Tuesday, January 29, 2013
**Attention young women ages 11 and up**
Beginning Feb 05th thru Dec 3rd 2013, A Girl’s Promise will provide FREE seminars on the first Tuesday of the month at the City of Tucson Patrick Hardesty Sub-Station from 6:30 to 8:00pm
Come learn how 2e.m.b.r.a.c.e. yourself…
e - education and esteem
m - motivation and perseverance
b - build bridges and set boundaries
b - build bridges and set boundaries
r - respect for self and other women
a - aim high and be active
c - be confident and confide in others
e - energize and empower
Get informed • get support • have fun • succeed • be happy
Monday, November 26, 2012
Welcome to a girl’s promise A new direction, A new way of thinking!
Thanks for visiting. If you’ve reviewed the website its apparent where my passion stems from. One could say I played an extra in a movie I didn’t audition for but like they say, such as life! Fair or not, I beat the statistics and made my life the best of what it was, not what I wished it to be.
As a disclaimer, I’d like to add that some may be offended by a few of the things I say. I assure you it’s not my intention although many times a good wakeup call is exactly what the doctor ordered no matter who or how it’s delivered. The primary objective of the program is to get you to Flip That Switch hence the tag line illumination through insight.
We all have something in our past we would like to change or wish never happened. Like my mother-in-law used to say to my wife when she was a kid ‘If wishes were horses beggars would ride’. I suggest when the wishes don’t deliver you stop wishing and take over that director’s chair and write a better sequel. It’s that essential, it’s that important!
When I started this program in the spring of 2002; I began having round table discussions out of my home and then moved to local community centers where we covered the subject of empowerment and relationship disillusionment. I made it known then that regardless of your story someone else may have a story just as bad. The objective has always been to overcome obstacles by succeeding and being happy in spite of.
Those efforts to give back landed me speaking engagements at Job Corps, Common Unity and coaching individuals in a private setting. “My style, my way” has always been my motto as I am known for my no-nonsense approach and empowerment advice to those who have asked or I’ve counseled. My work initially covered young women 16 and up until I was asked to cover workshops for younger girls.
I believe young women need this message and the younger girls truly deserve it so I made the necessary adjustments and lowered the age requirement to 11. I was hesitant to do so at first because of the maturity level but after hearing the phrase ‘life responds to deserve, not to need’, I was convinced that if all young girls could hear the message they’d have a fighting chance at a prosperous future.
If you want the life you claim to want, then it’s imperative to stop making excuses and start making promises.
Ask yourself, do you have what it takes to create your life?
If the answer is yes, remember it will take sheer willpower and that’s not easy. Confronting your problems truthfully is the first step. The following steps are equally important.
STOP - telling anyone that will listen about what happened or didn’t happen, who do it, and how it has affected your life.
STOP - using your explanation as your security blanket for how and why you find yourself in your current situation.
If you can STOP this behavior, you are on the right track in creating the life you deserve!
If you believe you’re ready stand up right now, look in the mirror and say’ enough is enough! These three small words simply mean - I’ve had it and you can’t move forward unless you’ve had it and that’s powerful!
It is my hope moving forward that you join me in making the best of where you stand today and every day. It’s my belief that in order to have an effect on young women we must reach them at their core, meaning they must be present---and not in name only.
Let’s provide them with the truth and let’s get empowered!!
Winston Churchill says:
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it,
ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
See ya soon!