Hey there it's K.Moneak and I am so excited to announce my new book release happening next Tuesday 2.27.18! Have you been wanting to do something new, and lacked the courage to leap for it? Well now is your time to "make it happen". No more fear , doubt and second guessing. It is your time to shine, succeed and have the best year you have had in a long time. Leap with me, grab your copy Tuesday!
Today is the last day in the year. Some people are getting ready for parties later this evening, some people are preparing to gather in their communities of faith for the last time this year, while still others are simply reflecting and wondering what's next for them. The cynical people in our lives could care less to them it's just another Sunday. Of all the people I mentioned above, the group of people with the most concrete stance are the cynics. I say this because that group of people are absolute about what they think, and what they are going to do? Even if that is "absolutely nothing", at least they know and have decided. Do you know? Have you decided?
When is the last time you had some private time? We are always filling our time with stuff, things and other people. We often fail to save time for ourselves. Self care and quiet time is an essential part of being well. Start today and make a calendar for the week. Block off time for the must do items, like sleep, hygiene, meals, work, school, children, ministry, sports/exercise, etc. But, block off eight hours of the 168 hours in the week for yourself. Be intentional between now and next Sunday, roughly one hour and ten minutes a day. This could be time to read (not a required reading), foot soak, bowling, take a walk, play games on your device, crossword puzzles, a nap, a drive, eat a meal at a new restaurant,watch a movie, pray, reflect, journal, shopping, etc. The point is that you schedule yourself in pen! I will upload an activity that I complete with my groups to help you get an idea of how you spend your entire week. You may be surprised at what you learn about yourself! Private time matters, so make it a priority!
A "Yes Attitude " can change your life! You may be use to being pessimistic, or second guessing yourself by default because you have done it for so long. Today is a great time to break that old habit. Begin practicing optimism and saying yes to yourself.
I was excited to here some responses from you all about your plans and endeavors in this last quarter of 2016. There are many wonderful things going on, with roughly 60 days to go in this year. Most recently the great city of Chicago made history, as the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Baseball and non-baseball fans alike have literally been flooding the streets with celebration. As the tale of two cities begins with these words, "it was the best of times, and it was the worst of times." Those words are perfect for what's happening in Chicago and around the world. When you decide to live life in an "atmosphere of winning", that means that you are prepared to take the good and the bad together. If you have lived any length of time, you quickly learn that you must celebrate the winning moments that you can as they come. For example, the homicide rate in Chicago is mortifying, and I get to experience it's effects daily working in the criminal justice field. However, if only for an extended weekend hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans are flooding the streets, main city parks, Wrigleyville hot spots, and their own back yards to celebrate the win. Don't miss the lesson in the celebration , even though you aren't a baseball or Cubs fan. The unity alone is powerful, and has transcended all other barriers to unite an entire city. That does't even include the other neighboring states that have traveled here to join in the celebration. Decide today that you will no longer sit in the "pause" position and place your living on hold. Waiting for the perfect time to do things and live life, will destroy your "atmosphere of winning" every time. Live today full, and make time to celebrate the win, no matter how big or small.
So, did you take time to accept the challenge in yesterday's blog? Did you find time to get still and quiet, to answer the question: Are you a woman of power? It's not too late to do this, and it is a helpful step in your journey over the next 66 days. Why? Because, I am sure you have not slowed down recently to notice how you have evolved as a person. Nor have you intentionally taken inventory of just how valuable you are to the rest of us. Life keeps us busy and distracted, so slowing down is a must. If the definition of "power" is the ability and capacity- to do , to accomplish and influence, then we have to take time to determine in what areas do we have this power.
Ask yourself, what am I good at? What gifts and talents do I possess, that can benefit others as well as my own house? Is my power in my hands or my mouth? When I see progress and success personally, professional or otherwise where does it come from?
I have known since I was a girl that I have the gift of gab. I would offer advice that people did not solicit, I could provide creative solutions and resolve to both simple and complicated situations without much effort. I can create content and create processes from scratch. However, I was spilling my gift on the streets for free. Trust that once you place value you on your power and expertise, so will others. Harness you power and use it wisely. You have been trusted with gifts and talents to produce a return on the investment. What's in you house? Your second challenge is to make a list of your "power", and share it with the tribe. Talk with you soon, until then be brilliant!
It is definitely a new season and I am really excited! Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons. Here is my short list of reasons why: I love the Thanksgiving holiday, I married the love of my life in November, the weather is perfect in November, hot chocolate is in season, the colors outside are beautiful, and the fashion options are the best. I launched my business back in 2014, with big hopes of so many things that year. Some of those hopes realized right away , while others are still on their way in my direction as I type this post. I have been privileged to have some amazing speaking doors and live events in the last couple years. I have met some amazing people, and trained with the best. Right now I am gearing up for an amazing year in 2017! This last quarter of 2016, with roughly 67 days and about 8 hours left presents us all the perfect opportunity to prepare. Let me ask this question- "What are you intentionally preparing to do, to be, or to execute in 2017?" Before you reply, I'm not inquiring about new years resolutions. Instead, I'd like to hear about your concrete plans to showcase your brilliance on the planet. I'd like to know if you are wrapping up quarterly calendars of events for your organization, finalizing chapters in your book, and adding final touches to your personal development goals? Maybe your plans are focused around family, health, spirituality or finance. Don't waste time as this is the final quarter of the year, and their is still plenty of time to prepare for what's to come and make an impact as you exit 2016. Declare with me, "I am a Woman of Power!" Today I am initiating rich dialogue with you all regarding this declaration. "I am a Woman of Power!" Power is the ability and capacity - to do, to accomplish, to influence the behavior of others and/or the course of events. I challenge you to get still and quiet within the day or so, and answer this question for your self and share - are you a woman power? Let's Go...
A special thanks to all those who participated on the live call last Monday night. It was all my pleasure to initiate the conversation with you all. I appreciated the valuable feedback both on and off the call. Playback is available for those of you that were unable to join us - 712.770.4709 (708198). This coming Saturday, I will be at the Oak Lawn Hilton as a guest speaker, and its going to be life changing. Check out my face book page for details, I would love to have you as my special guest. Remember to trade passive action for positive pushy action! Talk with you soon. K.Moneak
I have the privilege of being invited to speak for an event later this month -on June 25th, 2016. Why is this such a big deal? For a couple reasons: one (1) I was born to impact and influence others and it's a passion for me; and two (2) because I get to remind people of just how wonderful, creative, needed, and purpose - filled they are in life. I can't wait for the opportunity to share and motivate around the three step process called "The Push" - Plan , Push, and Execute. I would love to have you on the my free coaching call next Monday 6/13/2016. If you haven't done so already, visit the event page and register now. Invite a friend of loved one to join you on the call. Your next move depends on your now mindset! Do you have a Plan? Are you ready to Push? Can you say Execute! Action is not an option, it's a requirement for success. Consider this: stop waiting for permission to be great and to do what you know you should be busy doing. Join the Monday Motivation Call- get excited.