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What’s YOUR prayer for YOU?

This week I had to ask myself some hard questions.

 

The hardest questions were  —-  SharRon, what’s your most sincere, highest and most powerful prayer that you can offer/ask of God about your life? And, do you trust God to do what you ask? AND, are you willing to do your part?

 

Hard questions, right?…..This is what I know for sure.

 

We need to PRAY! We may call it talking to God, communing with the SPIRIT, listening to our intuition, being guided by our moral compass, resting with nature, meditating, reflecting, listening….and the list goes on. Whatever we call it, we must do it!

 

And, after you pray you must take action. YOU MUST decide to take dominion over your life!

 

Yes, it’s easier to “go along to get along”. Doing what others want you to do may seem painless and straightforward. It’s simple, right?

 

It does not take much effort, energy, expertise or education to let others control your life.  You can go along for the ride without any investment, information, insight or initiative.

 

If you abdicate responsibility for your life, you can rest; you can take a break. You won’t need to challenge assumptions, ask questions or accept responsibility. Being a puppet, parrot, pawn and a punk is so carefree, uncomplicated, and acceptable, right?

 

Whew…

 

Simple maybe….but letting others orchestrate and dictate your life is also deadly, reckless, stupifying and limiting. When you do what OTHERS WANT you to do you forfeit your opportunity to be authentically YOU. You forfeit your opportunity to live a life of truth, meaning, and contribution. You forfeit your ability to live with honor, self-pride and internal peace. You forfeit your right to defy the impossible,  reject stereotypes and neutralize mind-numbing, soul-depleting norms.  And most of all, you forfeit the opportunity to be a vessel, a conduit and an instrument for God! You lose YOU!

 

Today…. I encourage you to stop what you are doing and get still. Ask yourself…what is your highest prayer for your life?

 

And then, DECIDE to TAKE DOMINION over devils, demons, drama, and distractions that limit your ability to BE YOU, CHOOSE YOU, LIVE AS YOU and LOVE YOU! (from soon-to-be-released Deciding to Soar 2)

 

Of course, be ready…you may not receive applause, accolades or acknowledgment when you decide to live YOUR own life. You may not receive help; you may only receive attacks, insults and rejection.

 

Why? Caged, controlled and confined people have a history of lashing out at self-liberators. People who live in lack, live by labels and live according to limitations will not take too kindly to you being a LEADER in your own life.

 

But DO YOU anyway. Never forget that Being YOU may have a high COST but it is always WORTH THE PRICE!    

 

Let’s Dare To Soar Higher! as we pray and then take dominion over our lives!

 

If we are not connected, please join my mailing list. I would love to connect with you and share tips and tools to help you to SOAR HIGHER! daretosoarhigher.sharronjamison.com

 

I would also love to support you. Click here to schedule your 15-min Discovery Session. It’s my gift to you.

 

And if you are an influencer, visionary or a business owner, please don’t forget to visit  http://www.thebragclub.com/blog/10-ways-to-slay-soar-like-influencer-sharron-jamison.   Actress, International Speaker, Publisher, Thought Leader and Author Alex Okorji provides some tips to elevate your business and your life.  Thank you, Alex, for the feature.

 

Please visit http://www.alexokoroji.me/ to learn more about this amazing thought leader who was listed as one of the top women influencers in the world.

 

Thank you for reading this article!

 

Celebrating you and your success!

 


SharRon, Your Life Strategist.

 

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Oprah and Gayle… The Strength of Sisterhood

Did you see Oprah receive her Golden Globe award?

 

I was blown away by the power of her message. How about you?

 

What was also powerful was seeing Gayle on the sidelines cheering for her. To me, there is something magical and spiritual about seeing women cheer for each other. There is power…joy….and strength when sisters celebrate, congratulate and speak highly of each other.

 

It is so joyous and affirming because let’s face it……. we women, especially women of color, have had to work harder than most to be recognized and promoted. We sometimes had to climb and cry our way to the top. We have had to play, pray and over-prepare just to be acknowledged and appreciated for our talents. We had to OVER-deliver, OVER-compensate and OVER-extend ourselves in ways that left us spiritually depleted, physically sick and emotionally exhausted.

 

The truth be told – we worked and continue to work darn hard to be successful.  And, just knowing that we have a team of sisters who are our confidants, cheerleaders and comrades who lovingly cheer us on is often the extra motivation, push and nudge we need when we are tired, frustrated, and dejected.

 

It is also extremely uplifting to know that we have a group of sisters who are committed to reminding us of our worth, reminding us of our missions, and reminding us of our genius.  Having other women pulling us up, and pulling us over and pulling us close provides the safety, security and the sanctuary we need to take risks, live outside of our comfort zones and live our deepest truths.

 

And let’s be honest…. we all need that! We all need an extra dose of inspiration, insight and intimacy to insulate us from this competitive, crazy and chaotic world. We all need a safe place and a sacred place where we can just BE….be….BE….be!

 

But if sisterhood is so valuable and vital, what prevents women from developing sustainable, fruitful relationships with each other?

 

I believe there are many behaviors that undermine our relationships but one of the most toxic things you can do in a relationship, a true sistership, is to lie about what you really feel.

Yes, lying about your feelings will contaminate your close connections.

 

So here is what I propose….

If you feel angry, admit it.
If you feel slighted, say it.
If you feel disrespected, discuss it.
If you feel critical, confess it.
If you feel mean, mouth it.
If you feel differently, debate it.
If you feel tossed aside, tell it.
If you feel disappointed, deliberate it.
If you feel violated, voice it.
If you feel condemned, communicate it.
If you feel suffocated, say it.
If you feel excluded, express it.
If you feel sidelined, share it.

 

Don’t hide your feelings! Why smile with your mouth when you are seething in your heart?

 

People can NEVER  really trust your “happy” if you won’t admit when you are really mad.

 

So, here is a valuable relationship rule:  Tell the truth. The soul needs the truth; it does NOT thrive in a climate of suspicion.

 

I believe that when women feel comfortable and confident telling their truth and sharing their hearts, our relationships deepen. And when our relationships deepen, we all enjoy greater abundance and experience greater success. Deepening our relationships starts a ripple effect of grace, goodness, and godliness that we extend to each other.

 

I believe in my heart that deep relationships, soul-strengthening and life-giving relationships, change us. Then, we transfer those positive changes to our communities, and those positive changes affect our countries and eventually, the world changes. The world changes to a more inclusive, humane and respectful place filled with people who feel cared for and care about. Call me a dreamer…. but I believe it.

 

I want CHANGE and I know that other women do too. I want to foster and strengthen relationships. I want women to feel courageous enough to say what needs to be said so that we can celebrate each other, cheer for each other, support each other and love each other.

 

That is why I am inviting you to attend the “You Can Depend On You” Masterclass.  I want all women, people, to discover new ways to connect with themselves so that they can share their hearts and their truth…their entire truth…. even the truth that makes them uncomfortable, uncertain and vulnerable with others. Because everybody knows…that the truth will set you free!

 

Please take a moment and learn more about this 5 week online/live masterclass. Click here. And for the next 5 days, I am offering a discount of 50% off.

 

Just use the promo code: depend.

 

I hope you can join us.  We start on Jan 15th.

 

Every “Oprah” needs a “Gayle” and we all are our own brand of “Oprah” (sister). And, every “Gayle” needs an “Oprah” and we are all our brand of “Gayle” (sister).  Let’s work on our relationships because we need other. Selah!

 

Let’s strengthen our bonds so that we can bless each other.

 

Let’s Dare To Soar Higher!

 

Blessings, SharRon

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What Does Your BODY say?

People are quick to lie! Even when they don’t realize that they are lying they will respond so quickly that you know that they are not telling the truth OR maybe that they don’t really know the truth. Self-deception and denial are real!

 

But even if/when the mouth lies, the body will tell the truth.

 

Yes, the body will speak.

 

The body will send messages in the form of stomachaches, migraines, anxiety, bladder issues and all types of diseases to alert us that we are out of whack or out of balance.  Our body will squirm with discomfort and decline into dis-ease to encourage us to make decisions that we are failing to make or at least delaying to make. Our body will rebel in anguish to beg us to sleep more, leave toxic relationships, close bankrupt businesses, resign from unfulfilling positions and practice radical self-care. Our body will shut down in protest; yes, the body will not be ignored.

 

So, what is your body saying to you? When your body is speaking to you, what do you do? Do you listen? Do you pay attention?

 

I have learned that when our bodies are screaming to get our attention they are usually telling us that we need to make some decisions.

 

Our bodies are usually asking, but sometimes pleading and sometimes threatening  us to:

  1. CHANGE what is not working, what’s not nurturing us or what’s not sustaining is
  2. CORRECT what’s broken, what’s out of balance or what’s not fruitful
  3. CREATE what does not exist and what’s missing
  4. CLOSE what’s over, what’s draining, or what’s fatal
  5. CONNECT what’s disconnected, what’s out of alignment and connect with  different people
  6. CONTRIBUTE  our gifts, serve humanity and to give to ourselves what we need most, like love and acceptance

 

Yes, the mouth may lie but the body will tell the truth.

 

So, why not listen to your body when it whispers so that it does not need to roar? (from the soon-to-be-released Deciding to Soar 2)

 

If you need to discover new ways to listen to your body, why not join me for the “You Can Depend On You” Masterclass? In 5 short weeks,  you will be able to listen to your body, your mind and your soul in new and in profound ways. Join me. We start on Jan 15th.

 

Click here to learn more!

 

SharRon, Your Life Strategist

Here’s a video about our body…

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Are you divorcing your dream over a dollar?

Some people will divorce their dream before they will devote a dollar.

 

Is that how you feel?

 

Is your dream worth it?

 

Are you really committed?

 

Do you think that you can really achieve it?

 

What do you really believe in your potential?

 

When you are by yourself, in your quiet place, without the crowd, what do you really say? What do you really hold as true?

 

Lately, I have been considering that question as I hear people express or really chant the popular messages of the day.  I hear people enthusiastically talk about their goals to start businesses, their objectives to elevate their lives and their desire to serve the world. I  hear people talk about challenging their limiting beliefs, breaking glass ceilings and healing the wounds of their pasts. I hear people express their commitment to leave legacies, commitments to transform their minds and commitments to strengthen their bodies.

 

I have heard it all or at least I have heard it enough.….Sometimes I even say those things myself. Be honest, you hear and sometimes say those same words too. No judgment, but just honest!

 

We all hear all types of proclamations, declarations, and incantations until money is mentioned. Yes, when it is time to put their money where their mouths are, people shut down and they shut up.  The chants stop. The mantras cease. The promises weaken. The pledges plunge.

 

When it is time to invest in their OWN dream, people will hold money so tight that a “ dolla will holla”.

 

But, why is that?

 

Who told us that dreams were free? When did get we get convinced that success comes without sweat? What made us assume that the “call it and haul it” adage was true? Who said that the “name it claim it” maxim was devoid of financial investment?  Who only quoted half the scripture that said faith…but forget to mention the second part, without works is DEAD!!

 

What I know for sure is that everything takes currency…cash…credit…coins. Nothing is free! Yet there seems to be a sense that words of success, abundance, and goals are enough. If that were true, we ALL, everybody, would have what they wanted, when they wanted, how they wanted just because they wanted it. Success, however you define it,  would be common. But we all know that is NOT true.

 

Just for the record. Nothing is free; everything has a cost. If may not be a financial cost but anything of value will cost you something! And if you get something for free, trust me, some compensation or exchange is implied.  Don’t miss that!

 

This is what I know for sure. If people really want a change…they must invest their time, talent and here it is – their TREASURE!!! Why? Because outputs are a result of inputs. Outcomes are the result of in-comes. Wins are the result of work. Prosperity is a result of pain. Nothing is free….

 

As 2017 ends, ask yourself an important question: am I willing to invest in myself to have what I desire?

 

This is what I know for sure. There is a cost of growth but some of the highest costs that you will ever  pay are the costs of staying the same, the costs of missed opportunities, the cost of not being prepared, the cost of unaddressed pain,  and the high costs of regret.  And, regret is expensive!

 

So, the question remains. Will devoting dollars cause a divorce?

 

Only you can answer the question!

 

But if you are open to changing your life and you want to start the transformation process with a low money investment so that you can test the waters of possibility, join me at the “You Can Depend On Me” masterclass.

 

“You Can Depend On Me”  is a 5-week course designed to help you discover ways that you can depend on yourself to design the life that YOU say you want. Click here more information.

 

But if I am not your cup of tea, there are many amazing coaches, teachers, mentors, healers and lawyers that I can refer to support you. Why would I refer other amazing people to you?

 

Because at the end of the day, your dream matters to me. Your legacy could affect my son and my future grandchildren. Your mission could save my life. Your invention could bless my parents. Your “aha” could make me say “he-he”. We need you!

 

I hope you join me for the class and let’s Dare to Soar Higher together as we invest in ourselves that help us SOAR HIGHER!

 

Blessings!

 

SharRon , The Life Strategist

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All Money Ain’t Good Money!

My elders used to say that “all money ain’t good money”.  Of course, I didn’t believe them. When you are young and broke, all cash was good and all credit was wonderful.

 

But, life has a way of teaching you that money is not everything. In fact, money can bring misery if you overvalue it.  No, I am not saying that money is wrong; those lessons about money that many of us learned in bible study were based on flawed teaching.

 

Money is good; we need money. The challenge is that we MUST evaluate if more money will result in us having LESSless life, less happiness and less autonomy. Trust me, more money does not mean MORE of everything else; it can actually mean having LESS. That’s why we must consider if having more really brings more.

 

So, before you sign that contract, accept that agreement, ask for that raise, accept that promotion, take on that new client or get into a new relationship, ask yourself….is the money worth it? Ask yourself…

 

Is this money really worth the mess?

Is the money I earn worth the misery I will endure?

Will the blessing today feel like a burden tomorrow?

Is this the most effective use of my time, talent, and treasure?

Am I saying “ I do” when  “I don’t”, “ I won’t”, “ I can’t” and “ I am not even interested”?

Will the dollars be worth the drama?

Is the collaboration worth my concentration?

Is my presence important to this process or project?

Will I have to sell my soul, my sanity or my sense of self?

Is the input worth the outcome?

Is my YES a strong YES or just a weak no?

 

 

Ask yourself the questions before you trade your time, peace and freedom for cash!!

 

Why? Because often we make money decisions that cause us to live in defeat,  deficit, and depletion because we don’t proactively consider the FULL impact of our decisions. (Excerpt from soon-to-be-released Deciding to Soar 2)

 
If you want 2018 to be a year of greater outcomes and greater joy, why not sign up for the You Can Depend on You” program. We address these very issues in our 5-week program. Why not join other mission-driven high performers on this journey? Your life will never be the same.
Register now. Classes start in January. http://sharronjamison.com/you-can-depend-on-you/

 

I hope to see you in  January. And, if you would like to schedule a free Discovery Session with me, please click here.  Click here to schedule a free Discovery Session

 

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Should We Be Friends?

Birds of a feather flock together.

 

Have you ever heard that adage? I am sure that your parents, teachers or elders said that phrase to you tons of times. Am I right?

 

I know that when I was growing up I heard that saying almost every week. My parents always cautioned me about spending time with the “right” people. And, my father’s congregation always scared me to death with all types of horror stories about the potential for doom and gloom if I spent time with people who were from “around the way”, which was a code phrase for people who had bad attitudes and low altitudes.  I was even promised hell and damnation if I spoke with people from the “bottom”, another code word for people to avoid. I heard it all. (I talk more about this in my book, I Have Learned A Few Things)

 

But as a know-it-all kid, I did not always heed their advice. But the older I get,  the more I understand that who we spend time with directly shapes our lives. I learned that those closest to us have the greatest impact on our development, success,  happiness and the fulfillment of our divine assignments. Even if we don’t acknowledge it, our inner circle influences us….for better or worse.

 

FACT: We are the SEEDS and our friends are our SOIL!

 

Why does our inner circle matter so much? Because being around people who challenge us brings OUT the best in us.  Let’s face it. Something magical happens when we spend time with people who stimulate us, strengthen us and support us.  Being stretched, mentored and equipped to do more, say more and to be more positions us to SOAR!!!

 

Oh…but this year I have witnessed and personally experienced the detrimental effects of being in the wrong circles. I have been in and seen circles that have choked creativity, crippled initiative and chipped away at self-esteem. I have witnessed circles that castigated dissenters, criticized innovation, and censured messages. I have seen “friends” reveal each other’s secrets, plagiarize each other’s work and gossip about each other’s flaws. Boundaries were crossed, assumptions were made and connections were fractured. This year I have seen more than I wanted to see, and I have experienced more than I wanted to experience. Yikes!

 

But as this year comes to a close, it is important that we ALL evaluate who is in our circle because, for some of us, changes need to be made if we expect to SOAR. We can NOT allow false friends and true enemies to have access to our hearts, minds, and souls. We can NOT thrive amid drama, sabotage, and toxicity.

 

If we want to have different experiences, we MUST face some truths and make some hard decisions. And even though it may not be easy, we have to marginalize relationships that only offer drama, disrespect, and depletion so that we can maximize relationships that offer the “soil” we need to bloom.

 

Here are some questions to help you evaluate your relationships:

 

Does this relationship align with my purpose?

Does this relationship offer me help, hope or healing?

Does this relationship allow me to bring all of me to the relationship experience?

Does this relationship consume too much of my attention and distract me from my goals?

Does this relationship provide a safe place where I can share, grow and experience different parts of my humanity?

Does this relationship require me to downsize my gifts and downplay my successes?

Does this relationship provide flexibility and freedom?

Does the relationship create angst because the person is not spiritually mature or emotionally equipped to deal with life in a way that edifies us both?

Does the relationship provide an opportunity to enhance my communication skills and my conflict management skills?

Does the relationship provide peace, loyalty, and loving admonishment?

Does the relationship “feel” good and “feel” right based on where I am heading and who I am becoming?

 

I provide these questions and more in Soaring “Ships”. Click here to download Soaring Shipshttps://nf341-1da662.pages.infusionsoft.net/

 

To prepare for a more productive 2018, evaluate your current relationships. Answer some questions. Then, determine if the relationship needs to end, be renegotiated, be marginalized or be enhanced.

 

Remember, you are the SEED and your circle is the SOIL. You can not bloom in barren, dry places devoid of nutrients. You need rich soil that’s cultivated and cared for.

 

You have the power and the responsibility to choose your circle. So, choose wisely!

 

Let’s Dare to Soar Higher as we choose friends that are fruitful, and not fatal.

 

If you want to learn more about identifying people who can enrich your life, sign up for the “You Can Depend on You” Program. It starts on Jan. 2018.  Click here for more information

 

Invest 5 weeks now to change your life forever! You are worth your BEST investment!

 

Blessings!!

 

SharRon

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SWAGGER!

When you were broken, busted and disgusted, there were people who loved you. But did they really love you or did you only serve a function or a purpose?

 

Did your misfortune make them feel good about themselves? Did being pitiful somehow make them feel powerful? Or was it that your insecurity made them feel more confident. Or, did your failures make them forget that they were not experiencing success, joy or passion either? Was it that your empty relationships somehow made them feel full. Was it that your being disinvited, rejected and excluded made them feel as if they were accepted and part of the in-crowd? Did you only serve a function??? Hmmm

 

Always remember that some people will love you only when you stagger. When you are lost, low, limited and lonely, they will love you. When you are drowning, crying or failing, they will cherish you.

 

But…. when you realize that you are not a doormat, but a doorway, they will be indignant. When you understand that you are an opportunity to develop and not an obstacle to overcome, they will be offended. When you appreciate that you are not a last-minute option but a prized priority, they will feel slighted. When you realize that you are empowered to God and not indebted to them, they will be insulted.

 

Let’s face it. When you get some pep in your step and remember that you are both divine and human and that you are unbelievably talented, exceptionally gifted, amazingly loving and highly favored, they will fight you. They will attack you, attempt to discredit you and undermine everything that you do.

 

Yes, they will.

 

But…swagger on…. And no, you are not arrogant. You are confident because you know that EVERY open door and every opportunity is from God. You realize that God is the conductor, director, and orchestrator of your life.

 

How to handle people who expect you to stagger? Stay focused.

 

Don’t worry about where you have been or where you came from…. FOCUS…FOCUS…FOCUS on where you are going.

 

Then, find your tribe. Find the people who expect you to swagger! Nurture them and let them nurture you. And together, WIN!!! SERVE!!! GROW!! LOVE!!!

 

Let’s Dare to Soar Higher as we SWAGGER with the confidence.

 

If you need help with your SWAGGER, why not register for RISE?

 

It is a 10-day journey that will position you to SWAGGER in 2018. It is only $7…that is less than the cost of a fast-food meal so why not? http://sharronjamison.com/rise/

 

Hope to you in RISE as you SWAGGER to Success!

 

Let’s Dare To Soar Higher!

 

SharRon, The Life Strategist

 

(from my upcoming book Deciding to Soar 2)

 

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Does Time Really Heal?

We are impatient people; the pace of our culture has conditioned us to rush, rush, rush and rush.

 

However, there is one thing that we continue to wait on….and that’s healing.

 

For some reason, we wait and wait and wait as if a magical time will appear that will make us feel better, do better or be better.

 

Granted…. time may help the sting of the pain go away, and a scab may form to conceal or protect the wound. But the wound is still there and the pain is still near. The memories and the emotional aftermath are still sabotaging your happiness, your health and your wholeness.

 

Yes, time has passed but the feelings have not; the feelings are present. The hurt feelings are still lurking and lingering in your mind and still causing disruption in your life.

 

How do I know? Because you are still easily triggered by small infractions. Your emotional buttons are still easily pushed.  You are defensive. You are insecure. You will cuss, cut and criticize people at a moment’s notice. And, you project your pain on others. Your emotional and physical states are visible for everyone to see. You are attempting to hide in plain sight.

 

Tweet this…Your private pain always shows up in public ways. #decidingtosoar #SharRonJamison https://twitter.com/.

 

No, I am not a mind reader but I can quickly recognize unaddressed pain and unacknowledged trauma. I know what it feels like, sounds like and acts like. I know because for years my pain swallowed me and suffocated me. Memories of my trauma held me hostage and dictated my every move.

 

For years I waited and waited.  I stopped living as I waited to be rescued and relieved from the constant gnawing in my stomach. I waited as I rehearsed and recycled my pain.  I waited and I ate and ate. I did my best to find relief in Twinkies, cake and chips but all I got was unwanted pounds on my body.

 

I finally had to admit that I was afraid to confront my pain and that I did everything to avoid the discomfort associated with healing. I hid, I hesitated but I continued to hurt. And not only did I hurt, I hurt any and everybody that came in my direction.

 

I not only injured people, I settled. I settled for unfulfilling relationships, I settled for the status quo, I settled for safe, even though I NEVER really felt safe.

 

So, here’s the critical question that I had to muster up the courage to ask myself. Why wait to heal? Why spend your precious time in isolation, limitation or degradation? Why wait to speak your truth, live your truth or own your truth? Why delay your own happiness for “counterfeit comfort”?

 

Yes, “counterfeit comfort” because coping is not emotional comfort. Coping is faking. Coping is denial. Coping is acting. Coping is numbing. “Counterfeit comfort” is many things but it is NOT peace.

 

The time to heal is now! If everything else in your life is so urgent, why not make your peace of mind urgent? Why not make your emotional health a top priority? Why not invest resources to deal with your inner gremlins once and for all? Why not seek counseling, coaching or medical intervention?

 

You deserve to feel that you are equipped and empowered to be the author and an advocate of your own life. You deserve to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have the agency and the authority to design a life that celebrates and reflects the real you.

 

If you want to start the process, maybe RISE can get you started. It’s a 10-day program of videos and worksheets that will help think critically about what you want and what you need to be the best version of yourself. The best news is that it costs only $7. RISE is a great start to prepare you to SOAR.  http://sharronjamison.com/rise/.

 

If you are interested in meeting people who are also committed to experiencing big breakthroughs and are on a journey of self-actualization, please contact me. There is a like-minded group of successful people just like you willing to connect with you and support you on your own transformational journey.

 

I would love to support you, but if not, I hope you will make yourself a priority. I hope you always know that you can depend on you to do what’s best for you. I hope you know that YOU ARE WORTH IT…YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO FEEL HAPPY, HEALTHY AND WHOLE!

 

Enjoy this video….

 

Celebrating you and your success,

SharRon, Your Life Strategist

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Help, I Am Having A Baby!

Women can have babies by themselves, but any woman can tell you that they would rather have babies surrounded by support. Women who have experienced childbirth can tell you that labor is so intense, so painful, so unpredictable and so overwhelming that just having a hand to squeeze is a blessing.

 

Labor is hard, that’s why it is called labor. Of course, there is joy…but it is hard to remember the joy when those labor pains are sending shockwaves and contractions through your body with such force and regularity that you can’t catch your breath.

 

But then the baby comes….and you realize that it all was worth it.  When you are introduced to the wonderful being who you have nurtured, prayed for, sang to and dreamed about, you are grateful. You are thankful because though the delivery was arduous, the result was amazing!

 

You realize that…. the process was hard but it was worth it.

 

Making our dreams come true is like birthing babies. It’s joyous but those contractions – though different – are challenging. Those birthing pains – though not physical – are unpredictable, scary, consistent and jolting. Just like physical birth, you can’t always catch your breath as you deal with competing demands, complex negotiations, contrary people and sometimes, character assassination.  You can’t catch your breath because you are learning and doing….and doing and learning all at the same time.

 

You also can’t catch your breath because everything is happening so quickly and simultaneously. Technology is changing, marketing is changing, competition is changing, audiences are changing and the marketplace is changing. And guess what, you are changing. The process of pursuing your dream has changed you too. You are different now. But you can’t stop…. because now you are in labor.

 

So, what do you do now?  In the midst of labor, what do you need?

 

People of purpose, visionaries, change agents, innovators,  movement makers and dreamers need midwives. They need people who can help with the labor process. They need people who can remind them of their intrinsic value, their power, their purpose and their divine destination. They need cheerleaders, champions, and confidants. They need connectors, collaborators, and constructive critiques. Don’t miss the “constructive” part because fear to some degree is always an unwanted, but constant companion.

 

Bottom line: They need you!

 

If your loved one is in labor…. birthing a dream, a vision or a movement, I have shared 10 easy ways that you can offer support. The video was a FB LIVE post but I hope it will help you too. Just click the video below to review.

 

So…..What can we do? What can you do?

 

Let’s be midwives to and for each other. Why? Because we all have a job to do to serve this amazing world. We all have a special gift to offer the planet.We all have a significant role to play in the exciting experience called life.

 

I am also here to help you. If you are looking for a low-cost way to start your own birthing process — to begin your own entrepreneurial or life enrichment journey, I want to support you.  I can provide introductory support to you through RISE!

 

What’s RISE?

 

RISE: Life Masterclass is a 10-day journey with me delivered directly to your mobile device or computer. And it is only $7…. that’s less than the cost of a fast-food meal, but this meal will provide great nutrients for the soul and mind. http://sharronjamison.com/rise/

 

Click here for more information about RISE and why not register for RISE at the box at the bottom of the page? http://sharronjamison.com/rise/.

 

Listen, you don’t have to LABOR alone. I am here to help you.  I know what factors can propel you forward in your life. And,  I know many midwives who can also support you  because I am constantly surrounded by winners —– like YOU!!!

 

Don’t forget to join the Dare To Soar Higher Mailing List. I don’t YOU want to miss the freebies, events or the newsletters. http://daretosoarhigher.sharronjamison.com/

 

Let’s RISE as we DARE to Soar Higher in every dimension of our lives.

 

Remember, we are in this together….nobody SOARS alone.   

 

Celebrating you and celebrating your success!

 

SharRon, Your Life Strategist

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Can You Hope Me?

I have learned that sometimes I don’t need help. I don’t need a ride, any advice, or a loan. I don’t need attention, a hot meal, or a favor. I don’t need to borrow expensive clothes, a fast car, or the use of a credit card. No, I don’t need anybody to help me. What I need is someone to hope me, because I have learned that hope is power.

Hope is fuel; it is a source of energy that encourages you to keep trying and to keep believing even when you want to give up. It is the power that spurs you on even in the face of uncertainty, failure, and fear. It is the momentum that pushes you to press beyond the pressure despite reports of impending doom and rumors of imminent danger. It is a “manifester” that helps you look past your immediate circumstances and helps you visualize the possibilities of the future. Hope is the engine in our lives.

Hope is a catalyst; it is a facilitator. It lifts you when you are depressed, sustains you when you are tired, and comforts you when you are lonely. Hope enlivens you, elevates you, and encourages you to persevere; it continues to say yes even when your body, mind, and spirit say no. Hope is a stimulus; it releases imagination, ignites creativity, and awakens ingenuity. And even in the face of insurmountable odds, hope activates; hope makes things happen. I have learned that hope provides the channel for blessings to flow.

So if I have to choose between help and hope, I choose hope. I choose hope because I have learned that hope expects, anticipates, predicts, and trust. It is more than optimism, and it is more than wishful thinking. It is faith that sees what I can’t see and knows what I don’t know. It is something that guides me and influences me to proceed even when reality, circumstances, experts, and my friends tell me to retreat, recede, and run.

The best thing about hope is that hope is an unlimited resource. It is a resource that you can decide to use sparingly or generously; the choice is yours. It is also a resource than can be applied to every aspect of your life because hope never runs out as long as you believe.

Help or Hope? I choose hope. If you want to add value to my life, give me hope. Speak to my soul and remind me that I am more than a conqueror. Remind me of my power, purpose, and potential. In the middle of a storm, remind me about the ever presence of God. Remind me of my own testimonies about how God brought me through and about how God brought me out. Yes, I may want help, but what I really need in life is hope, because hope is where our power lies.

Blessings!

SharRon

**Chapter 35 of my newest book, I Have Learned A Few Things

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