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Quitting is NOT an Option

Quitting is NOT an option

Now before you jump on this and refute the topic of this week’s message. Stay with me for a moment.

Last week I was faced with a decision. Some things weren’t panning out the way I had anticipated and I had the thought of just postponing my plans. Before making the final decision, as with most decisions, (yes as a type A personality, I don’t always consult with God on his plan for my life, but that’s another message) I went to the Lord in prayer. I asked what I should do. I sat quietly and the Lord immediately spoke to me saying, “you will keep going. Quitting, pausing, or postponing is not an option and would be too easy. You will stay the course and you will do the work.”

I sat there for a few seconds and internally said “ok.”

This story is still evolving so I can’t tell you how it ends just yet, but just know that since that conversation, things have started falling into place. But more importantly, I am doing the work.

This was never supposed to be about perfection but progression. I wanted things to happen a certain way and because, I felt like I had made a mistake or the timing was off.

So let me ask you something…

  • What are you supposed to be doing that just doesn’t seem to be coming together? 
  • What has God given you to do and because it’s seems harder than you thought, you’ve decided to push back the timetable?
  • Or you’ve decided to just quit thinking it wasn’t meant to be?

I will tell you like I was told last week during my prayer time …
“You will keep going. Quitting, pausing, or postponing is not an option and would be too easy. You will stay the course and you will do the work.”
Get back in position. Get back on track. And as Beyoncé says, get into formation.

You see quitting, postponing, and pushing things back would be too easy. You’d be let off the hook. You start again and then it got hard, you do what you are doing now.

Not happening.

You’re going to do the work.
You’re going to stay the course.
You’re to follow the plan.

It’s just as simple as that.

It was never promised that life would be easy. It was never promised that we wouldn’t have to put some sweat equity into this thing called life.

Maybe you’ve gotten discouraged because you’re working to fix your finances and things just don’t seem to turning around as quickly as you’d like. Are you putting the work or are you expecting things to work out on their own. You haven’t changed what you do or how you do it. 

Listen, nothing changes if nothing changes.

DO THE WORK! 

Maybe you want your marriage to turn around for the better but you’re waiting on him/her to do something before you put in any work. Well then you don’t want it bad enough. What are you doing to create the marriage you desire? What changes have YOU made?

I could offer tons of examples but the premise of this message is this….

Stop thinking that because things aren’t going as expected, that you’re supposed to quit, post pone or push things back.

I know I know I know… there are times when quitting, letting go, pushing things back, is just what the doctor ordered.

This is not one of them.

Not when faith is involved and God has positioned you for greater and to do something you know you can’t do on your own. This is one of those times where you have to do what you can, so God can do what you can’t.

Do your part. Get back in the game. Get your mind and your heart back on track. Focus. Hone in. Get moving.

Even in the midst of the valleys and the dark alleys…

Stay the course. Keep your eyes on the prize. Push until you can’t push anymore.

Fight for your life.
Fight for your dreams.
Fight for your marriage.
Fight for your family.
Fight for your sanity.
Fight for your health.

No matter what it is…

QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION. 


Stop thinking that because things aren’t going as expected, that you’re supposed to quit, post pone, or push things back.
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Your assignment:

This week, I want you to identify whatever you contemplated quitting, postponing or pushing back. Then, I want you to the get quiet, refocus, reframe, listen for instructions, then do what you’ve been putting off.  It’s just that simple. Reposition if you need to. Cut some things off if need be. Be get back in the game. Get your mind and your heart in sync, so your words and actions can follow.

Trust that He who began a good work in you, shall complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.  God didn’t bring you this far to leave you.  Could it be that he’s holding out to see if you want it bad enough.  He hasn’t moved, because you haven’t moved.  He will move on your behalf, when you do.

Until Next Time…

Hug + Love + Prayers

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Handle burnout before burnout handles you

Handle burnout before burnout handles you.

Now a days we are so busy that we are walking around here like the energizer bunny. We just keep going and going and going.

Between you and me … That’s not how it’s supposed to be.

Some of you my dear sisters are running yourselves ragged. You are tired, irritable, agitated, stressed, anxious, and just darn overwhelmed.

Well let me let you in on a little secret… If you don’t slow down and go sit down somewhere (some of you need to go lie down), you are going to go down.

Yes I said it.

I know you want to support everyone and you want to be super woman but if haven’t noticed, it isn’t working, is it? No I didn’t think so.

You see I’ve been there. Trying to be all things to all people with no one being anything to me. Or least partly because I wouldn’t let them help me. I didn’t want people to think I was weak or that I couldn’t handle everything I had going on. On the other hand, I also just thought running myself ragged (not intentionally) was what you were supposed to do, right?

WRONG!

Somewhere along this journey no one told me it was ok to say no. No one told me it was okay to put me first. No one said that if I kept going at the pace I was going, I’d finally crash. And guess what I crashed. I was exhausted, I was moody and I didn’t understand why no one stopped this train wreck before it had happened.

I will tell you why …

Because most of us women are all doing the same thing and we all think it’s what we are supposed to be doing. Most of us saw our mothers, aunts, grandmothers and other women in our immediate circle do it. Not knowing that they so wanted the rest, therefore I am giving you permission to take a break before you burnout.

So how exactly do you handle burnout before it handles you…

  • Say no
  • Set boundaries  
  • Know your stress triggers
  • Re-teach people how to treat you
  • Let yourself off the hook
  • Stop worrying about what people think so much
  • Unplug
  • Rest

There are so many more suggestions that I could share but I’ll leave you with these eight for now…  I think they are pretty self explanatory.

Get settled in and comfortable saying no and setting boundaries. Know those stress triggers that set you off and be aware when other people, places, and things set those triggers off.  If you have had a habit of letting people just treat you any kind of way, you need to re-teach them how to treat you according to your new normal. It is your responsibility to help them unlearn some of the habits they have been used to using.

Learn to let yourself off the hook.  It’s ok that you aren’t perfect.  It’s okay that you don’t have it all together.  It’s okay that you don’t have all the answers.  IT IS OKAY.  Let yourself off the hook.  God still smiles when you cross His mind.  Once you learn to let yourself off of the hook, understand that the freedom you desire comes when you stop worrying about what people think.  Who cares what they think.  I mean really…. who cares?  Why is their opinion so important? I want you to be more worried about what God thinks than what ‘people‘ think.

In order to stop worrying about what people think, you may need to unplug.  Cut the phone off, get off of social media, pray, journal, meditate.  Take a break from the tv and all of the ripping and running.  So whatever you need to do so long as you unplug and get quiet so that you can recharge.  Lastly, unplugging allows you to rest.

Your turn…

  • Pick one or two of the suggestions I gave you on how to handle burnout before it handles you and begin implementing them immediately.  Start small and then work you way up to integrating them all into your life.

If this resonated with you, share your comments below and feel free to share so that other women who read this can glean from your wisdom too.

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Until next time….

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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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Take the first step — TODAY!

Take the First Step TODAY

Here we are at the last and third of the three points I shared on the New Year New You 2014 Tele-Event.  Just as a recap,  the first point I shared with the women to help them live in and on purpose was to Do it Afraid.  At some point in our lives, we get to a place were we can no longer let fear get in the way of purpose and destiny.  Then I encouraged you to ‘Stop living for them and start living for YOU!’ You can not and will not be who and what God has called you to be if you continue to be what and who ‘they’ want you to be.  When you finally come to that fork in the road where you know that it’s time to walk in your uniqueness and  ‘differentness’ you need to make sure the path you take is the path designed for you by God NOT by others.

Now as we transition to the last step I gave, in order for you to do it afraid, and start living for you, you MUST take the first step TODAY!  YES… do something.

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Most times we are waiting for the right time but that day will never come if you don’t take the first step.  I saw a sign that said ‘you can’t wait for all of the lights to turn green because they never will.’  I’m not sure who said it but it’s true.  Waiting for the perfect time to start means you will be waiting forever.  In his book, “In a pit with a lion on a snowy day,” Mark Batterson says,

‘that taking no risks is the greatest risk of all.’

He later goes on to say,

‘What sets lion chasers apart isn’t the outcome.  It’s the courage to chase God-sized dreams.  Lion chasers don’t let their fear or doubts keep them from doing what God has called them to do…. I’m absolutely convinced that our greatest regrets in life will be missed opportunities.’

You see the reason you haven’t taken the first step may not be because you are waiting for things to be perfect (or maybe it is) but that’s just the excuse that you use.  Things will never be perfect even when you get a rhythm going once you get started.  Things happen and life happens.  So expecting things to be perfect just sets you up for even more disappointment.  So let that go!  However let’s get back to what you are really covering up and deal with why you haven’t started.

Could it be that you are afraid… YES.. AFRAID…

  • afraid of failing
  • afraid of what ‘they’ might have to say about you venturing out to do something they ‘dream’ about doing but won’t attempt
  • afraid of disappointing people and yourself
  • afraid it won’t work
  • afraid it may work
  • afraid that if you quit your job and it doesn’t work, you don’t have anything to fall back on
  • afraid that the voice you hear and the tug you feel really isn’t from God

Believe me I’ve been there and once I told myself (well actually it was God) that if I didn’t try I would never know.  I took the first step. That’s right… in order to find out if it will or won’t work, you have to take the first step and you have to take it TODAY!

You will not become an expert overnight.  It takes time but it will never happen until you take the first step.  Think about it about it this way…

“The expert in anything was once a novice or a beginner.”

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The more risks and steps you take, the easier it becomes.  Moving in spite of how you feel is called faith and faith is what drives fear right out of the way.  With each step you take, each day you build your faith and minimize your fear.  The only reason fear has so much power is because it’s what you are giving the most attention.  You’ve heard me say this (or read it it previous blog posts) what you feed grows.  If you feed fear… it will continue to paralyze and assassinate your dreams, purpose, goals and aspirations.  But when you feed faith… My GOD!  That’s when things start to happen.

Just put one foot in front of the other and take it one day, one step, one minute and one second at a time.  It’s the exact way you would eat an elephant… one bit at a time.  Maybe you’ve never heard of that before but when my coaching clients are having a hard time accomplishing BIG GOD-sized dreams and goals I ask them… how do you eat an elephant?  Either I get this strange silence on the other end of the phone or I get strange looks… because at first they aren’t sure how you would tackle something so huge. But then when I share that the answer is one bite at a time… they all say… ooooohhhhhh it makes sense now.

So here’s your assignment, think about that one goal, dream or vision (just one for now because I don’t want to overwhelm you) and ask yourself what one thing can I do today.  Then I want you to write it down and then I want you to GET YOUR BUTT MOVING!  It’s just that simple, I don’t want you to overthink it.  What one thing can you do today?  Once you’ve figured it out– DO IT!  Then share it with me below in the comments section. I want to be able to help cheer you on as you push into purpose!

Don’t wait another day. Take the first step… TODAY!

Until next time….

Choose to live in and on purpose!

Hugs…

Detra
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Do what works for YOU, not them.

Do what works for you

I know you have probably wondered where the motivational minutes have disappeared to.  Well for the time being I have transitioned my blog posts to focus more on helping you live life in and on purpose as well as challenging you to break free from the societal status quo that many of us have lived within.  For example, it’s been about two years since I started the motivational minutes on this blog.  My main reason was at the time that I had my first child, I could barely read anything longer than a minute.  I was a new mom, very overwhelmed with my new ‘normal’ and I was a little frustrated because I wasn’t able to read, pray, study or do anything like I used to do prior to my son being born.

You see as a speaker and a coach I thrive off of being able to spend droves of time reading, researching and sharing.  None of which I could do for extended periods of time.  So one day as I was going through some of my son’s unopened baby shower gifts, I came across a small motivational quote book.  The quotes were short enough to give me a jolt of inspiration.  I began thinking ” who else is in the same boat as I am and who could also use something short but sweet and powerful.”  This is how the motivational minutes began.

Well it’s been two years (my son just turned two in September) and I’m feeling this tug from God that it’s time to do something different.  To be honest, I’m not sure what it is but I know that God is calling me to something else.   So for now (or for the next two years) I will focus on going from motivation and inspiration to transformation. I want to write in such a way that helps you go from information to application and then transformation.  I want you to be able to take realistic and actionable steps toward living God’s best life for you.

Now I will say that I was a little worried that those who depend on the daily motivational minutes would miss it. I was concerned about being able to write in such a way that would produce what God wants for you and for your life.  More importantly I was more concerned about you than I was about me and that wasn’t good because then I started to focus more on what works for you instead of what works for me.  Meaning I got so caught up in being comfortable with what worked that I was afraid to try something different.

  • Have you ever been there?
  • Has God ever called you out of your comfort zone into his faith zone?
  • A place that you aren’t so sure of all of the details but you know it’s where you are supposed to be?  

If so, then you know what I am feeling. If not, live long enough and you’ll feel that tug too at some point.

Sometimes even when it doesn’t make sense, you have to do what works for you.  Even when others don’t understand or when they don’t want to understand, you still have to do what works for you.  There is a saying that says, if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

I believe that if God is calling you out of a relationship, or into a new position or to start a business, or to try something new, different and exciting, He will most certainly guide you every step of the way.   You just have to take the first step.

I was on a prayer call the other day for something I am doing called the Surrender Fast and the host, Dr. Celeste Owens said that “fear drives disobedience.  You are either driven by fear or love.”  I thought WOW how powerful… YES the reason I sometimes don’t do what God instructs is because I am fearful that I am unable to fulfill what he is asking, especially if I feel ill-equipped.

What about you?

I think what we fail to realize is that the bible is very clear that God uses the foolish things to confound the wise and he uses the weak to confound or confuse the strong.  YES… you aren’t supposed to have all of the answers, you aren’t supposed to be able to do it in YOUR OWN strength but more importantly, you have to do what works for you and not for everyone else.  Doing what works for you may not always feel go nor will it always make sense to you but if you trust God and trust that He has your best interest at heart, you know that it will work out for you in the end.

DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! — 

Stop comparing yourself to what others are doing.

Stop worrying so much about other people and start focusing on what YOU are supposed to be doing.

Stop thinking that what God is calling you to is supposed to look like what ‘they’ are doing.  It isn’t!

It’s original, unique and set apart JUST FOR YOU!

Your turn…

What has God been speaking to you about doing that you’ve resisted because it’s new or your feel unqualified to complete the assignment?  Why are you so fearful of taking that first step? Are you more worried about what ‘they’ are going to say or think? Are you worried that you aren’t qualified to do the assignment? 

Take some time to ponder on these questions and get real with yourself, then write down your answers.

Lastly, after you’ve done this, GET STARTED!

Take your next best step and let God guide you.
Until next time….

Here’s to you living life IN & ON Purpose…
Detra
Detra M. Trueheart — {Speaker | Life Coach}
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Thankful Thursday – Motivational Minute 427

It’s Thankful Thursday!!

Today’s Motivational Minute is… Be Thankful (even when all hell breaks loose!)

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It’s Thankful Thursday!

As someone who has thirteen year old twin nieces and one who works very closely with teen girls, this post is very timely for me.

Why you might ask?

Yesterday a 13 year old girl who had been missing since Saturday or Sunday, was found dead behind the garage of a home in the city where I reside.  On the same day, another teen who had been missing for about two weeks was found alive, but had suffered much trauma.  In a world where are youth are not safe to be out in the streets until the lights come on anymore, is scary.  However, in spite of it all, God is clear that we are to give thanks in all things for this is the will of God in our lives.  It may not make sense to us but God knows all and sees all and we have to trust that there is purpose in everything we go through, even our pain.  It is said that for some people, their purpose was birthed out of their pain.  So on this day, take a moment to give thanks unto God not only for life and the safety of our children, but also give thanks to God for your pain.  Whether you choose to admit it or not, purpose can come from it.

Please keep both of these families in prayer during this time.

YOUR TURN… on this Thankful Thursday, tell me, how you stay thankful and grateful when hell breaks loose and everything hits the fan?

Here’s to you living life IN & ON Purpose…

Detra

Detra M. Trueheart,

Speaker | Life Coach

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Tenacious Tuesday – Motivational Minute 415

It’s Tenacious Tuesday!

Today’s Motivational Minute is…

YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES!

On this Tenacious Tuesday, I want you know that in spite of what your inner critic, your past and maybe even your present is telling you, you have what it takes.  During this time in my life, I am embarking on some new things personally and professionally and some days it gets scary to venture out into unchartered territory.

Sometimes, I start thinking…

  • Am I on the right track?
  • Can I do what God is telling me to do?
  • Am hearing Him correctly?

If you are having similar thoughts, the answer to all of these questions is YES!  I am hear to tell you what the Lord has been speaking to me,  not only do you have what it takes, but it will take all you’ve got in order for it to come to pass.  Don’t half-step or play around with it because once you give it all you’ve got, God will kick in His grace, mercy and favor and help you out.  I’ve learned that when we do our part-the natural, it then frees God up to do His part-the super.  When you put His SUPER with your NATURAL, there’s no stopping you!

YOUR TURN… on this Tenacious Tuesday, what has your inner critic, your past or even your present been saying to you to make you feel as though you don’t have what it takes?  How do you persevere past those challenges that come to keep you from the things that bring you closer to purpose and destiny?

Share your thoughts in the comments section. I would love to hear from you and so would our followers. There may be someone who just might be blessed by what you share!

Here’s to you living life IN & ON Purpose…

Detra

Detra M. Trueheart,

Your Life Empowerment Coach

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Tenacious Tuesday – Motivational Minute 410

It’s Tenacious Tuesday!

Today’s Motivational Minute is..

WALK IN YOUR GREATNESS WITHOUT APOLOGY!

On this Tenacious Tuesday, Be bold, Be daring, Be tenacious… Go after your dreams and your goals with no apology.  Remember everyone won’t get you and that’s ok.  You don’t need everyone on your team to walk in the greatness that resides inside of you. Stop looking for people to affirm and confirm you.  That’s God’s job and he’s already done it so get to moving!  Not to mention there will be some people who will NEVER affirm or confirm you and if you keep waiting on them,  you will be waiting FOREVER!

YOUR TURN… on this Tenacious Tuesday, tell me how has people pleasing held you back?  Since you know there’s greatness within you why would you allow someone else to give you permission to walk in it?

Share your thoughts in the comments section. I would love to hear from you. There may be someone who just might be blessed by what you share!

Here’s to you living life IN & ON Purpose…

Detra

Detra M. Trueheart,

Your Life Empowerment Coach

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Success Breeds Success…

Success Breeds Success

As I was online today, I found myself on the website of the daughter of one of the entrepreneurs I follow. As I was perusing through her site, this saying popped into my spirit,

Success breeds success.” and “Iron sharpens iron.”

I noticed in reading her bio that her parents had been the key to helping her become successful in the pursuit of her goals. She watched and then emulated their successes, thus becoming an author, entrepreneur and speaker all under the age of 25.

She had people around her to bring out the greatness within and help to sharpen her skills, gifts, and talents. As I was on her site it got me to thinking about the many people out there who may have goals that you want to accomplish whether personal or professional. You may not have parents who run successful businesses or have people in your life who help you to become your best, but you desire to go to another level in a certain area of your life.

Well I’m here to tell you that it’s possible. There are many people who didn’t have what this young lady has but have still launched successful businesses and personal lives they can be proud of.

Why?

Because they found successful people to follow and model their lives after.

You can do it too!

Here’s how:

Find people in your life, circle or even online who model a life that you desire whether it’s spiritual, physical, intellectual, professional, financial… you get the point. Study them, ask them questions if you can, and learn what they did to get where they are. Read their books if they’ve written any, watch their youtube videos if they have any, study them.

As the title of the post is called… Success breeds success. If you want to be successful you MUST start surrounding yourself with people, places and things that breed success. Now keep in mind that you have to define success for yourself. Don’t let anyone try to dictate ‘their’ definition of success and make you fit into it. Many times we try to put on someone else’s goals and aspirations without ever considering what success looks like for us. Take some time and really think about that. But while doing that pay attention to those around you who may be a few steps ahead of you, you can ask questions and inquire about how they got to where they are. You might even be able to work with them as your coach or mentor at a cost. Either way you are positioning yourself to reap the level of success you desire.

By surrounding yourself with people, places, and things that breed success, it helps keep you sharp, focused and in tune with your dreams and goals. Iron sharpens iron and if you don’t have anyone in your circle who can sharpen you, check you and even rebuke you, then you need to start looking for those individuals NOW! You need some people in your life who view things from a different perspective, who will ask the hard questions, who will challenge you and who will keep you accountable. This keeps you sharp!

Bishop T.D. Jakes says, “if you are the smartest person in the room or in your circle, then you need a new room and a new circle.”

You need people who can pull you up. You need people who can teach you something new and who can challenge you. You need people who will ask questions that make you think or give you a different perspective.

This is how success breeds success and how iron sharpens iron. This is how you get to the next level. This is how you never get complacent, or mediocre, and just plain average. God has placed so much more inside you, so there is no use in trying to dumb down your greatness just because you weren’t born into an ‘ideal’ family or ‘perfect’ circumstance. There are way too many resources available for you to use this excuse. I’m not buying in to it!

When you don’t have what everyone or someone else has, using what God gave you and thinking outside the box is how you stay on top of your game in your finances, your health, your job, your business, your industry, your ministry, and any other area of your life that you desire to excel in.

Just because you weren’t born into it doesn’t mean you can’t have it!

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