Category Archives: Motivation



We, often, get wrapped up in how much money we DON’T have when it comes to us pursuing our passion, following our dreams, and walking in our purpose. Transparent moment: this is something I, still, struggle with today, but I no longer allow myself to get stuck. I remember the following five things available to me anytime I feel the financial roadblock becoming overwhelming. I say, “Which of these five things can I do, now, to get me closer to my end result?”

  • HANDS– You can use your hands to write a letter to someone you want to be mentored by. You can use your hands to send an email to someone you would love to have as a client/customer. You can log on the internet and request information from the college you desire to attend.
  • MOUTH– If there is something you want to talk about or, even, a book you want to write, just start talking. No need in worrying about all the technicalities, just start talking about it. Use your mouth to draw interest. Ask people questions about what you want or need the answer to.
  • FEET– MOVE!!! Even if you don’t know what your next step is, just take a step…go stand outside. If you want to lose weight, you don’t need money for a gym membership. All you need is your feet. Get to walking! FREE!!!!!
  • NETWORK (other people)– Yes, it is true, people charge for their time, BUT there are people available to you that won’t charge a thing. Your coworker may know someone who can, help, propel you to the next level. You may have a family member who, themselves, can be the resource you need. Building your network means there could be someone at the grocery store who plays a part in you walking in your purpose.
  • FAITH– Faith is belief in something. Whatever it is you are desiring, it costs you absolutely NOTHING to believe it is yours.

I, purposefully, did not mention God as a REsource. God is THE SOURCE. He uses these people or things to help us along the way, while we are fulfilling our purpose in life. It is up to us to tap in to that SOURCE OF POWER! We must study the Word and develop a relationship with God. Seek clarity of your vision and guidance on your journey.

I hope this blesses you. Comments and feedback are welcomed. I love you!

Be good be safe be blessed


~Tasha K~



Deadlines are something that I’ve always dealt with. I had deadlines for school, for work, and I placed deadlines on things happening in my life. Let me tell you what I’ve learned about those deadlines in my life…God has a way of showing you who’s God! It is one thing to set goals and have a target. It is another to say, “This has to happen by this day or else…!” When we set goals, if they are not met, we shouldn’t get discouraged and quit. We should keep going until the goal is reached. Over the years, I’ve put deadlines on my career, my education, personal relationships, and more. In my season of turmoil, struggle, and stress, I was really making demands. I wanted a husband…NOW. I wanted a new career…NOW. I wanted my businesses to take off…NOW. I wanted to go to law school…NOW. I didn’t realize the stuff I was doing to make those things happen…NOW…were what was causing my sleepless nights and tears. I wanted to know why God wasn’t allowing what I, THOUGHT, I wanted and needed to just happen. I wasn’t seeing that I needed to be still and rest in the Lord. I didn’t believe He could or, even, would help me. One year ago, yesterday, life shifted for me. I was forced to face some things going on in my life and in that process, I developed a relationship with God. I was seeing that I had to stop trying to make things happen on my own and allow God to move in my life. Things were not going according to my timeline because it was not God’s timeline. My situations started to turn around for the better…financial, spiritual, and emotional. I acknowledged God was in control…not Tasha Cooper! HONESTY MOMENT…I thought I had gotten to that place…the place where I could take my hands off things and let God handle it. Having a deadline for my $1,000 bonus this week put that to the test. Needless to say, I still have some work to do. I didn’t completely fail because I recognize that there is still work to be done and God is not through with me. I, now, see the promotion and bonus wasn’t all it was about. I need to move out of my own way so I can be ready for the blessings God has for me. I believe he wants me to keep pushing and not get stuck and in my feelings when things don’t go my way. I want to encourage anyone reading this to just KEEP GOING. When things don’t go as planned and you miss MAN’S deadline, understand that it is not God’s deadline. He is ALWAYS in control and His timing is ALWAYS perfect. As long as we stay in His word and keep him first, we will receive everything he has promised us. “God has perfect timing: NEVER early, NEVER late. It takes a little patience and a lot of faith, but it’s worth the wait.” “He replied, `The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.`” ~Acts 1:7~



Setting a goal and having a dream are great things. They boost our morale and make us feel good about ourselves. After you have said, “I want to do this” or “I’m gonna get this,” what’s next?!? As much I as I would like to tell you just saying it will make it come to pass…IT WON’T! You have to work for it. The easy part is done by speaking it. Now, begins the, real, work. You have to be firm in our decision to meet that mark. You have to devise a plan and execute. Persistence is what take you places. No matter who says you can’t do something, or you won’t do something, you MUST keep going. No matter how difficult the task may seem, how tired you are, how frustrated you get, you MUST keep pushing. You must keep praying. If you don’t give up, you WILL reach that goal and that dream will come to pass. Consistency will keep you there. You have to be habitual and regular. You can’t be “sometimes” in your actions. You have to be constant. You must be steadfast and have that unwavering faith. Even if you achieve what you set out to achieve, there is still work to done to maintain and elevate to the next level. Your success, no matter the venture, won’t last if God isn’t in it. “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” ~Galatians 6:9~


Patience is something that I never had, until recently. I wanted things to happen on my timing. For years, I made that happen…everything from cars to vacation properties to relationships. I was told, by friends and family, to wait on making big purchases and don’t rush the relationship. I, also, had gut feelings, at times, to wait. Me being me, I did what I wanted when I wanted. The when was, usually, NOW. That mentality got me into a world of trouble…financially and mentally. I lost, almost, everything I had, materially, and was, literally, losing my mind. Even during this, I was trying to fix the problem. I didn’t want help because I was proud and felt help made me look weak. Deep down I knew I needed to give it to God, but I still wanted things to happen NOW, so I continued to do things my way. What I wasn’t seeing was that I was being prepared for something far greater than what I couldn’t ever imagined for myself. I had to face those trials and tribulations to grow. I had to experience that hurt and discomfort and come out of it because there was someone I was meant to help. HONEST MOMENT: I was pissed at God for a long time. I couldn’t understand how I could be going through stuff the way I was and not feel relief. The moment I realized every tear I cried, every sleepless night, every bounced check was God’s way of getting MY attention, I surrendered. He wanted me to acknowledge him as Almighty..not money and not my relationships. It didn’t matter what I had/have planned for my life. God’s plan and timing is what matters. I’m not where I want to be, but I thank God I’m not where I used to be. I embrace what everyday holds and know I’m in that moment for a reason. “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.” ~Romans 5:3-4~
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Are you going through some tough times right now? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, you can’t catch a break? If so, take a deep breath in…exhale…say aahhhh! I want you to know you Will be alright. I’ve been in that very place. I saw no way out. No one could make me see and understand that where I, currently, was was not going to be my life forever. Having that mindset made it very difficult to live. I’m not talking about breathing. I’m talking about LIVING…enjoying every moment, good or bad, and embracing the journey. I lost all my money, most of my material possessions, and some “friends.” I didn’t know how I was going to make it and wanted to just die. It was when I developed my own relationship with God that I understood what was being said to me. I had to learn to trust God and his plan and will for my life…not Tasha’s plan. I had to understand that my timeline was irrelevant when it came to God’s timeline. The situations I was in, and still in some, were and are a MUST for me to grow and appreciate the better in life. Your current situation is your situation for a reason. There is a lesson there. It took me five years to recognize mine. Not to discourage, but encourage is why I say pay attention. It didn’t have to take that long, but I was in my own way. Everything changes, including situations. A changed mindset=a changed view=a changed situation. This mentality applies to every situation from losing weight to restoring a relationship to bankruptcy. “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” ~2 Corinthians 4:17-18~ #God1st #Godsplan #Godstiming #faith #hope #trouble #doesntlast #getoutyourway #allowGodtobeGod #thankful #changedmindset #restoration #helpingothers #betterme #betteryou #itworks #phoenixofhope #liveDPC #determined #persistently #consistently #myjourney #comealong #JOINME