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Be Mine Conference 2016

Just 2 weeks away!

There’s still time to register!

I hope to see you there! 

Registration price of $35 extended to 1/18/16 (t-shirt included).
$40 1/19-1/30 (t-shirt available on a first come first serve).
Online registration closes 1/26/16.

 

Sign up now at www.bemineconference.orgShine 2016_2

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Weekly Tip: Fill Your Jar Faster

So you’re concerned as to how to fill your jar as quickly as possible or with as much change as possible.  One way is to save your change from purchases.  If bottled water cost $1.27 and you have the exact amount, hold on to the $.27 for your jar.  Secondly, give the cashier all dollar bills instead.  For example, if you have two $1 bills, purposefully make change for your jar by giving the cashier the “folding” money—creating an additional $.73.  Remember the purpose of your change jar—change makes dollars therefore saving change definitely makes sense!

© Mindi Coleman-December 26, 2011

 

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Weekly Tip: The Savings Jar

Pennies. Nickels. Dimes. Quarters.  From time to time, many of us drop a few days worth of change into an old spaghetti or mayonnaise jar, or perhaps a shoe box. Regardless of the container, saving change is the focus.  However, most people do not have a specific purpose for saving their change. I purposely save change for a year—from birthday to birthday.  Last year on my birthday, I had $194.35 in change!  I turned my change into what I call “folding money” and had a ball!!! Be specific and make saving change exciting!  Vacation.  Shoes.  Handbag. Computer.  New phone.  Jewelry.  Camera.  Perfume.  When your change container is full, SPEND IT!!  You will never look at change the same way again!

© Mindi Coleman-December 13, 2011

Be blessed & encouraged!

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Keeping Kids Warm Project!

Each year thousands of Metro-Atlanta school children go through the cold winter season without the appropriate clothing to keep them warm. According to Atlanta’s Homeless Task Force, children under the age of 9 years old are the fastest growing homeless population. Here in Atlanta, children are the poorest–there are more children that live in poverty in Atlanta than any other city in the U.S. For Mindi Coleman, Founder of the Keeping Kids Warm Project (KKWP), addressing the needs of Atlanta’s underprivileged children is a top priority.

Created in 2006 and because of the warm and generous heart of our supporters, the KKWP has kept over 3,000 children warm. We will continue to work to ensure that Atlanta’s underprivileged children, receive new hats and gloves and nutritious snacks, such as oatmeal, to help them keep warm and healthy during the frigid winter season.

This winter, the 6th Annual Keeping Kids Warm Project will help keep 500 children warm with a new hat and glove set.

In order to do this, KKWP needs your help with:

500 NEW hat & glove sets, 1000 packs of instant oatmeal (each child receives 2 packs), 1000 packs of hot chocolate (each child receives 2 packs), 500 candy canes, 300 bottled waters, Pizza for 300 children

The annual KKWP event will be hosted at the NFL/YET Boys & Girls Club.

Date: Friday, December 16th, 2011

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Location: 535 Hill Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

 *All donations are tax-deductible. KKWP has partnered with G.A.S.P. Ministries–God’s Angel for Single Parents, a non-profit organization-gaspministries.org.

Kindly make checks and money orders payable to G.A.S.P. Ministries. Indicate in the memo field that your donation is for KKWP 2011.

Mail donation to: Mindi Coleman/KKWP, 2870 Peachtree Rd-Suite 610, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

If you have any questions, feel free to call Mindi at, 678-825-5597/678-825-KKWP.

Thank you, Mindi Coleman

 Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

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Why Not You?: Day 2

Good Evening!  I have to admit that I let my confidence in God’s ability slip today.  I got wrapped up in my abilities and my limitations that I just totally ignored the fact that I have an awesome God who’s more than capable of providing for me.

So, in case you didn’t know, my goal is to become a Certified Life Coach and I’ve been exploring different schools and programs and they are pretty pricey.  I’ve narrowed my list down to 3 choices.  I started comparing the schools and then I started focusing on the money that I don’t have to pay for the certification program and then my mind started reeling! I started thinking of ways that I could raise the money, sell cupcakes, pies, cookies, go work in a grocery store, maybe do a fish fry, anything! (LOL @ the fish fry!) So, after getting frustrated with myself I picked up Valorie’s Book, Why Not You? and started to read chapter 2 which is “Know that Authentic Confidence Attracts Success” and right off the bat I’m convicted of my stressing and trying to figure out something that God has already worked out! I know that this is what I’m called to do and I’m confident in this but for a fleeting moment, I started getting my panties in a bunch because I couldn’t figure out how I was going to make this happen!  So, I keep reading and here are a few things that I read that totally boosted me out of my funk that I was in and totally reminded me that by me walking in my God-given purpose that I can have confidence in knowing that God can orchestrate my life through His awesome favor!

*Authentic Confidence is about what God can do through me, in me, and for me. Immediately everything is taken off of me! All I have to do is trust God that if He brought me to this, surely He will make a way for me to get through this and succeed!

*Knowing that God is with me is my key to authentic confidence.  Authentic confidence is my complete trust that what I offer to this world is valuable, meaningful, and divinely unique! Do you feel this way about yourself?

*Authentic confidence=self-confidence+faith

*Two essentials of confidence are faith and trust in God-trust that He will make available to me the resources I need (BINGO!!!!) and my ability to communicate effectively! My calling as a spiritual life coach has already been taken care of by the ONE who called me to do so! So now why am I worrying?

If what you’re trying to accomplish is God’s will for your life, trust that He has already paved the way, we just have to follow HIM!!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

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Weekly Tip!

We are now “plastic people”.  Our wallets, pockets, and purses are filled with debit cards, credit cards and gift cards.  What if for whatever reason, your plastic money is demagnetized–you will probably be immobilized. 

Now, imagine for a minute that the area in which you live is warned about catastrophic weather approaching and evacuation is inevitable.  You load your car with essential items and head to the ATM to get cash to cover you and your family’s for an undetermined amount of time.  You arrive at the ATM system and the system is down! You race to the next and nearest cash station only to discover that it is out of money–lots of folks got there before you did! Time and your heart are racing! You need to get on the road and head to safety, not zig and zag around town trying to get cash!

Let’s rewind this scenario to the very beginning.  You just learn of imminent weather which translates as “FLEE!”  You calmly pack clothing and other needs, and grab your PREDESIGNATED “Katrina Kash” tucked away at home for such a time as this! 
During your city’s mad exodus, you are one step ahead of everyone because you do not have to stop and get $$$!  If needed, you can get more cash at an ATM at your destination.
Don’t think you can save a few dollars here and there for your Katrina Kash?  My mom taught me, “Once you make the decision, the way will present itself.”   MAKE the decision!
© Mindi Coleman-November 29, 2011