Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

 

 

Keep It Simple — Just because you have it doesn’t mean you have to use it.

As someone who wears many hats, one of them is the ‘professor’ hat. I am an adjunct instructor and I teach a myriad of classes. This fall I had been asked to teach one class two ways, live and online. The live class is a no brainer but the online class isn’t. It’s new to me because I’ve never taught an online class and I have to create it from scratch.

This summer has been crazy busy … In a good way. But with that said,  I didn’t give myself enough time to look for books for my class. I submitted my order to my supervisor at the end of the summer session but the books weren’t ordered until last Thursday. I didn’t get them until last Friday. Classes started Monday. YIKES!!

So I was driving myself crazy trying to figure out how I was going to make this work with the short amount of work time that I had. My plan was to review my books on Friday when I got them and work all day in the office on Saturday. However the office wasn’t going to be open on Saturday. I found this out by popping into my director’s office to ask a question last fir day while picking my books up. Good thing I did.

Allllll day Saturday I spend working on my syllabi (I’m teaching four classes) and after going through the material I was overwhelmed. The class is 6 weeks and held three times a week. Not a lot of time for what I wanted to share. So I finally come up with a schedule and I start looking at my books and to decide which material to use, I realize it’s too much. In my heart of hearts I know there is no way for me to teach all of this material.

Tired. Overwhelmed. Hungry. (yes…. when I stay up late, I get hungry)

I finally decide to go to bed.

Ever been there. Yeah well this was me this weekend.

Well both Friday night and Saturday, I prayed before starting my work because I knew I had a limited amount f time to work. Both times God said KEEP IT SIMPLE. Well I didn’t listen on Saturday. I was cramming wayyyy too much information into my course schedule which was the reason for my overwhelm.

Sidebar Coaching Moment: Have you experienced that? Overwhelm because you are trying to do too much?  And because you are overwhelmed… you just shut down by either going to sleep or eating? Not good!

Well here’s the answer.

KEEP IT SIMPLE. During my morning prayer on Sunday, here is what God spoke to me…

Keep it simple. Just because you have three books to use doesn’t mean you have to. Use the one that you can get the most out of and add to it and tweak the class material as you have time to teach it. Keep it simple. Don’t overcomplicate it. 

Is this YOU?

Are you an analyzer and an over thinker like I am?

Do you think yourself into a doing absolutely nothing? 

Well this week’s message is for you? When things gets crazy and out of control, don’t get so caught up in the moment that you forget that you have a superior God who loves you enough and knows enough about you and your situation that He can guide you along the way. Don’t be so stressed and caught up in the moment that you forget to ‘have a little talk with Jesus and tell him all about your problems.’

One of the best decisions I made this weekend was consulting with HIM before starting. I already had the answer I just got caught up in the midst of the situation and lost track of what He told me to do which was KEEP IT SIMPLE. I choose the book I could get the most out of. I started classes on Monday so I keep you all posted on how this pans out. So far so good.

Your turn: Is there something you need to simplify in your life, career or business? Identify it and then ask God to show you how to simplify it to make it less stressful for you and those around you. Be open if He changes what you had planned. Sometimes you can’t receive new because you still holding on to what you have or what you created. Let God do a new thing in you. Let Him help you keep it simple. Remember, just because you have it doesn’t mean you have to use it this time. There will be other situations and circumstances where you will be able to put it to good use.

Until next time,

Always remember, to thine own self be TRUE for out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth SPEAKS.

Live, Love, Lead
LIVE, LOVE, & LEAD in and on purpose.
Detra
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I AM God’s Masterpiece

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This week’s SpeakLife Declaration is:

For I am his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that I should walk in them. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬ ESV).

I was reading my bible last night before heading to bed and The Lord took me to Ephesians chapter 2. As I was reading the chapter, verse 10 popped out at me. It says that we are his workmanship… In other translations it says we are his masterpiece.

Now I don’t know about you but I don’t always feel like a masterpiece. I don’t always feel like the Mona Lisa. I don’t always feel like something special and unique. Something that some might call priceless.

But guess what?

Who cares what I feel, God word is clear that in spite of how I feel about myself, His word declares how HE feels about me. This passage declares the we were created for GOOD WORKS which God prepared beforehand (before we got here) and not only that, but that we should walk in those good works that were created before we got here.

So let me let you in on a little secret…. You have purpose, you have a reason for being here, you are special and unique and set apart. I know that your life and your circumstances may not agree but I serve a God that can take whatever you are going through and turn it around if you let him.

So not only for today but for the next 7 days meditate on this passage of scripture and become one with it. Meditate on it until you really start to believe it. I also want you to speak it. Say it everyday throughout the day. Constantly remind yourself that you in fact are indeed a masterpiece. You were created with something specific in mind that God purposed for you to do and to be before you got here.

Until next time…

Always remember, to thine own self be TRUE, for out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth SPEAKS.

LIVE, LOVE, LEAD in & on purpose

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What will your LEGACY be?

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LEGACY is defined as something (such as property or money) that is received from someone who has died; or something that happened in the past or that comes from someone in the past; or anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.

As I write this post on today, I am celebrating my birthday and will be posting just about all day on my Facebook page.  With so much craziness happening in our world people need to know that it’s okay to celebrate yourself when others don’t. We need to know that we can have our own party and enjoy ourselves and love ourselves as God loves us. It’s imperative that we learn to live in and on purpose and that starts withIN.

New starts with YOU. Start taking time out to celebrate and love on you. Take the mask off and embrace the REAL you. Yes it is great to have people who love you and care for you but what good does that do when you don’t love and care for yourself. There is so much violence and hate and not enough love in our world and our communities. Take some time to shake your glitter, to dance like no one is watching, to live like there’s no tomorrow and love like you’ve never been hurt. Let me tell you it’s scary but it’s the best feeling when you do. There are so many people who have yet to really LIVE. I dare you to try it!

As I think about the death of Robin Williams, Mike Brown, Erik Garner, Earl Hawkins (my grandfather who passed away a few weeks ago) and a few others who in our eyes were gone too soon or suddenly, I am reminded of the headlines on CBS News this morning referring to Robin Williams — Legacy of Laughter.  I started to think about the legacy I would like to leave behind as well as the legacy of others who gone before me and it prompted me to write today’s post.

WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND OR PASS ON?

WHAT WILL BE YOUR LEGACY?

People are leaving this earth left and right and sometimes we think we have more time than is allowed.  If you were to leave this earth tomorrow, what would your legacy be?  What would people remember you for?  Time waits for no one and no matter how young or old you are, you have purpose and have something that this world needs.

What memories will you leave behind?  

Are you living in and on purpose?  

Are you living an intentional life that is motivated by your life’s purpose?  

Robin Williams’ left a legacy of laughter, what will your legacy be?  

Now let me just change gears for a moment.  There are many ‘evils’ happening in our world, people are suffering severely with mental illness, substance abuse, we are experiencing violence against unarmed african american youth, sexual trafficking and abuse of girls, and so much more.  With so much going it is so important for you to be clear and intentional on making everyday count.

Not only on this day, MY BIRTHDAY, but everyday…

I AM COMMITTED TO …

Celebrating Life Celebrating TriumphCelebrating Breakthrough … Celebrating the fact that the enemy really thought he had me … Celebrating the fact that fear thought it would paralyze me but Faith released me.

We are in the 8th month of the 2014 and I am still in GREAT expectation of faster, double and NEW.  I am thanking God for the NEW that’s coming and for all that’s already happened. When others will never see this day… I am thankful for LIFE. It’s new dawn. It’s a new day… It’s a new year for me… and I’m feeling good!

CHECK OUT NINA SIMONE’S SONG – FEELING GOOD!

Take some time to ponder on the legacy YOU DECIDE you want to leave behind.  When people think of you, what do you want them to remember… Then get to MAKING IT HAPPEN.

Until Next time…

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Do Something Different

August Life Purpose Coaching Call

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Since life has been really crazy, there’s no video for this message but just a few words shared from my heart to yours.  These last few months have been really crazy (in a good way) and in spite of everything going on, I am learning to be flexible, adaptable, coachable and teachable.  I am learning to embrace all things NEW in my life.  Things that I’ve spoken into existence that are now manifesting in my life.  Doors that God is opening that I couldn’t even imagine.

I’ve said it before and it bears me saying it again… if you want different, you must think, speak, do and be different.  You cannot not expect different results doing the same thing over again.  Maybe you are in a new season of your life but you still trying to bring old ways into this season… well if you haven’t already figured it out, IT DOESN’T WORK.

When you enter a new season of your life you must bring new ways of doing into that new season.  You can’t expect to go the next level with now level living.  I am becoming more and more clear about my purpose and I know that as a life purpose generator and purpose provoker, my job is to ignite those dead or dormant dreams and help you to bring them to life.  My goal is to help you add purpose to your life.  If there’s no purpose in life… what’s the point of living, right?

And the way I see it, since God didn’t create anything without a clear intention on why and how He intended to use it, you have to know that you too have purpose.  You were created with purpose, for a purpose.  You were created in purpose and on purpose.  You have to know and believe this.

So as I am writing this, maybe the first thing you have to do differently is, shift your mindset to thinking differently about yourself and who God created you to be.  You have to start meditating on those things that speak to how God sees you and not how you see yourself. Especially if what you see isn’t congruent with how your Creator sees you.

I posted this last night on my fb page:

Just thinking about my life and purpose and the lives I’ve touched over the years because I said yes to purpose and destiny. You never know whose life you will change but trust that if God is in the mix, He’s got your back and will most assuredly affirm you when others won’t. Say yes and be open to the great things God has in store for you. Trust me I’m nowhere near perfect but I was willing and available to be used. God isn’t looking for you to be perfect. He’s looking for you to just say yes!!!

For some of your reading this, maybe what you need to do different is SAY YES.  You’ve been saying no for so long that saying YES is so unfamiliar.  I challenge you to say YES to your life, your purpose, and all that God has for you.

August is my birthday and it is the 8th month. Eight (8) is the number of new beginnings.

Could you use a do over… are there some things in your life that you need to do away with so you can start anew or even do things in a new way?

Tomorrow I will be hosting this month’s Life Purpose Coaching Call. You can get the details here: www.trueheartspeaks.com.  I encourage you to be on this month’s call because I am doing something NEW…. as a birthday gift from me to you, I am opening the call.

YEP… you got it… you don’t have to register since I will be sharing the call in details in this call.  Now keep in mind if you can’t make it, you will want to join my Catalyst Club Inner Circle to get access to the recording.

Here are the call-in details:
Call-in number: 1-218-632-0369
Access Code: 763180#

Make a choice to do something different today!

Until next time… add purpose to your life.

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Pursue Purpose

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Just because people don’t get you doesn’t mean you stop pursuing purpose. It just means you have use more wisdom and discernment in how your pursue purpose. Adding purpose to your life isn’t easy especially if you e been ‘existing for some time. Sometimes it’s not meant for others to get you or it at this time. God wants to see how committed you are to the assignment as opposed to the accolades. Be committed to the assignment. Don’t be discouraged if no one pays you any attention in the beginning. Just know that you are being molded and shaped for an appointed season and time. Pursue purpose. As you pursue purpose and as you begin to operate in your assignment, God will begin to open doors for others to see what God has been doing in you all along.

Keep pursuing…

When they don’t get you…

Hey Truehearts…

I’m back with another Life Purpose video…

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Until next time….
To thine own self be TRUE.  For out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth SPEAKS.
Choose to live in and on purpose!
Hugs…
Detra
Life Purpose Generator – Speaker | Coach | Consultant | Mentor
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You are invited…

Happy Independence Month!!!

Praying your fourth of July weekend and holiday was fabulous.  Mine was an awesome time spent with family and loved ones.  There were also a few quiet moments as well.

As you know, I host a monthly life purpose coaching call and You, my dear trueheart, are cordially invited to join me for this month’s Life Purpose Coaching Call:

Reclaim Your Independence:

7 strategies to reclaiming your personal freedom for the next 6 months.

On this call you will learn:

  • How to put you first
  • The most important thing you have to do to begin to take back your life.
  • How to take back the second half of the year if you are feeling like the first six months were
  • How to move forward with less guilt
  • The 7 strategies, tips and tools that you will be able to immediately use after the call

We are heading into the second half of 2014 and if the first half hasn’t gone exactly as you planned, that’s okay, you have six more months to claim your personal freedom and get it together.

  • Isn’t it time you started doing what gives you joy and fuels your sweet spot?
  • Isn’t it time you started putting you first?
  • Isn’t it time you took matters into your own hands instead of waiting for everyone else to do what you can do for you?

If you answered YES to any of these I challenge you to take 30 minutes out of your day to put YOU first and join me on this month’s call.

If you have been on any of my free monthly coaching calls, you are already registered. If not, no worries, you can get signed up at www.trueheartspeaks.com.

Can’t make the call? Have a prior commitment? No worries, Join my Catalyst Club Inner Circle to get access to the recording. Click here to get more information.

I sure hope you can join me this Tuesday!

Until next time….
To thine own self be TRUE.  For out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth SPEAKS.
Choose to live in and on purpose!
Hugs…
Detra
Life Purpose Generator – Speaker | Coach | Consultant | Mentor
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You will be misunderstood

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And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:5 KJV)

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You will be put in places and around people who don’t get you. That’s okay. They’re not supposed, initially. As light in darkness, people who live in darkness or who live beneath their purpose don’t really know what it’s like to live in and on purpose. They have to be taught. They have to be shown. You have to be the example. People need to see what an intentional and unapologetic life looks like. They need to see someone who is happy on their job, who is happy in their marriage, who lives God and walks in the light that was given by Jesus.

If you have been wondering why no one gets it, it is because your light is unfamiliar to those in darkness. Your light is so bright that they have to squint their eyes and marvel at the who you are. It’s been so dark for so long that they aren’t even sure what light is anymore.
Be that light.
Be the salt.
Brighten up someone’s life and add some seasoning to it. It’s your mandate. It’s everyone’s mandate. Remember that to whom much is given much is required. You are required to use your gifts and double them. Make good on them. Don’t bury them and don’t let others dim your light because they don’t have the confidence to let theirs shine.
They may not understand now but they will in due time. Just keep shining your light in the dark places of your job, your marriage, your children, your family, your community & anywhere else God places you.
Keep shining your light!
Until next time….
Choose to live in and on purpose!
Hugs…
Detra
Life Purpose Generator – Speaker | Coach | Consultant | Mentor
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Are you mentally sabotaging what you say verbally?

Check out this week’s Life Purpose Video Blog.

Is what you think, say and do in alignment?  If not, check out this week’s video.

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Until next time….

Choose to live in and on purpose!

Hugs…

Detra
Life Purpose Generator – Speaker | Coach | Consultant | Mentor
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Get Started

Ok so I know I have been MIA for a minute…

I have been in transition and things have been a bit crazy (but in a good way).  I will fill you in at a later date.  However, I have been working to create more video blogs in addition to writing to make sure I am reaching my Trueheart family in a myriad of ways.  So with that said a few weeks ago, I started recording Life Purpose videos with short but powerful messages to help push, propel and provoke you into your life’s purpose.

I’m really tired of people walking around unhappy and unfulfilled when of the power to change your situation and circumstances lies in your hands.  My first video was about getting started and as you will see I am still trying to master posting videos online.  But in spite of the challenges, I’m committed to sharing and doing what God tells me to do.  What about you?  Will you get out of your own way and just do it.  No matter what the outcome, just take the first step.  Sometimes it’s not about the outcome but more about if you have the courage to just launch out into the deep (or even the shallow) end of purpose and do what you know in your heart of heart you should be doing.

Remember you don’t have to be great to get started but you do need to get started to be great.  So check out the video and be sure to leave me a comment to let me know what you think as well as share it with those you think would be blessed by watching the video.

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Until next time….

Choose to live in and on purpose!

Hugs…

Detra
Life Purpose Generator – Speaker | Coach | Consultant | Mentor
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