Not Out of Obligation, But Appreciation

I want to quickly share a conversation that I hope will inspire you this Christmas Day.

A friend invited me to her home to celebrate Christmas Eve with her family. My heart wanted to be there, but

I wasn’t sure my tired body would sustain my heart’s desire. I told her that I planned to be there. She said, “I understand your work schedule, you don’t have to come out of obligation.” I said, “I wouldn’t come out of obligation, I would come out of appreciation. You love and support me, sis. I want to come and support you.”

Over the course of our 15-year friendship, I’ve seen many pieces of her life. I’ve met most of her family, but I hadn’t seen them all together. It was a joy to watch the personalities, relationship dynamics, and the spirit of Christmas gleam from her four children, four grandchildren, one in-law, former husband and family friend (who is due to deliver her second child any day) and her daughter.

I had an incredible time eating, laughing, and exchanging hopes, fears, dreams, and stories of God’s miraculous moves in our lives.

The spirit of Christmas reminds us of the appreciation and adoration of the incredible gift of life that changed the course of the universe. Jesus didn’t come out of obligation, he came out of appreciation for who we are and what we can become.

My prayer is that every moment you spend celebrating with those closest to you will be felt with the same level of love, freedom, and elevated awareness that Jesus bought to the plant.

There Is More Inside, YOU!

God Bless you, I love you, Merry Christmas!

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My Faith Shaken; Life Changed

Recently, my faith was tested. My sister had an aneurysm burst in her brain, which required an 8-hour operation. The doctor forecasted a 1 in 3 chance of survival. Thankfully, after 22 days in the ICU she was released from the hospital. Feeling better now, she is recovering at home.

I’ll never forget Saturday, October 5 at 4:45 p.m. I was sitting at home working on a presentation for my client, healthcare giant Cigna, while anticipating a relaxed evening at a jazz concert. My father called, looking for my mother. When I told him she wasn’t at my home, in his usual calm voice he said, “Thaddeus (my sister’s husband) took Wanda to the hospital. They think an aneurysm burst in her brain.”

With tears running uncontrollably down my face, I headed to the hospital in disbelief. This unexpected turn of events changed my perspective on life. I now know what it feels like to notice you have a crack in your foundation – your faith.

We needed a miracle. And, to be honest, I was fearful that we would not get one. I needed a reference point. I looked to my grandmother’s life. She was given up on by doctors five times, yet lived to be 91 years old. After that, although I remained prayerful, I was good.

This lesson on volatility created a sense of urgency in me to help as many people as I can. That’s why, although I’ll continue to do live presentations, I’m taking my message to the Internet via webinars, teleseminars and live hangouts, and I suspect I will continue to find unconventional ways to teach, learn and grow from and with you. I hope you’re in!

Some time ago I sent out a 5-question survey. I wanted to know how you perceived our relationship, and what your most pressing concerns were. According to current results, the top 3 topics you wanted to learn more about were entrepreneurship, spiritual growth and self-confidence. Regardless of what we talk about, it will be from a spiritual perspective. Therefore, since entrepreneurship is a hot button for you, I’m going to start with a webinar on my area of expertise – image/branding.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, employee, community activist or government official, or have dreams of being something that you are not right now, branding is crucial for your success.

I am poised to launch my first webinar, How to Create a Buzz: Grow Your Life and Business, on Thursday, December 12 at 12 noon. This webinar IS for YOU if you want to understand:

· Why you didn’t get the promotion or contract you expected
· How to stand out in a crowd
· What makes you likable.

Register Now!

There Is More,

Your Breakthrough

Recently, I was with 150 women who were sentence to do time in a correctional institution. The message: Hatching Out of Your Shell: Victim No More! We laughed, cried and awaken to a greater awareness together. And, thanks to the leadership and wisdom of the warden, There Is More Inside is now their feature read. Isn’t that a blessing!

That assignment taught me that nothing separates us. We are all on the same path. And, at our core, we all want the same thing. That’s why I’m glad you are still with me and the Awaken Your Spiritual Senses process. We often start out with good intentions, but life causes us to abandon the very things that will help us save time, decrease the number of missteps and improve our lives.

This recording reiterates what we’ve talked about in the last 5 recordings. It’s a lot to cover. So hang onto your seat, I talk fast to get it all in. I hope you enjoy. Listen to your audio now.

Awaken Your Spiritual Senses Day 6

Don’t forget, if you want to identify your life purpose, successfully deal with workplace manipulative tactics and politics, and breakthrough the mental, emotional and spiritual chaos and clutter, then download Behind the Brand. For under $5.00 you will gain the wisdom of the principles needed to breakthrough and move beyond some of life’s most difficult barriers. I share what took me years to learn. Accelerate your growth now!


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There Is More Inside®

Help! Beyond the Storm

In a few weeks, I’m headed to speak at Sisters in Success: A Conference For and About Women. I will share the platform with our Governor’s wife (Carla Markell) and other dignitaries throughout the state. The sisters in success: ARE in PRISON! I consider this opportunity to share my message and book, There Is More Inside with 150 women who didn’t properly handle their storms–a gift.

The truth is, we don’t always properly handle our storms well either. The reason: they don’t make sense to us and therefore, we don’t know how to respond to them. In this audio, I share what’s happening during the storms in our lives and what to do to calm the waters. Download your audio for “Awaken Your Spiritual Senses” below.

Awaken Your Spiritual Senses #4

I also encourage you to consider this: life can and WILL become uncertain at times. Sometimes down right confusing. It is never our intention to give up on our dreams–but it gets hard and giving up just seems to release all the pressure. In the long run, giving up never feels good.

If you want to breakthrough the mental, emotional and spiritual chaos and clutter, then Behind the Brand will give you the spiritual insights you need to not only break-through, but to move beyond your place of stuck!

The truth is that I was raised in the church and because of what I saw and heard, it made me more confused than spiritually aware. So I decided to seek my own truth. And, in doing so I opened up to new ways of thinking and behaving that has led me to where I am today. In this 1-hour interview, I share how I broke free from religious prison.

Stay tuned for the next audio in the Awaken Your Spiritual Senses series. And, don’t forget to Get Your Audio Download of Behind the Brand. See you soon.


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S. Renee
CEO – Author | Speaker | Branding & Life Coach | Image & Public Relations Consultant
There Is More Inside®

Do the Work!

I bet you connected with the last message–we catch the vision early, but it takes years to execute it. A part of the reason it takes so long is because we are trapped in time. We are still sporting behaviors and entertaining thoughts that we’ve had during our teenage and young adult years. One of the elements of success is to do the work. I’m not saying get stuck trying to clear everything that happened in the past, but, most certainly it helps to acknowledge, accept, learn, forgive and move on. Unfortunately, sometimes we think we’ve moved on and really haven’t.

Don’t feel bad, though. We’ve all been there. And, we all have to do the work to move beyond that familiar place. In this audio, I share the importance of doing the work. And, I share a specific exercise to assist you on your journey. Download your audio for “Awaken Your Spiritual Senses” now.

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S. Renee
CEO – Author | Speaker | Branding & Life Coach | Image & Public Relations Consultant
There Is More Inside®