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  • Betting On Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days - April 4, 2017 - Day 10

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     21 Thankful Days: April 4, 2017 - Day 10

     Today I am thankful:
    Personal: I am thankful that i can forgive when I feel someone has done me wrong. Being able to forgive is a unique super power in the way it can transform you and how you exist in the world. To forgive is a reinvigorating recharge for your life.#Live#Love#laugh#Respect#BettingOnrMe#Recharge#JoyInAForgivingHeart

    Professional: I am thankful I was able to go to college and get both my BS and MBA...my desire is to also get a PhD... having them has opened doors???? that may have otherwise been closed and even when I haven't always gotten the opportunities "I" may have wanted-when I've wanted them, I've ALWAYS received far more than if I did not.#Favor#Professor#SixSigmaGreenBelt#Author#Teacher#Mentor#VisionayCoachingWorkshop#AustinGroupConsulting

    Spiritual: I am thankful that I seek to please God. While not without mistakes, missteps, judgement lapse,etc my choosing to serve God means a deep and profound relationship with Him...one that allows me to go to Him and receive favor, supernatural blessings, conviction and correction. Thank you Father for your caring and forgiving nature..."But God" "if not for God".“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬‬‬#PoweredByScripture#WalkingByFaithNotFear
    #SingAJoyfulNoise#SupernaturallyBlessed
    #HighlyFavored

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  • Betting On Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days - April 5, 2017 - Day 11

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     21 Thankful Days: April 5, 2017 - Day 11

     Today I am thankful:
    Personal: I am thankful for the many experiences I've enjoyed in life-from people I've met, places I've gone to things I've done... and to think I was once told by a high school guidance counselor that the most I could ever expect to be in life as a young black teen was a secretary, a housewife or a maid... travel, promotions, working in Fortune 100 companies, relocations, investments, home ownership, celebrities, etc,  Clearly, God had and has other plans for me #Respect  #Live #Love #laugh#BettingOnMe#Recharge   #JoyInAForgivingHeart

    Professional: I am thankful    for the opportunity to  teach - my 7th graders and especially my college students @GCU. I love when I see their eyes light up when they understand or I've effectively engaged them in a new concept #Favor#Professor#SixSigmaGreenBelt#Author#Teacher#Mentor#VisionayCoachingWorkshop#AustinGroupConsulting

    Spiritual: I am thankful that I serve a God who is, as the lyrics from the gospel song "Our God" proclaims  "greater, stronger, higher"...and of course "awesome in power"  ... Father, I willingly choose to give myself to you.  "And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.”Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT 
     ‬‬#PoweredByScripture #WalkingByFaithNotFear #SingAJoyfulNoise#SupernaturallyBlessed #HighlyFavored
     #BettingOnMe

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    21 Thankful Days is a 21-day campaign to attract, inspire and foster an attitude of optimism, gratitude and thanks.

    Betting On Me is a lifestyle movement that proclaims Things in life happen FOR you (not TO you) to position you to live your purpose. It is a available from the Visionary Coaching Workshop an offering through Austin Group Consulting, LLC.  For more information or connect directly visit us at www.bettingonme.com 

  • Betting On Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days - April 6, 2017 - Day 12

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    21 Thankful Days: April 6, 2017 - Day 12


    Today I am thankful:

    Personal: I am thankful l for being able to go back to sleep last night. I woke up around 2 AM and couldn't go back to sleep for at least an hour. Then, once again-like last week- I had a dream (can't remember details) that had a message that felt really important.

    Sleep is refreshing/recharging-stillness. Rest that is so vital to our ability to think, have clarity in our actions and to hear God's instructions or answers to our prayers.

    I pray for the obedience, courage, strength, understanding, knowledge and wisdom to be still-silencing the busyness of my life, so that I can be well rested-still, and in devotion hear His message with clarity and purpose...so that I make wise choices.
    #Respect #Live #Love #laugh #BettingOnMe #Recharge #JoyInAForgivingHeart #Obedience

    Professional: I am thankful for renewed focus on my website, programs and other business projects that have been in the background- on the back burner so to speak-as I've focused the bulk of my time and effort on teaching. With God’s grace shining light on the path, I see clearer and more focused. Each project is like seedlings that I've planted and I've have continued to water ???? and give sunshine ☀ to stay alive. The difference now is I feel like I'm giving them Supernatural nourishment so they can grow and flourish and ready for the harvest by bearing the bountiful fruits ???? of labor. #Favor #Professor #SixSigmaGreenBelt #Author #Teacher #Mentor #VisionayCoachingWorkshop #AustinGroupConsulting

    Spiritual: I am thankful for the wisdom and teachings of my Pastor and Father in the Faith, Dr Charles Johnson and the fellowship and friendship of my Victory Community Church family. The growth and development from teaching of the Word, conviction and conversion, accountability, discipline, power and purpose…has pressed me to be better and stronger in my faith and actions-positioning me to do as Pastor always says “you're never a victim, you're always a victor…[we are to] teach what we've been taught, by living what we've learned so people can taste and see that the Lord is good." “Listen to good advice if you want to live well, an honored guest among wise men and women. An undisciplined, self-willed life is puny; an obedient, God-willed life is spacious.”Proverbs‬ ‭15:31-32‬ ‭MSG‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‬‬#PoweredByScripture #WalkingByFaithNotFear #SingAJoyfulNoise #SupernaturallyBlessed #HighlyFavored
    #BettingOnMe #VCCAZ

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    21 Thankful Days is a 21-day campaign to attract, inspire and foster an attitude of optimism, gratitude and thanks.
    Betting On Me is a lifestyle movement that proclaims Things in life happen FOR you (not TO you) to position you to live your purpose. It is a available from the Visionary Coaching Workshop an offering through Austin Group Consulting, LLC. For more information or connect directly visit us at www.bettingonme.com

  • Betting on Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days - April 7, 2017 - Day 13

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    21 Thankful Days: April 7, 2017 - Day 13

    Today I am thankful:

     

    Personal: I am thankful that I didn't give up on life when times were difficult, hard or seemingly insurmountable. My experience is not unlike others in that I have had some challenging times in my life.  I've come to understand, however, that life's journey is filled with many twists and turns, ups and downs, etc. and through it all, the only thing I can truly control is my response-the action(s) I choose to take-how I choose to receive it.

    Equipped with the knowledge and belief that things in life occur to guide me, align me, correct me or redirect me, I know that it may not always “feel” good, but because I have faith and believe in Him, I know that iit is always for my good. #ForMyGood #Respect #Live #Love #laugh #BettingOnMe #Recharge #JoyInAForgivingHeart #Obedience

     

    Professional: I am thankful for new appointment I received yesterday and the the opportunity to serve on the GCU Faculty Advisory Board. I don't know all that is involved but I accept how God is aligning me, guiding me and preparing me for where I may be able to impact, affect and contact others in service to Him #SupernaturalElevation #Favor #Professor #SixSigmaGreenBelt #Author #Teacher #Mentor #VisionayCoachingWorkshop #AustinGroupConsulting

     

    Spiritual: I am thankful that through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ, I am saved and through him, I have the opportunity to love, honor and praise God. I love that he gives me the choice to serve him. Like Jonah, I always choose Him, but I may not always be obedient to Him. In spite of my disobedience He still loves and protect me from my bad choices. What an awesome God! “For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.”
    ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ #HighlyFavored #SupernaturallyBlessed #PoweredByScripture
    #WalkingByFaithNotFear #SingAJoyfulNoise #BettingOnMe

     

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    21 Thankful Days is a 21-day campaign to attract, inspire and foster an attitude of optimism, gratitude and thanks.

     

    Betting On Me is a lifestyle movement that proclaims Things in life happen FOR you (not TO you) to position you to live your purpose. It is a available from the Visionary Coaching Workshop an offering through Austin Group Consulting, LLC. For more information or connect directlyvisit us at www.bettingonme.com 

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  • Betting On Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days - April 11, 2017 - Day 17

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    21 Thankful Days: April 11, 2017 - Day 17

     

     

    Today I am thankful:

    Personal: I am thankful for giving spirit and internal desire to help and nurture others. And while I've had to, at times, learn to be more discerning in administering this special gift, I've also come to understand and appreciate the power in helping others.   #BettingOnMe

     

    Professional: I am thankful for the knowledge, skill and talent that swirls around inside me.  Over the past seven years I haven't always been 100% sure of what I'm supposed to be doing professionally, but I have always known that 100% of what I’m supposed to do, in within me. He has equipped me with everything I need to accomplish all that I need to do. #Professor #SixSigmaGreenBelt #Author #Teacher #Mentor #VisionayCoachingWorkshop #AustinGroupConsulting

     

    Spiritual: I am thankful God lives within me guiding, teaching, and molding me to “grow up to go up.”  While I may fall short at times, it is my desire to please you with an open, giving and serving heart. “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Romans8:11NLT #PoweredByScripture#WalkingByFaithNotFear#BettingOnMe

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    21 Thankful Daysis a 21-day campaign to attract, inspire and foster an attitude of optimism, gratitude and thanks.

     

    Betting On Me is a lifestyle movement that proclaims Things in life happen FOR you (not TO you) to position you to live your purpose. It is an available from the Visionary Coaching Workshop an offering through Austin Group Consulting, LLC.  For more information or connect directly visit us at www.bettingonme.com  

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  • Betting On Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days - April 12, 2017 - Day 18

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    21 Thankful Days: April 12, 2017 - Day 18

     

     

    Today I am thankful:

    Personal: I am thankful for the opportunity to work and earn an income to live but also to be able to serve in the kingdom. He has provided us dominion over EVERYTHING and as it has been said "to whom much is given, much is expected."  I am thankful He gives me what I need so that I can use it to serve him, spread the good news about Him and advance the cause. #BettingOnMe

     

    Professional: I am thankful that I received a nomination for a humanitarian award for the work I have done over the years helping young adults, women, at risk teen girls and domestic abuse victors. For more than 20 years these causes have been near and dear to my heart. #IServe #Professor#SixSigmaGreenBelt #Author #Teacher #Mentor #VisionayCoachingWorkshop #AustinGroupConsulting

     

    Spiritual: I am thankful, that because of the blood Jesus shed, I am forgiven.  So many times I've wanted, said, thought to do the right thing, only to fall short.  But God and through Jesus I can go to him and ask for forgivenes.  I continuously strive to do better and be better each and every day But thankfully in my imperfection God always give me his perfect love.  But Hewas wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:5 ‭AMP‬‬ #PoweredByScripture#WalkingByFaithNotFear#BettingOnMe

     

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    21 Thankful Daysis a 21-day campaign to attract, inspire and foster an attitude of optimism, gratitude and thanks.

     

    Betting On Me is a lifestyle movement that proclaims Things in life happen FOR you (not TO you) to position you to live your purpose. It is an available from the Visionary Coaching Workshop an offering through Austin Group Consulting, LLC.  For more information or connect directly visit us at www.bettingonme.com  

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  • Betting On Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days - April 13, 2017 - Day 19

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    21 Thankful Days: April 13, 2017 - Day 19

     

     

    Today I am thankful:

    Personal: I am thankful that the headache I had for about 6 hours yesterday finally subsided.  While driving home yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere, I felt a headache coming on and it got progressively worse until I was able to lie down.  it didn't ease until I took medication-which anyone who knows me, knows I don't really like to do.  

    Also, not being accustomed to frequent headaches, whenever I have gotten one over the past month, it was most commonly attributable to experiencing some level of dehydration.  That was not the case yesterday, I was well hydrated and have really worked to be aware of taking in enough fluids and yesterday was not different.  It was a bad headache...and I'm thankful for the relief. #BettingOnMe

     

    Professional: I am thankful that I received, signed and returned the contracts to teach not only marketing advertising and promotions next term, but also two units of buyer and consumer behavior at Grand Canyon University.  I always wanted to teach at some point professionally and I am so grateful that on the other side of having left the corporate world, I have found what I love doing - teaching, coaching, advising, developing thought - I have found my niche. #FullTimeFaculty #Professor#SixSigmaGreenBelt #Author #Teacher #Mentor #VisionayCoachingWorkshop #AustinGroupConsulting

     

    Spiritual: I am thankful I have a biological father who loves me and contributed to me having a life on earth- for which I had no choice; a spiritual father in Christ who loves me as his child in the faith and guides my journey through choices in life-for which I was led to and chose; and a father in Heaven who give me grace, mercy, favor, and the gift of eternal life.  I chose you Father “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬  #Choices 
    #PoweredByScripture#WalkingByFaithNotFear#BettingOnMe

     

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    21 Thankful Daysis a 21-day campaign to attract, inspire and foster an attitude of optimism, gratitude and thanks.

     

    Betting On Me is a lifestyle movement that proclaims Things in life happen FOR you (not TO you) to position you to live your purpose. It is an available from the Visionary Coaching Workshop an offering through Austin Group Consulting, LLC.  For more information or connect directly visit us at www.bettingonme.com  

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  • Betting On Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days April 14, 2017 - Day 20

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    21 Thankful Days: April 14, 2017 - Day 20

     

    Today I am thankful:

    Personal: I am thankful for an evolving sense of peace. While like some people, I occasionally get upset, angry or irritated by circumstances that may occur throughout the day, more frequently than ever before, I find peace in the understanding that things will be ok.  

    Sometimes I simply accept that things are the way they are supposed to/or need to be and conclude that getting upset is not going to change it or make it any better.   In fact, getting upset likely does more harm to me than good and manages to bring about more negativity and ill feelings in how I act toward others, how they react to me and so on.  It’s just not worth it.

     

    For example, my air conditioner went out on Monday of this week and needed to have the motor replaced. I was thankful I was able to have it repaired and that it didn't go out in June, July or August during the hot Phoenix summer of 100+ degree days where the evenings don't cool.

     

    Yesterday, my refrigerator went out-a board of some kind and the heating element, was what I believe the technician said.  I'm likely going to need a new one given the high cost of parts and labor for an older refrigerator. I was so thankful that the technician that came was so helpful and was able to do a temporary fix to get me to Saturday, so that I can have time to shop or make the choice to have this one repaired.   I lost some food but overall most of it was saved.  

     

    Interestingly however, the technician that out shared that in the past 6 months his wife had taken ill will a strange illness, died and was revived twice only to succumb to the illness, then just last month he tragically lost a son.  His very next statement put everything in perspective for me. He said but I have so much joy in my heart.  I just enrolled my 5 year old in kindergarten. Even with my losses, I celebrate joy that is found in every day.  What a blessing he was for me!  If anyone were to have a reason to feel upset or irritated it could easily be him but he was not.  Also, what if I had been irritated, taking my frustrations out on him because of the inconvenience, cost etc.  I might have missed the blessing.   #BettingOnMe

    Professional: I am thankful for the amazing opportunity I have had to teach 7th grade English Language Arts.  Through the initial months each days bordered on a nightmare or an episode of the Twilight Zone.  The behavior issues were so challenging that most of the time I didn't feel like I was able to teach because all I was doing was "babysitting," correcting bad behavior, disciplining.  It was hard.  I spoke with friends, family and leadership at church. I recognized that my lack of sound classroom management - at the 7th grade level - was complicating my ability to breakthrough their bad behavior.  

     

    First, my sisters, brothers and mother in the faith worked with me to 1) stop calling them bad kids, 2) refer to their behavior as bad, 3) pray over the room/environment, 4) stop and seek the Lords guidance when I felt agitated 5) be much more prepared with the lesson plan that ever before, 6) be consistent with discipline, teaching 7) stop raising my voice 8) implement engagement strategies 9) hold them accountable 10) loop in parents for added accountability for both discipline and classroom behavior.  After about 6 weeks, I would have one good day to four bad ones, until one day there was on bad day to four good ones...to good weeks.

     

    In addition to that, during the 2016-1017 school year, student’s benchmark scores have increased quarter over quarter in both reading and writing.  I have seen notable improvement in their ability to write complete sentences, paragraphs and essays.  Just today, they actually participated in a formal academic debate in the classroom where they demonstrated their knowledge of the AZ standard on tracing and analyzing a claim, its relevance and soundness.  They did all of their debate prep - researching, analyzing and evaluating their data, making the case for pros and cons and then the teams debating.  I was very proud of these young men and women.  Several of the teachers and administrators came in to witness their accomplishment.  

     

    When I saw the joy, excitement and accomplishment these students had for this success, I knew that I had received a very special "I can achieve anything" blessing.  I'm certainly thankful I stayed there teaching and did not quit. I may have sown some seeds of accomplishment in them this school year, but more importantly, they have come to know they can achieve anything they want in life. #FullTimeFaculty #Professor#SixSigmaGreenBelt #Author #Teacher #Mentor #VisionayCoachingWorkshop #AustinGroupConsulting

    Spiritual: I am thankful that God continues to show his love, grace and mercy I don't necessarily deserve, in spite of choice I may make in life.  A forgiving God, He allows me to come to him with a pure heart, and ask for forgiveness.   “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8 NLT   #Choices #PoweredByScripture #WalkingByFaithNotFear #BettingOnMe

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    21 Thankful Days is a 21-day campaign to attract, inspire and foster an attitude of optimism, gratitude and thanks.

     

    Betting On Me is a lifestyle movement that proclaims Things in life happen FOR you (not TO you) to position you to live your purpose. It is an available from the Visionary Coaching Workshop an offering through Austin Group Consulting, LLC.  For more information or connect directly visit us at www.bettingonme.com  

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  • Betting On Me Inspiration Moments: 21 Thankful Days: April 9, 2017 - Day 15

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    21 Thankful Days: April 9, 2017 - Day 15

    Today I am thankful:

    Personal: I am thankful that I honored my commitment to myself a start hiking regularly again. I woke up early mentally and physically ready for a hike, only to get to the trailhead and not find parking.

    There was street parking down the road but in 3 areas along the road there was evidence on the ground that that car windows had been smashed.

    Needless to say, I decided to listen to my instincts and move on from that location-vowing to tackle this trail another day-find another and still get my hike in before church. #Live #Love #Laugh #FeelingAccomplished #BettingOnMe 

     

    Professional: I am thankful that I was able to put in some hours yesterday working on my Betting On Me website. It's still in soft launch phase but really coming along nicely. I am looking for to full launch and having the opportunity share, connect, inspire and celebrate with many. #Professor #SixSigmaGreenBelt #Author #Teacher #Mentor #VisionayCoachingWorkshop #AustinGroupConsulting

     

    Spiritual: I am thankful for this incredibly amazing morning. Sitting out on my back patio, I look out to an amazing and bountiful blue sky, I hear the sounds of birds chirping and whistling as they are going about their morning chores and in the midst, wind chimes are playing their most melodic and soothing sounds as a light breeze acts as fingers strumming chords.

    From God’s hands to my heart. Yes, my God is Awesome! ‬‬#PoweredByScripture #WalkingByFaithNotFear #BettingOnMe 


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    21 Thankful Days is a 21-day campaign to attract, inspire and foster an attitude of optimism, gratitude and thanks.


    Betting On Me is a lifestyle movement that proclaims Things in life happen FOR you (not TO you) to position you to live your purpose. It is a available from the Visionary Coaching Workshop an offering through Austin Group Consulting, LLC. For more information or connect directly visit us at www.bettingonme.com


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