Monday, November 11, 2019

Have Fun, But Don’t Get Fired: Tips On Surviving The Office Holiday Party by Jacqueline Miller

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In case you didn’t get the memo, it’s not that kind of party.
The term “party” is almost a bit misleading. Different rules and expectations apply when it’s the office party vs. a social event with friends or family members.
With an increasing number of public allegations of sexual assaults being reported beginning with Harvey Weinstein accusers, and more recently Cuba Gooding Jr., it behooves everyone to revisit, refresh and reacquaint themselves with what is considered appropriate social behavior.
The following five tips may prove helpful in minimizing any regrettable incidents, especially during the holiday party season:

1. Know in advance whether attendance at the event is optional or required. Even if it’s the former, I always recommend showing up, if only for a few minutes. Your boss or your colleagues may feel as if you are not a team player, that you don’t view them, your department, etc. as important if you are noticeably absent. 
2. Attire for the office party is usually not the same as that for the nightclub. You want to be appropriately dressed for the occasion and not the topic of discussion in the office the next morning. Sis, be mindful of too much cleavage. Yes, it’s 2019 and yes, cleavage is beautiful, but it’s not considered professional for most business functions. If you’re not accustomed to walking in them, now is probably not the time to wear your never-been-worn six-inch red bottoms. One slip and fall and your night will be a wrap. 
3. If there is dancing, remember that yours should take place on the dance floor, not on top of the bar, on the window ledge or any other “special” places. Please keep your dance moves respectful, by office party standards. Humping, grinding and twerking should probably not be a part of your repertoire. Get a room.
4. If a sit-down dinner is to be served, it helps to brush up on your knowledge of a proper table setting. Nothing is more embarrassing than being too afraid to begin the meal because you don’t know which water glass is yours, or which fork to use first. 
5. To say that you should drink responsibly is an understatement. Know your limits. You want to be sober in order to get yourself home safely, no matter the mode of transportation. However, you also want to be able to remember the night’s event the next morning.

Just in case you need more reminders, I’ve compiled a few key do’s and don’t’s:
DON’TS
  • Don’t use the event as your office version of speed dating or Match.com. Flirting (within reason) and socializing are fine. However, it should not be evident to all who are present that you are desperately looking to find your future husband, wife or hookup.
  • While networking in the business arena is commonplace, don’t be excessive with conversations about work. i.e., why you deserve a raise, why it’s not fair that Bob or Monique got a promotion, etc. People are there to enjoy the party, not to be a part of your venting session and most attendees really want a break from day-to-day work conversation.
  • Don’t violate company policy. If the company’s policy states, “Employees Only Invited”- abide by it. Don’t think you’re going to go unnoticed bringing a plus one. Someone always notices.

DO’s
  • Avoid office gossip. Period. 
  • Do mingle and become familiar with people whom you either don’t know very well or don’t get to socialize with often. I once witnessed an employee sitting outside of the ballroom reading a book. Not recommended behavior. 
  • Do refrain from taking photos of colleagues for the sole purpose of embarrassing them on social media. Many companies now have policies forbidding the use of cameras at company functions for this very reason.
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy said it best, “You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you’re not ‘professional’ any more.”
The venue for your office party is not Vegas, and what happens there is likely not going to stay there.
Across America, some folks are likely going to lose their jobs because of their behavior at this year’s holiday party. To all the high-achievers of the world, take heed and do all things necessary to ensure that you aren’t one of them.
Happy holiday!


Jacqueline Miller is a certified life coach, speaker, author, grief support facilitator, writer and career and leadership consultant for working moms. A former senior human resources executive, she is also skilled in helping leading-edge organizations to boost their success factor, by delivering essential business and soft skills training workshops, designed to cultivate a workforce of high-performing talent.

Follow her on Twitter @mogulmomdujour

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Here’s Why You May Have Been Unfriended, Blocked Or Simply Ignored On Social Media by Jacqueline Miller

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Hey, BOSS lady! Looking to maximize your social media relationships, but find yourself being unfriended, blocked, or simply ignored? If the answer is “YES,” to both, then I encourage you to continue reading. I’ve compiled some recommended dos and don’ts aka social media etiquette, to assist you when navigating and networking online:
Your first connection with someone on social media SHOULD NOT involve:
1. A SALES PITCH, A REQUEST FOR A DONATION OR ANY TYPE OF SOLICITATION. Make an effort to get to know the individual somewhat before expecting them to support one of your initiatives or make a purchase.
2. A REQUEST FOR A “PICK YOUR BRAIN SESSION.” Success requires sacrifice. The knowledge that you want to pick from an entrepreneur’s brain (usually for free), probably cost that individual a hefty price to acquire. Respect the hustle and take measures to establish a genuine connection before asking for valuable information, especially that which you expect to receive at no or minimal cost.
3. REPETITIVE, INTRUSIVE BEHAVIORS. Including but not limited to daily casual messenger/direct message contact. Examples would include, sending messages requesting that something is forwarded for good luck, to 10 of your friends, etc., adding people to groups without consent, or tagging people in posts unnecessarily. If you have never clicked “like” or commented on someone’s post, how can you consider it OK to tag him or her in a post about your upcoming project or event?
Regardless of your relationship with an individual or the longevity of your connection, you SHOULD consider the following:
1. DO INTERACT, SHARE, LIKE, AND/OR COMMENT ON THEIR POSTS PERIODICALLY. If your contact only occurs when you need something from a person, do not be surprised if you hear crickets in response to your requests for assistance.
2. BE OF SERVICE, BEFORE EXPECTING TO RECEIVE IT. Make referrals and initiate introductions of like-minded people. However, be sure to make contact with the individuals separately to ask for their permission first. For a variety of reasons, not everyone may be open to the idea. Share relevant information that may be of use to your connections. However, do keep in mind that just because it’s of interest to you does not make it of interest to someone else. This practice of sharing is most effective when you actually follow the individual on social media, observe their posted content, and know what actually may interest them.
3. SEND A NOTE OF THANKS FOR A CONNECTION. Taking 10 seconds to do this is recommended, especially if you are the individual initiating the contact and have hopes of doing business with them in the future.
All healthy relationships require nurturing, whether on or offline. Stop treating social media like speed dating. “Hit it and quit it” interactions can be costly. The more professional you are in your communication with people, the more value your “social media currency” will become. The more valuable your “social media currency” is, the more likely your chances of establishing collaborative business relationships and the more likely you won’t be one of the friends deleted when an influencer’s maximum friends’ connection number has been reached.
Jacqueline Miller is a certified life coach, speaker, author, grief support facilitator, writer and career and leadership consultant for working moms. A former senior human resources executive, she is also skilled in helping leading-edge organizations to boost their success factor, by delivering essential business and soft skills training workshops, designed to cultivate a workforce of high-performing talent.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Entrepreneurship turns us into being a BOSS by Deborah Allen

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Entrepreneurship - the activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. Entrepreneurship turns us into being a BOSS. It requires that you bring your boss mentality forward and build. Entrepreneurship is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Many people do not understand the work, finances, sacrifice, resources, and tenacity it takes to start and grow a business. Most importantly you must be business minded, as well as boss minded. Your mindset is everything as you plan, start, nurture and develop your business. As an entrepreneur, you are the vision for the business. It’s detrimental that you know the plan and mission for the business. Everything the company is, are going to be, will be birthed from the plan you have for it. This is a huge undertaking and should be taken on with great thought and consideration. It’s easy to say you are the boss but to take full ownership of everything that happens in your business can be unsettling. You are the business and most likely you will be the one to put most of the capital into it. The boss must be a leader and lead by example. By being the boss you set the pulse for the business. I truly believe that leaders lead at all times. As you lead with wisdom your staff will follow. As a boss you must operate to be successful for yourself and the staff that is depending on you to provide employment. Boss build a solid team around you. Be a great boss.
Business is definitely a huge risk that comes with uncertainty. When you become an entrepreneur you must boss all the way up. Be willing and able to make the hard decisions that comes from being the leader. Do not push your responsibility off on others for you are the brand of your business. Entrepreneurship can and does come with loss & struggles. Most of the time when starting off there is no profit. Boss, it can also cost you everything. As the boss, you take the greatest risk of all. Know if there is no pain no glory. As the boss, the financial responsibility lies with you ultimately. The boss is responsible to pay the staff and taxes on the business. As the boss, you must pay your staff even if you do not get paid. There are many businesses that start but close within the first three years of opening. Operating capital can wipe out boss finances. But work the vision you have boss. Walk the process out. Boss be confident and your confidence will inspire your staff and others around you.

Entrepreneurship definitely requires you to be responsible.  Boss make sure you lead with integrity. Be honorable and steady. People put their lives as well as their family lives in your hands. Bosses walk your business plans out. Be courageous and lead without fear & be the boss.

Learn more about Deborah at 
Website: prophetessdeborahallen.com 
Twitter: @ladydeballen


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

BOSS Spotlight Feature: Bernice Jackson

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It is a privilege to be part of such an amazing group of women on the BOSS Network. Thank you for the opportunity to shine. I truly didn’t have that glamorous successful life that so many women here have had. I didn’t know I would end up a single parent of 4, working 2-3 jobs just to keep a roof over our head and food in our belly. My hard work did pay off with great successful kids.  Once my last kid was grown, I sat back, lifted my head up and realized I didn’t live for me during that time. But, I’m still standing and now, I’m an entrepreneur working hard to build a business of motivating others, through apparel and promotional items and books. Also, I’m on a journey of finding what makes ME happy.


What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career?

Some obstacles were not having a support system and help; and of course the, “if you give me something free then I will advertise for you”, “your prices are too high”, “I don’t know your company so I don’t want to use my credit card”; the list goes on.  My “will” cannot be broken. I joined the BOSS Network to find new circles to surround myself with. 

What inspired you to break into your particular industry?

It was accidental for me. This business was actually a partnership with my daughter who is an artist. I found myself learning adobe suite and creating some awesome custom designs that my customers loved. Being able to create and write again is awesome. 


How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance?

I have created a daily work chart and placed my repetitive tasks for each day of the week on the calendar. I prioritized my daily scheduled diligently and make sure I include time to take care of me as much as possible.  I make sure I include some out of the box adventures.

What is an inspirational quote that you live by?

“Rooted in me means, I will fight for my own success, I will fight through my own failures, I will create my own adventures and through the strength of my roots, I will live life to the fullest”. By Bernice Jackson

Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?

My mother played a big role in keeping me motivated and pushing through.  No matter what hit her, she found a way to get up and keep moving. I’m grateful for her love of reading, which transcended down to me, and her recipe for biscuits and gravy.   Harriette Tubman, Madam C.J. Walker, Maya Angelou are some of my influencers because, through adversity, they kept getting up. I now realize that I haven’t earned the right to give up.

What are your "must-haves" to keep your career or business going strong?

To keep my business going I would want a support system that is encouraging and whom I can encourage along this journey and better marketing to increase sales. An assistant with design experience wouldn’t hurt either.

What is your definition of a BOSS?


A BOSS is a confident adventurous visionary, who leads and inspire others to be more today than they were yesterday. 

Provide us with two words that describe you?


Adventurous Risk Taker”

Learn more about Bernice at www.riseofdarkdawn.com 
Twitter: @riseofdarkdawn


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Don’t Let Being A Boss Burn You Out Interview with BOSS Founder Cameka Smith

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Being your own Boss is something many strive to accomplish but, not everyone is up for the challenge and stress that comes with entrepreneurship. I recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Cameka Smith, the founder of The Boss Network. Cameka shared with me all the struggles and successes of business and how she has continued to stay in business for the last 10 years. Cameka is a speaker, trainer and award-winning entrepreneur. She started The Boss Network in 2009 and it has been very successful. The BOSS Network has become one of the fastest-growing women business communities, garnering several accolades such as a Top 50 Websites for Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine, and the 10 Best Career Sites and Entrepreneur Websites for Women in Forbes.com. 
Cameka Smith 
Founder of The Boss Network


What is The Boss Network and how long have you been in business?
CS: I started The Boss Network in 2009 after working in the educational system as a school administrator. After finding out that I would be losing my job due to downsizing, I knew this was my opportunity to become my own boss. I first started with my event company that I worked as a side-hustle. I hosted events all over Chicago and this allowed me to connect and have conversations with multiple business owners. During these conversations, I would hear women talk about needing support, mentors and even coaching in their business. This is when I decided to put together a series of Boss events. This created a space for women to connect, collaborate and hear from other successful career and businesswomen. Women were drawn to these events and they wanted more. This is when I decided to create something that would go beyond events. The Boss Network (Bring Out Successful Sisters), a digital platform that supports women entrepreneurs and women who want to climb the corporate ladder. The Boss Network provides digital content, virtual workshops, events, marketing programs, and coaching services. 
What obstacles have you had to overcome in order to become successful?
CS: With any business, there are always failures and successes, but I had to learn how to manage it all. I could not get caught up in the validation of it all. When I first started my business, I was listed in Forbes, Black Enterprise, and INC. Magazine as one of the top digital platforms for women. While this was validation for my business, I was not making the money to match those accolades. I had to get out of my own way and learn to ask for help. I was afraid of not knowing would I really make it to the next level in my business. I also had to get over the obstacles of not having the finances I needed to sustain my business. Therefore, this is when I created the membership component to my business. The memberships allowed me to create multiple income streams and make money while I sleep. I also had to be strategic about creating and building strong relationships with financial sponsors like Prudential, Sage and many others. In business, you must create revenue to keep your business growing. It doesn’t matter if you have 100K followers on social media when you’re not bringing in the revenue to match it.   
What is success burnout?
CS: I have been an entrepreneur for 15 years and have been growing my business The Boss Network for the last 10 years. It has not been easy supporting entrepreneurs, creating content, producing events and managing a digital platform. It has been a lot of sacrifices, failures and financial losses along the way. The pressure of it all can cause anxiety and stress, that could manifest into other illnesses, if not careful. Over the years, I have put so much in the business and made many sacrifices along the way. As the CEO of Boss, I have provided programs, continued to support my digital platform and host a multi-city tour for the last 4years. This caused me to become burned out. Even though I have a team, the bulk of everything falls on me. It took me 4 years before I started to see revenue in my business, and I wanted to keep going. I started to have anxiety about the future of my business, and I knew I had to keep it up. It was draining me because I wasn’t taking time to invest in my personal life. I need at this point to have balance in my business and my personal life. Your life is just liked a car if you don’t put gas in the tank the car will stop. If you don’t take the car to get the oil changed the car will stop. If you don’t get the tires changed on the car it will stop. With your life, you must take the necessary measures to pour into yourself so you can be so much greater in your business. 
What measures have you taken to prevent success burnout?
CS: The first thing I had to do was acknowledge that there was a problem. I listened to my body. I started to have more headaches, colds, and stress. That’s when I knew I had to seek help. So, I reached out to my doctor and he confirmed that I was under stress. I knew I had to do something different in my life. The first thing I did was change my diet. I decided to give up meat and only eat foods that would give me energy and life. I then begin to change up my personal routine. This includes when I wake up in the morning I start with prayer, meditation, and gratitude instead of just waking up and getting right to business. This was very helpful in me being strategic about my day. I also added a routine of yoga, cardio exercises, and self-care activities like floating H2O. Lastly, I decided to put myself first and enjoy life. This included traveling and even taking a three-month sabbatical. I went to Florida and stayed there for three months so I can start doing activities I love, like going to the beach, attending the theater, festivals, and art shows. I forgot about how much I enjoyed these things, and I was strategic about making these activities a priority again. I have also learned to create balance in my life and to the things in life that brings me joy. 
What advice would you give to an entrepreneur who may be experiencing the same thing?
CS: I would say take time to think about what success means to you? What does success look like in your life? How would you define success? For me, success is a peace of mind, enjoying life, and being all that I am called to be. I want to be happy enjoying my success. I don’t want to live an Instagram life, a life where you must work all the time and grind constantly. There are many billionaires who are successful, but they aren’t happy, and they don’t have a life. As my good friend, Sheri Riley would say, Peace is the New Success. What is the point of having riches if you are not happy? I choose peace over prosperity. When you have peace in your life, then that’s when you can truly enjoy prosperity. 
Symptoms of Stress: 
  • Low energy.
  • Headaches.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Aches, pains, and tense muscles.
  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat.
  • Insomnia.
  • Frequent colds and infections.
If you are experiencing symptoms of stress, please reach out to your doctor for support and see what resources are available to you. 
Interview by BOSS Influencer, Priscilla Q. Williams, Registered Nurse www.priscillaqwilliams.com

Make sure to join me and my BOSS tribe on October 11th & 12th as we celebrate our TENniversary. Register ladiesthatleadtour.com

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

BOSS Spotlight Feature: LaKeisha Shauntae

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LaKeisha Shauntae, Founder & CEO of LaShaé Beauty, LLC. I started as a freelance makeup artist who decided to step out on faith; pursue her dream and launch her own cosmetic line. LaShaé Beauty is a cosmetic and beauty brand that launched in August 2019. Stay Glam and Feel Glamorous! 

What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career?

I started my business on nothing but Faith and invested what I had (which wasn’t much) into my business. My biggest obstacle was Fear; once I let that go and start focusing on a BOSS mindset everything started to come together. 


What inspired you to break into your particular industry?

I have been in Corporate America for over 20 years. My last employer decided to send our jobs overseas which means that we were going to get the pink slip. I was able to find another position within the company, but it still felt like something was missing. I have always had a passion for the beauty industry; I started as a freelance makeup artist many years ago and wanted to take it to the next level, so I decided to pursue my dream and launch my own cosmetic line “LaShaé Beauty” this year.   


How do you balance your personal and professional life, or have you been able to find a balance?

I try to balance my entrepreneur life by working while everyone is at work or school but that seems not to work the majority of the time. If I see an opportunity during my outings with the family that may require a wait time(downtime) then that’s my clue to pick up my cellphone or laptop and work. I am still trying to find that balance because everyone wants your attention. You just know when it’s time to close the laptop.  


What is an inspirational quote that you live by?

God Is Within Her, She Will Not Fall-Psalm 46:5


Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?

Cameka Smith has always been very influential and encouraging. I always wanted to be part of The BOSS Network, but I knew I wasn’t ready. When I finally took the leap in July of this year and started planning for my business things started to happen. When I won the first “BOSS Membership” to The BOSS Network” it was nothing but confirmation that it was my time and season. 


What are your "must-haves" to keep your career or business going strong? 

Always God First! Having the best quality products and packaging on the market to set me apart. Excellent Customer Service, Relationship Building, Thinking Outside of the Box, Open to Feedback (rather it is positive or negative) and Networking. 


What is your definition of a BOSS?

A BOSS takes control of their own life, trust themselves well enough to pursue what they love and doing that with beauty and brains. They are classy, creative, knowledgeable, passionate and empowered. They will also build up other BOSSes. Last but not least, a BOSS will trust the process even the highs and the lows.  


Provide us with two words that describe you? Boss Savvy

Find out more about LaKeisha at
www.lashaebeauty.com Twitter: @LaShaeBeautyXO



Tuesday, September 10, 2019

BOSS Spotlight Feature: Monica Wilcox

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Monica Wilcox | As seen on Bravo TV!

Award-winning Interior Designer and TV personality, this 20-year veteran and celebrity guest speaker has appeared as a lifestyle expert on WFAA and Fox Networks. She has been featured in various publications such as; Dallas Style & Design, D Home, Plano Profile and Home, and Papercity Magazine. Monica is the President of her Dallas based firm, M. Wilcox Design with a team of talented leading designers. Since launching her firm in 1998, her diverse portfolio includes; Hospitality, Residential, Athletic & Commercial properties, and Set Design. M Wilcox Design is known for delivering unique designs with functionality that are modern, yet classic. Monica’s unmistakable design sensibility has earned her several awards including, Best of- Interior Design, Top 20 Interior Designers, Best Design Exhibit, and The Prism Award. She is currently starring in a new reality design competition show on the Bravo Network.

What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career? There were a ton of major obstacles I faced when I started, the biggest one being how do I charge for my services? This had more to do with me and my self -worth, not what the clients could afford. It took some time, but I eventually learned to get out of my own way and charge what I was worth. I began to value my time and design ability and be more confident in my service offerings.

What inspired you to break into your particular industry? I always had a love for interior design, I was a single mother so I felt like having a stable job was the safest thing to do, eventually I had to decide to take a risk and live out my passion.

How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance? I don’t believe there is really a balance between being an entrepreneur and being a wife and mother, I just have to sometimes decide who gets the majority of my time on any given day. Weekends are my time to turn it off completely, during the week, I try to remind myself to get in some me-time, and family time, but it’s always a difficult thing to navigate. You just have to try and do what makes you happy.

What is an inspirational quote that you live by? God’s Delay is not his denial

Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way? Tobi Fairley has been a huge inspiration to me and mentor, also I love to watch the upcoming designers that are on the scene, they always encourage me to keep pushing myself, and stay current!

What are your "must-haves" to keep your career or business going strong? I must have a beautiful place to work, with positive energy. I love to get new projects that challenge me like never before. My projects just keep getting bigger and that’s always exciting!

What is your definition of a BOSS? A person who doesn’t take no for an answer, a risk-taker who is not afraid of failure, and someone who is confident and knows there business inside and out.

Provide us with two words that describe you?  "Design Expert"


Learn more about Monica at www.mwilcoxdesign.com


When to go back work... after having a baby by Corvet Williams

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When is the right time for a mom to go back to work after giving birth?
There isn’t one answer and there isn’t a wrong answer. To my surprise, after a random conversation on this very topic, I found there were many answers. The answers do vary based on it being your first child, single parent, and career position, just to name a few. 


I haven’t done a formal poll but I have had this conversation multiple times over. For starters, first-time mothers, who were ready or planned for their first child generally slowed their career down quite a bit to not working at all. The main reason, they wanted to enjoy this long-awaited gift. Now the same first-time mothers who didn’t necessarily plan on having a child went back to work generally within the first 6 months. Some of the main reasons were because they were not ready to slow down, give up their social life or some were single so they had no other choice.


Then there are the repeat mothers - laughing out loud. Unless she was a stay at home mom or otherwise, to begin with, she was more willing to “get back out there.” Her first-time mother jitters were over. She basically felt more comfortable leaving her new baby knowing the baby would be fine. Also just knowing the baby will be fine versus feeling like you are the only one capable of caring for your child. Trust me I’ve been there. Again this too has variations. Some women needed to go back because her household needed two incomes, some again were single, others had worked hard to climb the social ladder and could potentially lose their positions if they didn’t return to work soon. 


All of that being said, there isn’t a right or wrong. You don’t have to feel guilty about what you choose. You can choose what you want because it’s best for you and baby. No matter what you decide you can still look back 15-20 years from now and wish you had chosen differently. Like another woman who said she wished she would have spent more time with her children when they were young and just allowed her husband to work more or take on a new job.


Whatever you decide, know you are an amazing mom and woman doing the best you can. Beyoncé said it best “we’re strong enough to make the children and get back to business.”

Find out more about Corvet at www.corvetwilliams.com Twitter: @CorVet

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Living In The Overflow! by Dr. Jena L. Bell

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There’s something inside of you that you know you must share, you must release. 
It’s that feeling inside of you that pulls at your heart to serve others.  Have you felt that way with a sudden rush through your soul? 


Just recently on a trip abroad,  I looked out over the sky and the vast ocean below,  I saw so many possibilities. I saw hope where there seems despair in many parts of our society. I saw a future where the present seems limited. When I look into the eyes of others who may see “impossible,” I see their “I’m Possible.”  It’s a gift that God has given me. 


Introspectively, I began reflecting on who I have been created to be. One to live fully on purpose, in purpose, intentionally obedient to my call and In the Overflow!


As I sat on the plane, there was a woman sitting next to me. Her eyes seemed weary, even as she strained to smile as I greeted her with my big smile and an open heart. 


I couldn’t stop thinking about her the entire flight and what might have been troubling her. I have heard so many heart-wrenching stories while traveling,  I could only imagine. We went the entire flight separated by the aisle. She fell asleep and rested the remainder of the flight. 


As we approached the runway, it was put on my heart to share with her my book. 
I pinned a special note to her and told her to read it later but to take the book as my gift to her. She offered to pay but I told her if she read it and it helped her in any way, that would be enough for me. 


As I approached the baggage carousel, I saw her in the distance, reading my book with a big smile on her face. She was so involved as she went through the index, turning to specific chapters, she didn’t notice me watching. My heart was touched as I hoped that hers was too. I didn’t want to take a picture because her big smile was forever captured in my mind. 


Life is about living intentionally on purpose, in purpose. Are you living a purpose-led life? A life of fulfillment which creates joy and prosperity in your life and your business? 


If so, you are blessed.


If not, are you ready to answer the call to purpose in your life? I urge you to discover your possibilities and let your purpose open your path to greater abundance. It’s time to live In the Overflow!


If you are struggling in your business or desire clarity of purpose, let’s Connect for a discovery call to see how I can best help you.

Jena L Bell, Mirror Affirmations, International Speaker, Founder, Purpose on the Rise Global Tour, Pathways to Abundance & Living In The Overflow Podcast. Follow at www.jenalbell.com, InstagramLinked-In,  Facebook.