[Video] How to Nail Your Niche

A Called to Cultivate Community Training Video

Do you want to create your own youth program? Then the Called to Cultivate Community is where you need to be!

  • Learn how to find your business niche
  • Learn where to find important information for your target market to gain donors and volunteers
  • Learn whether to charge for your program or create a free program
  • How to identify the top problems in your local schools/community and give your program a cutting edge and advantage
  • How to create a program roll out and not become overwhelmed as a program leader
  • How to create a needs statement for your business

[Training] Serve, Speak, Strengthen

A video from the Called to Cultivate Community

If you want to learn how to become a better servant leader, speaker and to strengthen business relationships then this training is for you! As an Edupreneur focusing on perfecting your craft is what the Called to Cultivate Community is all about.

In this training you will learn to:

  • Utilize servant leadership to become a stronger leader
  • Find speaking opportunities that will enhance the work of your mission
  • Strengthen business relationships with stakeholders

 

To join our community visit reginacoley.com/community for additional resources, training, and guidance.

7 Beliefs that Create Success

Everyone has their own vision of success and what it means to them personally. For some it can mean a fat bank account, fancy home, or sports car and for others it can mean family. For me it means being fully used by serving others and finding happiness in the work and life I live.

I began to sit down and think about what are the things I believe in most and what drives success for me and developed the seven beliefs that create success.

The belief in my talents. You should believe that we are all given talents not only to keep to ourselves but to use and multiply.

The belief in my gifting. You should believe in your gifts fully recognizing that a gift isn’t a gift until it’s given. Your gift is different from your talents and should be used to advance the Kingdom.

The belief in the power of my voice. You should fully believe in the power of your voice and how speaking up creates change. Whether it’s through writing or speaking your voice holds personal power.

The belief in my ideas. You should fully believe in your ideas as valuable. Fresh ideas is what makes our world go round! Learning how to create over just consuming is the game changing ideal that will propel you into your purpose.

The belief in my abilities. Fully believe that you are capable of doing anything that you put your mind to. A made up mind is the greatest asset anyone can have. It’s hard to dissuade a person who knows what their mind is set on. Anything you can believe you can achieve.

The belief in my influence on others. People need people; authentic people that have had real problems, real experiences and can share real solutions. It’s through this relationship that influence and impact can be made. Don’t be afraid to share your story it can make the world of difference for someone.

The belief in a higher power. Fully believe in God, the one who created you with a hope and a future. Some thank the universe and the stars but I believe in God. He has my trust and life in the palm of His hand and I stand on biblical foundation. That’s the only “power” I contribute to success. By focusing on God I gain direction.

These seven beliefs should be your focus as you begin your work and create your life plan or plans for success in family, business, marriage, whatever! They all play a pivotal role in your success.

Question: What do you believe has attributed to your success or the success of others?

How to Set Your Kids Up For Back to School Success

The lazy days of summer are coming to a screeching halt. The kids need new routines and a rhythm to fall in place to help them prepare for back to school. Getting to bed on time, knowing when to wake up and what to do after school are essential home habits for school success.
The greatest characteristic for success for anyone is time management, but it’s essential for our kids to learn and practice these habits early on in life. Let’s start this school year day one with great habits.
Oh do I remember that days of winging it with the kids. I also remember being frustrated because I was being a reactive parent rather than proactive.

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Classroom Website Sale

Creating an Effective Communication Tool between Home and School

Classroom Teachers get ready!!! Jumpstart your school year with a dynamic classroom website. Your classroom website should be the central spot for communications between home and school.

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I’ll create a WordPress website for you that accurately depicts the grade level and subject you teach. Your site will include:

  • “About the Teacher” page,
  • Resources and Links
  • “In our classroom” page which lists classroom expectations, standards for your grade level (printable), classroom handbook (custom one for you), digital copies of forms that you may need to have parents print out and complete on back to school night
  • Classroom Contact page (with form that if completed will send you an email for easy access)
  • Parent Volunteer page and electronic form

For an additional fee I can also set up:

  • Remind (a classroom texting program)
  • MailChimp (to develop an electronic classroom newsletter)
  • Additional pages relevant to your school/subject/grade/personal preference

Order your website between now and July 10th I can create it for $50 which is half off my normal rate for you being a proactive teacher! (Hands raising the roof lol)

my pleasure to help.

How to Advocate for the Helpless: For those who are interested in becoming powerful speakers and problem solvers

As I was reading my bible today I came across this passage: “Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice” (Psalm 31:8-9


The funny thing is I was going there to read about the virtuous woman so that I can learn how to be a better steward over what God has given me in my personal life like my husband, children, and home. But what was revealed to me was what I also need to be a good steward over and that’s my gift of speaking and serving and taking it further by representing the helpless. 

When I read that scripture I immediately thought of speaking and advocacy efforts. The work that I do daily. The young people that I serve can be viewed as helpless and those that cannot speak up for themselves. The urban children of color I serve don’t yet realize the disadvantages they are already being exposed to in life and will have to work twice as hard to overcome, so they are being done an injustice. We have to be their voice in the community, in the government, in our places of worship, in our schools and homes. 

They can’t articulate their needs and create powerful solutions, but we can. They can’t write letters to their government officials stating what laws need to be created or defended but we can. They can’t organize community efforts to establish groups of support for them, but we can. 

We have the ability to do so much to represent those who are still learning themselves, their ever changing world, and their place in it. We have to see to it that they get justice; a world where they aren’t judged by the color of their skin or defined by the neighborhoods they grew up in. A world where they don’t have to fear playing in a park or walking to the store. A world where they are free to be themselves and feel free to expresss themselves. 

We are their voice and it’s through the use of ours that we help them see the void to find their own voices. When no one speaks up it signifies acceptance. We are called to a higher standard in which we can’t regress and omit the gifts we’ve been given because there are people depending on us. 

Here’s how you can speak up today:

  1. Who doesn’t have an active voice in the community?
  2. What body of people do you see consistently mistreated? 
  3. Who is doing the mistreatment? 
  4. What is the message you want to send to the ones causing the mistreatment? (In one sentence) 
  5. What are the needs/problems of the body of people you’re going to speak up for? 
  6. What are three solutions to that problem? 
  7. How are you going to articulate the problem and the solution? A Periscope video? A letter? A series of blog posts? A series of tweets including the people who can help you? 
  8. Now that you’re clear do it! Just one step from number seven. 😀

Question: Who in your community can’t speak up for themselves and what are you going to do to speak up for them? 

An Open Letter to Veterans 

    
Dear Veterans, 

Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for humbly working hard, taking orders from your higher ups, training, and retraining, challenging yourself all for the sake of our country. Thank you for leaving or moving your family around the country and travelling at a moments notice. Thank you for risking your life for each of us. 

Thank you for being so brave, courageous, fearless, valiant, heroic and daring. I understand that it’s not easy but in life ever is? 

You are a shining example of what we should be everyday as we approach loves challenges. Your example of discipline and structure defines amplifies success. The very fiber of who you are is what we should infuse ourselves to be. 

As a youth advocate our youth have so much many life lessons they can glean from you and skills that transcend their current experiences and knowledge. You’ve seen places their eyes may never see, you’ve heard things their ears may never know. They need to know their history, they need to hear your truths, and they need to know your names and faces I vow to do what I can to connect or shall I say reconnect the generations and bring things back full circle. You are not forgotten, I see you!!! 

Your audacious attitude should be celebrated today and everyday,but today is for you. I honor you, I applaud you and thank you. 

Love, 

Regina

How Will I Make A Difference?

 You may be asking yourself this question. I know I surely did when I was in high school and again when I was in college. I really wondered to myself what I could do to make a difference in this world or to change the course of someone else’s life. I’ve always felt powerful but overtime talked myself out of some of my greatest gifts because I was full of fear and doubt. But I knew I had something to contribute!

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Living your Exceptional Identity

  
Who we are determines the way we live. It affects what we do, who we hang around, how we spend our time, where we go, and why we do things they way we do. But what happens to the person who isn’t sure of themselves and questions who they are?

In this day and age we have men who want to be women, women who want to date women, black girls who want to go natural because it’s the thing to do but don’t understand why, white girls lying about being black, and they’re confused. Life is confusing and confusion creates chaos. 

Wouldn’t it great to know WHO and WHOSE you are? Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your are wonderfully made, you have a purpose and a high calling? Wouldn’t it also be amazing to know that YOU (yea you) are not made to live a mediocre life but life abundantly? And wouldn’t it be even great to know that you are truly remarkable; one of God’s finest masterpieces?! 

Can I tell you something? You are all these things and more! Coming from the Creator I know that I was mandated to create a space where people like you and me could come together and be reminded daily that we are exceptional and loved. So I created Exceptional  University. 

Exceptional University is a new membership site where we remind and restore YOUR remarkable. October 1st launched day one of the 31 Days to Restore Remarkable Challenge which is 100% free. Over the 31 days you’ll get a daily inspirational email loaded with the stuff you need to activate your exceptional life and be in the running to win weekly goodies! 

You have the opportunity to join the private Facebook group and join in with other people who genuinely care for you and want the best for you! Life gets tough and you’ve got to be able to combat fears  with faith, resistance with resilience, and sorrows with strength. 

Come and build your soul and strength back up to the levels that God intended. It’s time to live your Exceptional Life! 

Register for the FREE challenge over at exceptionaluniversity.com 

11 Traits of A Memorable Mentor

For the People Who Desire to be Remarkable

In this day of instant information there is no doubt that you can perform an internet search and find everything you need to know about mentoring. However when I consult my heart about what the core of mentoring truly is there are several qualities that come to mind. When I mentor I have the goal in mind to have a lifelong effect on those whose lives I am impacting. If that resonates with you then check out these five traits of a memorable mentor.

1. Leadership. Mentors know the way and show others the way; this is true leadership at it’s core, and an essential trait of an effective mentor. Mentors also understand that it’s about serving others and equipping them with the tools and training needed to flourish both personally and professionally. As a leader mentors should set high expectations and walk alongside their mentees until they reach their new level.

2. Purposeful. Mentors who enter the relationship with a clear cut direction and a plan have the most effect. Every interaction, assignment, and meeting has an objective. But the difference between great mentors and exceptional mentors, is the greater understanding of pushing beyond the written goals and objectives they may have planned, to seeing that they can achieve anything they can conceive.

3. Anticipative. Great mentors are able to anticipate the needs of their mentees. Their gift of foresight is what’s needed for a mentee to truly grow in areas that they’re unaware of.

4. Empathetic. Empathy is the ability to see the world as another person, to share and understand another person’s feelings, needs, concerns and/or emotional state. Be able to identify your mentees way of thinking, feelings and attitude and how those affect his/her overall goals.

5. Orderly. When you are well disciplined it’s creates a model for self-discipline in others. Self-discipline is one of the hardest traits to develop but seeing how others model this will at the least give your mentees a positive example to simulate.

6. Passionate. Memorable mentors are passionate about their work. Passion drives excellent habits.

7. Principled. Operating with integrity is essential as a mentor. Everything that you do is built on the foundation of your principles and is a reflection of your principles; showcase them proudly.

8. Selfless. Memorable mentors show that success is not about fame, position or money. They are devoted to the cause and find ways to be helpful  and loving. A famous saying says “I may not remember what you said but I will always remember how you made me feel.” Your mentee will never forget how they felt as a result of your selflessness.

9. Wise. Memorable mentors understand that it’s not about sharing knowledge but it’s about sharing wisdom. Wisdom comes from understanding and understanding comes from experience.

10. Authentic. Mentors have to possess a genuine love and spirit for people. They have to have a certain level of realness and relatability. Mentees want to have mentors who not only want to share their successes but their failures. Being authentic isn’t about being perfect, it’s about being real with yourself and sharing that with others.

11. Great Listener. Mentors have the blessed ability to listen and hear the needs, complaints, frustrations, and joys of their mentees. Through listening we truly learn about others and have a perspective into their world. Exceptional mentors are able to effectively tap into their mentees unspoken needs and guide them through meaningful conversations.