December 5, 2019

Power People in your Process

Posted in health and wellness, Inspirational, leadership tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:15 am by Broken & Brave

Be One Who Speaks With Authority.

Speaking with authority is different from being authoritarian. Authoritarian leadership is all about manipulation and control. Do as I say or else kind of leadership. Authoritative leadership is about respect, honor and a rock solid guidance that builds confidence and a sense of security.

Authority is a level of conviction, confidence, maturity and knowledge in any given field or area of expertise. Leadership is authority guided by genuine love. Some have natural God given ability to rise as a leader. Some must learn and grow a bit more to obtain leadership qualities. But we are all expected to lead something or someone, even if it’s ourself. And we all have room to grow both as humans and as leaders. Quality leadership guides others and inspires them to try more, do more become more. People will never rise higher than the quality and capacity of the leader.

Believe

Leaders instill BELIEF. A quality leader will creatively and uniquely persuade you to believe in something. They will not only inspire, they empower and demonstrate they trust you and are in fact the one who feels honored that you would want to follow their leadership. This is because quality leaders have authority, but are still humble. They know they aren’t the leader if there are no people to lead.

Begin

An industrious leader will cultivate an environment that nurtures a duplication of their vision with practical and duplicatable actions steps. I am in the fitness and wellness industry. I inspire people to believe they achieve better health. They can perform an exercise, stick to their meal plan and achieve better health. I have special expertise in gestational fitness and post-partum come backs! This is because I did it myself first with five children. I had educational expertise, but I also have practical experiential success and knowledge.

Become

Great leaders foster fruit in vision realized. Every goal has a journey to get there. There will be time and commitment and consistency involved. There will be tough and challenging days and there will be days that seem the momentum carries you. As you “become” the effort isn’t as forced because habits and routines are established. Foundation has been layed and if it’s a sturdy foundation what you can achieve becomes amazing.

You don’t have to run a fortune five hundred company to be an effective and impactful leader. For example, who am I that I should be writing a blog about leadership? I don’t run a large company. I don’t have hundreds and thousands of volunteers at my disposal. I don’t have a multi million dollar budget. But here’s what I know… I know people, and the people God has entrusted me with I’ve been successful with.

Power People in your Process

You have to have the ability to connect effectively with people to inspire them to change. People need help to believe and then begin so they can become. People need relationship.

I’ve had five children. Therefore, I lead a small army, lol. One thing I have always tried to instill into my children is that they are a team. This has always been of great importance to me so I began sowing seeds and building foundation in their minds as young as toddler age. My kids know they are Champions and what is expected of a champion is clearly defined. As a team each persons greatest strength and qualities becomes that of their siblings as well, because we are a team. I encourage the knowledge that we help each other. We watch out for each other. We protect each other. When one succeeds we all succeed. There is no place for sibling rivalry on this team. We cheer each other on, pick each other up and move toward our goals together. We guard each other’s name because the family name is our crest and it represents all of us.

The family is the basic and foundational blue print for any healthy organization. We can learn a lot from the family dynamic. It gets harder and harder because healthy family dynamics don’t exist today as they did in centuries past. We’ve got a society built on generation after generation of family brokenness and dysfunction. So in some cases, even if the family dynamic looks light years better than what you came from, because of the severity of the dysfunction, it’s still a bit of a hot mess. There are fewer and fewer quality examples to learn from.

Know this…whatever your role on this side of Heaven, there is a place of leadership for you. As a believer in God, I am honored to lead others to the genuine and affectionate love of heaven toward you. God is like a Good, Gentle, Patient and Kind Father. He offers dysfunction free family to you. He offers genuine and appealing love. He offers resilient and stoic leadership. He is full of valor and is willing to rise off of His Throne to help you. He will guard over you and protect you. He will rise with you and celebrate you along life’s way. He will edify your soul and touch you deep with His Peace. He sees you as a Candidate for Victory in this life’s journey. He views you as all things extraordinary. He will always make room at His table for you. Feast yourself. Delight yourself. Partake in His Goodness and Love. That’s the kind of leader we can all learn from.

Strength and quality leadership does not just happen….it is built. Like a brick wall, layer by layer, brick by brick. Strength of a team is built with consistency, desire, discipline and belief. Belief of the possibilities is the foundation that your tenacity and strength are built upon.

Don’t be discouraged.
Never give up.
Build the foundation first, then every layer built upon it will one day achieve all that you have dreamed.

Not just in business…
Not just in fitness…
in life.

Stop being content with the mediocre.
You are capable of the exceptional.

November 28, 2019

Thanks

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , at 9:56 am by Broken & Brave

🍁Thanksgiving Day🍁

As I was preparing in the kitchen yesterday I found my thoughts wander to this grand day of Harvest in history. I thought of the earliest of settlers-the inhabitants of the colony of Roanoke. These people came to America and tried to settle the very first community in 1587. But they disappeared mysteriously without a trace. History never trulwy discovered what became of them. Some say they went black to England some say they died.

Let not their tremendous legacy die in vein. We the people have a duty to build and love community and each other. I am so thankful to be American. Thankful! And I pray your last bite of pie won’t stick to your thighs!😜

Blessings, Nicole🍁

Recipe for tomorrow🥣…

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/butternut-squash-and-turkey-chili-3363131

Happy Thanksgiving from

Broken and Brave🍁

October 21, 2019

Triage

Posted in Inspirational, leadership tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:30 pm by Broken & Brave

Dig deep with people. Go the distance. Saturate your heart, mind and soul with encouragement.

Check out the link to learn more about how to triage!

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http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/triage/

October 13, 2019

Slam the Brakes!

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , at 6:40 am by Broken & Brave

(Photo credit tokkoro.com)

What is rising against you?

How is your Peace?

With the Peace of God the Anchor holds steady and strong through even the fiercest storms.

The battle may rage, but you won’t.

Read the link below to find out how to slam the brakes on the things that steal your Peace.

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http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/slam-the-brakes/

October 11, 2019

Strength & Joy

Posted in Inspirational, leadership, true story tagged , , , , , , , at 7:09 am by Broken & Brave

“Be humble but EXCITED! God is arranging things in your favor. Diligently working behind the scenes. Be excited for all the good coming your way. “Feel” it…..” Gina Gonzalez

A woman who has become dear and close to my heart (who I met through my direct sales business) wrote the above quoted and I couldn’t think it more lovely.

Be humble.

Be courageous.

Be extravagant with Hope. Inspire and Aspire.

You are going higher!

We are all on a journey together, but our paths vary. The view is different, the Splendor varies, the destination by design unique to each individual because you and I…we all are unique in design and purpose. Every life has merit and worth and deserves dignity and a form of honor. All of life is honorable.

Replenish your heart with hope. Stay in the Presence of the Most Honored Holy Ghost. Feel His tingle in your bones, that’s the Anointing. His Presence has an actual Presence. Not everyone can feel Him, but He is there. Call upon His Good Name.

I write and post somewhere on social media everyday something that has inspired my pen or been leaned upon my heart. I don’t know who or how many read my words or even care to read them, but I write them just the same because I know it’s part of my path. You never know who you are helping. I receive messages, texts and phone calls from near strangers telling me details of how something I wrote equipped them to keep going. I absolutely love that part. You don’t have to know those kids of derails to follow the lead of the Lord. And when you are doing what you know God wants you to do, has wired you to do, you will have immeasurable Joy in doing it.

If there is no Joy, maybe it’s not your true path? Maybe you’ve hitched a ride on someone else’s? It may look glamorous or better, but it won’t feel better because it’s not yours. As a personal trainer and nutrition consultant I have to know my scope of practice and I dare not venture out of its borders or I become liable. The same is true for your purpose and identity. Don’t step out of your scope, there is heavenly protection within its borders.

Own the road, but be sure you know the road you are on is yours. Success isn’t success if it doesn’t stir your soul, positively equip others, empower belief and stoic understanding in your destiny. Purpose. Merit. Power.

Be complete…And know that every ounce of your completeness is in knowing the Lord and what He put you here for.

It’s never about being known…but rather it’s about knowing the one who owns you.

You belong to the Lord. I pray today He firmly stoke your Strength and your Joy.

Everything becomes possible for those who love.

~Nicole

“My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to your word.” Psalm 119:28

“When I am with You and You are with me,

Life will be self-forgetting Power;

Life ever conscious, buoyant, clear, and free

Will flame in darkest hour.”

George MacDonald

October 5, 2019

Confidential

Posted in true story tagged , , at 5:37 am by Broken & Brave

I wrote this blog a while back, and came across it this morning and thought it was worth a re-share.

Life moves fast. Before we know it time has passed and what did we do with it? Live in such a way that it makes an impact on even those who don’t approve of you. It’s exactly what Jesus did! So I know we can all do it, too! After all, his glorious presence rests within you.

Here’s my post…

As you may know I do personal training and small group fitness. My client’s come to me, but I have one client who I go to and train in her home. She is older and prefers to be home to exercise. Her home is beautiful, custom built with every detail attended to…right down to the monogrammed toilet paper in the restrooms. She reminded me this week that she does not keep track of her sessions and wanted to know if she owed me money.

I told her, “No, you are fine.” But then I also said, “You shouldn’t tell me you don’t keep track (or anyone you contract for business) because you are a woman of wealth and many who lack integrity would try to take advantage of you.” I LOVE what she said. With a twinkle of wisdom and experience in her eye, she said,

“I know..but that’s between you and God.”

Isn’t that true for all of us…

God knows and sees everything.

There is nothing that escapes him.

If we aren’t growing we become stagnant and regress.

We are at all times moving toward God or away from Him. Take the wisdom of a woman with monogrammed toilet paper.

Live a life of Purpose, Character and Integrity.

People are watching and so is God.

-Nicole

September 23, 2019

Friendship

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , , , at 7:07 am by Broken & Brave

Trust God with your process—

He will bring you a glorious bloom to shade your soul and prevent you from loosing your bloom as you expand and take time and room to grow. You are heaven adored and shielded from even the fiercest storms. God has true friends for you and they would take some hits for you. You may not get many like this, but when you do they are heaven kissed! Embrace it!

~Nicole

Click the link below for a short story about the sweetest friendship known!

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/in-process-there-is-progress/

September 20, 2019

Sculpted

Posted in health and wellness, Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , , , , at 5:29 am by Broken & Brave

Never get so caught up in who you think you aren’t that you forget who you are.

You are significant and can do all etched within your heart to do.♥️

Click the link for a short blog post on the Constance of care extended toward you every day.

Be encouraged!

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/sculpted-2/

September 17, 2019

Bottoms Up! Drink From This Cup. . .

Posted in Creative Writing/Poetry, Inspirational tagged , , , , at 3:45 pm by Broken & Brave

Drink from this Cup of Love!

Bottoms Up!

http://brokenandbrave.com/spirit/devotional/bottoms-up-drink-from-this-cup/

May 14, 2019

Arms to Comfort & Carry

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , at 1:44 pm by Broken & Brave

God’s Arms are never too short for even our greatest burdens.

Called to Arms!

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

Hebrews 6:19

Do you know how valuable you are?

Ships have anchors. Anchors serve a purpose…they hold the boat in place. An anchor can steady a ship out at sea during a tumultuous storm. An anchor can hold a boat in the bay of crystal blue serenity. An anchor provides safety, security and protects the owners investment in the vessel. It will also protect the lives of those in care to the vessel.

God desires you anchor your heart to His. You are valuable to him. He has greatly invested in you. He enjoys to be in your company and to reflect on the scenery…YOU! Allow yourself to Hope for the greater in your life. Begin to take a few risks for the better. Dare to trust and believe God has your safety and security in mind. He isn’t going to let anything happen to you. He will always protect and provide. You can trust Him! ~Nicole⚓️

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