Happy November

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Happy November! Wow! Did I just say that?! It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the end of the year. Well… hold on a second! It’s MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! Yes, November 15th is a special day! Where are my SCORPIOSsssss?!

November is my favorite month, but also the start of the holiday season. A time to reflect and be thankful, fellowship more with family and friends, and enjoy the season of holiday cheer. With so much going on in the world today, it is so important to show compassion. Our world is hurting and grieving. Honestly, it can be very overwhelming. So much tragedy and harm are impacting so many lives.

As we approach the holiday season, be mindful of those that may be experiencing tragedy or a difficult time. Extend a smile or cheerful conversation. Don’t forget to stop and take a moment to appreciate the things you are most thankful for.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

 

 

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Fall Forward

Hello, Smiling Faces!

I think it’s safe to say Fall Season is officially HERE! I love everything that makes fall the best season. Boots, sweaters, scarves…I am here for it!  Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us.

As we embrace the cool temps of fall, let’s talk about at some point in your life, you are going to fail at something. Will you fall forward or fall backwards? Learning from our mistakes and taking full responsibility allows for growth. We all fall down at times, but when you fall…Fall Forward. Don’t repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Don’t look back. Learn from your mistakes and take responsibility. Failure is part of success. Failure is so important to success. You will fail at something in life. Failure can take you down or teach you how to move forward.

Think about a recent situation where you may have failed. How did you react? What did you learn? No one is perfect, and even the most successful people have failed more times than they care to count.

Overcoming challenges in your life is about your mindset. Obstacles help enrich your mental experiences and build resilience and strength. The next time you are faced with a challenge or failed moment, remember to fall forward with the attitude to overcome.

Don’t look back. Focus on your future.

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Hello, October!

Hello, Smiling Faces!

We are hours away from October! I am ready for permanent cool temps! (LOL) It is also my Wedding Anniversary month…15 Years!!

Well, we are approaching the end of a new year, but there is still time to make some POWER MOVES! I mean…it’s all up to you! We are here at the Fourth Quarter push! If you work for any company or business, it’s all about finishing STRONG! Are you taking a stand to finish this year strong…in your personal life? What do you need to do in the next 90 days?

What goals are you still working on for 2018? Have you started? Maybe, you need to start researching for a specific project for 2019. Start NOW! Lifestyle changes? Start NOW! Do not wait. Procrastination is real and will cause you to lose focus.

A couple of weeks ago, I took some time to revisit my goals. There were a few revisions that I needed to make. Life happens and sometimes you need to take a step back and analyze your tasks. Sometimes, we get a little discouraged with progress. I challenge you to take a moment and write down any achievements, success outcomes and goals met. Celebrate those achievements! I often write down where I may have fallen short or learning experiences, as a learning tool.

We all have that Champion spirit! Champions challenge themselves to turn it up, when everyone else turns it off. Finish Strong!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Motivation

Hello, Smiling Faces!

We have cool temps here in Memphis! I can dig it! It’s been raining the last couple of days, but I will not complain. It’s certainly needed with the hot temps here lately.

Are You Ready? Ummm…not for cooler temps, but to embrace this week with INTENTION! I start preparing for the week ahead with intention. I am sure we all have those days, where we wish Sundays had a pause button. If you know what you need to do ahead of time, you may find yourself a little more productive.

How do you prepare for the week ahead? The start of a new week can be a little hectic, so it is very important to take a few moments of quiet time and meditate. Meditation allows for us to transform our minds into a positive state.  Silence is a wonderful thing! No interruptions. Just a few minutes in a quiet environment.

My challenge to you on this evening, is to take 15 minutes in a quiet environment and meditate.

Have a wonderful, blessed week!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

 

 

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LIVE YOUR LIFE

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Well…it feels like fall is in the air, but temps are set to be back in the 80’s by mid-week! Let’s just enjoy this cool breeze and be happy! Today, is a day to remember…9/11. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families, affected by such an awful tragedy, 17 years ago.

Are you living or just existing? One thing for certain, is that time is a resource we can’t get back. It’s time out for settling for excuses and push forward to make things happen. After many setbacks, family deaths, talking myself out of dreams and goals, I realized that I wanted to do more than just live. I want to LIVE on “Purpose” leaving a Lasting Legacy! Your attitude is everything and can be your stumbling block to remaining stagnant, if you are not careful. Living is having the right attitude, experiencing opportunities and creating new ones. It’s taking full advantage of experiences and investing in yourself. Don’t settle.  It creates a life partially lived.

Let’s talk about just “existing” in life. I seriously think that one of the scariest thoughts that anyone can have is that they are just moving along in life, not living. I’ve been there and sure we all have. Do you experience negative thoughts? I’ve learned that doubt will stop your from living and you will suddenly find yourself existing. It holds you back from living and enjoying life. You also have to get rid of the negative influences and energy around you. Life is not perfect. You will have to live through the good and the bad times. Trust me. We often live to please others whether it’s family, friends, or a spouse…but what about your happiness? In the end, we are left feeling defeated. Take those chains off and LIVE!

Take a moment and think about the passionate people you may know? I know quite a few. How would you describe the way they live their life? Typically, we see them passionate about people, enjoying life moments, growing and encouraging others. They may fall on hard times, but make an effort to bounce back and regroup.  I have a doctor friend that regardless of the longggg hours at the office and caring for family, she always find the time to give back to those in need for FREE, even on the weekends.  She routinely find ways through her podcast to inspire and encourage others.

We all have extremely hectic schedules at times with families, activities and job requirements, but make sure you are doing something to fuel you. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take a moment and recharge. September is the month where I am doing exactly that. A month of Self-Care for myself. I am investing in ME; from a little pampering, reading books, attending growth webinars and sessions, Connect Groups, and fueling my soul.  Operating in your passion and purpose is contagious! Always make sure you are pouring into yourself, while pouring into others.

If you are not living the life you want, you owe it to yourself to find out why. We can always use a little help to navigate towards discovering our unique abilities, talents and gifts. Why just live to exist, live a life filled with positive growth. I love to travel and discovering new ways to visit places I haven’t been and to experience new things. Crossing off the bucket list! 

 

When was the last time you embarked on something you were passionate about? Life is not a race. Live intentionally and do not become complacent. Live in those precious moments, even if you don’t have photos to share. (Smile) Sometimes, we are so focused on capturing the moment when it should be enjoyed.

LIVE YOUR LIFE in such a way that you don’t just see things, but you truly experience them.

 

Always SMILE…

Sherill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OWN IT – Book Review

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I had a wonderful Saturday here in Memphis at my 5th “When Passion Meets Purpose” Workshop! Memphis was my first stop, last year October 2017 and decided to have a second session. It’s been an awesome, blessed adventure going from city to city and it “ain’t over” yet! (LOL) I am so grateful for this journey and vision God gave me.

I wanted to give a quick review on this book, “Like She Owns The Place”… what an Awesome read! It will definitely be in rotation again. I am always a student and willing to learn more. This book is all about your confidence and owning the season you are in, while taking risks and making it happen! There were soooo many pointers I took away from this book. I also realized that I often shared some of the same pointers with my clients and during previous workshops. 

A few thoughts:

1. Trust Your Intuition. This is your God-Given Superpower. Don’t dismiss it. Listen to your gut.

2. Are you comfortable, or are you happy? Check yourself daily.  Get beyond your comfort zone and stretch yourself. Your attitude determines your altitude.

3. Do something you love everyday. Be Grateful. Pursue your passions and live on purpose. Now, you know I am ALL for this! A ritual for me!

4. There is no “idea” formula for success. It’s hard work and perseverance daily. Plan and Pursue.

5. Confidence. Confidence. Confidence. Tap into your “Inner Muse”…Read The Book!

Now, this is NOT a complete book review, but hopefully enough for you to kick it in gear and IGNITE your inner magic…just in case you need an energy boost! Make sure you check out this book!

Have a Blessed week!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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It’s A New Week

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Whatever you are facing today, remember you can handle this! You are equipped and prepared. Keep going, keep moving, keep hoping!

Just wanted to send you a quick word of encouragement.

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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