“Sister Melissa, can you come up here? The Lord gave me a word for you.” The church applauded and praised God for what she was about to receive on her way down the aisle. She had been suffering for years from a back injury. She walked with a cane and was hunched over. She was a plump short lady that favored Ella Payne from House of Payne. I watched in anticipation waiting on the move of God and to hear what thus says the Lord concerning her. “Your healing is here today. God said your suffering is over,” he said placing the palm of his hand on her head. Her wig shifted a bit but I’m sure my Uncle was aware she was wearing a wig. He wasn’t new to this. “Receive your healing on today Woman of God,” he said to her. “I don’t want it,” she jerked her head from under my uncle’s hand, shocking the church with her words. “You don’t want it? You don’t want the healing virtue of God to flow through your body and rid you of this pain and cane?” “Pastor if I get healed then I can’t get my social security checks no’ mo’. I need them checks to pay my lil’ bills. Unless God got a check or lotto numbers with this healing, I don’t want it,” she said loud and clear. The church gasped in unison. I was only thirteen but even I knew that wasn’t right. My uncle tried to play it off and pray for her mind instead, “Father touch her mind. Let her know that you are a God who supplies all her needs. She will lack nothing in her life because you love her. Continue to minister to her heart and walk her through her healing Father. Amen.” Sister Melissa turned to limp away but her wig was caught in my Uncle’s fingers so when she walked away her wig was still dangling from his fingertips. He raised his eyebrows trying to hide his reaction but it was too late, we already noticed it. The younger members outright laughed and the adults gave a throaty one. She had a tan stocking cap covering very little hair from what I could tell. She
Who in your life is non-supportive and/or intimidated by your potential? Be aware of who you surround yourself with and choose to listen to. After all, the naysayers won’t go as far as you are right now. The ones who take/have taken the risk to climb are the ones who will understand what you’re doing. They will not assume, judge, or require you to explain yourself. They too have been down this road. It’s a shared experience and an honorable one at that. They may offer help, but they won’t criticize. Dream big. DO YOU 𝐵𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝒽𝑒. 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝒾𝑒𝓋𝑒. 𝒜𝒸𝒽𝒾𝑒𝓋𝑒 🦋 𝒫𝒶𝓊𝓁𝒶 #womanceomindset
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Over these past couple months I’ve been nothing more than inspired and motivated by the late Nipsey Hussle. I started listening to his music in 2017 and became a fan. His has death has brought forth the depth of him and all the amazing things he’s done for people, from feeding the homeless to handing out job opportunities, just an all around solid man. He lit a flame in me, encouraging me to do more than I was already trying to accomplish. I many people using his quotes now including myself. I don’t want to talk about it but I want to be about it. Nipsey was a man of action and with that being said...I’m doing a giveaway. I want to bless two people with my Full Credit Restoration service FREE for a month. Someone hardworking and well deserving of this grate who needs it. The person must be a single parent, male or female (because I know what that’s like). I know the feeling of having to put your child’s need first and only have enough for your bills or not even enough. I want to help a single parent have good credit health, They may think it isn’t possible to correct their credit score. You will get that dream house or car you want I’m gonna help you with the first step. Rules: 🏷You must tag 3 people 💙The person can nominate theirselves or be nominated by someone else (please make sure it’s genuine & not you telling your friend to nominate you) 🏁 I want a brief background on why you/or the the person is deserving of this grate (DM) 🗣The nominees and winner must follow @thecreditdivaexpert to be considered. *Full Credit Restoration is the start up cost of service. It does not cover the monthly fee. Please see website for service rates. ✨I’ll be picking ✌🏾 winners on 7/8/19✨ www.thecreditdivaexpert.com
Sometimes self care means washing your face before bed even when you’re exhausted. Sometimes it means saying “I’m not able to commit to that right now. Sometimes it means saying “I won’t tolerate that kind of mistreatment from you. Sometimes it means eating a nutritious meal versus fast food. Sometimes it means skipping the birthday party to go to bed early. Self care is not always the easy route. It’s not always instagrammable. Sometimes its the less fun choice, and the necessary one.💛
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• BABES IN BUSINESS •⠀ ⠀ My face when all my updates and business ideas are FINALLY coming together in a way that aligns with who I am and what I'm trying to help others with.⠀ ⠀ It's a process huh? They say any business takes twice as long and costs twice as much as you'd expect. I think this is largely because it's impossible to know what you don't know until you launch, you can never have it all figured out.⠀ ⠀ There'll be a few pivots and a few bad investments before you find the people you need. And sometimes you can also just spend money before you truly have your message solidified, or make safe choices as you’re not "quite" ready to be fully seen.⠀ ⠀ Can you relate?⠀ ⠀ My biggest 💎's in business ⬇️⠀ ⠀ Hola out to my girl @caitlincady who helped me in the early days get a clue on how to format a website when I was clueless (and often in tears) and took the fear out of hitting publish. Plus her ongoing weekly inspo on her socials and in my inbox 🧡⠀ ⠀ Shout out to the epic brand photographer that is @enrichedbylightphotography that helped capture the "me" in my business in my much more on point second photoshoot.⠀ ⠀ Mucho appreciation to the beyond fabulous straight talking @laurenjunenet who I found just when I needed her the most! My butt hurts weekly from her kicking, but I'm oh so grateful 🍑⠀ ⠀ Also must mentions to the beautiful @elliehswift who helped me refine my social media game with her Shine on Social course, the hilarious @brookevulinovich with her Social Club Membership that helped me get a grip on the back end of IG, and the timeless @jaycrispcrow and her Crisp Copy Class + writing templates that took the scariness out of editing my own website 🙌⠀ ⠀ Shout out also to the Perth female biz networking superstar @fusionbizbabes who facilitated the meet ups that I met most of the above inspirations at 💃⠀ ⠀ And my girls @niccicarmodypt and
Alright Bizpreneurs, we all heard Tyler Perry say “Own Your Stuff”! Some of you want to know how do you start. Well tomorrow night in our free webinar, I’m going to discuss the steps to owning your Brand like your favorite Moguls. . . In the meantime, join me tonight for a IG live at 9pm EST to kick it off. Bring your questions and make sure to click the link in my bio to register for the FREE webinar, Top “Mogul Secrets” to Owning Your Stuff with @TheBizlawyer®️ June 25th at 8pm EST. Register today. Link in the bio or go to bit.ly/TopMogulSecrets
WAIT WAIT —— hold up! This just dropped in my spirit! I HAVE TO start showing up as my higher self cuz it’s some internet, celebrity-guru, influencer-types that got y’all WASHED! They’re discrediting the work of other black & brown creatives and institutions just to make their work seem more charitable & righteous and honestly, I’ve had enougggh. BUT, one of my mentors taught me —— you can’t change the game from the bench. Meaning put up or shut up. Lol so these next 6 months, I’m about to elevate so crazy just so I can show somebody out here how to win without cheating. Read that twice. ✨ #wegoinhigher#writethatdown dress: @ikrush_ bag: @hm
So, let’s get real here. You aren’t always going to have a “Hell yea, I’m building my empire!” kind of day. And that’s okay! But how do you still build that empire when you’re just NOT feeling it? . . When we’re having a not so “Building my empire” kind of day, we literally just BREATHE. Seriously. We take a few deep breaths!! Deep breathing not only provides your body with oxygen, but also helps you balance your mind, focus your thoughts, as well as bring in vital energy! Here’s our favorite deep breathing exercise: . . 1)Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth 2)Inhale for 6 counts 3)Hold your breath for 3 counts 4)Exhale for 6 counts 5)Hold your breath for 3 counts ***Repeat as many cycles as you need. We do 3-5 cycles*** . . This 6-3-6-3 breathing pattern completes one cycle! So! The next time you find yourself panicking, stressed, exhausted, or just not feeling the day, try this awesome breathing exercise out and let us know if it helped!! ❤️✨❤️ . . #mindfulmondays#mindsetofgreatness#breathe#deepbreathing#deepbreaths#focusedaf#andbreathe#meditationroom#buildingmyempire#girlceo#bossbabe#girlboss#keepgoing#makeithappenmonday#ourglassdesigns
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You can’t give up as soon as $h*t gets tough and you’ll never be rewarded for what you were about to do! I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 2 decades and what I’ve learned is that ANYTHING is possible with a little grit and the right team 💯 If you’re scrolling insta instead of working on your dreams, LOG OFF NOW and get to it!!!