This Is Your Season to Shift

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Are you in a season of “I Don’t Know What’s Going to Happen Next”? I’ve personally been there and done that.   If that’s the season you’re in right now, get ready to SHIFT into something GREAT. As you journey through this season, stay on TRACK and don’t fight the process. God’s aligning you with great PURPOSE; therefore, receive this SHIFT with gratefulness. The process may cause slight discomfort, embarrassment, or guilt- but it has a purpose for the next chapter in your life. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  I can confirm that if you stay focus, stay on course, and listen to God’s voice…you’ll SHIFT into greatness.

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God knows the plans that He has for your life. He’s confident in you succeeding, but are you confident in yourself? God’s plan for your life is to prosper you not to bring you harm. When I read Jeremiah 29:11 excitement swells within me because I know that it’s not God’s will for us to wonder aimlessly without purpose. I believe God has purposefully mapped out the direction for your life, but it’s up to you to seek His presence and gain clarity as to what that purpose is in this season.

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I’ve always been a little rebel at heart that danced to my own beat. In all honesty, dancing to my own beat landed me in dark places in my life like teen motherhood at age sixteen and married to the wrong person, which caused so much public humiliation. In both instances, I wanted to “ACT” swiftly and not “LISTEN” respectfully to the word “NO” from God. In hindsight, I understand that what I truly wanted was love and attention…but I gained it negatively from the wrong people through instant gratification. Because I failed to seek God’s approval for certain wants in myself, I suffered immensely with public SHAME, financial ruin and starting over constantly. These two examples are negative shifts in my life. As a Transformation Discovery Coach™, you want to avoid negative shifts if at all possible. That’s why it’s important that you learn from past mistakes as you prepare to transition into your next chapter.

As you prepare to SHIFT, it’s vital that you:
1. Pray often.
2. Stay on course.
3. Focus daily.
4. Meditate on God’s word.
5. Change your diet by eating healthy.
6. Read daily for knowledge.
7. Stay calm.
8. Seek God’s approval.
9. Manage your stress level.
10. Get financially healthy.

 
Each tip can help you transition smoothly into your next chapter. The more you implement and practice good habits, the better you’ll feel as God transition you into your next season. I’m believing God for change and turn around in your life. Therefore, start preparing now for your season of change. Don’t wait until God changes your zip code, job, finances, etc., to address certain habits…start now.
Good Shifts Are Happening Now,

 

Leslie E. Brown

iAmShameNoMore™

Transformation Discovery Coach™

From Teen Mom to Doctoral Degree

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Good evening,

Even though I’ve graduated two years ago with my doctorate, I still have people ask me how I did it. Leslie, how did you graduate high school at sixteen? How did you succeed as a teen mom? What made you different than other teenage mothers? It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who want to know my recipe for success. For those of you who don’t know, I was a sixteen year old teen mom; yet, I found a way to graduate high school early with a diploma. I come from a single family of six. My father was killed in a car accident by a drunken driver. My mom, in her early thirties, was severally disabled from the same accident.

I didn’t set out to be a teen mom, but in life, sometimes we tend to look for love in all the wrong places as young girls. I use to be ashamed of this story, but now I embrace the story that has shaped me into the woman that I am today. I speak to other young women daily about completing high school and completing some type of technical or four year degree program. I tell them that education is the cornerstone to securing freedom from poverty. I’ve heard so many times that it’s hard to complete school as a single teen mom or single adult mother. I know, but it can be done. As a former teen mom myself, and a young divorcee, I usually ask, “How bad do you want out of your situation?”

I remember working as a maid in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina cleaning hotel rooms. Many people from my rural community worked as a maid to provide for their families. I never wanted to be a maid, but it was honest work for an honest paycheck. It was hard work, but one hot summer day, I decided that I would never drop out of college and become a maid full-time like so many folk from my rural community. I needed more; I wanted more. From that day forward, my life changed forever.

Completing school as a teen mom or single adult mother is never an easy task. So, here are several rules for turning your SETBACK into a SETUP for success. I’ve listed SIX key pointers below:
1. I never allowed other people to write the ending to my story.
2. I never gave up on myself; I believed in myself when other people didn’t.
3. I realized my potential and self-worth early-on.
4. I created a short-term and a long-term plan that was conducive for me and my baby.
5. I hung around people that were successful, and I learned what made them successful and applied it to my life.
6. I BELIEVED in the power of GOD.

Use the next six months for change,
ShameNoMore

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