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Being Intentional | Six Months Later | 3 Victories & Lessons Learned

6 months ago, I made a firm commitment to BE INTENTIONAL with my living. And it has been phenomenal! If you missed that post, click here: A Lesson on Being Intentional!! So I’m here, six months later, sharing 3 victories, and 3 lessons learned!

What I’m Celebrating:

1. I “started” a profitable crochet braids business; Hair Slayed by Reese.  I got seriously serious about my business and my brand, which has grown beyond what I could have even asked for! And it’s still growing! God is so good, and I’m telling you when you’re obedient, He will show you what that “Exceedingly, Abundant” life truly looks like! I’m working on some amazing things to help those who are looking to transition, and build their own empire as an entrepreneur.  Yaaasss!

2. My honey and made it a point to go on an “out-of-the-country” trip, and we made that happen! The Dominican has been changed forever, because we were there <3! If you missed that post, you can read about our “Baecation” here. We are already planning our next get-a-way! We are so committed to building a strong foundation and spending time together. No longer waiting for the perfect moments to celebrate us and LIVE LIFE! All we have is NOW! 

3. I’ve experienced a mindset shift! I’ve been consistent in posting, and testing new ways to get new content to you. I posted my first (of many) podcasts, hosted 2 successful series, and I am so humbled by the feedback from those of you who have been touched, encouraged, and MOTIVATED to get to work in your own livesIt is my PASSION to EMPOWER you to live your best life; MINDSET, BUSINESS and RELATIONSHIPS! I am so grateful for your continued support and all the love! I promise you I am committed to growing and becoming ALL that GOD has ordained for me to be; Wife, Speaker, Slay consultant!

The next few months are going to POP!

Now for the lessons! Man, I’ve  learned so much about myself. You see getting INTENTIONAL about your living, doesn’t mean you’ll have this perfect life. Ha! Don’t believe that lie!  Yes, your life will be the better for it, especially as you allow God to use you… But there will be challenges to overcome. 

I’ve learned to:

1. Change the way I talk to and about myself! HUGE!!!! If you’ve read even just one of my posts, then you know, I preach “SPEAK LIFE”. Yes, I am an “encourager”, but let’s be real… that negative mindset is always lurking, waiting to make an appearance in our moment of weakness! So I had to “be ye always ready” to combat those torturous thoughts that try to rob me of my purpose and confidence! 

2. Affirm myself/my life, daily. Speaking God’s truth (OUT LOUD) over my life, my marriage, and my business endeavors. During the good time and the challenging moments,  I am learning to literally say things out loud to combat the negative thoughts. Like I said those negative thoughts (which leads to negative talk) are always lurking, so we have to BE READY for combat, and speak life!

3. I am learning the importance of planning and being prepared. (I need strength, daily.) Having to wear a number of different hats during the days, I had to learn to find balance (still working on this).  Setting a plan for my day, doesn’t mean everything goes as planned —(even now I’m working on a special treat for you ladies and the technology isn’t working as I’d hoped)— but it gives me a guide for how to map out what I need to do. Also, planning ahead has been huge for me! I NOW know to pray and ask God for direction on what to do with my day. Like legit, “Lord show me the intricacies of what You would have me to do”.  And He always leads me. It’s so funny because sometimes, it’s totally not what I want to do, but when I do it… it’s exactly what I NEEDED to do! God’s ways are so perfect, y’all. I love Him!

I know I still have growing to do.

I have not arrive,  but I am too committed to my purpose to even consider stopping now! Living for Him is so Lit, and I’m hyped because I know the best is truly yet to come! I am so excited for all that the next 6 months has in store! Stay Tuned!

-Reese

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Unleashing Your Greatness | “The one Thing That’s Holding You Back”

Hey ladies, it’s Monday so you already know I’m hyped! It’s week 4 of the “Unleashing Your Greatness” series, and I’m so excited to have a very VERY special guest on the blog today; my wonderful hubby Mr. Arkeem Dennis! This week we are talking about “The ONE thing that’s holding you back!  It’s time to SHIFT! Watch and BE ENCOURAGED!

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Unleashing Your Greatness | 3 Questions to Help You See the You that God Sees

Hey ladies, Happy Monday!!!! I’m here with another 4-week series, “Unleash Your Greatness“. It’s time to live your ABSOLUTE best life, and today we are focusing on Seeing the You that God Sees! Many times we believe the “truth” that others speak over our lives, whether in our relationships, work spaces or even through social media.  It’s time to LEVEL UP and get back to believing the truth that GOD has spoken over your life. It’s time to UNLEASH the greatness within!  Get your notebooks out, and join me for what’s sure to be an eye opening journey! Enjoy and be encouraged!

 

 

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How to Build a Lit 🔥Accountability Squad | Fitness edition | #snatchedforHisglory

In last week’s post I spoke briefly about my fitness journey, and how I lost over 40lbs and kept if off for the past 10 years.  Yes ladies, over 40 whole lbs!   If you missed the tea, Check it out here!

Perseverance and determination are absolutely necessary to stay the course, but I wouldn’t be as on top of my game if it weren’t for my accountability squad, #Teamsnatched. Yes, that’s our name!  When I tell you our group is poppin’, just know we get it done! Yaaaasss! So I’m here to share 3 key tips on how to build a lit accountability squad, to keep you on course during your fitness journey!

1. connect with like minded individuals. 

Connect with people who have the same passion for the journey! Not just the talkers, but the doers. People who are putting in the work. My fitness accountability started with just one of my closest girlfriends.  We both wanted to commit to a weekly workout routine, and just overall healthy living. So we decided to do it together. We started each week by stating what we’d commit to for the next 7-days, and from there we’d check-in once the workout for the day was complete.  It was wonderful, especially on those days when I didn’t feel like it. I had that extra push in knowing a pair of emoji side-eyes would come my way, if I missed a check-in!

Now, our group has grown to about 5 solid! We post videos clips of our workouts, check-in while at the gym, and ultimately CELEBRATE our progress and daily triumphs!  It’s amazing! #teamsnatched is where it’s at for us!  

If you’re seeking to start a group, be sure to connect with those who share that same level of commitment to the journey. 

2. Give just as much as you’d like to receive.

I feel that often times in these groups, we only look to receive. However, you have to give as well.  Don’t just wait around for others to check-in on you, but be sure to return the favor. Be aware of what your group members have been up to.  If a day or two has passed and they’ve gone “ghost”… check-in to see what’s going on. You made the commitment to keep your girl accountable. Remind her of why she started, and let her know you believe in her

Our groups isn’t just about check-ins, we’ve built a community, and it has truly impacted my consistency. We are involved and truly vested in each others’ success. 

Your group will only be as good as you make it, so be sure to contribute, and give 110%. Be present, engage, and encourage!

3. Remove the weak links. #nojudgment 

This isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary. About a year ago at a birthday brunch, the original #teamsnatched duo, (myself and my good girlfriend), happened to mention our fitness group to the table of 9 ladies. Actually, I think she spilled the beans, (you know who you are, lol). It was nearly the start of the new years so of course everyone wanted to join!  I was skeptical, but I wanted to believe it could work. So we added about 5-6 other ladies to our group. We were about 8 strong.

The first week wasn’t bad at all. However, as the weeks progressed, the check-ins were much less frequent.  Overtime, it became evident that the lack of engagement from some, started to affect the overall tone of the group. So a decision had to be made. We checked-in numerous times, and ultimately had to give notice to those who weren’t able to commit. Now there is no judgment, and when they are ready, we will welcome them back with open arms.  However,  to keep our momentum going,  we had to address those who weren’t living up to the standard. 

Accountability is about responsibility from all parties involved. Connect with the right people, be present, and SLAY!

#snatchedforHisglory

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I want God to be able to use me!

I WANT to LIVE and LOOK like HIS “royal priesthood”! It’s just that serious to me! You CAN serve the Master and look absolutely fabulous while doing it! 

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