30 Affirmations for a Positive Future

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Affirmations are powerful tools to declare definite decisions in your life. By reciting these each morning during your quiet time they will add an extra boost of encouragement to your day and remind you that you can absolutely have what you want from this life with the right mentality!

Here’s to a positive future! Enjoy the FREE Download.

 

Are you confused with content creation in your Youth Empowerment Business?

7 Day E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Challenge for Leaders looking for assistance with content creation

I often hear really great youth developers say “I know what I want to do, but I just need to work my plan on how to do it.” Raise your hand if you know you should be doing more to empower youth but you lack a clear strategy on delivery and you often get frustrated with your message?

If your hand is up I’ve got a solution for you!

Inside my E.M.P.O.W.E.R System let me show you how to create content through blogging, teaching, speaking, and creating tools that will keep your youth community coming back for more.

Who Is This For?

Thought leaders and ambitious youth leaders who wish to create better content, content delivery strategies, and consistent information to keep their community coming back for more!

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Zora from Greenleaf and the Issues Teens Hide

I don’t know if you’ve had an opportunity to catch up with the show Greenleaf on OWN but it’s a really amazing show that chronicles the Greenleaf family. The Greenleafs run a mega church in Memphis and like any family as the season progresses all their scandal, secrets, and lies come to light. 

One of those is the story of Zora. She’s the daughter of Jacob and Kerissa who are pastors and now the leaders of their own ministry. So while her parents are preoccupied with heir own marital affairs and now found responsibilities, Zora is discovering teenage love.

Zora has a very level headed cousin named Sophia and they both seemed to start out as pretty good valued Christian girls but Zora is starting to become more risky and step away from the “boredom” that is Sophia who tends to play by the rules. Here’s the thing: Their family knows the girls to be good so they aren’t questioning a lot of their whereabouts and activities.

As parents be mindful that just because you raised your children right doesn’t mean that they won’t find themselves in temptation. Even the strongest of teens can find their match who just pushes, Pressures, and perseveres until they get what they want. For Zora this was her boyfriend Isaiah. 

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Here’s A Quick Way to Create Meaningful Afterschool Hours

Youth Engagement After School

In communities across the United States, 11.3 million children are without supervision between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.  That means 1 in 5 children still do not have someone to care for them after school.

If you are a working parent and need after school care my first suggestions is to always put children in an after school program that is engaging. With the increase in quality programming you can find some very specific enrichment activities for your children including snack and physical activity keeping their brains active.

If you’re lucky enough to be at home when your kids arrive there around 2:30 then you know creating meaningful after school hours is equally as essential. There’s well over about six hours that you have to create a daily experience for your children. Educators strive for six hours of instructional time during the school day. Now here is the ball in your court as a parent. What are you going to do with it?

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Why Fake It Until You Make It Is a Terrible Idea to Share

Tips for establishing a positive work ethic in youth

“Oooh girl I love your new ride.”

“It’s a rental. You know fake it until you make it.”

“Mmmhmmm I know that’s right.”

I’ve heard this and so many other scenarios of people who are just dabbling close to success but aren’t actually there and feel confidently justified in the “fake til you make it” syndrome. I think this is a terrible idea to share with anyone, especially our young people.

Why? It’s creates a false work ethic. You have some people who can understand how close they are to achieving a goal and are continuing to work hard in the midst. Then you have others who are okay faking their success period and aren’t working towards anything at all. They can make it look a certain way for their friends, social media and talk a really good talk but aren’t doing a darn thing.

If we want to help our young people become excellent in their work habits we have to kill this myth and kill it quick! Our

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How to Stand Out In A World That’s Okay With You Fitting In

I remember being a tween and well into my teenage years I loved looking in fashion magazines. I was tall and lean and adorable (hehe) and everyone would tell me I should model. I looked to the fashion magazines to see what I would wear if in fact I could ever become a model.

I was an only child but not spoiled. I knew my mom worked hard for every dime she brought in that house and I felt like begging for clothes was pointless. But my mom knew as a young girl I needed and wanted clothes so sometimes I’d come home to shopping bags on the bed and I’d excitingly rush over and see what was inside. Needless to say it wasn’t what was in those fashion magazines or to my surprise even what my friends were wearing.

I didn’t want to appear ungrateful so I would smile and say thank you and try them on anyways. My mom used to dress me for my height and size with clothes that fit well and looked good on me. However my appreciation for them at the time was little to none because it wasn’t the clothes my friends were wearing.

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What happens when the leaders stay silent

Over the past few days I’ve reevaluated my empowerment business and have been really trying to focus in on my message this year and next. What would that one message be if I have an opportunity to talk to millions?

Then it occurred to me what would I want to stir up in others? What could I say that’s really life giving? Then it hit me: Do not let your dreams die with you. We all have something that needs to live and breath and exist here on the earth inside of us. Even if you’re just that encouraging friend who always has a positive word, smile, and a hug or if you grow your platform even bigger than that, we need to hear it and see it!

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In this week’s motivational message I address pushing past fear and starting before your ready. This requires quite a bit of courage but I know you’ve got it!

This would be a great video to share with your group of colleagues or with a friend who could use a little boost of encouragement this week.