This month I want to acknowledge all the strong, determined and amazing women across the world and especially in South Africa, as we celebrate Women’s Month! South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. This historic march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. I’d like to personally wish all the Women of South Africa a Happy Women’s Month!

The last few months and especially the past few weeks have been a very productive time for me. I’ve worked harder at my dreams this year than what I have last year. I’ve learnt that we can’t go through life expecting greater things in our current year if we do the exact same thing or things that we did in the previous year.

If we want to see greater results in 2020 compared to what we experienced in 2019, then we are going to have to do something different this year, we are going to have to do something more this year. And this year is not over yet, we still have about 5 more months in which to pursue our dreams and achieve massive success in 2020!

Working on your dreams is not easy, in fact it is hard and at times you will feel like giving up, but I am here to tell you that your dreams are worth pursuing, that you are worth achieving it and that you must never give up, no matter how much resistance you may experience at times. And know that any kind of resistance experience will only make you stronger and eventually more determined to succeed!

Winners never quit or give up, we only learn from the failures, mistakes, challenges and obstacles that we encounter. These things don’t define us, only we define who we are, who we want to be and what we want to achieve.  You define You!

You don’t want to be casual about your dream, you want to make sure that you put in the right focus and efforts in order to achieve you dreams. There are dreams that God has placed in your heart that only you can achieve!  There are dreams that need to be birthed in you and through you, because someone else will benefit from your dream succeeding! We were made for each other and that is why it is important that you succeed.

In the words of the great Les Brown: “Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” I’ve learnt that as I am helping entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs pursue and achieve their dreams and goals through my Business Coaching Programme, events, live broadcasts, etc., I am actively pursuing my dreams and my purpose. My passion is to equip, empower, inspire and coach entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs and especially women entrepreneurs and today I am able to do just that. I know that my God has a plan and purpose for my life and for your life and that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13) and that with God all things are possible ( Matthew 19:26).

Don’t allow FEAR to hold you back, too many people are not living their dreams and instead living their fears. FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real, therefore don’t allow FEAR to hold you back and to define you! Only You define You!

But you may ask me today, “Candice sometimes it is easier said than done. How do you pursue your dreams when you’ve lost so much already? How do you pursue your dreams, when you feel discouraged, hopeless and unworthy? God says this to you today in Jeremiah 29:11-14- New International Version: 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” 

You are loved precious child of God and He has a plan and purpose for your life and not only does He have a plan and purpose for your life, but He will help you to achieve it. Call on Him today and ask Him to help you, direct you and lead you in the way that you should go.

Make a decision today, to believe His Word instead of your negative emotions or thoughts. Make a decision to believe that change is possible and that your current situation is temporary and that change is coming. You define You! You decide what you choose to believe. You decide whether you choose life or death, but I encourage you choose life, choose hope, choose your dreams today and enjoy the positive transformation that is about to take place in your life! Your life will never be the same again. This is your Season, this is your time! Choose Life!

You define You!

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