Entries by Aprill E.

Be The Expert On You !

I HATE JUDGEMENTAL PEOPLE. BUT what saddens me more is how often we judge ourselves.  And that judgment typically stems from the thoughts and opinions of others. Last night I had a coaching session with one of my clients.  We were talking about embracing who we are. She was telling me how the people at […]

Success Is An Inside Job

Success is an inside job. Hmmmm.  Sounds catchy, but what does that really mean? A person/business/organization is not successful because of the practices/processes/habits that you see them performing consistently in their “outer” life.  Nope.  The real key to their success is rooted on the inside. Business Example:  Walmart.  The conglomerate is not successful because they […]

I Am My Past

This morning I was pulling up an app to find a daily prayer to share with some friends in a group text, and this is what came up. It stirred my spirit so deeply that I decided to write.   You see, for years I fought to get beyond my past. I wanted change. I […]

Tell A Different Story

“If you want a different life, tell a different story.” Over the past few months, I’ve taken a lot of punches.  Strong ones.  There were a couple of times where I thought it was a knock-out, because I was down for a long count.  And as I was down, I began reflecting—looking back at my […]

Now I Do What I Want

So many people have given me such encouragement as I closed out a huge chapter of my life last week and walked away from an amazing job to go forth into the unknown. I am so at peace today. No, I haven’t retired. Ha! Far from it…but I’ve taken away my comfort zone—my plan B—so […]

No Looking Back

“If you’re always looking back at what you’ve lost, you’ll never discover the treasure that lies just up ahead.” -Spearman Each and every one of us has regrets. We have would’ve, could’ve, should’ve moments. We know there are times we should’ve made better decisions, better choices, or used better judgment. But we didn’t. And now […]

Do You Want To Be…

If you want to be successful, stop doing what unsuccessful people do.   Complaining. Making excuses. Looking for handouts. Sleeping in. Being too cheap to invest in yourself. Settling.   (Hit dogs holla.)   Do what successful people do.   Own it. Do the work. Find a way. Whatever it takes. Invest in themselves. Wake […]

Lies We Tell Ourselves

I hate when I hear people say that they don’t care what other people think about them. “Lies we tell ourselves.” We all care to some degree what others think about us. We do! And it’s okay. It’s human nature–and we are human, right? We have feelings and emotions. We feel joy, excitement, love and appreciation […]

Your Life Is Happening Just Like It’s Supposed To….

Did you know that everything that has happened was supposed to? Truth. Every blessing. Every disappointment. Every opportunity. Every disadvantage. Everything that has happened in your life was supposed to happen. There are no accident– no mistakes. It was already written. It’s part of a greater plan– chapters of a larger story. So relax. Knowing […]

Do, Be, and Have Everything…

Change is uncomfortable. But I asked for it. I prayed for it.   There were so many things that I knew needed to be fixed—to be better—in order for me to become a better version of myself. In order for me to get to my next level in life, I first had to get to […]