The Secret to Effective Time Management: Hour Blocking

Time is a gift to us from God.

He gives each of us a “time bank” of 24 segments of 60 minutes to allocate on a daily basis.

Time management is an essential skill and there's an easy and powerful way to master this skill. You can use it to block off hours in your schedule and get more things finished. It enables you to take control of your minutes each day.

“So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12 NKJV

Follow this process to take advantage of this valuable technique:


  1. Start with planning. Make a list of all of your important tasks for the week. Then, narrow this list down to three to five essential tasks.


  • Be realistic about your planning. Avoid thinking that you can do a million tasks in one day or week.


  1. Block your hours. After you have a shortlist of tasks, block the hours on your schedule. This is called time blocking and essentially requires you to take each hour and assign a task...
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Will You Celebrate...INDEPENDENCE?!

#freedom #independence Jul 01, 2023

Happy Independence week to you and yours!

This is the time the United States of America celebrates the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), approval of the Declaration of Independence, severing the colonies' ties to the British Crown.

We were granted…FREEDOM!

As a forever observant student of life, I am looking forward to the inspired Leadership Lessons from this week's festive experiences

The first inspired lesson arrived EARLY morning…July 4th at 12:30 A.M. from my bedroom balcony as I enjoyed the moon shining on the ocean, my heart heard...

"Michele, will you become INDEPENDENT of worry, doubt and unsubstantiated fear in a NEW degree AND become FULLY dependent upon Me?!"

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 NIV

Jesus came to set us FREE…from the “tyranny” of stress, worry, anxiety and fear! He took each of them...

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Learn How To Dominate The Deception of Distraction!

Calling out the "busy" women.

Am I the only one?

It seems the moment I attempt to sit down to draft a new blog, a course, or outline a book of which my sisters are requesting input...

It seems all of "hell" launches a full-court campaign to DISTRACT me!

Two quick questions for you to ponder:

  •  What is the definition of “distraction”?

The dictionary states “something that prevents someone from giving their attention to something else”.

  • What is God prompting your heart and calling you to give attention?

As a visionary, inspirational speaker, best selling author I must candidly expose the enemy's trap…once God places that “project” in your heart the distractions as my beloved Grandmother would say “will come out of the woodwork!”

Distractions get in the way every day, keeping you from being as productive as you might like. These distractions come in many forms, from ringing doorbells and...

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Unspoken Reasons You're Still Waiting to Get Started on Your Dreams

dream gameplan goals May 27, 2023

Do you tell yourself that you’ll get started on your big plans at some future date? You can start a business after the kids graduate from college? Or, maybe you’ll just wait until Memorial Day to begin your exercise program. We’ve all done it. There always seems to be a good reason not to get started right here and now.

Are you sure you know the real reason you’re waiting? If you’re waiting to begin pursuing your dreams, you’re likely just procrastinating!

Consider these excuses. Is one of them yours?

  1. You’re waiting for the perfect time. Are you waiting for the stars to align and the heavens to tap you on the shoulder and give you permission? You’ll be waiting for a long time. The time will never be perfect to get started on something significant, so just get started.

  2. You’re waiting for something else to happen first. Maybe you’re waiting for the kids to move out or for the mortgage to be paid off. Or you’re...
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The GIFT Of... MOM!

healing mother peace May 13, 2023

How does the dictionary define the word, MOTHER?

  • a female who has given birth to offspring
  • a female substituting in the function of a mother
  • motherly qualities, such as maternal affection
  • a female or thing that creates, nurtures, protects, etc
  • a title given to members of female religious orders

In serving thousands of families in the past twenty years, the thought and emotions evoked of Mother's Day can vary based on your particular life experiences and encounters.

It can bring joyful childhood memories and warm thoughts of raising your own children. It can be filled with gut-wrenching sorrow over the loss of natural children, infertility or broken relationships with adult children. It can also be a time to reflect on the countless lives you have impacted as a "spiritual/ mentor" mom to others.

Regardless of the "mother" scenario, we can be encouraged to know God thought highly enough of YOU to bring you to plant earth through the womb of a woman!  

 "Before I made...

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The Dirty SECRET About...Procrastination

What is the one goal or activity you want to fulfill this week, month, or year?

It may seem daunting; you feel it will drain you or, in extreme cases, feels the mere act of starting the task will “suck the life juices” out of you!

If you have felt this way, be encouraged you're NOT alone as I shine the light on the enemy of every project God places on my heart.

What is it?


 Today, I’m going to expose its meaning, methodology, modes, and, most of all, how to take MASTERY over it!


The dictionary defines it as:

a/ the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.

b/ to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.

c/ to keep delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring


Procrastination is a type of avoidance behavior characterized by deferment of actions or...

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Shine Like The Stars...INTENTIONALLY Unique!

confidence unique Mar 19, 2023

Adele, Cher, Joyce, Prince, Joel, or Michael.

What does each of these mononymous [famous people known by one name] have in common?

They each recognize their UNIQUE trait (s)

They each accepted the uniqueness and finally made the choice to share it with the world.

As a result, their uniqueness commands prominence and premium value in their respective arenas.

 They are allowing their lives to SHINE!

Do you realize no two diamonds are alike?!

Each stone's complex characteristics cannot be duplicated, and no twodiamondscan ever be the same. Each stone, like its owner, is endowed with a personality and characteruniquelyits own.  


By God’s design you, too, are intentionally unique.  Why would you want o to compare yourself 6o anyone else on the earth?   

“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we...

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calling time management Mar 05, 2023

“Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 AMP

Spring symbolizes FRESH growth, NEW opportunities, the START of new beginnings! 

Unfortunately, many women can get STUCK and miss the open door because of this one thing…

This one thing keeps you frozen…

This one thing blocks your creative flow…

This one thing can cause you to circle around your mountain another FUTILE time!

Today, I encourage you to position yourself for SPRING and…give yourself the Gift of Forgiveness.

When someone has wronged you, forgiveness may be the last thing on your mind. You’re convinced they deserve all the anger and hostility you can muster. However, forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. Does your anger harm the other person? In most cases, the other person just stays away.

Holding a grudge is like punching...

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Valentines Is MORE Than One Day!

February is known as the month of celebrating...LOVE!

Based on one's season of life and present circumstances it can be a bitter or a sweet time if one is influenced by the media.

Yet, the good news is with a healthy perspective you can learn three vital aspects of Love (Matt 22:36-40):

  • Learn to RECEIVE God's Love for you
  • Learn to Love YOURSELF right where you are---regardless of life circumstances [news flash---they WILL change!]
  • Learn to POUR out that Love on others!

I assure you by applying these three steps---your cup will overflow BEYOND the month of February!

This can actually become a LIFESTYLE---The Way of Love!

A great leader once shared--- "You put on the Love of God with the renewed mind in manifestation and there's nothing you'll have to ask God for, it'll be there. It'll be there. You'll never have to ask. It'll always be there."

Right now, I encourage you to stand up, shake off the day...then gently yet tightly wrap your arms around yourself.

Let's start...

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BUH BYE 2022...Hello NEW Year...A New YOU???!

Uncategorized Jan 08, 2023

Happy NEW Year!

Phew!  We made it.

As a little girl, one of my favorite Saturday morning shows was "The Jetson's." Can you recall the lyrics of the opening song? It featured life in the "future." Today, fifty years later, a majority of the show's "gadget" concepts ARE part of our lifestyle. 

The year 2023 marks not only a new Year, but it also marks the opportunity for a FRESH start from the unprecedented happenings of 2022!

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:19

God is a God who can make all things NEW! What does that mean?

Despite your past or current circumstances, when we go to God and His Word for His perspective, His guidance on the matter, He gives us a NEW vision and attitude.  When I go to God and His Word, I begin to see clearer, and I begin to see through a broader lens about the...

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