Home for the Holidays: Help, Hope, & Healing Series
People always ask me this question. “What is it that keeps you together?” I say, “my faith.” Faith is what keeps us focused on the priorities that give value to the good things in life. As you become more self-aware on your journey of the many things that you have experienced, know that you are not alone in the process of learning how to heal after a reveal. You may have been the first person in your family to experience what you are going through; yet in life, you will meet many people who can help you if you let them. Yes, I understand you have a fear of being hurt again, or you are worried that people will not see the same, or you are not accustomed to wearing your feelings on your sleeve. Trust me. It is far better than having a chip on your shoulder. There is nothing wrong with letting your emotions show. I developed for myself as I discovered that I could turn my tragedy into triumph. It all started as a teen with developing a Living-Life-Plan. Six simple questions that lead to continuous soul-searching. Let’s begin with an exercise:
Who is important to you? Too often, we have idle conversations with idol-minded people and our situations end up worse than they were when we got started.
What do you want to happen in your life? Discovering what you want to happen will help you steer clear of what you do not want to happen. Focus yourself. Focus your life.
Timing is everything. When something is sincerely in your heart, you give it your all to make it happen, because the time is now and you have waited long enough.
Location, location, location has been the business mantra for centuries. No one will start a business without considering the place where the business is to be located. Life is no different. You have to ask yourself, is where you are the best place to do what you are designed and destined to do. If you are not near family, maybe that is the support-system you need. If you are too close to family, then separating yourself may be the next order of business. If you are in a city that is impoverished, then you may consider moving to a city with more opportunities. Where you are determines the level of advancement you can attain, both personally and professionally.
Once you have made some decisions, people will want to know why. It is when you know why, that you can conquer your demons, and are able stand in the days to come against future measures of trickery.
How far you go is up to you now. Once you allow God to have first place in your life, then and only then will you cease to be a victim, and become a victor. You may still be wondering how all of this is going to happen and it begins with agreeing, “that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts.” Yet in the end, He knows what is best.
The key is discovering new inspiration that draws you out of your shell. When we are in the midst of our problem, we are unable to reach out to others and are unwilling to let others reach in to us. A part of advancing your life to the next level is being able to know who to talk to about what and when. Life is complex, but it is not without mastering.
Nothing worth gaining or maintaining has ever come easy. So for the next 52-weeks you will be engaged in practices of reading, writing, and reflecting. And yes, at times the dreaded application of what you are learning. Each day for 45 weeks you will be guided by spiritual words of meditation to help facilitate a new perspective toward love and marriage. The devotionals are written to equip, enable, and empower you toward a life rooted and grounded in the Word of God.
2012 Leadership Retreat
May 31-June 3, 2012, Innisbrook Golf Resort & Spa – $975 (Includes retreat registration, lodging, family activity and complimentary transportation while on property). Available are special Golf rates at 4 premier courses and special Spa package offerings at an additional, yet very special rate). Does not include airfare. Corporations are welcome to attend as part of your leadership planning/training and development for 2012.
Online Bible Study: Join me each Wednesday, 1pm(EST) at www.jacquiehood.com for an inspiring and theological look at God’s word and ways in which we are to appropriate it in our daily living.
Learn & Launch Series
Our series is more than networking. “Learn & Launch” is relationship building. Building a relationship with yourself so you can take your business, work ethic, and brand to the next level. Getting to know yourself after the kids, the husband, the relationship failure, job termination, and a host of other concerns that only scratch the surface of getting you, back to you! Our monthly empowerment luncheons will give you the guidance and direction needed to restore balance in your life.
· Ever wonder why you are not getting ahead?
· Are you frustrated that your contacts are not returning your calls?
· Can you imagine yourself living a less stressful more balanced life?
· Do you think you can achieve success with your current view of what success looks like today?
· Have you lost your way and need to center and focus your goals and dreams?
The DC Empowerment “Learn & Launch” series is designed with you in mind. Men, women, collegians to corporate executives are discovering that before you leap, you must learn, and as you are learning you are uniquely and strategically positioned to launch what comes next for your life.
Reserve your space and discover truths that will ignite your passion to keep it moving! Registration includes seminar, lunch, and a gift. Cost per person $55. Group and Package rates available. On-site registration is unavailable as lunch is prepared based on accurate registration numbers.
Learn & Launch Series
January 6, 2012, DC Empowerment Luncheon
The Willard Building
1455 Pennsylvania NW 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
Complete your registration by securing your spot in this exclusive and informative seminar. Your life will never be the same!
The cost of this seminar is tax deductible.
The stress of feeling unfulfilled and as if your life is not of value can be a serious detriment to your physical, financial, emotional and spiritual health. But you are not alone in your quest for peace of mind, comfort, and overall well being. God’s word will enlighten, inspire and encourage you to keep the faith in your journey toward joy everlasting. Jacquie Hood Martin shares the wisdom of God as revealed through her personal and intimate experiences.
Fulfilled Reading Club: Special Book Purchase by the case for your book club, Center, Foundation, Organization. Don’t miss this exceptional value $680 ($340 savings). Books remain $10 per book or $10 per download for Kindle or NOOK or autograph copy online at www.jacquiehood.com.
The WILLOW INSTITUTE
(Women in Leadership Leading Other Women) Power Lunch Series Join me in the District of Columbia once a month for enriching and engaging sessions that will empower you to reach your full potential in every aspect of your life. More details available in the coming weeks. Be sure to sign up for our weekly e-letter for registration and location information for the months of October, November, and December 2011.
SAVE THE DATE
Sailing to Excel in 2012
Get ready for an exciting, empowering and fun 4-day cruise to Cozumel from the Port of Galveston in 2012 (November 29 – Dec 3). You have one full year to plan, pay and go! We are locking in speakers, coaches and entertainers that will make this cruise a time to remember. Pastor Keion Henderson will delivery the Worship on the Water Message for Sunday Morning.
We are bringing you the very best of speakers and entertainment, already confirmed for seminars, panel discussion and Kingdom View Television Talk Show:
Pastor Keion Henderson
Jacquie Hood Martin
Elder Kiplon Taylor
Charles Potter and more…….
CLICK ON LINK TO SIGN UP! REGISTRATION FORM – ONE PER PERSON When you fill out the online registration form enter Jacquie Hood Martin / J. Hood & Associates in the field that asks where you heard about the cruise.
You will receive a call requesting your method of payment. Don’t forget to let them know you learned about this event from Jacquie Hood Martin / J. Hood & Associates.
Coming Soon …
Coaching Memberships: Coming soon! Special offers for webinar coaching opportunities, audio encouragement and empowerment messages, and new Podcast downloads.
SPECIAL OFFER from J. Hood & Associates
Introductory Coaching Offer – 2011-2012, 45-minute session $125
Get your life moving in the right direction in 2012!. REGISTER NOW!