What it means to be a provider

Being a Provider has a much deeper meaning that our society and past generations has past down. 

A Provider makes the opportunities possible. He is present and available. He takes time to prepare the road for his future generations through wisdom, caring, strength, protection, nourishment, and boundaries. He forges the path for those he loves. 

“To all the providers…don’t minimize your value and worth to amount in your wallet.” ~ Jennifer Taylor

A Broken Heart

There are times in our life when we feel as though our heart is breaking.  Regardless of the circumstance…the feeling is very painful and often times gut wrenching.

In that moment, it is difficult to see the blessing and miracle that is taking place. For when our heart has been broken…it is broken open. 

“The blessing is in the breaking; that, which refuses to be broken refuses to be blessed; It is the breaking of life that produces the blessing of life.” ~ Bishop TD Jakes 

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When the heart breaks open it reveals the only place we haven’t looked for all that we have been yearning and searching for. That is where you will find the acceptance, the joy, the security, and the understanding.  That is where you find the love and peace. 

Once the warrior begins to walk the path of the spirit in search of peace, he sees that all the battles that we fight are on the inside. The battle for peace is actually an internal battle for peace. The battle for happiness comes when we overcome our internal dogma, judgement, criticism, and old perceptions. The real battle is closing the gap between who appear to be vs who we really are. 

“God Grant Me The Serenity To Accept The Things I Can Not Change”  We often look into the past and wish things were different. We begin to feel all the guilt and shame from those experiences. But no matter how much you mentally replay the mental and emotional movie; there is nothing you can do to change what has already happened. It is completely out of your control to change what has already occurred. Your past story doesn’t define you; but it does reveal how you got here.

“Courage To Change The Things I Can”  Throw out the past…the same with the future. If you find all of your concentration on the future, which can sometimes cause fear and anxiety…throw that out too. If thoughts of the past and thoughts of the future are keeping you from this moment; get rid of it.  This moment is the only moment that really matters. This moment is where all of your power resides, all the opportunities to capture, and all the miracles to be unveiled. 

“And The Wisdom To Know The Difference.”  Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time provides us that pathway to a clear mind and a clear heart. This clearing of the road allows us to know and see the difference of what is in our control and what is not. This is where happiness resides. 

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Jennifer Taylor is a certified spiritual and life coach in Cleveland, Ohio. She got her certification with World Coaching Institute (WCI) after working in the sales and marketing industry for 15 years. Jennifer works with people who want to find happiness, spiritual wellness and success through personal development in all areas of their lives. She is the owner of Your Life Mastered. To work with Jennifer, visit the site at www.yourlifemastered.com

Are you being the observer of life or an active participant in life?

Are you being the observer of life or an active participant in life?
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It is much like sitting in front of the TV. Which side of the glass are you on? The side which is observing others live a life that is fun and exciting…OR…the side that is creating and living that life?

Many people are the observer which would explain the popularity of Reality TV. Instead of watching someone else’s reality…create and Live one yourself.

If you have an idea that really excites you…don’t wait for anyone else to champion your cause; just go for it!

“No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished & (against the odds) great things at different ages…

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1) Helen Keller At the age of 19 months Helen became deaf & blind. But that didn’t stop her.She was the first deaf & blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard & violin, he composed from the age of 5
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank 
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grand master at the age of 13 years
6) Nadia Comăneci At age 14, gymnast of Romania scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama November 1950, at the age of 15  Pele soccer superstar was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil
9) Elvis was a Superstar by age 19
10) John Lennon was 20 years & Paul Mcartney 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936 
12) Beethoven was a Piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton at 24 wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
14) Roger Bannister was 25 When he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France 
17) Michelangelo created the two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K.Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript for Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman 2 fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest (highest Mountain in the world
23) Martin Luther King jr was 34 When he did the speech “I have a dream”
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated 4 Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (was 32 ) & Wilbur (was 36) when they invented & built the world’s first successful airplane & making the first controlled, powered & sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died & virtually unknown yet his paintings today are worth millions
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and 49 years old for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused 2 obey bus driver’s order 2 give up her seat 2 make room for a white passenger.
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “ The Hunger Games”
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out
35) Leonardo DaVinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president 
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonald’s Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “the cat in the hat”
40) Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, in the Hudson River in, 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived.
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J R R Tolkien was 62 when the lord of the ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the United States
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 When he Became President” 

~Pablo

The Sweet Smell of Skunk

While driving to an appointment this morning, an overwhelming smell of skunk filled every inch of my car and nasal passage. The smell was so strong it shocked me back to the moment. I realized that I had been day dreaming in my head and in that moment I made a point to take notice of what it was I was thinking about. The thoughts that were swirling around in my head…were they real and are those really want I want to manifest in the physical? 

I follow a few spiritual paths, for I feel that there is a message for me everywhere if I am open to hearing it. One of my favorite paths is the path of Native American spirituality. It feels very grounding and organic for me. They believe that Great Spirit is everywhere and always sending us messages to assist us along the human walk. Animals are believed to be one of the many ways that Great Spirit communicates with us. Each animal embodies a spiritual meaning and message that if we pay attention to there presence in the moment, are there to answer and guide us to live the best life possible. They will often times sacrifice themselves in order to serve and deliver a message. 

 Now I didn’t see brother skunk but I sure did smell him and was keenly aware of his message for me in that particular moment. 

ImageThe message that skunk brings is about your reputation. Simply, what are you announcing to the world? What energy and vibration are you sending out? What thoughts and feelings are you empowering in your manifestations? This message contains a lot of power and commands respect not only of the observer but of the beholder of the power as well. For we each contain the power to create our own reality.

The medicine of skunk reminded me in that moment to be aware of my thoughts and what I am sending out into the world. It was a gentle reminder to walk my talk by respecting myself and my own power of creation. It is just like that line in the movie Spider Man,  “With great power comes great responsibility”. We all have this amazing power within us to create our own personal heaven or our own personal hell…most have simply forgotten that and are using this power without even realizing it. 

Skunk also reminds me to simply be myself and that my presence in this life is enough. I don’t need to overpower and put on a show to announce to the world who I am and what I am about. For how I care for myself, how I love myself, and how I carry myself tells the world what I believe in myself. The self-esteem is instantly recognized on a sensory level by everyone. I can use that power to attract and repel. It also teaches me to make note of what I am attracting to me in my life. 

Am I attracting people, situations, and events that are positive or negative?  Throughout my day I will make a mental note to be present and aware of what I see and attract. Are the attractions pleasant in nature? If so, I will appreciate those characteristics in myself and be proud of the accomplishments I have made along my journey. And if I notice some are unpleasant within the senses, I will also make note of areas of improvement and progress. But ultimately, I am grateful to brother skunk for reminding me that what I believe in myself is my power & protection and to make sure that I project self-respect. ~ Jennifer Taylor

 

Jennifer Taylor is a certified life and spiritual coach and owner of Your Life Mastered. 

Your Life Mastered specializes in life coaching;  spiritual coaching;  transformation coaching & removing blocks; spiritual wellness & finding your purpose; personal development; improving your relationships & loving the self; and leveraging success.  www.yourlifemastered.com

Paving Your Tomorrows

What we do today paves the way of our tomorrows. What actions, habits, routines, thoughts, feelings, words and mindset do you have? Are they building blocks to the next great creation or are they building blocks to a self-created prison?

Assess where you are right now? One of two things are occurring…  guaranteed. Either you are using your power to pave the road to the greatest life possible-OR-you are building walls of your own miserable prison.

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Each thought is a brick. Each action is a brick. Each word spoken is a brick. Each feeling is a brick.  Chose your bricks wisely. ~ Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a certified life and spiritual coach and owner of Your Life Mastered.

Your Life Mastered specializes in life coaching;  spiritual coaching;  transformation coaching & removing blocks; spiritual wellness & finding your purpose; personal development; improving your relationships & loving the self; and leveraging success.  www.yourlifemastered.com

Becoming Your Vision


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Over the past few weeks, I have encountered many who ask me the same type of questions: How do I over come obstacles? How do I get happy? How do I get what I want?

No matter what you are trying to do, create, manifest, undo…the most important thing to ask yourself is WHY? What is your compelling reason? What is your inner passion? What is the burning desire? This is the place where you can find vision for your life. This is where you access THE BIG DREAM.

Then the next vital step…LIVE from that vision place. No matter where you are right now; your circumstance is only temporary. Become your vision, live from that place…not from the circumstance where you find yourself at the moment.

You are Never your circumstance; but you can become your vision. It’s up to you to decide. ~ Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a certified life and spiritual coach and owner of Your Life Mastered.

Your Life Mastered specializes in life coaching;  spiritual coaching;  transformation coaching & removing blocks; spiritual wellness & finding your purpose; personal development; improving your relationships & loving the self; and leveraging success.  www.yourlifemastered.com  

You’re Not a Hunter

In the midst of a meeting with my boss about our marketing and sales strategies, he looked at me and announced “You’re not a hunter. There are hunters in this world and you are not one of them”. This is the same boss who also told me: “I’m an ‘A’ type of personality or some would say an ‘asshole’. I’ve studied every type of personality and for the life of me, I can’t figure out which one you are. So, I’ve decided that you are just your very own type of personality”. 

This is not the first time I’ve gotten these type of comments from many people over the years. Although not all stated the same way, but the meaning was the same. I was misunderstood and misjudged…and often times discredited.  I use to take offense and feel as though there was something wrong with me.  Then over many years of growth and hard-work  I could see that there was truth in both statements. I learned to recognize and embrace the gifts that I brought. 

I am not a hunter in the male conventional sense. Although I have been told that I am bad-ass (mostly by men); I am not a physical fighter. I will not stalk prey or people just to take from them or take advantage of them when they are weak and vulnerable. I will not use my ego to push them around and make them feel inferior. I will not cut others to pieces with my words and actions. I will not accomplish a goal or task only to turn and rub it in the face of another. In those parameters,  he is correct in stating that I am not a hunter.

But that doesn’t mean that I don’t have inner drive, determination, passion, and down & dirty grit.  I am my own person and I leverage my attributes in the wisest ways possible. I have embraced the best parts of myself to forge ahead in life and in business. I often set new benchmarks and thresholds.

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My huntress weapons are humor, compassion, insights & messages, grace, and Divine feminine power.

 

My huntress weapons are humor, compassion, insights & messages, grace, and Divine feminine power. How I use them makes ALL the difference…and that is what most underestimate and can’t understand. 

~Jennifer Taylor