I want to go to Dani Johnson’s March event for entrepreneurs and business owners. I know that I need major fine tuning or I will not be able to get the levels of success that I need to make my dreams the reality. So what do I need? I need money. Sounds stupid but that’s the only thing holding me back between work and school. Work, I can request off a few day for the conference and school is on Spring Break! No frikin way, right? So I have only $600 and I need $1200. What to do. What to do. Should I borrow the money from someone? Well, I don’t have any family or friends with that type of funds to give it to me. Should I steal it? Haha, no. Maybe, I’ll write a letter to Dani Johnson expressing my incredible desire to be there but lack of understanding on how to get the money in such a short period of time. Well, I get paid again this week and that will bring me to that $1200 (maybe). But then I have to think about food. Well, I work at a Hilton so maybe I can get free food from the hotel and that problem would be solved. I am staying at a Hilton in Florida so I will be paying a lesser rate than the projected cost for a room (maybe).
This is my dilemma. God has the solution. I will just wait it out and pray for the best. In the meantime, share your ideas on what I should do. Your opinions matter to me.
I already know that God has my back and will make a way for me somehow if this is what I should be doing. If I am not able to attend the event, I will probably be upset but under short notice casualties happen. Don’t confuse my acceptance for casualties as an acceptance of defeat! I WILL keep trying. I WILL keep pushing. This is the problem at hand. God has just presented me an idea. Its all in the working.
Thanks for listening to my thoughts.
Oh my goodness,
I don’t know about you but I have been faced with this blessing where whenever things suck in my world the reasons come out clear as day. Most times I don’t want to hear that its me that is the problem but I need to hear it. No matter how much I might dislike or loathe something or someone it is up to me to decide how I feel at the end of the day.
So I decided. My decision is to work on it! Dani Johnson, an extraordinary woman and entrepreneur has a book on it that teaches about the Law of Promotion. According to this law, you are only promoted once you are able to deal with what is in front of you. I wasn’t doing that. I have a nasty coworker that likes to talk badly about me and lessen my reputation at work. My fiance was laid off. My finances were in disarray. I was the poster child for “bad luck” and nothing was working in my favor. Then I remembered the law of promotion.
Based on the circumstances, it is time for me to practice it. I am taking control of my life starting now. I do not have time to pity myself or others. I have to take action. I have to create my future. I have to be the person that I wish to see in the world. So I encourage you to do the same. Release the anger, the guilt, the shame, the hate.
Whatever you are feeling, I dare you to change it for the better or suffer in silence.
Well friend, that was my reality check for today. Hope it helps you!
So you know how they say that its not about you and you need to get over yourself? Well, that actually happened to me. How could such a self-centered, all about me person ever get over the stuff that blocks me from being the best person I could become? Let me tell you. I started looking for ways to help others people. I was helping people ON PURPOSE! Now, before I was helping people as a volunteer with countless nonprofit organizations and such but it was precalculated. To be honest, the very first time that I volunteered, it was in the 9th grade when I needed to spruce up my resume for college. It was not until after high school, that I realized that helping people created a new happy space for me.
This happy space is a compilation of knowing that my actions directly influenced someone else’s life! How powerful is that? It didn’t cost me anything but the rewards were endless. I started meeting new people. Not just anyone but people who are similar to me in a number of ways! In just one month of testing the waters and writing about what I love, more than 100 people responded! I wrote about my city and all of the things that I wanted to do to fix the lasting issues. I became an officer of an organization that allows me to reach the community in all the ways that I dreamed about. Did I mention that this all happened in only ONE month? Yes! The universe aligned itself to make a way for me.
The universe only aligned itself for me because I stopped making it about me. When you help people, you help yourself. I’ll give you a live example: I wanted to start a nonprofit to increase community development. I reached out to organizations that did just that and now I am in a position where I have supporters for my own organization! Now, had I just wrote down my ideas and never put them into action, I would not have my nonprofit launching THIS SUMMER! 😀
So, my nonprofit is designed to do things that the state and local government would like to see done (maybe) but are restricted against. Don’t worry, I will upload all of the information on my organization once I get the fine details copyrighted and trademarked!
So the lesson here is to make sure that you stop making it about yourself so that you can really get your blessing. Ironic? Yes! Crucial? Double Yes!