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Several years ago Joellyn bravely stood up in one of my dream board workshops and shared a dream she'd never shared with anyone.

She wanted to write a book. She had zero experience but it was dream God laid on her heart.

After the workshop, Joellyn signed up for my coaching. As they say, the rest is history.

We've been working together ever since!

After we met, life threw her a curveball when her son was diagnosed with dyslexia. Joellyn didn't just become an advocate for dyslexic children but went on to become a dyslexia specialist.

Months later I was thrown the same curveball, just much later in life. I'd always knew something was different with me, but most times I just thought I was stupid. Why could I not get things others kids got?

At age 39, I discovered I’m dyslexic. The roles reversed and Joellyn was now helping me! Our paths were definitely meant to cross.

We both have dreams of standing on a stage, sharing our incredible journey together. And guess what? We know it will happen!

This morning I sent Joellyn a text, “Good luck today! You’ll do fabulous!”

Several hours after that text, I sat at my desk, tears streaming down my face, watching my client, and friend, Joellyn, testify in front of the Indiana House Education Committee on her experience with dyslexia. What a moment!

I’ve spent years being one of her biggest cheerleaders! Who will you cheer on this week?

Blessings,

Stephanie

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

I’m having surgery tomorrow, it’s scary, but I’m not in control. The scheduler calls to review the operation time, procedure and goes through a series of questions based on information from a prior surgery. The scheduler asked, “Do you have GERD?”

I answer, “No.”

She asks if I’m on any medication for GERD. I say, no.

She then questions, “How did you get rid of GERD?”

I said, “I stopped eating gluten?”

We have a long discussion about it, I tell her I fall off the bandwagon at times, but always revert to restricting gluten.

She says, “I could probably solve a lot of my problems if I could get off caffeine.”

“You CAN get off caffeine,” I said.

No, no I can’t.

Sure you can. Why not?

The questioning goes on for a couple of minutes, and after encouraging her a bit, she gets it and says, “I guess if I were positive I’d have better success.”

It’s a start!

All of that to say, our thoughts dictate many of our actions. They dictate if we not only dream but pursue our dreams and then believe enough in ourselves to accomplish those goals.

There is something you want to do right now, but you’re stuck. Stuck in bad habits. Stuck thinking negatively and you think your situation is never going to change.

I’m here to tell you that’s not true. That’s not true at all.

Change negative thoughts to positive and watch how your life changes.

Two years ago I talked to a group of moms about DREAMING BIG. During the workshop one mom stood up and shared, with a crowd of strangers, she’d always wanted to write a book. She was scared to utter those words. She knew nothing about writing. But guess what? A year after standing up and sharing her dream she submitted her book to a publisher!

She shared her dream, hired me as her coach, we worked on a game plan, she took baby steps and made progress every week, focusing on her goal. She invested time and money into herself, and her life is on an amazing new path. We both have no doubt she’ll be a published author, and we are excited where else God is going to take her.

Today is the day you…

  • go after what you want.
  • turn your can’t to can.
  • stop thinking you’re not worth it. You are!

You were created to do AMAZING things.

Write your dream down. Share it with someone. Write the next three steps you need to take that are going to get you closer to accomplishing your goal. Start taking action!

If I can help, let me know. I’d love to go on the journey with you.

Blessings,

Stephanie

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Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is a writer, speaker, life coach, daily giver and the author of The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life. She challenges people to live their dreams, discover their gifts, and do amazing things.

You can contact Stephanie by email at stephanie@GivingGal.com.

 

So excited for tomorrow! This will be my THIRD time speaking to the Mom2Mom Batesville group of fabulous women. I can’t wait to see friends and make new ones.

I’ll be walking the moms, step by step, through the process to organize their pantry and closets. These two areas are sometimes the quickest and easiest areas to organize in the home. Taking the time to organize your pantry and closets can lead to a decrease in stress and save you time and money.

Need a speaker for your next event? I’d love to chat with you. Send me an email at stephanie at GivingGal (dot) com . I look forward to hearing from you!

Stephanie enjoys speaking to the media and conducting interviews. If you want a fun, inspirational and engaging guest, look no further! Contact Stephanie today at Stephanie@GivingGal.com.

 

*The Times of Northwest Indiana-Annual Women’s Tea Encourages Philanthropy for Women (October 4, 2017)

*WGBR Gospel Network- On the Rise (September 15, 2017, interview starts at 9 minutes)

*Hollywood Jesus: 11 of the Best Books You’ve Probably Never Read: The Giving Challenge #1 (August 21, 2017)

*Spirituality for Normal People: Giving Gifts with the Giving Gal (June 27, 2017)

*Giving Back Podcast: 500 Days of Giving- Stephanie Jones with The Giving Challenge (June 5, 2017)

*The Herald Tribune: The Result of Giving? So Much Joy! (April 23, 2017)

*Discover Freedom Project: (Guest Post): How Giving Set Me Free (March 13, 2017)

*Happyness in Action- Take the Giving Challenge - with Stephanie L. Jones (February 24, 2017)

*The Herald-Tribune: Event Celebrates the Joy of Giving (February 10, 2017)

*Anonymous Acts of Kindness + Other World-Changing Ideas (February 12, 2017)

*Hollywood Jesus: Book Review and Author Interview: The Giving Challenge (February 11, 2017)

*RCCF To Host 14th Annual Women In Philanthropy Luncheon Apr. 18 (February 8, 2017)

*Jane Tuttle’s Blog- Mike Rowe, Assisted Living, and Gratitude

*PR Underground: Stephanie L. Jones-The Giving Challenge Encourages People to Focus on Others (January 23, 2017)

*The Giving Challenge Press Release (January 23, 2017)

*The Pursuit: How to Get Your Giving Groove Back (December 13, 2016)

*Chicago Tribune: Gift Giving Disasters: A Survival Guide

*Everyday Family: Hear Us ROAR: Women (Re) Define Success

* How Refinancing will Save Homeowners $21 Billion this Year

*The Secret to Successful Budgeting? Splurge a Little

*How I’ll Spend My Tax Refund

 

*Giving Gal, LLC and Stephanie L. Jones have been quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Shape Magazine, Daily Worth, Main ST and Yahoo Homes. Media inquiries should contact Stephanie at stephanie@givinggal.com.