In this episode I share my thoughts on something I believe is killing many dreams: popularity and its dangers. I focus on purpose and how to key into one's purpose saying yes to the very thing you have been called to do here on earth versus popularity as giving credence to everything else everyone wants us to be, over popularity.
I share the following tips:
1. Decide early on in your life that you will serve others.
What is your Why?
2. Decide what community you want to serve.
3. Say no to anything that tempts you to promote yourself instead of telling the stories of the people you are serving.
4. Stick to your values and don’t be swayed by the crowd.
5. Go where there is less noise. Take the road that isn’t crowded you will arrive faster.
6. Get comfortable with the fact that the only person that needs to see you is God.
I share some ways of how you can embrace your season of sacredness.
Here is how I now handle sacred seasons
1. Learn to be silent:
You don’t have to have an opinion for everything or contributor your voice to everything. In these particular seasons God himself will do the talking for you. Silence as weakness Silence Obedience. Everything does not need to be announced.
2. Don’t make hasty decisions:
Learn to be patient to get the clarity you need before making the wrong move
3. No Explanation:
Don’t explain yourself to people about what is going on
4. Spend time with God:
Take specific times to be with God to hear clearly from him on what He wants next from you
5. Seek Peace and Clarity:
Be okay with the fact that you may not necessarily get answers to whatever you are seeking but expect peace and clarity.
6. Be Creative:
Spend some time in your creative element: for me one of them is journaling.
I am so excited about Tea and Peppersoup season 2. After much needed rest over the summer month it feels good to be back. This episode I wanted to focus on how I am ensuring I finish the year strong, but with a different approach, gentleness and intentionality. I share a few ways of how I am going about this which include:
1. Schedule short breaks and mini rest breaks each month: Take short weekend trips each month and be intentional about resting during those breaks.
Don’t add anything new to your plate: If it was not on your annual goals at the beginning of the year, this time is the most important time to not take anything new on.
Tune out everyone and everything that doesn't align with your vision: It is critical to remain focused only on the things that are absolutely necessary and not be distracted.
Celebrate milestones you have achieved for the year: We forget how important it is to celebrate what we have already achieved! This is what fuels the energy to keep pressing on.
Talk less do more: For me it is critical to really just focus on action for the next few months and engage in less unnecessary chatter about what I am doing.
Ask for Help: Seeking help from my community is critical in this season and I encourage you to also think of those who can truly help you accomplish your goals as we close out this year.
To catch up on Season 1, listen episode 13 for a summary of the season.
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S. 1 Episode 13, Reflections of a Season
This is our final episode for season 1. In this episode I reflect on my favorite episodes of the season. I share feedback from our audience and show appreciation to you all for your support. I will be on a short summer break to get some downtime and to prepare fresh new and intentional content for you. I am thankful for the journey thus far and I look forward to having you all come along in Season 2.
While we are preparing for the next season for Tea and Peppersoup, if you have something you want to hear about in Season 2? Send me an email.
Below are links to some of the episodes mentioned in this episode.
Episode 2, 34 lessons in 34 years
Episode 5, on Heartworking and following your path
Episode 9, on Avoiding Comparison Analysis: Your Success Blueprint
Episode 11, Distractions and Destiny killers
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In this episode I tackle the importance of staying away from distractions and remaining focused on our calling and our purpose. As we are at the mid point of the year why it is so critical to take heed and remain focused on your projects and what God has called you to do. I mention that some of the distractions can be;
I also share some of the ways I have dealt with honoring the seasons I have gone through these include:
Talk to God: Have constant communication with God during all of your seasons. Prayer is important.
Learn your spiritual seasonal calendar: Learn when your seasons occur, and become more familiar with how to prepare for them and how to manage them whilst you are in them. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
Wait on God: Being patient is critical particularly during seasons of trial.
Trust in God: Learning to have faith in God during our seasons of trials is very important.
Thank God: It is important to always exercise a spirit of thanksgiving and gratitude in different seasons in our lives.
2. Comparing our journeys to others
3. Having the wrong people in our circles
5. Lack of Integrity
6. Paying attention to the opinions of others that may not suit our purpose
Some of the ways I suggest we remain focus on our purpose are
In this episode I talk about something most people can’t stand; failing and getting rejected. I talk about my own personal experiences recently with failure and rejection from opportunities and how I am currently perceiving failure. I also offer the importance of why we should embrace rejection and allow ourselves to fail forward towards our goal. Last but not least I share tips on how you can deal with failure in different areas of your life. These suggestions include”
-Pray and seek God for wisdom and direction as well as comfort
-Give yourself credit that you actually tried and put effort into the endeavor
-Get comfortable with the fact that failure is part of our journeys
-Ask yourself what you can learn from this and document the process
-Take some time to refine your idea/ search for other opportunities that may be more aligned
-Talk to people openly about your failure and rejection you will find you are not alone
-Don’t take failure or rejection personal
-Look back at the times that things have worked out and use it as a strength and launch pad to try again
We live in a digital age where people see a post that somebody posts online and instead of getting inspired and tuning into who they are to created to be; most people would rather build their lives off someone else’s path. This week I talk about the thing that will make you successful in your career and your business: your blueprint. I highlight key points that will help you as you go along your journey to avoid comparison analysis. I provide the following tips:
1. Identify your oil.
2. Get a good community of people.
Build a community of people who help bring out your oil i.e your gifts and talent.
3. Never compare yourself to anyone else.
Never look at someone else’s life, career or path and model your own after it. Think about what it is that you have been called here to do and stick to it.
4. Stop seeking validation from others.
Don’t look to people to validate your gift , or your calling you are here for a reason with a specific assignment so stay focused on that.
5. Avoid the Impostor Syndrome.
You are qualified and you are called. Don’t allow situations to make you feel otherwise. When you start to doubt your achievements remember all of the amazing work you have accomplished and remember what you are here to do and let that keep you focused.
6. Celebrate your milestones.
As you win celebrate yourself and celebrate those around you. Creating a culture of celebration for yourself and others will enable you to work against the culture of unhealthy competition.
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Mental health wellness has also impacted my career and my business and in this episode I share some of the key ways I have learnt to implement what I learnt and experienced as a result of my growth in therapy. Last but not least I share how I plan to be still and practice being intentional in the moment for this next quarter. Some of the things I plan to do is;
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In this episode I focus on the importance of aligning with your purpose. Purpose is the main thing that God has called us here on earth to fulfill. It is critical to find that thing as it permeates through everything that we do. Finding one’s purpose will save you time, money and many heart aches. Listen to my life stories and how I located the purpose in my life and how it affects the work that I do with my career and business. I provide tips on how you can locate your purpose and unleash your destiny.