One Thing Today

Reinvent the Wheel for Your Life

If we do not have a daily mantra that we undergird with the Word of God, our old man and the negative things that have crippled us will always resurrect themselves.

Each day presents us with an opportunity to reinvent the wheel of our lives. See, the past has already played its part in our development. The past has already left its battle scars and its trophies of success. Today is the day to look at today and say,…

I choose to live TODAY with new hope, new love, new peace, new joy, new fearlessness, new strength, and a whole new mindset because TODAY I am a new creature in Christ Jesus. TODAY is a great day to embrace all that is of God in me!

I believe what God has written about me (and you), and I will never let anything or anyone rob me of this truth (and neither should you):

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

See, our yesterdays delivered whatever sorrow was to come our way, but God wants us to remember what he is capable of doing with our weaknesses on each day of our life. So, this is what he told the Apostle Paul and had recorded for our benefit:

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Live long enough, and realize your ways don’t always work out for your good. Yet, we have every new day as an opportunity to walk in the newness of the life given us in Christ Jesus. I often think about how disappointed many Christians will be when they see all the victories God had lined up for them, but they choose to accept defeat. Defeat is our reward for relying on our old man.

Every new year brings about a host of new resolutions, but every day is where you build the road map that creates the stepping stones to take you where God wants to lead you. And it starts with TODAY. Just one thing to reinvent the wheel of your life:

One positive thought

One hope builder

One thing in Christ that edifies

One thing that glorifies God

One thing that brings you righteous joy

One word that empowers another

One truth that reminds someone of God’s redemptive gift of Salvation

One thingTODAY – can reinvent the wheel of your life – in the present and future!

Wanda J. Murry is the author of two books: a daily devotional titled My Soul Cries… Holy, Holy, Holy (2011), and a book of poetry Emotionally Charged: A Poetic Journey in the Issues of Life (2016), both available on Amazon. She is currently revamping My Soul Cries for republication this year. In addition, stay tuned for 2 new books in 2022: My Soul Cries… Glory, Glory, Glory, and All I Want For Christmas.

Why Sales & Marketing Professionals?

By Guest Writer Amy Collette @bizwell.org

Growth, expansion, increased revenue, and improved profits are just some of the words that sound like music to an entrepreneur’s ears when envisioning the future of their business. However, achieving these objectives is often easier said than done. And, this is even more true if you don’t have the right sales and marketing professionals on standby to help you grow your business even further. This is where outsourcing comes into play. Moreover, Speak True Life invites you to delve even further into why outsourcing the right sales and marketing professionals works and makes a lot of sense when looking to grow your business quickly. 

Sales or marketing? 

While sales and marketing may sound quite similar to each other, each function has a distinct role to play within a business. Interestingly enough, these two job functions play off the strengths of the other to ensure that firstly, the company is marketed correctly and secondly, that you have the right people with the right skill set to drive the sales process further and, in turn, increase the revenue of the business. 

What to look for? 

A bona fide sales or marketing professional should have the necessary skills and knowledge to back up their expertise. But even more than this, they should have the right people skills to connect with potential customers and convince them to buy into your business. Of course, they should possess other soft and hard skills to ensure that they keep pushing for the company’s growth. These qualities are especially crucial in situations or circumstances that might otherwise deter a potential customer from moving further along in the sales funnel. 

What can they bring to the table?

Outsourcing assistance in these key areas has its fair share of advantages compared to hiring full-time professionals. Some of these benefits include:

1. Faster and better results. Outsourcing sales and marketing expertise usually come with tried and tested strategies that have been perfected over time to yield faster and even better results. 

2. Less risk and lesser cost. There is less risk involved when hiring externally as opposed to hiring a full-time employee. Upon selecting a suitably qualified candidate there is an assurance that your expectations will be met, perhaps even exceeded. And hiring a candidate externally is also more cost-effective than hiring a full-time employee. 

3. Accommodate rapid growth and its immediate demands. Outsourced specialists can shift their focus and abilities quickly when a business grows rapidly. This can save a business valuable time and resources when adapting to such changes and keeping up with the pace required to facilitate such growth. 

What if there were other options? 

It may be surprising to know that outsourcing comes in many forms. Whether it’s hiring a freelancer or utilizing technology, there are many ways to achieve your end goal. There is also the option of using consultancy services to help guide you in the right direction, especially when setting up your business and deciding on the best structure to suit your business. 

Not to mention formation services that can help you file an LLC, for example, and advise you about the benefits of forming an LLC which includes more flexibility, much less paperwork to go through, specific tax advantages, and more. They will provide you with the business know how you need to make an informed choice in much the same way a lawyer would, but at a more affordable price. 

A necessity too important to overlook

In conclusion, having the right sales and marketing expertise on your side can be seen as a necessity. Now is the time to get a plan of action in place to succeed and grow. All you require is the proper tools, resources, and the right people to help get you there quicker. 

Amy Collett is creator of Biz Well, a website that helps professionals and entrepreneurs build and strengthen their personal brand.

Appreciate

Every now and then I look in the mirror and Thank God for what I see staring back at me.

Part of it is simply appreciating what God knitted together in my mother’s womb (and I happen to be particularly pleased with my eyes 👀).

The other part, however, is what lies beneath, buried within me. First and foremost, I’m grateful for the presence of the Holy Spirit living there. He has been my faithful, holy ride-or-die, even when I’ve taken him places too shameful to admit. Because of him I have life — eternally and earthly — even though there were times I didn’t feel worthy of life and thought to take my own (how sad that I even thought to end the life I had no power to give).

Lastly, I simply appreciate how no matter how many times I fail, fall, am paralyzed by fears & doubts, and grow weary under the trials that come with life, my God has ALWAYS PULLED ME from the pit, cleaned me up, and whispered to my spirit — “It’s okay—I GOT YOU, My Child, ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!”

If you can relate, post a picture of yourself, give a shout out to your fav facial feature, and one thing you are especially appreciative of in your life!

The Void

8 There is one alone,…9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 

Sometimes we feel a void in our heart that overshadows our peace and contentment with life. It often manifests itself as loneliness. We attempt to fill the void with work, food, or pleasure, but somehow, they never seem to be enough to fill the void. The reason for this is: that void is specifically reserved to be filled by God alone.

God wants a relationship with You! He wants to be your God, your Heavenly Father, your Savior, and your Comforter. He doesn’t just want to give you access to His provisions and resources but he wants to be the ONLY SOURCE for everything you need and desire.

You weren’t designed to maneuver the hills and valleys on the road of life alone. Let God be both your navigator and partner on the journey of life.

PRAYER: LORD I’m tired of feeling lonely and I want you to fill this void that you reserved for your Holy Spirit. I never want to feel lonely again. You are worth seeking after like precious gems and great treasure. I will seek You daily when I wake and when I go to bed. Be my center and be the prominent person who occupies my thoughts. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Fellas Beware – She May Not Care

Dear Brethren,

If the woman by your side doesn’t allow you to be open about the above things and spends more time trying to belittle you or attack your manhood, then you don’t have a woman by your side.

Know the difference between a woman who views her needs more important than yours. More than likely you’ll find this type to be less than a partner and more of a task.

This is not a woman bashing post. My brothers and sons need to know there is a difference between having just a female in their arms or beds versus having a woman whose character proclaims her virtue as wife material.

Don’t Forget God’s Love Language

Our spiritual garden needs cultivating year-round

I really like this prayer and grabbed it from one of my daughters, Meka Mitchem. It speaks to how God’s children should WANT TO RELATE TO OTHERS.

It takes godly wisdom to come to the understanding that God designed us to be unique in our makeup so that when those who are His came together, they would be the example of what unity looks like for the unbelieving, and then be the draw that introduces them to Christ.

Some of us have a lot of work to do, but every little step taken towards following Jesus’ example helps shine His Light out into the darkness of this world.

May we learn the love language of the “One Another’s” – 1 John 3:11-4:12

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:11 – 4:12

Do You Care to Communicate?

Go into any business (government, private) and you will be met by someone who lacks communication skills. Unfortunately, it seems like people are more interested in hearing themselves sound off about something than they are about creating a bridge that connects our humanity.

In fact, many of us might be surprised to learn that the reason doors were closed to a business opportunity or a personal relationship had more to do with our lack of communication skills than with what we had to offer. Even now, there may be people close to us who feel we could definitely use some improvement in this area (spoken & unspoken).

Sound relationships require us to develop good communication skills. No one wants to waste their Words on deaf ears, and no one wants to share information (especially on matters of the heart) with someone who refuses to, at the least, empathize or sympathize with them.

And it’s not just WHAT YOU SAY, but HOW YOU SAY IT — with your lips, your facial expressions, and your body language!

Sound communication has 2 skill requirements — that you develop (1) good listening skills and (2) good speaking skills (which includes repeating what you heard the person say). The measuring tool is how well you do both.

  • Are any of your relationships suffering because of poor communication skills?
  • With whom do you have a strong relationship and how does your communication style boost the relationship?
  • Do you communicate from a place of hurt (woe is me), or a place of demand (you better acknowledge me), or desire to be known (what your character/principles are based on)?
  • Are there any areas in your life where better communication skills can benefit or elevate you or another?

It’s a win-win when we learn how to Speak and Listen well to others. But, it’s personally enriching when we learn how to speak and listen well to ourselves ♥️🦋♥️ so we can communicate our care towards ourselves and others.

Help Meets Know the Truth🙏

God created the woman with a capacity to give so much to help her husbandmen (Jesus, your marital husband, and your boss/work authority) and ENCOURAGEMENT goes a long way! Plus, it costs you very little to utter a few words that let him know you are one of his biggest supporters.

Men were made to lead, be strong, and be of good courage, but sometimes … they will find themselves struggling to lead, feel weak, and be discouraged by all the weights placed on their shoulders. They are no different from us when it comes to managing responsibilities and life in general.

Today is a good day to Encourage a man in your life with the Word of God.

Remind him of his God-ordained role (to govern and direct without a dictatorship mentality) and encourage him to invite God into every situation; and ask God to shine His Glorious Light into their day and provide guidance along the way!

#EncourageHim

#Pray4Him

#LetHimLead

#HelpMeetsKnowTheTruth