piedmont Community College as I present, “Peace by Design, The Power of the Pivot”
I along with nine other amazing speakers will take the stage to talk about how we overcame numerous obstacles in our personal and professional lives AND we will provide the blueprint on how you can do it too.
I am sharing 3 Strategies from my Peace by Design process.
- Identify areas of overwhelm, stress and low energy
- Get Smart & Create Peace Goals
- Become the change that you desire to see
Peace by Design is the process of intentionally sharing your vulnerabilities to ease stress while gaining clarity and confidence.
****This event will serve as the official launch of my Peace by Design Coaching & Consulting Program****
This is an event that you don’t want to miss. I hope to see you there, your invitation is below.
You are invited!
On Friday, November 3, 2023, Charlotte’s premiere public speaking coaching platform, Your Signature Talk, is hosting its inaugural event entitled, The Power of Voice. This cutting-edge event will host professional speakers who will be presenting on a variety of topics that will educate, inspire, and empower each of its attendees.
The Power of Voice will cover topics including personal and business finance management, health and well-being, the power of our habits, peaceful and motivated living and more. The event is from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tate Theater at Central Piedmont Community College, located at 1201 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204.
One ticket includes general admission to the event, networking with speakers and fellow attendees, giveaways from each speaker, and lunch.
This motivational event is ideal for aspiring thought leaders, coaches, and entrepreneurs who:
- Are interested in transformative leadership development.
- Are ready to share their message and be seen.
- Have a story, book, or business to promote.
This small investment could provide a tremendous growth opportunity and make a profound impact on your personal and professional development. You can expect to leave feeling refreshed, invigorated, and ready to take your business to the next level.
For more information about the speaker line-up and to purchase your tickets, please visit: http://www.thepowerofvoicecharlotte.com
💫 Last week was full of insight for me. With the constant going, pushing and striving to do more, be more, create more and get booked more, I hit a wall.
I found myself way past exhaustion. I could barely hold my head up.
After a much need coaching session (yes, coaches need coaching too), I took time to identify what was challenging me, and then I made a plan to improve those things.
I realized that I had not taken any time to celebrate my accomplishments before moving to the next “thing” on my list. The constant pushing and striving caught up to me and left me feeling totally and completely spent.
In need of a rapid improvement plan, I left my house, hair undone, natural face with a t-shirt and shorts on, and I found a swing.
I swung until my heart was content, tension released, and contentment filled my spirit.
I know it sounds simple, but sometimes that is all you need to change the energy and momentum around you.
From this experience, I learned that just like I schedule those 4:45am treadmill sessions, I need to schedule celebration sessions too.
(Let me warn you ahead of time. The audio within this video is LOUD. In addition to humming, you will also hear the sound of traffic passing by. If you are in a quiet setting, proceed with caution!)
So what am I celebrating?
💫 Completing Professional and Executive Coaching Training Intensive through the CaPP Institute
💫 Completing Equity in Contracting Training through CPCC
💫 Acceptance into the Women’s Entrepreneurship Program at
eCornell University and completing my first course with a perfect score.
💫 Becoming a member of ForbesBLK
💫 Acceptance into the 2023-24 Milestone Circles Program at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
💫 Gaining two new coaching clients
After taking a moment to reflect, I realize that I have a lot to celebrate (I am sure that I left something off of my list).
Celebrations are important.
If you have a hard time celebrating your achievements, you are not alone, but just like I hit a brick wall last week from overwhelm and exhaustion, you can too.
Let’s hold one another accountable for showing up as our best self by taking important moments to celebrate.
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Labor Day unofficially ushers in the arrival of Fall, and with the arrival of new things, the ending of things that are no longer beneficial is often a companion. What better time is there to be intentional about how you use your effort and where you direct your energy.
If lately you’ve felt like you’re going nowhere fast, use this time to explore new opportunities.
I know you’ve heard the cliche’, when one door closes, another door opens. It is time to be more intentional about those doors. Are there things in your life that no longer serve a purpose for you? Is it time to release them and try something new?
What new ideas or opportunities are you interested in exploring?
Are you ready to move past anything that has been holding you back?
Start the process by, taking time today to self-reflect and focus on how you want your week to go.
What are your intentions for the week?
Do you have clear expectations for positive, forward motion.
Next, set aside time to write down your intentions in the 4 areas below.
Why are your intentions important?
What will you do to make them happen?
After you’ve created your plan for the week, add another week and then keep the momentum going by creating a fully thought-out plan.
If you would like Coaching and Consulting assistance to help you set your intentions, use the link below to get started.
I pray you have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday.
Make Peace A Priority,
According to the June 2015 Forbes article entitled, Can A Creative Person Survive Corporate Life, a creative person can survive in a corporate environment by taking the following five actions:
- Decide what you want
- Make a plan to get what you decided you want.
- Look at the ways your current situation can help you get what you want.
- Practice self-awareness.
- Speak your truth
I believe in today’s corporate climate, an intentional practice of number four, self-awareness is one that must be done on a consistent, and continuous basis.
As a creative in corporate, I fully realize that my adherence to timelines is sometimes variable. I begin with the greatest of intentions to complete a task on time but find myself off kilter when urgent requests arise or when something happens to redirect my focus. When this occurs, I am fully aware that it takes me a while to find my way back to the original focal point.
So what am I doing to correct this?
In total transparency, this is a current situation that I struggle with. I have recently started using new tools to help with time management and productivity, but it all boils down to the type of projects that drive your creativity and knowing when you’ve done enough creating to move forward to next steps.
If you are a creative struggling in your current work environment, ask yourself, “what do I want?”
Is it time to move forward to something new or will you take the necessary steps to make improvements in your current work environment? As a creative, it is totally up to you.
As you move through this week, be gentle with yourself and know that your creativity is not an impediment to your success, it is a gift. Value it, but make sure your protect it.
Make Peace a Priority,
You were created to live each day with purpose.
In a world full of AI, Gridlines and Algorithms, showing up as your authentic self still matters.
“When You Show Up Authentically, You Create the Space for Others to Do the Same. Walk in Your Truth” -unknown
During a recent presentation, the meeting organizer stopped me in mid-sentence and said, this is amazing. The colors are so vivid, and your presentation tells a great story. I acknowledged the comment and thanked the organizer for noticing. Her words meant a lot to me because I strive to show up differently in every aspect of my life, business included.
Professionally, the brand of Origins of Peace, LLC is bright colors, vivid photos and transparent stories. I love creating a unique experience of peace through my content, with the hope that it will free you to show up and engage with us in the same manner.
If no one has told you lately, your authenticity matters.
I personally believe that if we hold space for one another, by allowing each other to show up as our unique self, without judgement; corporately we could all breathe a little better.
I challenge you this week to help your neighbor breathe a little easier by being authentic and holding space for them to be authentic too. Here a few things that you can do to accomplish this challenge:
- Be intentional with your words
- Demonstrate accountability for your actions
- Show interest in learning from others
- Express your emotions clearly
- Look for ways to have fun in the process
It is totally ok to be you. As a matter of fact, God created you because there was a void without you. Never allow the opinions or actions of others to stop you from being authentically you. There are so many obstacles that are put in front of each of us on a daily basis. Don’t get tired or weary in your daily doing. It’s all about the bob and weave method to make it through.
If you’ve been feeling anxious or uneasy about your interactions with others, remember that social anxiety is something that everyone experiences on some level.
Origins of Peace provides coaching services to help you create an action plan to navigate your feelings. Click here to get started.
Make Peace A Priority,