#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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#25 Episode: "How to Do What You Love to Do!" with Special Guests Emily Mercer & Van Hickman

 
 
 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner today I wanted to encourage you to...
Do What You Love!
- So, what do you love to do?
For me I love it when my family are all in one room with no media on and we are laughing, mostly because of my husband, while we tell stories or share jokes together. I also love writing in my journal - it is so relaxing to me - after my Bible time, almost every morning, you can find me in my chair, in my bedroom, typing up a journal entry as I sip my hot tea. I also love to kick the soccer ball around with our aussiedoodle Tux - which is most certainly what He loves to do.

Recently, I asked two of my friends to share what they love to do and how they continue to do what they love.

Emily Mercer is a Biblical Counselor and longer time lover of prayer.
Van Hickman is a comedian and annoucner who developed a love for voice over work.

Both Emily and Van share inspirational and practical tips on how they continue to do what they love to...
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#24 Episode "Stay Productive so You Can Do MORE of What you Love!"

 Do you want to stay productive?
That is an interesting question, because if you see productivity as a HAVE to - a way in which you HAVE to get things done at HOME or WORK then staying productive does not seem like something that you want to spend time learning how to do more of.

But as a Christian if you look at your productivity as a way to maximize your time so that you can spend time with the people you care about and fulfill the plans God has for you - then staying productive will be something that you love to do - I call this kind of productivity - “enjoyable productivity!” - it is encouraging, energizing, and helps you get things done!

The best fuel for any productivity and especially for “enjoyable productivity” is to...
Know your "WHY!"
Let me break down "WHY" into 3 categories

1. WHY for tasks & chores
     ~ What is a task vs a chore
     ~ Link It Twice - Ask yourself twice “Why?”

2. WHY for projects...
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#23 Episode "Name the Day! - Make Doing Chores Easier for Home & Office

 
Today’s episode is for Melissa and for all of the other “go-getters” out there!
 

Melissa is a soccer mom who helps a soccer organization in her community. But beyond her volunteer time in her community Melissa also takes care of her family, and helps her elderly parents. She home schools her children and manages her house. Melissa is like you and I - she is a “go-getter” - but even Melissa can become overwhelmed with home and office projects

I want to encourage Melissa and all of us that we can enjoy life while getting things done when we do not try to do it “ALL” at once. When we trade in B I G plate portion projects for “bite-sized” productivity we can make our “ALL” “small” which helps us to bENCOURAGEd Today!

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite Make Your ALL Small - “bite-sized” tips...Name the Day! - But before I begin let’s define what a Chore is.

~ Chores...

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#22 Episode: "Make Your ALL Small - My #1 Approach to Getting ALL Things Done!"

 

We can overcomplicate what we need to accomplish. - Either we over do it or under do it. Either way it becomes complicated because we add or subtract from the very thing we are trying to complete. You know what I mean...

Remember that time when the garage needed cleaned? We all do - whether it was a garage, vehicle, office - pick a space. And more than likely it went one of these two ways:

1. Make your all STALL… You went to open the door to the garage and thought, “Where do I begin?” So you started moving things around, looked in boxes, looked at your watch, and said things like, “Who really needs a place to park their car? The car does not pay its’ portion of the mortgage. It does not deserve a roof.” The decision had been made - to live with the garage the way that it was, because it could STALL until another day.

2. Make your all TALL… You decided this was your next project, so you called a meeting with your family, the...

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#20 Episode "Why Meeting with Yourself is My #1 Productivity Tip" with Download

 
 
Are you ready for a fresh start; a clean slate; a new beginning?
There is no better time than right now to fulfill the plans that God has for you.
But you might be thinking -
"Amber, I am ready, but I do not know where to begin."
OR
"Amber, I am concerned that I will begin something, but not finish it."
Well, either way - bENCOURAGEd Today!
Because today I am sharing with you about my #1 Productivity Tip!!
I call it Review Preview - and it is all about meeting with yourself with God so that you can begin to fulfill the plans that God has for you!

Why is meeting with yourself my #1 Productivity Tip?
Here are 3 reasons...

1. Because someone needs you - to fuflfill the plans that God has for you because it will help her/him fulfill the plans God has for her/him too! - You are someone's inspiration!!!

2. Because setting goals do not fulfill goals - Just like setting a tea cup next to a tea pot does not make your tea for you. You must have regular accountabililty to fulfill your goals...
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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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#6 Episode: "Streamline Your Passion!" with Guest Rachel Pope

Have you ever heard of the phrase “Jack of all trades, but a master of none?”

While it is important to be able to adapt to situations, projects, and responsibilities the more that we streamline our lives the more we can experience what I call...
“enjoyable productivity”!

We all have different gifts and talents as well as strengths, but what happens when we are able to maximize our strengths in a way that we flex them in multiple areas of our lives?

What happens is “enjoyable productivity!”

My guest today has done just that - by streamlining passion!
- she identified her passion and pursues it in many if not all of the areas of her life.

homeschool
work
entrepreneurship
being crowned Mrs. Nashville

On this episode Rachel Pope,and I discuss how to “Streamline Your Passion”

Because no matter what your passion is or what your strengths may be when you streamline your passion it helps you to...
be Inspired, be Productive, be Fulfilled ~...

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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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