Sunday, June 2, 2013

Be Empowered ~ Part I

I believe in paying it forward. As I shared on my previous post, I’m just trying to live the life I’ve dreamed of having and more importantly, the one God says I can have! Even though God is all powerful & all knowing, we still need our human connections. Let me tell you, it has not been a solo effort for me. I’m energized by the love and support of my family. I’ve been encouraged and inspired by some great people.  Lately, I've been reading Lisa Nichols' work. She's been called the “transformation specialist."

Each Sunday this month, I’ll be sharing words of wisdom and exercises from Ms. Nichols. If you're not familiar with her, she’s one of the co-authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Look her up when you have a moment. 

We'll begin with self-evaluation and move towards planning our breakthrough. I’m hoping someone will find something helpful as we dive into these exercises together. Being empowered has led to whole different level of happiness in my life. My prayer is that you will or already feel empowered to live the life predestined for you. 

Part I: Recognize Where You Are ~~ Rate Yourself

Recognizing where you are means thinking about every area of your life and honestly determining which energize you and which drain you. If any area drains you, then it needs your attention. Ms. Nichols then suggests rating the “seven environments:” relationships, finances, connection to nature, professional network, physical environment, health and spirituality. Using a scale from 1 (it’s unbearable) to 5 (you love it) rate how you feel in each environment.

One or two indicates breakdown. A three means you’re more or less tolerating your position in that environment. A four or five rating means you’re obviously on target and happy in that area.

Reference: Essence Magazine, June 2013, Own Your Power series with Lisa Nichols

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I’m Trinka Polite! Georgia native! Aunt Extraordinaire (at least I think so)! Lover of divinely delicious food! Servant of God and I gratefully accept my calling as counselor, poet, and speaker. My mission? 

As a counselor, it is to empower you to access your full potential and live more authentically!

As a poet, it is to share words to inspire love, deliverance from hurtful situations and encourage a renewed relationship with God.

As a speaker, it is to provide a dynamic experience which will actively engage you and your group in learning and growing.

My professional background includes over 14 years as a Career Counselor providing education planning and career guidance.  I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and National Board Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology.  My publications include After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey and Pain is Fertile Ground—poetry collections focused on spiritual awakening and growth.

On a more personal note, the southern lady that I am loves to cook (have you seen my Pinterest board?) and have fun with my family!  Are there any two things that bring more joy to a G.R.I.T.S. (Girl raised in the south)? Lol 

I hope we stay connected because new ventures are on the way to enlighten your mind and to partner with you to chart a course for your success!  

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