How to Use The Power of WISDOM to Transform Your Life

10.27.13 Posted in Video by

A while ago, I almost cancelled a meditation call.

It *almost* didn’t happen.

But everybody knows, almost doesn’t count.

The world “ALMOST” will get in your way every single 
time you scratch the surface of greatness.

You ALMOST completed this. You ALMOST completed that. 
You ALMOST achieved your goal. You ALMOST took that leap 
of faith. But today, almost will disappear. 

I want to tell you about WISDOM. There’s something you 
need to do, that requires a wisdom.

You don’t need to 
*almost* or *halfway* or *kind of* make a decision. 

It’s time to gain clarity and make the wise choice. 
Whether it’s getting a new job or letting go of a toxic relationship.  Making wise choices that move your life forward, even 
when it seems impossible.

Even when you don’t know how. It was big for me. Everyone would have 
understood if I couldn’t make it. I literally wasn’t feeling well. I was sick, 
hunched over and vomiting. (Sorry but its true) But… I realized something. I had to push. I felt how I felt, but I knew somebody 
needed me.

With all the recent events, I knew that if I 
pushed through in my WORST moment, I’d help somebody 
else receive their BEST moment. So I followed my intuition and I’m glad I did. Before I give you today’s affirmation, I want to give 
you a recap of what we talked about. And this 
is important because you’re about to make some very 
serious decisions about your future. Please, use wisdom. Make wise choices.

What’s WISDOM? It’s the quality of having experience, knowledge, and 
good judgment; the quality of being wise.

It’s knowing when to push, knowing when not to. Knowing 
when to stay, when to leave. Knowing when to stop, when 
to start. Knowing that your purpose in life is bigger than you… 
and whatever you feel or think, whatever struggle, hurt, 
pain, heartache – is just a part of the process to get 
your greatness. Today, I want to empower you to be WISE about your 
decisions. Because every decision you make is either 
HELPING your life or HURTING your life. Every decision you make is moving you CLOSER to your 
dreams or FURTHER from your dreams.

Wisdom is what happens when you realize that no weapon, 
no obstacle, no circumstance formed against you shall 
prosper. And because you’re wise, you keep moving forward anyway. 
You don’t sweat the small stuff. You don’t let doubt, 
fear, UPPERCUT you and knock you out.


Remind yourself that even though *this* is where you 
are, *this* is not where you’re going to be forever. 
That’s wisdom. And now is a time in your life where you can’t afford not to make 
wise choices.

Here’s a powerful affirmation


TODAY I am committed to 
living a FULL life. LIFE IS TOO SHORT for anything else. 
No weapon, BS, drama, negativity shall prosper today. I 
REFUSE to be blocked by anyone or anything. I’m too busy 
dreaming, living, laughing, succeeding in every area of 
what I do, because I am who I am, and I am who I am 
because I can BE whoever I chose to BE. God made me who 
I AM, and I’m FREE to be me. WISE, SUCCESSFUL and FREE.


Make as many wise choices as you can today. Do you need 
to get up early? Do you need to stay at work late? Do 
you need to cook dinner a little earlier? Is it time to 
grab some new knowledge? Did you make the wise decision 
to let go of someone or something? Keep these questions in mind as you navigate through 
your day. Be WISE about the choices you make.

Now don’t just CLOSE this and go on with your 
regularly scheduled life.

Here’s the assignment. PICK (1) area in your life that 
isn’t as satisfactory as you’d like it to be.

Then write 
down 3 WISE DECISIONS you can make to improve it within 
the next 24 hours.

Do you always get upset when your friend, spouse, boss calls or doesn’t call ? Do 
you always get upset when coworkers ask you if something 
gets done? Do you feel frustrated, anxious or confused 
when you don’t get things done on time? Have you been 
PROCRASTINATING to do the thing you said you would do? Okay.

Fine. Let’s take some action and be wise about how 
we deal with it. The above assignment is a simple step. 
And like always, you have the option to NOT do it, but 
that’s hopefully NOT why you signed up to read this. Be WISE today.

Keep the mindset, attitude 
to change YOUR life on YOUR terms. No matter how much I motivate or pump you up, it’s 
ultimately up to YOU to LIVE, ACT and BREATHE your own 

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Why Selling Yourself Matters!

10.23.13 Posted in Video by



Each day my inbox is flooded with emails from amazing women like you…women who are seeking and searching for solutions, for guidance on how they can start or grow their business. It’s not easy. I GET IT. Believe me, I do. Just a few short years ago, I was on the other side of this blog, looking for the same answers you are. And, guess what? At that time, it was pretty hard to find anyone I could relate to who would hand hold me and provide me with the guidance I needed.

Let me ask you a question: how many books, businesses and passions live inside of you – laying dormant – waiting to be unleashed?? From what I can see, there are SO many of you who are walking around with SO much to offer, so much to give, so much to contribute, yet…you struggle to find a way to unleash your creative expressions into the world in a way that will financially sustain you. After all, while we’re making our dreams happen, we still need to pay bills, buy food and clothes, put a roof over our heads, support our kids, etc.

As a matter of fact, very recently, someone said to me: “Shanel, going to work everyday is like watching paint dry…and if I’m honest with myself, it’s totally unrelated to my real passions…”

Does this feel like you?

Well, the fact that so many of you are struggling, made me wonder: what is it that is holding so many entrepreneurs back from their success? And, guess what I realized? You don’t know how to SELL yourself.

It’s no secret that there are plenty of marketing and selling strategies that “successful” people are using that others can’t seem to figure out. Being able to present yourself, market yourself, communicate your value and SELL what it is that you offer is one of the most important contributing factors to the success of your business. I learned how to present myself at a very young age, and it has been something that has developed naturally and effortlessly for me. I eventually realized that this is not the same for everyone. This is my gift, it’s my passion and it’s what I’m here to teach. I know now, that one of the reasons why I’m so successful and so passionate about what I do today is because I know my value and I know how to sell myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I know what it feels like to struggle. In case you don’t already know, I’ve made many mistakes along my path of entrepreneurship. Tons of them. As a matter of fact, I’m still making them. I’ve failed many times on my path to success. And, no matter what – no matter how many times I’ve failed – I never stopped. No matter how many times I’ve fallen – or how hard I’ve fallen – I’ve always gotten up, brushed myself off and kept moving.

Whether you’re starting (or growing) your business, knowing exactly what to do, how to do it, why to do it, when to do it and who can help you do it does not come easy. And for THAT reason, I’m committed to continuing to help women break through these barriers.

You certainly can’t make six figures without the right guidance. It’s nearly impossible. Although I can NOW work from ANYWHERE and do what I want, when I want… it was a process. I will never forget the thousands of headaches and dollars I spent on books, CDs, tapes, programs and trial-and-error trying to get where I am today.

Earlier this year, I held a very exclusive Entrepreneur Bootcamp, and it was absolutely phenomenal. It was the first time I had opened up about my business, and shared so much “behind the scenes” information. Were you there? If not, you can learn more about it here.

In the meantime, I’d love to know what you’re struggling with on your entrepreneurial path. Be sure to comment below and let me know where you need support, ok?

Love you!