The Leap

Leo season is early this year!!

Okay, okay… Of course I’m joking… Lol.

I guess we as Leos will have to wait our turn but that doesn’t change the fact that I absolutely LOVE Lions. Lol. Aren’t they amazing? I love the respect they demand without even trying, the power and strength they possess, and the confidence they exude. It’s sexy! Lol. So anyway, when I saw this picture I immediately knew it was something I liked… but I looked a little deeper and realized that it wasn’t only the Lion I was attracted to, but I identified with the symbolism in its actions. Leaving something behind in search of MORE… and not necessarily knowing what awaits you on the other side, but finding the strength to jump over anyway and be ready for WHATEVER!

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Have you ever been there? Mid leap? Not knowing what lies ahead but being certain that you couldn’t stay where you are… Knowing you deserve more and being willing to sacrifice knowing what your next steps would be to figure it out along the way and WIN!…  Listen y’all… The leap is necessary!! The faith that takes you from surviving to thriving is SO NECESSARY!!! It will prepare you for your leap and help you realize that everything you really need for the journey- you already have!

So I don’t know what it is for you… A bad relationship, a terrible job, wanting to lose weight, wanting to be more committed to building your business… You can do it! But not without the leap… I know you don’t know what you’ll be greeted with on the other side but you’re ready for it! You made it this far… It’s time let hunger for more motivate the jump. See you on the other side of the river… Muah

Friends with Purpose

Hey My Loves! There’s a new tab here on jamiedreamsbig.com and it’s all about doing what it takes to maintain friendships. The word friend can be used so loosely sometimes so some may not understand this… But, if your “friends” are true friends you want to hold on to them. “Friends with Purpose” is about doing what it takes to make sure your friendship is purposeful… Girls nights, book clubs, traveling, volunteering, and most definitely praying among many other things. We will soon be hosting events and all that jazz but for now feel free to join in on one or many of our initiatives to help the world and continue to nurture true friendships

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Some of you may be familiar with our prayer call “Prayer and the City” a spin off of “Sex and the City” where we still have all the regular girl talk that is necessary but we also engage in prayer for our friendships and about some of the struggles that sometimes arise. Make sure you’re following our Social Media accounts so you’ll know when the next call is…

Our next initiative is EXTREMELY important. We are absolutely outraged by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and definitely want to join in the efforts to get some clean water to these families. All week we will be taking donations!! If you want to help out but want to make sure that the help is received and is received in a timely matter you can absolutely trust that we will be getting them this water.

To join in our efforts please head over to PayPal by pressing the button below and when making a donation specify “Water for Flint” in the notes or comments section.

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Thanks so much! We too often take things like water for granted and your contribution will definitely be a great expression of your gratitude.

 

 

There’s something wrong with your “Happy”…

Good Morning Loves!

Oh… and, Happy Monday!

Some of you may be looking at the title wondering “What could this possibly be about…” Lol…

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I have a question for you…..

How happy are you if it only takes something extremely small or minor to deflate that happiness? Yes YOU! The one whose morning is ruined because someone cut you off on the interstate… You too Mr. “I left my phone at home…” And even the one that is mad simply because “It’s Monday” Lol. I understand! But, there are honestly bigger problems in life…

There’s something wrong with your happy, Honey… The biggest problem perhaps, is that it’s not JOY!

Joy isn’t temporary… It isn’t based on outward circumstances but instead focuses on things like spiritual experiences, caring for others, gratitude, peace, and thankfulness.  So today and everyday following let’s try to build our emotions and/or feelings on something more solid than how people treat us, how work is, OR what day it is. Find some Joy, protect it, and enjoy life! And Mondays… Lol.

I Love You.

Protect your Happy!

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Hey my loves!! Just stopping by with some Monday morning inspiration to jump start your week…

I am really learning the value of not only my solitude, but what I am capable of completing in solitude when my circle of people steer clear of negativity. A lot goes on in our minds… it’s where we as humans operate. So if you are surrounded by negative people when you do finally get a moment to yourself all you can do is either reflect on how they’ve pissed you off or try to relax your mind because let’s face it- negativity is draining! Let’s do ourselves a favor and surround ourselves with people who are in pursuit of not only success or money, etc., but JOY! When you truly find joy or are at least in pursuit of it, you realize that nothing is worth sacrificing that joy for. Not gossip, not arguments, not even money!

Find your happy and protect it by surrounding yourself with people that want to protect theirs just as much.

Love ya,

JNB

 

Happy New Year!!

I fell asleep last night at around 8 o’clock. Lol. At around 9:15ish Dre woke me up saying “The phone is ringing… wake up the phone is ringing” Lol. I managed to stay up to welcome the New Year by writing in my prayer journal and preparing Business Plans for the year and I am so excited and so ready for what’s ahead and hope you all can say the same. Happy New Year, my loves! Great things are up ahead… Muah

Motivation for the week ahead…

Sometimes it can be so hard waiting for things to move and happen in our lives… And it can be so easy to assume that people are better off and thriving so much more in their lives than we are. But, we don’t know what they are going through or what they went through to get where they are!

God has provided a grace for our exact situation and with that grace comes the strength, patience, drive, etc to do things on a level that directly coincides with the Destiny he has given you. Let’s try to focus more on what we were given so that when we are faced with the opportunity to do Destiny work or the opportunity to live our Dreams we aren’t trying to carry them out by imitating the people around us that are operating in the grace God gave THEM. It won’t work! What God has given you is perfect for your Dreams and every thing, every idea inside of you just waiting to happen. Let’s finish this year off strong… walking in the unique grace God has placed on each of our lives.

 

Muah!

 

Blog Talk Radio

Hello My Loves!

I come bearing great news…

I will be speaking on Blog Talk Radio tomorrow, November 23rd, at 9PM CST. IM SO EXCITED!!!! Check it out and please spread the word! The link to listen is:

 www.blogtalkradio.com/…/life-after-dusk-live–humani…. Feel free to call-in live via 347-202-0389!!

 I will be discussing all things jamiedreamsBIG including the event I’m hosting which will be an afternoon full of encouragement and motivation to push you away from your fears and towards your Destiny. The event, entitled “The Journey to My Destiny: Leaving Fear Behind”, is December 1st and will be graced by published author, New York Fashion Designer, Empowerment & Style Expert, and friend, Nicole Sallis. I will also be speaking and sharing how I’ve discovered purpose and found the inner strength to tell my fears to take the nearest exit. It is going to be absolutely AMAZING!!

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Is Fear holding you back from showing up as Powerfully in your life as you want?

Are you ready to step into your authentic, confident self and start living a more joyful life?

Can you imagine a world where ALL women will walk in their Power, Victory and Light?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this event is for you!

If you’re in the DFW area please join us. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-journey-to-my-destiny-leaving-fear-behind-tickets-19485695239

MUAH!

Go For It

Doors.

Some of us are sitting back praying to God about opening a door in our life and we don’t even realize that it’s an automatic door… all you have to do is be in place and the door will open! And even if it’s not automatic, you have to be in place to open it!! When God has given you something (a dream, a purpose, a gift, a promise, etc) go for it. Don’t sit around and wait on the perfect circumstance or for it all to come together before you make your move. Your destiny is already waiting on you. #GoForIt #GoGetIt

Sunday Evening Encouragement

Hey guys!!

Last week (and every week) was a long week for me. So many pieces of my life just feel unattached to the overall big picture and it can be exhausting to even think about starting another busy work week with all of the other things I know my life includes. Be encouraged this evening… God has a plan for it all! Work, live wisely, grow, improve, be productive… But remember, if there is anything that you are unsure of, God knows the answer. He’s an intentional God! Every situation, problem, stumble, obstacle, etc will work out for your good in the long run if you continue to trust him. I’ve been listening to Travis Greene for a while now and today I feel it deep within me that someone else needs to hear it, too. Here it is… I hope it encourages you just as it has me. Have a great week, loves. Muah!

Sober Saturday: Kyle’s Story

My name is Kyle and I’m and alcoholic.  If only I knew how important that statement would become in my life ten years ago, I could have saved myself from so much destruction and pain.  Since the age of 16 I have used drugs and alcohol regularly – at first to temporarily escape the frustrations and insecurities of adolescence, but eventually I found myself having to use just to get out of bed in the morning.  From the second I woke up my whole existence became centered around getting loaded, every thought, every action, every word had the ulterior motive of getting myself as far away from sober as possible.  I had been entirely consumed by addiction at the age of 20.  Completely oblivious to the agony in and around me, I continued to reach new lows the following years, crossing lines I never imagined I would.

Meanwhile, I had been grievously wounding my family who had done nothing but love and support me unconditionally since birth.  Really good people.  It started with little lies and manipulations to try and save face.  But soon enough however, I was raiding medicine cabinets only to google a medications potential of giving me a buzz. The results usually showed that my loved ones were dealing with some serious health issues, but instead of being concerned for their wellbeing, my take away was, “well this won’t do anything for me… Now which way was the label facing again?”

I would regularly find myself thumbing through my mom’s wallet, deciding how much money I could take without her noticing.  While recovering from a surgery, she would rely on me to go the store to get us groceries which I would gladly do because that meant that she would give me her debit card which I could use at the ATM on the way back.  While sleeping, she would shriek in pain do to the surgery, but even that wasn’t enough for me to not steal her pain medication any chance I could.  The other members of my family received equally terrible and dishonest behavior from me.

I always thought myself one of the good guys, someone who would positively impact the lives of those around him. When I reached my 20’s that expectation to live a life of purpose began to deteriorate.  I was a drug addict and didn’t care about anything or anyone outside of myself.  I betrayed every single moral instilled in me growing up for the pitiful life I had made for myself.  Suicidal and depressed, losing job after job, selling my life to pawn shops, stealing, lying, cheating, scamming, you name it I wasn’t above anything when it came to getting a fix.  I had become something truly heinous and grotesque, a feral creature. For the first time I hit rock bottom and it hurt.  That’s when it happened.

On October 20th 2014 I found out about a program located in Los Angeles, the Liberty House of L&B Recovery systems.  Unaware of what would become of it and nowhere to turn, I packed what was left of my life and headed to the city of angels. The program quickly taught me about integrity and willingness to do the right thing. I would soon uncover many truths about my addiction and how it merely was a side effect of the real problem, me.  The program moved to Kentucky in February and I happily followed knowing how truly unique and special this place was.

Today, I wake up excited for the day ahead.  I work a great job to pay my own way in sobriety.  I have an amazing support group and am surrounded by friends I wouldn’t change for the world.  My relationship with my family continues to get better.   When my head hits the pillow at night I feel good about myself, knowing that I tried my absolute best to do the right thing that day,  knowing I don’t have to spend one more day feeling like I used to.  Thanks to L&B Recovery I have my life back and a future to look forward to and for this I will be forever grateful.  If you or a loved one is in the grips of addiction please know that there is help and authentic happiness is in reach. Contact the Liberty Ranch!