Category Archives: Motivational Moment

You are a Creator of Your Life

You must surround yourself with people who appreciate you, love you, encourage you, help you to be the best you can be by speaking honest truth and those who build you up! Unfortunately, everybody is not going to accept you. You have to get past that. You must understand that.

Don’t you dare let someone else’s un-appreciation or non-acceptance of you be a point of depression or cause you to feel ‘less than’. Don’t give them that kind of power over your life! You must encourage yourself!

Stop being so dependent on other people for your value! If someone does not appreciate you, it is not your problem. Don’t let that stop you from giving your best. Don’t let that stop you from living your life. Don’t let that victimize you.

You are not a victim of your life; you are the creator of your life.

Frenetta Tate is CEO of Frenetta Tate International, a Certified Women’s Life Empowerment Coach, Certified International Entrepreneur Coach, Business Strategist, Author and Speaker. I am passionate about helping men and women understand their unique advantage, embrace their personal power with clarity and navigate through life using effective strategies for their unique success. Feel free to email to frenetta@frenettatate.com or connect to @frenettatate on social media.

Don’t solely rely on other people

It is not a good idea to solely make your determinations, judgments, decisions and resolves based on opinions. I encourage you to get clarity: learn for yourself, read for yourself and get an understanding so you can be clear to make educated choices about people, places and things. If it is at all possible for you, base your decisions on knowledge that you have attained through your own search for understanding. People’s opinions are their viewpoints, not taking your thoughts and beliefs into account, and they have a right to it.

Viewpoints are shaped by experiences, upbringing, perceptions and a person’s own truth that they use to guide their own lives, which may not resonate or connect with the way you live and what you believe. So, don’t solely rely on other people for your news and information, especially when you can find out for yourself.

Frenetta Tate is CEO of Frenetta Tate International, a Certified Women’s Life Empowerment Coach, Certified International Entrepreneur Coach, Business Strategist, Author and Speaker. I am passionate about helping Entrepreneurs understand their unique advantage, embrace their personal power with clarity and develop a unique business strategy for their business growth and sustainability. email to frenetta@frenettatate.com or connect to @frenettatate on social media.

Kwanzaa: Celebrating the Good

Happy Kwanzaa!  I enjoy this time of year – Celebrating Kwanzaa!

You have the power of leadership. You have the power to create and celebrate the good in this world. Never forget how awesome you are and how much you can offer this world.

Below is an excerpt from Dr. Maulana Karenga’s annual message. I share this excerpt to provide education and inspiration but that you would also be moved in your heart to embrace the principles and implement them in your life and business.

The beautiful thing about Kwanzaa is that while it is speaking to African Americans; Dr. Karenga’s message is kindly inclusive of all people and the world. 

“Embracing the Principles and Practice of Kwanzaa: Creating and Celebrating the Good”

The Seven Principles, the Nguzo Saba, prove their enduring and daily relevance in the life we live, the work we do, and the struggle we wage on every front to expand the realm of freedom and justice, peace, security, well-being and other goods in the world. Umoja (Unity) teaches us the oneness of our people, the common ground of our humanity, the interrelatedness of life and the indispensability of family and community in our righteous togetherness in love, work and struggle.

In a world where there are ongoing invasions, bombing, occupations and other mass assaults on vulnerable peoples and lands, and there are outrageous denials of the rights to freedom and independence, the principle of Kujichagulia (Self-determination) reaffirms our right and everyone’s right to control our destiny and daily lives, and build the good communities, societies and future we conceive, aspire to and struggle to bring into being.

In a world where degraded forms of individualism claim the day and people are taught conflict over cooperation and rush ruthlessly ahead at the expense of others, Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) teaches us that we come into being, thrive and flourish in needed and principled relationships. And it teaches us that it is together that we must conceive and construct the good communities, societies and world we all want and deserve.

In a world where corporate pillage and plunder of the wealth of the world and alliances with invading and occupying armies are understood as normal and necessary by citizen beneficiaries, and where silence in the face of slaughter and suffering is justified for “reasons” of the false right to be secure in that brutal robbery and repressive rule, the principle of Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) teaches the value and practice of shared work and shared wealth, the right of people to their own re-sources and the ethical imperative of a just and equitable sharing of the good of the world.

In a world where evil and injustice flourish and the poor and vulnerable are held in contempt by the rich and powerful and by the wannabe’s that worship and follow them, the principle of Nia (Purpose) reminds us of the ancient ethical teaching in the Odu Ifa that we and all humans are divinely chosen to bring good in the world and that this is the fundamental mission and meaning, i.e., purpose, of human life.

In a world in which worldwide destruction is digitized and brutally imposed on the world, and the police and vigilante taking of Black lives has become almost epidemic, and where countries and whole peoples are devastated, and the environment laid waste with wanton disregard and distain, the principle of Kuumba (Creativity) urges us to practice the ethical teachings of The Husia that put forth the concept of serudj ta, the moral obligation to heal, repair and transform the world making it more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Finally, In a world where faith is funded, religion is racialized and used to indict and discredit whole peoples and their faith, and God is given the blasphemous and sacrilegious role of co-signing oppression, land and resource robbery and claims of racial and religious supremacy, the principle of Imani (Faith) teaches us to hold tightly and firmly to the faith of our ancestors who taught us to respect each person, people and culture as a unique and equally valid and valuable way of being human in the world.

These are great principles to implement in daily life and in business. Kwanzaa is celebrated December 26 – January 1. Read Dr. Karenga’s full message here.

Frenetta Tate is a Motivational Orator, International Author, Women’s Empowerment Coach, Business Consultant and Partner. Learn more at http://www.frenettatate.com

I am an International Best-Selling Author!

My first international collaborative book, Hot Mama in High Heels – Daily Tips To Rock Your World As A Woman”  is an Amazon Best Seller. I decided earlier this year that I wanted to do a collaborative book. I wanted it to be with a diverse group of women and I wanted to talk about something close to my heart. I spoke it into existence.

To speak to the power of social media, shortly after, I received a Facebook message from Christine Marmoy. Christine was a new Facebook friend but I had not delved into all that she did. She had been reading my posts and thought that my subject matter connected with her new book and asked if I would be interested in being a co-author. I took a step of faith and said yes. I knew this was ‘the book’ I spoke into my life earlier.

Now, I am an international best selling author because I took a step of faith.

You can take a step of faith, too. Whatever is in your heart to do, speak it forth and begin aligning yourself to it and before you know it, it will come to you. Be determined. 

If you would like to order the book, you can now order it through www.frenettatate.com and I have a special gift for you when you do. A bonus gift, an audio download of my chapter, ‘Spicy Tips to Conquer Self-Sabotage’.

Share Your Story:  Have you taken a step of faith lately?

Frenetta Tate, President of EmpowerMe365 is a Certified Empowerment Coach and Motivational Speaker. She can be reached at http://www.frenettatate.com.

I Heard a Word

I heard a word. You have been waiting a LONG time for God to answer your prayer(s). You’ve prayed the same prayer day after day. You believe in P.U.S.H. – Pray Until Something Happens. You are leaning, trusting, believing and hoping that God will answer your prayer expeditiously, speedily, without delay, come-on-with-it God. “I am waiting on you. Lord, my eyes are on you” is what you are saying in the deepest parts of your heart.

You are waiting for a breakthrough in a stagnant place or situation you have been in. You are waiting for ‘word’ about a request you made. You are expecting an abundance of blessing based on some small information you have but nothing has happened; you have not heard a single word. You’ve been praying about your event, conference or tele-series. You want the people to come and be blessed. You know you have a great program and this is what you are to be doing but still things are moving slow, interest is waning, so you called out to God. You lift it up in prayer constantly and still, you wait.

You keep looking out the front door to see if ‘it’ is coming; to see if it is ‘on the way’ but still, you wait. Maybe you have a thorn in your side, a stronghold that you can’t shake or a mindset that needs a reset and you asked God for help. You cried out. Your heart is light one minute and heavy the next minute. You believe one minute but doubt comes in so you encourage yourself. You start speaking life giving words and you tell yourself, “don’t give up, keep going; it will work out.” You are hopeful and your countenance is up but the enemy is trying to wear you down with doubt but I stopped by my blog to share this:

Child of God, the moment you prayed, God heard you. The moment you prayed in faith, God sent His answer. It is on the way. Relax. Don’t expect it to come in a specific way; just expect it. Don’t prejudge, speculate, wonder, worry or feel forgotten. You are not forgotten. You do not need to worry. Turn your worry energy into faith energy and do not waver from that posture. God can move heaven and earth in your favor. He is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Let Him work it out.

God knew what you needed before you knew you needed it and will provide it. Trust and do not be double-minded about what you believe. If it is for you, no one can thwart that work being done in your life. You just don’t go and get desperate and do something to sabotage yourself. Wait on the Lord. He will strengthen you. His grace is sufficient.

Above All, be encouraged, tell fear to sit down and shut up and keep faith-stepping!

Share Your Story:  Did this word meet you where you are in your life today?

Frenetta Tate, President of EmpowerMe365, is a Certified Empowerment Coach and Motivational Speaker. She can be reached at www.frenettatate.com.