Back To School Ready

Welcome New Blog Followers!

What a wonderful week it has been! I enjoyed serving and attending The Life Church Axis Nation Youth Conference on this week here in Memphis, TN! Our son is still talking and sharing his experiences and opportunity to beautify our city in a BIG Serve Day!

Well…School Is Back In Session!  The first day of school here is this upcoming Monday, but for many in other states, it was this week. We have a Seventh Grader on our hands!

As parents, we have to ensure we have our child’s best interest at heart. Most importantly, our participation and ability to listen and recognize their needs are important. It starts at home. There are so many ways we can get involve to ensure their success.

Below are a few tips to engage you and your child, towards a successful school year ahead:

1. Plan. Prepare each day ahead and for after school time to engage in your child’s school work, homework and activities. Remove distractions. Make it clear that education is a top priority in your family. Show interest and praise your child’s work.

2. Get your child to bed on time. During the summer, children aren’t always on schedule. Proper rest is essential for a productive and healthy school year.

3. Communicate with teachers and the school. Contact your child’s teacher at the start of the new school year. Get acquainted with them and engage in your child’s learning. Plan to keep track of your child’s progress, subjects, homework and activities.

4. Volunteer. If possible, plan to volunteer in your child ‘s classroom at least periodically throughout the year. Participation in activities is a good way to develop a relationship with your child’s teachers and classmates. Most teachers welcome occasional parent assistance even if you cannot volunteer regularly.

5. Celebrate your child’s achievements. Be mindful of barriers your child has overcome throughout the year. Every child learn at a different pace and should be congratulated on their efforts.

Many Blessings for a New School Year!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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You Are Enough

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You. Are. Enough. Have you ever second guessed yourself or questioned your abilities? Have you been in a position where you felt not good enough? We all have been there at some point in time. I mean, it is so easy to be critical of our own self-worth. TODAY, NO MORE! I want you to start supporting yourself in words, in compliments, and in self-care.

Learn to trust yourself and know that YOU ARE ENOUGH! This does not mean that you go out and remove all your trusted family and friends from your support circle, but simply to take ownership in being happy with who you are. If there are self changes that need to be made to strengthen your confidence, do it. There is no such thing as being perfect. We all have flaws, but make a personal commitment that you are enough and don’t let anyone tell you anything differently.

You are enough means that you are capable to change, grow, and be your authentic self. Be gentle with yourself. Don’t compare yourself to others. You have something unique to share with others – Your God-Given Purpose.

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Make It Happen

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Make It Happen! Embarking on a new journey or task can cause you to be full of fear and anxiety. Surrender your fear and make it happen. Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen – Make it Happen!

Have you experienced a dream where it felt like a reality? So vividly the details are played out and you wake up to a dream. In most cases, I am sure you discounted the dream in fear that it would not come to pass, right? That’s where you just allowed fear to step in. Get out some paper, start writing, and visualize it becoming a reality. You have to SEE it to BELIEVE it! Anyone can dream a dream, but making it come true requires perseverance and commitment. And don’t foget your action plan!

We are the main obstacles to our success in life or to making a difference in the lives of others. If you have a goal, you have to change your attitude and develop habits that are going to get you there to excel. Start saying NO to things that will lead you away from your goals and dreams. Surround yourself with people that will inspire and empower you. Declutter your mind from negativity and embrace positivity.

Be Intentional. Gain Clarity. Take Action.

Always SMILE…

Sherill

 

 

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Happy July

Welcome New Blog Followers!

Happy July! This year is swiftly moving on! This month is so special to me! It is the second year of business for SRD Mentoring And Coaching! I am so grateful and humbled by your support. So many opportunties afforded to me and so thankful for past, present, and future Coaching clients.

It’s a new day, new month and a perfect time to start something new. Embrace that dream or goal. It’s time to plan and prepare. You don’t have to have all the answers to get started. No one has all the answers. You are not supposed to know how things will begin or end. Life is a journey of ups and downs, new beginnings, creative thinking, and opportunities. Life will change and life will get better. We are all searching, learning, and discovering many aspects on a daily basis. Listen. Don’t wait another day. Start Today!

It’s the holiday weekend, so be safe and enjoy! Happy Fourth of July!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Be Fearlessly Authentic

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It’s the Weekend!! The title of this Blog Post speaks volume! Be Fearlessly Authentic!

In a world full of competition, being authentic is key! There is only one YOU. To thine own self be true. It requires courage and strength. There are millions of like-minded individuals with similar interests, but your execution will be different. Your delivery will be different. Your niche and creativity will be different. You can’t copy your neighbor’s vision and be successful. God ordained each of us with unique skills, talents, purpose, and vision. Don’t be disappointed in the delay of God’s timing with your goals and dreams. There is an appointed time for each season.

Have you discovered who you are? What is your why? Your intuition will lead to what is right or wrong for you. Listen. It will lead you to a more grateful and thankful life. Be authentic in your choices. Don’t do what everyone else is doing. Embrace genuine connections and self-imperfections.

Living from a place of authenticity, means being truly engaged in your thoughts and actions. Despite, what the world may tell you. Don’t be successful being a copy. We all are not perfect, but strive for excellence in all that you do. Be Fearlessly Authentic!

Here are a few ways to be “fearlessly” authentic:

– Think. Speak. Act Differently.

– Challenge Yourself.

– Love Yourself.

– Take Risks.

– Don’t Give Up.

Go after what you want – Authentically!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Life of Color

Welcome New Blog Followers!

The weekend is HERE! I hope you had a wonderful week. I truly enjoyed my time this week in Chicago and so grateful to be amongst the top three for a toothpaste brand commercial! On to the Final Stage! I had a short time to explore and enjoy Chicago, although it’s only been thirteen years (LOL)!!

As I was strolling down The Magnificient Mile (Michigan Avenue), there were beautiful sections of colorful flowers everywhere! Lately, I’ve embraced the “Life of Color” lifestyle. Meaning to be alive, open-minded, full of hope and dreams – with joy, happiness, and self-care. Don’t shy away from what is difficult and hard…EMBRACE IT! Embrace a life of color in full bloom, like the colors of the rainbow. Bloom where you are planted. 

Experiences, challenges, and lessons will show up in your life. Release fear. Live on purpose. Live in the present moment. Surround yourself with those who honor the best in you. Embrace your dreams. Be happy. Be grateful.

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Happy June

Welcome New Blog Followers!

Someone, somewhere is welcoming the month of June! For me, I am excited to welcome a new month with exciting opportunities! Definitely, the end to another school year and the beginning of summer fun! Swanson is headed to the Seventh Grade! Time flies!

It’s a time for family gatherings, friends vacationing, or simply a time to enjoy the scenery around you. It seems like everything starts to bloom in the month of June and the wild creatures will be on the loose! Yikes…not a fan of creepy crawlers!

What are your favorite summer traditions? Fun day at the water park? Inexpensive local fun days or a beach vacation? Whatever you decide, create lasting, happy memories! One way to do that is to journal your adventures. This will allow for summertime inspiration and reflection.

Summer is all about spending extended time with family and friends. Get away from everything…have fun and enjoy!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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