#16 Episode: "6 Thank-FULL Refreshments"

Uncategorized Nov 26, 2020
Thanksgiving is one day but THANKSGIVING is also an ability that God gives us to fulfill a God-given dream or Passion Project.
So, today I wanted to share…
6 Thank-FULL Refreshments
1.) Represent - As Christians we honor Him by fulfilling the plans He places on the inside of us, so let’s represent God as we fulfill those Passion Projects with our attitude!
2.) Prayer - Refresh those who help you by praying of them
3.) Special Gifts - Giving thoughtful gifts do not just happen but are a result of being Creatively Specific
4.) Time - Giving your time refreshes you and those who help you
5.) A Simple Thank You - Giving does not have to be complicated
6.) Finish the Work - When those who support you see you complete a God-given dream it is so very refreshing!
I have just given you how to refresh those who are helping you,
WHO are these people and WHEN should you give them thanks?
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#15 "Develop These 6 Abilities to Launch Any Project" - includes DOWNLOADS

I have a question for you?
Are you WILLING to launch into that "Passion Project"?
You know that book that you always have wanted to write or that business that you have always wanted to launch or that room that you have wanted to renovate or something even more amazing?
Now I said the word WILLING because - here is me talking very straight with you - what I am going to share today is only for those Christians who are WILLING to pursue a Passion Project (or God-given dream)
I cannot, nor will I, tell you what that Passion Project is for you - check out Episode #13 & #14 (LINKS BELOW) to help you identify it along with a Passion Project resource that I will share at the end of this episode.

During the time I am recording this episode we are coming up on a New Year and coming off of a very challenging year. But whenever you are listening to this - there is no better time than NOW to develop abilities to launch into any project!

In this episode I share...
~ How abilities differ...
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#14 Episode: "How to Pinpoint a Passion Project" with FREE Download

Are you passionate?
Let me tell you, I am super passionate about today’s topic, because no matter how much passion you have or I have without direction we will not fulfill the plans that God has for us.
BUT with passion moving forward in the right direction - oh my goodness...
Christians, you will be unstoppable to fulfill the plans God has for you!
So let’s get into today’s topic…

How to Pinpoint a Passion Project?

1. Identify Your Strengths - Checkout Episode #13 “3 Steps to Get Stirred Up!” (Link Below)
2. Funnel those Strengths to ONE Passion Project (or God-given dream)

How do you FUNNEL those strengths ?

Let’s talk about what we know to be true -

~ God gives us gifts and talents
~ God gives us abilities "Means" 2 Corinthians 8:11-12
Today let's go over the ability...

FORWARD THINKING...ask yourself:
"What is the dream and what is the point of that dream (or Passion Project) ? "
Answer this question with 3 Rs...
Respect - Ask God for help to...

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#13 Episode: "3 Steps to Get You Stirred Up!" with NEW Download



This podcast is a little different today - Normally, I follow a production clipboard - I sit down each month and plan out all the podcasts for several weeks - which helps me schedule recordings in advance, so that I can produce resources and balance my workload - But as today got closer I kept pausing that production schedule - because I wanted to share some timely encouragement.

  • Address election challenges, feeling discouraged, or really just frozen
  • You did what you could - now focus on your house - the plans God has for you

So what CAN you do to bENCOURAGEd to fulfill the plans God has for you?
Here are...

3 Steps to Get Stirred Up!...

  1. Get around an encouraging environment - You just heard about bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Community Facebook Group -
  2. Identify your Strengths
    What do people like about you? - Ask and make a list of 5 character strengths
    What are you good at? - Make a list of 5 gifts strengths
    Look on these Strengths regularly and I am going to give you...
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#12 Episode: "Never Give Up!" with Guest Alicia Fleming

Today we are going to “get up all in of our business”
- because we are going to talk about those projects that we know that we need to work on, but life keeps getting in the way.
The truth is that life will always get in the way.
And although we might need to pause a project we should never give up on it.
Today I have a special guest who I know will inspire you - she inspires me!
If anyone had a reason to quit a dream project it would be my friend...

Alicia Fleming who is a published writer and entrepreneur, but life really pressed in to try and stop her from fulfilling her God-given dreams - specifically her dream to publish her writings.

On today's episode Alicia shares...

~ Her dream to be a published author
~ The obstacles she faced including, car crashes, depression, cancer, and time
~ How she overcame these obstacles to fulfill her dream and publish mulitple works
Alicia did not allow life to stop her from pursuing her God-given dreams! 
Her story can...
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#10 Episode: "Review Preview Recap" includes Download


On today's episode I  recap...
Review Preview - my #1 Productivity Tip!
Learn where it came from, what it does, and how you can apply it effectively in your life! 

  • A brief history of Review Preview  - how I learned how to meet with myself weekly

           Bonus tip - Interview your boss, minister, or organization leader - always be ready with at least one question that you can ask so that you can gain knowledge from those who mentor you. 

  • What Review Preview Does 

         - It allows you to stop planning and begin to Generate a Plan - which helps you fulfill the plans that God has for you.
          - It consolidates a 30-45 minute weekly meeting with yourself that reviews your previous week inlight of Scriptures and God's plans for your life and previews your upcoming week as you sync your To Do List, Thank You List, and calendar/planner 

  • How You Can...
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#9 Episode "Top Tips to be Inspired" includes GIVEAWAY details

Let’s talk about inspiration today!

1. How can inspiration practically help you fulfill the plans that God has for you?

Before we can answer this question we must first answer this one...What is the value of inspiration?
~ Inspiration gives us tangible examples of what we can accomplish
~ Inspiration lets us know that as a human it is possible!

2. How can you make sure that you will be Inspired on a regular basis?

Let me Give you Two Thoughts on Thank You Lists

1. Apply My 3 Tips on To Do Lists
1.) Make ONE; 2.) Take it with You! 3.) Don't Undervalue it!
Reference EPISODE #4

2. Measure it, So You Can Treasure it!

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~Charles Dickens

Blessing Book!

~Get an inexpensive journal notebook
~Write the MONTH at the top of the page
~Each Thursday - try doing in the morning
~Using bullet points - Make a list of blessings that people have given to you -...

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#8 "Balancing Productivity" with Guest Jen Howat

Uncategorized Oct 01, 2020

GIVEAWAY Announcement!!!!! -(See details at the end of notes)

Do you ever feel like you are running from project to project?

You say yes to so many good projects that you have automatically forfeited balance in your life -even good projects or good things can prevent balance in our lives.


Do you find yourself not producing anything because you are producing everything?

If you answered yes to any of these questions get ready to bENCOURAGEd Today because our guest makes it her ministry to help people - especially women - get “unstuck” from being overwhelmed and create healthy rhythms and boundaries in their lives.

Today, Jen Howat, founder of Women in Ministry United, shares…

~~ Why she pursued ministry
~~ Top 3 Reasons women become burned out in ministry or any area of leadership
~ ~ Two of her top tips for how to balance productivity in life

Resources to connect with Jen Howat…

“Giving Up Normal Podcast”

Women in Ministry United on...

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#7 Episode: "Give Yourself a High FIVE!" with GIVEAWAY details

Uncategorized Sep 24, 2020

GIVEAWAY Announcement!!!!!

Drawing will be open until OCTOBER 11th, 2020 for...

$25 Amazon Gift Card & a ONE-ON-ONE Q&A Zoom Call with ME (Amber)

How to enter?

5 Easy Steps...

1st - Go to bENCOURGAEd Today.com to download the Review Preview Guide & Checklist

2nd - Begin applying it in your life each week

3rd - Join bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Community Facebook Group
- look for the POST with my Review Preview Binder and GIVEAWAY across the top

4th - COMMENT on what you are getting out of Review Preview

5th & final step - Wait until WED OCT 15th - for the LIVE [email protected] event on The bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Community Facebook Group!

(Entry will close @ MIDNIGHT on OCT. 11th)


I am super excited to jump into our topic today which is all about encouragement.

Let me share one of the most important things that can help you fulfill the plans that God has for you! Today let’s bring it back to this basic...

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#6 Episode: "Streamline Your Passion!" with Guest Rachel Pope

Have you ever heard of the phrase “Jack of all trades, but a master of none?”

While it is important to be able to adapt to situations, projects, and responsibilities the more that we streamline our lives the more we can experience what I call...
“enjoyable productivity”!

We all have different gifts and talents as well as strengths, but what happens when we are able to maximize our strengths in a way that we flex them in multiple areas of our lives?

What happens is “enjoyable productivity!”

My guest today has done just that - by streamlining passion!
- she identified her passion and pursues it in many if not all of the areas of her life.

being crowned Mrs. Nashville

On this episode Rachel Pope,and I discuss how to “Streamline Your Passion”

Because no matter what your passion is or what your strengths may be when you streamline your passion it helps you to...
be Inspired, be Productive, be Fulfilled ~...

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