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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Happy Thanksgiving

In gratitude, we pray:

We awake to the pleasure of your presence, God. We bask in the warm embrace of your love. As you lovingly smile at us, we smile back in thankfulness for all that is–the purpose of our existence, the divine order of the universe, and the expressions of love and kindness of family, friends and all who we share our time with on this planet.

Today, we feel the joy, excitement, and anticipation of sharing time with those closest to our hearts. Our hearts are open and we pray for our brothers and sisters who are away from home, on the street, alone in the care of strangers, or lost in darkness. We hold them in your light and love as we express our desire and commitment to do good toward them and others today, always and in all ways. And so it is. In the name of our master, brother, teacher and friend Jesus the Christ.

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

Why Am I Being Tested?

“I remember wondering how it got to this point. I was a student of developing and maintaining a positive self-image. I taught others how to develop and maintain theirs. What happened? I was numb. I couldn’t feel myself anymore. I was deaf to my own voice. All I could hear were the people in my personal and professional life whose actions were saying, “You’re not good enough.” I was now a student of my own teaching.” This is an excerpt from There Is More Inside

It was Spring 2000. I don’t know if I was struggling or being strangled. Regardless, I was suffering. What I now realize is that my stamina and beliefs about myself, God and the world around me were being tested.

Finding the courageous and confidence to own your space and smoothly transition from one phase of life to another is what I teach today, but first I had to be taught. Briefly, here’s the story. You can read the entire story in my first book, There Is More Inside.

I was facing two painful rejections. My former fiancé asked me to marry him and four months later walked out of my life. Then, I was fired from my job.

Prior to getting engaged, I firmly stated that we would not set a date until we went to marriage counseling. After starting our sessions, he and I had an argument about going to counseling. He told me he had been hoodwinked into going to counseling. Realizing our deep differences, I said: Well, we won’t be getting married.

In less than 30 days after that dramatic episode, I was fired from my job. I was being bullied by my supervisor—humiliated in front of my staff, described as a premadonna, and told I couldn’t write. After seeking help from the director of human resources and the university president, I was granted medical leave due to the tremendous amount of stress that they knew I was experiencing. The stress affected my health. I went to the doctor who diagnosed me as being depressed. He prescribed an antidepressant. Yes, I felt like my life was crumbling out of control, but everything about my life up to this point told me that God had prepared me for this personal and professional challenge.

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Why Do I Keep Failing?

Recently, I was at a business event. There were about 50 people in the room. Arriving 30 minutes late, she walked in the room. Momentarily catching everyone’s attention, I thought: Wow! sharp sister. Directing my attention back to the front of the room, there was a panel of experts answering questions about the present and future of organizational leadership and employee development.

After the event was over, I made a b-line to the front. I knew exactly who I wanted to meet. On my way, I ran into her–the sharp sister. I extend my right arm to shake her hand. I said, Hello, my name is S. Renee. With a beautiful broad smile she said, Hello, my name is …. I asked: What brings you here today? With a burst of energy she said, I provide tax services. If you’re in need of a tax advisor, I’m the one you are looking for. Excitedly, I said, oh, do you have a card? Simultaneously saying No, while looking in her purse she goes on a search for a business card she knew she didn’t have while chattering about Lord only knows–you know the type.

Not wanting to dismiss her, although she had dismissed herself by the floundering and senseless chatter, I patiently waited for her to stop hunting in her oversized purse for a non-existing business card. Giving her a way out I said: “Here, please take my card and forward me your contact information.” Taking a deep breath, I could hear her sigh of relief.

Like many of us, we still believe that we can fake it until we make it. Not so, not in the 21st century when we have lived in an age of reality talk shows and television programming. We are too smart to fool one another. Watch this video below to avoid being like this sister and discover the first spiritual step to building a personal brand.

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Are You Ready?

Now that the shift has happened and we are being awakened to the greater purpose for which we’ve been sent to planet earth, we have to prepare ourselves for this new way of thinking and operating. We’re being called to open our hearts to each other and instead of selfishly working for our own good, God is challenging us to work according to His plan for the universe.

It’s easy to nod our heads in acceptance to the call. However, the work comes in removing our protective barriers and opening our hearts while aligning our behaviors so that Spirit, without resistance or judgment, can flow through us.

I don’t know about you, but I have to confess that it’s been a challenge to crystalize the vision and a little overwhelming to get a grip on how to successfully fulfill my assignments. Oprah asks, “What do you know for sure?” What I now know for sure is that I’ll never have all the answers. But, I do have access to the answer for each moment that I’m given. And–that’s enough for me.

Here’s why. There are Angelic forces that work on your and my behalf. While we’re thinking, pondering and sending our requests to God, the Angels are moving and prompting the people who are appointed to help us complete our tasks. What I’m noticing is that often, people will find and reach out to us and we then become witnesses of own life. I’m in awe of God’s divine system.

Recently, I’ve had three such breathtaking moments when the call came with no effort on my part, but to stay in my lane and do the work I’ve been asked to do.

Woman w/ Sign

  • I received an email for an interview from Urbanette Magazine Reporter Vanessa Ness. Urbanette is the longest running women’s online magazine. Here’s a sample of her thought-provoking questions.

Urbanette: Does gender play a role in one’s tendency to build inspiration through group dynamics?

S. Renee: …Inspiration is arousing someone to act on something. It’s often used as a spiritual term to denote in spirit, which means that through Spirit one is caused to act. There is a good spirit and a bad spirit…Read more

If the interview speaks to you, please leave a comment, “Like” it, email, tweet, etc. Your response is necessary to continue to help raise the spiritual consciousness of all people in various industries.

  • Ola Jackson, Founder and CEO, OWN: Onyx Woman Network requested that I join two other dynamic women to discuss Life as an Entrepreneur. Click the title to listen to the 30-minute interview. If you’re thinking about starting a business, the challenges you hear during this interview may scare you, but the stories are real. If you have a business, listen to avoid devastating pitfalls and to be inspired by how you can overcome them.
I hope you’re encouraged to continue the journey. At times, it feels like a mammoth of a task, but it’s our duty to prepare daily for our charge. I’m in prayerful support of your divine desires. Continue to hold on to truth–there is more.

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What If…?


What If...?

You’ll find me on page 29 -
Notes on Business” 

What if today was your final day on planet earth? You are scheduled to die, transition, crossover, or pass. Whatever you call it–what if?

I recently returned from Alabama, where I travelled to celebrate the life and legacy of a dear friend of 12 years, Coach Benjamin Blacknall. His unexpected transition from here to there has awaken me to a deeper awareness–daily, we sketch the contemplations that others will have of us when we’re gone. Death doesn’t change how we lived.

That’s why I’m grateful for Ben and for you. I know our divine calling is to plant seeds of justice, love and truth while being teachers to one another. Since God is in all things, it’s our responsibility to be the God experience that others are looking for.

That’s why I’m grateful to our innercircle friend (my nephew) Jakeem Smith for helping to expand my message to a national audience. He nabbed an interview opportunity with Sheen Magazine, which is in stores now. Will you help me to support the media outlets that support my message by picking up a copy at any Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart or bookstore near you?

I appreciate your support.

Stay tuned, There Is More,
S. Renee