Black Women Millionaire Mentor Dr. Venus Opal Reese will host an exciting live session on Sunday May 3 in Atlanta from 6-9pm, during which she will share tantalizing tidbits that fast-tracked her to the million-dollar mark in three years!
As seen in Forbes, Glamour Magazine, The Oprah Magazine, ABC News and Ebony Magazine’s 12th Annual Wealth Issue, Dr. Venus knows what it takes to break through inner glass ceilings that limit performance. With a Ph.D from Stanford University, she teaches Black Women professionals and entrepreneurs of all facets, how to defy their impossible to break the million-dollar mark on their own terms. Her clients have generated over 7 million in revenue using her proven programs, systems and strategies. On Sunday May 3, Atlantans will have unrestricted access to Dr. Venus during this special one-night-only event. Registration is currently available at www.BlackWomenMillionairesBluePrint.com/ATL.
By: Sarah D. Johnson; Visionary, Money Mindset Mentor, Women’s Love & Money Coach
So here’s a crash course on the Truth (with a capital T) about money. Lesson 1: Money is currency, and currency is energy sothat means money is energy. Science tells us that energy cannot be created nor destroyed only transformed. Money is all around us, all the time and there is enough for everybody. Lesson 2: And maybe the most important, money and abundance is a frequency we attune to. Remember money is energy. Different energies vibrate at different frequencies and when it comes to energy, like attracts like. That means in order to experience abundance, we have to match that frequency through our thoughts, words and feelings. If your beliefs, words, and thoughts aren’t in line with the Truth about money, you probably have a poverty mindset. Here are the top 5 clues:
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By Carmen Mayes
We are definitely in a season of change. Spring has finally sprung and the world is beginning to feel more alive. You may also be feeling like you are in a personal season of change. Over the last few months the urge to grow, change, and transform may have touched at least one if not multiple areas of your life. Some changes may have been unexpected and some are a result of a conscious decision on your part. No matter how large or small, simple or difficult the changes are here are 3 things to help you keep a good perspective during times of change.
Change is hard for two reasons, we fear the unknown and there is security in the familiar. When you make the decision to accept change you shift your mind from focusing on the scary and unknown to the positive possibilities that change brings. When you let go of fears and old habits that are holding you back, you open yourself up to new experiences, ways of thinking, and fresh perspectives. You also create a space to receive the blessings that change is bringing. This isn't always easy. It takes a conscious decision to focus on the good. There may be times when fear, doubt, or a craving for the old arise. In these times you have to immediately push these thoughts out of your head and replace them with something more positive like a prayer, a moment of gratitude, or thoughts of what the future holds.
Making changes takes dedication, determination, and confidence all of which we have and all of which can vary depending on our mood and other extenuating circumstances. If the “ex” calls and you are lonely you may pick up. If stopped to get coffee and a warm batch of brownies is sitting on the counter, you might get one. If you get a rejection letter from your school of choice, you may feel like it's not time to get your MBA. Situations big or small can cause set-backs or knock us off our game entirely if we don't handle them carefully. The key to remaining confident and dedicated is having a strong and consistent connection with God (or your spiritual base). When you take time to talk to God and connect with your inner self daily it helps you to stay on track, it increases your self-awareness, and provides you with a source to pull faith from when your personal supply is low.
Here is a quick exercise to connect to faith. Go to a quiet place where you can be alone or go outside for fresh air. Set the timer on your phone or watch for 10 minutes. Sit upright, with your feet on the ground and close your eyes. Take full deep breathes and release, as you breathe focus your attention on your breathing. Keep your mind clear, if thoughts come in release them on your next exhale. Do this until you feel yourself relax. Then take a few moments to express gratitude for the positives in your life. Then bring your focus back towards your breathing. Lastly, think about where you guidance or renewed faith and let God know that you are opening yourself up to receive what you need most. Spend the last few moments in that thought before the timer sounds.
Do the Work
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” This is one of my favorite quotes from the Alchemist. If you haven't read it, you should definitely add it to your to-do list. I love this quote because it's a wonderful reminder that when you set your intention and do the work doors and windows of opportunity will open up for you. When you accept change, keep the faith, and do your part in making the best out of new, unexpected, and even difficult changes you will receive blessings. You may have to let things go, change your thinking, relocate, gain new skills, practice self-discipline - whatever it is, do it with the understanding that it is part of a bigger process. You do your part and the universe will do its part to bring you success.
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Yes it’s the first one. Yes it’s that important. And yes it’s hard. But only as hard as you make it. Learn to forgive, learn the lesson, and let it go. Forgiveness is an ongoing process, so you’ll get plenty of practice. The Ancients say “nature abhors a vacuum”. Meaning where there is space, the Universe will always rush to fill it. Think about it like this: You can’t receive the goodness God has for you with a closed hand. Letting go is a signal that you are ready to receive more and you can’t do that ifyou’re still holding on to past grudges, and harboring un-forgiveness in your heart. It stops your flow, so it’s in your own best interests to learn how to let go.
2. Negative thoughts and words
Your thoughts are a form of energy and when it comes to energy, like attract like. Your words give your thoughts power. Make sure to only use kind loving thoughts and words when you’re talking to yourself. You wouldn’t talk to a child or your friend unkindly, so give yourself the same respect. Be as loving and gentle to yourself as you would a baby. Speak only in terms of WHAT YOU WANT!! When you give focus and attention to what you don’t want, that’s what you’re attracting more of. The more you complain about your current circumstances, the more they’ll stay the same. Try something different this time. Instead of focusing on lack, or negativity, turn your attention to what’s plentiful and positive, and that’s what will show up.
3. Living for other people
DO YOU! Regardless of what your Mama, Daddy, husband, family, children or anybody else thinks. Do what makes YOU feel good. You were born alone, and will die the same way. What’s important is that you have to be able to look YOU in the eyes and like what you see. Focus on what pleases YOU.Women are generally groomed for everyone’s pleasure except their own. We know our kid’s favorite everything, and let’s not even talk about the lengths we go for #his pleasure. But when someone asks us what WE want, **crickets**. Take time to find out what turns YOU on, and then actually do those things. The truth is the feminine energy is actually a receiving one. But through societal and culture changes, we’ve become the givers more than receivers. Our role is to take what we’re given and grow it. I.E. The man gives us a seed, and we grow it into a baby. It’s natural for us to want to give, BUT the important thing to remember is the feminine energy gives BACK. You can only give back if you’ve received first, and you cannot give of an empty cup. Take time to do what YOU like. Fill yourself up with lots of love, and self-value. REMEMBER: True generosity comes from a place or surplus.
We all have what author Gay Hendricks called and Upper Limit Problem. It basically means that because of past conditioning, there’s only so much “good” we’ll allow in our lives. It’s not until we identify those Upper Limit Problems (ULP’s) that we’re able to reach our “Zone of Genius” as he named it. Think about it. How many times has life been going smooth as silk and then something bad happens? It’s kinda like what people call the curse of the Lottery. Some people aren’t prepared to receive THAT much money at once, so they attract experiences that reaffirm their belief of unworthiness. It’s mainly subconscious, but you get scared of all the goodness you’re experiencing so you had to find a way to stop it in order to stay comfortable.Awareness is key. Watch for patterns so you can identify whenan Upper Limit Belief or an ULP presents itself. Have the courage to move past them and make decisions that are in line with your goals, and not out of fear.
5. Looking for Prince Charming
Let me save you some time. He ain’t coming. Not the Knight in Shining Armor scenario you have in your head anyway. Whenyou do get into a relationship, positioning him as your “savior” i.e. finances, social status etc, is setting yourself up for failure.Only you can save you. The sooner you accept it, the sooner you can get on with saving yourself. And while we’re on it, stopplaying victim! Accept your part of the mess so you can begin to clean it up. By always thinking its’ somebody else’s fault, you’re giving your power away. The answer is never too far from the question, and it begins and ends with you.
6. Not staying in Gratitude
Be thankful for EVERYTHING! Even when it looks like there’s nothing to be grateful for, be grateful for breath. Blessing what you already have is the fastest way to having more! Keep a gratitude journal, but when it comes to gratitude, the trick is to be super specific, and generate (on a major level) the feeling of it. So instead of listing 5-10 things I’m grateful for, I choose one specific thing per day and list 5 reasons I’m grateful for it. That helps me really zero in the WHY which is the catalyst for the feeling.
Women unconsciously go through life with our sense of pleasure dulled by the demands of life. And that’s so unnecessary, because we were born with the ability to create the most exciting, pleasurable life we could possibly think of. It just takesa DECISION and a lot of courage. Living an abundant life on your terms requires you to be PRESENT and rooted in your self-value, and requires you keep vigilant over your mind and tongue.
Sarah Johnson is a Money Mindset Mentor, Visionary, and Women’s Lifestyle Alchemist. She is committed to empowering women to become their own Princ(ess) Charming, and claiming their crown through increasing Wealth Consciousness, and expressing our full value to the world! Connect with Sarah at www.SARAHDJOHNSON.com
By Shay Williams
Spring is in full effect. Sandals, floaty hemlines and a whole lot of pedi appointments is what we have to look forward to now. Finally! The time has come to ditch the sweaters and the salt stained boots and make way for a whole new season. Here are the 5 items that you need to get your closet warm weather ready.
- By Nik Hill
At this point, you have probably read or heard a million times “Things will get better.” You have no doubt tried breathing exercises and the Tinkerbell method of thinking happy thoughts, but to no avail. Well, I am not going to sugar coat your day with lemon drop phrases because I would rather tell you the truth.
You need this experience. Wherever you are and whatever you are dealing with, it is happening for a reason.
We live in a world where most people are so focused on the positive end that we forget about the benefits of the negative in between. Instead of rushing to the top of the mountain appreciate the strenuous steps you are taking to get there. Right now you are waiting for this to end and when it does you will still be waiting; unable to turn off your ticking internal clock.
Stop waiting out the bad and embrace it. There are no diamonds without pressure. Forget that society tells you to focus on the good and to find a silver lining. How will you gain heavenly peace without first knowing hell’s chaos? The sun will only shine as hard as the storm before it. Change your perspective.
Today’s Women Can Have it All: Meet the Jones Sisters
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeny
The Jones Sisters (Abby and Leanne) are two young moguls in the making you may want to look out for.
Born in the United Kingdom, The Jones Sisters are two dedicated, purpose-driven siblings with a solid vision and ambition that can’t be stopped. After traveling many parts of the world, the two go-getters officially planted their feet in the U.S. where they have joined forces to build their empire in the industries of fashion, beauty, book publishing, and life coaching to empower other ambitious women to live the life they deserve.
The two limitless sisters are now soon to present their latest and much anticipated project, which is a new women’s inspirational/ self-improvement must-have book for 2015 and beyond!
Trust the Process: 30 Days of Inspiration to Enrich, Enhance and Empower Your Lifeis inspirited with a goal to teach women how to design and live a lifestyle they love. Broken down into 30 daily segments, Trust the Process uses powerful quotes and helpful habits to reinvigorate a woman’s belief that she can have it all in her busy life by keeping faith and maintaining clarity.
The Jones Sisters empower women to evolve and elevate to reach success on their own terms for the life they truly want and deserve. They also encourage all their“Ambitious Beauties” and followers to pre-order their new classic Trust the Processbook now, before supply runs out. Keep your eyes on this pair. They look to be the next big thing in women’s empowerment.
*Book pre-orders will be available starting April 15th and the official book release is set for 5/15/15*
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