Celebrating Sisterhood 1jpgMy belief is that we are nothing without our Sista-Friends. I am known for being so passionate about my LADIES, most especially those who have travelled with me on my incredible journey and continue to do so with much love and grace.

We have hurt, mourned, cried, laughed and rejoiced together. I can stand and honestly proclaim that nothing can keep me away from them unless death doth us part. This is like a marriage and I love it.

The sista-friends I know and have in my life are strong women from all cultures, – daring, adventurous, strong-willed, resilient, hard-working, dedicated, committed, loyal, faithful, loving, supportive, sincere, spiritual and the list goes on and on.

I came across an extract of Celebrating Womanhood stored away in my archive of goodies and so here it goes to all the Sista-Friends across the world (you know who you are).

YOU ARE A WOMAN OF STRENGTH

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to jeep her soul in shape.

A strong woman is not afraid of anything but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.

A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her but a woman of strength gives the nest of her to everyone.

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future but a woman of strength realises that life’s mistakes can also be God’s blessings and capitalises on them.

A strong woman walks sure-footed but a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls.Sisters of the Sun

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face but a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong. 

To SistaHood: I celebrate YOU because you have helped me become who I am today!

Yours in love – The Renaissance Lady ©

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It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine. If like me, you find there is not enough to share with your loved ones and the grumblings are not doing well for the relationships.

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Why not dedicate week a month for these activities alternating between the groups but ensure that you are maintaining the relationships amongst your loved ones. That’s why it’s important to savour the everyday moments we share with those closest to us.

Check out the tips below to help you connect with the special people in your life:

Week 1 WITH YOUR FAMILY: Savour the most important part of your day. A nutritious morning meal is a must.
Week 2 WITH YOUR SISTA-FRIENDS/BROTHA-FRIENDS: Connect with them by starting a book club together.
Week 3 WITH YOUR SIBLINGS: Surprise them with a plane/train ticket to come visit and enjoy the time together.
Week 4 WITH YOUR SPOUSE: It’s time for a weekend getaway. Make a reservation at a bed-and-breakfast.
Week 5 WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND: Treat your favourite person to a spa day [ladies] or golf game [men]! What better way to share a day together and bond?
Yours in love  - The Renaissance Lady ©
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A good article which tells you how to make the most of your contacts in the modern marketplace. Highly recommended!

The New Rules of Networking

Join LinkedIn [http://www.linkedin.com], which will allow you to connect with current and former associates—and their networks, too. “At this point, if you’re not on LinkedIn, people wonder why,” says Barbara Safani [Career Coach]. (Bonus: Recruiters often use it as a database.)

Request information, not a job. “When you ask for a job, there is a yes or no answer,” says Safani, “and it can feel like you’re begging.” Instead, explain exactly what you want and inquire about others who might be good for you to talk to. “Or pick their brain about the industry; that can be flattering.”

Be on-message all the time. Prepare a succinct, compelling pitch about what you’re looking for and why you’re qualified. Then keep this message consistent in your résumé, your online profiles, and your conversations. Never say, “I’ll take anything.” If you do, people won’t know how to help you.

Be helpful to others. “Networking isn’t just something you do when you’re looking for a job,” says Louise Fletcher [Résumé Expert]. “If you help people out whenever you can, those favours will come back to you when you need them.”

Yours in love – The Renaissance Lady ©

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I truly believe in choices: you choose how to live your life – the right way or bad way! It’s your decision and the consequences that come with it are yours to bear: whether good or bad.

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Here’s a quick refresher course on 5 Life Level tips that I have learnt along the way and still learning:

  1. The first step is time-tested: Make a list. Shine a light on what you want and dig in.
  2. Evaluate your list by asking yourself. “What does my list tell me about me?” Be honest.
  3. It’s time to get brewing with the specifics! Consider what you want for your career, relationships, spirituality, physical and emotional health and much more.
  4. Put your specific goals into action by breaking your big cravings down into small, manageable steps and start writing them down.
  5. If you feel your life blend getting bitter, make sure to repeat these steps regularly to stay on track.

Once you have mastered these steps, here are a few other tips to keep you moving in the right direction.

  • Stop trying to be everything to everyone. It’s time to consult your own needs and desires.
  • People are happiest when they are challenged. Engage in activities that push you to grow.
  • Reward yourself every day with something you truly enjoy!

To round it off, I quote one of my favourite scriptures in the bible: Habakkuk 2: 2 – “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Your life was already predestined and it has to be manifested. Write that vision, dream, desire and watch it come to fruition with taking the necessary steps. That is my prayer for everyone that reads this article.

Yours in love – The Renaissance Lady ©

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