#34 Episode: "Launching a Passion Project" with Guest Singer/Songwriter Ariyah Brynn

*BONUS ALERT - Ariyah Brynn performs her latest song LIVE during this episode!!! 
One of my favorite things about doing what I do is getting to connect with people.
No matter how old we are, we all want to fulfill the plans that God has for us.
The challenge for many of us is knowing those plans and I don’t mean just the dream or idea, but also how to practically pursue our God-given dreams through goals and dated actions.

I am so proud of one of my students, who happens to be a recent high school graduate. This teen has been developing her God-given talents in music for years, but recently she took my FLIGHT course (see details below) and began to apply it to one specific God-given dream or what I like to call - Passion Project.
I watched her run with the course principles and I could not be prouder of her.

Listen in on how Ariyah Brynn used the principles in my book FLIGHT to launch her latest music video for her debut single "Dejvu"

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#31 "4 Refreshing Summer Planning Tips"



**RESOURCE ALERT - This Episode is loaded with links!!!

When I am recording this it is May and summer is just around the corner. But no matter when you are listening to this episode a new season is coming your way - and with a new season it is always good to refresh the plans in our lives.

What do I mean by refresh?
Have you ever fluffed a pillow or shaken a rug?
be Inspired with a story from my childhood and learn to...
Shake it; Loosen it; Lighten it; & Drop the weight of Planning & Productivity Overwhelm!

I am going to give you 4 Refreshing Summer Planning Tips - but these can be applied to any new season. Join me as I share in depth about how to use these 4 Tips to refresh your planning:

1. PRAY - learn a simple approach to how to take prayers to action
(reference) “A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,” ~ Proverbs 1:5 NKJV

2. PURGE - learn how I purge four times a year to be productive


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#15 "Develop These 6 Abilities to Launch Any Project" - includes DOWNLOADS

I have a question for you?
Are you WILLING to launch into that "Passion Project"?
You know that book that you always have wanted to write or that business that you have always wanted to launch or that room that you have wanted to renovate or something even more amazing?
Now I said the word WILLING because - here is me talking very straight with you - what I am going to share today is only for those Christians who are WILLING to pursue a Passion Project (or God-given dream)
I cannot, nor will I, tell you what that Passion Project is for you - check out Episode #13 & #14 (LINKS BELOW) to help you identify it along with a Passion Project resource that I will share at the end of this episode.

During the time I am recording this episode we are coming up on a New Year and coming off of a very challenging year. But whenever you are listening to this - there is no better time than NOW to develop abilities to launch into any project!

In this episode I share...
~ How abilities differ...
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#14 Episode: "How to Pinpoint a Passion Project" with FREE Download

Are you passionate?
Let me tell you, I am super passionate about today’s topic, because no matter how much passion you have or I have without direction we will not fulfill the plans that God has for us.
BUT with passion moving forward in the right direction - oh my goodness...
Christians, you will be unstoppable to fulfill the plans God has for you!
So let’s get into today’s topic…

How to Pinpoint a Passion Project?

1. Identify Your Strengths - Checkout Episode #13 “3 Steps to Get Stirred Up!” (Link Below)
2. Funnel those Strengths to ONE Passion Project (or God-given dream)

How do you FUNNEL those strengths ?

Let’s talk about what we know to be true -

~ God gives us gifts and talents
~ God gives us abilities "Means" 2 Corinthians 8:11-12
Today let's go over the ability...

FORWARD THINKING...ask yourself:
"What is the dream and what is the point of that dream (or Passion Project) ? "
Answer this question with 3 Rs...
Respect - Ask God for help to...

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#13 Episode: "3 Steps to Get You Stirred Up!" with NEW Download



This podcast is a little different today - Normally, I follow a production clipboard - I sit down each month and plan out all the podcasts for several weeks - which helps me schedule recordings in advance, so that I can produce resources and balance my workload - But as today got closer I kept pausing that production schedule - because I wanted to share some timely encouragement.

  • Address election challenges, feeling discouraged, or really just frozen
  • You did what you could - now focus on your house - the plans God has for you

So what CAN you do to bENCOURAGEd to fulfill the plans God has for you?
Here are...

3 Steps to Get Stirred Up!...

  1. Get around an encouraging environment - You just heard about my bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Facebook Group - no longer open, BUT Come check out my NEW Membership Group for all things planning! >> The Go Getters Club!!!
  2. Identify your Strengths
    What do people like about you? - Ask and make a list of 5 character strengths
    What are...
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#10 Episode: "Review Preview Recap" includes Download


On today's episode I  recap...
Review Preview - my #1 Productivity Tip!
Learn where it came from, what it does, and how you can apply it effectively in your life! 

  • A brief history of Review Preview  - how I learned how to meet with myself weekly

           Bonus tip - Interview your boss, minister, or organization leader - always be ready with at least one question that you can ask so that you can gain knowledge from those who mentor you. 

  • What Review Preview Does 

         - It allows you to stop planning and begin to Generate a Plan - which helps you fulfill the plans that God has for you.
          - It consolidates a 30-45 minute weekly meeting with yourself that reviews your previous week inlight of Scriptures and God's plans for your life and previews your upcoming week as you sync your To Do List, Thank You List, and calendar/planner 

  • How You...
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#5 Episode: "I Do Not Plan!" with Download link


Downloadable Guide & Checklist - LINK Below

Okay, all you have to do is watch the news for a few minutes to know that this world has some big challenges.

You might be facing...

~Some big questions that need answers;

~Some big problems that need solutions;

~Some big decisions that need planning;

I do not have all of the answers or the solutions but I can help you with planning.

I want to introduce you to a new perspective on planning.

You already saw the title of this episode and I am sure that you are wondering how that is possible.

Downloadable Guide & Checklist - LINK Below

So first let’s say it together…



Yes! - You might be thinking that a productivity coach telling you not to plan is like an admiral telling his officers to put screen doors on their submarines, but it actually is not as ironic as you may think.

Let me explain by starting with a few definitions:

*Plan: a method for achieving an end

A plan is...

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#4 Episode: "3 Tips on To Do Lists"

Are your To Do Lists overwhelming you?

Stay with me, because on today’s episode I am going to give you…

3 Tips on To Do Lists
that you can immediately apply for real results!

But first,
this week’s encouragement comes from a LIVE video on the
bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Community Facebook Group where I shared tips from my... “Review Preview Meet with Yourself Guide & Checklist”

Ashley shared - “This week has felt chaotic all because I didn't take that 30 minutes to generate the plan! For our fam, we hit the ground running Monday so I have found Sunday evenings are PRIME for meeting with myself to review & preview and I even add it to my calendar on my phone so I don't forget. Hope this helps you!”

Ashley - You get it! It is not about adding something extra to your week
Review Preview - my #1 Productivity Tip, is to help you launch into your week with God so that you do not feel chaotic and you do fulfill the plans that God has...
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#3 Episode: "Do Your Passion!" with Guest Ashley Merrill

 Okay project seekers -

Are you stuck wondering what you should be spending your time, resources, and money doing?

Oftentimes, we do not know where to begin when it comes to our…

“Project Productivity”

Scroll to the bottom of this post to listen! 

What I mean by “Project Productivity” is…
MORE THAN those daily; weekly; monthly chores in our lives
Projects that help us develop our hobbies

Where do these meaningful projects come from?

They begin with our PASSION!
This is why it is so important to “Do Your Passion!”

Join me and my guest...
Ashley Merrill - Founder of Mama Merrill’s Herbal Formulas, LLC
(LINKS BELOW) - as we share tips like…

  • Doing a job can help you identify your passion
  • Solving a problem can ignite your passion
  • Doing your passion helps you involve your family; creating balance in your life

When you “Do Your Passion!” you begin to fulfill the plans God has for you so you can bENCOURAGEd Today!...

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