Life Is A Lot Like Pancakes: 4 Things I Learned From 4 Years Of Entrepreneurship

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So I searched google from end to end to find the perfect fluffy pancake recipe. I found a few recipes and found one I liked. To tell you the backstory, I saw a few photos on Instagram of a wedding pancake and I was inspired to create one of my own. I followed the recipe and the first one came out flat and ugly. I ate it in a hurry because I didn’t want my children to see the mess I created; so no photos were taken. I used the griddle for the first batch, so I decided to use a small frying pan for the second batch which created the perfect round pancakes I wanted.

Now, although the circles were perfect some of the pancakes were slightly burnt and not as pretty as I’d hoped. I really tried hard to make these pancakes beautiful, but I came up short again! But isn’t that just like life? You give it your all and sometimes find yourself further back than you thought you would be. You follow the instructions given. You go to school, find a job, start a business, raise a family and although you follow the path given to you, life burns you. And it burns you with the very same things or people you were told would bless you and it begs you to question whether you followed the path for you.

Monday 15 July 2019 made four years since I became a full-time entrepreneur. It’s been four years of adventure, joy, and much disappointment. However, despite the roller coaster, I’ve been on these past 4 years I’ve gathered some priceless jewels along the way.

1. Put your trust in God. The Bible declares that the arms of flesh will fail you. I know this scripture to be true but where I found myself wanting is that after I trusted God for the answer, I didn’t think I needed to continue to trust God; so I ended up trusting the answer and the answer failed me. See, we are to ask God for his guidance in every situation. Although God gave you the answer, you need his continued guidance to lead you through to his intended blessing. Just because God said that man is your husband and he marries you, you still need Gods to help to navigate successfully through that relationship. Just because you have the blessing doesn’t mean you don’t need God. You need him even more to keep it.

2. Hush your mouth! Releasing information about your moves or dreams before it’s time can abort the mission. I did this so many times because of foolish excitement and validation. But, I learned that the enemy can’t destroy what he doesn’t know exists.

3. Forget the hustle and grind mentality. Exert all your energy into all things kingdom. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto thee. Everything you are working to get or build can be given to you if you switch your mindset from ‘me’ to ‘us’.

4. You are more powerful than you think. I am always amazed at the story of the Israelites and Egyptians. The Egyptians were afraid of the Israelites because the more they oppressed them the more they grew in strength and in numbers. Sometimes we underestimate ourselves because we have been conditioned to thinking more about our weaknesses than our strengths. I have learned that it is important to focus on our strengths because that’s the key to our success and wealth.

There were things along my journey that didn’t happen like I thought it would, like the first pancake I made that I wouldn’t share. But even though it didn’t always work out as I wanted, it always worked out for my good.

 

 

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Here’s The #1 Key To Accomplishing Your Goals

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The key to accomplishing your goals is To Keep First Things First!

It’s hard to stay focus in a world where everything is moving faster than you are. Sometimes the pace of the world can make you feel like you aren’t accomplishing much. What has kept me focused on accomplishing my goals is to remember why they became goals in the first place. All of my goals can be traced back to me becoming a better person, being the wife my husband needs and the example my children require. When your goals are bigger than material possessions, there is an obligation to push past everything that tries to oppose you. Keep first things first-God, family, community and you’ll always accomplish your goals.

What tips can you share with us that keep you focussed on accomplishing your goals?

 

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3 Generations 3 Branches 3 Commitments: Happy Veteran’s Day

Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served and are currently serving our country’s military. For one day, we stand united in respect for our service members we celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

My commemorations go so much further than that. I am part of something that is bigger than me and unique. I am part of a family full of military members, not only that, I am part of a 3 generational legacy.

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Healing for Rape: A 9-Step Recovery Plan

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Rape, the very sound of the word makes people feel uncomfortable. It’s the elephant in the room in many families, and somehow it’s always perceived as the victim’s fault. I’ve always believed that it’s the silence of the victims that have given predators and society the authority to treat rape victims the way they do. Silence is great for most things but NOT in cases of abuse; there should be an outcry. The identity of rape victims are concealed, and I can understand that, because no one wants anyone to know that they were raped no matter the circumstance, so we hide behind the alias while our assailants profess their innocence boldly. While the legal system intended to protect us by concealing us, it has also alienated us and given the advantage to the enemy. Remaining nameless and faceless has harmed us.

My grandmother asked me, why did I put my face on my first book, How I Escaped The Prison of Rape: The Journey To Total Freedom. This book tells the story of how I was molested as a child and raped as an adult. Her concern was that people would come back and point fingers at me, and I told her that it was necessary for me to put a face to the story. Putting my face to the shame the enemy once threatened to expose; was my way of telling hell, I won’t be bullied. The things you continue to hide you cannot be healed from.

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The Sky Is NOT The Limit- It’s Launch Season

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There are different levels of blessings “But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” – Matthew 13:8. A blessing is a relative term because what may be a blessing to me maybe a curse to you and vice versa. 

The Holy Spirit told me that we are on a launching pad –NOT an airstrip! Isreal got many blessings, but there was only one promise. The promise was that God would take them into a land flowing with milk and honey. A good place. However, on the way there, they overcame many obstacles and received many blessings while in transition.

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Yvette Lloyd Announces NEW Podcast: Life Her

 

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We are excited to announce the launch of The LifeHer Podcast hosted by founder Yvette Lloyd. Yvette Lloyd recognized at an early age that her purpose on this earth was to save others and bring positivity that empowers women everywhere. She has always been a burst of inspiration that has a true passion for supporting other women. The new podcast is set to officially go LIVE on January 8, 2020. The highly anticipated podcast is expected to help so many women around the world.

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Ladies! You don’t want to miss this inspirational, self- help, women’s empowerment podcast production. You will not be disappointed by how powerful these conversations are. The topics will cover everyday life experiences to help women heal and succeed. This is a great opportunity to be uplifted by other women while hearing the real
talk on real-life experiences. The LifeHer Podcast was designed to promote togetherness that takes listeners on a journey from trial to testimony to uplift and inspire women to be themselves and understand that they are not the only ones that have been through life hurt and moments meant to break her.

We want Her to know that Her love, Her Strength, Her Courage, Her Spirit, Her Life has so much meaning to what
is reflective in the mirror –Yvette Lloyd