Author: Queenie Johnson, M.A.

I'm an award-winning entrepreneur and private coach. I work with moms, to help you fulfill your mission as an entrepreneur.

The Trouble with God-Centered Entrepreneurs

You love God.

You’re committed to serving.

You give and give (almost to a fault).

But, you’re not making (enough) money.

I hate to say this, but the problem is you.

Yes, you!  How do I know? I was right where you are two years ago.  I blamed my clients, their mindset, not having enough time to get anything done, and I had the nerve to blame my coach (I’m giving myself a side eye).

Although it felt good to blame others, I quickly realized that “blaming” didn’t boost my business profits. It actually left me feeling disempowered and hopeless. I quickly realized that I had to take 100% responsibility for the results in my life, stop  wishing, crying and start making some real money.  I knew I had something powerful to share with the world.  Eventually, I fully embodied my determination. I stepped fully into alignment with my coach and my faith, created a real money making strategy, and saw some spectacular results. Below I’m sharing with you three problems that all God-Centered Entrepreneurs have to overcome to power up their business, brand, and brilliance.

 

Problem #1: You missed the part in the scripture where it says to love thy neighbor as THYSELF.

Keyword: THYSELF

How can you possibly give and it takes away from you? True giving never takes away from you. I know you’ve been taught that sacrifice means denying yourself of what’s yours to be of service to others, but that’s not true. The truth is “sacrifice” is giving up something of a lesser value (something you think you need) for something that actually has more value and purpose in your life.  For example; I’m sacrificing this McDonald’s meal (lesser value) for this quinoa salad with fresh salmon (greater value).This is the real meaning of sacrifice. It feels like you’re giving something up, but in fact, you’re gaining so much more. In this example, you’re gaining a better body.

 

Solution: Release the false humility that makes you feel that you have to give and give without ever receiving anything in return. Giving and receiving exude the power of love. Love will show you how to empower and motivate your clients to invest in themselves by making powerful sacrifices, and help you gift them with certainty. I can teach you to how to facilitate this process for your clients.

 

“Realizing that I had to truly love and empower myself first so that I can truly love my neighbor was a critical shift in the way I positioned myself, services and offers. It was the shift that helped me increase my prices and revenue 10x.  If you’re ready to bust through your upper limit and really prosper even as your soul is prospering and show up as a real business owner, apply here for a complimentary strategy session where we can help you discover the next steps to help you gain 3 clients in the next 30 days.”

 

    The trouble with God-Centered Entrepreneurs

Problem 2: You’re broadcasting the wrong message.  

Jesus had one message: Love the Lord God with all your heart mind and strength & Love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no confusion. No fuss. No fluff.  What is your message? Is it clear? If you are attracting clients who under appreciate your services and can’t afford to pay you what you’re worth, that is a clear indication that you’re broadcasting the wrong message.

Solution: Release the need to articulate all the ways you can serve your client. I’m not telling you that you have to niche down, but I am saying that it’s easier for people to remember the 1 to 3 services you offer rather than the 7 to 9 things you can do for them. Nail down your offering. I’m talking about the one that will have them running to you. Jesus offered love and eternal life. Pinpoint your ideal perfect client and evangelize your offering with a clear and articulate brand message. Your message should communicate what you do and why you do it. My brand message is simple; I train God-centered Entrepreneurs to have it all: A brand, business, and brilliant child.

 

Problem 3:  You’re hiding.

Deep down you believe that if you put yourself out there, you’re bragging.

You’re not.

You post on FB, but that’s not enough to succeed. You have to get aggressive with this and show what you have to offer.

I had to learn this the hard way. It’s not enough to say that you want to serve people. You have to put yourself out there consistently. Get in the game and SHOW up.

There was a time I was so afraid of putting myself in the spotlight. I had this mind chatter that was telling me that I was doing too much, showing off, blah… blah….blah. Once I quieted the chatter and reframed my scripts around being visible I was able to gain traction in my business, show up  and shine with bright faith.

Remember, Jesus walked the streets of Jerusalem proclaiming his message and demonstrating his value. Jesus was a marketing and sales genius. Did others think he was being over the top? Yes, to the people who were used to the status quo (ahem, the Pharisees). In reality, he was simply being himself. He was so empowered by his message of love and hope he shared it with unabashed fortitude. As he shared his message with confidence, crowds were drawn to him.

Solution: Release the idea that you have to play small. God said that you are a child of LIGHT. If you are a light, why are you hiding? Your function is to be a light in dark places. Stand up tall. Pull your shoulders back and shine, baby, shine.

What does that mean?

SHINE and articulate your offer, demonstrate your unique beautiful value so you can do the work that you know you are called to do and get paid very well for supporting your clients in their gorgeous transformation.

 

 

 

 

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MAVEN LOVE LETTER- Happy Valentine’s Day

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Hi Beautiful Maven,
I love you because you want to make a magnificent difference, I love you, because you and I we share a common bond…..

You see, every day in order to live extraordinary- God filled lives, we crave FREEDOM
Freedom to create, freedom to choose, freedom to be everything that God has called us to be

You see, WE love adventure and taking risks…. We thrive when people tell us something is IMPOSSIBLE, we break down walls, and we don’t give up, we seek connection with others who support our CONSCIOUS CAMPAIGN.

Like me, you have an inner drive, and a deep ambition.
we’re mighty, brilliant and radiant in all of our ways

We yearn to live genuine lives, crave perpetual personal growth, and need a touch of sophistication and lots of style in our life. We desire to experience a life full of abundance, dynamic friendships and quality connections.

You won’t relent. …..you love creativity, helping others and being of service.

Our imagination is our greatest asset. It’s there that we create grand ideas…..where we can see things that others cannot.

At your core you have a deep ambition….that at times you struggle with, BUT, you’re convinced that it will create the change, abundance and influence that you seek.

To BE a living declaration of GOD, to be unconditional, unshakable, and non-negotiable devotion to your family, your entrepreneurial pursuits and living life WIDE AWAKE!
At the core of your BEING is a deep commitment to changing the course of humanity.

You dream of living your best life, building your beautiful brand and being a voice of change. You see yourself leading the pack, speaking to thousands and impacting lives every day.

And last year, you saw obstacles in your way. But not now.

You’ve decided to expand your vision, to NOT waste any more time doing it by yourself, or being hard on yourself. You’ve decided to stop—-creating, and creating… and start producing.

Choosing this new path…. Enables you to EMBRACE all of who you are, Stand in the fullness of love and light and INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE.

It’s time to leverage your natural feminine gifts, magnetize your greatness, and shine your light on that which comes naturally to you.
Now is not the time to back down, self-sabotage, deny your greatness or resist your gift.
Now is not the time to make EXCUSES, continue to do what’s comfortable, or live to make others happy. STOP THAT this moment.

We are cream of the crop, female success leaders, influential women called to REGIN.
You’ve finally released the need to be perfect, to not be scared, or to ask for help.

Finally you can take off the mask, drop the façade, and
BE true to who you really are….
Why?

Because…
You’re tired of choosing to “Just enough”.

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It’s time to kick to the curve the old way of “worrying, and doubting” yourself and just get on with the job.

You’re not losing yourself anymore.

And you’re not giving in.

No more…excuses, playing small, complaining or giving all the reasons why you can’t do something.

It’s not part of your design. You’re built for something far greater, to live on a higher level, to pursue great exploits….

To be an ambassador of change.
It’s time to DO what you’ve been CALLED to do and live the GOD-KIND Of LIFE.

The great thing is…

You’re not alone on this quest….

And even better, you don’t have to surround yourself with “many” to fulfill the task that God has given you. A task that includes taking risks, trusting his direction, and giving more of ourselves to HIM.

You now have a place where only the ambitious, the driven, savvy and unabashed female leaders get stuff done.

Finally, you can clear your mind, and revel in QUALITY instead of quantity.

It’s time to Tap into your INNATE GENUS right now… with ease and flow.

Tapping into your innate genius means reaching your 6-Figure Business Radiant ReBrand Crusade- through mentorship, support and high-level education which is focused on…
• Accepting that you have more than enough to succeed “right now” at this very moment
• Discovering your natural feminine gifts and influence
• Systematizing your operations and plans

NOW you finally gifted yourself with CHOICE.

Remember doing the work that you mastered, leaving you bored and unfulfilled. Working on someone elses vision… the place that you settled for… the place in your life that left you feeling frustrated and irritated.
I admire that you’re now prepared to lead and drive change, because you know that it will influence change and guarantee the results that you desire in your life for you family and your tribe. I value your courage to step up and answer the God’s call
To RISE to the next level.

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I think we click because maybe, just maybe you see the world though “abundant” eyes.

And because you’ve always believed there’s a different, more endearing way to inspire those who like you and I, don’t settle for “average”

Conforming to the status-quo makes both of us sick.

And, while others vilify or even worse, ignore the “black sheep, you marvel at their genus, model them and contribute to shifting the experience of
I know you’ll influence change

Together with our clique of conscious crusaders, we’ll build our stunning 5-Figure business, with class, innovation and originality.

We’ll lavish in abundance, revel in goodness and delight in our greatness reflected in others.

We take the time out to be grateful for the natural gifts servin in our life, We conspire for the success of others (no matter what)

We do what it takes. And, we live FREEDOM  everyday.

Why?

Because we see what other’s don’t,

And because …we’ve gifted ourselves with the choice.

I look forward to leading you to where you want to go beautiful, Success Maven.

Ms.Queenie

MARKET LIKE MY GRANDMA (Old School Techniques from My Great-Grandma Angie)

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You probably won’t believe this, but there was a time when I was terrified of marketing. The very thought of it made me cringe.

I hated talking to people about my business because I didn’t want to be known as “THAT” girl.

Well …

Long gone are the days where I keep my mouth shut about what I do for fear of how others may perceive me; now I seize every opportunity to share with others how I change lives through my work with SheRISES. (I also had a no-fluff business coach who straightened me out!)

When I stepped up my marketing game I realized that all I had to do was follow my great-grandmother’s marketing tips. Say what??

Yes. I was thumbing through some old photos of her and suddenly realized that she was a marketing genius. Here are 4 tips that I stole from my Grandma Angie:
1. HAVE A STRONG SCENT: Your grandmother probably wore a strong and very distinctive perfume. You know, the kind of perfume that lingers long after you’ve hugged her. My grandmother wore CHANEL 5; she was a sophisticated and classy woman. Just thinking about her, invokes the delightful fragrance. Grandma Angie’s house carried a distinctive smell as well. When I walked into her house it had a peculiar smell – like that old fashioned moth ball smell. I actually squirmed at the aroma when I was younger; however as I grew older, I came to appreciate and welcome the smell of my grandmother’s house. I instantly knew I was back in Florida when I walked through her door. Even now, whenever I’m in a store and I come across the distinctive “moth ball” scent, I immediately think about my grandmother. From a brand perspective, this taught me to carry a scent and to create a brand that has a smell (literally and figuratively). Does your brand have a scent?

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2.BRING YOUR SIGNATURE DISH TO THE TABLE: I don’t know about your grandmother, but my great grandmother had a signature dish. Her collard greens were delicious, and her country time iced tea was absolutely amazing. This might make you laugh, but my grandmother was also known for “stockpiling” before it became popular by the extreme couponers. Her kitchen was laid out like a grocery store and everybody knew it. Let’s pull out the marketing secrets from this tip. You must have a signature program, service or product and a distinctive way in which you do business. My signature programs are the 5-Figure Radiant Rebrand Business System & the 6-Week Female Success Brand & Personal Power Program. I hand select every woman that I work. All of my clients know that I don’t come into coaching calls unless I receive their application. No application, no call. Period. My 5-Figure Radiant Rebrand Business System teaches clients how to use a spiritual and stylish approach to add 5K every month over the next 12 months, attract premium paying clients and build a brand their clients love and adore. What’s your signature program, product or skill?

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3. ESTABLISH YOUR DISTINCT STYLE: My grandmother always wore these floral and plaid print cotton and polyester housecoats (Dusters). As a child I believed she had hundreds of them, but I’m sure it wasn’t that many. When customers see you and your brand (your skill or product) there should be a consistent visual identity to help them instantly recognize and relate to you.Your goal is to project an image that represents your values and establishes your unique beliefs. Clearly my grandmother was going for ease, comfort and a dash of style. Your brand image is all about how your customers perceive and experience you. How do your customers see you?

4. ESTABLISH YOUR PERSPECTIVE: Every grandmother has her point of view and she has a special way in which she sees the world. If I ask you to recall a saying or a deep-seated belief that your grandmother has, without hesitation, you’d be able to fire off several grandma-isms. In business, if you don’t have a unique position or view-point your customers won’t recognize your brand value and you won’t be remembered. As you talk to your customers about what you do, your goal is not to convince them to like you, your goal is to gain their respect and trust in you. Most grandmas have something to say about everything, and whether you agree with her opinion or not she’s going to give it to you. Your brand needs a stance and a point of view. Establish your own expressions, brand phrases, and mottos. Leave your trail of thinking in every business conversation. This will do wonders for your brand.

Brilliant Thinker, leave a comment and tell me which marketing tip resonates with you the most? What tips can you steal from your grandma?

5 Habits of Powerful People


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Habits are addictive practices that can either enhance your life or keep you stuck in life-defeating patterns that lead to mediocrity.

Powerful people maintain powerful habits that propel them forward and help them to access their greatest self. Here are five simple habits that you can adopt and incorporate into your life. 

1. Stillness– Your mind is full of chatter and fires off anywhere from 40,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. Stillness helps you to evaluate, redirect, and cancel out thoughts that aren’t serving you and your purpose, and are life-draining and toxic. Challenge yourself to sit still for two minutes and hold one thought. Start with holding a word in your mind, such as love, God, purity, peace, or beauty. As you get better at sitting still, improve your time by 30-second intervals. When you do this, find a comfortable chair and sit up straight. Feel your toes, your hands and your heat beat. Get still as stillness will help you to become more of who you’re created to be and less of who you currently are. Adopting this mindset tool will help you to become stronger and helps to establish presence.

2. Writing– I write constantly because there is power in writing down your thoughts. I’ve been known to capture ideas and write them on the back of receipts, napkins, in journals, on my iPhone/ iPad, on scratch paper, and even in my bible. I’m always writing something. Writing is a powerful exercise that helps you to unveil hidden thoughts, beliefs, and creative ideas to help you lead a more dynamic life. Writing helps you make meaning out of your world and allows for you to express yourself in ways that speaking or thinking can’t. The power of this habit can’t be stressed enough.

Where do you write your thoughts down?

3. Exercising- I’m still working on this one, but movement is extremely helpful. When you move you’re aiding your body in the flow of oxygen, giving your digestive system a boost, helping blood flow through your body. All of this helps with lifting the fog from your mind and increasing clarity. When you run you release worries and doubts, and you learn to push through your self-imposed limits.

What’s your favorite exercise?

4. Reading- I strongly believe in having a balanced reading diet. You should have a healthy dose of fiction and non-fiction in your personal canon. In my library you can find books on law, government, social issues, spiritual dynamics, personal finance, and historical books. Your library is a reflection of your values, thoughts, and mindset. Say that with me: My library is a reflection of my values, thoughts, and mindset. Literacy gives you access to dynamic thoughts, propels you into conversation and thoughtful discourse, challenges your thinking, increases your discernment, and aids in personal growth and development. The great Jim Rohn said: “All readers are leaders.” He was the grandfather of personal development. Your leadership capacity is dependent upon this strategy.

What was the last book you read? How did it help you to become a better person? What lessons did you learn?

5. Thinking– Thinking is an underrated activity, especially in our “speak your mind and say what you want to say” culture. Deep thinking allows you to mull over ideas and meditate on your thoughts so that you can pull out important messages. Incorporating time within your day to think about the matters of your heart is just as important as taking big action. This type of thinking will allow you to make better decisions, download creative ideas, and establish scripts on how to proceed and succeed in different areas of your life. Most people are afraid to sit with their thoughts and balk at the idea of taking time out of their day to think about something on purpose, but this method increases your brilliance and puts you in a class of your own.

What’s the difference between stillness and thinking?

When you take time out of your day to think, you’re bringing a thought into your mind to grapple with, where as stillness is about letting go of your thoughts and allowing new thoughts and ideas to come to you.

The goal is to act thoughtfully instead of reacting to your world.

2030663I’m Queenie Johnson, M.A., Master Teacher & Brand  Strategist. I’m  a wife and DREAM MAKER. I founded   SheRISES-The School of Success for Women, a coaching, training and success academy designed for  the ambitious, yet stylish female entrepreneur who’s ready to make her creative dreams real and make more money, so that she can help more people. Let me help you launch your creative dream and teach you the Money,  Mindset & Magnificence Formula to help you upgrade your life. 

Queenie Loves: The Strategic Pyramid


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Mavens, today we’re kicking off our 10 days of Queenie Loves: Tips, Strategies, Resources & Products to Help You Live a Life that You’ll Absolutely Love.  Today I want to share with you the Strategic Pyramid, one of my favorite TED Talks and a great book.

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Many of you are working on launching your business or redeveloping your brand so, I thought this tip would be the perfect way to start our countdown to Valentines Day.

Do You Have  A Business? 

Building a business isn’t easy, but building a business without concrete knowledge of your purpose, mission, vision and goals is a big NO, NO. Are you doing that?

Introducing The Strategic Pyramid 

What I like about this pyramid is that it helps you to put these big ideas into perspective.Remember, your ‘WHY’ (Purpose)  is the most important aspect of your company. What’s Your Why?

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Want More Evidence?

Check out this Ted Talk by Simon Sinek. In his presentation he shares, How great leaders inspire action. “The Golden Circle” will teach you why some are able to inspire and others are not.

If you like his Ted Talk you’ll love his book. 

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Find your ‘Why’ Mavens.

Identifying your ‘WHY’ is foundational to building your  prosperous business.

If you already have your ‘WHY,’ post your why below.

 

Interested In Working With Me? 
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You don’t have to be alone in the dream making process. Do you need to get UNSTUCK? Do you need LASER-FOCUS to help push your programs, services or products OVER THE TOP? If you say yes, you’ll love The Clarity Call . It’s my most affordable success coaching & high-impact program designed for the creative woman seeking clarity, mentorship and proven success strategies to launch them forward and live their dreams out loud. For more information about signing up for your Clarity Call, you may give me a call at 1-213-537-4738. You may also reply to this message for your inquiries. www.sheRises.org #KeepRISING

Thursday Talk w/Queenie: Turning Passion into Profit

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Today is Thursday Talk w/Queenie.  Our question today comes from @CocktailsnConvo-

Hi Queenie-How do you turn your passion into an opportunity to be an additional stream of income. Where do you start?

Answer:

Fantastic question!

@CocktailsnConvo-You must start with two foundational understandings.  You are a creator & money is energy.

To have them flow into your life you must be willing to accept that what you create has power; power to inspire, encourage and make others feel good. You also have to understand that money will willingly flow into your life once you make space for it to show up. As an energy force, money has unlimited potential and can manifest in your life at any time.

I’m assuming that in this case your passion is your purpose and when you exercise it- people respond to you positively. If this is the case then it’s time to put a price tag on what you’re already doing and start selling it.

Once you have a price its now time to:

1. Start telling people about your offer- Give other people the opportunity to partake in the goodness that you’ve created, don’t be stingy. Be sure to find the right people for your product or service, just remember not to become spammy on social media sites.

2. Get some real estate on the worldwide web- Get a simple website up but, don’t spend unnecessary cash upfront on a website. Your initial website is a place for you to post your services, pictures of your service or product and accept credit card payments using PayPal or a merchant account. As your business grows you can invest in an upgraded website.

3. Think about how much you’d like to be making- Declaring how much money you’d like to earn and attract is empowering. Target a number that makes you feel happy and alive. Aim for the number that makes you a little bit uncomfortable and challenges you, not for the number that makes you scared and paralyzes you.

4. Establish systems to get results-How will clients get in touch with you? How will you organize your time and establish your calendar? What strategies will you use to follow up with and through with clients. How will you ask for money, bill and collect it?

 

As you apply these principles more information will be unfolded to you.

Keep RISING

Queenie Johnson/Success Coach

Interested in Working with Me? 

4950983Are you impelled to take your life to the next level? Are you ready to RISE OVER THETOP and push play on your creative dreams? If you say yes, you’ll love The Clarity Call Formula. It’s my most affordable success coaching & high-impact program designed for the creative woman seeking clarity, mentorship and proven success strategies to launch them forward and live their dreams out loud. I focus on igniting your passion, expanding your greatness and mastering your mindset. Among other fantastic benefits, each All-Start Client is entitled to three high-powered coaching calls per month from yours truly. Testimonials from clients illustrate their immediate RESULTS, new found confidence and readiness for accomplishing their goals.For more information about signing up for your Clarity Call, you may give me a call at 1-213-537-4738. You may also reply to this message for your inquiries. www.sheRises.org #KeepRISING

[FREE] The Ultimate Gift for the HOLIDAYS

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Today I am offering a special gift to everyone. Some of you may have this gift already and, if you do, great. Your job is to tap further into the opportunity that exists for you as a beholder of the gift.

And for those of you who don’t have the gift already, my hope is that you’ll read about what’s available and gladly accept the gift.

The gift that I’m giving away is absolutely FREE. You don’t have to pay for it, but it will cost you something.

It will cost you your old thoughts, outdated beliefs, and your bad habits.

The gift that I’m giving away will shine a light on the darkness of your past and your inner conflicts and reveal any area of your life that’s out of alignment.

My gift to you this season is a set of understandings based on one idea. I call this gift the ultimate personal development decision.

All you have to do is understand, receive, and accept the gift of CHRIST (also known as Jesus or by his Hebrew name, Yeshua).

1. Understand that Christ loves you and your decision to see yourself as love in and through HIM is a game-changing decision for how you live your life. Remember, LOVE is a filler. It fills every void in your life and allows your tears to be turned into peace and joy.

2. Receive the forgiveness that exists in HIM. Forgiveness is an agent of change that you can use in every area of your life. Forgiveness will wipe your heart of its cuts and bruises, deep disappointments, unseen bitterness, and resentment. You will also be able to release toxic and life-draining thoughts that are established to stop you from growing into your glorious self.

3. Accept CHRIST as the atonement. This is the ultimate gift that you can give to yourself and everyone around you. When you do this, you immediately access CHRISTal-clear vision. CHRISTal-clear vision is the ability to see things from a higher plane. You’re able to make quality decisions and choices that have profound effects on your life and everyone around you.

4. Realize that Christ’s goal is for you to have “life and live more abundantly”. Regardless of the personal development courses you’ve taken on being your best self and the tapes you heard or the shows you’ve watched (e.g., Life Class, Tony Robbins, and Iyanla Fix My Life), at the core of all of these teachings is an understanding that having CHRIST makes all of it work.

Even when you read great classics like Think and Grow Rich or listen to tapes by the great Jim Rohn, they all recognize this one truth.

By accepting The Ultimate Gift you will be able to return to the source of all things. This simple act of receiving will enable you to tap into your inner wisdom and it will serve as a power pivot in your life.

To accept the gift all you have to do is say: Christ, I accept you as the atonement for my sins and I invite you into my heart.

It’s that simple.

Once you accept this gift, you have the greatest opportunity to open yourself up, develop and strengthen your innate capacity for greatness, as well as RISE and elevate yourself at any moment from any “gravitational pull of stressful situations” – whether it’s a hurtful exchange of words with a loved one, a difficult circumstance at work, or a horrible act of violence that takes place in the world.

Your courage to step up and into the light is admirable.

For those of you who’ve received the gift of Christ in the past, I challenge you to spend some time re-establishing your connection with HIM. Reignite your inner flame each day and ground yourself in HIS love.

There is an undeniable beauty that exists in abiding in HIS love and perfect peace.

Once you accept this gift and attune your awareness to the heart of God, you’ll be able to be enter the majestic calm and rest in a deep state of stillness and intimate communion.

Your optimism will leave you ecstatic about your future and what lies ahead.

Cheers and Happy Holidays,

Queenie

P.S. This is one of my BIG VISION 2020 secrets and internal personalized truths.

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