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An 8-Step Blueprint to Success

This morning, my soul was touched by Neo Souljah, who was the guest speaker on our TOTALPackage™ Weekly Women’s forum. She was asked by her very good sister-friend and TOTALPackage™ Co-Founder, Dyuanna, to join us to share her success journey with our listeners. As with all facets of my life, I decided to remove all distractions, open my heart drive and allow her words to flow through me. In turn, I delightfully recognized that she was revealing the blueprint to success.

Now, I’m not going to share her story, you will need to listen to the playback of the call to get that *grin* BUT I am going to share an 8-Step Blueprint to Success, inspired by Neo Souljah. (Neo, when I met you six years ago in Cleveland and I heard you spit those lyrics, I knew I was looking at a superstar. Congrats on your success and thank you for being an inspiration to many!)

1. TRIALS Every success I’ve had came with a big NO in front of it and I had to overcome that. ~ Neo Souljah
It is well known that 99% of us endure some kind of trial or trials as we grow into adulthood.  Whether it’s an abusive relationship, living a life of lack, low self-esteem… the list goes on and on. This first step to success is the foundation of success. It allows us to always remember where we came from, learn & grow from those experiences, and remain humbled by them.

2. DECISIONS ~ You either believe in God or not, there is no in between. ~ Neo Souljah
Within each of us lies our Divine Purpose that we have been programmed to fulfill, but it will never come to pass until one decides to take action…to choose victory over defeat…to embrace that Higher Force that can deliver us from the trials. Once this decision is made, you will notice a paradigm shift, as one of my mentors, Simon T. Bailey, calls it — the Vuja De moment. It’s the realization that you have the power to co-create your reality.

3. OPPORTUNITIES ~ I was offered a spot that I wasn’t supposed to have. ~ Neo Souljah
Every single human being is faced with many opportunities every single day. There are those who allow fear to prevent them from recognizing opportunities, then there are those who made the decision to Choose Life and are empowered to recognize them and embrace them.

4. OBSTACLES ~ Anything that God has called you to do, will bring much opposition. This allows you to rely on Him and take action in spite of…  ~ Neo Souljah
Now you didn’t think this was going to be easy did you? There are going to be many, many obstacles on our journey to success. Obstacles are necessary to test our fortitude. Quite frankly, they are only seen as obstacles by those who succumb to fear. For those who Choose Life, they are seen as the stepping stones of success.

5. SUPPORT God can put one person into your life that can shift your destiny…IF you allow them to. ~ Neo Souljah
It is critical to surround ourselves with people who have our best interest at heart. As Neo stated, our “Ride or Die” crew.  These are the ones who will build us up rather than tear us down. The ones who will inspire us rather than drain us. These are the ones who will tell you what you need to hear in order to push through the obstacles on our journey to success. The ones who will push your to be the best you that you are designed to be.

6. MIRACLES ~ I don’t know how it happened, but the next thing I knew
When we make the decision to push through any and every obstacle that comes our way, it is a display of faith. Faith that whatever we desire to happen WILL happen. That’s when everything falls into place. When it seems like doors open without you touching them.

7. STRESS TESTS ~ The very ones who say GO GO GO will turn around and try to trip you up as you GO.  ~ Neo Souljah
Everything’s going well, opportunities seem to be falling into your lap, then BOOM! An earth-shaking series of events will occur that will shake most to the core. The biggest success blockers will surface when you least expect it and many times from sources that you thought were “on your side”. I call them the Dream Stealers.  This is where our faith is truly tested because these are the people that we must learn how to love but let go in order to pursue and fulfill our Purpose.

8. RESOLVE ~ If you know in your heart “THIS is what I’m supposed to do” DO IT regardless of what others say or what comes your way. ~ Neo Souljah
The stress tests will simply confirm for you that you are on the right path. You immediately recognize that the most beautiful gems are created through intense pressure. You recognize that success is the journey not the destination. You recognize that success is a mindset.

These are the steps that I gleaned from Neo Souljah’s journey, there is so much more that can be shared but I prefer for you to listen to the playback of this morning’s call and glean the nuggets that are there for YOU to hear right now at YOUR right time.

Please be sure to share your thoughts below. I’d love to get your feedback.

Love, Light & Success,


#TPforum Book #2 » “From Crackers to Caviar – A Guide to Personal Development”

Ladies!!! We are in for a treat this Saturday, December 3 @ 8am ET! Join us on the TOTALPackage™ Weekly Women’s Forum to hear from a truly inspired couple — Pastors James Cooper & Regyna Cooper!

This call will be the kick-off for Book #2 of the TOTALPackage™ Book Club » From Crackers to Caviar – A Guide to Personal Development, written by James R. Cooper.

About James R. Cooper
James R. CooperJames R. Cooper is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Maxser Consulting Group, LLC and Pastor of Restoration International Christian Ministries. Originally from Long Island, NY, James lives in Maryland with his wife Regyna and their son Andrew.

James’ professional journey began with the privilege of serving in the US Air Force as a Security Policeman and Military Working Dog Handler. While serving in the military, James was called to special assignments. James provided dignitary support for foreign leaders and heads of state, including President Ronald Reagan, Vice President George Bush, and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The highlight of James’ military career was providing dignitary sup­port for the United Nations 40th anniversary. Foreign leaders from around the world were in attendance. With his military tour ending, and a burning desire to compete in the ‘real’ world, James found himself in California starting over in the private sector.

Transitioning from the military back to the civilian world, tests both your commitment, adaptability and resolve. An unexpected encounter lead to a position as a security officer, and his corporate climb. God used that position as the door that has allowed James to manage mul­timillion dollar budget portfolios for several Fortune 500 corporations in a number of varying operational roles. While living in Charlotte, NC a new opportunity offered itself, in the IT field. With a seed planted by his father when he was a young boy, James knew there was more to learn and experience. With a change of direction and reduction in pay, he pressed into the new field and excelled to the point where he lead multimillion dollar projects as a Project/Program Manager.

With a drive instilled in him from his youth, to own his own busi­ness, James has successfully launched 2 organizations. With all of his professional success, the road he was about to travel was the greatest of his life.

Knowing there was more for him to do, James was called to lead and teach uncommon leaders. This seemed difficult to imagine, but when God ordains a thing, it is done. With much prayer, worship and fasting, Restoration International Christian Ministries was launched in 2010. All the doors that God has opened, has given James the oppor­tunities to share his message of success, both at home and abroad, and has uniquely equipped him as he assists organizations and indi­viduals to break through barriers to and their success.

We look forward to having you join us!

TOTALPackage™ Weekly Women’s Forum
Saturday, December 3 @ 8am ET
712-432-0075 (pin 333220#)

Next Saturday on the TPforum – Simon T. Bailey

We are pleased to announce our next featured guest speaker for the TPforum, Mr. Simon T. Bailey! Join us on Saturday, November 19 @ 8am ET to hear from one of the brightest speakers of our time!

Voted the best keynote speaker ever heard or used by the readers of Meetings and Conventions magazine, Simon T. Bailey is a compelling instigator who enriches people’s lives by encouraging them to create the destiny they want.

He does this by illuminating and then magnifying the brilliance inherent in everyone through his positively contagious energy and enthusiasm.

His transformational insights, delivered with compassion and humor, connect viscerally with audiences; and have earned Simon recognition as one of the Top 25 Speakers Shaping the Speaking Profession.

Since leaving the Walt Disney Company and discovering his vocation eight years ago, Simon has worked with three hundred of the Fortune 1000 and written 6 books, one of which, Release Your Brilliance, was voted #17 of the top 100 books being read by corporate America.

A repeat speaker at Microsoft, Dell, and Society of Human Resource Management, Simon is also the founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc., a consulting and educational think tank.

Somehow he still finds time to write columns for Prestige Magazine, London UK and Destiny Magazine, South Africa. Simon’s seventh book will be published in 2011.

We look forward to having you join us!

TOTALPackage™ Weekly Women’s Forum
Saturday, November 19 @ 8am ET
712-432-0075 (pin 333220#)