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33 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
EP #036 - Motherhood: Embracing Our Roles Right Where We Are
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28 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
EP #035 - Leap of Faith (go all in .... in your Purpose)
When God calls, you answer. Alisha Robertson epitomizes this and has worked to help other women realize the same. She is a wife, mother, author, speaker, podcaster, and faith-infused business owner. Listen in as she shares about her path and why going all in with God in mind is what moved the needle in her business. Why is it so Important to be Intentional and Purposeful? Rather than just waiting for something to stick and striving toward something only to change direction, move toward your passion and your calling. When Alisha was first starting out she went through a time of striving without purpose. People all around her were talking about waking up and getting to do the things they loved which made her realize, she didn’t know what that was for her. What did she do? She stopped ignoring the hints God was placing in her path. Taking a step back and refusing to listen to the world gave her the space to hear God’s plan for her. When she finally listened, she realized that she was supposed to be a writer. It took taking that step back to find her intention and purpose and walk in her calling.Have You Stepped Out in Faith of What He’s Already Given You? One of the things we as human beings tend to do is ask and ask and ask of God, but do we listen. This is the same thing that Alisha was going through. She was unfulfilled and asking for God to give her a sign and as she said, he was pointing flashing lights at her but she wasn’t listening. As you ask for your dreams and desires and your purpose, don’t forget to pray to have your eyes open to see His direction. He has placed so many gifts and treasures at your feet already. What are you doing with them? Give yourself permission to be okay with where God has you and stop comparing your path with others. Don’t try to skip out on your process. What Hesitations Do People Have When Living Purposefully? One of the biggest hesitations is the fear we experience in the unknown. Alisha notes that for women specifically have a hard time taking a step in an unknown direction and not knowing what is on the other side. Usually it’s the fear holding them back. Why do we as women focus only on the bad? When you consider an action, do you ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that can happen?” if so, you’re ignoring the other part. Try asking yourself, “What’s the best thing that can happen?” and see how your mindset shifts. If you know God is calling you in a certain direction, take heart in the knowledge that he won’t let you fall. Your Decisions Don’t Have to be Permanent When you take a leap, remember that each decision you make isn’t set in stone. While backing away and stepping back may be difficult, it’s not impossible. Every move that you make in your life is bringing you experience and knowledge. That experience and knowledge informs who you become. As Alisha states, “you can change your mind.” When she decided to step fully into Living Over Existing and away from coaching, she let her clients know, she was going to take that step, but if it didn’t work, she’d be back. Why? Because she knew that if things didn’t work out as expected, she could always step back into what she had already built. If you’re on the fence, take the leap and know that God will catch you. Even if that means placing you back on the fence rather than helping you to the ground, you will come out of the experience new and stronger.Goal Setting for Women of Faith in Business Take a moment to realize that you can build your business without burning yourself out. Alisha has been called to the number 200 for this year and feels that she is meant to help 200 women. She normally set big goals for herself, but has realized that taking a step back has helped her gain clarity. Remember you don’t have to have it all figured out. Your goals are meant to motivate you, but don’t fret if they aren’t coming. Leave room for God to do His work in your life. I share specifically how you can set goals and create a strategy for prayer and listening when God answers. Just remember that your goals are like guidelines… don’t let them be a tablet written in stone. Give Him room to work. Back your faith up with action. Connect with Alisha: Alisha Robertson is an author and business coach dedicated to helping creative women live their life & create their business on purpose. She’s a self-published author of the Living Over Existing book and the creator behind several physical products created to help online business owners gain clarity, organize and build their brands. Through her work, Alisha empowers women to uncover their voice, ditch fear, gain clarity & begin making money doing what they love. Living Over Existing Living Over Existing Podcast Living Over Existing by Alisha Robertson Listen & Subscribe for on the go encouragement Apple itunes google play Stitcher
12 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
EP #034 - How to Launch a Brand the RIGHT Way -- God’s Way
I have been in business for more than 5 years now and I still get asked about how I started. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite questions because launching your brand the right way involves God and faith-based planning. Stop searching for the world’s way to launch and dig deep into God’s plan for you.
32 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
EP #033 - Comparison Compromises Your Calling
Do you ever find yourself scrolling through social media and seeing how well every else is doing? Does it cause you to second guess your own accomplishments and achievements? Ashley Morgan Jackson and I discuss this prevalent topic and how you can lean into your faith to help protect you against the pitfalls of comparison. Ashley is a Christian communicator, speaker, podcaster, and author.
11 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
EP #032 - Aligning & Owning My Calling
sheilluminates is back for Season 3 and I wanted to take a minute to share some of the breakthroughs I have had about my business, ministry, and calling. In the last year, my business has changed dramatically. In a good way. In a truly blessed way! God has been moving and working and I am so excited to step into His purpose for my life, more fully.
11 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
EP #031 - Walking Boldly Into My NEXT
Welcome back, ladies! This has been an amazing season full of inspiration, deep discussion, and amazing tips for walking more strongly in your faith journey. Today’s episode is short but no less inspiring for the length. I'm sharing a recap of season number two and my recent bold step of faith.
25 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
EP #030 - Overcoming Your Past & Living The Life God Created You For
1 in 3 women is affected by mental health disorders. 1… in… 3… Today’s episode is touching on the heavy side as I speak with Tamisa Hunter, founder of Women Like Us Inc about mental health awareness. We talk about our own struggles, how God met us in those struggles, and how community inspires healing. You won’t want to miss this episode!
29 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
EP #029 - Living a Vibrant Life with Jesus
Do you feel like you are just going through the motions in life and your faith? Today I want to empower you in the knowledge that God meant for us to live vibrant and abundant lives. My guest today is Sarah Martin, author of Just RISE UP!: A Call To Make Jesus Famous. Lean in as we talk about the daily grind and how we can keep Jesus at the forefront of our minds.
33 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
EP #028 - The “In-Between” Girl (hesitant about trusting God fully)
Today I wanted to talk to the women who feel like they are in between. To dig into this topic, I have Katrina McCain author of Beyond Being Good: Seeking Christ’s Perfection for Our Imperfection, with me. We discuss what it means to be “in-between” in our faith and what we can do to move closer to Christ. WHAT DOES “IN-BETWEEN” MEAN IN FAITH? We start off our conversation discussing the state of being “in-between,” in our faith and who this state applies to. Katrina starts off our conversation by clarifying who this state applies to. A woman who feels that she is in between is a woman who is a believer, but the world’s offerings distract her.
34 minutes | May 19, 2019
EP #027 - Starting Right Where You Are
Are you starting with what you have and with where you are? In this episode, Loraine Martinez-Bellamy and I discuss what it means to show up and manage what God has already put on your plate. Loraine is a lawyer and a life and business coach who helps women get clear on their passion projects and step into their calling. Rather than waiting until a woman has reached a point in their life that they want to dismantle everything, she works with them to step into their purpose little by little.
31 minutes | May 13, 2019
EP #026 - Discipline, Commitment, & Consistency: Leaning into the Work!
In this episode, Lashawn Gee and I talk about discipline, commitment, and consistency. Lashawn is a mindset coach and strategist who teaches women how to get and stay disciplined. She is currently a PE coach, health teacher, mindset coach, and entrepreneur and without her faith and her discipline, she would not be able to handle all of the tasks on her plate. Ready to learn how she does it?
31 minutes | May 5, 2019
EP #025 - Prayer: Being Still To Hear From God
Destiny Thomas, the Prayerpist ™ , and I discuss how being still and taking the time to listen to what God is telling us, makes it so much easier to hear Him. When you pray you allow God the space to move in your life, but so often we don’t take the time to slow down and listen. Destiny and I discuss how slowing down gives you the time to hear Him and mostly eliminates the feeling of abandonment we feel when we can’t hear Him.
28 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
EP #024 - Everything for God's Glory
Join Alayna Kemery and I as we discuss viewing our work and activities through the lens of God’s glory and His plan. Through failure, success, and everything in between the common thread is acting in God’s plan and doing everything for his glory. Alayna has a reputation for doing a lot of things all at once, but she only continues in her passions if it is for Him. Faith is not your secondary focus but instead the primary purpose.
34 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
EP #023 - Finding Clarity Around Your Purpose
On today’s episode, Nafeesah Leverett and I discuss how digging into scripture and leaning on God has helped her to clarify the purpose God has for her life. Nafeesah built her business, Build Her Up, after experiencing the devastating effects of depression and seriously considering taking her own life. Her friends and family intervened, and it was then that she realized God had a greater plan for her life.
29 minutes | Apr 14, 2019
EP #022 - Owning the Evolution of the Woman Within
Jessica Lauren and I discuss how God has moved in our lives through failure to self-realization and how we are working to own the evolution of the woman within our hearts. We discuss how important it is to disconnect and take moments to just sit in our faith and trust in our journey with His purpose. While there is a time to hustle there is also a time to press pause and listen to what He has to say and where He wants us to go in our lives and in our faith journeys.
23 minutes | Dec 24, 2018
EP #021 - Lessons Learned From 2018 And Launching A Podcast
Chamel closes out season one of the podcast sharing some encouraging lessons she has learned from stepping out in faith to launch a podcast to empower women in their faith journeys. She also shares how 2018 has made a big impact on her life and opened her up to committing to self-discovery and reveals valuable nuggets to help you prepare for the next step on your journey and new year.
35 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
EP #020 - Starting Over with God
Have you been consumed with life and left God behind the scene? Today’s guest, Kaisha Huguley, shares her challenges of focusing on God while embracing a long distance marriage as she pursues an acting career and running a business. Kaisha story encourages us to let go of the guilt that comes with feeling disconnected from God, but focus on accepting that our relationship with God my look different along the way. Be encouraged that God is always there with welcoming hands and savor the change and growth in drawing closer to God.
33 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
EP #019 - Embracing Transitions & Learning To Let Go
Listen along as Chamel chats with Nora Conrad about learning to let go and embracing transitions in life as she prepares for motherhood while being a wife, working full-time, and entrepreneur. Both ladies share their hearts about trusting God to navigate life’s journey and making time to remove the distractions as God calls you to surrender and welcome His guidance.
41 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
EP #018 - Created For This
Chamel shares a review of the Created for This devotional by Danielle Roberts which is a great resource for women and how they can fully walk in their purpose from a Biblical perspective. Chamel and Danielle share insights and lessons from the Proverbs 31 woman. Through the devotional, Created for This, you will be encourage to make time for self-discovery and intercession with God and how you can cultivate your gifts, talents, and skills to walk in your calling.
33 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
EP #017 - Finding Support - Working with a Faith Mentor
Chamel chats with Emerald Lavender of Pineapple Pen to discuss how women need to find support in a faith mentor or a person they can trust to journey through difficulties in business and in their home life. They talk about acknowledging the season of life they’re in, how to identify emotionally tough areas of life, and how taking action is absolutely needed. Listen in!
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