It is a pleasure to announce one of our Inspirational Panel Speaker Misty Schmidt!
Misty Schmidt is a wife and mother of two. She currently resides in Southwest Washington and is originally from Northern CA. Being an inspirational speaker and writer are among her many talents. She has a passion for helping women realize their worth, beauty and personal truth. This passion has led her to found Sister Love (motivational tools, blog, Instagram, website, daily positive message) with the purpose of helping encourage people, as well as guide them on their path to healing and growth. Sister Love focuses on emotional health, physical health and spiritual health.
Misty’s educational background includes a BA in Social and Behavioral Studies as well as Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University. She is also Alumni with Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Additionally, Misty is very passionate about serving her community. She has spent over 10 years mentoring youth and serving in international missions/humanitarian services as well as women’s ministries at the churches she has attended.
From being a plus size model on the runway of New York Fashion week to speaking from brokenness with her mission team in the depths of the Amazon, she believes we all have a purpose and we are all capable of finding our worth, confidence and truth. Misty derives great joy from sharing her life journey with authenticity and vulnerability.
Hello Happy February!
Can you all believe that January 2016 is done and out the door? Time can be a speed demon but time fly’s with more contentment when you are focused on achieving your goals. I want to introduce you all to my new opportunity “7 Days #Goaldivas Ways”. For 7 days you and I will rock through my powerful guide to get you on track to achieving your goals. Because face this fact, we are already done with the first month of the new year and are you truly satisfied with your results so far?
So, when will we get down and get started? Starting February 8th! And your asking, now how much will this cost me? Yes, there is a cost because what you are investing in is YOU but I have a beautiful gift to include. The cost is $25 dollars which includes your 7 day guide, daily inspirational content and a complimentary 1 hour group call “Unblocking The Vision”.
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I was thinking there are days, weeks or months when we can feel unappreciated, lonely, unproductive, frustrated and unhappy with their current place in life….So what changes it?
A few thoughts:
- First and foremost reframing you mind. The number one factor that determines how you will live each day.
- Changing the environment, people and space.
- Trying something new (branch outside your norm)
- Revamp your perception. (For example: I can be upset at people for not doing for me what I do for them or I can accept the fact that the way I think and do is unique to me and to have expectations of others to do the same is not productive.
- Dressing up to have an amazing day even when you feel blah.
- Declare your I statements: I will not stay in my current funk! I am excited about reaching my goals! I believe that I can do it! I know what I am feeling is only temporary!
As human being we often live complicated lives due to our complicated thinking. We have to learn to take a few moments to reflect and simplify our lives. I would love for you to join me and my list of inspiring and empowering speakers on August 28th-30th to come and use that time to hear from others and work on what is important to you. I can’t imagine where I would I be without the amazing people I surround myself with to help celebrate me in awesome times and to help restore me in my low valleys. Like it or not everyone has their moments.
Wishing everyone an amazing weekend!
If you have been following Curves Beautifully Empowered for any length of the time you are more than aware that we love to support and connect with other awesome women who are empowering women. I had the honor to attend Cherish A Jewel’s, 1st Annual Be Bold Be You Women’s Empowerment & Networking Bruch in Seattle, WA. Before I share about the fabulousness of the day please let me share a little bit about the founder Ms. Crystal Townsend.
Crystal is the Founder of Cherish A Jewel, visionary, mother, sister and friend to many. She is as beautiful on the inside as she is stunning on the outside with a heart for girls and women.
“My vision for Cherish A Jewel stems from my desire and hope to see women, men, and youth reach their full potential. As a woman who has gone through her own pressure and polishing process, I am inspired to empower change in others while they are yet in their process.
With the support of the postive people around me I was able to take productive control of my life. I am stronger, wiser, and in a focused purposeful place to give back. It is my heart’s desire that Cherish A Jewel is that supportive platform used to reach others – to support and to empower just as I have been supported and empowered.” ~Crystal Townsend www.cherishajewel.com
As you entered the event it was warm, sophisticated and beautifully decorated! Be Bold Be You Women’s Empowerment & Networking Brunch kicked off with a vibrant brunch prepared by panelist member Dayo Jones’s Company Dayo Sense Catering and Dinners To Go. Who later shared that she was an Architect who started pre-paring to go meals that turned into catering events for 20 to now 10 years later preparing feast for over 600. www.dayosense.com
After we were all well fed we were seated for the panelist portion of the brunch hosted by Latrice Donahue who did a splendid job moderating the panel. The distinguished panel included the keynote speaker Mrs. Liz Nead who was introduced by the gorgeous Sharonda Duncan. Liz shared about her father’s vision at 14 years old of leaving Mumbai to live in the United States and how he passionately pursued her mother until he captured her heart. My take away is that when you change your vision you change your life! When you catch your vision, live your vision and watch it fall into place. www.neadinspiration.com
The creative darling Mrs. Latasha Haynes of Ike and Tash Photography and Motion spoke passionately about the importance of moving forward toward your dreams even when you feel fearful. She shared her amazing story of how she grew up in the foster care system and on her wedding day she met her family. 8 years of marriage and 5 years of running a successful business she was truly an inspiration. www.photomelatasha.com
The dynamic duo Shalon Jasper and Dior Davenport of Shador Studio of Esthetics who are sisters gave great insight on their thriving business which added a Washington State accreditation for training in their field. The sisters who both hold masters’ in education shared their experiences about life trials that successfully prepared them for the work they are doing today. The ladies of Shador Spa message was clear, start now and professionally walk in your purpose until you master it. “Fake until you make it!” www.shadorspa.com
Empowerment focused Lynnae Pompeo with AdvoCare shared her passion for helping people reach their goals physically and financially. She shared how she achieved having her dream job working in juvenile justice and her fascination of seeing people receive a second chance to live their life positively. www.sparkwhatspossbile.com
The powerful Keuna Barfield of Best Choice Realty talked about how there are two types of people in the world, those that lead and those who follow. She clearly defined herself as being a natural born leader and from an early age she knew entrepreneurship was a must because being told what to do was NOT her forte. It took Keuna 8 months to sell her first home but when she did she sold 3 homes with in that month. www.choicehomes4sale.com
Passionate Candace Smile aka Mz Twist gave a heartfelt testimony for how she survived cancer and launched successfully into her business Mz. Twist Artistry Studio. Candace share how she spent a lot of time doing what others expected her to do but once she fell in love with her creativity she was unstoppable and often amazes herself! www.mztwistartistrystudio.biz
It was an amazing day with amazing women on the panel and in the room. Kudos to Crystal Townsend and her amazing staff and volunteers for putting together a wonderful empowering event! I look forward to attending future events by these amazing women!
TAKE AWAY POINTS
1. Don’t let fear stop you so just do it!
2. Surround yourself with like minded, supportive, positive people!
3. Make it plain, clear, write it, draw it and keep it before you!
Go get your dreams ladies and live it!!!!!!
Photo Courtesy: Alena Larie
The foundation of my keynote speech last night to College Access Now 2015 graduates was be determined, be committed and be willing to sacrifice. As I was preparing for this wonderful celebration it caused me to reflect upon my academic journey. What it took for me to get to college and stay in college. I begin to remember some of my frustrations and nagging questions about pursuing my future. Above all else I was learning how to navigate the world and defining who I was for myself.
What I realized is that a lot of what I learned in those informative young adult years truly carried over to how I think and interact today. So there is no wonder that I am passionate about empowering others to go after their goals and dreams because I was committed and determined to pursue mines.
Here are a couple key take away points from last night.
- The challenges we experienced make us stronger and more determined to reach our goals. Challenges are also a point of reference for the future. If you can make it through the previous challenge you can make it through the next.
- WE have the ability to accomplish any goal we set personally.
Please repeat after me! Be Determined! Be committed! Be willing to sacrifice!
You Are Worth It!
Ladies! How often have you questioned yourself and said “Am I worth it”? Some of us it is every single day and others when life gets a bit heavy and we are completely worn out. I am here to tell you today that when those moments occur you will tell yourself “YES Woman, You are MORE than worth it every single breath”!
Because you were created to be just you! Not the images you see on the golden screen or in your living room, not the image you see when you finally got your caboose to the gym and not what others might have said to you. You are that wonderful person that wakes up and looks in the mirror to prepare for another day.
“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” — Sheila Murray Bethel
You are amazing just the way you are and you and only you have to power to improve upon yourself to be a better you each and every day. We all have our moments of feeling down and low but what is important is that we do not stay there. Put on your favorite song and SHAKE IT OFF! And have a fabulous moment moving forward.
You are CURVES BEAUTIFULLY EMPOWERED!
Next we are talking about 3 steps to feel empowered! Stay tuned!!!!