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Money Management Minute


Everyone that is a MILLIONAIRE is not rich…SAY WHAT?! Now that I have your undivided attention let me explain…You can still have a millionaire mentality without being a millionaire…You can still live your life to the fullest without missing out on life trying to chase money…Understand that it’s all in your net worth…Here’s an even bigger NEWSFLASH…you can be a millionaire and someone who is not can have more with less…it’s all in how you manage your money, time and your life…. so don’t wait until you get there…get there in your mind first…”Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers” 3 John 2

Why strive for more when you don't know how to manage less?
 
Some of us know what it is to be broke busted and disgusted, to have just enough, and  some have even experienced having more than enough...in abundance until it's overflowing...It's safe to say that most of us would agree that having more than enough is the better of the latter...I have learned the way to fight poverty is not by winning the lottery or a get rich quick scheme, but it's making a decision every day and being consistent about working towards your goals to
achieve financial freedom in a systematic, strategic, and diligent manner. With "faith and patience
you shall inherit the promises" Hebrew 6:12
 
Another thing they didn’t tell you is that in order to build wealth you have to increase your income (maybe through various streams) and reduce your debt…Living from paycheck to paycheck will not do it...Do you have to have those $200 sneakers when you can start a savings account or purchase some insurance you may need.
 
 
You have the keys…you have what it takes…the wisdom is locked up inside of you...The devil has tried to hide it from you by rearranging your priorities and infiltrating your mind with fear, doubt, and unbelief. He makes you think that when something is on sale you have to have it NOW. Another secret he didn’t tell you is that there will always be good deals…there will always be sales…You need to stay focus and make sure it's an immediate need when achieving your financial goals.
 
One of the most important steps to financial freedom is making sure your goals and net worth are properly assessed…It may be necessary for you to meet with a financial advisor/planner of some sort in determining where you are financially and how to get where you desire to go. Remember it’s a process…so give yourself time to get there.
 
So the next time when making financial decisions…you need to decide do you really need all the channels on cable when you don’t even have adequate health life or car insurance?

As always #keepgrowingingrace
 

YOUR BEST RELATIONSHIP STARTS WITH YOU


   Most people have a desire to connect with their true soul mate. They want to experience that unconditional passion, fire, desire, and fearless love. They want to be with that one person that stimulates and lights up their life. When this happen you will not have to give up what you love to connect with them… So why not start with the best relationship...the one with becoming a better YOU!! 

When you truly love you, that’s when you will discover your true soul mate. Why? Because when you love yourself, you will do things for yourself that make you the best version of YOU. You will sparkle, shine, radiate and you will attract. Your soul mate will love you for that same reason. Don’t ever let go of what makes you the best YOU. (Jenna Phillips)  

Learning to love you first is the best relationship ever... Do what makes you happy and makes your soul glow and grow. When you neglect your soul you will end up lost. Sometimes this will require pruning off things that no longer creates value for you.

A lack of identity will cause you to accept what you really need to eliminate. Your ability to draw clear, hard lines for what you will & will not tolerate is an act of love of yourself & others  

What a masterpiece you are and you will become when you are connected with the right one. #keepgrowingingrace

Relationships, Love, and Life

This is very interesting…Such as life….

Few times than often many marry their true heart or soul mate to live out their dreams such as becoming a home owner, having children, etc. and then live happily ever after, even though they may have had to endure trials and tribulations, they both decided it was worth the fight.

On the other hand...

Sometimes life could be very ironic as it relates to love, life, and relationships. A man falls in love with a woman who has everything he wants in a wife but he is not ready for commitment, whereas the woman is and cannot wait but gets married to someone else probably, someone she does not love the way she loves him!

The woman is ready for love and commitment but is approached by the wrong man who do not have the qualities she desires in a mate but they are ready for marriage whereas the right man seems not to be available. This becomes an issue of the right person at the wrong time or the wrong person at the right time.

Or, Sometimes it's not about the right or wrong mate but can you be the right mate at the right time

Such is life, Right?

Nevertheless, God’s grace in a man or woman’s life positions the individual to meet the right person at the right time. Even if you have missed someone you love, another opportunity will be available for you. When God is involved in one's life, He ochestrates events and circumstances to give you the best. Be encouraged and know that God is arranging someone special for you; just be sensitive to discern and discover who he or she is.
~Author Unknown

So those of you who have found it..cherish it and those who are still waiting...don't give up on love...let it find you...and when it does...you will know...usually when you least expect it

Always remember to #keepgrowingingrace

The Lessons In Letting Go!!

It takes a lot of courage to Let Go.

Letting Go isn't a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.  When we let go, we are simply closing one chapter to begin another. 

Some people come in our lives to teach us how to release and let go.

Dropping your child off to their first day of school whether it's elementary or college, a father walking his daughter down the aisle, disconnecting from a relationship that has turned toxic are all forms of letting go.

When letting go, we can reflect on and be thankful for what we had, have, and what's to come.

It doesn't mean that we forget about the lessons, great memories, ignore, or carry negative feelings of anger, rage, or regret.  It has nothing to do with quitting, winning, loosing or rehearsing past hurt.

Instead we aught to cherish the memories, overcome, move on, and embrace our future with confidence and an open mind.

Letting go is more about being thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, cry, develop, and grow.

Let go and grow! #Keepgrowingingrace

WOLVES DO COME IN SHEEP CLOTHING


Had an interesting conversation with a friend and we both had encounters about the success of our business…No we were not gossiping and no we didn’t call names...She stated “there are wolves roaming in sheep's clothing preying upon or trying to prey upon those who are excited and eager when it comes to their new endeavors. I've been shocked at some of the so called "great ideas" I've been propositioned with. All with promises of material wealth. Those tricks don't work on me, but on someone less experienced and more naive, they do. I don't like to see people positioning themselves as some fast track ticket or key to success, as if the only way you'll be successful is if you let them lead the way. I don't like when people take advantage of the talents, passions and innocence of others. They try to put stars in your eyes and glittery images...ain't always gold, that's for sure!” Donloyn Gadson  

One thing I stand firm on and was reminded of was that God said..."Erica you are in control of your own growth and success...in every aspect of your life including financially"...and I immediately felt empowered instead of vulnerable...he meant when I was ready for it...it’s right there…”the right people you need to connect with…they will be in your path…and your growth is not in the hands of anyone cause promotion comes from me (Psalms 75:6)…others can only enhance what I have placed in you”...but he wants us to be in control of it…so it doesn't become out of control #thankyouJesus #feelingempowered  

Make sure you move when you get a peace within yourself so you will not regret it later unfortunately wolves do disguise themselves in sheep clothing…and when its meant to happen it will…yes you may need mentoring, coaching, training, and the right kind of help…but nothing will be able to stop it except you…at the end of the day it’s your vision so be in control of it and don’t allow the wolves to cause you to shut out who God has sent to partner with you  #whenpowermeetspotential #keepgrowingingrace
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