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E36: It’s Time To Expand Your Vocabulary

E36: It’s Time To Expand Your Vocabulary

July 12, 2020

E36: It’s Time To Expand Your Vocabulary

 

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I taught HS Spanish for several years and I was very successful. Whenever we had a new unit I would introduce it with the topics they could expect to see during the unit. If you wanted to talk about household chores, for instance, then you could expect to talk about rooms, furniture, and actual chores. They couldn’t talk about chores without first acquiring the new vocabulary. 

 

The same can be said about speaking life. When you think about a certain area of your life you need to acquire new vocabulary to change the way you speak. 

 

Your words have power. 

 

“The tongue has the power of life and earth, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21

 

There is power in your words. Whatever you speak will bear fruit. You will eat that fruit. 

Basically you create the life you will have to live with the words you say. Ask yourself what type of life do you want to live? 

 

  1. Decide which area of your life you want to start with like it’s a theme for a unit. 
  2. Get your vocabulary list and expand your vocabulary through books, podcasts, communities, and Youtube channels. 
  3. Intentionally study, practice active listening, learn new ways to communicate
  4. Practice, practice, practice. 

 

Think about the last 30 days and any situations you were unhappy with. Did your words about that situation reflect the way you want things to be? 

 

Here is a list of resources that have helped me to acquire new vocabulary over the years in different areas of my life. 

I’d love to hear from you! What resources have been helpful in helping you to expand your vocabulary? 

 

I recommend The Courage Circle. I believe the word of God is the best source of new, life-giving, fruit-bearing vocabulary! If you are interested in getting trained in God’s word with the intention to apply it to your day-to-day life on this journey. Enroll in the Courage Circle today www.thecouragecircle.com use code DOC25 to save 25%. [SPONSOR]

 

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E35: You Got A Friend In Me

E35: You Got A Friend In Me

July 4, 2020

E35: You Got A Friend In Me

 

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Many relationships can be complicated. I think friendships are an exception to that rule...at least they should be. My friendships are not complicated at all and when they become complicated it might mean it’s time to make a shift. 

 

I used to give “pink slips” but I'd like to think I’ve matured in not only resolving conflict, but in the selection process as well. 

 

I meet women, many of them my clients, who want more meaningful friendships, closer bonds, women they enjoy hanging out with and women who they can be supported by in life. 

 

Now listen, I’m no expert in friendships, but I have some of the most amazing women in my life that I call friends. When Beyonce sang “my friends are #Goals” I thought “Oh Yeah!”

 

How did I do it though? How did I build these amazing friendships? 

  1. Being myself
  2. Setting boundaries
  3. Giving first and often
  4. Accepting with gratefulness
  5. Sharing my life

 

I think it should be in that order too. That’s why your identity is so important. It’s the basis for the 1st Power Principle. I believe the start of a solid identity starts where?? You guessed it...the Word of God. 

 

I hope this episode has helped to bring clarity and give you direction around building friendships they write songs about. 

 

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E34: Make God Your GPS

E34: Make God Your GPS

June 27, 2020

E34: Make God Your GPS

 

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I have a confession: I have no sense of direction. I mean none. I can’t read a map either. When I first moved to Charlotte it was a real struggle, I got lost all the time. It was 2007 and there weren’t any directional apps on my phone. I’m pretty sure I had a Blackberry. Anyway, my momma bought me a Garmin that year for Christmas. Best Gift Ever! I could explore and I wouldn’t get lost. If there was construction or an accident it would reroute me. I didn’t always trust it though, but I eventually learned to rely on it. 

 

I realize now that we often lose our way in life because we are trying to do it on our own. 

 

I don’t know where you are on this journey or where you are headed, BUT I know you need God to get you there. In Deuteronomy 5:33 NIV it says “Walk in obedience to all that hte Lord your God has commanded you so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. 

 

As for courage crusaders, we want to do more than just live. No, we want to thrive, we want to prosper in every area of our life. We want to live long lives in the land God has promised us. We sometimes lose our way though…..

 

  1. The world and all the shiny things. 
  2. The pain and all the hurtful things. 
  3. The doubt and all the scary things. 

 

Here are 3 things you can do to make God your GPS

 

  1. Unplug, unsubscribe, uninstall all other systems
  2. Plug into God through prayer. 
  3. System update through the word of God. New operating system. Needed to make prayer more effective. 

 

If you are interested in getting trained in God’s word with the intention to apply it to your day-to-day life on this journey. Enroll in the Courage Circle today www.thecouragecircle.com use code DOC25 to save 25%. [SPONSOR]

 

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E33: Let Forgiveness Be Your Default

E33: Let Forgiveness Be Your Default

June 20, 2020

E33: Let Forgiveness Be Your Default

 

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I didn’t want to share this message. The Lord wouldn’t let me change it though. It’s a soft message on the surface, but it’s a hard pill to swallow. 

 

“Let forgiveness be your default.”

 

Forgiveness is not healing, a free pass, or condoning bad behavior. It also doesn’t negate consequences. Forgiveness is step 1 of healing, a decision to let go of negative thoughts towards another, required by God. 

 

Mark 11:25 NIV

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father is heaven may forgive you your sins.”

 

In addition to that, I want you to set forgiveness as your default for the sake of your purpose. 

 

  1. Immediately frees you to move on, to heal, to learn, to change. 
  2. Allows you to get to the solution faster.
  3. Small things will no longer be distractions. 
  4. You have a purpose and the resentment, pain, and bitterness will slow and hinder your progress. 

 

I didn’t want to share this message, but it’s impossible to have the mind of Christ, word of wisdom and still operate like the world and have the same standards. It’s not easy. 

 

I want to invite you to join The Courage Circle so that as a woman of faith you can grow closer to God through the study of his word, so you can learn how to apply biblical wisdom to your day-to-day life. When your steps and words are ordered in the word of God you’ll have a boldness, confidence and courage to be who God has called you to be, do what God has called you to do and take possession of everything God said you could have. Enroll today www.thecouragecircle.com and use the code: DOC25 to save 25%. [SPONSOR]

 

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E 32: God is a Big Deal

E 32: God is a Big Deal

June 13, 2020

E32: God is a Big Deal

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I think sometimes I play myself because I forget who God is. Think about it. You ever wanted to do something had a dream and thought but I could never do that? 

  • travel
  • college
  • ministry
  • marriage
  • business

You think to yourself "If only I knew the right people". Well you know God don't you? God is a big deal. 

  1. He knows everyone personally
  2. He runs everything
  3. He has unlimited resources

To top it all of he has a thing for you. He wants to see you win and will use all his resources to make it happen and his sources are unlimited. 

Stop playing God to the left by playing small or acting like you aren't well connected. If you aren't well connected then you need to do something about that. 

Here's what I'd suggest:

  • Spend time in his word
  • Enroll in the Courage Circle a discipleship program and get to know God through his word

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The Courage Circle is for believers, who recognize that spending time in God’s word is the key to developing a relationship with God that will transform their lives.

If you are ready to start a discipleship journey that will strengthen your faith, deepen your relationship with the Savior and prepare you for whatever lies ahead, then the Courage Circle is the next best step. 

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E31: What to Expect When You Say “Yes” to Purpose

E31: What to Expect When You Say “Yes” to Purpose

June 6, 2020

E31: What to Expect When You Say "Yes" to Purpose

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God called me into bible ministry and I said "no, thanks". My plan was to start my journey as an entrepreneur helping businesswomen to create content and curriculum. I thought I would stay on my job for as long as I needed to and then I would make the transition. 

The job I enjoyed turned into one I found unbearable, but I was the problem. Finally, I quit, with a plan B, no savings, and God flipped the switched and reminded me about my calling into bible ministry. This time I said "okay". 

 

I didn't know what I expected, but it's not what I would experience. In this episode, I am sharing with you a few things I learned along the way. You can download the remaining 7, but I want to talk to you about three.

1.) You will have to leave comfort and things that are familiar.

2.) You often see the vision, but not always the path, but just keep following.

3.) Those with you will have to sacrifice also, they have "skin in the game" show them grace. 

 

Are you ready to say "yes" and want to know what else to expect? Download 10 things you need to know before you say "yes" to chasing your purpose. 

Not quite ready? Enroll in the Courage Mastermind 12-week program and it will change your life. Get access to the pre-recorded modules released each week so you can become confident enough to pursue your purpose and connect with other women growing in their boldness. Build relationships with women who will give you the support you've been searching for.

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Share them in the comments or on social be sure to @CourageMolina or #DOCpodcast.

 

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  • Discover your true self so you can become more confident.
  • Let go of past mistakes so you can walk in the forgiveness that's already yours. 
  • Use your faith so you can move mountains and step into the life God has for you.
  • Improve your relationships so you can have the support you deserve.
  • Grow personally so you can become the woman you were always meant to be, and live the life you truly desire. 

 

Do you have the confidence and courage to go after the life you truly want to live? 

 

Let's get on a call and get you enrolled in the program today. bit.ly/couragemastermind

 

E30: Get a “Self-First” Mindset with Roz Paul

E30: Get a “Self-First” Mindset with Roz Paul

May 30, 2020

E30: Get a “Self-First” Mindset with Roz Paul 

 

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I am on a quest to become more self-aware. It started a few years ago. I really wanted to understand how I operate, how I respond, and why I respond the way I do. I honestly believe the more self-aware I become the better I will be in all my relationships. One of the things I’ve realized on this journey is that I am often misunderstood because I can’t effectively communicate my boundaries or my way of thinking. This is definitely true when it comes to how I make decisions. I often put myself first and have been accused of being selfish. I’ve accepted it, but I didn’t feel good about it. Then I recently heard someone say “I’m a self-first person not selfish.” As you can imagine it blew my mind and I knew I needed to explore this concept further. 

 

In this episode Freedom Coach Roz Paul helps us to better understand what it means to have a self-first mindset, the benefits and what we can do today to start that shift. 

 

More about Roz:

For over 9 years, Roz Paul, your Freedom Coach, has used her life as an open example for teaching.  She has helped countless women in all walks of life rediscover their authentic selves, freely, in the life they live. Through her coaching, training workshops, and on-line courses or just having a simple conversation, Roz uses her uplifting, relational, and real methods in guiding you to be “Free to be You!” She stands on the concept of knowing that “Self-first is Not Selfish!” She is a mother of 4 and a wife of over 19 years to her husband Max Paul.

 

Connect with Roz on Social: 

Roz Paul Your Freedom Coach on Facebook 

Roz Paul Your Freedom Coach on Instagram

 

Join us in the 15 day “Free To Be You!” Challenge. Sign up here on June 1st www.rozpaul.com/15daychallenge 

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Share them in the comments or on social be sure to @CourageMolina or #DOCpodcast.

 

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12-Week Coaching program to help you:

 

  • Discover your true self so you can become more confident.
  • Let go of past mistakes so you can walk in the forgiveness that's already yours. 
  • Use your faith so you can move mountains and step into the life God has for you.
  • Improve your relationships so you can have the support you deserve.
  • Grow personally so you can become the woman you were always meant to be, and live the life you truly desire. 

 

Do you have the confidence and courage to go after the life you truly want to live? 

 

Let's get on a call and get you enrolled in the program today. bit.ly/couragemastermind

E29: Tell the Truth (Stop Lying!)

E29: Tell the Truth (Stop Lying!)

May 22, 2020

E29: Tell the Truth (Stop Lying!)

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Kids will tell you their true opinion. Unsolicited and all. My best friend's son drew a picture of her when he was younger and he drew it with a mustache. LOL! She told him she didn't have a mustache, then he used his little finger to point it out! LOL! 

They just have no filter! WE teach them what's okay to say and what they should keep to themselves. Sometimes we even teach them to lie by insisting they give a compliment to an adult or to another child. "Tell her she looks nice."

It's the filter WE install for them. The same one that our parents installed for us! 

What type of filter do you have now?

  • No filter-you say whatever comes to your mind especially if it's true.
  • Light filter- you say only what is necessary and use flattery to make others feel good. 
  • Heavy filter- you say what's nice even if it's not true. You would never hurt someone's feelings. 

What about when you talk about yourself though? 

You have to recognize that what you think to be true about yourself is based on the filter you have. Think about this....do you struggle to accept a compliment? Are you uncomfortable sharing your wins or accomplishments? Do you downplay your talents, skills or gifts? 

I want to challenge you to change your filter. Reset it from what the world says to what the WORD says about you! 

Start speaking the truth about who you are and who God has called you to be. 

Are you struggling? I encourage you to enroll in the Courage Mastermind to learn wh you are, let go of past mistakes, use your faith to move mountains, and improve your relationships with other people, with yourself and with the words you speak. 

 

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Share them in the comments or on social be sure to @CourageMolina or #DOCpodcast.

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12-Week Coaching program to help you:

  • Discover your true self so you can become more confident.
  • Let go of past mistakes so you can walk in the forgiveness that's already yours. 
  • Use your faith so you can move mountains and step into the life God has for you.
  • Improve your relationships so you can have the support you deserve.
  • Grow personally so you can become the woman you were always meant to be, and live the life you truly desire. 

Get out of that rut you've been there too long. Let go of that pain it's meant to prepare you for your purpose not become your final destination. Do you have the confidence and courage to go after the life you truly want to live? 

Let's get on a call and get you enrolled in the program today. bit.ly/couragemastermind

E28: #SQUADGoals with Jateya Jones

E28: #SQUADGoals with Jateya Jones

May 16, 2020

E28: #SQUADGoals with Jateya Jones

 

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You know in this community we believe relationships are your life jacket on this journey of purpose and destiny. No one is great alone. We have individual callings, but we are made for relationships, but it’s up to us to cultivate healthy relationships and separate from the toxic and one-sided relationships that threaten to derail us as we answer the call on our lives. 

 

In this episode my guest, and friend Jateya Jones shares with us her insight on what it takes to build your #SQUAD and steps you can take today! Having a squad provides you with more opportunities, support and help you to see greater results in whatever you do. 

 

Get paper and pencil because she drops so much wisdom and practical strategies in this episode and you don’t want to miss any of it! 

 

More about Jateya:

As a Clarity Coach and the Natural Networker, she assists small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in gaining clarity and empowering them to confidently show up and boldly stand out as they claim their rightful spot in the marketplace. 

 

Book a clarity session with Jateya and get clear on who you are, so you can begin to make authentic connections and start building your #SQUAD! www.jateyajones.com 

 

Connect with Jateya on IG @JateyaJones

 

Here is a link to the sermon “Squad Goals” mentioned in the podcast by Pastor Dharius Daniels it is powerful! 

https://youtu.be/viZZ1sJES18 

 

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Share them in the comments or on social be sure to @CourageMolina or #DOCpodcast.

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What is a Courage Crusader? A woman (or man) of faith that is declaring war on fear and doubt, someone dedicated to growing in their faith through the study of GOD’s WORD!

What’s the purpose of the ministry? To give you a daily dose of courage to help you develop a relationship with the living word of God and put into ACTION the lessons and principles learned.

Why? Because the key to becoming BOLDER, more CONFIDENT and COURAGEOUS is in the DOING of the word! It’s not enough to hear the word or study the word, no we have to DO what it says and that takes courage! But FIRST, we have to actually spend time in it and understand it!

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E27: Faith: Build That Muscle

E27: Faith: Build That Muscle

May 9, 2020

E27: Faith: Build That Muscle

 

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I'm not a personal trainer or a bodybuilder, but I've learned a few things by working with my trainer. 

  1.  Nutrition matters more than you think.
  2. Our bodies are similar, but not the same, but everyone can build muscle. 
  3. You must work it past the point of comfort (pain in my opinion).
  4. Consistency + Time = more muscles
  5. Levels to this 

Why do it? Healthier, more energy, resilient, more power. 

You know what? Sounds a lot like a faith. 

  1. We are given a measure of faith, not all the same, but can grow.
  2. We have to feed it well.
  3. We must exercise in order for it to grow, step out on faith even when it's just outside your comfort zone. 
  4. Consistency is key.

Why?

  • Gives you energy to live out your purpose, obey God.
  • Strength to move mountains and not just pebbles.
  • Improves your spiritual health.

 

Question for you: 

Where do you need support?

1.)Feeding your faith: Try an independent bible study, enroll in the Courage Circle

2.) Working it out: Hire a coach, start a business

3.) Consistency: Join community for accountability, the Courage Circle, #DoseOfCourage on Facebook

 

What steps do you need to take today to build your faith?

Connect with me! I'd love to help you get some clarity around next step. Schedule a complimentary clarity call, slide in the DM, Email me contact@couragemolina.com 

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Share them in the comments or on social be sure to @CourageMolina or #DOCpodcast.

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 Dose of Courage Ministries. Join our community online!  

What is a Courage Crusader? A woman (or man) of faith that is declaring war on fear and doubt, someone dedicated to growing in their faith through the study of GOD’s WORD!

What’s the purpose of the ministry? To give you a daily dose of courage to help you develop a relationship with the living word of God and put into ACTION the lessons and principles learned.

Why? Because the key to becoming BOLDER, more CONFIDENT and COURAGEOUS is in the DOING of the word! It’s not enough to hear the word or study the word, no we have to DO what it says and that takes courage! But FIRST, we have to actually spend time in it and understand it!

Let's connect on social! Click the link FB to connect with me on FB and click the link IG to connect on Insta. 

Join the Courage Crusaders community #DoseOfCourage on FB HERE.

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