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Greetings!Young businesswoman with arms out against blue sky

This is that time in your life when it should only be you and Jesus walking out your calling and purpose.

You are building that business that God instructed you to build. You are easily reaching more and more people to share the ministry message He has placed within you.

As you walk out your calling and purpose: drama, confusion, conflict, frustration, anger, depression, isolation, doubt, worry, anxiety, lack and procrastination should not be a part of your day to day life.

Experiencing these things is what I call being “on the defensive” in your life (probably because of my love of team sports).

It is not how the Lord intends you to live.

When you live on the defense in your life; your time, energy and effort is consumed with guarding against spiritual “attacks” and negativity from others.

You are in unclear emotional and spiritual states and you are just moving through the motions of life. Your business struggles and you are baffled to know exactly what to do to grow. You seldom hear clearly from the Holy Spirit and it often feels like you are in the passenger seat of your own life.

You’re spending your time and talent warding off the opponents in your life instead of moving forward powerfully.

You are intended to live “on the offensive.”

When you live on the offensive, you are in command. You are in the driver’s seat.

Your time, energy and effort goes toward easily expressing more and more people not for attention or to be affirmed, but because you are being obedient to the calling on your life.

You clearly heed the step-by-step instruction of the Holy Spirit and constantly feel overtaken by blessings, clarity, joy, love, peace, certainty, confidence, honor and inspiration.

Your business is thriving with people lined up to work with you. You have great products and services and it’s just a matter of getting them out to more people. The quality of your life is constantly getting better and you feel like you are in the driver’s seat.

While you may have days that aren’t your best, you easily know how to get yourself back to the offensive.

It is your time to leave being on the defensive behind and have nothing between you fulfilling your destiny.

No, this is not too good to be true. It is how you are called to live.

Get prepared to learn the way!

Yes, it is advanced spiritual training, but you are ready.

Join me on this FREE upcoming teleclass, Clearing the Way Intensive: The 3 Keys That Unlock Your Unlimited Clarity, Confidence and Power To Fulfill Your Calling on

Tuesday, May 26th at 7:30 pm EST.

Save your free spot now! I am sharing 3 profound keys that will open up the pathway to living your life 100% on the offensive.

Dedicated to Your Success,
Ericka

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Greetings! Here is a video message that will help you release your inner Superhero!

I went to see the movie Avengers yesterday and was reminded of just how much I love superhero movies!

As I watched the theater fill up to capacity I was amazed at the range of ages, ethnicities and genders who filed in to see the movie.

I sat and watched the movie screen as male and female superheroes each were acclaimed for having different sets of gifts in which they operate. They even had their own uniforms that accentuated their ability to use their superpower.

 As I sat there the Lord whispered, “You, too, have superpowers and you haven’t been using all of them.” I left the movie deeply convicted about living beneath the power that is my inheritance in Jesus.

Yes, you are a superhero.

It is time to reconnect with your inner super power.

You sit at the right hand of the Father in Christ which gives you access to all things. You have the power that dispatches angels to orchestrate miracles on your behalf on a daily basis.

You hold the power to call forth anything you need by believing and writing it on your heart. You have the power through Jesus to be healed of any sickness at any time.

You have the power to take dominion and authority over all darkness first inside of you and then around you.

You have been given a very special tool- The Word of God – that leads and guides you and opens the door to constantly hearing the voice of Jesus himself through His Holy Spirit.

You have dominion over all things in the natural realm and in the heavenly realm through Jesus.

You have the power to accelerate the manifestation of all you need.

You have the ability to take dominion power and authority over your circumstances. You have been given dominion power and authority over specific things in both the earthly realm and the heavenly realm.

You can have access to unlimited mysteries and secrets of His Kingdom. He desires to pour out more and more of himself to you so you can experience higher heights and deeper depths of his love and power.

You have your very own superhero costume – the Armor of God – along with the most powerful weapon of all – The Word of God.

You are more powerful that you may realize. You are more powerful than anything of this world.

No matter what you feel like today, you have the power.

No matter what your bank account looks like, you have the power.

No matter who is with you or who seems to be against you, you have the power.

No matter how overwhelmed you are at the “bigness” of bringing forth your vision and releasing all that is within you, you have the power!

You have the ability to call forth more and more resources you need to fulfill the calling and purpose for which you were created. There is nothing that you can’t do through the power of Jesus Christ inside of you. 

You are in this world but not of this world.

You have been given the ability to transcend the things of this world as you focus on your specific contribution to building the Kingdom of God right here and now.

You have the power to leave whatever you have been through in your past behind and become a new person. You have the ability to have a purified heart and spirit that only carries light and the fruit of The Spirit.

You hold the power of death and life in your tongue. You have the power to speak things that are not as though they are and call them into manifestation. You carry the power to create an inheritance for your children’s children.

You have been given a specific gift that you are to use to create your livelihood and set up generational wealth.

There is nothing impossible for you if you are willing believe.

Your business is called to prosper and change entire generations through the products and services you offer.

Your ministry is called to impact the world and set many, many people free so they can understand who they are and live victoriously.

You are a superhero because of Jesus.

As hokey as it sounds, it is true.

Do not accept anything less than the life God has placed in your heart to live. Stand tall today knowing that you have been born for such a time as this to make a difference in the lives of others.

Don’t settle for less than who God created you to be. You are not your past. You are designed for an incredible present and future.

You are truly a superhero in Christ as He has chosen you as one who He can bring forth His greater works. Have a life-changing week!

“If thou can believe, all things are possible to him that believe.” – Mark 9:23

Dedicated to Your Success,

Ericka

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working woman stressedThere are many things in business that can cause anxiety and increased stress levels for Christian business women that may not affect non-Christian business owners in the same way. This stress is often in your “blind spot” and causes you to unknowingly back off of doing the very things you need to execute so the calling on your business can be fulfilled. Yet you can still be unclear about why things aren’t moving forward as forecasted.

When these stressors are present, the energy and creativity it takes to keep producing your desired results can dry up like a withering plant just waiting for more water. The follow-up calls that need to be made don’t get completed in a timely manner.  The products don’t get properly released to your target market. The marketing activities that your business needs to thrive do not get carried out. You may silently be frustrated and stop significant forward movement in your business.

As Christian business women we often do not feel like we have the space to admit that we have the same struggles and secret fears that plagues other business owners. We know that the scripture informs us that we should not worry or carry fear. We know that it promises that if we seek the kingdom and his righteousness first that all things shall be added unto us.

We know that Jesus did not give us the spirit of fear but yet it runs rampant in our businesses and lives without us even understanding what is really going on and its cause. We often lead with our hearts and can struggle with the many necessary aspects of building a business for longevity. Bits of shame can even sneak into our thought process because there is something deep within you that knows you should be doing better.

These stresses are caused by fear, which creates the existence of anxiety.

Here are a few of the things that cause Christian women undue stress in business:

  1. Fluctuating revenue. All-too-often Christian women do not enjoy focusing on the numbers of business. Over the last 7 years building Touch and Agree Christian Women’s Business Network, I have heard countless women declare, “I don’t like numbers!” or ” I am not good at the numbers.” This leaves you feeling a lack of  confidence in areas of fiscal management required to properly leverage to grow your business.
  2. Being spread too thin. Juggling family, taking care of ourselves and trying to get through our ever increasing to do lists while not always having the help we need to  can be exasperating. You can stay very busy handling the administrative aspects of your business and never get to the marketing and revenue-generating activities that keep your business thriving.
  3. Feeling isolated. As you build your business and handle all of the aspects of your family’s life (that you do so well that it might even be taken for granted), it is easy to look up and not have time to connect with other like-minded and like-spirited business visionaries like yourself.
  4. Lack of marketing clarity.  Women are amazing promoters and lousy marketers. We are great at sharing our upcoming programs or events with anyone who will listen (promoting) yet don’t always have the clarity about only promoting to those who need what you have to offer and can afford it (marketing).
  5. Lack of budget for outsourcing and hiring. Without the proper team on-board we can stay busy doing non-revenue producing activities and not operating in the fullness of our gifts. This keeps you in a tail-spin of frustration as you try to get everything done on your own while longing for the right people to get the vision of your business and help you carry it.
  6. Making decisions with our heart. Christian women are heart-people.  We are gifted at loving people and not so gifted at having the tough conversations that are an everyday part of doing business. From hiring and firing to writing proposals to saying no to opportunities that don’t fit with your vision, moving beyond making decisions only with your heart can be uncomfortable and quietly add to your stress factor.
  7. The guilt of greatness. Traditional teachings that value humility and meekness can often stop you from boldly putting your products and services out to those who need them. There may be something within trying to convince yourself that it is not okay to openly market your offerings and ask for the sale. And have a bank account that is constantly filling up as as you do so. It is not only okay to fully accept and express your inner  greatness; it is necessary to fulfill the calling on your business.

All of these things can paralyze us and keep us from moving forward. But make no mistake about it, each one of these things is a manifestation of fear. Once you clearly identify which of these stressors potentially keep you up at night you can go through a process of completely eliminating them from your business so you can enjoy every minute of building a powerful business enterprise and walk in success with no fear or hesitation.

I will be walking a select group of business women through the a specific process of eliminating these stressors and more this weekend at the Business Breakthrough Day: Walking in Fearless Success. Click Here to Learn More.

Dedicated to Your Success,
Ericka

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Greetings!

There is so much going on that I decided to lay a quick video to share some great developments with you. I also wanted to take a moment to go into a bit more depth on one of the most challenging aspects of upleveling.

You can read the full teaching on The 7 Rules of  Upleveling by Clicking Here. Enjoy!

Dedicated to Your Success,
Ericka

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Business woman.There is a word for the process of God moving you into new dimensions and levels of success and achievement – upleveling.

When you uplevel, it is a palpable and clear shift that you can feel as you move to new heights. Upleveling is powerful and part of the process of achieving success but there are some aspects of upleveling that no one shares with you yet it is part of the process.

Here are a few rules of upleveling that will help you navigate your elevation so you can enjoy a smooth transition into new heights of success:


1. The old must go.
You cannot take the old beliefs, habits, mindsets or patterns into your new reality. Take some time to identify that old behaviors that are no longer supporting where you are and where you are going.

2. Everyone cannot come with you. You will see a shift in your relationships with you as you move into new heights and dimensions of success. This can be an emotional experience so make sure you take time to let your heart heal from those who you cannot bring along. The key to this this is to remember that there are plenty of new friends and acquaintances who will welcome you to the new level with open arms.

3. Clean up the inconsistencies. What are those areas that are no longer consistent on who you’ve become. One of the most challenging areas of inconsistency for visionaries is “the gap.” Vision always proceeds provision so there is usually a gap between where you are in building your vision and the balance of your bank accounts. Make sure you close the gaps of inconsistency as you move upward and onward.

4. It is not about you. As your work gets out in the world, make sure you have done your self-work and you are clear that is it about the work and not about you. Make sure you stay grounded and always remember what you’ve come through so you do not start carrying arrogance or false humility.

5. Stay on top of the little things. As more and more people become familiar with your name and work, it will be easy to fall behind in taking care of the small details that keep you organized and not overwhelmed. One of the little things to make sure you are handling is your rest, balance and self-care.

6. Manage the isolation and share more of yourself at the same time. One of the challenges with upleveling is that you become more public and can feel more alone simultaneously. Make sure you take time to pray for the right mentor who has already achieved what you are moving into and will not be threatened by your success so you can always feel like there is someone who understands what you are going through. The hardest part of this is that it is all-too-often NOT your family members and spouse who will understand and this can feel frustrating.

7. There will be counterfeits. One your way to new growth and progress, you will meet a lot of “counterfeits.” A counterfeit is a person who says they can help you, but they really aren’t assigned to the vision so they don’t last. I always think of counterfeits as those sent to better prepare me for the ones God set aside to help me move ahead.  Be grateful for the counterfeits because they prepare you to be ready for your dream team.

Most of all, enjoy the process. It always takes more time to get ready than you think it will because God has more refining to do in you. Success is all about the quiet work you do in the background while no one is looking. If you diligently move forward in obedience everyday when no one is looking, God will bring you out of hiding and present you powerfully when all to whom He has called you takes notice. Be present to the process and relish the time you have to yourself because one day soon those moments of quiet intention will be traded in for people seeking out your gifts, talent and expertise.

Here’s to smooth transitions and  happy upleveling!

Dedicated to Your Success,
Ericka

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