This month, we recommend you getting an inspiring read that will spur you to take action.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-read inspirational, motivational and transformational book, pick up a copy of YES YOU CAN by Elizabeth Lucas-Afolalu.
In her book, Elizabeth says:
“No matter how many challenges one encounters in life, there is always a way out. Every problem in life has a solution buried within it. I share my experience and wisdom, to inspire and cause you to rise up, to love and develop yourself, to do something to change your present situation. As a person of faith, I draw courage and direction from my faith and I hope you will see that clearly as you read through YES YOU CAN. No condition is permanent and no one is perfect. The Book of Life states that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, and so I say to you, Yes You Can!!!”
Here are 5 random ‘YOU-CAN-Tips’ from the book, YES YOU CAN:
1. YOU CAN TURN FEAR INTO OPPORTUNITIES AND BE EMPOWERED.
You can find opportunities in your adversity if you seek.
Les Brown said “Fear will only hold you down and limit you.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears”.
They say 80% of what you are afraid of never happen - Fear is a potent force that can potentially influence just about anything you do. If you can start to look beyond your fear, you may find that the actual event you’re dreading is not as terrible as think it is. Be inspired to step up and do something, open your eyes and see the opportunities around you. Richard Branson said “if opportunity comes, take it first and figure out how you will carry out the project, it could require more training or more resources to discover.”
2. YOU CAN ADAPT TO CHANGE
Why is Change needed? In order to survive and live. We too have to start the change process. We sometimes need to get rid of the unpleasant old memories, negative habits and our fixed mind set. Now is the set time, this is the time to turn your back to the past, now is the time to open a new chapter, who cares of what people know about your past, your past is not your future and it can never be your future, technology has taken over and that is why we need to learn a new things to adapt to new change, we have to update our knowledge and refresh our memories, we have to have a Flexible Approach to adapt to change, you can still start afresh, you can begin again, it is possible!!!
3. YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR FINANCES
Personal financial management is a subject that is not taught in many schools, but is something that nearly everyone has to deal with in their lives later on. Financial challenges and money problems have destroyed many homes and families; however, it is possible to motivate and teach ourselves to manage our finances to prevent bankruptcy and debt, that can lead to an unhappy and unsatisfied life. A lack of money is not the problem but rather the mismanagement of money is, and it all begins with the individual. Start small, manage well and soon you will see it is possible to manage larger sums of money.
4. YOU CAN FORGIVE YOURSELF AND FORGIVE OTHERS
From my past and present experiences, I have gained strength to know that forgiving someone does not mean it "didn't happen". Forgiveness doesn't necessarily resume trust. However, just do your part toward reconciliation. I know this through my own experience - when we choose to forgive and allow that soothing balm of forgiveness to work within our hearts, it cuts off every place where anger, hurt, bitterness, and fear, self-pity and self-righteousness lurks. We are gradually able to bless those who have hurt us and are even willing to return to the relationship and build again what God intended the first time around. We begin to heal with time, and some of our healing requires our forgiveness of ourselves and then of others.
5. YOU CAN BECOME A VIRTUOUS WOMAN AND ROLE MODEL
I do not underestimate my power as a woman. I will not be reduced to nothing or think I'm worthless. There is more to me than meets the eye. Women are unique, beautiful and precious. They were fearfully and wonderfully created. Women are empowered by God to do many things - they are creative, industrious, caring and loving. Every woman and every girl is a peculiar role model, you just need to accept and recognise your value.
Enjoy the book YES YOU CAN. Be empowered and take steps to transform your own life, because YES YOU CAN.