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Something inside of you has shifted. You have been charging one price for years, but somehow it is no longer honoring the hard work, skill and talent that you give to your clients.

The friends with with whom you have always had so much in common are still talking about the same things, but your mind is 100 miles away.

While they are talking about their dates, shopping and their jobs, you are focused on bettering the areas of your life with which you are not pleased. You no longer want to just talk about it.

You are doing what it takes to walk in the things you desire.

Something has deepened within you. But you cannot put it into words in a way that others may understand.

You have just upleveled, but you may not have had a word for it until now.

Upleveling is the spiritual process of moving to new levels, dimensions and heights of success due to an increase in your capacity for greatness.

When you are moved to a new level, you access more and more of your inner God-given greatness and are able to express and release your greatness into the world with ever-increasing ease.

This all sounds great, right? Yes!

But there is a side to upleveling that people rarely discuss. It is only discussed once you reach a new level and are sitting in the presence of others who have upleveled to that altitude. It is whispered. It is hushed. It is discussed only after glancing over one’s shoulder to see if anyone else is listening.

Uplevel causes upset in your life.

Things change when you uplevel.

Things change when you uplevel. The status quo will no longer do in your life. This can shake up friendships, relationships, the way you perceive things, the value you place on your time and the way you walk through life.
This upleveling can result in only two reactions from people – either they rise with you or they exit your life. This exiting may be temporary or it can be permanently. Either way, they must exit and it is nothing personal, but when you are upleveling, it can feel very personal.

Okay, that a nice way of putting it.

These shifts can actually leave you with a lack of understanding and sometimes feeling like you may be crazy because you shifted and everyone else did not make the shift with you.

It is as if you received a secret code to make everything around you brighter and more powerful, but no one else received the code. They did not get the same memo you received.

I want to help you not feel “crazy” as you are in the midst of an uplevel. There are 6 key areas in which you will see significant shifts in your life when you uplevel. Understanding how they look and feel will help you gain clarity, peace and be able to seamlessly move from one level to the next without sabotaging yourself or feeling isolated.

The six areas impacted the most by upleveling are:
1. Relationships
2. Self-care
3. Capacity for greatness
4. Efficiency and time management
5. Level of discipline
6. Self-value

Your Relationships. When you uplevel, you are no longer the same person you used to be and it shows up in your relationships. Things that you are your friends used to talk about all of the time no longer appeal to you. You may also begin to crave more fulfillment in your marriage or significant relationship. It may also show up in your family if your family shares negative or joking comments about your desire for more. The key is to share how you are feeling so your friends and loved ones can better understand what you are going through.

Your Self-Care. When you are in the process of upleveling, you will begin to notice things about your body and energy level that you simply have not had the “bandwidth” to give your full attention. You may decide to pull back on all you have been doing for others so you have more time, energy and attention for yourself. Definitely listen to your body and give yourself the attention you are desiring. More quiet reading. More balance. More bubble baths. More honoring how you are really feeling and not trying to make everyone happy at the expense of your energy and well-being.

Your Capacity For Greatness. Another thing that inevitably happens when you uplevel is things that you have been trying and trying to get done become easier to complete. Perhaps you have been working on a book for years, but then all of a sudden, you make the decision to complete the book and before you know it, it is completed. This is not something you can make happen. It automatically happens when you rise to your new level.

Your Efficiency and Time Management. A key area that shifts when you move to new heights of success is in relation to your time. Your time becomes much more valuable and you notice different areas of your life in which you have not been operating efficiently. You begin to see that you would rather create a new product that you have been thinking about than watch that TV show you DVR’d and usually run to watch at the end of the day. You may also find yourself saying, “No” to clients who have not been honoring the rates you would like to begin charging for your products and services. Honor this desire and get clear about the value of your time. And definitely take the time to find the right time management system for you at this new level of operation.

Your Level of Discipline. Perhaps one of the most fabulous thing that occurs when you uplevel is that your self-discipline increases. You may have known for years that you wanted to consistently exercise, but before you upleveled, you never seemed to have time. But now, it is no longer negotiable. Being disciplined has become a way of life for you and you begin to shift your levels of self-control in your life. Doing the writing, making healthier choices, keeping your work, making sure you follow-through, making better financial choices, among other things, will seem to easily shift into a new level of focus and discipline.

Your Self-value. With each new level to which you move, you become more and more clear about your beauty, value, grace, loveliness, and inner joy. Your self-adoration and self-love grows exponentially and you begin to literally feel your greatness and move from striving and people-pleasing to simply intentionally express your inner greatness in every area of your life.

I hope that helps you better understand the dynamics of upleveling so you don’t think you are crazy and know that this is part of your process of achievement and success.

If you would like more insight on how to navigate smoothly through an uplevel, you can learn more in my blog, The Art of Upleveling. Here’s to happy upleveling!

What have you observed and discovered as you have moved to new levels and heights of success?

[Ericka D James, The Results Accelerator, is a master trainer and business expansion expert who works with business owners, training them to step into their full power and value to build high-impact businesses. She also oversees ministries that transform the world through the Kingdom Minister’s Association, a training and empowerment organization for ministers called beyond the walls of the church. Learn more about her life’s work at www.ErickaDJames.com and www. IACBW.com.]

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Greetings!

What a great year 2015 was! It was a year of revealing and positioning for me. Great progress was made, but it also seemed like there was something else going on. There were many things in my life and in others that were promised but did not seem to come to pass.

I just had to ask the Lord what happened. He replied to me, “So many of my children were in fear that they did not obey the call and instruction that I gave them [in 2015].”

He then continued, “These things are not denied, but they have been delayed.” Deep!

2015 was the warm-up for what is about to manifest in your life in 2016! It is going to be awesome!!!

I share three ways to make 2016 your best year ever in the video. Fear blocks your belief and therefore your blessings. It is time to launch into 2016 with NO FEAR whatsoever. Enjoy!

Love, Ericka

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My husband’s fifteen-year-old daughter moved in with us from Long Island, New York.

While I am very grateful and excited at the opportunity to pour into her and help her become the woman God created her to be, I realized two things as we sat at the dinner table last night.

The first is that I need more chairs. Somehow over the years, two of the four chairs have disappeared. This is okay when there are two of us, but not okay when God adds more to the mix. This is the easy one.

The second is that greatness needs to be modeled.

Greatness is being notable; remarkable or exceptionally outstanding.

Greatness doesn’t need an introduction, it simply IS. It doesn’t need fanfare, it announces it’s own presence. And people take notice.

When someone recognizes the presence of greatness, there are only two possible reactions. Either they are inspired and rise to a new level, or their inadequacy surfaces and tries to attack or reduce the greatness (or the person operating in greatness) so they feel more comfortable.

Always choose to rise in the presence of greatness.

Someone walking in true greatness seems elusive. Almost impossible.

This is because few people have ever witnessed it without other areas of our lives being deeply off-kilter and out of integrity.

Most people never see true greatness demonstrated. They never witness what true excellence looks like so they remain at their current level and never rise to new standards and ways of operating.

While it is wonderful to talk to someone and share with them what they should do to improve their lives, it is much better to simply model it. Without saying a word, demonstrate what greatness looks like in every area of your life. They will notice. They will rise to the occasion and the standard which you create.

If you look around and don’t see anyone modeling greatness, just become the model.  You do not need someone else’s permission to be great. Don’t wait on anyone else to lead the way. It is who you are.

I realized that the key to truly being an inspiration to the newest addition to our family is not to talk about it. BE it.

It means taking a good, long look at myself and noticing what areas are off and getting them in alignment with who I know God created me to be. I know exactly where to begin.

Here are a few steps to becoming a model of greatness:

1. Choose An Area For Greatness. In what area of your life do you desire to uplevel? Avoid the urge to work on more than three areas at a time. You have a certain bandwidth (your current capacity to get things done) with which God created you and you don’t want to overwhelm your bandwidth. When you overwhelm your current bandwidth you end up not getting anything done.

2. Identify Your Greatness. Before you can model anything, you have to know what it looks like. How it moves. What it feels like. Take some time to discover and get really clear about what greatness looks like for you in the area(s) of your life you are seeking to improve and uplevel.

3. Clarify the Vision. Get a clear image of what it will look and feel like when you are walking in it it. Sit with it. Literally. Take some time first thing in the morning to sit and truly allow yourself to FEEL what having greatness manifest this particular area of your life will feel like.

4. Make the Connection. Once you have chosen, identified and clarified, the next step is to DECIDE. In order to decide, you have to make the internal connection with what it is you want to accomplish. It is not enough to want or hope for something, you must decide that no matter what, you will do whatever it takes to get it done.

5. Take the Steps. Once you have truly made the connection that you are willing to do whatever it takes, then it is time to map out the steps it will take to get it done. Where are you today in this area? Where do you desire to be? What behaviors do you need to uplevel? What steps stand between where you are in this area of your life right now and where you want to be? It is okay if you don’t know all the steps. You have at least one step you can take to move forward. God seldom gives you all the steps. He tends to only give you up to three steps at a time. Have faith and He will provide the step-by-step process to move this area of your life into total alignment with what you truly desire.

6. Have fun! Make it a game. Challenge yourself to do better everyday. No beating yourself up. No looking back. Just keep moving forward and you will arrive at your greatest Self in every area of your life.

When you uplevel every area of your life into greatness, your business can’t help but to reflect greatness. Greatness must express itself. It must manifest. It cannot be hidden. It HAS to shine.

Here’s to expressing your greatness!

Dedicated to Your Success,
Ericka

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Greetings!

Happy New Year! Today is the first day of the New Year of the Jewish calendar, which is critical for all of us. This year has been a year of positioning, order and pivoting so the last three-and-a-half months of your year can be explosive!

This is a time of intense focus and execution. You have moved to new heights in your capacity to carry out the critical activities that will move your business forward.

This is a time of increase and expansion for your business. It is also a time that you cannot afford to carry ANY fear into this New Year.

If you are still dealing with procrastination, holding back or hesitation, get enrolled in the upcoming Freedom From Fear Forever Telecourse.

Take a peek at this video so you can be prepared for a powerful finish in the remaining months of this (traditional) calendar year.

Dedicated to Your Success,
Ericka

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There are five levels of fearlessness in which you were created to walk in and experience. When you are fearless on EVERY level, fear won’t even cross your mind. You will never have to push against fear again. It will be gone forever.

When you master all FIVE levels…you are unstoppable.

Yet, most people have not even mastered the very first level.

The Five Levels of Fearlessness are:

1. The Thought Level – When you are fearless on this level, fear does not even cross your mind. There is no doubt, hesitation or negative self-talk you have to overcome. It simply does not exist anymore.

2. The Spiritual Level – When you are fearless at this level, the spirit of fear is no longer in you or cannot come near you. Your Holy boldness increases and you truly become unshakeable.

3. The Experiential Level – This is when you are outwardly manifesting your fearlessness in your business, ministry and every area of your life.

4. The Provision Level – You know you are at this level when you have no fear around provision and finances. If God called you out of your job tomorrow, you would not veer, waver or even so much as get nervous because you KNOW He has you. You are able to “pull down” supernatural resources and are focused and centered whether you have or have not.

5. The Kingdom Level – This is when you are moving in the fullness of what you are called to do on the earth. You are walking in the full dominion, power and authority of Jesus and He is using you mightily for His works and His greater works to be ushered in.

You know that God did not give you the spirit of fear…Yet 98% of the Body of Christ is still silently struggling with fear.

You will leave this experience with a whole new understanding of fear and a deep connection with other people soaring to new heights in their lives.

Fear is costing you WAYYYY too much.

It is costing you relationships. It is costing you promotions. It is costing you lost clients. It is costing you a loss of income. It is costing you your health. It is costing you your spiritual divine right and inheritance. It is costing you love. It is costing you time. It is costing you stress. It is costing you your sanity. It is costing you far too much to remain in fear.

Make sure you are not one of those who still live with fear.

If you are ready to learn new levels of revelation about fearlessness and truly be FREE from fear, I want to invite you to join me for A SPECIAL 4-PART TELE-COURSE, Freedom From Fear Forever: The Tele-course.

Tuesdays September 15th, 22nd, 29th and October 6th

We will need every moment of this 4-part class to truly move you into unshakeable fearlessness.

This experience will take you beyond temporary relief to the elimination of fear. After participating in this experience, you will be free to fully focus on moving forward with no detours, obstacles, stuck areas or delays. No more holding back.

For the first time EVER, this course is being offered as a tele-course so you can experience the revelation no matter where you are located.

There IS a way to be free from fear so it NEVER stops or slows you down again.

Join me and release the FULL power to impact the world in a HUGE way.

This course is the cure to procrastination, anxiety, worry, stress and overwhelm.

Dedicated to Your Success,
Ericka

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