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Life Lessons learned from Kevin Hart’s “I can’t make this up”

As you know I’m an avid audible listener and love, love, love listening to my books on the go. It’s saves so much time because I can listen to my books anywhere. For instance, traffic jams are one of my favorite times to listen to an audible book. 

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Currently, I’m listening to Kevin Hart’s new book on audible. When I found out he was reading his own book, I almost lost my mind. Everything in me knew the book would be funnier because he’s reading it. As you know I love it when the author reads their own book. In most cases, the author will add things they didn’t include in their book along with other surprises.

Let me tell you that June 6, 2017 could NOT get here fast ENOUGH. My husband and I are die-hard Kevin Hart fans. We even flew all the way to Vegas just to see his show then double back and went to see it in the movie theaters. This people makes us die-hard Kevin Hart fans!!

So far I’m in love with the book and constantly busting a gut listening to it. But through all the shits and giggles Kevin is laying down some really hard life lessons. So hard that I’m writing this blog post before finishing the audible book. Right now I’m on chapter 54 of 100. Yes people the book has 100 chapters.

Honestly, I couldn’t imagine listening to someone else’s dry voice for 10 hours telling the stories that he shares in his book. No offense to the top voice over guys but you would have done NO justice reading his book. Yes, I meant to structure the sentence in that way.

Now let’s get to the life lessons Kevin taught me in his book. Quick and dirty teasers only because you must read or listen to the book yourself for a personalize interpretation. Afterwards, come back here leave a comment so we can start a conversation about what we’ve learned.

 

Life Lesson #1 – 1 Chance Only

You only get 1 chance to make a first impression.

Personalize Interpretation:

Ok, we’ve all heard this before. But hearing it again followed by his personal experience to back up this claim made it seem like hearing it for the first time. Stop rushing and take the time to prepare and/or learn your craft.

 

Life Lesson #2 – Key to Success

Hard work is not enough for success. The key to success is commitment.

Personalize Interpretation:

Stay committed to YOU and everything else will fall into place. Have patience but nothing happens overnight.

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Life Lesson #3 – The High Priority

Treat everything like it’s a high priority no matter how small the opportunity.

Personalize Interpretation:

No time is wasted as long as you’re taking time working towards your goal. This is definitely a reminder I needed to hear right now. Recently, I was invited to an Empowerment Luncheon on July 8th to speak about AST. Of course I said yes! Will my target audience be there? Probably not, but you never know who someone else knows or the doors that can open up. No time is wasted people, remember that!

 

Lesson #4 – Toughest Transition EVER!

The toughest transition is the transitioning to understanding that being you is all you need to be.

Personalize Interpretation:

Actually, I already knew this from my personal experience and journey. Maybe you’re listen harder to me since Kevin feels the same way.

This book is amazing to me even though I’m only 54 chapters into it. It amazes me because I love a great come up story of someone who beat the odds and went against the grain. This is what I had to do in my life, go against the grain. This is what I teach my clients, go against the grain.

We all must stop being afraid of stepping out on faith, erasing the line around our comfort zone, and embrace our uniqueness. This is how Kevin got the success he has today. His funny yet positive personality is what drew me to him. He’s relatable on so many levels because he’s just being himself.

Just in case you missed it, he’s successful for simply being who God made him to be. Simple!

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Couple’s Trip to Vegas for the What Now Tour

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Have you read the book? If so, leave a comment below and let’s have a conversation.

 

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I AM A Number 8: My Ah Ha Moment!

Roughly ten minutes into a podcast interview with John Gray, I stopped and immediately bought his audible book. No additional research was needed and finishing the interview required. As a matter of fact, about ten minutes into the video I stopped to post a quick video message on facebook.

John said something so profound that I just had to share it with the world. He said, that everyone listening matters! One of my favorite lines to say is “you are enough”. This is not just a line but a mentality I had to grow into during my journey of Discovering my Truth.

By the end of the interview, I was hooked on John because he was funny, honest, an amazing singer, and man of God. Immediately, I started listening to his book and was oh so blessed by it which brings me to this blog post.

As you know I was sexual abused by my stepfather for over 8 years. One late, late night, I was up couldn’t sleep and just crying my eyes out. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out what I did in a previous life to deserve my current life. Over and over again, I asked God “why me?”. Guess what I got my answer but only part of it.

Before I could get through the forward of the audible book I had an ah ha moment or revelation about the answer God gave me. Finally, I got complete understanding of God’s most simple, loving, word spoken to me.

To find out more you have to listen to the audible. Make sure to leave your comment below because I’m interested in your thoughts.

If you’ve read or listen to his book, “I AM NUMBER 8” then share your thoughts below as well. This book was so spiritually amazing that I’m willing to have a LIVE conversation if you’re down for it.

 

Truly, I can say that I AM A NUMBER 8 and prayerfully you can too!

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Discover Your Truth: Your Journey Starts Here

The day I was scheduled to go LIVE on Facebook to have the casual conversation about Discovering Your Truth I found out my niece was in the hospital. In order to spend time with family, the casual conversation was postponed to the following week.

Thank you to all those who left comments and sent messages expressing your thoughts and prayers for my family. Your patience and prayers are appreciated!

Finally, the night came to talk about Discovering Your Truth! In the first video of this series you learned:

The reason for having this discussion.
What it means to Discover Your Truth?
Why it’s important to Discover Your Truth?
3 Methods for Discovering Your Truth

Whew that’s a mouth full right and this only scratches the surface of what we discussed. Throughout this conversation and the upcoming conversation I share my personal experiences with you! It’s important for you to know that I exercised what I teach in my own life. The best way to communicate that with you is by sharing my experiences.

If you missed the LIVE stream then definitely catch the replay by checking out our Facebook page. Then come back tomorrow night to join the conversation LIVE with me. Feel free to bring any questions and comments that you have because this is a dialogue between sisters. Definitely invite your friends, family, and followers to join us as well.

Let’s make sure to share positive opportunities with people that will change their life for the better. There are so many of us suffering in silence and there’s no reason for it. There is answer to the questions swirling around in your head. The answer is to Discover Your Truth so come and join me to find out how to get the clarity you desire.

Again if you want to catch the replay just click on the picture. Let’s continue the conversation here as well by leaving your comments below.

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Discover Your Truth: Your Journey Starts Here

As you know we strive to help women Discover, Define, and Live Their Truth in order to have the life they want and deserve. It’s my belief that everyone who is living in their truth goes through these three “phases”. Certainly, I have went through these phases which is why it became not only a tagline but the format on helping you reach your truth.

Now what does it mean to Discover Your Truth; Define Your Truth; and Live Your Truth? Do you have a clear definition? It’s imperative that each phase is done in the exact order of Discover, Define, and Live Your Truth. Unfortunately, you can’t “live” in your truth without knowing who you are first, i.e. Discover Your Truth. The same goes for Define Your Truth because how you identify your truth relates to knowing the real “you” and not the pretend “you”.

Let’s start there. Do you know “the real you”? The “you” that God has made you to be. Sure or maybe not and if not then this is going to bless you.

Starting June 6th for the remainder of June, I’m going LIVE on FB to talk about Discovering Your Truth. We’re having a discussion on the what, why, how, and look of Discovering Your Truth. It’s important that you know what it means, why it’s important, how to incorporate it in your life, and what that looks like. When you know better you do better!

It’s my goal to help people to simply be themselves and fall in love with that person. That’s how you find your purpose, live a happy life, and relieve stress. By just simply being you, that’s it! There’s no magic pill and it’s not only available to a select few. Being your unique self is available to EVERYONE and EVERYONE can start doing it RIGHT NOW and immediately feel hopeful, happier, and less stressed.

Believe me, I’m being dead serious here! This is something that I know because everyday I’m perfectly fine with being LaKitia. So rarely, do you see me unhappy, confused, or overwhelmed because I’m pleasing everyone else.

The good news is you can get to this place too. So please join me on FB every Tuesday and Thursday in June starting on the 6th at 7pm. Join the conversation and get the clarity and confidence you need to step out in the world as the original unique person that you are!

For those of you who don’t have a FB account NO WORRIES, I’ll do a recap on IG LIVE the following day at 7pm. Make sure to like our FB page and follow us on IG to know when the conversations happen! 

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Sister Conversation: Letting go of Negative Core Beliefs

As you may already know I’ve been asked to speak about Mindset for the BodyMindSoul event this August hosted by Indigo Rose Project. This event will go down in the history books as a transformational event. The transformation starts with the panelist for the event in an individual photo shoot.

Your inner core belief system guides the actions and decisions made on a daily basis. Having negative core beliefs leave the door open for self-double and lack of confidence to creep in and take control.

Well today you’re in for a treat because I’m sharing with you an amazing experience I had letting go of my negative core beliefs. Are you shocked? If so, why? No one is perfect and we all have inner battles. The difference is my battles are not as severe as yours and vice versa. There’s always room for growth and I never pass up an opportunity to learn.

Having a positive outlook, attitude, belief system takes constant daily work. Once you’re there it’s all about maintenance because the enemy will not leave you alone. Please take a moment to listen and share this video because it’s important to spread the message.

This past weekend my sister told me that your childhood friend’s son committed suicide. My heart broke for her and her son for different reasons. For him, my heart broke because he felt that suicide was the answer and his life wasn’t worth fighting for. I’m willing to bet he had some negative core beliefs to release.

It’s important to share this video with someone because you never know what a person is battling. Let’s help our sisters not to suffer in silence.

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3 Takeaways from You Are A Badass

Recently, I posted suggestions for my next audible book and you guys were on it. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero was suggested and highly recommended. This book/audible was not new to me because it has come up in many searches on self-help or personal development books. Since a fellow IG follower suggested it, I decided to give it a try. Plus, the book is read by the author which always makes listening more enjoyable.

Frankly, after listening to audible’s sample of the book I decided to pass on it. Despite the author reading the book, it still sounded dry. No the author sounded very dry which caused me to pass on it at least three times. Yes, I listened to the summary three times to decide on purchasing the audible. Since it was highly recommended from a follower I hit the purchase button. What’s the point of giving me suggestions if I don’t take them right?!

Well to my surprise I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the book despite the dryness in the author’s voice. So many gems were dropped that I started listening to the book a second time. Yes, a second time but this time I plan to add more bookmarks for quick reference to favorite parts.

So if you are on the fence with purchasing the book or audible let me help you out.

Check out my 3 Takeaways from You Are A Badass

There’s no time like NOW!

LIfe is too short to wait for the perfect opportunity. Something will always come up to distract you from your goal. In the book, Jen tells the story of her client that decided to start a business. As soon as the decision was made life happened that included a car accident and layoff. Her client could have let these unforeseen yet heartbreaking circumstances stop him but he didn’t. He stuck to his dream and now living happily.

 

A new definition for Risk is “FulFillment”

The way risk is viewed will determine the level of fulfillment in life. The more risks taken the more happiness is achieved. In the book, Jen talks about starting a band with her best friend and little brother. Her role in the band was to play the guitar. Well the kicker is she NEVER had a guitar lesson in her life! The day she decided to start a band was pretty much when she picked up the guitar. Despite her lack of skill, she kept pressing forward and landed a major deal with Columbia Records. Can you believe that?

 

Money is not the enemy

This concept was learned before reading the book but wanted to mention it just in case you were clueless. We have so many negative notions about money that has affected us consciously and subsciously our entire life. Have you heard of these beliefs: money doesn’t grow on trees, this money is burning a hole in my pocket, more money more problems. Of course you recognize these negative mantras we say over and over again. You Are A Badass really helped to bring it home that there is nothing wrong with wanting money and lots of it! Money doesn’t define me, it’s not the root of my happiness BUT it’s a necessity that I shouldn’t feel bad about wanting.

These takeaways really helped me to move to the next level mentally because I fight mental blocks just like you. This book was awesome and highly, highly recommend you read it. For whatever reason you are not satisfied with the book simply return it. It’s really easy to return and get credit for audibles you don’t enjoy.

However, if you’ve read the book let me know your thoughts and how it helped you below!

 

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Podcast: The New Radio | My 3 Favs

If you’re following me across social media then you already know that I love audible books. Hands down audible is my fav app on my phone. But these days, podcasts are really becoming more and more popular. Recently, I’ve discovered a few podcasts that’s really helping to keep me in a positive mental space.

Starting with this blog post, I’m going to share some of my favorite podcasts that you’ll love as well. The first podcast to share is Fill the Cup, of course, with my new friend Kendra.

Fill The Cup Podcast: Kendra Moorer

Fill The Cup Podcast serves a HOT cup of inspiration, news, and candid discussions that are meant to provoke change! Make sure to have an empty cup when you listen to receive motivation from Kendra

My favorite episode

 

Behind The Brilliance: Lisa Nicole Bell

Behind The Brilliance is a weekly podcast that blends Lisa’s inspiring and funny musings with conversations with some of the world’s most creative and inspiring people.

My favorite episode

 

Happy Black Woman: Rosetta Thurman

The Happy Black Woman podcast is the only show that is designed to empower black women to transform their lives through personal development and entrepreneurship. Each episode provides motivation and inspiration to create a life of happiness, success, and freedom. This podcast is especially for black women who want to build a successful location-independent business doing what they love so that they can quit their job and finally have the freedom to travel the world.

My favorite episode

These are just three of my favorite podcasts discovered in the last month. Take some time to listen to the episodes I’ve suggested. Each podcast has many episodes to keep you listening until month’s recommendations. If you have a podcast to suggest please leave in the comment section below.

 

 

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Mental Health Awareness Month | Depression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I’ll like to ask a small favor of you which is explained in the video below. This blog/video is inspired by the different stories of suicide across the country. Furthermore, our fellow sisters and brothers are using FB live to commit these acts.

There are many different mental illnesses and we should bring light to them all. However, I’ll like to focus on depression. Unfortunately, I had a short bout with depression back in college. During that time a lot of things were going on in my life. Also, I was away from home, family, and what was considered “normal” for me. Going off to college is usually a happy time, for most, but I left home during a rough period.

Needless to say, I carried many burdens and held on to unhealthy guilt that caused my depression. Luckily for me, I quickly made friends with some amazing women that helped me without knowing they helped me. We are all on this earth fighting the enemy together and it’s important to become someone else’s hero to save their life.

Being a hero requires very little effort but “life” is so busy and fast paced that slowing down simply doesn’t happen. This is my plea to you please slow down and take a moment to refocus your attention on someone else.  A simple smile, hello, or short visit can really turn someone’s day around. Most time a person in need is just waiting for a sign, any sign, that they’re loved, appreciated, and needed.

 

 

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How to Enjoy Life: Stop what you’re doing NOW and read!!

Happiness is EVERYTHING! Last month my husband and I lived out our childhood dream and went to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. O.M.G.! Can you say kids in a candy store?!

We had so much fun and the vacation was definitely needed. Hours before going to the airport, I shot a video called “You have to Lose to Gain”. The video was inspired because I took a second to take in the moment. Not only was I living a childhood dream but the experience was happening with my husband. The video is below if you want to check it out.

Life happens and it happens at a fast pace. It’s already May graduation season so time is waiting for no one. With that said, we must take a moment to stop and enjoy life. For me, my husband helped me to stop and smell the roses. Being with him made slowing down feel right and I became happy to do it.

When was the last time you took a moment to enjoy life? You know the little things that makes “it” better. The challenge of the day is to do the one thing you’ve put off for the last month. Please make sure to take photos and tag us on social media using #asisterstruth because we love your photos.

Now you’re probably thinking there’s too many items on your to-do list preventing you from having fun. Right?! Well it’s time to re-evaluate that to-do list. Your mental, physical, and emotional health is important to you and your family. We, yes we, need you at your greatest which is when you’re the healthiest and happiest.

However, I’m a realist so when there’s no time for fun then at least do a “brain dump”. What’s a brain dump? So glad you asked! A brain dump is when you take the time to just be still in order to quiet your mind for clarity and focus.

The best part about a brain dump is that you can do it in only 2 minutes. If you have more time to spare like 5-10 minutes even better. There are many things you can do but I suggest keeping the activity simple.

Here are few of my recommendations:

  1. Enjoying an adult coloring book. You can find the coloring books and pencils at the dollar store.
  2. Doodling on a piece of paper. When was the last time you tapped into your creative side.
  3. Meditation and/or prayer. There’s always time for a spiritual reconnection
  4. Knitting or weaving

 

Leave a comment telling us your favorite way to refocus. Enjoy the vlog!

 

 

Fill The Cup Podcast: Procrastination: Dream Killer

As you may already know, my theme for 2017 is “doing things differently”. This year I vowed to do the opposite of what the 2016 would do in decision-making. This is my effort to continue moving forward in my business since 2016 ended on a high.

The goal was to avoid getting stuck or wondering what’s next. The best way to grow is to change. With that said, I decided to change some things up and start “asking” more. This simple but scary decision to start “asking” more landed me with 3 Podcast interviews this year so far. Amazing right?!

Today, I’m featured on Fill the Cup (FTC) Podcast with Kendra Moorer of Moorer Media.

FTC Podcast serves a HOT cup of inspiration,news, and candid discussions that are meant to provoke change! You know we’re all about change at AST!

April was all about Goal Digging on FTC and Kendra ends the discussion with yours truly. We’re talking about procrastination: why we do it; how to beat it; and lessons to learn from it.

It’s my pleasure to have you check out my interview and let me know what you think. While there go ahead and follow her podcast. Kendra is a wonderful person. We clicked instantly as we talked outside of the interview. We definitely plan to work together in the future.

This podcast interview is the perfect example of how a closed mouth doesn’t get fed. You must speak up for yourself because no one else will. You must ask for what you want because it won’t fall in your lap. You must take action in order to move forward. You must change something up in order to grow. Get the point?

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