As I reflect on my life and continue to blog my thoughts, today I though about how passionate I am about singing. Why am I that way? I have been that way since the age of two holding a hair brush and singing in the mirror. Was that in me before I was born? Did I acquire a love and a passion for it because I saw someone else do it and it ignited something in me? The ignition of my heart for music and the arts I know is God-given and Holy Spirit inspired. If I did not have that passion, I would have not spent hours practicing, reading books about the music industry, or gotten involved in things that expanded my talent and honed my skills. I love the fact that my passion uplifts others and encourages them to love themselves, others, and God.
What pushes us to pursue our passion? I believe several things. The view of a DREAM! What is your ultimate desire to do in life with your passion? How can I get there? What will it take to make it possible? These are questions that we ask and as you go through your journey the answers unfold. I have learned that we all have challenges in life and some are harder than others. When we get knocked down we have to learn how to dust ourselves off and keep stepping. I know the challenges make you stronger when you persevere and realize that it's a test of your faith, will, emotions, and tenacity to continue to use the challenges as a stepping stool. In every challenge, I take away a lesson as I look introspectively at them and make an assessment to getting to the greater good in my life. So today, I challenge you to be in hottttt Pursuit of your Passion and continue to thank God for the blessings.
How to Pursue your Passion:
1. Stay motivated - read things that will uplift you and encourage you to keep pressing toward your goals.
2. Surround yourself with positive people that will tell you the truth. Get away from Dream Suckers that want to take away the Dream and pull you down due to jealousy, ignorance, or bitterness that they have not fulfilled their dreams and had challenges that cause those characteristics to manifest.
3. Having a mentor that will show you how to reach your goals. Since they have already attained what you are working towards or close to what you are aspiring to be they can help you avoid unnecessary pitfalls. Sometimes we must consider that what we are embarking on a goal that may or may not have ever been done, but their are principles that apply to becoming successful.
4. Be teachable.....A teacher is still a student. Be open to learn more about your passion and become an expert at what you desire to be.
5. Always give God the glory!
Talein @ the Superstar Theatre in Atlantic City, NJ
My journey as a woman, an artist, entrepreneur, mother and more has truly been an interesting one. "I should do a made for television movie", my friend told me of the unbelievable life challenges, triumphs and successes that have transpired in my life! I believe that everything I have gone through in life is for others. If I can get through it, then you can get through it. It has appeared that I am coming full circle in my career and God is sending me back to spread HIS love and message outside of the four walls of the Church. We are commission to go and compel them to have a personal relationship with the Father.
I thank God for being grounded and rooted in HIM and having the last 18 years to develop a personal and intimate relationship with HIM. Let this be a lesson, God may send you back to get others that may never come into the four walls of the church. It is going to take you having a strong relationship with the Father to do this. It is not for the faint of heart and their is a mountain of warfare that comes with it, however because we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS, we have the power over all things. I look forward to interacting with you here and hearing your testimonies as well. Building a family that cares and shares. I pray as you take this journey with me that the life lessons I have learned I can share with you, my family, friends, fans or maybe you are new to Talein.com. My prayer is that it will help to benefit your life in a way that takes you to the next chapter wiser, stronger, and walking in your purpose and destiny.
Today on the Divine LifeStyle Show with Talein "Are you being Celebrated or Tolerated in your RelationSHIPS?"
Are you being Celebrated or Tolerated in your RelationSHIP? Join me today at 10am-12noon EST on Crunkforchristradio.com for a LIVE CHAT and interactive discussion with me and the DLS family. Leave your comments here after the show!
LISTEN TO A MESSAGE with CINCH by clicking the play button. Share this with your facebook and twitter family!
Truly this two letter word is going to carry some weight in your life as you continue to live. I thought about the many years I said yes to everyone. Nine times out of ten I just wanted to be supportive of a friend or organization, but I had to realize they were taking advantage of that at times. When I weighed my options it was not in my best interest at all. I was definitely a people pleaser.
When someone would ask me to sing I would say sure. Sometimes I never even received a thank you to show they appreciated my time, talent, and expenses it took for me to make that part of their event successful. I suppose a monetary token of their appreciation was truly a stretch for them. I realized I had to start placing value on my time, talent, and expenses and if they couldn't bless me to continue the ministry, then it was not important enough to them to have singing at their event. No don't get me wrong I am completely lead by God when to donate my time and talent. So when you think about using the three letter word YES, think again because it may just need to be the other way around... the anointed word NO!
8 ways to Analyze should I say NO or YES:
HOLY HIP HOP has a new face Church Boi the underdawg....Talein recently caught up with him for a candid interview. He shares his story, his deliverance from a life of drugs, violence, and gangs to preaching to the streets through the lyrics Christ gives him to shine the light of redemption. Join me Thursday, November 11, 2010 on www.crunkforchristradio.com from 10am-12noon. Here is a sneak peak of our interview.
So many times we think we are fighting the outside world, when the real enemy is in you. We hold ourselves back with our stinking thinking and realize we talk ourselves out of most things. Even if the Lord himself came down from Zion and spoke, we would find a way to sabotage the word of the good Lord. So how do we combat those crazy thoughts you maybe asking? Here are a few tips to help you in your thinking from now on.
* Once the thought comes cast it down
* Encourage yourself in the Lord
* Forget about past failures and use them as a stepping stone
* Believe in your God-given abilities
I pray these tips help you to conquer the inner doubt, fears, and any past disappointments. Receive your healing today in Jesus Name.
Talein shares her divine thoughts of inspiration, empowerment, and life experiences with you on her blog.