Its Complete but You’re Not Finished!

Its July 31,2015 and its such a significant day. Its the last day of the month of Completion… Let me say that again, its the Last Day of the month of Completion!

I am true numbers girl! Nope I’m not into math or finance, but I am into numbers, numerology to be exact. I love the meaning behind numbers and what they symbolize. 7 is the number of Completion and its also the number of “God”, “God rested on the 7th day”, I’m sure you know right.

Well this is no different because completion to me is the end of something for another to begin, hence next month is August and 8 is the number of New Beginnings, so you KNOW I’m excited! This particular blog though, I want to encourage my Fellow Mommies and Momprenuers!

Yes this one is for you Mommies!!!

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I have been on this entreprenuerial journey for quite some time now (11 years to be exact). I have been studying , learning, starting, stopping, growing, shedding, you know how it goes. This year however has been the turning  point of my journey. My daughter is 3 years old now about to be 4 (I still can’t believe it myself) and she is the light of my life. I mean she’s like a mini version of me. So having the desire to want to pursue a career in writing and entrepreneurship is Scary as Hell! I mean I had to really Pray and ask God several times ” are you sure about this because you know We have to take care of Tory”, and you know what God said “I know, and I told You I will Supply All Your Need, What do you have in your hands?”. Now at first I was confused like , “What do I have in my hands”? But as I thought about it I understood something so amazing. God asked Moses that same question. He asked him what he had in his hands as soon as Moses came up with reason Why he Couldn’t do what God told him to do! (Exodus 4:1-17)

Whoa! Have you ever felt like Moses?? Telling God what you Can’t do when clearly He said you Can?

We as mommies and if you are an independent mommy like me, you think about how you will feed your child, or children, the roof you need to keep over their head and the lights to stay on, right ? You run to a job because you Know for sure that will guarantee security, but the misconception is God is your security not the job, not that time clock you punch everyday. Now hear me, I’m not saying quit, but if God is saying to, Do It because He wants to show you how He can provide. When I started to hear God say Pursue what I put in you, I felt: crazy, worried, confused , anxious but I felt like if I didn’t do it, something major would happen and I would forever be stuck! I didn’t want that. For so long I wanted to write, speak and teach. That is what I love, I love to inspire people with my words. I just never knew how I would do it.

In 2014, I came out of hiding and wrote my first book. At the beginning of 2015 my 9-5 ended and God said its time to Pursue what I put in you. Now I didn’t have a job or any steady income and when I went to apply for jobs, NOTHING came through for me, I mean NOTHING. I then heard God say, “What have I put in your hands”? I am writer by nature, writing is like air, I breath it, when I want to express myself I write it out first. I LOVE to teach and inspire people. I love to see people’s lives transformed by something I taught them. So I began to ask God, okay so what do I do with that and how can I get income in doing this. He began to show me how to use the gifts talents and abilities He’s placed in me to allow for those things to give me the things I need. Is it easy? NO its not but I believe that I have something in me that people need and I am determined to see that they get it.

Is this you? Are you a Newbie Momprenuer struggling to figure out how to do what is In you to do? If it is I have learned 5 key things to help you stay the course live out your dreams WITH your babies so that you will stay motivated, inspired and Always in Pursuit:

1. Know what’s in your hands: Your Gifts, Your Talents and your Abilities are what will give you the know, and asking God what to do with them will give you the Know How!
2. Trust what you’ve been given: You will face times of disbelief, sometimes I do too but when those moments come, remind yourself that these are gifts, you were born with them so that means its apart of who you are!
3. Believe what God (or whatever your higher self if, mine is Jesus 🙂  has said about you: This one is key! If you don’t believe it, you will Never be able to achieve or receive what will be given. It has to come with belief and Faith!
4. Faith MUST be your anchor. This walk ISNT easy! You have to have Faith in order to see what you believe become a reality. You will want to give up and walk away because you don’t see it, but that is when your faith is being tested and tried and THAT is when you go harder! Never Give Up!
5. GrOw Through the Process! A lot of people tend to abandon the process, I’ve been there. Growth isn’t easy but necessary. The process prunes what we need out of us, builds strong roots and allows for all the goodness to come forward. GrOw thROUGH! 🙂

Mommies, we Got this! Our babies are watching us and waiting for us to show up! They are our first clients and customers to see if we will deliver! We can’t dissapoint them. Whenever you think of quitting, letting go of the dream, look at their faces and know that if not for you, they alone are worth the fight!

I Love You Mommies and Remember Always, Be You, Stay True and Pursue!

TakimaHWrites!

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Becoming The “Black Swan” : The ART of Just Being

Have you seen The Black Swan?

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I bought the DVD a while back because I saw it in theaters when it came out. That was a long time ago, wow time really does fly! I remember watching it in at the theater and thought, “what an incredible depiction of the fight between good and evil”. After watching now several times because of the convienence of DVD, I found that there is more to it than good and evil, its the struggle of acceptance of one self and the fight to be who you want but not having the ability to let go. Strange right? Well let me explain.

For those of you that have seen the movie you understand the premise, to which I hope. For those who have not, the movie basically depicts a girl who desperately wants to be noticed by her dance instructor. She tries so hard to be “perfect” but in her discipline of perfection she continuously hold herself back. Sound familiar? It should because we ALL have done it or are Doing it Right Now!

When I decided that I wanted to be an entrepreneur and writer, I told myself that I would let NOTHING stop me. I was committed to the process, I would keep going no matter what, I was Determined to Make It! Now in the thick of it, my desire to be what I believe I am supposed to be I am single handedly sabotaging myself out of this fight to be who I want to be. I am fighting to become the “Black Swan” not in an evil sense but in the sense that I fight in the process of Becoming.

You see I have always dreamed of being a well known writer and inspirational speaker. Not for applause, accolades but because I know I have a message that will impact and change people’s lives. When I made the decision to “Be” this person, I started to go through the weirdest changes, so much so that it turned into self destruction. I wanted to “Be” this person so bad that I started to hurt myself in the process instead of just letting it go, because I wanted to “Be” perfect at being who I already am supposed to “Be”. Sounds silly right? Let me show you 5 processes of becoming “The Swan” and  how NOT “kill” ourselves Before it happens:

1. To Be something is to allow the existance to take place without resistance. Let’s go back to the black swan. All “Nina” had to do was “Be” the black swan. Just let her come forth. She was too concerned about the doing she couldn’t let the being happen. We do that too right? I know I have. I had become so consumed with “being” the writer, “being” the entrepreneur that I began to fight against it. Sometimes we want something bad we destroy ourselves before it can even happen.

2. Feeling it from the Inside Out. In order to be who you already are its not enough to know it, say, proclaim it, you MUST feel it. If you say you are a dancer you Must Breathe It, Feel it in your body, and let it come out in your movement. If you are technical and surface it will look forced. Anything that comes from the inside is genuine, pure, true and most importantly effortless. It just happens.

3. Go Through The Change! Going back to the black swan, Nina fought the process HARD! She refuses to let the change happen to her to become the black swan. She was afraid of it so she tried to stop the process. Dont DO THAT! Change has to happen in order for you to become what you desire. If you stunt it, you will delay it. Change , Growth is necessary. It will be uncomfortable, its unknown , it’s uncommon, but it Has to happen. Embrace it.

4.Let It Go! Don’t be Afraid to let go. Let go of all thought of what you think “should and could”. Holding onto your thoughts and ways only slows down and prevents the you on the inside to emerge. Let it Go! The fear, the anxiety, the frustration. I’m not saying don’t acknowledge those emotions but don’t let it consume your progression in becoming!

5.Be careful not to Destroy Yourself! In the movie Nina destroys herself in the end because she wants to be this swan so bad. Now this is delicate but I am going to tell you, you can want something so bad you will kill yourself to get it or be it. That’s not the way to go. I believe the only reason she killed herself is because she desired it so much that she couldn’t see past it to really receive it. She destroyed herself in the “perfection” and neglected to embrace the progression. In life we can desire something So much that we end up sabotaging our own greatness. If we learn to truly just Be we will live out our greatness and so much more! 

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I hope I didn’t spoil the movie for some but I had to tell it that way to get the point across. Everyone has their thing, their inner “black swan” to morph into. The key is to allow the change to take place from the heart so that it can manifest beautifully on the outside.Don’t be too hard on yourself or the process, the swan is already in you, you just have to let her/him be and before you know it you will be seeing her/him in the mirror.

I’m TakimaHWrites and until my next post, remember, Be You, Stay True & Pursue!

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30’s The Best Years of Your Life! (I am SO Serious)

I am SO Excited! Want to know why? I just celebrated by 32 Birthday on July 5 and I feel AMAZING!

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Doesn’t it look good on me? I have to say that as I was approaching this birthday I was preparing my mind for what I wanted this personal new year to entail. I went back down memory lane and thought about the anxiety I felt when I was entering my 30’s. People tend to get bent out of shape when approaching this milestone, I’ve yet to know or even understand why. Somehow apart of me knew that my 30’s would be a year of Grace, Transformation, Exponential Growth, Love, Elevation and Power and I was all too ready to embrace it all. When I turned 30, I welcomed this decade with open arms. Not knowing what this year would give me I still anticipated the best. At 31, I learned many lessons of who I was and who i didn’t want to be anymore and had become quite comfortable with the person I was fitting into. Now at 32, there are mainly 5 things I have decided and know for sure that I will expect and put forth in this new year:

1. NO FEAR!

I had been so afraid of doing what is in my heart that I let fear keep me from accomplishing some pretty fantastic goals and had me hiding my gifts! I have to admit I believe and know that I have pretty valuable information to give to people and I had been “hoarding it” but NO MORE!

2. I AM BEAUTIFUL!

Sounds silly right? Well for a large amount of my years on this earth, me being or feeling beautiful was the furthest thing from my mind. I never felt good enough, pretty enough and I always compared myself to other people. This year I have made the decision to Allow myself the truth of knowing, believing and acting as though I am Beautiful, because I am, from the Inside Out!

3. I am Worthy

I am worthy of waiting for, sacrifice, loving. These 3 things I had compromised on so much because I did not believe I was worthy enough. Soon you will know my story ( My book comes out in 8 days! Shameless plug) but I have done so much in my life that I counted myself out the race. I did not think that I was worthy to be waited for in a relationship and gave myself up so quickly. I did not think that I was worth making a sacrifice for because I had done so much dirt and disgusting things, but Jesus sure proved me wrong in that. Loving, forget about it. Who could love me? I didn’t even love me. Now, I KNOW and BELIEVE that I am worthy not because of who I am but because of God on the inside of me.

4. I am Deserving

I deserve to receive all that I ask for. This is not an arrogant thought or mindset. Something I have learned that in order to “Ask, Believe and Receive” you have to believe that you deserve it!  The law of attraction only responds to those who are in a position to not only receive but they must also believe that are deserving of it. This year, I believe and I Deserve what I ask for!

5. Love is my Cornerstone

My God IS LOVE! I accept that so Strongly for myself this year. I feel it more fiercely that I ever have before. Love wakes me up in the morning, keeps me grounded, strengthens me, guides me, protects me. I know now one thing for certain,Loving God is Loving Me and Loving My Daughter is what makes me the Best Me! 

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This butterfly is a depiction of who I have become. I have my wings and I am ready to F.L.Y! The year of 32 may seem like an insignificant number but to me it represents grace. 3+2= 5 (The number was grace). After all that I have been through, God has graced me with the ability to grow to a level that I have been able to come to the realization of the attributes and truths that He desired for me to be and see all along. I am EXCITED about this year!

Lastly, to all my 30 Something Sistas, Treasure the 30’s! I promise you each year brings special gifts of awareness, growth, knowledge and understanding. You WILL lose people, things, and relationships which are all necessary!

Your 30’s are NOT to be Feared but FACED and EMBRACED Head On!

Cheers to Flirty, Dirty, Amazing 30!!

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Always Remember Be You, Stay True and PURSUE!

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