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Author:Simone R. Leon

Dress for Success

I work in an environment where employees are given standard uniforms. However, some employees have the option to wear other appropriate business attire. There are times when I opt to dress in another form of business attire other than my uniform. Having done this, I have been stopped in the hallway many times by co-workers and asked, "Why are you so dressed up".   If you believe that you are successful it must transcend outwardly AT ALL TIMES. How you feel must reflect in the way you look. No matter what is your status or situation, once you believe that you are successful ...

“If” May Never Come

There is one word that can prevent us from ever achieving any of our dreams and desires. It may throw a gray blanket over our goals and aspirations. What we think about achieving may not even see the light of day only because we utter this one word. It is a very small word—but there is an adage we say in the Caribbean,  "small axe does cut down big tree"; in this case this small word can end big dreams. That word is the word "if".   If...

Listen to the Inner Voice

I have read and heard about many people leaving their day job and following their passion—and every day I would go to work and really understand what they meant. We put so much stress on staying in a job to satisfy our EXTERNAL needs, but not doing what we want to do in order to satisfy our INTERNAL needs. Often, when we believe our external needs are met and its time to satisfy our internal needs, we are OLD.   In the quiet moment we hear a voice that tells us that we can do better, achieve greater and move faster. If we do not physically hear that word of encouragement from another person, that quiet voice within us validates what we can do. If it can be conceived and we believe—we...

Be Not Afraid

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). So many of us are just afraid. We are afraid of the dark; we are afraid to be alone; we are afraid of not being loved; and the list can go on.   When would we stop being afraid? Would we stop being afraid when we are old and gray and could hardly move? What is preventing us from applying for another job when we know that our current job is a dead end one; what is preventing us from releasing ourselves from an unhealthy relationship or marriage when we know it only causes unhappiness; what is preventing us from exploring new and uncharted possibilities that can significantly change...

Eagles Fly Alone

Often we find ourselves trapped by people and circumstances. Our minds wonder and our hearts hunger for more. But yet we are unable to spread those wings and fly to a destination of comfort and happiness. Those wings have been tampered by those who surround us; unable to fly and unable to soar.   Have you ever wondered why eagles fly alone and pigeons flock together? Eagles have the ability to reach great heights and soar above the storms. A pigeon would always have to seek shelter and remain in a flock in order to survive. The vision of an eagle is impeccable and they can view a rabbit size figure from a distance of 10,000 feet. They are also considered to be ultimate predators and  they are never preyed upon by another...

Our Words Are Seeds

Our words are seeds. Seeds are used to plant, grow and harvest a crop which is needed for the future. If we only have negative words to plant in our garden of life we shall reap the fruit of negativity and unfortunate circumstances. Is your life burdened with challenges and confrontation? Are you never succeeding in anything you attempt? Do you have an unhappy marriage? Are you stuck in that motionless job? Are you always broke? If so, this could be a result from negative words you have spoken in the past, whether it was said consciously or subconsciously. Your life follows whatever direction you speak. If you speak negative words, your life will take a negative turn. Often I interact with people who complain that they don't have any...

The Power of A Changed Mind

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31:30).   I use this verse not to only describe a man or woman relationship but rather refer to any situation that may appear to be wonderful but yet it is toxic. It can be a romantic relationship, work situation, friendship or otherwise.   Don't be deceived as the devil comes disguised in many forms. Activate one of the many senses God have given to you which is DISCERNMENT. There are many situations that may seem to be ideal but actually it ends up being the worst possible situation. The road may glitter in gold but at the end of the road there are shrubs and thorns. Many women and men jump into relationships because...

Your Best is Yet to Come

There are many people who believe that there is something wrong with a man or a woman who's not yet married, particularly when they are in their late 30s (including myself). However, I believe that the time I am spending single, I am getting an opportunity  to weed out the spiritual, emotional and financial VAMPIRES that exists, which can be a threat to happiness and personal growth.   The Bible speaks about being "unequally yoked" (2 Corinthians 6:14) . People often get married to satisfy the desires of others, rather than following the WORD. I have had conversations with married people who have said that they regret getting married at such a young age. Getting married has limited their growth spiritually, educationally and professionally. When you choose a particular path, that path shapes...

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