I’m sure you know someone who seems to be able to achieve almost every goal they set for themselves. It’s as if they have a Midas touch and everything they touch turns to gold. Yet, when you begin to find out how they keep making things happen, you realize that they've been very strategic about the direction they wanted to take their life.
Is this skill only for “special people” or is it something that everyday people can learn? I don’t consider myself one of the “special people” and yet, I’ve been able to develop a strategic mindset that helps me cultivate foresight and focus, both critical to goal achievement. This skill which I honed during my corporate career started with basic fundamentals of goal achievement learned in school and elevated to becoming strategic planning and execution as I navigated my corporate career.
As a mentor and coach, I would say that of the skills that many of the individuals I serve have the biggest challenge with is that of gaining clarity about what it is they want to accomplish and how to go about implementing a plan to make it happen.
According to various research, of all the individuals who set New Year’s resolutions only 8% of Americans succeed at achieving them. By the month of March, most individuals who set resolutions have returned to accepting the state of their life as it is instead of going back to the drawing board and figuring out what they need to do differently to maintain their focus, motivation and determination to achieve their resolutions.
This is heartbreaking when I think about all of the untapped potential that is dormant within people. As part of my mission to inspire and empower people to tap into a greater measure of the seeds of greatness within them, I feel a sense of urgency to help as many people get on track to fulfilling their divine purpose.
One of the steps that I’m taking to accomplish this is to provide high value, low-cost training that provides individuals with an opportunity to expand their awareness of what’s really possible when they transform limiting beliefs and become knowledgeable of the skills that will enable them to be proactive towards creating the happiness and success they desire and deserve.
In my upcoming seminar, NextLevel Strategic Success, I have carefully selected key fundamentals that helped me to change the trajectory of my life and the lives of many who worked with me.
You may be one of those individuals who have the Midas touch and don’t have a need for this training. If so, I congratulate you on making it do what it do by working your plan. I would appreciate it if you would share this information with someone that you know who would benefit from this type of training.
If you live in Columbia, SC and surrounding areas and you're struggling with getting the clarity to define a direction for your life or business that you can wholeheartedly embrace then this seminar is for you. Continue reading to find out more.
Join author and award-winning business leader, Jackie Capers-Brown for a high impact “learn by doing” presentation on developing and executing a strategic success plan for your audacious and inspiring goals. During the Next Level Strategic Success Seminar, Jackie will share a strategic planning and execution process that will empower you to succeed on purpose.
The Next Level Strategic Success Seminar will:
ü Provide participants with a foundation in planning their success and executing their success plan
ü Outline a practical planning model for achieving strategic success
ü Review a variety of self-leadership habits and confidence boosting practices for developing a resilient mindset which is necessary for maintaining momentum in the face of challenges and setbacks.
At the program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
ü Adopt a proactive mindset toward the planning of their success
ü Understand the gap between where they are and where they want to be AND the barriers to closing this gap
ü Identify and articulate a clear plan of strategic activities and why they are necessary to the achievement of their identified goal(s)
ü Make better decisions about the use of their time, energy, attention and resources
ü Reduce their stress and feelings of overwhelm associated with goal planning and achievement with the consistent implementation of their strategic success plan
ü Increase their ability to seize and create new opportunities
ü Connect with an accountability partner
The following outline highlights some of the seminar’s key learning points.
ü Clarify What Success Looks Like for You.
This opening segment reviews the pre-work assignment participants received after registering for the course. In it we discuss key insights gained by participants from completing this exercise.
ü Know Your “Mighty Why”
Of course, it is difficult to create a compelling vision of the future without getting to the core of “why” you want what you want. In this segment participants get to the heart of why they’re willing to commit to the goals that will help them manifest their desired state.
ü Identifying Your Gap
Next, participant identify key daily and weekly activities they currently engage in to achieve their goals and assess any misalignment that diminishes their effectiveness toward the achievement of their desired state utilizing a simple three-step method for increasing personal effectiveness.
ü Barriers to Success
Success is rarely a straightforward path. Along the journey of creating their desired state, participants will be faced with challenges and obstacles. In this segment, participants identify their internal and external barriers to success and we discuss the importance of contingency planning and how they can set up conditions to keep them on track and successful.
ü Selecting Key Strategic Activities
In this segment, we build on the awareness and understanding gained from the previous segments to define criteria for key strategic activities. As a result, participants will identify key strategic activities they deem are essential to the accomplishment of their goals.
ü Pulling It All Together: Preparation for Action
This segment explores why a strategic success plan increases the participants’ chance for success and a method for creating a strategic success plan. Participants will utilize all the information they have gathered to create a strategic success plan as each step of the method is discussed during this segment.
At the end of this program, participants should have a clear understanding of the importance of being proactive towards the accomplishment of their goals. The will know how to access the effectiveness of an activity, how to identify key strategic actions, the importance of follow-through and why establishing a routine of measuring results on a weekly basis increases their odds of making timely course corrections as needed to maintain momentum. And just as important, they will understand why developing a resilient mindset and effective personal leadership habits are essential to facing challenges, pursuing opportunities and overcoming setbacks as they navigate their unique path to success.
*Price of this event does not include lunch. Participants will be able to place lunch orders from 11:45 am – 12:30 pm. Presentation begins promptly at 12:30 pm.
To register for this seminar click here.
Sending you lots of positive energy,
"Oprah Winfrey writes, “What I know for sure is that no matter where you stand right now – on a hilltop, in a gutter, at a crossroads, in a rut – you need to give yourself the best you have to offer in this moment. This is it. Rather than depleting yourself with judgments about what you haven’t done, who you could have become, why you haven’t moved faster, or what you should have changed, redirect your energy toward the next big push – the one that takes you from enough to better. The one that takes you from adequate to extraordinary. The one that helps you rise up from a low moment and reach for your personal best.”
There is one thing I know you and I have in common. Both of us want to improve our lives, and ourselves. This is not to say that there is something wrong with us. On the contrary, I believe that every human being have an innate desire to grow and improve themselves so that they will flourish in life. Yet, many people live their lives on automatic-pilot, experiencing the “same stuff, just on a different day”. I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase at some time. Perhaps you’ve said it yourself.
I will be the first to say that the consistency of applying specific actions on a day to day basis towards our goals is a key to achieving them. However, what may have worked for a particular period of time doesn’t mean that it’s the “only” way or even the best way when considering new circumstances to achieve a particular type of goal. Adapting to change has to become our new normal to build sustainable happiness and success in each aspect of our lives.
The Secret is…There is No Secret
What if I told you there is a way that you can guarantee your ability to transform any area of your life. The answer…and it’s no secret – your level of happiness and success is in direct proportion to the amount of effort you demonstrate towards your personal development. If you want to transform your life, you have to make time to transform yourself.
How do I know this? I went from working as a minimum wage housekeeper with Marriott Hotels to become an award-winning leader and manager of million dollar businesses in the hospitality industry. My level of success during my corporate career didn’t happen because I wished or hoped for it. No, the success I experienced during my corporate career was a direct reflection of my faith in God, my faith in myself, the empowering story that I told myself about who I can become, what I was smart and strong enough to handle and my unwavering commitment to my personal development.
A Sucker Punch that Redefined My Future
Napoleon Hill wrote in his book, Think and Grow Rich,
"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache comes with the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
Six months after my first GM’s promotion with Marriott, my 14-year old son, Blease died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest. His death ushered me into a mental and emotional hell that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I got stuck in the story that I was telling myself. Although I was having award-winning success as a GM, I was experiencing great internal turmoil. It was this turmoil that evoked a passionate desire within me to figure out what it would take for me to move beyond my pain and reclaim my sense of power and strong identity.
As I’m sure you can imagine, my son’s death transformed my life. But not just in the way you imagined. It expanded my awareness of a process of actions that I’d been implementing, since the death of my mother when I was 13 years old, to overcome the numerous challenges and adversities that I’d experienced in life. Up until my son’s death, I had taken these actions intuitively to make progress and create success in my life. Once I became conscious of how they had served as the foundation for my ability to create repeat success in my life and career, I knew that sharing this process would be a part of my life’s work.
Today, I embody the professional roles of an author, speaker, coach, mentor and passionate student of personal development. During the past 18 months, I’ve invested in several personal development and online business programs with the intention of increasing my impact and influence in the lives of others. I believe in the power of plugging into the awareness, knowledge and experience of someone who have already achieved what I desire to experience. This is why I continue to invest in being mentored by individuals who specialize in various aspects of building successful offline and online businesses.
I’m currently enrolled in a 12 month mastermind group for online entrepreneurs so that I continue to sharpen my saw as Stephen Covey suggests in his remarkable book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I know from experience that my level of success is directly linked to my ability to expand my awareness of new possibilities, and develop the mindset and behaviors necessary to transform possibilities into realities. It’s important to me that I live the message that I encourage others to do.
My personal and professional mission boils down to helping people wake up to their potential by integrating spiritual principles with a practical step by step system of purpose-driven actions that are proven to produce favorable results and success.
It’s Time To Wake Up To Your Potential
Be willing to grow yourself daily. To permanently rise above the status-quo and create the life you imagine for yourself, you must simply wake up and dedicate time to developing yourself into the person you need to be to attract, manifest and sustain the lifestyle you desire and deserve.
Manifesting New Possibilities
"Everything is energy. Match the frequency of the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” ~Bashar
Manifestation and the Law of Attraction can be a bit misleading for folks who are unwilling to do the heavy lifting. So often, people focus on external conditions and ignore there internal conditions. Everything in life is created twice, first, internally as a thought or belief and second, in the physical realm. If you truly want to use your energetic power to manifest the greatness dwelling in your potential, you must clear all that blocks you from believing in your greatness.
Live a Life You Love Living
Your whole life have not been written yet. You actually can be what you desire to be. Your past does not have to define your future. If you make agreements that your past will define your future, it will be according to your belief.
It doesn't matter how many times you feel you’ve failed or that things just didn't work out as you hoped. You can take charge of your future by making a defining decision today that you will invest in your well-being by getting the support you need to begin taking actions that empower you to navigate your way forward successfully.
When was the last time you really invested in your dream of living the life you would love living?
The most efficient and effective path to greater well-being is to be mentored by someone who has mastered the mindset, skills and habits to achieve repeat success in areas in which you desire to succeed.
In my Wake Up! to Your Potential Coaching Program, I integrate spiritual principles with practical strategies for everyday application. I have combined my decades of life and leadership experience to create a process of transformation that reduces the frustration that comes when we’re not expressing our authentic power.
I want to personally stand beside you as your mentor and help you begin to embody the power of your potential. Before, we go any further, it’s important for you to know that this program is not for everybody.
Because I’m opening this program up to a limited number of people to ensure I provide them with the quality of support and guidance they need and deserve, if any of the following applies to you, then you should not apply:
· You quit easily
· You aren’t spiritually motivated
· You aren’t ready to take action and be held accountable for changing your life
· You aren’t willing to stretch yourself beyond your present way of thinking or comfort zone, take necessary risks and grow
If none of the above applies to you, and you’re at a crossroads in your life where you know that the continuance of what you have been doing is not moving your forward, you’re feeling stuck and you believe that there is more in you than what you are presently expressing, then my Wake Up! to Your Potential 1:1 Coaching Program could be the tool that catapults your happiness and success.
Whether you’ve been down this road before (and had a negative experience with a coach or mentor) or this is your first time considering the services of a coach, it’s hard to know who to trust. There are an endless numbers of people offering similar services without helping people produce real results in their lives.
In my roles as a business leader, trainer, mentor and coach I know that successful mentoring and coaching relationships are based on a foundation of trust, honest communication and similar values between the individuals involved.
If you’re ready to unleash a greater measure of your potential and live a life you love living contact me at email@example.com for a free 30 minute consultation. In the subject line of your email write Wake Up! to Your Potential, otherwise your request will be marked as spam.
Once I receive your request, I will email you a questionnaire that you’ll need to complete and return to me before I schedule your free consultation. After your consultation, I will discuss additional details of the program. You will leave this session with 3 things you can implement now to jump-start your success moving forward.
Note to Reader: The LIVE presentation of this program has been canceled. I will be releasing the program as a fee-base downloadable product on my new website after it is launched as a LIVE website. The information below provides an overview of the program.
Join Author, Speaker and Lifestyle Coach, Jackie Capers-Brown for an empowering presentation into the heart of restoring and renewing your sense of self-love and self-worth at the Radical Self-Love Life Class. During this interactive presentation, Coach Jackie B will share six inspiring lessons that will radically change the way you love and accept yourself.
Studies have proven that individuals who practice self-love, self-compassion and self-acceptance embody a greater measure of happiness, joy and gratitude which increases the positive energy in their lives to attract more of the love and success they desire.
Studies have proven that individuals who practice self-love, self-compassion and self-acceptance embody a greater measure of happiness, joy and gratitude which increases the positive energy in their lives to attract more of the love and success they desire.
Benefits from Loving and Accepting Yourself More:
ü You are much more compassionate towards yourself and others
ü You’re less critical of yourself and others therefore you’re more enjoyable to be around which helps you build and maintain positive relationships
ü You’ll maintain a positive self-image
ü Your self-worth will be defined by you and not your circumstances or other people
ü You become more secure in who you are which increases your confidence, happiness and success
Is Radical Self-Love Life Class Right for You?
ü Do you know you need to start loving and accepting yourself more but unsure where to start?
ü Are you ready to increase your sense of self-worth?
ü Are you constantly dreaming of living another life?
ü Do you want to look in the mirror with love at your reflection?
ü Are you wanting to experience a greater measure of happiness and success in life?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, Radical Self-Love Life Class is for YOU.
You will learn:
ü Why self-love and acceptance increases your happiness and success
ü Common reasons for judging yourself harshly and what you can begin to do to put an end to them
ü Why self-love and acceptance builds resilience and helps you bounce back from setbacks
ü Self-love affirmations for embracing your imperfections because perfection is NOT the goal
ü The role self-love and acceptance plays on getting and maintaining satisfying relationships
ü Daily self-love practices that help you get your spark back and your brave on
About Coach Jackie B
Known for delivering signature high energy presentations grounded in real life experiences, transformational insights and strategies, Coach Jackie B knows how to inspire and guide you to concrete action steps that will increase your self-worth and self-confidence through the practice of self-love and acceptance.
*The LIVE presentation of this information has been canceled. Due to the interest of my online community, I've decided to create a fee-based downloadable version of the program which will be available for purchase in mid-March on my new website.
Coach Jackie B believes that no matter what path you walk in life, inspiration and self-love is needed to express a greater measure of the seeds of greatness within your potential. Her intention during the Radical Self-Love Life Class is to equip individuals with six inspiring lessons on the power of self-love that will upgrade their sense of self-worth and self-confidence. As a result, attendees will increase their ability to feel more positive about themselves which is the foundation for greater happiness and success in life.
Jackie Capers-Brown xoxo
Motivation is generally defined as the desire or willingness to do something. We know that it is easier to think and have a desire for something then it is to stay focused on the execution of the tasks necessary to make the something we desire an actual reality. Maintaining our motivation over the long haul of any change process requires that we get creative in keeping ourselves amped up along the journey.
Personally, one of the strategies that I use to help me strengthen my desire, inner-drive and focus is watching motivational videos on various topics. As we prepare to position ourselves to make this year better than the last, I wanted to share with you some of the motivational videos that inspire me to champion my potential for the long-term.
At the end of this year, our ability to achieve the desired goals we have established for the next twelve months depends on many things, one of which is our ability to remain motivated towards our goals in the face of failure, missteps, detours and roadblocks. It’s easy to stay motivated when everything is going our way. It’s much more difficult to do so in the face of obstacles. Yet, it is doable.
As you view the following videos, you will notice common themes, one of which is ALL highly successful people learn how to dig deep within the treasure of their potential to tap into a greater measure of the strength within their spirit to master the mindset and behaviors necessary to bounce back from inevitable setbacks to achieve there desired goals.
My intention for this post is to provide you with playlist of motivational videos that you can refer back to often throughout your journey to champion your potential so that you ALWAYS remember the compelling WHY you started on the journey towards a particular goal in the first place. And if along the journey you recognize that the goal you initially desired is no longer the experience you want most, it is my hope that these videos inspire you with the courage to make a U-turn and pursue that which will be more meaningful to you.
Believe In Yourself
How Bad Do You Want It
Silencing the Critics
Becoming Better than Yesterday
The Greatness Within
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Sending you lots of love and positive energy!
Last year, I read Chris Brogan’s post here which shared a practice he’s been doing since 2006 to achieve his goals versus the normal ritual of setting resolutions. I found that the practice helps me keep the “big picture” in mind as I make decisions, see, seize and create opportunities that increase the likelihood I would experience more of what I desire in the New Year.
I started the practice last year. I shared it at a presentation and on my blog and I was amazed at how it resonated with so many people. Last year, my three words were align, design and deliver. I wrote in my post 4 Keys to Unleashing Your Greatness, “I know from my experience that if I align my thoughts and behavior with my desired outcomes for this year, I will design a strategic plan for accomplishing my goals that increase my capacity to deliver results that can make 2014 my best year yet. If I get off track… my three words align, design and deliver would do double duty as my compass to get me back on track.
My Three Words for 2015
Flow. I will concentrate my energy and attention towards growing my brand and business in ways that is authentic to who I am. I will schedule what’s most important to growing my business by looking at the end goals for the year and breaking them down on a quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily basis. I will say NO to experiences that are not directly related to any of my personal and business goals for this year, so that I am able to say YES to those opportunities that are aligned with my desired experiences.
Expand. I have scheduled specific training during each quarter of the year for the purpose of developing and sharpening my skills as a life coach and online entrepreneur so that I can expand my business. As a result of moving my blog to the Rainmaker Platform during the first quarter of 2015, I will have access to all the critical metrics for managing an online business on one dashboard which for my personality and business experience works best for me versus using several different tools from different companies. Seeing real-time accurate measurements on a daily basis will help me to monitor and make course corrections to achieve weekly, monthly and quarterly business goals. In my personal life, I will expand my community service through the launch of the Elevate Dreamers Academy. And I’ve put nourishing my soul on the calendar by attending my first retreat in the fall.
Serve. I have the heart of a servant-leader. I understand that my business purpose is to design products and services that help solve problems, produce results and meet the emotional needs of those I serve. By creating a schedule of off line and online group training and coaching programs which I will produce (in the some cases with the help and support of the talents of others), I have the opportunity to provide high quality content, training and products on a consistent basis which will help me increase my influence of enhancing the well-being of my targeted market and audience.
So, what are your three words for 2015? Share them in the comments below, on your website, social media sites, with your friends and family. Use them to monitor your decisions and progress throughout the year.
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I’d like to know what you think of Chris Brogan’s “Three Words” practice. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Champion for Your Success,
I started 2014 with great anticipation as I planned to build upon what was working in 2013. I presented 4 Keys to Stepping Into Your Leadership Greatness in January to a very engaged crowd of women and two men at the WOW event. A few weeks later, I began my FREE Lead to Succeed Seminar Series which took place each Monday during February. I conducted the series as a way of paying forward all the support that I’ve received and continue to receive from others.
My daughter, Dee was on her way to the first seminar when she was in a car accident resulting in her car being totaled. Fortunately, she was able to walk away from the accident with her life and a few bruises.
A Major Loss
During the month of February, our family was faced with the unexpected loss of my nephew Davon Capers. His death was like a sucker punch to the gut of our family. We are all still processing the grief that comes from such a loss. I ask that you say a special prayer for my brother, Laronzo, his wife, Charlene, my niece, Cherelle and my nephew Byron. As well as for the young man on trial for the murder of my nephew and his family. Many lives have been forever changed as a result of this tragedy.
I completed the Lead to Succeed Seminar Series, however, my plans of conducting two other seminar series in the spring and summer never came to fruition.
Shifting Into Another Gear after Disappointment
My biggest disappointment came after spending the end of 2013 and much of the first seven months of 2014 planning and organizing the 1st Annual Elevate Dreamers Academy summer camp that was to take place in August, only to find out weeks before the start date that the space that I’d reserved had been double-booked. You can read about it here.
This experience served as the catalyst for shifting me into another gear. I was very upset over this situation for several weeks and then I shifted my focus when I realized it provided me with a knowing that I have to do more to make sure the Elevate Dreamers Academy launches in 2015. It’s not enough for me to believe that it will have a positive impact on the lives of people or have a strong desire to make it happen, I must do what it takes for me to have the funds necessary to make it a reality. Period.
A Very Proud Moment
I was able to complete and deliver my book, Get Unstuck Now which is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and numerous other online distribution sites. Yes, the writing of the book felt similar to giving birth to my children. The nine and half months that it took for me to remain dedicated to writing, re-writing, editing and editing and after publishing it, editing some more has been a labor of love. This has become one of the most proudest moments of my life. These months do not reflect the total time I spent researching, writing several outlines and tossing them for the present flow of the book.
When You Teach What You Know…This Happens
After publishing the book, I had a hunch to conduct an eight-week Get Unstuck Now Case Study Program It began in August and ended in October. It’s one thing to write a book about your experiences and the journey of transformation that’s happened in your life as a result of various practices and strategies, it’s something more profound when you share that knowledge face to face with others and be able to walk with them as they begin a similar journey and see how the information resonates within them and what they do with it to bring about positive change in their lives.
Saying YES to the unction in my spirit to complete this program has yielded me with so much more understanding of the challenges individuals face when they are stuck and why specific approaches to the information yields better results than others. The information from this case-study will be very helpful with the launch of the online course for the book. Because the book is part of a series, I’m looking forward to conducting similar case-studies in the future for the remaining books in the series.
Every Small Step Forward Matters
At the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the year, I’ve had the opportunity to have many of my articles published on various online sites. Doing so enabled me to gain more exposure online and served to increase traffic to my blog and convert readers into subscribers of my blog.
Personally, I realized that I have to be diligent towards my spiritual practices even more so than ever if I’m going to I forge ahead with the courage and confidence necessary to actualize the vision and mission for my online business and the Elevate Dreamers Academy. I know that I know when I’m strong from the inside-out my level of clarity, decisiveness and perseverance anchors me in the midst of challenges and allows me to tap into a greater measure of the strength in my spirit to keep moving forward, in spite of circumstances. I also know the opposite occurs when I’m not diligent with my spiritual practices.
I've been able to connect with some great people at a few networking and community events in my local area and online. I’m looking forward to seeing how several of these relationships will blossom into friendships and joint ventures.
The 30-Day Feeling Grateful Blog Series I conducted during the month of November was the most successful series on my blog so far. I can’t express how the participation and engagement of the posts on various social media sites that I received seemed to have ignited my passion to the next level regarding the possibilities for my blog and the building of a successful online business. This series is already on my editorial calendar for 2015.
Vision, Growth, Family and Faith
During the latter part of October and the entire month of November, I was enrolled in various online training that I believed and is now certain is crucial to the achievement of the goals I have for my online business platform.
Ending the year on a high note of gratitude increased my appreciation for everything that has occurred in 2014. I’m grateful for new relationships I’m developing as a result of some of the training that I invested in, the possibility of joint venture opportunities with several people I’ve known and/or worked with during the last 2 years.
I’m excited about my summer book tour and the people that I get to share details of my book, Get Unstuck Now and how changing our limiting stories literally can change the trajectory of our lives for the better
I’m thankful that I’m in pretty good health and not in need of any basic life necessitates, my daughter Dee is happy, in love and the Assistant Manager at Upscale Barber and Beauty Salon in Columbia, SC. I welcome the move of my blog to the Rainmaker Platform and conducting the group coaching presentations, including the seminar series I didn’t get to in 2014.
I’m glad to be alive and witness the evolution of my family as my daughter, my nieces and nephews make strides to elevate our family to the next level. Most of my family is doing quite well which pleases my heart. This year marks the 20th anniversary of my son’s death and the 40th anniversary of my mother’s death. I have dedicated 2015 to them with the goal that if they were both alive at the end of the year they would say, “Well done.”
Last but certainly not least, I’m compelled by the knowledge that God’s love never fails, never gives up and never runs out on any of us, as a result of this belief, I’m comforted by an inner assurance that whatever this year brings and wherever my steps lead me, God is there and his grace as it has been throughout my life will be sufficient.
Be Intentional. Make 2015 AWESOME…just like you.
Champion for Your Success