So with The Talented 6 having thrown our first professional’s networking event last week, here are a few tips for the average millennial who have either never been to a networking event or who may have been like me when I attended my first event, frightened! These five tips will help you dive deep into your networking bag! This that special networking cloth talk!
I recently saw a commercial on television that was meant to be in jest, but my overly active mind decided to take it further, and in this case, I came upon some interesting thoughts that I believe are worth sharing about keeping it 100. Honesty must start within oneself first. Being honest with yourself has three main components to it.
So, my oldest nephew is graduating from the 8th grade today, and only three words keep running through my mind. I'M GETTING OLD!
This morning while I was on my way to work, I thought long and hard about the reasons why I love being an uncle. As countless reasons flooded my brain, 3 stuck with me on my walk into work.
With graduation season underway, this is for everyone who is not graduating on time (for the first time or again) for any reason! Here are 10 things that I realized along the way to my goal of graduating that has kept me encouraged over the last 6 years! I hope these reminders will encourage you as well
Last week I visited my parents in Cleveland. While sitting in the living room I heard my mother call me from the kitchen. Not hearing completely what she was attempting to communicate, I begin to make my way towards the kitchen. The closer that I got to the kitchen, the clearer her message was to me. The clearer the message, the easier it became for us to communicate. Looking back at this experience two things stood out. Having relationship with the one communicating helps us to position ourselves to better hear and relationship determines the value we put on what's being communicated. With God, we must put value on what He is communicating to us, enough value that we are sure to consistently be in a place open enough to hear clear and respond correctly.
Judges 6:12 "When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, "the Lord is with you, mighty warrior."
While reading the book of Judges, I kept returning to this particular scripture. Why did the angel not just call Gideon, Gideon? Why "mighty warrior?" Could it be that Gideon needed to be reminded of who he was? Of what he was capable of doing? And isn't it just like God to offer that boost of ego right when he needed it? This week, God calls you Mighty Warrior. Through Christ, you are fully equipped to overcome every obstacle that presents itself. May you operate fully in the grace that God has made available to you.
In the book of Luke, there is a man named Zechariah who is well into life along with his wife. Zechariah is visited by an angel and told that he and his wife will have a son. Once the angel spoke this Zechariah immediately doubts the promise. Because of his doubt, God shuts Zechariah's mouth until what he was promised is produced.
My prayer for you this week is that as you speak, you are speaking life into every situation you face. For many of us this may be new, but it's certainly worth it. Be mindful that your words have power and everything you say should be according to what you want to see. Create your world with your words!
Look, listen. What are you hearing? Hate, evil, danger, struggle and racism. Now, more then ever we have a chance to really impact the world around us. Everyone you come in contact with is searching for peace, joy, and a sign of happiness. We have an excellent opportunity to be just that for them. Not their savior by any means, but a reminder of who their savior is. My prayer for myself and you this week, is that we represent Jesus. From what we say to what we do. I pray that we represent the man who loved all no matter their color or creed. I pray that we represent Jesus back to the world. One person at a time.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were 3 Hebrew friends serving in a foreign kingdom together. A kingdom that was completely different from the land which they were from. Together, they took a stand for their beliefs and together their stance helped change the nation. Their example leads me to ask, who's in your circle? Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were a force because they were all like minded. They held each other accountable and were all focused on the same goal. Your circle should be all like minded, all focused on helping each other become better, pushing each other towards their goals and holding each other accountable. Everyone in your circle should be on purpose!
Recently my team won a close game. In the closing moments, I called time out with 2:00 remaining ball game tied up at 52. Crowd roaring. Cheerleaders cheering, fans shouting, stomping and clapping. My team surrounded me, because of the noise everyone took a couple steps in closer then usual. In this moment with all this distraction, only one thing was certain. We had to be close enough to hear instructions.
This year, make it a priority to be close enough to God that we are hearing accurately His instructions. While there will be distractions throughout the year, day in and day out, be sure that your eyes are focused and your ears are listening. When you hear clear, you can respond correctly. Be blessed.