I try to always be honest with you.
Seriously, I spend my time putting together the events of my life or those around me in order to encourage you every week. But…
This fourth quarter has snuck up on your girl. :-/
I spent the 3rd quarter of 2017 preparing for the most crucial time of the year, and I can’t believe that it’s here. And the coach of all coaches is saying, “RJ, I need you. Get off the bench, and win this game for us!”
HUH? Excuse me, Lord. Are you talking about this RJ?
Within the last three months I’ve been asked to speak for a Women’s Empowerment Conference, PechaKucha, and I am scheduled to present the Final 48 Project at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University’s graduation.
Well, if I wasn’t ready, I better get ready right?
Even when we think we are not ready for the blessing(s) that God has for us; we are. He has equipped us with more than enough to get the task done. All we have to do is walk in it.
Don’t be afraid. Easier said than done I know. I was a bit frightened by all of the opportunities that were before me, but I realize this is what I asked God to do for me. Continue to use me in the way that is within His will.
My story will continue to impact the lives of others, and don’t forget that your story can/will too!
Put me in COACH. I’m ready!
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So, one of my goals for 2016 was to secure a radio interview discussing my first book in my children’s book series.
I had a neighborhood friend contact me about an interview on a radio morning show in January. I submitted my biography, and copies of my book within a week.
I received a phone call on a Friday afternoon in March about setting up an interview for the following Monday morning. Just like that I was on the radio. The rest is history.
My radio interview didn’t happen overnight, but it happened at the right time.
Write down your goals, and continuously work towards achieving them.
I’m #SteeleThankful for goals: past, present, and future.
What are you #SteeleThankful for?
To listen to my first radio interview about my book click here.
Purchase the first book in the series —> Adventures of Alleykats: TMP
No path worth traveling is ever straight. It is full of twists and turns. Excuse me. Unexpected twists and turns. There will be a variety of lessons along the way that will force you to grow. If not, you will continue to repeat the lesson. I am speaking from experience.
All of the above take work, hard work. Work isn’t always easy. It can be uncomfortable, frustrating, heartbreaking, and depressing at times.
Well, when does it get easier?
Every day. Every day it gets easier. Every day that you decide not to give up it gets easier, because you are one step closer to making your dreams come true.
I am my own worst critic. I’ll admit that.
I remember Tyler Perry saying at a conference a couple of years ago that he’s a perfectionist. Some of his projects/plays/movies would have never been released because he was constantly revising the script. He had to realize that there will always be things that we want to change, but it’s wise to give everything our best and let God do the rest.
We have to stick to the script. The script may change a bit but drastic changes on our own can be detrimental to our growth.
I had to sit last week out for the Final 48 Project. I was BUMMED!
Here’s the #PlotTwist
The same day I was scheduled to post a new story was also the day that I met with my new mentor. I realized God had me rest from my regularly scheduled program to be advised and regroup so that I could be able to deliver more life changing content.
No one said it would be easy, but everyday it gets much easier.
Don’t give up!
P.S. Be sure to check out Final 48 Project tomorrow, and read some of the past stories.