Co-Authored Womens Book Bruised But Not Broken
Hello All! I’ve just come back from a great women’s conference in Kentucky where I was fortunate to meet spiritually grounded women doing some amazing things. The conference served two purposes for me: it involved a book signing platform for my latest authored release Bruised But Not Broken as well as a two day women’s youth empowerment conference. My two days in Louisville were filled with inspiration and fun, all while being alongside women who were sincere in sharing knowledge and guidance with each other. PWN members also had an opportunity to socialize and mingle with each other while on a beautiful Mississippi River style steamboat with great music, food, and lots of fun. It allowed all the women who attended the conference to personally get to know one another.
“It was at the conference that I was able to establish some lasting relationships with other PWN members. Its been so great and it all started earlier this year with an invitation to be part of this unique group of women.“
Three months ago, I joined a professional women’s network called PWN (The Professional Woman Network http://www.prowoman.net) based in Louisville, Kentucky. The international network comprises of independent consultants, authors, and trainers who deliver workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches globally. PWN members include authors, life coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs, educators, youth counselors, as well as spiritual leaders. Lead and founded by Ms. Linda Ellis Eastman, PWN is the platform in which it’s members have been able to release some amazing books with such titles as, Raising African American Boys, The Christian Woman’s Guide for Personal Success, Becoming Your Own Best Friend, and in August of 2010 Bruised But Not Broken. It was refreshing to be around women that acknowledged that God had given them a vision of greatness and that they had wasted no time in constructing it; they all are walking in their paths building the road towards success. Many are bounded in fear preventing them from moving towards their dreams. God has already given the authority to move in the gifts He has empowered us with; we only need to take those first steps. It was an exciting feeling to hear women be not only passionate about their relationship with God, but also share that passion through their businesses.
“Some of the women who attended the conference are fairly new to the world of entrepreneurship; stepping out on their own to launch the vision God gave them.”
Others have acquired more experience through the years of building their businesses; their role in the conference was so essential in sharing tips with the women who attended. Nyda Bittmann-Neville who is president and founder of TNB Consulting Group, a global organization specializing in innovative marketing, communications, and image solutions. Ms. Neville delivered a captivating presentation about powerful leadership skills for youth. Her presentation challenged us to think about how leaders and mentors reach youth. Her presentation encouraged us to be role models and to teach accountability to our young people. Many of the women at the conference, entrepreneurs with experience as well as beginning authors and life coaches, reminded me of some key concepts that I want to share with all women.
Things I’ve learned from this book signing event:
- Remember to stay in your own lane, ladies, and do not worry about what others are doing and achieving. Continue to busy yourself only in the divine calling that is upon you.
- Do not spiritually emerse yourself in the oooohhs and aahhhs of another person’s success and where they have positioned themselves.
- Words are powerful so it is very important to make sure you’re speaking positive words into your life as well as in the lives of others around you.
- Beware of toxic relationships and soul ties with others.
- Learn to use the gift of goodbye. Learn to understand that some things need to be let go of in order for you to move on to better things.