I started my New Year off with a BANG! I’m physically fine. Mentally a little shaken up. At this moment on January 1, 2019 my life once again flashed before my eyes. I realized right at this second that life is too short. At any given time my life can be taken away from me. I’m pleased with the way I’ve lived my life. I have no regrets. I have lived a purpose filled life. In 2019 I’m letting it all go. I forgive others who I have felt wronged me. I forgive myself. I’m walking into 2019 with one goal: Serve Others in LOVE! What can I do each day to SERVE? That’s it. I love each of you and pray that you have a New Year full of LOVE, BLESSINGS and PURPOSE.
This month I celebrate over 18 years serving in the Government of the United States of America! 🇺🇸 My first 14 was Enlisted in the United States Air Force and the past 4 was serving as a government civilian. In these four years I’ve achieved tremendous goals.
My proudest moment was serving on the team that successfully implemented Project SOAR a Pilot Program that provided approximately $2 million of Grant funding to public housing authorities (PHAs) to deploy education navigators that provide individualized assistance to youth and their families in FAFSA completion, financial literacy and college readiness, postsecondary program applications and post-acceptance assistance. Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles were amongst the cities that received funding.
I received recognition for my work and was awarded the Innovator of the Year by the Next Generation (NEXTGen) of Government: NEXTGen Award Winners. I currently serve on the board that plans the NEXTGen Training Conference for future government leaders. I also serve as a senior mentor for both NEXTGen and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Cyber Professionals.
My agency paid for me to earn my certificate as an Associate Certified Coach for the International Coach Federation and my Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
This was all in four years time. Imagine the possibilities in the next four years! I’m excited to see where this journey will lead me. I share my experience to inspire others and to show you that anything is possible. You can choose to just go to work and clock in and out or you can choose to make a difference. Your choice!!! Choose to be GREAT!!!
#SimplyEbony #SuccessCreators #WINsDay
I survived a brutal rape by a serial rapist at 15-years-old. My rapist, told the bystanders that it was a ‘domestic issue.’ I pleaded with them to help me yet they all watched me get raped. The rape was a defining moment in my life.
I enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF) at 18-years-old. While overseas in the USAF, I eloped and married. My husband eventually became abusive. I filed for divorce from him after a year of separation.
Later in life, I found myself in another abusive relationship. I fought through the disappointment when the courts failed to hold my abusive boyfriend accountable. He continuously violated the protective order and stalked me at my place of employment and my home.
Through all of the trials that I faced, my faith never wavered. I separated from the USAF with an Honorable Discharge. I founded The Next Chapter, Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit, dedicated to empowering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I launched my second business, Success Creators to provide coaching for individuals and business development. Once I opened that door to healing and wellness, the doors opened for me to follow my passion and to help others.
Wow!! Thank you to everyone that purchased the digital copy of Behind the Rank. Congratulations to my 29 coauthors of #BehindTheRank Vol 1 book! Pre-order your signed copy now at https://www.paypal.me/LadyofInspiration/23
Our book hit the Amazon Hot New Releases Bestsellers Lists at
#1 in United States Military Veteran History,
#1 in United States Veteran History,
& #4 in Women in History
#Military #WomenVeterans #Amazon #BestSellers #USAF
I’m excited about my collaboration with @LilaHolley in our new book #BehindTheRank! Official Release is in September 2017. Pre-order yours now at https://www.paypal.me/LadyofInspiration/23
Behind the Rank, Volume 1 is a collection of powerful voices, calling out to every woman, woman Veteran, service member and those who seek to understand our stories.
Discover what it takes to face struggles in the military and life head on, to stop being a cover girl suppressing real life problems, to stand proudly in the uniform, and to celebrate womanhood.
Ladies: Do you embrace your power? I had this discussion yesterday with my Coach and again at night. I oftentimes have a problem spotlighting my WINS. I've accomplished a lot in my life but still I always feel like it's never enough or I'm hesitant to toot my own horn. Is this you? Why do we do that? Why don't we confidently showcase our talents and let our light shine? #TruthTuesday
What is your vision? What instincts are guiding you towards your goals?
Bishop T.D. Jakes spoke this powerful message on one of Oprah’s Life Class shows. Bishop Jakes talked about instincts and the power behind learning to listen to your instincts.
My favorite is the story of the Giraffe and the Turtle. Imagine yourself as the giraffe. You reach to the top of the tree and that is where you find your food. Imagine the turtle as the people who have not understood your passion, and tried to hold you back or hold you down. The turtle represents your haters and all of the negative naysayers. The turtle finds his food on the ground. You both have different views of the world. We eat at the level of our vision. The turtle can’t reach the heights of the giraffe and if the giraffe bends down to the turtle all the blood rushes to his head, and he becomes unconscious.
Be the giraffe! When you are built to be tall you will endanger your position if you lower your perspective. You cannot explain to a turtle a giraffe decision. A turtle will not understand your instinct to reach higher. But that does not make the turtle bad or wrong, it is not their vision. Stop allowing turtles to hold you back.
Bishop T.D. Jakes-Instinct