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Thank God Always

Thank God Always (Days 26-30)

 

I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving Day celebration with family and friends. You have much to thank God for. Think about it and then thank the Lord.

God’s command is “In every thing give thanks”; and the command is emphasized by the declaration, “for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:18, KJV). It is an actual positive command. If we want to obey God, we have simply got to give thanks in everything. There is no getting around it.

Sometimes we have to Hallelujah anyway! What does that mean? We must believe God is blessing us always, and we must be thankful at all times.  Instead of blaming God and complaining when things go wrong, thank God anyway. Believe that God will turn a tragedy into a triumph. It does not mean you understand the occurrence, don’t hurt and that you don’t cry. It means you will still have a thankful heart and praise the Lord.

O give thanks unto the Lord! Call upon His name; make known his deeds among the people!(1 Chronicle16:8-10) No matter what the circumstance give thanks that you have a prayer hearing God, that has unfamthonable love for and that you are more than a conqueror.

God’s command is “In every thing give thanks”; and the command is emphasized by the declaration, “for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:18, KJV). It is an actual positive command. If we want to obey God, we have simply got to give thanks in everything. There is no getting around it.

Day 26 Brag on God for His love and His loving kindness to you. Brag on Him for who is He is. “I praise You because You are a loving God, whose very nature is love”. (1 Jn 4:16)
Think, about His goodness. Praise Him. Thank Him and tell what your are thankful for. Open your mouth and tell it. Think and Thank. #BragonGod #ThinkandthankGod
“Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men! Ps. 107:21
“And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Ps 107: 22.

Season of Thankfulness: Brag on God
Day 27 Brag on God- Think and Thank
. Think about His goodness, grace, and greatness. Thank God for all of His daily benefits. Tell it below thank Him. Psalm 106

1 Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

2 Who can put into words and tell the mighty deeds of the Lord? Or who can show forth all the praise [that is due Him]?

 

A Season of Thankfulness: Brag on God
Day 28 Brag on God
– Think about His goodness, greatness, grace and love. Thank Him for all that He has done in your life.Tell the Lord what you are thankful for.
I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise. Psalm 138 : 1-2. Every thanks and every praise should be to our God. Brag on God for He is worthy of all praise.

Season of Thanksgiving: Brag on God series
He’s been good but HE HAS BEEN BETTER AND GREATER THAN THAT!!! #Godisbetterthanthat #BragonGod
Day 29 Brag on God- This month and really everyday give thanks to the Lord
Tell Him how he better than that….. Give a word of thanks and/ or praise
“Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men! Ps. 107:21

“And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Ps 107: 22.

 

 

Season of Thankfulness: Brag on God
Day 30 Brag on God. Think and Thank.Think on His goodness, greatness and grace. Thank Him for all of His benefits. Now Tell it.
Psalm 106
1 Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

2 Who can put into words and tell the mighty deeds of the Lord? Or who can show forth all the praise [that is due Him]?

 

Fervently give thanks,

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” copyright 2018 ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Dead Dogs Don’t Bark & Dead Lion’s Don’t Roar by Tolu Akinyemi Blog Tour

Hello! I’m Tolu A. Akinyemi and this is one of my tour stops during my one-month book tour for Dead Dogs Don’t Bark and Dead Lion’s Don’t Roar. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. The tour runs Nov 5-30, 2018.  Authors book your own tour here.

Genre: Poetry

Introducing Tolu Akinyemi

Tolu Akinyemi was born in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria and currently lives in the United Kingdom. Tolu Akinyemi is an exceptional talent, out-of-the box creative thinker, a change management agent and a leader par excellence. Tolu is a business analyst and financial crime consultant as well as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with extensive experience working with leading Investment banks and Consultancy Firms. Tolu is also a personal development and career coach and a prolific writer with more than 10 years’ writing experience; he is a mentor to hundreds of young people. He worked as an Associate mentor in St Mary’s School, Cheshunt and as an Inclusion Mentor in Barnwell School, Stevenage in the United Kingdom, helping students raise their aspirations, standards of performance and helping them cope with transitions from one educational stage to another.

Tolu has headlined and featured in various Open Slam, Poetry Slam, Spoken Word and Open Mic events in the United Kingdom. He also inspires large audiences through spoken word performances, he has appeared as a keynote speaker in major forums and events in the United Kingdom and facilitates creative writing masterclasses to all types of audiences.

In March 2018 he was endorsed by the Arts Council England as an ‘Exceptional Talent’.

About The Book

Dead Lion Don’t Roar is a collection of inspiring and motivating modern day verses. Addressing many issues close to home and also many taboo subjects, the poetry is reflecting of today’s struggles and lights the way to a positive future. The uplifting book will appeal to all age groups, anyone going through change, building or enjoying a career and facing day to day struggles. Many of the short verses will resonate with readers, leaving a sense of peace and well-being.

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Excerpt for Dead Lions Don’t Roar

A motivating and inspiring book of poetry should always leave the reader with thoughts about personal development and doses of inspiration … and that is exactly what Dead Lions Don’t Roar does. Whilst the poem entitled the name of the collection speaks volumes about using our gifts and talent and finding our own unique roar, there are a number of other poems that share the essence of the book. Here is a sneak peak of one such poem:

If Men were God

There would be no more us,

Long Dead and buried,

Forgotten with the times,

An atonement for our sins

If men were God….

This poem makes us think about what each of our individual role and purpose is in life, which will then motivate us to achieve…our very best. This is the entire purpose of Dead Lion’s Don’t Roar.

About The Book

Dead Dogs Don’t Bark is the second poetry collection from the acclaimed author, Tolu A. Akinyemi. With a similar tone and style to Dead Lions Don’t Roar (Tolu’s first poetry collection) this follow up masterpiece is nothing short of pure motivation. The poems cover a range of topics that many in life are aware of, that the Author himself has experienced and that we all, whatever our age, need support in. Beautifully written, the poems speak volumes to all age groups as they feature finding your inner talent, celebrating your individuality and distinct voice. The poetry collection has didactic elements for evaporating the effects of peer pressure and criminality amongst many others. Also covering mental health, relationships, career focus, and general life issues, the poetry is bitter sweet, amusing and thought provoking in turns.

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Excerpt for Dead Dogs Don’t Bark

A follow on to the success of Dead Lions Don’t Roar, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark goes one step further. As well as self-motivation, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark digs deep into society, into behavior and into relationships that make existence worthwhile. An insight into the true power of the collection rings strong in the following snippet:

Cuddle up to Excellence

Else Mediocrity can catch up with you like a heatwave

Released in full force like a loaf oven baked

The days of long service awards are over

If your dream is to buy a Range Rover

Then you have to embrace excellence

This poem reinforces that it is healthy to have dreams and ambitions but that we must remember to strive for them and not just expect them … not taking things for granted and putting your best foot forward in life encapsulates the resonating theme of Dead Dogs Don’t Bark.

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A Season of Thankfulness

This month November Think and Thank the Lord for his many blessings. We have been on bragging on God for 14 days now. During this 30 Day Season of Thankfulness, Brag on God for 30 days of thanks. Everyday give thanks. Of course we should always give thanks unto the Lord. Of course we should have grateful hearts all the time. Giving thanks is remembering what the Lord has done for you and to you, your family and the community. Praise is honoring the Lord for who He is – the Lord of Lords, the everlasting King.

We should have thankful hearts for the great things God has done in our lives.  In Psalm 107 some verses state:

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever”. Psalm 107:1

“Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men! Ps. 107:21

“And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Ps 107: 22

Remember to give thanks unto the Lord for all that He has done. Thank God for his timing and faithfulness in provision. Thank God for His peace. Think about His goodness to you and how He has allowed you to see another day .He has protected you from dangers seen and unseen. He has….

Begin to think and thank the Lord. Think and meditate on his loving kindness to you.  Then begin to thank God and brag on Him.

 

A Season of Thankfulness: Brag on God
Day 14: Brag on God. Think and Thank. Think of how the Lord worked things out. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136.1 #thankful #bragonGod
What do you have to be thankful for? This month and everyday praise and thank the Lord for His daily benefits. How many of you know that it was God who “did this or that” for you.? Say thank you

Day 15- Be Grateful. Brag on God with a grateful heart. Be grateful, thankful and know, walk and talk like you are blessed.
Think about the grace of God in your life.
So much to be grateful for (in spite of the violence in this world)
O give thanks unto the Lord! Call upon His name; make known his deeds among the people! (1 Chronicle16:8-10) #BragonGod

Season of Thankfulness: Brag on God. Think and Thank #begrateful #bragonGod #seasonofthankfulness #thinkandthankGod #grateful

A Season of Thankfulness: Brag on God series. Think and Thank.
Day 16- Brag on God with thanksgiving and praise. Think about His goodness to you. Thank Him for all He has done for you. What are you specifically thankful for?
Thank Him for all He has done!
Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
#thankGodforeverything #thankGod #BragonGod #ThinkandThank

Day 17

Season of Thankfulness- Brag on God series. Think and Thank
Day 17- Brag on God and be Grateful. Tell Him how grateful and thankful you are. Think of His grace and greatness. Now let Him know you are grateful.
Walter Hawkins Lyrics from Be Grateful
(Be-e-e-e-e-e Grateful) Grateful
(Be-e-e-e-e-e Grateful) Be Grateful
Because there’s someone else who’s worse off than you
Be Grateful (Be Grateful)
Because there’s someone else who’d love to be in your shoes
Be Grateful ( Be Grateful)
Oh yeah!
My God said he’d never, never forsake you!
Be Grateful (Be Grateful) oh yeah!
God said he would, he would never, never forsake you!
Be Grateful (Be Grateful) oh yeah!
Be Grateful Hallelujah!
Oh! Be Grateful

 

Linda Fegins aka “The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com copyright 2017-2018

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So Vote and Pray!

 

The Election 2018, November 6,  2018  is 7 days away! So Pray and vote! Want to stop the racist tactic of gerrymandering ? So vote! Don’t want medical marijuana dispensaries or recreational drugs in your neighborhood where the owners don’t live in or would not allow into their neighborhoods? So vote!

Many hearts have been troubled, angered and disappointed with all that we have seen and heard on the news and in our community and nation this election year. Yet you must not let the enemy deter you from voting. God established government. He told us to pray for those in authority, 1 Timothy 2:2 and arguably to pray for those who seek  to rule over you. Pray and vote. Trust in the Lord and seek his wisdom and discernment for whom to cast your vote . Pray then vote.  Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” –John 14:1

I challenge to encourage everyone to vote  and help get the elderly, youth and those without transportation to the polls.

It is imperative the we pray for and then vote in the 2018 local and state elections. We want to make wise decisions. However, we must pray for our cities local elections. Yes our hope and trust is not in the election but in God. But God states in  Jeremiah 29:7-” Seek peace and well-being for the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its peace (well-being) you will have peace”. Yes, pray and vote.  We need peace , effective social  and economic  services , a good educational system , and  to stop the violence that plagues our cities.

The Bible tells us to pray for those in authority over us and are in leadership. 1 Timothy 2: 1-2. This includes those who are seeking position in leadership. Throughout the Bible we see that when men and women of integrity were chosen by God’s standards the people and the nation fared well , were delivered out of adverse circumstances or diverted evil. “Righteousness exalts a nation..” The selection of leaders according to God’s leading and not out of racism and favoritism , can bring great blessing to a nation, city and state.

Pray:

Pray that people will vote with integrity and wisdom devoid of racism.
Pray that the attempts at election fraud or to stop minorities from voting by political schemes is thwarted and void.
Pray for divine order.

  • Pray for the election process- integrity, against voter suppression and racist tactics.
    • Pray for honest, compassionate, and concerned  for the poor  leaders. Pray for wise leaders with integrity will arise.
  • Pray for the judges of this nation, that they would seek the wisdom that comes from above.
    • Pray for the salvation of local government leaders.
    • Pray for the salvation of national government leaders

Pray for wisdom to vote for those who will provide a just government and not a government that exists to serve and profit itself.

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Cry Out!

Remember we are God’s ambassador’s and we should take righteous action to carry out His purposes in the earth for the protection of the  poor, oppressed and hurting. God is concerned about government and nations, especially as they relate to issues of justice and oppression of their own people and obeying His Word.  We as a nation, even the church or the body of Christ have allowed our prejudices, racism and hatreds to divide us. We have tolerated and justified unjust and evil conduct from government and business leaders, and even in the church!

As God’s  ambassadors, we must believe God ‘s Word.  “‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” –Jeremiah 33:6 We need the healing that only God can provide.

So Get out and vote!

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader.

 

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Is Instagram for Lawyers?

 

Clear & Convincing Feature Article

Instagram is for Lawyers

“What is Instagram?” Lance asked Jennifer, an associate at L & L Law Firm. “It’s a social networking app,” she answered. “It’s made for sharing photos and videos from your smartphone.”

“Some of the lawyers were taking pictures around the courthouse this morning,” said Lance. “They said they were going to post them on Instagram. Should we be doing that?”

Instagram is a visual platform, based on pictures and videos. Like other social networks, you can interact with users by following them, being followed by them, liking, tagging, commenting, and private messaging. According to Instagram’s website, there are over 800M users and 500M daily active users. Eight out of ten users follow at least one business.

Instagram is good for building your brand by creating a visual story of your life in and out of the law. While the law may not be photogenic, the people working with the law are. Take pictures of the people behind the scenes at your office. Share a picture of a new associate coming in the door ready to work, or upload an image of your office manager blowing out the candles on their birthday cake.

Look for pictures of the firm’s community involvement. Take photos of lawyers and staff running in a marathon or distributing bicycle helmets. Some images might be connected to your legal expertise, such as a short clip of you speaking at a seminar. Others could connect to your niche practice, such as landscapes for environmental law, or office buildings for employment law. For a few ideas, spend some time researching to see what other lawyers are posting.

The law is a service business that’s all about building relationships. Using Instagram can help build a complete picture of who you are as a person and as a lawyer, making you more accessible to your clients.

How to Get Noticed on Instagram

Instagram users categorize their images using #hashtags. These hashtags help users find your posts. To help their search, the caption of your picture and the hashtags should be related. You can check out a hashtag before posting it by using Instagram’s search feature to see what other images and posts appear. You may find more hashtags that are applicable to your post.

Remember, Instagram is a social network, so keep ethics rules in mind, follow people, comment on their posts, and reply to the comments you have received.

Instagram is another marketing tool to have in your social media tool box. If you have clients who are in businesses such as food, fashion, design, or hospitality, they may be active on Instagram. Simply commenting or liking their post will help build a relationship with that client. Consider posting your own images and take some time to enjoy the images posted by others.

Roberta GubbinsAfter years practicing law, Roberta Gubbins served as editor of the Ingham County Legal News. Since leaving the paper, she provides writing services to lawyers ghostwriting content for websites, blogs, and articles. She is editor of The Mentor, the SBM Master Lawyers Section newsletter.

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How to Turn Your LinkedIn Headline from Blah to Memorable Part 1

How to Turn Your LinkedIn Headline from Blah to Memorable

Ana Hoffman

Ana Hoffman

Discover how to get BIG website traffic for small marketing budgets at Traffic Generation Café 46 articles

 

 

Ever tried to pat yourself on the back? Awkward, right?

So why are you still doing it in your LinkedIn headline?

I, me, my…

I am glad (and not suprised) you know who you are, but I am here to see what ‘who you are’ can do for me.

You see your LinkedIn headline should really be all about me.

When I read an ‘I, I, I…’ headline, I want to connect with you to see what I can do for you.

When I read a ‘You, you, you’ headline, I want to connect with you to see what you can do for me.

See the difference?

So how do you create that perfect headline that says ‘connect with me because of what I can do for you‘?

LinkedIn Headline Need-to-Know’s

First things first: what’s your LinkedIn headline?

It’s what appears right under your name.

A few quick LinkedIn headline pointers:

  • Your headline is the 1 – 3 lines underneath your name.
  • you have 120 characters including spaces for your headline.
  • Don’t just describe who you are and what you do.
  • Write a headline that contains a benefit to the viewer.
  • Use keywords others might use when needing your services.
  • Use commas or vertical bars (|) to separate phrases.
  • I suggest to avoid using symbols like ◊, ➤, etc – they certainly make your headline pop out, but not always in a good way.
  • NEVER use all uppercase letters.

Also, according to LinkedIn User Agreement, you agreed that you wouldn’t:

Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by LinkedIn);

Thus:

  • Don’t add your email address, phone number, URL, etc. to your headline, since that’s not what it’s intended for.

Your LinkedIn Headline = Your “So What”

Here comes my favorite part of the post – the part where you and I are likely to disagree on.

When you first create your LinkedIn account, your LinkedIn headline is populated with your current job title and company name.

If you think that’s what your LinkedIn headline is for, you are sorely mistaken.

When I see headlines like that, I say to myself “So what?” and quickly move on.

Now some of you might’ve gone a step further and actually updated your LinkedIn headline to ‘better reflect who you are and what you do’.

Unfortunately, now you are just one of the multitude of…

  • Digital Marketing Experts,
  • Entrepreneurs,
  • Speakers,
  • Brand Evangelists,
  • Social Media Consultants,
  • SEO Consultants,
  • Internet Marketing Consultants,
  • Founders,
  • Coaches,
  • Experts,
  • Gurus,
  • …and so on and so forth.

I say that’s the quickest way to bury yourself among LinkedIn’s 30M users.

A successful LinkedIn headline should tell me what your value proposition or your ‘so what?’ is.

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Social Media Consultant? So what? So I can show you how to master social media presence no matter what your niche is.

Coach? So what? So I can help you see the bottlenecks in your business you are too close to home to see.

Speaker? So what? So I can convert your next conference attendees into your brand’s raving fans.

See my point?

Feature (who you are) vs benefit (what you can do for them).

Now…

Examples of LinkedIn Headlines that Stand Out

You know that LinkedIn tool that shows you examples of what other users in your industry are using for their LinkedIn headlines? (it’s accessible in the ‘Edit Profile’ mode after you click on the headline editing pencil)

I think it’s a great tool to see what not to do.

However, I wouldn’t recommend trying to learn how to be memorable from those examples.

I did find a few interesting headline examples that stood out to me as I was going through comments on my latest LinkedIn posts, specifically the one about dumping Facebook.

(yes, it pays to comment on my posts… always!)

So here we go – the LinkedIn headlines that stood out:

Dan Stuart goes right for the benefit in his headline

Dennis Brown (one of my favorite peeps on Google+) – benefit-driven headline as well, even though I’d work on polishing it a bit more.

Russell Faust – definitely memorable, made me want to click on the link to learn more about him.

I also pulled some interesting headlines from my fellow TheLinkedInChallenge.com takers (the challenge is headed by Sarah Santacroce).

Not surprisingly, our first challenge was to create a memorable LinkedIn headline.

Let’s see how we did.

Susan James – short and to the point.

Catherine Crow – a great alternative to a ‘Social Media Consultant’, don’t you think?

Stephanie Calahan – creates powerful imagery through great descriptives in her LinkedIn headline.

Angela Edwards – if you want your team to be strategic, productive, and profitable, you can’t pass that headline.

About Ana Hoffman: 90% of your problems can be solved by smart marketing. Solving the other 10% just requires good procrastination skills. Can’t help you with the latter, but I do know a thing or two about smart marketing.Want me to prove it? Get my free “Mommy, Where Does Traffic Come From?” traffic report and we’ll go from there.

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Positions Aspiring Black Authors to Ink Their Next Bestseller

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Conference

Positions Aspiring Black Authors to Ink Their Next Bestseller

Red Ink Conference for Black Authors

Authors attending last year’s event

Atlanta, GA — Whether you’re an aspiring author with only a creative idea for a book, or you have 20+ books published and you’re ready to take it to the next level, The Red Ink Conference – the premier conference for authors and editors is for you!

This one-of-a-kind conference empowers attendees to write, edit and market their next bestseller – at a fraction of the cost. It all takes place in Atlanta, GA at the Hilton Garden Inn–Wildwood on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Attendees can expect a time of quality information, food and fun as they experience on-screen editorial exercises, writing prompts, professional headshots and an industry-specific vendor showcase!

The conference will cap at 96 attendees. Collectively, conference speakers, Tenita “Bestseller” Johnson, Sulondia “Sue-Ham” Hammond and Lakeisha Dixon have over 30 years of industry experience and run successful businesses that support indie authors nationwide. Attendees will learn new, innovative information that will position them to build a solid platform as an authorpreneur and speaker.

Complete with information on marketing, crafting a solid professional bio and book synopsis, as well as self-publishing industry secrets that save both time and money, writers will leave inspired to take their book from the page to the stage and beyond, if they so desire.

Early bird tickets are just $97 until July 1, and general admission tickets after July 1 are $167! VIP registrants and vendors will receive an on-site professional headshot photo shoot.

To purchase tickets, visit www.theredinkconference.com. For interviews or more information, please contact Tenita Johnson at redinkconference@gmail.com, or 313-999-6942.   from BlackNews.com

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Mission -driven, heart-led:Stormy Wellington shares surviving the storms

Mission-driven, heart-led: Stormy Wellington shares surviving the storms

by Roz Edward

Girl Hold My Hand Event converges in Detroit, June 22-23, will feature Eric “ET” Thomas, Marvin Sapp, Chanita Foster, Annetta Powell, Dr. Missy Johnson plus national motivational speakers that will inspire others to live their dreams

 

“It’s not how you start, but how you finish,” is the motto of Stormy Wellington. Her beginning was indeed “stormy,” but she is now a multimillionaire living in Atlanta. She was born in New York where her mother initially wanted to have an abortionm but ultimately gave birth and named her child “Stormy” because she that felt captured her pregnancy.

Stormy Wellington refused to let her past dictate her future. “I believe that faith is power. No matter how bad things got in my life, I knew that nothing was impossible,” said Wellington. She now instills that belief system into everyone around her – which is why she created the “Girl Hold My Hand” Tour to spread the message of hope, inspiration and motivation.

The “Girl Hold My Hand” weekend is a two-day event for women to gain clarity and confidence to live their dreams. Attendees can expect networking, giveaways, study materials, local vendors, rejuvenation and more. “It’s a way to have women to connect, collaborate and celebrate each other,” said Wellington.

The first event of this kind was held in Atlanta in March. “That event was amazing and more than we expected. Feedback from everyone said it built their confidence and helped them create connections that they know will last a lifetime. We are more alike than different.  We are all wives…mothers…sisters…daughters…grandmothers…aunties…and bosses – and when we hold each other’s hand, there’s synergy and power,” said Wellington.

Detroit hosts, speakers and panelists include:

  •        Annetta Powell, serial entrepreneur, author
  •       Chanita Foster, star of BET’s “From the Bottom Up”
  •       Eric Thomas, known as “ET” The Hip Hop Preacher
  •       Bishop Marvin Sapp, Grammy-awarding winning artist
  •       Tony Gaskins, celebrity life coach and author
  •        Kimberly Jones-Pothier, known as Real Talk Kim, author and entertainer
  •     &n bsp; Bishop Sheldon McCarter, spiritual leader
  •       Sabrina Peterson, founder of Glam University
  •       Mary Sheffield, Detroit Councilwoman
  •       Fauna Burks, socialite, entrepreneur
  •       Tiffani Rose, author, entrepreneur

For tickets to the event and access to VIP luncheon, go to http://girlholdmyhand.com For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, call 888-369-GHMH (4464).

Mission-driven, heart-led: Stormy Wellington shares surviving the storms

by Roz Edward

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No Holds Barred

Write Now Literary is pleased to be coordinating a blog tour Stephanie Nicole Norris.

Title: No Holds Barred

Genre: African American Contemporary Romance

ASIN: B07C8J6DH9

Read for free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited

 

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie Nicole Norris is an author from Chattanooga Tennessee with a humble beginning. Always being a lover of reading, during Stephanie’s teenage years her joy was running to the bookmobile to read stories by R. L. Stine.

 

After becoming a young adult, her love for romance sparked leaving her captivated by heroes and heroines alike. With a big imagination and a creative heart, Stephanie penned her first novel Trouble In Paradise and self-published it in 2012. Her debut novel turned into a four book series full of romance, drama, and suspense. As a prolific writer, Stephanie’s catalog continues to grow. Her books can be found on Amazon dot com. Stephanie is inspired by the likes of Donna Hill, Eric Jerome Dickey, Jackie Collins, and more. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband and two-year-old son.

 

About the Book

Love was no longer on the menu for Camilla Augustina. After her fiancé calls off the wedding not once but twice, Camilla’s had enough. In a brazen move, she takes a new position in the windy city of Chicago; leaving her parents, friends, and ex in a bittersweet goodbye. Adapting to her new surroundings isn’t easy but as Camilla settles in a chance encounter with an infamous playboy throws her off balance and rattles her world. She hadn’t expected to be drawn so meticulously to another but denying the magnetism that lures her is a futile fight.

As President of VFC Energy, a fortune 500 company, Hunter Valentine is at the top of his game. The renowned bachelor holds no secrets about his risqué rendezvous, and his allegiance is saved for family only. However, when Hunter spots Camilla Augustina, dining alone at the breakfast hut in his building, he can’t explain the adulation that runs through his core and shakes his entire world. Lust never weakened him like this, and the inclination of love at first site was silly. But when Hunter decides to prove the sudden rapture is unreal, he may find himself enamored by love.

 

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3 Smart Business Investments by Pam Perry

3 Smart Business Investments You’re Probably Not Making

I get it. You’re a solopreneur – or working full-time and you want to grow your business so you can quit your job. 

You’re proud of the fact that you are building business from the ground up, tackling every task that comes your way. You built your first website, dove in and learned how to edit and upload videos to YouTube, figured out how to format your email newsletter, and even wrestled your landing pages and Aweber.

But that feeling of pride that comes from doing the work yourself comes with a price. Too many small business owners are working too many hours, suffering from burnout and frustration—not because they’re not good at what they do, but simply because they’re unwilling to truly invest in their business.

And please, stop taking your own pictures. “Selfies” are not professional. GET A REAL PHOTO SHOOT.

If you want to increase your business, grow your income – you have to quit the “DIY.”

Really, it’s fear and a scarcity mindset. You gotta believe in yourself. Quit hiding. It’s time to shine! 

You’re letting a scarcity mindset prevent them from taking the steps—and making the investments—that will have a massive impact on your business.

Here are three ways to free yourself (and your business) to SOAR and SHINE:

  Outsourcing

By far the biggest objection to outsourcing you’ll hear is “I can’t afford it.” Perhaps you’ve heard—or even said it. But the fact is, if you’re a serious business owner, you can’t afford not to outsource.

The time you free up by not doing those mundane, everyday tasks is time you’ll spend more profitably, by:

  • Creating new online programs.
  • Upping your content marketing game.
  • Recording video and audio content.
  • Connecting with your audience through email and blogging.
  • Working with clients either one on one or in a group setting.
  • Or just enjoying your life!

Outsourcing should never be looked at as an expense. In fact, if you’re not getting a return on your outsourcing investment, take a hard look at what you’re outsourcing and to whom, because there is likely plenty of room for improvement. I use several VAs and they help my life; not just my business. 

  Automation

Most online business owners start out using low-cost tools with limited features. For example, you might be using PayPal exclusively for product sales, and manually adding buyers to your mailing list each time you receive a payment. While that’s an acceptable solution when time is easier to come by than money, you’ll quickly outgrow it. The problem is, too many entrepreneurs fail to recognize the benefits of true automation.

Not only is trying to “make do” with a pieced-together system costing you sales, but it costs actual dollars, too. You (or your VA) will spend extra time simply getting it all to work, rather than letting the tools do the heavy lifting.

Recognize when it’s time to uplevel your marketing tools to include true funnel automation, and watch your income increase dramatically!

  Coaching

It is possible to build your business solely on your own. You can pay attention to what others are doing and reverse engineer their systems. You can read books and blogs and maybe invest in a few carefully chosen training programs.

But there will come a time when your growth will flat line, and you’ll struggle to reach that next level. That’s when it’s time to invest in coaching. And yes, even coaches have (and need) coaches. I have several coaches.  A coach can help you see past your own blind spots, work through the blocks that are holding you back, and build a business you love—on your own terms.

Don’t be afraid to invest in your business. Wise investments such as coaching, automation, and outsourcing will pay for themselves many times over.

 

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE.  Inquire about Pam’s Mentoring Program

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

She is also author of Synergy Energy: How to Use the Power of Partnerships to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business and  Brand Your Ministry.

Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Pam Perry PR works hard to help her clients brand (and get paid) like a superstar.

 

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