by Sandy Malone
When I look back over my years growing up I realize how truly blessed I am to be an entrepreneur. I grew up with two parents (Thomas and Gloria) whose families migrated from the south to Milwaukee when they were young, where there were more employment opportunities; especially in factory jobs.
by Conchetta Jones
What is my WHY? What is my Purpose? Why do I press on?
I’m 64 years old. God has prepared me for such a time as this. Over the years I have looked back over my life and often wondered why certain things happened to me. I think about how decisions I’ve made, (often unwise), have gotten me to this point. I think about how if I had just made even one or two different choices my entire life would have ended up differently.
I recently heard one of the “Sharks” on “Shark Tank” make this statement, “…People that succeed in life tend to have a need for something greater than themselves…” That is how I define a passionate WHY— the reason you do what you do.
When I think about having a “Super Power” my mind goes to something or someone that is extremely influential, very dominant, intentional, and beyond powerful. As I look back over my life, my mind wanders to what my actual purpose is and I conclude that my purpose is so much bigger than anything I could ever want personally for myself.
How Is Your Why Your Superpower?
Like so many other women I know, I understand firsthand what it’s like to take care of everybody else & neglect our own self care over periods of time.
We pour, pour & then pour some more into everything & everyone we love & care about, & then have the audacity to be upset & not understand why we are not showing up in our best lights (if barely at all). Can anybody else relate to that, or is that just me?
The Recipe for Life's Lemonade
We often hear the term “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” But not often are we told the recipe for the lemonade. Your lemonade can be made with whatever ingredients you choose to add. But what if you don't know the type of ingredients, to begin with? Here are a few steps for identifying components needed to produce the best Lemonade out of the lemons life gives you.
Discover Your Uncharted Island
“You are gifted and the world is waiting on you!” Some of the most beautiful places on earth have remained untouched, uninhabited, and unexplored by humans. Is it because they are hidden or possess special qualities that even humans cannot discover?
A New Why
I have been through several seasons in my life: Wife, mother, divorcee, empty nester. One constant throughout those seasons is my identity being tied to each of them. I was known as “So n So’s wife or ex-wife”. I was my daughters' Mom. I am even known as “LeftEye’s G-Ma”, and people speak to me through her because they know her name and not mine.
What do people encounter when they encounter you?
Does your outward appearance align with your purpose in life?
Our life’s purpose radiates and motivates us to get up every morning—striving to fulfill that purpose. But what if you are unaware of your purpose? When a woman is unaware of her purpose, it affects everything about her from the inside out. Did you know that the way you feel about yourself internally always exudes externally?
You’ve spent so much time listening to people, God’s voice is being silenced in the negative noise.
As a life coach, I already know that several of you were immediately uncomfortable with the concept of claiming that you have a superpower. I’ve had to coach several clients past seeing themselves in the mediocrity of their circumstances to understanding just how powerful and unstoppable they are. So, let me first say that you are more amazing than you can ever imagine. That’s not my assessment…it’s God’s.