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FINANCE

I'm guessing some people have issues with money. I know I have & I know many people around me who do. So that's what I'm addressing today is FINANCE. This subject in this economy is so crucial. Wrongly handled finances have ruined marriages & relationships. Sometimes financial issues can be the cause of a person being depressed.
So the first thing I recommend you do is get all of your bills together in one spot. Group them together by importance.
1st – RENT/MORTGAGE
2nd – UTILITIES (Electricity bill, water bill, gas bill, house phone bill, trash removal)
3rd – CAR NOTE (also includes car insurance)
4th - OTHER EXPENSES (this includes cell phone bills, credit card bills, money aside for gas & groceries, daycare payments etc…)
After you've grouped your outgoing payments (i.e. bills) together, NEXT get a copy of your check stubs & bank book.
This is very important because you need to keep track on your spending & you need to ensure your bills are paid on t…

Relationships

What is a relationship? How do you define a relationship? -connection: a significant connection or similarity between two or more things, or the state of being related to something else -behavior or feelings toward somebody else: the connection between two or more people or groups and their involvement with one another, especially as regards the way they behave toward and feel about one another -friendship: an emotionally close friendship, especially one involving sexual activity
Do any of these definitions ring a bell? You probably have more "relationships" than you know. Relationships, it doesn't matter if they are romantic or platonic, requires an effort & some work. Are you willing? Relationships require energy & time. They require thoughts & actions. They need to be nurtured & cherished.
You cannot honestly be in a relationship if you are not giving of yourself unto the other person. You have to give a little, take a little, and compromise the rest. Ther…

Meditation

What is meditation?
-the emptying
of the mind of thoughts, or the concentration of the mind on one thing, in order to aid mental or spiritual development, contemplation, or relaxation
-the act of thinking about something carefully, calmly, seriously, and for some time, or an instance of such thinking
You normally hear meditation & think of eastern religions, right? That's because meditation dates back to eastern religions and is closely associated with meditative practices such as yoga. Yoga starts in a meditative state. Many eastern religions, specifically Buddhism emphasizes meditation as the route to enlightenment & nirvana. Hinduism uses meditation Raja Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy which focuses on meditation. Dhyana, or meditation, is the seventh of eight limbs of the Raja Yoga path as expounded by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. Patanjali recommended "meditation with the Lord as the object" as a part of the spiritual practices (sadh…

Shanel Cooper-Sykes Call (November)

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS CALL (A NO-FEE TELE SEMINAR) HERE'S AN UPDATE ON WHAT WAS SHARED. ;-)
STEP1:
CLARITY- YOU NEED TO BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR LIFE.

STEP 2:
PURPOSE- KNOW YOUR PURPOSE…PICK YOUR NICHE. IT'S NOT ABOUT MONEY IT'S ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE LIVING & WORKING IN YOUR PURPOSE.
*IF YOU HAVE A "WHY" THEN YOU CAN FIGURE OUT THE "HOW"
CREATE A PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT.

STEP 3:
CREATE YOUR RECIPE FOR LIFE. STILETTOS IN THE KITCHEN IS A METAPHOR FOR LIFE. YOU NEED THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS, THE PROCESS TO COOKING, ABLE TO COOK, AND THE RIGHT WAY TO SERVE.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
AND ONCE YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT?

STEP 4:
PREPARE. PREPARE YOUR LIFE TO RECEIVE WHAT YOU WANT. GET RID OF THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE WAY. TANGIBLE & INTANGIBLE. CLEAN YOUR HOUSE, CLEAN YOUR MIND.

STEP 5:
BEASTIFY YOUR ATTITUDE. GET COMPLETELY BEASTY ABOUT YOUR LIFE. A BEAST GETS WHAT IT WANTS. (A BEAST WILL DESTROY OR MOVE TO THE SIDE WH…

AWAY

I was thinking to myself this morning. And for some reason I don't feel like I belong here anymore. As if its my time to leave. But where do I go? When do I leave? I just want a new start. You know, new town with new people. New friends & new hobbies.
Some days I hear whispers from my family. And they kind of view me as a bad example. You know they'll say oh wow, you don't want Journei, my cousin, to end up like her. And when you hear people, that claim to love you, talking about you like that it kind of shatters you & you never look at them the same anymore.
They don't even know I heard that conversation.
I know I'm different I've never wanted to be like the average everyday person. I've always wanted to be special. I've always wanted to leave my mark on the world positively. I'll never change that for anyone. Don't people know that when youth are growing up & trying to figure out life we all make mistakes but the question is DID WE LE…

Entrepreneurship

I want to start my own company. Yet there are so many different things to choose from. One thing I do know I love is reading & writing. I loved my modeling career but it had to take a back seat to my family. As you can tell I enjoy blogging. I'm trying to figure out my niche & hone in on it. There are so many things & so little time. I've applied to be a marketing event planner. And I got an interview. Let's see how this turns out. Who knows it just may be my niche.

Stay tuned for the results!

Prayer

I had a friend of mine just ask on Facebook, what do you do when praying isnt working?
That one question sparked so much thought because I've never heard anyone say they thought praying did not work. I hope she understands that prayer works. God hears everything you say to Him. But sometimes I think we need to change our approach to God. I think there are times when you need to just talk to God. But the problem some of us have is that we'll talk talk talk & forget to LISTEN. Not just hear but listen to what God says to us. Then we have to prepare ourselves for that answer. Because we may not get exactly what we want but He will give us what we need.


So my response to her was:

You talk to God as if he's sitting right next to you. Hold a conversation with Him like you would your girlfriends. God can hear your prayers, your cries, your screams & feels your tears. After you talk to God, BE STILL. You need to be still afterwards in order to hear His response. This may req…