iSpeakLife Declaration: I choose Me.

‪#iSpeakLifeDeclaration‬:

Today, I Choose Me. I Put Me First.

On this day, I give you permission to put you first.  I give you permission to say NO to them and it, so that for once you can say YES to YOU!  Take some time identifying what you need to start saying NO to.  Then take some time to identify what you need to start saying YES to. Then I want you to start doing it.

Make sure you say this declaration at least seven (7) times today (#7X).

Joining you in this journey to generate a live of purpose we crave.

Detra

I put me first.

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The Pre-Fast Preparation for Cycle 9 Begins Today!

TrueheartSpeaks:

Join me for Cycle 9 of the Surrender Fast. I’ve done at least 5 or 6 (maybe 7) cycles and this is the last one. They are life changing. Won’t you join me?

Originally posted on The Surrender Blog:

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Hello and welcome to the Pre-Fast Preparation portion for Cycle 9 of Surrender Fast 2015!!! Cycle 9 marks the first cycle of fasting for 2015. We are excited about the changes that will take place in your life because of your surrender. REGISTER HERE

This Pre-Fast Preparation week is designed to slow you down so that you’re able to hear from God clearly especially as it relates to what you are to surrender for the next 40 days.

The Pre-Fast Preparation chapters are found in The 40-Day Surrender Fast Devotional. The first chapter is titled, “Let God Do a New Thing!”

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Schedule It In

Hey Loves…

This week’s Life Purpose Message is a called “Schedule It In.”   It’s a Video message, so click the picture below to view.

After watching this week’s video… here’s your assignment:

  1. Figure out what you’ve been having a hard time fitting into your oh-so-busy schedule.
  2. Check your calendar and figure out where you can fit in 30 minutes to make it happen.
  3. Schedule it into your calendar (paper or online).  Remember if it doesn’t get documented, it won’t get done.
  4. Then start TODAY!  Don’t wait until tomorrow. Schedule it in and get moving.

Once you’ve completed your assignment, share your thoughts with me on the TrueheartSpeaks Facebook Page.  I want to know what you’ve completed it and have started moving.

Until next time… to thine own self be TRUE, for out of the abundance of theHEART, the mouth SPEAKS.

Continue to Live Life IN & ON Purpose.

 

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New Year Same Person

This Life Purpose VIDEO Message is a snippet from a message I shared at a speaking engagement a few weeks ago while in Syracuse, NY.


The message was entitled “New Year Same Person.”  The premise of the message was all about how we go into the New Year with the same thoughts, emotions, words, and actions that we had in the previous year.  However in order to take hold of what’s yours in the New Year, you can’t be the same person. Maybe it’s not a new year but maybe it’s a new season, or a new level, or a new dimension, but you are trying to possess your new new with an oldnew.  You can’t.  You must shift your mind, your mood, your message, and your method in order to manifest the plan that God has for you in 2015 and in your life.

Click here
or the picture below to access this week’s Life Purpose Message.


After you’ve watched this week’s Life Purpose VIDEO Message, make sure you let me know what you think. I’d love to know what you took from the video and what areas of your life (mindset, mood, message, method) you need to assess and improve.  Share your thoughts with me on the TrueheartSpeaks Facebook Page.
Until next time…to thine own self be TRUE, for out of the abundance of theHEART, the mouth SPEAKS.

Continue to Live Life IN & ON Purpose.

 

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Know Your Season

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Click here to listen to this message

Not only know your season but be okay with the season you are in. Now stay with me, I get it but sometimes it can be frustrating when you feel like you aren’t where you want to be. But being frustrated only causes stress and anxiety.

I remember when I got pregnant with my son back in 2011, I had anticipated launching my speaking business and traveling across the country speaking to audiences about living in and on purpose. But God had other plans for me. In addition to knowing your season it’s important to be flexible about the current season your in. When God shows up and cancels YOUR plans, know that He has much much much bigger plans in store for you.

Now getting back to the subject at hand… You might ask why is knowing your season important. Well for one, it’s important because if you understand where you are in your life, things don’t seem to be as stressful when they don’t work out as planned. As a parent of a toddler there are just some things I am unable to do right know. For example, there are just some shows on TV that I don’t watch simply because I’m aware of its effects on my son. When my son was first born consistent sleep (SLEEP what’s that!) was no longer part of my life. I didn’t like it but I grew to understand that season that I was going through. The best part about it is that I had friends who had been through it so because of them I was already somewhat aware.

Now keep in mind that living in and on purpose isn’t always about going after your dreams, it’s also about how you intentionally live your everyday life.

  • Are you present in the lives of those who matter most to you?
  • Are you present in and enjoying the work you do?
  • Are you intentionally taking care of your mind, body & spirit?

Knowing what season you are in is a part of living in and on purpose is all about being present. You intentionally live out every area of your life. Knowing what season of life you are in can be tricky so sometimes being aware of your season and season changes is also important. Most places that experience the change from summer to fall or winter to spring start to notice the weather changes. The trees and flowers start to change and even the clothes you where start to change.

If things seem to be frustrating, stressful, or overwhelming in your life, before you start spazzing out because things aren’t the way you want them to be, check your surroundings to see if the season you are in is changing or to see if it has already changed yet you are still holding on to what was. If you notice a change, then know that it’s time to go with the flow and adapt to the season at hand.

As we transition from 2014 to 2015, take some time to examine and identify which season you are in and ask God to help you rest in that season until it’s time to transition out of that season. Be in the moment of the season, enjoy that time, and learn whatever life lessons you are supposed to learn. Don’t be so rushed to go to the next seasons and phase of you life that you miss opportunities to enjoy where you are. Really get clear on your current season.

  • Are you in a sowing season (Spring)?
  • Are you in a budding season(Summer)?
  • Are in a reaping season (Fall)?
  • Are you in a hibernating season (Winter)?

Take some time this week to identify your current seasons of your life… now keep in mind that you may be in different seasons at different times… you could be a sowing season of your business but a reaping season in your marriage. All areas of your life will not be in the same season as the same time.

Until next time… to thine own self be TRUE, for out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth SPEAKS.

Continue to Live Life IN & ON Purpose.

Detra
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Please Take My 2014 Customer/Reader Survey

Do you have a few minutes to take my 2014 Customer Feedback Survey?

If you have noticed (or maybe you haven’t), I have been a bit quiet on social media and via my blog.  Well I am taking a break to get ready for 2015.  I don’t want to be getting readywhen it arrives, I want to be ready.  Well in order to be ready and have what you need to live your life in and on purpose, I need to know exactly what you need.  So what better way than to just ask.  :)

You see as I am planning for next year, my desire is to create products, programs and services that are better and more relevant to your needs and interests. To do that, I need to know more about YOU. As a result, I have created my 2014 Customer Feedback Survey.

Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me design my content specifically for you.

Your input is important to me. The survey is pretty simple to fill out. The survey results are completely anonymous. I can’t tell who said what. And it will only take a few minutes of your time.

Yep, I’m Happy to Help. Take Me to the Survey!

Thanks in advance for your help.

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What Are You Going To Do About It?

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this is the question God posed to me a few weeks ago when I was complaining

(yes even I have those moments)…

Yes God posed this question when I was complaining about a few things that just didn’t seem to be going the way I wanted them to. Have you ever been there *|FNAME|*?  You know where you have these high expectations about something and it just doesn’t go exactly as planned.  Well this was me a few weeks ago.

I was actually walking around the house talking out loud.  You know, not really talking to God but talking so He could hear me. :)  Well right in the midst of my complaining, He said you’ve been saying this for some time now.  What are you going to do about it?

Huh? Did I hear what I thought I heard.

Yep… I sure did.

You see I had gotten so used to everything falling into place that when it seemed to be taking longer than I wanted or didn’t go as planned, I was frustrated. The problem was, I wasn’t really doing anything about it except run my mouth.  Can you relate? You want things to change but you aren’t really doing anything about it to change the situation. The voice I heard was very clear. If you want something different, what are you going to do about it to bring about a different result?

So of course as you know, when I learn, I teach… or coach… so I want to post the same question to you… WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

Whether it is your job, your marriage, your weight, your friends, your aspirations, your money, WHATEVER IT IS…. how long will you keep talking about it before you actually do something about it?

No, maybe it didn’t’ work out the way you wanted but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world.  It just means you have to go back to the drawing board and figure out a different way to approach your problem or situation.  Sometimes you need to be challenged to come out of your comfort zone.  You need to be pushed out of average and mediocre into exceptional, fabulous and phenomenal.  I believe you have everything in you to be who God created you to be, but sometimes situations and circumstances cause our creativity to lie dormant.  Not anymore.  You have to take personal responsibility for this next move you are getting ready to take.  Enough talking about how it didn’t work or how it wasn’t what you thought.  Sometimes, God is waiting for the right time to blow your mind with His awesomeness.  He just needs you to close your mouth and get moving.  He won’t move until you do.

Your assignment:
Do something about it! Take some time to really identify what you are struggling with.  What have you been complaining, murmuring, or just talking about for way too long?  Now Think about one thing you can DO instead of running your mouth, then do it.  Close your lips and get moving.  Put together a plan of action. Map out your strategy and then get moving.

Want to take it step further, book a 90 Minute Heart-Storming Session, so we can you doing instead of talking.

Not sure if my 90 Minute Heart-Storming Session is right for you? Then schedule a 30 Minute Get Acquainted Session with me.  This gives me the chance to get to know you, learn more about what challenges you and see if I am able to help.

Until next time…
Live.Love.Lead In & On Purpose
Detra

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Repetition + Consistency = Success

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The question is what exactly are you doing over and over again…

Over these last few months I have been watching my son learn and grow day by day as a result of attending pre-school.  He is learning songs, letters, numbers, colors and tons of other things.  For some reason over the weekend, it dawned on me that repetition plus consistency equals success.  There is a quote by Aristotle that says “we are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.

What if I changed this statement around and said that we are what we repeatedly do, ‘mediocrity, settling, being average,’ then is not an act, but a habit.  How does that change your perspective in how you view what you do on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis?

Is what you are repeatedly doing bringing you closer to the life and purpose you desire?

My son comes home singing songs that he has learned and listened to repeatedly on a daily basis.  He is learning his letters and colors.  Why?  Because everyday, they review colors and a letter of the week.  This week is H or I.  When we are out, he is recognizing colors and certain letters in words.

Why because repetition + consistency = success.

<< Test First Name >>, just think about how you first learned the ABC song… by repetition and consistency, right?.  If it worked then... don’t you think it would work now.

My coaching question for you is …

What are you repeatedly doing that is leading to the success you desire?
Or
Is what you are repeatedly doing leading to a life of mediocrity and average living?

Just yesterday, a General in the Faith was killed in a plane crash.  Although he wasn’t someone I studied from and I didn’t know much about him, I have numerous friends who loved Dr. Munroe’s teachings.  He was known for teaching about purpose and living intentionally.  His life is an example that you can be here today and gone tomorrow.  He was on a private plane headed to host his annual Global Leadership Forum, set to take place today.

From what I did know about Dr. Munroe, he lived an intentional and full life.  He was intentional about living in and on purpose and teaching others how to do the same.  He was clear about why he was hear and he did things on a daily basis to achieve the success he desired.

Can you say the same? 

Can you say that the things you repeatedly and consistently do lead to the life, love and work you desire?

If the answer is yes, then keep on keeping on. But if deep down inside you know that what you are doing isn’t giving you the results you desire, then it’s time to make a change. Only you have the power to change what isn’t working in your life.  No need to keep doing something over and over again and expecting different results.  That is what we call insanity, right?  If you want different, do different.

Your assignment: 
Identify what you do repeatedly and consistently and then figure out if it’s working for you or not.  If so, continue on… If not, it’s time for a change.

If you want to take it step further, book a 90 Minute Heart-Storming Session, so we can get you repeatedly doing what breeds success instead of mediocrity.

Until next time…
Live.Love.Lead In & On Purpose
Detra

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61 days away…

Happy November!!!

We have two months left in this year.

What are you going to do with those 61 days? A year from now you will wish you had started today!  No need in having another set of regrets.  No need in thinking back one year from now thinking… I should have just started.

Pick one thing you said you would do this time last year and do it today.

Then let me know what you did below in the comments.

Have the faith to take the first step.

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