Be sure to tune in on October 4th, as Dr. Nicole welcomes special guest Monique Rose. Visionary, leader, and survivor, Monique is a highly-rated motivational speaker and successful 7 figure entrepreneur who is passionate about sharing her journey to success through authenticity, spirituality, knowledge, networking, and good old-fashioned hard work.
Listen in as she shares the fascinating story of how she mustered up the confidence and courage to launch multiple successful businesses, and how she now empowers others to take hold of their own Winner's Crown.
Mark your calendar and visit https://bit.ly/3teqdSN tomorrow at 7:00 P.M. (EST) as the audio and video cast drops.
A Wednesday Word Just For You.
I had two conversations today. The first was with a dear friend of mind, and the second was with myself, and in both conversations, this word rings true, "The key to success is to start BEFORE you are ready". I know that is unimaginable for some to grasp, but the reality is there are some things we need to start even when things aren't polished and pretty. As one who has struggled for years with perfectionism, I also know the power of what it truly means to step out and find out.
My question for you today is what have you been putting off because of fear, procrastination, or perfection? it's just It's time to press past all those things, and in the words of Nike, JUST DO IT! Even if you have to do it afraid, do it anyway.
The world is waiting for your Brilliance Queen.
Often we spend countless hours focusing and even fretting over our relationships with other people, asking ourselves countless questions about other people (i.e. do they like me, will they call me, what are they thinking, how can I impress them...)
While it is important to regularly examine our relationships and put in the work to ensure they are healthy and strong...even more important is our relationship with ourselves. How we feel about ourselves matters. How we talk to and about ourselves is important. Believe it or not, the way we feel about ourselves, directly or indirectly impacts every other relationship we find ourselves in.
Let me remind you...everywhere you go, there you are. While you can decide when and how to engage others, the reality is you can never escape you. When you rise, there you are. When you steal away for quiet time, there you are. When you find yourself in a myriad of emotions from day to day, there you are. The reality is you can never escape you.
So, in realizing that, it's more important than ever to regularly examine your relationship with you. Start by asking yourself a few important questions:
Do you suffer from paralysis of analysis? Do you have a thought or dream that you have been holding onto for a VERY long time, but are waiting for further instructions before you push the button and move forward? Are you "almost" ready to make a move, but aren't quite confident enough to take a leap? If this is your story, then join Dr. Nicole Steele as she serves up another Cup of Confidence.
Click here to listen - https://shows.acast.com/pricelessperspectivepodcast/episodes/why-your-waiting-is-not-working
Are you in need of change in one area of life or another? Are you sick and tired or doing the same thing and getting the same results? I'm sure if we are honest there is at least one area of our life that we can use a change. Well, this weekend during the CHANGE HER Women's Conference hosted by Shameka Danieles of CHANGE Church, we were reminded of the importance of evolving as women. Change is tough but it is necessary for those who desire to take hold of everything God has for them. Having a growth mindset and being willing to make small daily changes and tweaks can benefit us in ways unimaginable, but through it all, we must give ourselves grace.
So often, we are looking to others to bring about the change we need instead of looking within. In the words of the late, Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, Be the change you wish to see in the world. But remember, you don't have to do it on your own.
If you are looking for a tribe of women to walk with, in your quest to evolve, change and grow, consider joining our Beyond Brilliant Network, which is comprised of other clear, confident, and courageous women committed to doing the same - (www.BeyondBrilliantNetwork.com).
If you are looking for someone to help you develop a plan and to hold you accountable in your journey, consider adding me to your team, as your own personal Confidence Coach (www.TheRealNicoleSteele.com).
If you are looking for a place to grow in your faith and to gain real practical tools to help you embrace change and move to new levels, most definitely consider checking out CHANGE Church and Pastor Dharius Daniels, which offers live locations in Atlanta, New Jersey and a virtual program for a global audience -https://www.lifechange.org/
Contrary to what many industry experts, courses, programs, workshops, and training sessions would have you believe, I firmly believe that everyone is born with the level of confidence they require to live out their life, their purpose, and their journey.
Let me ask you – Have you ever really noticed a child? When a baby is born he’s free and full of confidence. The baby is confident, when he/she cries for milk, it appears, when he poops, someone appears to clean it up. Have you noticed a toddler, how confident a child is about what he wants, and how he clearly communicates without prejudice or hesitation? Almost till the age of 6-10 years, there is an abundance of self-confidence and effectiveness in communication.
Post that age, we start gathering the baggage of life – every time someone says – “Are you sure?”, “Work hard so you don’t fail”, “You should not fail!”, “A lot depends upon you!”. We feel the fear of failing and slowly start to resist taking on big challenges so as not to face that fear. Over time (years) even though people outside may stop saying it, our mind remembers all the times we failed in something & slowly the self-doubt starts to add layers over and over. Now a confident, outspoken and fully self-expressed child slowly starts to doubt & second guess himself.
We are filled with experiences of failures, rejections and belief in our incompetency. And as there is a need for confidence in the market, and different industries, we are always looking to collect news, and education, we put up a facade of false self-confidence & project it to the world, hoping no one would find out.
However, inside there is a huge conflict between what we are really feeling and what we are pretending to be so that we may be accepted, acknowledged & appreciated. Over time this gap continues to eat us inside, like a termite, and increase the experience of something lacking.
Do you realize the power of your pen? That's right, that small little ink pen that you carry around in the bottom of your purse. Yes, the one you can never get your hands on when you need it most. I encourage you today to pull it out and keep it near so you can use it to capture the hopes and dreams you have hidden in your heart. Our pen is made for more than creating shopping lists and writing reminder sticky notes to place on your mirror. While using the pen for those things is important, it is equally important to realize there is more power in that pen than we truly realize.
Everything you have and will encounter as you go throughout your day was likely imagined first through a person's heart and mind, and then through a pen. The clothes you are wearing, the car you drive, and the application you use faithfully each morning to download a morning motivation or to kick off your morning work-out were likely first sketched out with a pen. All of this and more started with someone who had a vision in their heart and simply wrote it down before it ever came to be.
The word of God tells us to Write the Vision and Make it Plain, for a reason. It is because there is power in the pen. The simple step of writing down your hopes, dreams, and prayers is the first step to putting things into motion. Now, yes, we realize there is more to be done than simply writing it down, but taking that first step, jump starts it all.
Today, I encourage you to pick up your pen and write down the things that you have hidden in the recesses of your mind and heart. No matter how large or small, write it the way you see it. Don't overthink it, just dump it on the pages of your notebook or journal. Once you do that, sit with it, pray over it and revisit it often. You never ever know how God will grace you to make those dreams a reality.
QUESTION: Have you ever written something down and stumbled across what you wrote years later, only to be amazed that the very thing that was once an idea, has now become a reality? What was it?
When it comes to achieving your dreams and accomplishing your goals, it is very easy to put the work off until you have all the ducks lined up and are assured everything is going to work out, but does that ever really work? You already know the answer...NO!!!
The reality is no matter how hard we try we can never get everything worked out perfectly. And the reality is while we are trying to do so, we are losing valuable precious time. I challenge you today to rethink your strategy when it comes to achieving your personal goals or obtaining the things that are most important to you. Make a decision today to do the work as if you know everything is going to work out.
QUESTION: What is one thing you can do today to move closer to your goals?
As you jumpstart your week, be aware there will be many things that may come your way to steal your time and distract your mind but remain laser-focused. There is work to do, dreams to fulfill, and a purpose to be pursued. Get in the zone!
Starve your distractions and feed your focus. It's going to be a GREAT week.