What Should I Do When I Don’t Know What to Do?

We all have moments when we don’t know what our next step should be.  It can be an overwhelming and daunting task to figure out what path to take. There are times when you don’t know what to do because you’re not sure what you want and then there are times when you know exactly what you want, but don’t know where or how to get started.

My clients come to be because they are stuck. Either they want to identify their internal barriers to success, figure out their life purpose, land a coveted promotion or after investing thousands of dollars in their business, they still don’t know how to package, pitch and promote themselves and what they do to create buzz and generate interest in them.

Here are my quick-fix suggestions:

1.  Ask for assistance. God has given you an internal guidance system. The only reason you don’t know what to do next is because you’re in a whirlwind of energy that is not your own. Sit with yourself and ask:

  1. What will serve my highest good and that of others?
  2. Who can help me get there?

You’ll be amazed how you are led to what you need when you need it by simply asking.

2. Act on your promptings even if they frighten you. You’ll have a feeling of what you should do. You may think about a person with whom you haven’t spoken to in years, reach out to them. If they don’t have the answer or don’t respond, don’t give up you’ll find the right door if you keep knocking.

3. Invest in yourself. You have to believe in yourself enough to get the information you need to advance your life and career. Be diligent in your pursuit of your passion and happiness. Invest in yourself by hiring a coach that can help with the following or any other needs:

  1.  assess what you have and how you can package, position and promote it
  2. identify your blind spots so that you can see what other people see that may be hindering you from getting what you want
  3. help you sharpen your tools for success

Are you stuck? Do you want to build a speaking business or some other enterprise? Is authoring a book on your list? Do you have your eyes on a new promotion opportunity? Is becoming a better communicator or public speaker on your mind? I’d love to help.  Visit srenee.com for more information and to book your consult.

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How Can I Tell My 15-Year Old Daughter She’s an Awful Writer?

You don’t!

If you tell your daughter that she is an awful writer, she will never forget it and you could destroy her self-esteem and she will be left with being mentally and emotionally entangled with your opinion of her capacity to become a good writer.

Here’s what happened to me.

In 2000, I was fired from a job for not being able write. In 2005, I wrote my first book, There Is More Inside: Personal Essentials to Living A Power Packed Life. It has sold over 8000 copies. In 2011, I wrote and released, The Bridge to Your Brand Likability, Marketability & Credibility and 2014 Our Hearts Wonder Prayers to Heal Your Heart and Calm Your Soul. In 2014, Wiley hired me to co-write Self-Esteem for Dummies for the world’s best-selling reference brand book series and in November 2017, Callisto Media contacted me to write, 5 Steps to Assertiveness: How to Communicate with Confidence and Get What You Want (May, 2018).

My former boss apologized in 2011, which was long after I needed it. I know it made her feel good. 

Here are the lessons:

My boss had a responsibility to help me to strengthen my writing skills. Instead she disgraced me in front of my staff with her limited opinions. It took me years to overcome her issue—you have a responsibility to help your daughter grow and become the best writer she can be. Don’t degrade her, uplift her.

You never know what God has for her to do in life. Get on the winning side.

It will make you an awful mother to tell her she is an awful writer—and I know you are not an awful mother! With your help, I know she will do great things with that awfulness! 

Copyrights 2018 S. Renee Smith.

How to Deal With a Loved Ones’ Addiction–When You’re Frustrated

Addiction is difficult for everyone, including the person who is suffering. In short, as hard as it is to witness someone you love self-destruct and create so much pain for those around them, try to embrace these truths:
 
1. They are suffering. I’m not an expert in addiction, but I believe addiction, in simple terms, is seeking an external solution for an internal need.
 
2. You’ll never be able to fix it for them. It’s their soul’s journey, not yours. Give the person the space to help themselves. The healing work needed is between them & God.
 
3. You have to Believe. They’ll get there, wherever there is for them. But, you can offer prayerful support without expecting it to look the way you want it to. It will become what it needs to be for them.
 
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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!

BehindTheBrand

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

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.

BehindTheBrand

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

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®
www.srenee.com