Category Archives: Youth

When Time Stands Still… A Poem

When Time Stands Still… A Poem

by Coach Kenyatte

 children are blessings

 

Time stands still when I drop my children off at school,

and that moment comes as I pray blessings over them and watch as they walk in.

Time stands still when they are playing,

and I watch admiring how they’ve grown and are developing so nicely.

Time stands still when they are active,

and I grab them, to steal a long hug, holding them close and whispering, “I love you so much”.

Time stands still as I watch them converse,

and they engage each other in meaningful, bond strengthening conversation.

Time stands still as I the house falls quiet,

and each person, doing their chores, learns that these tasks are the necessities of life.

Time stands still as I show them my grind,

and I explain to them why I work at it consistently, so they can have the keys to a satisfying life.

Time stands still when I appreciate all God has provided me with, in my children.

Yes, time stands still.

You Get Out, What You Put In…

You get out what you put in…
Reading is so important. I’ve learned to give my babies chapters of the bible to read, out loud, each night before bed, during family worship. Here are some of the rewards of reading, especially to children:

Books are good for the soul...

Books are good for the soul…

1. The reading skills will be impeccable
2. Their vocabulary will be excellent
3. Their comprehension will be exceptional
4. Their foundation will be secure

I recently added more titles to our reading collection… So for the next few weeks we are reading:

Think and Grow Rich, A Black Choice by Dr. Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill. Also available is Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. ***It’s a must read for the whole family***

Oh the wealth of knowledge, inspiration and motivation therein!!!! And they love it too!

What knowledge are you investing in that all can enjoy with you?

What are some of your fave  books for your self and/or your family?

#theenterpriselife #doingtherightthing

Blessings

Confidence in Prayer…

Confidence in Prayer

 

As I read through this poem it smacked me in the face with how prayer truly works. God always answers our prayers, it just, oftentimes, is not in the form that WE would deem acceptable or understandable.

What I have learned is that when you pray, you keep your mind and eyes open for “ALL” answers, so as not to miss any of your blessings. I’ve coached and spoken with many who stated, specifically, that they did not receive an answer to their prayers and they felt as though God was ignoring them. As I listened to their story, I was happy to show them how God not only was listening, actively, but He was indeed answering, repeatedly. The cause of their dismay was from life getting in the way, ie. distractions, or not understanding/misinterpreting the answer, or just flat out refusing the answer all together (because it was not the answer YOU wanted). Trust God, be open and receptive to HIS words and you will be in direct receipt of more than you could ever pray for. This is an expansive topic, so I will speak more on it later, check back to soon.

So, what about you? What did you think of the poem? I welcome your thoughts, comments, and posts!

Be Blessed!

Bringing in the New Year… With a Plan

Exposive Success

I thought long and hard about how excited I am about the New Year, what it represents to me and how I want honor it and step within on the right note. I figured I am already doing it partially right as my oldest son is with me during this holiday, which is a huge treat. I figured that I spent last New Year’s visiting with family, bubbly, music, a little dancing… it was nice, but I really want something more this year. I want to bring in the New Year with a newer, fresher outlook on life and New ways of thinking and New Actions to take. I figured I would go all out and try something that I have never done before.

I am going to stay AT HOME, with my children, praying and blessing my home while inviting positive direction, energy, feelings, emotions, positive growth and development, … a positive life in. You see, I’m a huge fan of New Year’s celebrations, and due to the overwhelming amount of things I hurdled in order to get to 2014’s door, I am choosing to  focus my attention on saying good bye to all of those hurdles and HELLO to the outpouring of blessings and positive energy 2014 brings.

2014 kids

It takes a lot to remain focused on what’s positive, when you are surrounded and compounded, almost daily, with distractions. BUT, if you would just keep your focus you will see that the distractions have to sit down and be still at some point in your journey. So why not NOW!

“The celebration style I have chosen is for the mindset I desire to be in, in order to produce great things in 2014.” ~ Coach Kenyatte

So, how do you plan for your New Year/New You?

resolution

Another way I plan, is to literally plan. I actually sit down and write out my goals and objectives, both personal/interpersonal and professional, and then read them off out loud. This process helps to aid in committing to memory and speaking life to your plans, for them to transform into reality.

You see, once you have written them and then spoken them, now it is your bodies turn, by way of your subconscious mind, to start getting in line with and positioning you for your opportunities of greatness.

2014 sand

Once you have crossed over the threshold of 2014, you then revisit your goals every so often (daily, weekly, monthly) to make sure that you are staying on track. What happens, is this, you write it, say it, your body starts finding the path to it. Now, it is your minds job to RECOGNIZE and call the “paths to your dream” by their rightful name (Identification).

You MUST recognize the paths that are being laid out before you; those paths that are right and heading you in the correct direction and those paths that are detractors or distractions from your goals. You have to evaluate, weigh and determine what is what and chose accordingly.

plan

Now, this is quite a bit of information for one post. But I wrote it to make sure that those of you who need it have a way to get started out on the right foot. The POWER of CHOICE is at your disposal and use. Choose wisely.

“Set your goals big enough that you enjoy the process of reaching them. Set your goals far enough that it takes you many new places, experiencing many new things while achieving them.” ~ Coach Kenyatte

Dream, Achieve, Succeed, Grow!

Here’s to a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2014

Unlicensed Teenage Driving!!!!!

Goal-Oriented Parenting

teenage driving

I was recently presented with the issue of an unlicensed young adult driving a friend’s car. This particular youth is under my care and partial supervision; they are 18 now. At a holiday function, my youth proclaimed to the family, “I’ll drive!”

As soon as the words fell from their lips, I spoke up and said, “you DON’T have a drivers license“, to which their uncle responded, “DON’T do it, driving without a license is not good”. The youth, then responded, “ok, well who is going to drive then”. You see this youth has been “driving under the radar” for some time now. Neither parent was aware that our youth was doing this. So, what can be done? What can I do for my determined, yet, not truly convinced about conventional responsibility, youth?

teenage driving2

I think to myself and come to the decision that, I am REQUIRED to protect my children and youth while providing them with the tools that they need to succeed and produce positively in life. So if I am doing what is right, then I am obligated to help them achieve “LEGAL DRIVING” status. I write this because this particular youth I did not birth. As I am somewhat of a self-proclaimed disciplinarian, I tend to lead with the “long arm of the law” when it comes to getting my household in line.

This approach, especially when dealing with youth, who have been left to their own devices for a good part of their life, can be met, more often than not, with EXTREME resistance. Well….. SO BE IT! I will shutdown all avenues of unlicensed driving privileges by any means necessary, including – but not limited to talking to parents of friends and family soliciting and securing their support. The end result will be a clear path to Drivers Ed class online for $28.50 and Drivers Testing for $25 (check your local DMV for your state fees). It’s such a small price to pay for independence and one additional step closer to responsible living and maturity. Even though they may like, or even treasure the path of least resistance, it can sometime lead to illegal, dangerous and irresponsible choices, decisions and continued dependence. A little bit of consistent, unrelenting discipline goes a long way to getting and keeping your youth on the path that is positive and right.

I welcome your comments and experiences!

Discipline (training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior) is the healthy alternative to lenience.”