Week 20 Finding Your Life’s Purpose

The Women’s Inspiration Circle, kicked off the week with the topic, “Finding Your Life’s Purpose” hosted by Ms. Kanika Gilmore. Ms. Gilmore started off by sharing that she prays to God for her life’s purpose. She provided scriptures and nuggets from the book, “Confident Woman Devotional” by Joyce Meyer about praying first and how this is the most important part of life’s preparation. Ms. Gilmore shared an analogy, “Discovering Your Purpose” which highlighted a man that encouraged the fish to like the grass. A little boy told the man, “the fish can’t be all they are created to be outside of the water.” The man recognized that no matter what he thought they could not be “fish out of water.” You were created for a purpose. Think about the road signs that God shows you. Ms. Gilmore encouraged the group to take a moment to answer the 15 Questions to Discover Your Life’s Purpose. Do this and shut off all of the distractions. Also, she mentioned the book, “7 Habits of Highly Effectively People by Steven Covey which highlighted how to create your own personal mission statement.  An important thing in gaining confidence is that you must know your strengths. Make a list of what you are good at and read it out loud to yourself. Thinking about this is not being conceited but recognizing what God has equipped you with…make positive affirmations to yourself daily!

 Life On Purpose: 15 Questions to Discover Your Personal Mission

The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer

Discovering Your God-Given Purpose

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

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Ms. Ruby Jackson hosted Wednesday’s call and posed the question to the group, “why are we here?” We have all asked ourselves this question in our personal journey. We might be all in different places on our life’s journey. Transparent on the call, Ms. Jackson shared that after completing her degree she also asked herself what is my purpose. Even in looking for answers, they didn’t all come at once. But rather she believes that God did it this way for her, because she wouldn’t have been ready to for all these things. Four Things To Finding Your Purpose – 1) define it; 2) document it; 3) declare it and; 4) do it. God gives us a destination of our purpose and wants us to walk in it! Ms. Jackson referenced the book, “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren which highlighted points that you are not left in the dark to find your purpose. The book also provides insight into the easiest way to discover the purpose of an invention is to ask the creator of it. It is the same with discovering your life’s purpose: Ask God! Ms. Jackson left WIC with a visualization tool and asked the group to take 2 deep breaths, close your eyes and to visualize yourself at a door with a strong desire to get there. How did you get lost finding your purpose? But on the other side is the answer. Look down at your hands, if you have any bags you have permission to drop them. You won’t need them where you are going. Everything you need for your purpose is inside of you. Now in your hands are the 4 keys – all of these are necessary to unlock your journey. Unlock the door to your purpose!

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. – Napoleon Hill

There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive. – Oprah Winfrey

Ms. Tiffany Prince shared the inspiration for Friday and mentioned that we are all here for a purpose. She provided insight into her journey of wanting to be a fashion designer at an early age and was always at her happiest point in spreading love! Ms. Prince also mentioned that when there were award shows and the recipients received their awards, she would always cry when they gave their acceptance speech. She shared the R&B singer, Usher’s speech in particular in that, “you can achieve your dreams…and you can do it!” The problem is that you don’t know your purpose but the way you are trying to find your purpose out. We have to take steps toward what we want and removing the things you don’t want. Ms. Prince mentioned controlling your frequency and doing the happy exercise (listen to Controlling Your Frequency playbacks and visit week 16 of the blog). If you are looking for your purpose and passion, then stop looking and start doing! Ms. Prince provided 5 tools that you can carry through the journey of life:

How to Find Your Life’s Purpose and Make Yourself a Better Person

Also, Ms. Prince provided the group with 10 questions to ask if yourself if you are looking for your life’s purpose:

10 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Are Looking For Your Life’s Purpose

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Week 19 Finishing The Race

The Women’s Inspiration Circle, welcomed its new host, Ms. Ruby Jackson who led Monday’s call on “Finishing the Race.” This topic was a perfect segue for Ms. Jackson due to her being a runner for most of her life. She started by sharing that we are all running toward a goal.  Ms. Jackson mentioned that we all start off with New Year’s resolutions but don’t keep them – such as weight loss or saving money. We forget and lose the energy and tenacity it takes to reach our goal. However, you should commend yourself for starting. You might stall but it’s important to remember that you started the journey. Ask yourself these questions:

1) Is this really your race or the lane you are called to run in?
2) Are you trying to finish a race that is not yours?
3) Are you willing to pay the price?
All of us have something unique that gives us the fuel we need. Ms. Jackson shared her personal testimony of wanting to be a doctor but this later changed because this didn’t light her fire. A fond memory Ruby kept with her of how her track coach would motivate the team was shared with WIC and they coined the phrase “Moooove” throughout the entire week to keep the motivation going while finishing the race!! Ms. Jackson mentioned nuggets from John C. Maxwell’s “Putting Your Dreams to the Test.” This book highlighted that you should recognize that quitting is about who you are rather than where you are. Moving closer to your dream means you have to change your vocabulary. Start initiating “can do” statements in your life to help you on your journey. You should change your thinking. As you run this race just know that “failure is not your finish line!”


Put Your Dream To The Test: 10 Questions To Help You See It and Seize It by John Maxwell

The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying – John C. Maxwell

Saying you believe in yourself will not guarantee your success, but saying you don’t believe in yourself will guarantee your failure – John C. Maxwell

Dreams don’t work unless you do – John C. Maxwell

“Dealers of Deceit” by Kirk Nugent

For we’re created in Divine likeness,
Prepared for greatness
Fashioned for fulfillment!
Appointed and anointed
Dedicated and consecrated

We didn’t come here to merely survive
We came here to thrive!
So we have no need for headlights
Tonight we’re driving home on a smile.
We have the will to live
We’ve pushed past the pain
An we’re going higer!
Smell the smoke baby,
We’re on fire!
For there’s a burning in the spirit
A tenacity in the soul
A best in our walk
A tempo in our talk
A glide in our side
Oh you can’t hide what’s inside

Life can never get on your never
Not when you decided to use what you have
To create what you deserve!
Wealth ain’t nothing but a word
You heard?
So don’t playback the soundtrack
To them negative feedback.

Tell them fools to holla back
While you relax and face the fact
That there’s nothing that your lack.
Besides you’re gorgeous plus tax,
And you can’t be beat,
You can’t be moved,
You can’t be stopped,
You can’t be rocked,
You can’t be knocked,
You can’t be dropped
You can’t turn back.
Arise and realize that you are eternally blessed,
Now go forth and be thou limitless.

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Ms. Kanika Gilmore shared the inspiration on Wednesday’s call and a very transparent moment in trying to finish her own race. Her personal testimony of attempting to complete her nursing degree and cosmetology license and the roadblocks that have come her way. Remember that you are not disqualified…you can finish the race! Ms. Gilmore provided inspiration from Joel Osteen that highlighted our mistakes and failures don’t have to keep us from our God given destiny. Embrace the bright future that God has in store for you. God gives us the grace to start to finish. Remind yourself that you were not created to quit but finish. Speak victory and not defeat. Stay in it to win it.  So much encouragement and inspiration the women shared after hearing Ms. Gilmore’s story!


How Will You Finish?

Finishing Grace

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Ms. Tiffany Prince closed out the week with 6 Steps to Win the Race of Life. The first step was to get in the right race. Until you know what you want, you will not know the steps to succeed. How many of us are running a race that has been staged? Don’t run aimlessly…get a goal! The next step is discipline for the race. You must prepare for your race. You have to prepare mentally and physically. Victory does not happen without hard work. The third step is to develop character. You have to invest time in yourself. People that truly win in life develop themselves and others around them. The next step is to accept failure…don’t quit! Ms. Prince shared her meeting with Russell Simmons and the advice that she received to accept failure…there is a lesson! The fifth step is to ignore unnecessary distractions. Things will happen in life and you are going to encounter hurdles. Winners don’t give up and they don’t waste time and energy on the wrong things. When you are focused you don’t get bogged down in the wrong things. The last step is to stay in the race. You need to have a vision for yourself. If you want to win, you have got to stay in the race. Choose today to be a winner. Don’t let your hope to dos become your wish to haves! Pace yourself in this race of life!  The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race!

6 Steps To Win In The Game Of Life

Finishing The Race



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Week 18 Embracing Change

There are two things guaranteed to happen in life — change and death. Ms. Kionna Perry, shared on Monday’s call this drastic but very true statement on “Embracing Change.” Ms. Perry shared many transparent moments regarding motherhood and this being “on the job training.” She highlighted there were extreme challenges in grasping a pattern and acknowledged there was not a blueprint provided for motherhood. When you really think about it, there is not a blueprint for any situation in life.

When you experience extreme changes, this leads to growth which might sometimes be uncomfortable. However, this is a part of development. There can also be pain associated with change. But be willing to change and take this step by step so that this will become a habit! Remember your change can lead to growth and empower you to do and be more!

Finally, Ms. Perry concluded with discussing the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. This is a beautiful process and shows growth and evolution.

Why Change Is Always Scary And How To Embrace Change



Charles Darwin


“I really do not like change!” Ms. Kanika Gilmore hosted the call on Wednesday and started with this honest statement in sharing a personal story dealing with change. However, she also recognized that change is a part of life and you can always derive something out of change. Realize that nothing last forever but remember the best way to go through the struggle is to know that change is a part of it. When you find yourself going through change, there are positive ways to handle it. Make your response to it an affirmation. Change can be a beautiful thing but it is one aspect of life that people resist.

Ms. Gilmore encouraged the group to know that change is a part of your purpose in life! It’s not uncommon to resist change because things might not go the way we expected or anticipated. But see change as an opportunity to react. Remember that people have gone through similar changes in life so you are not alone. And you never know how you can encourage and support someone in their “change process!”

Embracing Change

Embracing Life

Embrace Change In 4 Easy Steps

How Can I Learn To Embrace Change


Ms. Tiffany Prince, hosted the call on Friday and shared a quote by Bill Clinton, “the price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” There is nothing more constant than change. Why do we fear it? We fear it because we are more comfortable in what we are doing rather than finding a way to adjust. Just remember if you are going through change — and this too shall pass! Learn to enjoy the good times while you, and the not so good times are only temporary. The light will appear at the end of the tunnel but you must be patient.

Ms. Prince posed the question to the group, “why are you resistant when change comes?” Reprogram yourself to say what if it does work versus what if it does not work. Take a moment to look at the change as an opportunity to grow. Change almost always leads to something good. It might not happen overnight but remember to embrace the opportunity. Finally, Ms. Prince shared a personal testimony of her experience with change in moving to a different location. The rose bud was able to be in full bloom by simply saying yes to change!

10 Ways To Embrace Change

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Week 17 Keeping The Spark For Life

Ms. Kionna Perry hosted Monday’s call and started with the thought that far too often in life we get stuck in a rut and just go through the motions. Often times you can be accustomed to living this way. However, Ms. Perry encouraged the group to live life and enjoy it fully! There are signs that you might be missing your spark for life which includes a major lack of motivation; chronic moodiness and; the feeling of boredom or a lack of inspiration. There are circumstances that you might experience in life between work, children, and your spouse that can impact your spark. It’s imperative that if you are exhibiting any of these signs or similar expenses, then confront it head on so you can get that spark back in your life.

Finally, Ms. Perry shared with the group there is one thing that you can do that is simple to get that spark back. What is it? Simply by doing one thing which is creating a desire in life. This could range from learning something new; engaging in a new hobby; connecting with positive friends and; traveling. Learn how to create pleasure, joy, and fulfillment in life! It is important that you think about yourself. You owe it to yourself to enjoy life!

17 Tips On How To Invite Passion And Inspiration Back Into Your Life


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On Wednesday’s call with Ms. Kanika Gilmore, the Circle was encouraged to do something outrageous and that people would not expect. Ms. Gilmore shared the story of an elderly woman who made it a practice to do one outrageous thing per week. The group was provided with some valuable nuggets on the power of hope! Hope might just be glimmer but it’s always there. You have to make hope shine bright in your life. Don’t you want to lead a hopeful life that you can love? Make decisions with your head and not your heart. The life you love requires maintenance. Get people to share your dreams and find someone that has a similar goal or dream.

Ms. Gilmore shared you have to spark fire in your heart. Find that light which is strength. Believe in yourself even when it might hurt. Let go of what you can’t control, some things can cause unnecessary grief. Remember the obstacles we face are for a reason. This time that you have right now matters!

Ms. Gilmore shared from Joyce Meyer’s, “Confident Woman” and Melissa Alvarez’s “365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency.” Step out of your comfort zone, it’s easy to stay there but step out. Get out and push yourself. Force yourself to do something different.

Motivational Words To Spark Fire In Your Heart




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Ms. Tiffany Prince, hosted the call on Friday and shared a story about a man who went from bankrupt to making $20 million in 18 months. How did he do this? Well he changed his mindset…a spirit of maturity. Ms. Price shared about living a caged life where you feel like you are stuck by your current circumstances or others expectations of you. When you are in a cage, you literally pace back and forth. Over a period of time the caged life has a feel and look.

Ms. Prince shared thoughts from her own personal journey. Her lifestyle had begun mundane and was falling apart. She felt like a dead woman walking and that her desires were put on hold. Her family’s desires had come before her own. She shares her own spark for life came because she knew there was something better. Her life coach was also instrumental in reawakening that spark. A mind set shift is important. We have to make a different decision of who we are going to be and what we want in life. We have to constantly make the change and bring the spark back to our lives. Work will answer on the other side of opportunity.
You are not in this alone, we can all help each other!


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