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My Girls Took Me to a Higher Level

My Girls Took Me to a Higher Level

What do my girls have to do with a higher level?

I just got in from a 4 day mastermind get together with an organization that I hold dear. We all had a great time and the group also allowed me to be the keynote speaker and also have a book signing too. All in all it was a fantastic weekend and to top it off, I was even more excited when I return home, because this was the first time I’ve been away for an extended period of time since Morgan (our 5 month old daughter) was born.

Well, I did make it to a weekend marketing conference a couple of months ago however this trip was a little different. This particular trip was centered on myself, my products and inspiring others with content of value and so I had to prepare to be on my A Game to perform and give value to others. Whereas the other trip was more about listening and learning from other leaders and marketers on how to become more productive get better at my craft.

This picture of my girls say it all:

 my girls

When I returned home from an exhausting trip, My Wife and my girls (Lauryn and Morgan) made me feel 10 feet tall and ready to take on the world, just from all of the hugging and kissing on me until I almost passed out. lol!

At that moment, I realized how blessed I am with my family and also blessed to be doing what I really enjoy and getting paid for it too. At this very same moment it hit me that my work, the sacrifices, the events, the traveling, the all night work sessions, webinars, reading, training and so on, are worth every minute and every kiss that they gave me and more!

I want many that will read this post and hopefully gain a clearer understanding of WHY you make the sacrifices that you make. I hope you gain an even greater understanding of how much your kids and your family mean to you. My prayer is that you seek and find your purpose in your life’s work to give and become all that you were meant to be. Find your avenue of wealth to afford you the financial and time freedom to make it possible to live the life you deserve with your family and around the people you want to be with.

The beauty about all of this is that we are all a work in progress and have plenty of growing to do to make a difference. I finally can say that I know what I want and most importantly, Why I want it and instead of waiting until I come back to get my kisses, I am dreaming and working hard to have my girls at all of my speaking and marketing events with kisses waiting as soon as I finish instead of that long wait back home.

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This Boss Will Not Let Me Work!

This Boss Will Not Let Me Work!

That’s us hanging in my home office with me trying to get some work done and Morgan, our 5 month old daughter, trying to get some play time in. Well, you see who’s on the winning side of this battle, none other than Miss Morgan. This is one boss that will not let me work!lol

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Being an online entrepreneur, I have been blessed to setup my schedule to block off time to work at different times of the day or night. I am usually very discipline with time and projects that I need to complete however after a long day or night of working and training, when I see this face smiling and playing, it makes it hard for get some sleep.

Being the owner of my business is both fun and a lot of work but with the little one in the house, it doesn’t take a rocket science to know who the real boss is in my business. As I look at my work to-do list and travel schedule, I realize that I have some catching up to do and as long as she is up throughout the day, this usually determine how long I am up working through the night.

To all of my work from home entrepreneurs and professionals, we take great pride in working for ourselves and having the freedom and flexibility to make things happen on our own terms. Even though I make the major decisions for my company, this is one “tough little boss” that I can proudly say I am glad to lose sleep for and work anytime she will let me. If you have a “little boss” like me, they sure make work interesting and a lot of fun, so make sure you enjoy it. If you like today’s post then please like and share with others and make a comment.
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Have you heard people say that there is power in the words you speak? I came in the other day and my 7 year old daughter wanted to talk with me about a few things going on in her life. We went through her day at school and what happened with her friends and school activities. I could tell that she had a few things on her mind so she then pulled out her diary and wanted me to read some of her daily writings and thoughts.

I came across this post that I thought was kind of cool.

IMAG1367 (1)From Lauryn:
“I love my life because I am a big sister and I’m lucky because my Dad is rich. And do you know why? Because he has a $100!
Wow, if I had that much I would spend it to go to New York and sing and Morgan (lil. sister) would sing with me because
I need a backup singer!”

I can’t even put a price on the fact that she is loving her life and taking pride in being a big sister. At home she is
always singing and dancing and pushing her little 4 month of sister to join in. She has dreams of going to New York and
Hollywood and I like the way she included her little sister in her words, to accompany her to New York as a backup singer.

*Side Note* Not sure if Morgan will want to be backup, she’s seem to have a lead singer mentality already.**

Now, I know as she grows older and like most teenagers, she starts thinking she knows it all and boys start getting into the picture (shotgun ready!!!). The pressure will be on both her mother and I, to continue stepping up to the plate of leadership and responsibility like Parents should do.

I must admit that the statement she made of her “Dad being Rich because he has $100” caught me off guard and I had to smile on that one because you got to love kids and their innocence at this young stage of life. That little girl words made me feel like the best Dad in the whole world not because of the “Being Rich” statement, it’s because I remember a “short” time ago when I was her age and feeling good about my Parents, family and life. I remember having dreams of doing many things, writing them down and talking about them with my friends and anyone close enough around me to listen. Fast forward a few years and today I’m still dreaming, writing, talking, doing and being.

I strongly believe that there is power in words, both negative and positive, and I ask each of you reading this post to stay on the positive side with your words not only to others but most importantly to yourself first! Get around others that speak words of love, encouragement and support to lift you higher on your journey. Now I must get back to work because I feel the pressure of “being rich” and I wonder what she will think if she knew that I had $200?

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Beyonce’ was all over my house this weekend and I have my 7 year old daughter, Lauryn, to thank. First, she is my daughter’s favorite singer and entertainer and she can do no wrong when it comes to dancing and wearing those fabulous outfits. Yeah I guess I can say that those outfits she wears are ok, however I’m a little cautious with my daughter when it comes to her trying to dance and shake her hips and all of that stuff. Hold up a minute, let’s sit and calm down a little bit, you know what I mean.

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Well anyway, her just released self produced documentary titled; “Beyonce – Life is But a Dream came on along with her exclusive interview with Oprah soon afterward. We had magazines with her pictures plastered all over our kitchen and dining room tables along with her dance moves being displayed on every TV set in the house. Like I stated before, Beyonce’ was all over my house and for Lauryn, this was the best weekend of her young life. On the replay of the documentary and the interview, I agreed to watch it with my daughter only if she would sit beside me and listen instead of dancing every five minutes.

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For someone like Beyonce’ who has been performing and singing at a high level for a long time and have experienced so much success at what she does, I knew she would share some inspirational “nuggets” and I wanted my daughter to listen and absorb. I wanted to take this time to help her understand on a very basic level that there is more to Beyonce’s success than just showing up in the studio and on the dance floor. To my surprise, there I was with a notepad full of inspiring notes and ideas that was valuable to say the least and I will share the highlights with you on this post.

Here are some of those nuggets:

THINKING – She stated that she have to think about finances, think about being practical, think about her future, think about investments and to be serious and continue to think things through.

A BUSINESS WOMAN – Sher learned from her father that it is difficult being polite and being in business because it does not work too well. You have to be fair and most importantly, be fair to yourself!

BEING AN ARTIST – Be an artist sometimes things just don’t make sense. Life is speaking to us all of the time and we have to slow down and pay attention. Do things when she is inspired. When you are an artist, an entertainer, you have to believe you are an artist, set standards and express your art for the right reasons.

BEING IN THE ZONE – When you are in that zone, you feel at home, there’s a fire inside and you have that feeling that you know exactly what you are doing and you are doing it. Oprah mentioned that being in the zone is when Art meets God! Oprah also stated that during the Super Bowl Halftime performance, Beyonce’ just didn’t meet the moment, she owned the moment!

HIGHER POWER – God is Real, he lives inside of me.

MAKING DECISIONS – There are no trumpets or drum rolls going off when you are making the biggest decisions of your life. Sometimes you don’t know that you are making them at the time.

TRUST YOURSELF – At the hardest moments in life when you feel that you are not strong enough or you are not ready, you put in the work then you just have to jump.

SELF AWARENESS/TRANSPARENCY – Know who you are, stay on the edge and stay relevant. Mystique is also important but you have to stop pretending that you have it all together, all of the time. When you are scared be scared, release it. After you release it you become stronger, braver.

At the end of the Oprah Interview, Oprah gave Beyonce one of the biggest compliments that really opened my daughter’s eyes and it was taken from Maya Angelou; “You make me proud to spell my name… W-O-M-A-N. I personally believe that this quote says it best for all of the women out here making an impact and a difference in the lives of others.

Yes I must admit that I, like most men, am a big fan of Beyonce and her dance moves however I am truly a fan of someone that is doing what they loved to do and being successful at it. At the end of the night, I mentioned to my wife that it was a good night for Lauryn to not only see her favorite performer do her thing on stage but also to get a little understanding on Beyonce’s thoughts and mindset on her life away from the bright lights and big crowds.

We did have fun singing and dancing to those catchy beats but now I am a bit overloaded with Beyonce’ to say the least. Now the week just started, we cleaned off the tables and cut the TV off because it’s that time again with school for Lauryn and work for the wife and I. In a few days, I will have a chance to figure out who we will have over to the house for next weekend.

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I am sitting here reflecting on the joy’s I had on
yesterday at my 7 year old daughter’s poetry reading
at her school. She was super excited to see her
(3 months old) sister and I come in and give her the
support that she wants and deserves.

We anxiously waited for her turn to give her speech and
when she did, we, along with everyone else laughed and
showered her with appreciation; Great Job Lauryn!!
All of the other kids did well also. I remember having
this kind of quirky smile on my face for the duration
of the recital.

My wife and I are always happy to see her performing
whether it’s in her school plays, Church praise dancing
or on the soccer field, however there was something
different about this performance that stood out for me
than any other performances leading up to yesterday.

After the presentations, I hung around for awhile so that
a few of the teachers and other parents could come over
to see and play with our baby (3 month old). I went over
to talk with Lauryn and gave her a “high five” and told
her that we were very proud of her for doing a wonderful
job and giving it her best effort. Then Lauryn said
something to me that stayed in my mind for the rest of
the day. She said, “Daddy, I am glad we
practiced the routine over and over last night.”

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Now keep in mind that we normally practice whatever
activity she is doing over and over before any performance
however this was different in a big way. Instead of me
going over a few points in her performance and also
stating the importance of practice and preparation, this
time she beat me to the punch. What stood out for me was
seeing the satisfaction on her face for having nailed the
performance but also her being mindful of the fact that her
practicing it over and over was the key.

You remember several years ago, there was this very talented
basketball star that made an infamous statement about “Practice”.
This basketball star took a lot of heat about making that
statement and for good reason too, because in everything
that we do, practice and preparation is needed to be able to
nail those performances.

So I share this lesson with you today, to review your business
and performances on your calendar and start practicing and
preparing the material over and over before you perform them.
If it writing a blog, recording a video, teaching a training
session, whatever it is practice and prepare like it’s no
tomorrow. Then do it, perform it,
create and develop it!

Because after the performance, after you implement the strategies,
there’s no greater feeling than the feeling you get deep down
inside of you, you know that you put in the practice, the
preparation to reap all of the awards, the money, the ovations
from those in attendance and it feels great!

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One Beep Away from Leaving My Family!

Hello my friends,

On the surface it is really easy to say that family comes before work and yes I am in total agreement with it. However over the past few weeks, I can admit that sometimes work if not kept in perspective, can take a life of its own and bump family down to that second notch if you are not careful.  First of all, like you, I am really thankful for my family and there is no place in the world I would rather be than to be with them. Secondly, I am really thankful to be working and doing what I enjoy doing everyday, which is being an entrepreneur and spending the bulk of my work time doing internet marketing, leadership and motivational speaking and social/sports activities.

In my speaking engagements and team meetings, I have always said “to invest as much or more quality time with your family than your business”, however, I must admit that I don’t always live by what I teach. That is not a good thing (if it’s good enough for me to teach it well it ought to be good enough for me to live by it) but I am a bit stubborn when it comes to getting work done. I have so many goals, so many aspirations and want so much out of life that sometimes I just push everything aside to make things happen and get everything accomplished. Great idea to get work done however not too good when you set your family aside.

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Now that I have that out of the way, during my “downtime” holiday break, I took some time to not only check myself but watch others to see if I was the only one veering to the left. If you would have said that families were highly engaged with each other then you would be far from it. Because what I noticed and heard from others was that even though the family were all together physically, mentally they were preoccupied with work and other social happenings all over the place .

The way most of us work in these times with all of the latest technologies bringing our world closer, as soon as that “dumb” smartphone or computer BEEPS with the latest email notification, business appointment, news and believe it or not, social media (facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc…) posts, our attention suddenly drifts from our physical conversation with our family or loved one, to that unknown person or newsfeed on the other end of the beep. Has this ever happened to you? Did you answer immediately or did you keep your 100% attention on the family member in your presence?

As a professional marketer, the majority of my time is spent in front of a computer screen working, researching, marketing, listening, talking and watching the latest happenings all over the globe. Recently, I did something that I haven’t done in a long time and that was turn my smartphone off, left my computer at home and went seemingly way back in time, to have an enjoyable 3 day weekend with my family and other family members. The first 24 hours, I was craving and feenin to look at computer screen or hear an email or notification beep; I was like “Pookie” the drug addict character played by Chris Rock on the movie New Jack City, feenin for a drug hit. After I got past that initial 24 hour time period everything became clearer as far paying more attention to (lack of a better word) the outside world and my family.

I can’t tell you how much better connected I feel now listening to all of the “new” stories that have happened all around me, all the while thinking that I am in the know with everything going on in my house. I realize (yet again) that there are far more important things around me than my work, but it’s easy to forget that lesson, if you never let your mind process not just the work you are doing but why you are doing it. These things may or may not be happening in your lives right now and if it is, hopefully this post helps you shut off the beeps from time to time and allow that family time to stay number one so you can really focus on what should be our most important part of your life.

Now if I can just get my wife and my dad to silence their beeps and screens, what a happier family we will be.
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