As a result of working with me, clients refuse to stay paralyzed. They move forward with that they can achieve higher goals in life. One such person improved …his ability to connect while speaking publicly and his audience increased and his opportunities greatly improved. Another person discovered that she was beautiful inside and out and decided to show her potential to those from whom she once hid. She received better compensation and more opportunities in her career field. Another gentleman gained enough personal skills to overcome his introvert tendencies and mix and mingle at networking opportunities which benefited his company prospects.
My clients felt better, looked better, and did better. They learned that they could Win Again. They learned that a failure in life does not have to be a death sentence. They took the strategies they learned, applied them to their situations and came out of a situation of despair into a future of hope. That’s the kind of results I want for you. Join with me in the next couple of weeks to explore how you can also experience more again, more fun, more money, more opportunities, more confidence, and more challenges. You can Win Again! The power is still within you, let me help you strengthen your spirit and bring it out where you can employ your power to gain what you truly desire in life. As Les Brown says, “You Deserve; There is Greatness Within You!” I believe that and I know I can help you.
Join me in this transformation process; let me walk alongside you as you get the results you desire. This program works because when you’re ready to work it; doors open in your spirit and mind and whey you’re ready doors open in the world. The world is waiting on you to want it. I’m waiting on you to want it! Let’s do this together. Inbox me, call me, email me, just reach out to me; there is nothing to fear, but fear itself. So I say again, “Do it afraid!” Now is the time for you; You Can Win Again!
If you’re experiencing defeat due to a failure in your personal life or career, my coaching program “You Can Win Again!” may be a great option for you. Listen to this wise person, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” My three pronged coaching program is designed to rebuild your personal power. As you engage with me you will see a noticeable difference in the way you dress, the way you talk, and the way you approach the life you’ve been given.
I remember after my setback, I would stay in the house all day drinking beer, watching martial arts movies and playing Tupac’s All Eyes on Me double CD set. Talk about depressed; I was down. Everything that had gone wrong in my life took center stage and my mind said, you’re done; it’s over for you, stop dreaming, stop planning for success; this is the end. And I’d grab another beer, a glass of wine and just languish in my mess. All I was waiting for was my supervisor to call me in and end my career. I had worked in that field 13 years and now I had gone into a dark place from which most people never recover. Humiliated, embarrassed, and plain distraught I resolved to just live on my pension and let others have all the fun that success brings.
But thank God, my faith did not die. God sent me an angel, in fact he sent me host of angels. People came to me with assurance that I could win again; over and over they came until finally my strength began to return. I accepted the fact that I didn’t have to stay in my broken state; I could indeed be transformed. My favorite book is the Bible and I found a story that climaxed with this statement, “And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.” Faith in this person’s story empowered me to believe that I too could win again.
My spirit overruled my mind; I got my body together; renewed my mind; and began to fight my way out of that horrible place. I would love to share with you the path that led me back to strength of mind and spirit; the path that empowered me to win again. If you’re in that place, let me coach you back to spiritual, mental, and physical strength. This virtual mastermind group begins soon. Give yourself a gift of new purpose for the holidays. Enter the New Year by becoming a New You! You can win again!
With me as your coach, you will be educated, motivated, and challenged to soar! You will engage in practical exercises designed to move you from mourning your loss to celebrating your new life. Your friends and family will be inspired by your ability to win again and what better payoff can you have than to regain your self-confidence! This program works; how do I know; I know because I tested it on me! If you’re interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or inbox me with your contact information. Join me and discover “You Can Win Again!”
I’m looking for 5 people who look and feel like you have reached the end of your leadership influence quotient. Are you one of them? I’m creating a virtual mastermind group for those ready to make a change.
Are you frightened; like a child hiding under the covers with the lights out believing that the boogeyman is going to get you; Peeking your head from under the covers periodically just to see what’s outside. But when you hear an unknown sound, you retreat back to your …comfortable place underneath the covers.
Is your past holding you hostage; yet you yearn to break free. Now is the time to act; I’m here to coach and mentor you back to your place of potential. No longer will the blues be your present reality; no longer will you choose hip hop to express your frustration; no longer will you hide beneath oversized clothes, afraid to wear makeup or to step out looking your best. The attention you receive as you transform will cause a leap in self-confidence and boldness in your approach to life. You will smile because you have your swagger back; you will have lifted the lid off your potential. Are you ready?
Are you ready to break free from the bondages that try to imprison you in mediocrity and failure? Are you ready to grow and reach new levels of influence in your field? If you’re ready, come join me, let’s get started. Contact me at www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/earlgriffin. Begin the journey today!
Barrier Breaking Enterprises is a company formed to assist clients who think their yesterday has shut them off from their tomorrow. We help those who lack the necessary support to build a bridge back to the top of their professions. Point of fact, we help our clients realize the success they dream of despite the pitfalls they have experienced. It may appear that all we do is teach leadership principles, but that would be a mistake. We target the whole person ensuring that we tailor our message to uniquely fit each customer, thereby ensuring measurable and maximum results. Our clients are transformed by the expert coaching techniques used by our company to allow them to reach deep and expose the person they know they should become. Fear and rejection no longer paralyze our clients because they gain the strength of will and spirit to face their challenges and overcome them. This is who we are! We have the experience and expertise to assist those ready to get up and get back on the path to fulfilling their dreams.
I didn’t let fear get in the way of me rising to my dreams. When I had to change career paths, the circumstances were unfavorable. I felt like someone had ripped my heart out and left me empty and void of life. I was afraid I would never recover, let alone become the person I am today, but I persevered.
My immediate family rallied around me and gave me the strength and courage to move forward. They were then and are now phenomenal. Because of them I took the opportunity to grieve the loss and think about my next steps. With so much loss attached to me, all I could cling to was the dream I had, the prophecy over my life and my faith in God.
This dream was crystalized while attending the Walden University Leadership Studies program. Having a capstone that mandated each student set goals, objectives, and strategies for their lives beyond graduation was a life saver. That document is and has become my rock. Because of the thoughtful construction of that document, I have steadily walked past my fear into my future. I kicked fear’s booty when I, gained the intestinal fortitude to say to myself, as one great person said, “Your past is not your residence; it is your reference.” I chose to live in the NOW.
Opportunities and blessings keep coming and my life though sometimes attacked by fear of losing again, is much better than that dark place I was in more than ten years ago. I follow the advice of my mentor, “Do it Afraid!” Truly, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Join me and allow me to help you discover what I now know, persistence is the key to your breakthrough. The strategies and experiences I have had uniquely qualify me to assist you out of your dark cloud into the light of a brand new opportunity.
My life changed when I was driven to change career directions and made the decision to pursue my early childhood dream, that of becoming a University Adjunct Professor. I enrolled in school and began a doctoral program designed to help me become an adult educator and a consultant to school systems in need of innovative thinkers in the field of adult education.
However, the need to take care of my family pushed me after two years to try a non traditional approach to obtaining my doctorate and after receiving it in 2008, I was immediately hired to teach by the University of Phoenix as an Adjunct Professor of Humanities. As I developed more confidence and conviction that I could begin again, I applied for and graduated from both the Walden University Masters Degree Program in Leadership Studies and the John Maxwell Certification for Speakers, Trainers, and Coaches.
My setback became a springboard from which to become an independent consultant working with other leaders who have needed to make a total change in direction and rebrand themselves in order to be successful. That’s why I love to work with those who have had climatic experiences that threaten their future potential, because I was there ten years ago, but by the grace of God I received a brand new start. Let me help you begin again!
This text describes some tough times. First, it was tax time. Time to pay those infamous taxes that make the middle class and the poor cringe. It was tax time. And in order to pay the tax, Joseph and Mary had to travel all the way back to Bethlehem, the city of David the place of their inheritance. It was the place where all the deeds to the family property were held in store; the place where their wealth could be assessed with all the proper documentation readily available for verification. It was tax time. Second, it was winter. This was to be no ordinary journey. Mary who was almost eight months pregnant and ready to deliver had to take this journey in freezing temperatures with no hospitals along the way. Thieves and bandits would lie in wait on this journey to deceive and rob unsuspecting travelers. Thieves and robbers would take advantage of travelers unaware of the road and its turns and crooks. It was cold; it was dangerous; it was mandatory. Thirdly, it was crowded. Taxpayers filled the roads going to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. It was like going from Manchester to Atlanta on I-85 in the middle of the day and then having to drive thru downtown Atlanta during rush hour. It was crowded; it was frustrating; it was hectic. Still Joseph and Mary had to persevere.
Then having finally arrived in Bethlehem, they found themselves one-room short of having a place to stay. When they reached the front desk to Hotel Bethlehem, the clerk said, “We just sold our last room. There is no more room here or anywhere else in town.” Imagine traveling a great distance in the freezing cold winter climate to pay taxes and upon arrival the desk clerk saying, “We have no more rooms available.” Imagine that on top of all this, you were almost nine months pregnant, even with money in your husband’s pocket; money couldn’t fix your situation. Imagine how you would feel.
Moreover, imagine how you would feel if told the only place you could lodge would be a small courtyard where the animals had been housed. Imagine wrapping your baby in swaddling clothes and laying him in a manger. Now swaddling clothes were customary, no big deal. Swaddling clothes were just a bunch of bandages or clothes that Mary used to wrap the baby’s arms and legs to keep him from moving. But a manger, the place where the animals’ food was placed. These three-foot long, eighteen inches wide, and two feet deep, troughs were cold and hard. Imagine that. I guarantee you that this was not Mary’s idea of a bed for her first child. Yet, Jesus, our Savior was born in an animal courtyard and Mary made his first bed out of an animal’s feeding trough. Isn’t that the mark of a good mother? She uses what she has to make the best environment she can for her children. Hallelujah!
Notwithstanding their personal struggles, Joseph and Mary lived in austere time. There were political, social, religious and economic hardships that the people of God had to live through.. Politically, they had just experienced the Maccabean revolts against the Greek General Alexander and his sons, the Ptolemy. Then, the Romans came, occupied their lands and confiscated their treasures. Roman taxation had nearly robbed the temple treasury and caused countless Jews to loose their land and valuables. They just could not afford the taxes and through a government process, lost all that they had worked hard to maintain. Socially, the Jews were broken down into the poor, middle class, upper class, and elitist – or what we call “the haves and the have nots.” There was racial division among brethren and social taboos that society dared people to cross. In other words, captivity had produced a strain on familial relationships that caused many squabbles and clashes between brothers. Religiously, there were the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Zealots. The Pharisees were legalistically superior in their external religious observance, while the Sadducees were more concerned with prosperity and position in the world. Meanwhile, the Zealots were frequently causing revolutions among the populace that always threatened the existence of the other Jews. Yet, for all these the majority of the people disowned membership in any of these groups. They were the simple people who mixed a little prosperity with a little religion to help fuel a little protest every now and then. They were the cosmopolitan – heard to utter – “can’t we all just get along.”
Economically, times were tough. It was hard for the common person just to make ends meet. The updraft would catch the common person because of the political upheavals and the religious tyranny. Loyalties to the Romans could produce suits in the courts against family members who refused to play along. It could also cause family members to become jobless and the authorities could strip them of their land, livelihood, and status overnight. These were indeed tough and perilous times.
To top all this off, God was angry with the people. They had disobeyed his laws, trampled over his commandments, disgraced his rituals, and taken advantage of his grace. These people had been obstinate, stubborn, and incorrigible toward God. God, who had successfully led them out of bondage in Egypt, into the Promised Land, and through numerous hardships looked and saw how the people had totally denied his existence and taken him for granted. He had every right to be furious at them, yet he loved them more than life itself. God could not envision abandoning them; he could not envision life without his beloved people. Therefore, after more than 430 years of silence, God spoke.
In the toughest of tough times, God speaks. He did not speak to condemn humanity. He did not deal out justice against their sinful nature. He did not add insult to injury. Rather, God spoke a word of grace. He sent his angels in the midst of those tough times and this is what they said, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. They broke out singing, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
What an awesome word! What a change of heart. God who had every right to be angry and to mete out justice on the world, spoke a word of love and forgiveness. God spoke of a Savior, a deliverer, a person who would save his people from their sins. Hallelujah!
And what of you this Christmas morning. Do you know anyone who deserves your wrath? Yet, you will impute your love and forgiveness to them. Do you know someone with whom you have every right to be angry? Yet, you have chosen to give that person love instead of hate, forgiveness instead of wrath.
Do you know how tough it can be to have everything in your life going wrong, and experience the anger of God as well? That’s what these people were experiencing. If it had not been the Lord move in their favor, they would not have made it. Moreover, some of you, right now, hold in your hands the key to someone’s release into their destiny. God wants you to give them the greatest gift they could ever receive this holiday – love and forgiveness.
This was truly good news in tough times. This was news that made the difference in their lives. This was news that despite what had happened to them as a family, politically, socially, or economically, God was with them. God was no longer angry with them. God did not want to inflame their misery; he wanted to ignite their passion to excel above their misfortunes. Beloved, whatever you are going through right now, God wants to inspire your creativity to reach above it. Do not let your tough times defeat you. Receive the word of God this morning. There is good news for your tough time! You are greater than your misfortune; you are stronger than your trouble; you are a child of Gold, rejoice in Him!
Move 4 (Celebration)
The good news is that Jesus Christ was born. He came that you might have life and that more abundantly. He came so that you would no longer be a stranger in the household of faith. He came so that you would no longer be an alien and stranger to your covenant with God. He came so that you would embrace God as God has embraced you. This is the good news this morning – Jesus Christ has come! Hallelujah!
You can achieve; you can succeed; you can be free from the burdens of life because Jesus Christ is come! You can receive God’s love and forgiveness this holiday season. You can experience his grace in your life right now. The good news is that because of Jesus Christ, you can rise up from the pit of despair and put on the joy of hope that springs eternal. The good news is that because of Jesus Christ, trouble can make you better rather than bitter. The good news is that because of Jesus Christ, there is strength for the weary and power for the faint. The good news is that you are not alone any more, Jesus Christ has come, and if you will receive him this morning, he will make a difference in your life. Hallelujah!