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Elevator Talk With Michelle

Elevator Talk With Michelle

By Michelle
This Podcast is all about encouraging people to be there best and to lift them up, when life knocks them down. I will be putting up new content every Saturday, but there may be times when I put up random topics (topics I hadn't originally planned for, but I didn't want to wait a whole new month to post it).
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10 Facts About Jason Voorhees Every Fan Should Know
Hi and welcome back to another Podcast. Hi and welcome back to another Podcast. This month I am going to be sharing some interesting facts about a few of the most scary and loved characters to ever grace the screen on Halloween. Enjoy! Jason Voorhees is one of the most dangerous horror villains to ever exist. From his immense strength to his seemingly unstoppable durability, it is no secret that he is almost invincible. Not only that but he has one of the highest kill counts out of any horror villain. That being said, there is more to Jason, some things that newcomers may not know about. Something that gives the character more depth than just being some indestructible and mute monster. (10). He Isn't The First Villain Of Friday The 13th. (9). He Became A Zombie During The 6th Film. (8). He Wore His Iconic Mask By Part 3. (7). His Design Is Never Consistent.  (6). He Is Portrayed By A Lot Of Actors. (5). He Wasn't Originally Going To Be Deformed. (4). The Character Is Named After Victor Miller's Sons. (3). Jason Was Supposed To Stay Dead. (2). He Fought Fellow Horror Icons (Freddy Kruger and Ash). (1). Sexual Acts Trigger Him. When Jason first initially drowned in Camp Crystal Lake, it was because two camp counselors were too busy having sex. Although it doesn't seem to appear all that often, it seems like there is the occasional moment where a sexual act can awaken him to kill.
16:32
October 23, 2021
20 Things About Michael Myers You May Not Know
Hi and welcome back to another Podcast. (20). He Once Had Blonde Hair.   (19). He Wears A Captain Kirk Mask.  (18). He Is Likely A Sociopath With Schizophrenia.  (17). More Than 10 People Have Played Him.   (16). He’s Over 6ft Tall.  (15). He Never Run.  (14). His Eye Was Permanently Damaged.   (13). He Stole His Coveralls From A Mechanic.   (12). His Fingers Have Been Blown Off- Losing a couple fingers of course doesn’t stop Michael like it would most people, but it was none the less an extreme change to his anatomy that could be a permeant change to his appearance. (11). He May Be Made Of Pure Evil- Dr. Loomis explains this by saying, “I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil.” (10). He’s Never Talked As An Adult- Michael spoke as a child in Zombie’s two Halloween movies, but he stopped talking completely shortly after he was checked into Smith’s Grove. (9). He Somehow Gained Driving Skills- One of the most confusing parts of the original Halloween is how Michael Myers learned how to drive. With Michael being institutionalized since he was six years old, it is incredibly unlikely that he would have learned how to drive. That being said, Michael is seen driving at several points throughout the series. (8). He Has Sustained Multiple Gun Shot Wounds.   (7). He Is Capable Of Making Moral Decisions.  (6). He Has A Thorn Tattoo On His Wrist. (5). His Real Face Has Only Been Seen A Couple Times. (4). He’s Often Considered Immortal. (3). He Shows Incredible Strength. (2). Michael’s Mask Has Changed Over The Years. (1). He Might Still Be Alive.
24:51
October 16, 2021
Every Michael Myers Movie In Order
Hi and welcome back to another Podcast. Hi and welcome back to another Podcast. This month I am going to be sharing some interesting facts about a few of the most scary and loved characters to ever grace the screen on Halloween. Enjoy! Michael Myers has become synonymous with the Halloween season, and not just because the film franchise of which he’s the main character is called Halloween. As a child, Michael Myers was admitted into a psychiatric hospital after murdering his sister Judith Myers. Then, fifteen years later, Michael breaks free and spends the rest of his adult life hunting down and killing the rest of his family. Oh, and he doesn’t mind slaughtering anyone else who gets in his way, of course. NOTE: Michael Myers doesn't appear in Halloween III- Season Of The Witch, which is why it's not listed here. 1. Halloween (1978) 2. Halloween II (1981) 3. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) 4. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) 5. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) 6. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) 7. Halloween: Resurrection (2002) 8. Halloween/Halloween II (2007/2009)- These two films are remakes of the original Halloween and its sequel, so with these movies, the timeline of the Michael Myers story is disrupted or rebooted or reinvented, depending on how you want to look at it. 9. Halloween (2018) 10. Halloween Kills- is scheduled to have its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 8, 2021. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 15, 2021, by Universal Pictures, after having been delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A direct sequel. 11. Halloween Ends- Is scheduled to be released on October 14, 2022.
15:14
October 9, 2021
The Entire Halloween Story Explained
Hi and welcome back to another Podcast. This month I am going to be sharing some interesting facts about a few of the most scary and loved characters to ever grace the screen on Halloween. Enjoy! 1978 - A monster is born on Halloween night. 1978 - Family ties in Halloween II. 1982 - Killer Halloween masks and an ancient Celtic ritual. (Halloween III: Season of the Witch). 1988 - The saga of Laurie Strode's daughter. (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers). 1989 - The telepathic family link. (Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers). 1995 - Cults and the 'Curse of Thorn'. 1998 - The first Halloween reset. (Halloween H20: 20 Years Later). 2001 - Michael Myers stars in an internet reality show. 2018 - The big Halloween reset.
23:43
October 2, 2021
How To Be The Best You Possible
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle podcast. Todays topic is all about being the best you possible. "Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you." -Ralph Waldo Emerson We've all made mistakes throughout our lives, that haven't exactly put us in the best light with others. We will never be perfect, but we can certainly try our best. Here are 10 ways to become the best you possible: (1). You Have To Know  What You Want. “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self." - Benjamin Franklin (2). Think About Your Goal(s) Every Day. (3). Practice Makes Perfect. “Nothing will work unless you do." - Maya Angelou (4). Keep Positive People In Your Inner Circle. "If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind." - Norman Vincent Peale (5). Set Time Frames To Complete Your Goals. “We have time enough if we will but use it right."  - Johann Wolfgang von Geothe (6). Believe In Yourself And Your Vision No Matter What It Looks Like.  (7). Speak Life Into Yourself. (8). Stop Blaming Other People. (9). Be Open To Change. (10). Always Be Learning. Please be sure to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me today: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21966985  Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com   Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured
25:28
September 25, 2021
Stop Accepting Less Than You Deserve
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle Podcast. Todays topic is all about not accepting less than you deserve.  Here are four ways to stop settling for less than you truly deserve: (1). Stop Making Excuses For People. (2). Understand That Being Alone Doesn’t Mean You Deserve Less Than Everyone Else. (3). Tell People What You Want And Don’t Accept Anything Less. (4). Stop Agreeing With Things That You Don’t Want. Please be sure to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me today: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21966985 Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/ COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured
21:20
September 18, 2021
How To End This Year On A Strong Note
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast, where today I will be talking about how to end this year on a strong note. Enjoy! In order to get prepared for next year, we need to evaluate what we’ve done this year. That means looking at where we’ve been and what we learned before jumping into a new year. I am a firm believer that if you didn’t learn anything from this year, you are doomed to repeat the same mistakes next year. Here are some ways to end the year on a high note: (1). Celebrate Your Wins And Acknowledge The Things That Didn’t Go So Well. (2). Don’t Beat Yourself Up. (3). Adjust Your Expectations. (4). Start Working On Your Plans For Next Year Right Now. (5). Get That One Thing Done. (6). Prioritize Your Goals. Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/ COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured
20:11
September 11, 2021
How To Create A New Version Of The Person You Are Right Now
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast. Todays topic is all about creating a new version, of the person you are right now. Enjoy! (1). Make The Decision To Get Started. (2). Pull Out Your Journal And Start Writing. (3). Be Real With Yourself. (4). Don’t Let Roadblocks Stop You. (5). Prey. (6). Get Started. (7). Don’t Turn Down Help When It’s Offered. (8). Stop Comparing Yourself To The People You See On Social Media. (9). Stop Looking For A Quick Fix. (10). Celebrate Your small Wins. (11). Learn From Your Failures. (12). The Vision You Come Up With HAS To Be Yours And Not What Someone Else Wants For You. Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/  COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured
28:50
September 4, 2021
How to Overcome The Fear Of Speaking
Hi and welcome back to anther Elevator Talk With Michelle Podcast! I am excited about today's topic, because it's something I get asked about all the time. Here are some steps you can take, to overcome your fear of speaking: (1). Prepare Yourself Mentally And Physically. (2). Focus On Your Goal. (3). Understand Your Content. (4). Practice Makes Perfect. (5). Make Sure You Are Always Authentic. (6). Work On Improving Your Next Speech. Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/ COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured
42:57
August 28, 2021
Why Pain From The Past Is A Gift For Today
Welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle Podcast. For the time that is ours to share, I want to talk about: Why Pain From The Past Is A Gift For Today. Pain is a gift from the Universe. It’s a message that we are doing something wrong, we need to change something (habits, thoughts, actions, emotions, words, etc.). It’s a time to stop and take a look at yourself, your life and your values. Here are some things that pain will teach you: (1). Pain prepares you for something better in the future and teaches you to appreciate your past. (2). Pain makes you stop and value your life. (3). Pain is our opportunity to become a better person. (4). Pain makes you stronger and causes you to grow within. (5). Pain makes you learn how to understand other people. (6). Pain teaches you to forgive as well as ask for forgiveness.
19:50
August 21, 2021
Start Living A Happier Life
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” Helen Keller “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi Living a life where you are happier and nicer towards yourself isn’t just about what you can do. It’s also about what you are already doing to yourself now. Especially those habits that have a negative and unhappy impact on your life. Here are some things you can do: (1). Stop Overthinking Everything. (2). Stay Away From The Negative Voices. (3). Stop Getting Stuck In The Past Or To Far In The Future. (4). Stop comparing yourself to other people. (5). Stop Moving So Fast. (6). Stop Putting Your Wants And Needs On The Back Burner. (7). Stop Waiting For Other People To Make You Happier. Hi and welcome back to another Car Conversation! Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/ COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured
17:35
August 14, 2021
How To Deal With A Broken Person
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast! Today I will be talking about how to deal with broken people. Here are things you should know: (1). Their Issues Are Not About You. (2). Keep Your Expectations Realistic. (3). Be Honest With That Person. (4). You Have To Set Boundaries. (5). Know When To Let Go. (6). Make Sure You Take Care Of Yourself, While Trying To Help Them.  Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/ COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured
20:56
August 7, 2021
How To Deal With People That Bring Up Your Past
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast with me, Michelle! Today's topic is all about dealing with people that like to keep bringing up your past. (1). Why Do People Bring Up Your Past? (2). How Can You Stop People  From Bringing Up Your Past? (3). How Can You Respond To Someone That Keeps Bringing Up Your Past? (1). I don’t look back; I’m not going that way. (2). If you judge me by my past don’t be surprised when you become part of it. (3). You’re like a plunger, you keep bringing up old shit. (4). You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one. (5). The past is a place of reference, not a residence. (6). I am not the same person I was a month ago, a day ago or a year ago. Life is always changing. (7). I don’t regret my past, I just regret the time I wasted with the wrong people. (8). Sometimes people with the worst pasts end up creating the best futures. (9). It doesn’t matter who I used to be. All that matters is who I have become. (10). If you’re looking for the old me, check the morgue. Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/ COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured
28:11
July 31, 2021
Are You Investing In Yourself
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle Podcast! Todays topic is all about investing in yourself. Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com. Investing in yourself is one of the best things you can do for yourself. This could mean learning a new skill, going back to school, making new friends, or starting a new career. Here are some ways you can invest in yourself: (1). Set Goals For Yourself. (2). Exercise And Eat Healthy. (3). Choose To Be Happy. (4). Create A Bucket List. (5). Get The Proper Amount Of Sleep. (6). Learn How To Say No. You Can Also Invest In Yourself By Doing The Following: (1). Read More (2). Create Positive Affirmations (3). Spend Time With God More (4). Take A Mental Health Day Once A Month (5). Find A Hobby That You Love Doing (i.e. DIY projects, or quilt making) (6). Write In Your Journal Everyday (7). Subscribe To Motivational YouTube Channels and/or Podcasts (8). Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone Whenever Possible
30:26
July 24, 2021
Why You Should Practice Patience
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast! Today topic is all about being a more patient person. There are so many benefits of being a patient person, too many in fact to try and name them all. Generally being patient means: (1). You are a more relaxed person. (2). You are a more friendly person. (3). You are able to focus more on your goals and less on whatever issue you may be facing. (4). You are able to make rational decisions. (5). You are more apt to not give up and throw in the towel. (6). Stress won’t be something that visits you often. Here are a few things you can start doing right now, to become a more patient person:  (1). Practice Being Patient. (2). Identify What Causes You To Become Impatient. (3). Know What Triggers Your Impatience. (4). Practice Meditation. (5). Allow Yourself To Have Impatient Moments Every Now And Then. (6). Accept What You Can’t Change. Please be sure to check out my website at: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email Me: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Please be sure to check out Circle Of Champions (COC): https://cocseminars.com/ COC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cocseminars/featured.
16:39
July 17, 2021
You Are Your Own Worst Enemy
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle! Todays topic is all about why you are your own worst enemy. (1). You Don’t Manage Your Expectations. (2). You Don’t Appreciate The Small Things. (3). You Take Too Much For Granted. (4). You are Your Own Worst Critic. (5). You Over-Analyze Everything. (6). You Prefer the Easy Way. (7). You Make Assumptions. (8). You Doubt Yourself. Contact Me: Website: http://www.michelleismakingithappen.com/ Email: michelleismakingithappen@gmail.com Schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me today:  https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21966985
24:38
July 10, 2021
Why You Should Say No More Often
For the time that is ours to share, I want to talk about why it’s important to say “no” more often and how to do it, in a nice way. On many occasions, not knowing how to say no can be one of the greatest enemies of your time. This happens to all of us and as we continually put other people’s happiness, want’s and needs before ours. Putting the satisfaction of other people above yours is admirable if you do it on purpose and for the right reasons. However, it’s not a good idea when you stop living your life to please others people. Now the big question is this, why do people do this? There are a few reasons, why this happens: (1). They want to be helpful. (2). They fear rejection. (3). To show respect toward others. (4). They fear and/or just don't like confrontation. (5). They have sense of guilt when saying no. (6). They fear losing out on future opportunities. How can you handle these situations: (1). You must be clear about your commitments, know yourself and act with integrity. Put your priorities, projects, and personal interests above anything else. If what they propose to you has nothing to do with them, just say no to it. (2). Value your time. Saying no to something allows you to say yes to a ton of other things that you really care about and need to do. If you show others that you value your work, your time, and your priorities, contrary to what you think, they will respect you more for it. If you accept everything you are asked, you are not yourself, you do not evolve as a person, you do not improve. If after saying no, your relationship with that person ends, it wasn’t a sincere relationship anyway. (3). Don’t make up excuses. If you do, the situation will be repeated constantly. You don’t even have to give explanations. You are the owner of your time. Before accepting something, think about the implications. How much time will you need? How will it affect your professional, personal, and family life? What will be the cost? What other projects are you going to have to sacrifice? TAKEAWAY: Learn to be assertive, to value your life, and always look for relationships with good fundamentals. Learning how to say no is a great favor you can do to yourself. You’ll reduce your work overload and your level of stress, and you’ll have time to do what really matters to you. And the best way to learn how to say no is to practice so, go ahead, don’t be shy!
15:26
July 3, 2021
What Separates Successful People From Everyone Else?
Here are just a few things, that separate successful people from everyone else: (1). They value their dreams and goals, and they don’t focus on pleasing other people or hitting unrealistic goals. (2). They focus on the end result, and not the obstacles that stand between them and their goal(s). (3). They fall-down but they get back up. They learn from their “falls” and typically don’t make the same mistakes again. (4). They don't sleep on their lives and careers. They keep asking "What do I need to be doing next?" They come out of their comfort zones and refuse to settle. They know their worth and they know they deserve better than what they have now. They live in the moment and not for the moment. (5). They get frustrated but instead of shutting down, they find reasons not to give up. Understand that frustration is a given, but you must know how to handle it. You must find an outlet, to keep going and not lose sight of your vision. BONUS: You are among the land of the living, you have breath in your body, you have your health, life, and your strength. You have activity in your limbs, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, shoes to wear and family & friends that love and care for you. But most importantly, God loves you and He is with you every step of the way. You are never alone, and don’t you ever think you are. Make sure every step you take, is a step in the right direction. The rest of your life is waiting for you! You can always reach me at: www.michelleismakingithappen.com
30:58
June 26, 2021
How To Be Different From Other People
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle Podcast! I am excited about todays topic, as I will sharing some tips on how you can be different from other people. (1). Find You Element. (2). Accept Your Different Choices. (3). Do What You Like. (4). Keep Learning. (5). Flaunt Your Style. (6). Stop Hesitating. (7). Accept Who You Are. (8). Be Real. (9). Stop Comparing Yourself. Go out there and be great, because great is calling you and great is calling me.
24:51
June 19, 2021
How To Set Realistic Expectations For Yourself
Welcome back to another Podcast. Today's topic is all about how to set realistic expectations for yourself. Everyone has expectations for themselves. We often assume these expectations are reasonable, yet many of them are not. We expect to work all day, without taking any breaks. We expect to lose weight, without eating right and exercising. We expect to have high energy every day. We expect to experience the same emotions (calm and contentment) all the time. We expect ourselves to be fearless, all the time. We set high expectations because “we idealize the ‘perfect’ outcome.” We assume that in order to feel successful, we need a specific result. We need to get the promotion, or we’ve failed. We need to get an A+ on our test, or we’ve failed. This is a hard way to live, because it creates a lot of needless pressure. Even if we do reach the carrot that dangled in front of us, there’s always another bigger carrot around the corner. It never stops. We never stop and it’s exhausting. Here are tips that can help you: (1). Examine The Expectations Of Yourself. (2). Reconsider Your Expectations For Others. (3). Relax Your Expectations. “You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you.” ―Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon
20:06
June 12, 2021
Nothing Changes Unless You Do
Hi and welcome back to another Podcast, where today we will be talking about change. 1. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi 2. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” – Benjamin Disraeli 3. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou 4. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw 5. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama 6. “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl 7. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy 8. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith 9. “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch 10. “Change is such hard work.” – Billy Crystal 11. “All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” – Ellen Glasgow 12. “Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” – Steve Jobs 13. “For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.” – Tony Robbins 14. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.” – William Glasser 15. “We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.” – Harrison Ford 16. “Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” – Denis Waitley 17. “I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” – Stephen Hawking 18. “Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.” – William Arthur Ward 19. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” – Confucius 20. “A hero is someone right who doesn’t change.” – George Foreman 21. “There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.” – Josh Billings 22. “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” – Harold Wilson 23. “Change in all things is sweet.” – Aristotle 24. “When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change… you will change.” – Robert Anthony 25. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean 26. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale 27. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams 28. “There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.” – Stephen R. Covey 29. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill Closing: Go out there and be great, because great is calling you and great is calling me.
35:37
June 6, 2021
Do It Afraid
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk with Michelle. For the Time that is ours to share, I want to talk about how to do it afraid. Here are five techniques that will help you overcome fear in your daily life: 1. Start Small. Fear comes in many shapes and sizes. Facing it doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. No matter how large or small your fears may seem, scaling down to a more manageable size will be beneficial. Slowly step out of your comfort zone and begin moving towards your goal. 2. Have Faith. While achieving your goal may not happen on your preferred timetable, it is important to have faith that time will bring success. Trusting that achievement is not only possible, but probable will help soften your fears. 3. Write It Down. Writing in a journal is very helpful when trying to overcome your fears and to document how you feel as you are dealing with your fears. 4. Accept What Happens Or Doesn’t Happen. You must accept that you can’t force anything! The Dalai Lama said, “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.” 5. Let Go. Once we have accepted what may or may not develop, we need to detach ourselves from the outcome. Letting go of our fears allows us to focus more on the present moment and less on the fear itself.
22:14
May 29, 2021
Nothing Catches God By Surprise
Hi and welcome back to anther Elevator Talk Podcast! For the next few minutes that is ours to share, I want to talk about how NOTHING catches God by surprise.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 NKJV · God Holds the Future and His word says “I know the Plans I have for You.” · You were designed by God with gifts and talents. · You have the DNA of God inside of you. · A master plan for your life has already been determined. · There is a season of preparation assigned and a season of destiny designed. God’s Plan is to Prosper You, Not to Harm You. God’s Plan is twofold: Hope and a Future. · He gives hope with “handfuls on purpose.” · He gives hope by sending us a word. · He gives hope by renewing His mercy every morning. · He gives hope by comforting us with the Holy Spirit. · He gives hope by giving us a spiritual blessing. · He gives hope by giving us an uncommon peace. The second part of God’s plan is about your future. · Sometimes you just have to praise God on credit, because of His reputation. · God already has plans for your future that you are being prepared for. You don’t see them yet, but you are in training for them right now. · You are not figuring out your future, you are discovering it. · We don’t know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future. God promised…. · To give you beauty for ashes. · A Garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. · Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. God still has… · The right stone to kill your giant. · He can still close the mouths of the lions. · He can still bring a nation to it’s knees. · Don’t give up on God! Nothing takes Him by surprise. · He has a “come back” for every “set back” in your life. · Stay in faith! God will finish what he started. The moment God put a dream in you, He set a completion day. · God is the author and finisher. · God is a God of completion. He is a finisher. · When God was creating the earth, each day, He kept working on it until He could say, “that’s good.” God is doing the same thing in your life. He’s not going to stop working in your life until He can step back and say, “that’s good.” · It may not look good today, but God is not finished yet.
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May 22, 2021
God Can Use You
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast! I am so excited about today's topic, as I truly believe that God can use all of us. Here are four ways that God can use you today: 1. Encourage Someone. 2. Give To Someone. 3. Visit Someone. 4. Thank Someone. Conclusion: Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Jacob was a deceiver, Moses had a speech impediment, Peter swore and denied Jesus three times, David was an adulterer and a murderer, Elijah was suicidal, Rahab was a prostitute, Joseph was innocently thrown into prison, and let’s not forget Lazarus, who was dead. Do you still think God can’t use you? God can use you in these four areas and many other ways today to glorify Him. Everyone can be used by God, no matter who they are. If you are listening to this Podcast, God can use you.
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May 15, 2021
How To Be Ok With Being By Yourself
Hi and welcome to another Elevator Talk Podcast with me, your Coach Michelle! I am excited to talking about how to be ok with being by yourself, especially during this period of being in a pandemic.  1. Understand You’re Good Enough All By Yourself. 2. Value Others’ Opinions, But Value Your Own More. 3. Learn To Be An Observer. 4. Appreciate The Silence. 5. Learn How To Talk To Yourself. 6. Cherish Every Interaction. 7. Rearrange Your Furniture. 8. Avoid Mindless Consumption. 9. Keep Creating. 10. Make Plans For The Future, And Pursue Them Immediately. 11. Start Going Places Alone. 12. Pursue A Project By Yourself. 13. Volunteer Your Time.
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May 8, 2021
How To Set Boundaries
Hi and welcome to another Elevator Talk Podcast! Today's topic is all about setting boundaries and the importance of doing so. Do you feel burned out trying to keep other people happy? Do you let people walk all over you because you’re afraid to stand up for yourself? I’m sure there are people you respect because they don’t take nonsense from anyone. They’re not afraid to say no, and they do it with such poise and grace. So why do you feel such resistance when it comes to standing up for yourself? Often times we don’t say no to people because we’re afraid it might offend them or create tension in a relationship. We’re taught to be kind to others, but we ultimately need to find the balance between being kind and being firm. Otherwise, we give others permission to take advantage of us. Standing up for yourself and your time can make a huge impact on your well-being and life satisfaction. As this is a topic many of us struggle with, let’s discuss the art of boundary setting so we can spend less energy on people-pleasing. The Importance Of Setting Boundaries: Many of us recognize that we are people-pleasers even though we don’t want to be. We say yes to parties we don’t want to go to, coffee runs that don’t fall under our job description, and weekend getaways with friends that we can’t afford. Despite not wanting to be a people-pleaser, you continue to fill the role because you don’t want to hurt people’s feelings. You don’t want people thinking you’re rude or disrespectful. The thing is that you’re actually disrespecting yourself if you continue to do things out of fear or a sense of obligation. There’s a fine line between being a good person and trying to make people think you’re a good person. You are “most likely” a good person, regardless of whether you do everything someone asks you do to. 7 Ways To Set Better Boundaries: 1. Get Crystal Clear On Your Priorities. 2. Communicate What You Will And Will Not Tolerate. 3. Listen To Your Gut Instinct. 4. Think About The Impact Of Your Actions. 5. Do Things Because They Make You Feel Good. 6. When Possible Offer An Alternative. 7. Be Direct And Firm With Your Answer.
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May 1, 2021
How To Identify Your God-Given Talents
Hi and welcome back to Elevator Talk With Michelle! Today's topic is all about figuring out what your gifts and talents are. As you listen to this Podcast, make sure you have your journal with you.  For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. -Romans 12:4-8 NIV That’s great, you say. Talents and abilities… just one more of those mysteries of the Bible, you say, because you don’t have a clue as to what yours are. But it’s not a mystery. And even though you might not think so, you do have at least some idea of what yours are. Think about it: · What do you enjoy doing? · What makes you feel accomplished or at ease? · What activities do you gravitate towards when you have free time? · What character traits are you complimented on? · What do people say they like or admire about you? · What ministries or volunteer opportunities pique your interest and make you feel good about doing? · Which ones make you nervous and uptight? · What activities or responsibilities do you find unenjoyable and stressful?
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April 24, 2021
10 Ways To Serve God Every Day
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle Podcast! Today's topic is all about serving God. Please be sure to read: Matthew 28:18-20 and 1 Corinthians 12. When Jesus left this earth to return to heaven to wait for the time God sends Him back to get us, He commanded us to be His hands, feet, eyes, ears, and mouth. We are to take the message of the Gospel to anyone and everyone we can (Matthew 28:18-20). As a Christian, it is important that you understand this: Service isn’t an option. Service is a responsibility.  Don’t let the thought of service intimidate you and don’t ever feel you don’t have anything worthwhile to offer. We all have something… lots of somethings to offer. But just in case you need a few ideas to get you started, take a look at what I believe are the top ten ways we can serve.  1. Be Kind To Strangers.  2. Remember Someone.  3. Pray For Those In Need.  4. Share Food.  5. Share Your Time.  6. Give Generously.  7. Share What You Have.  8. Share Your Talents.  9. Share the Word.  10. Just Ask.
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April 18, 2021
The 11 Best Black Teas To Drink
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast! Today I am sharing some information and history about black tea, please be sure you try one of these teas and let me know what you think.  The 11 Best Black Teas From Around the World: 1. English Breakfast Tea 2. Earl Grey Tea 3. Assam Black Tea 4. Yunnan Black Tea 5. Darjeeling Black Tea 6. Keemun Black Tea 7. Ceylon Black Tea 8. Lapsang Souchong Tea 9. Nilgiri Tea 10. Hei Cha Tea 11. Masala Chai Tea Final Thoughts on the Best Black Teas: Black tea is popular around the world, and rightly so. Thanks to its rich history, full-body, and enticing aroma, there’s nothing that can take its place. There’s a black tea out there for everyone. If you’re on a quest to discover your favorite, remember to stick with fair-trade, high-quality, USDA organic loose-leaf tea or tea crystals.
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April 10, 2021
Stop Living For Other People
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast! Today I am going to be talking about how to stop living for other people. This is what happens when we live for other people and not for ourselves: 1. They Don’t Actually Know Who You Are. 2. We Start To Put Ourselves In A Box. 3. We Stop Creating Our Own Goals & Dreams. 4. We Stop Living For Ourselves. Quote: “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” — Bruce Lee Questions to ask yourself: How much of your life do you give away to other people without even realizing it? How many more of our dreams do we need to push aside before we realize it’s too late to live up to them anymore? How much more time do we need to give up before we realize that we can’t take that time back and it won’t be returned to us either? How much more of ourselves do we need to give up to others?
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April 4, 2021
Never Give Up On Yourself
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast. Life is full of setbacks. There are times when you give it your best shot and still fall flat on your face. We all have faced or will face struggles with our finances, in our relationships, our love life, our job, our businesses, etc. So what do you do during these discouraging moments? You pick yourself up and keep going. Here are some things to remember: 1. All Problems Have a Solution. Tony Robbins is quoted as saying “Leaders spend 5 percent of their time on the problem and 95 percent of their time on the solution.” Thomas Edison famously had over 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at creating the lightbulb before he finally achieved the workable solution. Regardless of the problem you’re currently stuck on, the situation is not hopeless. Every problem you face, has a solution., so focus on the solution and not the problem. 2. Life Rewards Those Who Keep Trying. Many of the successful people in the world weren’t dealt a great hand, they were simply persistent and kept trying even when life knocked them down. A perfect example of this is J.K. Rowling, who was a jobless single parent when she wrote Harry Potter. Albert Einstein failed his university entrance exam prior to becoming a Nobel Prize winning physicist. Abraham Lincoln had several failed election campaigns before becoming one of the United States’ most influential presidents. All of these people could have given up. But they kept trying — and that determination ultimately allowed them to achieve success. 3. Not Giving Up Could Help Other People. Not giving up on yourself won’t just make a difference in your life, it could help other people as well. Your goals and dreams can help someone else turn their life around. You could become the inspiration for others who learn from your success story and use it to get through their own dark times. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill 4. Your Past Does Not Dictate Your Future. If there’s one lesson to be learned from all this, it’s that your past never dictates your future. No matter how many times you have failed before, you can turn things around. It is never too late to change the end of the story. Every successful person was once a “wannabe.” We all must learn to “fail forward.” Use your past as a learning experiences, so you don’t make the same mistakes again. Take Away: Sometimes, it may seem like the only thing keeping you going is positive self-talk, but no matter how hard things get or how much others refuse to believe in you, you control your own destiny. Always remember that you are the one who chooses how you will move on and keep trying. By refusing to give up on yourself and continuing to put forth your best effort, success will eventually come.
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March 27, 2021
How To Manifest Your Wants And Desires
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast. If you took the time to read the 2006 bestselling book, The Secret then you know you can manifest anything you want. Now what exactly is manifestation? In a nutshell, it is bringing something tangible into your life through attraction and belief. In other words; if you think it, and believe it, it will come. However, there is more to manifestation than willpower and positive thinking. As Angelina Lombardo, the author of A Spiritual Entrepreneur, tells OprahMag.com, “manifesting is making everything you want to feel and experience a reality... via your thoughts, actions, beliefs, and emotions." Having said that, here is how you can start manifesting things: 1. You Must Be Clear About Your Goals. 2. You Must Start Working Towards Your Goals. 3. You Must Be Mindful And Thankful For What You Receive. 4. Let Go Of Any Resistance And Limiting Beliefs.
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March 21, 2021
When God Says No
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle Podcast. Today's subject is: When God says “no”. Sometimes just like every loving mother or father does. Here are some things to remember when God chooses to say “no.” 1. God Says “NO” When He Has A Bigger Perspective. Hebrews 4:13 says: “He knows about everyone everywhere. Everything about us is bare and wide open to the all-seeing eyes of our living God; nothing can be hidden from Him. Proverbs. 2:8 says: “(God) guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.” 2. God Says “NO” When He Has A Better Plan For You. Hebrews 11:39-40 says: “These were commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned SOMETHING BETTER. 3. God Says “NO” When He Has A Greater Purpose For You. 1 Peter 1:7 says: “The purpose of these troubles is to test your faith as fire tests how genuine gold is. Your faith is more precious than gold.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says: “These present troubles are quite small and won't last very long. Yet they will produce in us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So, we don't look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.” Ecclesiastes 11:5 says: “Just as you’ll never understand how the mystery of life forms in a pregnant woman, so you’ll never understand the mystery at work in all that God does.” Homework: Pull out your journal and write down your prayer requests that God said No or Not Right Now to. Then using what I have shared with you, think about why you think God didn’t answer your prayers, the way you thought He should have. What was Gods perspective, plan, and purpose for you, in each of your prayers?
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March 14, 2021
When You've Done All You Can
Hi and welcome back to my Podcast! I am excited about this weeks topic, as we have all hit rock bottom and had to figure out how to get back up when life has knocked us down. Donnie McClurkin has a song entitled Stand and the words to the song simply ask the question: What do you do when you've done all you can and it seems like it's never enough? And what do you say When your friends turn away and you're all alone? Tell me, what do you give when you've given your all and it seems like you can't make it through? Well, you just stand when there's nothing left to do. You just stand, watch the Lord see you through. Yes, after you've done all you can, you just stand. Tell me, how do you handle the guilt of your past? Tell me, how do you deal with the shame? And how can you smile while your heart has been broken and filled with pain? Tell me what do you give when you've given your all? Seems like you can't make it through. Child, you just stand when there's nothing left to do, you just stand, watch the Lord see you through. Yes, after you've done all you can you just stand. Stand and be sure, be not entangled in that bondage again, you just stand and endure. God has a purpose, yes, God has a plan.  Tell me what do you do when you've done all you can and it seems like you can't make it through? Child, you just stand. Don't you dare give up through the storm. Stand through the rain. Through the hurt yeah, through the pain. Don't you bow, and don't you bend. Don't give up, no, don't give in. Hold on, just be strong. God will step in and it won't be long. After you've done all you can, after you've gone through the hurt, after you've gone through the pain, after you've gone through the storm, after you've gone through the rain. Prayed and cried; After you've done all you can you just stand. So, what do you do when you’ve done all you can do: 1. Stay Hopeful. Life is full of challenges, but hope is key to enduring and conquering them. 2. Make A Conscious Choice To Be Happy. Happiness is a choice, and your perception is your reality. Finding the good in all situations will help to overcome negative beliefs. 3. Pick Your Battles. Work on the things you have control over, instead of overwhelming yourself with things you can’t change. Let Go… Let God! 4. Reflect, Relax and Release. Surrendering it to God means we don’t get to hang on to it. It’s good to reflect and learn from your mistakes and undesirable situations, but don’t get hung up on them. Let it go and relax. Release the pressure of the situation and move forward. 5. Take Time For Yourself. Do something that eases your mind; something enjoyable that can make you feel refreshed and alive. Take a hot bath, do some crafts or hobbies, get out and enjoy your surroundings, or take in a movie or go to dinner with friends or family. Just do something! 6. Live, Laugh, And Love. Make a choice to live! Research has proven that laughter releases hormones that reduce stress, provides a physical and emotional release, and even provides a good workout for the heart. Make a decision to love yourself, flaws and all. BONUS: I challenge you to try each and every one of these tips, so that you can take control over your situation, and live a more strategic, desirable, and encouraging life!
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March 6, 2021
How To Love Those Who Hurt You
John 16:33 tells us this: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Learning how to extend love and forgiveness when others have hurt us is hard; sometimes very hard. It can feel like it’s impossible. We are called to forgive. We are called to love. But what does it look like to forgive those who have hurt us in ways that are beyond comprehension? Their words and their actions have broken our hearts and sometimes our spirits. How can we move past the hurt and the brokenness to get to forgiveness and love for the offender? 1. Don’t Think About The Hurt As Much As You Think About Christ. 2. Pray For Those That Hurt You. 3. Extend Grace Even When You Don’t Want To. BONUS: Even on the cross, Jesus prayed that his Father in Heaven would forgive the people who stripped him of his clothes, savagely beat him, and proceeded to execute him. “Father, forgive them,” Jesus said, “They do not know what they’re doing” (Luke 23:24).
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February 27, 2021
What Is Love?
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away”. 1. Love Is Never Rushing Into A Relationship. 2. Love Means Not Getting Jealous. 3. Love Means Limiting Your Expectations. 4. Love Means Keeping Your Relationship Off Social Media. BONUS: Love is about accepting the other person for who they are. Encouraging them to achieve their goals and dreams and respecting each other. Love is being there for each other through the good and the bad. Love isn’t about words, it’s about actions. You can tell someone you love them and then be verbally and physically abusive towards them at the same time.
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February 20, 2021
How To Love Without Limits
God loves all of us unconditionally and most times we don’t deserve it. He also loves us without limitations and I for one am thankful for that. 1. Always Forgive No Matter What. Ephesians 4:32 says "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." 2. Start Making Sacrifices. Romans 12:1 says "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship." 3. Always Let The Holy Spirit Lead You. 1 Cor. 13:4–7 says “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 
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February 13, 2021
What Are You Going To Do With Time You Have Left- Bishop T.D. Jakes
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator talk conversation. Today I wanted to share my notes from Bishop T.D. Jakes motivational speech. Please be sure to listen to the entire video as it will bless you. hhttps://youtu.be/Jo75x1YSulU
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February 11, 2021
How To Love Yourself And Be Happy
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk With Michelle Podcast! I am super excited about todays topic, which by the way starts our season of love series. You see, learning to love yourself is a journey and here is how you are going to get there: 1. Stop Thinking You Have To Be Perfect. 2. Stop Comparing Yourself To Other People. 3. Start A Gratitude Journal. 4. Understand You Can’t Control Everything. 5. Deal With Your Negative Thoughts As Soon As They Show Up. 6. Love The Skin You Are In. BONUS: Remember Who You Are. You are strong, you are an overcomer, you are smart, you are beautiful, you are handsome, you are blessed, you are a winner, you are loved, you are cared for and you are a child of God. Until our next Podcast, take care!
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February 6, 2021
The Shark Mindset- As Told By Walter Bond
Welcome back to another Elevator Talk conversation. I wanted to share my notes from Walter Bond's motivational speech. Please be sure to check out the video: https://youtu.be/Q2FdfT3Qn_U. Here is part two to the video: https://youtu.be/oY4HO5GfNVQ
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February 5, 2021
My Top Ten Rules For Success
Hi and welcome back to another Podcast! I am super excited about todays topic, as I get to share my top ten rules for success.  1. Be diligent about what it is you want out of life. Assignment: What is that you want most out of life? Once you define what that thing is, what is your plan of action for getting what you want? 2. Believe in yourself. Assignment: Think back to a time when someone closest to you stopped believing in you, how did that make you feel? Were you able to keep pushing forward with your goals and dreams? 3. Do your research and then be sure to research some more. Assignment: Make a list of the things you know and the things you need to learn more about. Next to the things, you need to learn more about, write down the resources you will need in order to learn more about that subject. 4. Know what your why is. Assignment: Define what your why is and be very specific about it. 5. Stop asking for permission. Assignment: What was the last thing you asked for permission to do and why did you ask for that permission? 6. Give more than is expected of you. Assignment: Think back to a time when you received more than what you thought you were going to get. How did that make you feel? Then think about someone else feeling the very same way you felt. 7. Set boundaries for yourself. Assignment: What boundaries do you think you need to set for the people in your life? Who in your life is going to have a hard time respecting your boundaries? What is your plan for dealing with that person or those people? 8. Stop living other people’s dreams and start living your own. Assignment: Think back to a time when you were living someone else’s dreams, how did you feel as you lived that dream? If you could do things differently, what would you change? 9. Don’t give up every time things get tough. Assignment: What is the last thing you gave up on? How did it make you feel to be giving up? What would you different in the future? 10. Live without excuses. Assignment: Think back to the last time you made an excuse, why did you make that excuse? Bonus Tip: Keep God first in all you do. I can promise you if you do this, you will go much farther in life.
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January 30, 2021
10 Life-Changing Questions To Ask Yourself Today
Hi and welcome back to another Podcast! Today's topic is all about thinking about your life, where you are and where you are headed. Here are ten questions, that you really need to ask yourself right now: 1. How will your life be different a year from now? 2. What are you grateful for? 3. What nice thing(s) can you do for someone else today? 4. How much do you worry about what other people think? 5. What are you doing to invest in your relationships? 6. What do you do for fun? 7. Are you comfortable in your own skin? 8. Does anxiety put a damper on most of your days? 9. What has or have been your biggest mistake(s)? 10. What will people say about you at your funeral? Please be sure to subscribe and support my Podcast. Your support is greatly appreciated and you do so for as little as $.99 per month. Go out there and be great, because great is calling you and great is calling me.
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January 23, 2021
13 Ways To Get Healthy & Stay Healthy This Year
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk and to an exciting talk on getting started and staying excited with your new health goals. Here are 13 things you can do right now to get started: 1. Eat more whole foods. 2. Cut back on sugary drinks. 3. Get quality sleep. 4. Find a physical activity that you enjoy. 5. Practice self-care. 6. Eating more meals at home. 7. Meditate. 8. Cut back on eating out. 9. Use healthier household products. 10. Cut back on your alcohol intake. 11. Take a vacation. 12. Stop negative body talk. 13. Visit your doctor. Please be sure to subscribe and support my Podcast. Your support is greatly appreciated and you do so for as little as $.99 per month. Now go out there and be great, because great is calling you and great is calling me.
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January 16, 2021
12 Goals to Set For Yourself to Make 2021 Your Best Year Ever
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk conversation. Today's topic is all about goals you can set up now, to ensure a great 2021. 1. Create a Monthly Budget 2. Read More 3. Eliminate Some Of Your Bad Habits 4. Start A Gratitude Journal 5. Cut Out Your Time Online 6. Eat Healthier 7. Exercise 8. Declutter Your Home 9. Drink More Water 10. Work On Getting 8 Hours Of Sleep Every Night 11. Start An Emergency Fund 12. Revisit Your Career Goals Please be sure to subscribe and support my Podcast. Your support is greatly appreciated and you do so for as little as $.99 per month, $4.99 per month or $9.99 per month. Your donation s greatly appreciated. Now go out there and be great, because great is calling you and great is calling me.
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January 8, 2021
Vision
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk Podcast. Today I want to unpack the word Vision Vision Proverbs 29:18: In order for you to achieve your goals in life, you have to have vision, because if not you will accomplish nothing. Where there is no vision the people parish and in order to move forward, you have to have vision. Let’s unpack the word Vision: V= Visualize, you have to be able to see the picture in your mind of what it is you want. When God plants something inside of you, start doing it. God’s desire is to move us forward. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. says do a job so well that nobody in the past, present or future can do it any better. I= Internalize, embrace it and accepted it as your own. Visualize yourself doing the thing you want to do. Instead of saying “you and they”, say “I and me” make it applicable to you. S= Strategize, you have to come up with a plan. Nothing ever just happens without a plan. Most people don’t take the time to come up with step by step plan to accomplish their goal(s). You can always wing it and think it’s going to work out. Moses had to come up with a strategy to lead the people out of Egypt. Joshua had to come up with a strategy to conquer the land. Nehemiah had to have a strategy to rebuild the wall. We “all” need a strategy! You have to have a plan. I= Initiate, Proverbs 12:24 says the hand of the diligent will rule. Take the initiative and do something about it, stop waiting on other people to do things. There is always going to be someone that stands around saying, somebody needs to do this, that, or the other- you do it. Nobody is going to just hand you a job, you have to apply for it. Take the lead, Noah did and built the ark. What vision(s) has God given you? O= Overcome, anything that is worth having, you are going to have to go through some stuff. Anything worth having is going to cost you something. In order to fly, you will have to deal with some turbulence. There will be some bumps and challenges but keep pushing forward. Don’t let your challenges make you quit. The closer you get to the thing(s) that God has for you, the bumper the road gets. Always remember that a setback is a set up for a comeback, so don’t you dare stop now. Keep pushing forward! N= Necessitate, when you have a burden and you are doing what you are doing out of necessity, you need to develop a case of the “I can’t help but do this.” What is the necessity that God has placed on your heart? What is that thing that you do, because it’s in you to do it?
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January 2, 2021
How To Set Goals For 2021
Hi and welcome back to another Elevator Talk. Todays topic is all about setting your goals for 2021.  1. Be Specific. What do you want to achieve? You need to specific (dot every “I” and cross every “t”). You may want to ask yourself why you want to achieve the specific goals you are writing down. 2. Make Your Goals Measurable. If they aren’t measurable, then how will you know you have achieved them? Also, its best to break them down into small sections so you don’t get overwhelmed. You need to know how long it will take to achieve each goal (a day, a month, a week or a year). 3. Set Deadlines For Your Goals. Otherwise you will drag that goal out for ever and a day. 4. Make Sure Your Goals Are What You Want To Do. If your goal isn’t something you want, then you wont stick with it. PERIOD! You have no skin in the game, because you aren’t doing what you are doing for you. You are doing it to please someone else. 5. Put Your Goals On Paper. If you have been around me any length of time, then you know I am a big believer of writing down your goals. That’s why I created my vision book and not a vision board, eve thought I think they are great. Writing down your goal, allows you to write out the steps you need to take in order to reach your goal. You need to have each step figured out in order to get the result you are looking for. 6. You should have goals in the following areas: Fitness goals (getting healthy), family goals (vacations, etc.), spiritual goals (becoming more active in your church, starting a devotional plan, attending bible study, etc.), career goals (what’s your next step), education goals (going back to school, etc.) and financial goals (getting out of debt, building up your savings, etc.).
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December 27, 2020
Day 12: Twas The Night Before Christmas
Hi and welcome back to day 12 of my 12 Day Of Christmas series. Thank you so much for listening to this series and I hope you enjoy the reading of one of my favorite Christmas stories. I want you all to a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your day to the fullest, as you remember the reason for the season. One of the oldest and most popular Christmas poems ever, commonly referred to as “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” was written in the early 19th century. Though its author is disputed, with the poem being attributed to both Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston Jr. over the years, it was definitely first published on Dec. 23, 1823 in the Troy Sentinel newspaper in upstate New York. It is also referred to as “A Visit From St. Nicholas” or “The Night Before Christmas.” Here are the original lyrics to the poem: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all threw’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below; When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name: “Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen, “On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Donder and Blixen; “To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! “Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!” As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky; So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of Toys - and St. Nicholas too: And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof, The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.  As I drew in my head, and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound: He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot; A bundle of toys was flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack: His eyes - how they twinkled! his dimples how merry, His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry; His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face, and a little round belly. That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly: He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself; A wink of his eye and a twist of his head Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle: But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight- Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
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December 24, 2020
Day 11: Christmas Dinner Conversation Starters
1. What Is Your Favorite Thing About The Person Sitting Next To You? 2. Share A Christmas Shopping Fail. 3. What 3 Words Would You Use To Describe Your Family? 4. What Is The Nicest Thing The Person Sitting Across From You Has Done? 5. If You Could Only Celebrate Christmas With One Person, Who Would It Be And Why? 6. Who Is The Funniest Person Sitting At The Table And Why? 7. If You Could Only Eat One Dish From This Table For The Rest Of The Year, What Would It Be? 8. What’s On Your Christmas Wish List? 9. If Money Were Not An Issue Where Would You Want The Next Family Reunion To Be? 10. Describe Your Life 1 Year From Now. 11. What Is Your All-Time Favorite Toy? 12. What Would You Do If You And The Whole Family Were Snowed In For An Entire Month? 13. What Is The Hardest Thing About Being (fill in your age) Years Old? 14. If You Had The Attention Of The World For 30 Seconds, What Would You Say? 15. If You Were Given $5000 To Help Other People, How Would You Spend It? 16. It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without (fill in the blank). 17. What Is The Funniest Thing Your Parent/Kid Has Ever Done? 18. If You Could Give One Present To The Whole World, What Would It Be And Why?
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December 23, 2020
Day 10: Easy Christmas Cocktails
Hi and welcome back to day 10 of my 12 Days Of Christmas series. Today I am sharing some easy Christmas cocktail recopies, that you can try at home. 1. Tropical Bourbon Punch- This citrus-y bourbon drink is extra merry and bright, and it can be made in a large batch to serve all of your family or friends. 2. Cider Hot Toddy- A hot toddy is a perfect drink to warm you up all winter, and this one adds a splash of cider to bring out even more cozy autumnal flavors. 3. Elisa's Champagne Cocktail- This champagne-based drink is the perfect way to add a bit of sweet bubbly to your holiday festivities. 4. Pomegranate Royal- Sip on this bubbly cocktail that uses pomegranate seeds to add some texture to it. 5. Guilt-Free Margaritas- Although a summer-y drink, these guilt-free margaritas, which only have 80 calories, will help you feel a little less guilty about indulging during the holiday season. 6. Orange-Cranberry Mimosa- Sip on this bubbly drink Christmas morning or at holiday brunch. 7. Slow-Cooker Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate- It doesn't get any more festive than hot chocolate and peppermint. Combine the two and add crème de menthe or vodka for this comforting drink. 8. Christmas Cosmopolitan- Turn the classic Cosmo into a holiday treat with a little pomegranate juice. 9. Peppermintinis- Spice up this peppermint martini by lining the glass with little crushed up candy cane bits. Peppermintastic! 10. White Russian- White Russians are good anytime of year, but the softness of the cream mixed with Kahlua makes them the perfect combination of heavy and soft to be a tried and true holiday drink. 11. Cranberry Mimosas- Garnish these mimosas with a sprig of rosemary and some fresh cranberries to be extra festive. 12. Boozy Butterbeer Punch- Happy Christmas, Harry! Try this Harry Potter-inspired Christmas drink that'll transport you to holiday festivities in the grand hall at Hogwarts. 13. Caramel Snickerdoodle Martini- Snickerdoodle cookies are a favorite in the Christmas cookie lineup. Get all the spicy, delicious snickerdoodle flavors in this cookie-inspired cocktail. 14. Grapefruit and Rosemary Mimosa- An interesting take on the classic mimosa that subs out orange juice with grapefruit juice. Add a spring of rosemary for garnish! 15. White Christmas Margaritas- It's always a white Christmas with these festive margs, made with coconut milk, silver tequila, and lime juice. 16. Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate- A splash of bourbon in this adult-only hot chocolate is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day. 17. Mulled Wine- This mulled wine will warm you right up on a cold winter's day. With apple cider, brown sugar, orange and cinnamon sticks, this will be a go-to for cold seasons to come.
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December 22, 2020
Day 9: How To Stay Fit During The Holiday
Hi and welcome back to day 9, of my 12 Days Of Christmas series. Todays topic is all about staying it during the holiday season. 1. Make Staying Fit A Priority. Registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics Lindsey Pine suggests signing up for seasonal activities. She recommends signing up for fun runs, half marathons or obstacle course races. This is a great way to stay fit and do it with friends, family members and random strangers (just remember to socially distance yourself and wear a mask). 2. Take a Brisk Walk (or Jog). You can take a walk or jog before you eat that big meal and/or after that big meal. It doesn’t have to be a long walk or jog, you can do a brisk 10 min run/walk or you can do an hour run/walk. Because of COVID, I am not going to the gym right now, I am riding my spinning bike and sometimes I am lazy but I want to get my cardio in, so I do the 20 minute intense ride. 3. Workout Inside. If the weather isn’t perfect (i.e. to cold, to hot (depending on where you live) you can do your pushups, sit-ups, body weight squats, ab crunches, get some dumbbells (5lb, 8lb, 10lb, 15lb and 20lbs) Use these exercises to create a circuit. Example: I can ride my bike for 5mins, do 20 push-ups, 20 sit-ups, 20 ab crunches, 20 body weight squats, 10 bicep curls, 10 tricep extensions, rest and then repeat. 4. Drink Plenty Of Water. I know it’s the holiday season and many of you will be getting your drink on. But please make sure you are drinking responsibly and get in plenty of water. You have to drink your water, even though it’s the holiday season. Yes, you can substitute one or two of those cups of water w/your favorite tea (Earl Gray, Peppermint, lemon ginger, etc.) 5. Reward Yourself. Create a reward for sticking to your workout plan. You can treat yourself to a new purse, a piece of jewelry, getting your hair done, get your nails done, purchase a new pair of shoes and the list can go on and on. Now for every day you miss working out, you can pay a fine (you decide the dollar amount) and put it in a jar and save it for later. I would like to know how you all are choosing to stay healthy during the holiday season! Never use the holidays as an excuse for falling off the healthy eating and exercising wagon.
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December 21, 2020
Day 8- Holiday Bucket List Ideas
Hi and welcome back to Day 8 of my 12 Days Of Christmas series. Today I am giving you come really great ideas to put on your holiday buck list. The best way to create an unforgettable Christmas is with a plan. Even if it’s a flexible one. So, don’t let this time slip by! This year is going to look different for many people, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t safely enjoy yourself. Those happy memories are waiting for you. Now, let’s jump into our list of ideas! 1. Take a family Christmas photo and have it framed. 2. Write a letter to Santa. 3. Make treats for neighbors. 4. Decorate the Christmas tree as a family. 5. Kiss your special someone under the mistletoe. 6. Schedule a Christmas tree campout. 7. Do a random act of kindness.  · Donate food to a food bank. · Pay for the persons meal behind you at your favorite drive-thru restaurant or coffee shop. · Leave candy canes on your neighbor’s doorstep. 8. Have a family game night. 9. Put on matching pajamas and watch Holiday movies together. 10. Make special Christmas cards for the extra special people in your life. 11. Put together a gingerbread house. 12. Work on a Christmas puzzle. 13. Wrap Christmas gifts together. 14. Read Christmas books to your children or read your favorite Christmas story. (My favorite book is the Polar Express). 15. Create small Christmas treat bags for residents at a nursing home. 16. Adopt a family in need. 17. Let your kids decorate their rooms with Holiday cheer. 18. Drink hot beverages by the fireplace. You could hot tea, hot chocolate, coffee, etc. 19. Drive around looking at Christmas decorations, it’s free, you can get some really great ideas and it’s a lot of fun. 20. Build a snowman together.  21. Go sledding together. 22. Make homemade eggnog. 23. Bake Christmas cookies. 24. Create or try a new holiday recipe, that will become a holiday tradition. 25. Donate gently used toys, that your kids are no longer playing with. 26. Attend a tree lighting ceremony (making sure to wear your mask and socially distance yourself. 27. Volunteer! 28. Pick out your Christmas tree together as a family. 29. Plan a cozy holiday date for just you and your spouse. You can watch a Holiday movie curled up on the couch or in bed, have a quiet dinner or have a cocktail. 30. Make a special holiday wreath to keep or giveaway. 31. Take a holiday winter walk. Please be sure to dress warm. 32. Make DIY gift(s) from your heart. 33. Reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. 34. Take a Christmas break (from work, social media, household chores, etc.) 35. Pay to have your house professionally cleaned. BONUS: Stay healthy. Make sure you exercise and eat somewhat healthy.
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December 21, 2020
Day 7: Holiday Starbucks Drinks
Hi and welcome back to Day 7 of my 12 Days Of Christmas Holiday series. Today I will be talking about some great holiday drinks at Starbucks this year. 1. Caramel Brulée Latte- Steamed milk with an espresso, flavored with a caramel Brulée sauce and topped with whipped cream and caramel Brulée topping. 2. Chestnut Praline Latte- A seasonal chestnut infused chocolate flavour in espresso with steamed milk, topped with whipped cream. 3. Fudge Hot Chocolate- A deliciously creamy, chocolaty blend, topped with whipped cream and golden white chocolate curls. (Not Available In The US) 4. Eggnog Latte- The Starbucks Christmas classic. Real eggnog, mixed with a bit of milk, espresso, and topped with nutmeg on top. 5. Gingerbread Latte-Another Christmas classic, a fresh latte with a couple of shots of gingerbread syrup, topped with whipped cream and nutmeg. 6. Honey And Almond Hot Chocolate- Mocha and almond syrup blended with steamed milk, topped with chocolate, whipped cream and finished with swirls of mocha and honey drizzles. (Not Available In The US) 7. Peppermint Mocha- A classic mocha with peppermint syrup, topped with whipped cream and some festive red sprinkles. 8. Toffee Nut Latte- A freshly steamed latte with toffee nut syrup and crunchy toffee sprinkles. (Not Available In The US)
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December 19, 2020
Day 6: New Holiday Traditions You Can Start This Year
Hi and welcome back to Day 6 of my 12 Days Of Christmas series. Todays topic is all about holiday traditions you can start this year. The holidays are going to look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the season with lots of love, joy and togetherness (even if some of it happens via Zoom). From Christmas tree campouts to virtual snowmen building competitions, here are some ideas for new holiday traditions that will make this festive season the best one yet. 1. Throw A Holiday Movie Marathon. Pick a day and watch nothing but holiday movies with your family, friends or by yourself. I promise you will love it. 2. Do A Mug Swap. Pretty much everybody owns a mug (for me, I own several). So why not swap some of yours with some of your friends and they can do the same. 3. Drive Through Your Neighborhood And Checkout The Beautiful Holiday Lights. I remember my Mom and Dad, taking my Brother, Sister and myself drive to see the holiday lights and it was always so much fun. This is both festive and you can socially distance yourself from other people. 4. Have A Hot Chocolate And S’Mores Night. You can use store bought hot chocolate or you can make your own. Plus if you don’t have a fireplace, you can order an indoor s’mores maker. 5. Have A Christmas Tree Campout. Bring your sleeping bags into the living room so that you can snuggle by the tree and admire your hard work, all night. Wait, don’t forget the hot cocoa and/or Eggnog. 6. Pound Cake Decorating Contest. Instead of decorating gingerbread cookies and houses this year, you can buy a store bought Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake (we are working smarter and not harder). Pull together your favorite toppings (whipped cream, fruit, candy, nuts, etc.) in separate bowls. Each person gets a slice of pound cake and let the decorating begin. Every is a winner, because you get to eat your own creation. 7. Write A Holiday Letter. Every member of your family can write one thing they are grateful for this year and after everyone has written down what they are grateful for, make sure everyone signs the card. This is perfect to send to other family members, instead of sending text messages or emails. 8. Donate Clothes & Food To Those In Need. Start this year and making it an annual tradition to help those who are less fortunate. It can be through your Church or local shelter. Make it an annual winter tradition to help those less fortunate. We all have gently used clothes, coats and scarfs and hats, that we can give away. You can always donate non-perishable can goods to soup kitchens or donate money. They are hosting a toy drive, seek out the nearest food bank and figure out what nonperishables they need or donate money, every little bit helps.
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December 18, 2020
Day 5- 9 Tips for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping
Hi and welcome back to Day 5 of my 12 Days Of Christmas Series. Todays topic is all about last minute Christmas shopping ideas. So you promised yourself, you wouldn’t wait until the last minute to do your shopping and here  you are. It’s the 11th hour and you haven’t started your holiday shopping. You have a shopping list a Country Mile long and you don’t know where to start.  Well here are some things you can do: 1. Try Shopping During Non-Peak Hours. “Non-peak hours” is retail-speak for “really early or really late.” Basically, don’t go at times when everyone else is going. That way, you won’t have to deal with long lines, and you can hit more stores. It’s really that simple. Since stores restock overnight, you are more than likely to find stuff on your list 2. Gove Subscriptions. For the serious TV and movie watchers on your list, you should get them a gift that keeps on giving such as: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, or Sling Orange. You might want to give a subscription to the book lovers on your list as well and you can use one of these: Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, Playster, and Oyster. You may also want to try: Audible, SimplyAudioBooks, and OverDrive. 3. Gift Cards. Now I know that a gift card usually says the person didn’t have time to shop for you, but they didn’t want to show up empty handed. It is ago a great gift to give to that person who is hard to shop for. It allows them to buy what they really want and not what you want them to have. The good thing about it is, you can get gift cards pretty much everywhere. 4. Find Discounts. One of the big problems with last-minute shopping is that you can end up getting stuck with high prices. Well now you can compare prices between different stores and find promo codes. Here are some websites you may want to check out: PriceGrabber.com, Google Shopping, Shopping.net, Nextag.com, or Shopzilla. If you are looking for promo codes, you want to check out these sites: DealNews.com, SlickDeals.com, RetailMeNot.com, BradsDeals.com, or CouponSherpa.com. 5. Use Amazon Prime. If you already have Amazon Prime, great! You should be able to order your items and have them show up on time, but you might be also able to get same day shipping or overnight shipping. This is going to depend on where you live.
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December 17, 2020
Day 4- Great Christmas Movies On Netflix That You Must Watch
Hi and welcome back to day 4 of my 12 Days Of Christmas series. Today I am going to be sharing some great Holiday movies that are a much watch. Netflix is making a lot of original content, and its lineup of original Christmas movies for 2020 for kids, families, and adults is sure to be even bigger than last year’s, which was large enough to give Hallmark a run for its money. Netflix has just started releasing its new Christmas movies for 2020. 1. Holidate 2. Klaus  3. The Knight Before Christmas 4. Holiday Rush 5. Holiday in the Wild 6. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch 7. Operation Christmas Drop 8. Jingle Jangle 9. The Princess Switch 10. Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square 11. The Christmas Chronicles 12. The Christmas Chronicles 2 13. A Christmas Prince 14. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding 15. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby 16. How the Grinch Stole Christmas 17. The Holiday Calendar 18. Christmas Inheritance 19. Christmas Wedding Planner 20. Christmas With A View 21. This Christmas 22. Christmas In The Smokies 23. White Christmas
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December 16, 2020
Day 3- The Top 7 Gifts Everyone On Your List Can Use
Hi and welcome back to my 12 Days Of Christmas series and today is Day 3 and I will be talking about the top 7 gifts everyone on your list can use. 1. Roku Streaming Stick+- The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best affordable streaming device and it will allow you to binge-watch your favorite shows on your TV instead of your computer screen. It’s fast and offers full 4K and HDR for the ultimate binge watching experience. 2. Disney+ Subscription- With new movie and TV show offerings like Hamilton and the live-action Mulan, there's always a reason to want Disney+. Plus, with access to pretty much every Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel movie, it will surely bring a smile to everyone’s face. You can give a one-year subscription ($69) and Disney+ will email instructions on how to redeem it to your loved one on the day you choose. 3. Apple AirPods Pro- They have better sound, great noise-cancellation, and are finally water-resistant. What more could you ask for or? 4. MasterClass Subscription- For the person on your list who seems to have everything, they might love to learn a new skill this year. The perfect thing for that is a MasterClass. It offers virtual classes from famous celebrities on pretty much every topic, like cooking with Gordon Ramsay, basketball with Steph Curry, or acting with Natalie Portman. All of the classes are inspiring, interesting, and, most importantly, they are self-paced, so you can do your class(es) whenever you have free time. 5. Kindle Paperwhite- Even if you normally prefer an actual book, you will still love an e-reader to easily access books no matter where you are. The Kindle Paperwhite gives you an unlimited library at your fingertips and its waterproof, so you can read in the bathtub without fear of damaging your device. 6. Fitbit Charge 4- Fitness trackers are not slowing down in popularity and Fitbit just updated it's popular Charge 3 and made it even better with a brighter screen and GPS-capabilities. It would make a great gift for pretty much anybody, who is looking to get up and get moving or who needs a little extra motivation and is obsessed with hitting new fitness goals. 7. Ninja Fit Personal Blender- Everybody can benefit from a personal blender in their life. They're great for single-serving smoothies or small batches of sauces and salsa and are small enough to store in even the most cramped kitchens. The Ninja Fit comes with very tight travel lids, which means easy on-the-go smoothie drinking for the person you are giving it to.
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December 15, 2020
Day 2- Dealing With Holiday Depression
Hi and welcome to day 2 of my 12 Days Of Christmas Series. Todays topic is going to be about dealing with holiday depression. The stress of the holidays can bring about sadness and depression for many people. This time of year is especially difficult for people who have lost loved ones and because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is an expectation for everyone to be merry and giving and many people just don’t have it in them. Here are some things that contribute to stress and make the holidays difficult: 1. Finances 2. Stress 3. Loneliness 4. Grief 5. Newley Divorced 6. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
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December 14, 2020
Day 1- How To Budget For Christmas
If you aren't careful, you will overspend this holiday season. Here are some tips on how to stay within your budget. 1. Create A Holiday Gift Budget 2. Look For Discounts 3. Look For Less Expensive Gift Giving Options 4. Do A Gift Exchange 5. Have A Zoom Family Get Together 6. Pay With Cash BONUS: Stick to your list: If it’s not on your list, then don’t pick it up! It doesn’t matter how much of a discount you are offered or how bad you really want it; it wasn’t on your list so leave it be. I know it’s easier said then done, but I promise you will thank yourself later.
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December 14, 2020
6 Things to know about the movie Jingle Jangle.
This movie is an amazing holiday movie that’s full of upbeat music, dancing and a great cast of characters. This movie is perfect for watching by yourself and or with your family. If you haven’t already watched it I would suggest you hurry over to Netflix and watch it today, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
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December 8, 2020
The Benefits Of Praising God In The Midst Of Your Storm
In this podcast I talk about the benefits of praising God in the midst of your storms and I started off by saying that we are praise God for who he is, praise God for what he has done for you in the past, praise God that he works all things together for our good, praise God knowing that he has already worked out your situation and praise God because you should.
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December 6, 2020
How To Be Thankful This Holiday Season
Today’s podcast is all about how to be thankful this holiday season. I think sometimes we get so caught up with what we don’t have and what other people have, that we forget the reason for the season. So today I’m giving you five things to think about, as you begin to be thankful this holiday season.
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November 28, 2020
How To Deal With Toxic Family Members During The Happiest Time Of The Year
In this episode I will be giving you seven tips and a bonus on how to deal with toxic family members, during the happiest time of the year. Most households, not all have one or two family members that love to keep mess going and so this episode is going to teach you how to deal with those people, so you and everyone else can have a great time.
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November 22, 2020
Staying Safe During The Holiday Season
In this episode, I am sharing some tips on how you, your family and friends can stay safe while enjoy the Holiday season.
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November 12, 2020