It’s Friday and I just finished getting my hair done. Just a simple wash, condition and twists done by my hairstylist I’ve had here in San Diego for years. I have a standing appointment at 9:00am every Friday so I can always feel like my hair is being taken care of, because I do NOT have the patience nor the desire to do all this myself!
I left there and walked down to my favorite little French cafe. I ordered eggs, bacon, potatoes and a vanilla almond milk cappuccino with cinnamon on top. I sat for a while, eating and journaling while jazz played in the background. And now I’m writing this to you while I finish my coffee!
Once I leave here, I’ll probably head to the mall and do some shopping, get a massage and then cross off a few tasks on my to-do list for my upcoming event. Then snuggle up with my honey bun later for our weekly movie night. And that will be my Friday!
I think about what it took to get to the point where I control how I spend my Friday – and my week in general, vs years ago when I felt like I had to work myself to death until the precious weekend, trying to be A+++ in a job that I had outgrown, in a career that was ultimately just the tip of the iceberg of what was possible for me.
But once I learned how powerful I really was, I began to make different decisions about my career, my business, my relationships, my money and my lifestyle.
The power I’m talking about is the power to create the life you REALLY want, instead of merely SETTLING for the one you think you can have.
So many Black women are afraid of our own power.
We’re scared that it’s somehow BAD or WRONG to have it ALL.
We’re afraid of being truly happy, when so many people around us look good on the outside, yet their soul is crying on the inside.
Of being financially successful, when so many people we know are living from paycheck to paycheck.
Of being emotionally and spiritually free, when we saw our mothers and grandmothers trapped in situations that held them back from living their truth.
Sometimes it feels like you should slow your roll, stop dreaming so big, tone it down a bit.
But even thinking about doing that makes your skin crawl.
Because here’s what it feels like to be afraid of your own power:
It feels like a betrayal.
It feels like you’re dying inside.
It feels like everyday, you’re just going through the motions, dotting your i’s, crossing your t’s, meanwhile feeling TIRED of hearing your own excuses, knowing you were meant for so much MORE than this.
Waiting to be rescued, maybe.
To be somehow freed from the monotony of being like everyone else.
To be given a sign that it’s time to stop trying to fit in and finally become the REAL you.
And yet..the only person who can release you from this self-imposed prison is staring back at you from the bathroom mirror, where you’ve once again caught a glimpse of yourself, hardly recognizing this woman who used to dream so big, who in the end, has settled for so little.
However, it’s important to remember that this – this year, this month, this day, this moment – is NOT the end.
There is still time for you to step BACK into your power, to embrace it, to wear it like a crown as you walk through life like the Queen you are and have always been.
What it takes, though, is a decision.
It requires you to take a stand.
To say, that’s it!
No longer will I deny the power that’s inside of me.
The power to create.
The power to transform.
The power to manifest all that I desire.
It is MINE.
It has always been mine and I reclaim it NOW.
And so it is.
And so it is.
And so it is.
P.S. It’s time to stop being so AFRAID of your own power and finally just surrender to it and step into the truth that your dreams are REAL, that what you want is POSSIBLE and that you absolutely have what it takes to manifest it all.
If you’re ready, then this is your chance to take action right now and join me LIVE and in-person for my 2019 Manifest Your Vision 3-Day Mindset Retreat being held January 11-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida!
This is a 3-day transformational experience where you will ignite your purpose, create your vision, break through your barriers and take inspired action to achieve your big goals for 2019.
YOUR MANIFEST YOUR VISION EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
- 3 Days of Personal Development, Self-Care, Goal-Setting and Planning Workshops
- Dedicated Time for Journaling and Reflection
- Workshops with Special Guest Speakers
- Live Group Coaching with Happy Black Woman Founder Rosetta Thurman
- “Ignite Your Purpose” Personal Mission Statement Workshop
- Vision Board Party and Pajama Jam on Friday
- “Breakthrough Your Barriers” Board-Breaking Experience on Saturday
- Beautiful Retreat Workbook Including All Training Materials
- NEW THIS YEAR: “Health & Wellness Track” with Morning Yoga & Fitness Boot Camp Available
Plus, these valuable bonuses!
- BONUS #1: Discounted Bring-a-Friend Tickets (You Must Register Yourself First to Get the Special Registration Link!)
- BONUS #2: Discounted Room Rate at Our Host Hotel
Here’s the thing – I only host this powerful event ONCE per year in Florida, so don’t miss out!
P.P.S. Need a payment plan? I’ve got you covered, lady!
If you would like to take advantage of our convenient 3-pay plan, click the big green “Register Now” button on the registration page. Once you are on the payment page, you will be able to choose the 3-pay option so you can spread out your investment over the next 3 months! The payments are processed in 30-day increments.