Monday, October 3, 2011

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae Vol 1 & 2

Here are the summaries & links to some of my favorite P.O.W.E.R. Principles videos. The messages have been well received, opened many doors, & impacted lots of lives. Lesson: ALWAYS be obedient to your calling! Click the title of each to see it on YouTube.

P.O.W.E.R Principles w/PorsheaRae - Heart for God
the HARVEST is here & the VISION is coming to pass!!! Be grateful & also SMART...don't get so caught up n ur new "resources" that u forget the "source" - THAT'S the relationship that matters most! (Deuteronomy 11:15-17 MSG)

To participate in the promises, you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R Principles w/PorsheaRae - Provokers
we've ALL been provoked at some point in our life... jus praise ur way thru, they'll get tired soon! "Fret not because of evildoers, neither be envious of the wicked; For there shall be no reward for the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be PUT OUT." (proverbs 24:19-20)

To participate in the promises, you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - Get Ready
Preparation is critical during the pursuit of your promise...God can't anoint what you won't give, (all relationships require giving & receiving) so take the time to prepare so you can give Him something to work with!

To participate in the promises, you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - Reap and Sow
no matter what keep SOWING!!! commit your works to the Lord & your plans will be established (prov 16:3) those sown on the good soil bear fruit--some 30, 60 or 100 times as what was sown! (mark 4:20)

"To participate in the promises, you have to practice the principles!"

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - Life Formula
What's YOUR life formula? Don't have one? Use mine! Your Passion x Your Purpose + a Platform = Power!

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - Tombstone vs Stepping Stone
Don't waste so much time nursing the pain that you don't pull out your purpose! Stack up your issues & use them as your deliverance to get you closer to the TOP. (Jeremiah 1:19)

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - TipToe or STOMP
There's no fun in playing it safe! Anything worth having is worth the risk to gain - the scripture tell us to "be strong & of good courage!"

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - Reference Point
OOOH!! I get it! So YOU thought YOU were the ONLY one to EVER have YOUR challenge? Think again! You are surrounded w/reference points!

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - GET UP!!!
how you respond to what happens to you matters more than what happens...never let your challenges keep you down!

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - Pride
Gratitude & appreciation still work & are still effective - its important to practice them at all times along your success journey!

To participate in the promises, you gotta practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - Reliving the Past
History will ALWAYS repeat itself! Vision, or lack thereof - will determine if it has the same affect on you.

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - The Law of Lift
Great News! You don't have to be a scientist to learn how to defy gravity! Principles are Laws - laws have no prejudice, & are not subject to conditions. When you live by principles you will ALWAYS be productive!

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - 4 R's
How do you eat an elephant (i.e. your big issue)???? One bite at a time! Here are 4 bites to start you off & help enhance the "How to" behind your "Why"!
To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - Anger & Control
Real Estate isn't free, don't be afraid to collect payment & hand out eviction notices when necessary!

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae - I.Q.
Didn't go to College? SO! Went, but dropped out? SO! I've learned that when you have a dream your degree doesn't matter!

To participate in the promises you have to practice the principles!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae

2010 was an INCREDIBLE year & has laid the foundation for a VERY prosperous 2011. My video series "PorsheaRae & the Platform" which started out as a video here & there to nourish a creative deposit, turned into a life of its on creating a social media movement for the distributors of OrGano Gold International gaining a whopping 4 Million views! The same creative deposit has happened again so of course I've taken action by launching a new video series "P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae" on FaceBook, The Oprah Winfrey Network, & YouTube. We've filmed & edited TONS of videos & as I leverage them to inspire those who cross my path I will continue to nourish my growth spiritually to provide status updates that are sure to reach your soul. Here are some of my favorite & most popular updates that inspired the series P.O.W.E.R. Principles w/PorsheaRae. WARNING!!! May cause change.

FYI - His promises are still in reach!!! it doesn't matter what u hurt from, are stressed about, who ure mad at, how they did it, why they did it, blah blah blah...let it go! why? b/c God is the AUTHOR & FINISHER of ur faith NOT THEM... He gave u life to LIVE - so do so! :o) (Ezekiel 16:6)

FAITH is not a spare tire that u pull out when u need it! its a LIFESTYLE... its our blood bought right to live by it so we overcome our challenges thru it... when u trust Him & LISTEN to His voice there is an assignment that's given to u. ure calling is YOURS so it may not b pleasing to others but it will please God & THAT is what matters (Galatians 2:20)

no matter where ure going u hav to take the time to GET READY - embrace ur season of PREPARATION for it is precious, personal & requires ZERO explanation... if distractions call - send them to voicemail this way the only voice u hear is the one that matters most - the voice of God. be courageous enough to TRUST Him even if u can't TRACE Him :o)

here's a great thought: instead of entertaining ur provokers be thankful for them! why? they create an atmosphere for prayer that wasn't there before & they bring humor to God! (psalm 37:12-13) anything that brings u CLOSER to Him AND makes Him HAPPY is a good thing! yes its annoying but they'll get tired & giv up eventually - lol :o)

YOU were created to DOMINATE. YOU have been empowered to PROSPER. if ure not walking & leading n your spirit ure not walking & leading! when u are transformed thru Him - its so great YOU don't even recognize u. don't conform to the world, define it for urself! be TRANSFORMED by renewing ur mind (Romans 12:2)

our boldness doesn't lie n our own faith - that can quickly melt into fear...we must continually tap into & pull from God's bold, active & dynamic faith one that NEVER shrinks back or cowers n the face of evil or adversity... be bold. be active. be dynamic. be...THE ONE!!! :o)

wrkin on ur weakness leads to mediocrity...wrkin on ur strength(s) leads to success - dn't waste time attempting to display qualities that u aren't designed to possess. ITS OK to not b good at EVERYTHING! that's un-necessary pressure! the yr of expansion is coming - FOCUS to b prepared for it! :o)

NO MATTER WHAT THEY TOLD YOU, you are NOT the product of someone else's mistakes, mishaps or mischief nor their lost dreams, desires, or deceit!! you are a product of the PURPOSE of God & that my friend - is GREATNESS... just trust, believe & walk! (Psalm 37: 5)

VISION is the pre-requisite for passion & source for influences how to live ur life, handle ur time, set ur priorities & who u CHOOSE to associate with... it is a key component to DEVELOPING ur GIFT so when u are positioned before great men u can DELIVER it!

YOU are best representative of you - NO ONE can be you like you....ur purpose in life is always connected to ur gift so rest n knowing u will NEVER be called to do something u have no talent for. NO MATTER WHAT ur gift will ALWAYS make room for u!!! (Proverbs 18:16)

progress & success eliminates stagnation, frustration & hateration (lol) - ITS OK if there's ALOT that needs to happen b4 IT happens - START NOW - work on what u can...u don't climb a mountain by jumping to the top u do so by taking one step at a time - u may slip & loose ur footing but keep moving & b4 u kno it - ure living ur dreams! :o)

hey you - yes YOU! He told me to tell u He's been waiting to make a deposit n u so u can be ESTABLISHED - fixed, permanent, stable & firmly incorporated n Him to receive what He has for u... listen for the revelation (the deposit) having it will giv u the ability to believe what the mind CAN'T perceive (i.e. Luke 9:16)...if He did it then He'll can do it again! ;o)

FACTS don't matter when you have the TRUTH that is God's whether its a bad report about your health, wealth, or anything else, NO MATTER WHAT - believe HIM more than you believe THEM - & watch how His will comeS through still!!! (Proverbs 4:20) :o)

juuuust incase u forgot: YOU were designed to be known for something special...YOU are meant to do something that will make u unforgettable...YOU were created to accomplish something specific...YOU were born to do something that OTHERS CAN'T IGNORE!!! (Jeremiah 1:4-5) :o)

no issue has value! keep n mind that EVERYTIME a provoker is released n ur life & u release them right bk to God - it positions YOU to be right where He wants u so He can PROMOTE u to ur PURPOSE... u should rest 100% n knowing that at that very moment n time - they become POWERLESS (Proverbs 24:20) LIGHTS OUT!!! :o)

procrastination for some has become a full-time occupation & a skilled profession... acquiring vision shifts u from procrastination to manifestation - once the vision is revealed to u don't question it - take all actions necessary to WALK IN IT!!!

"when a person SHOWS u who they are believe them" - Maya Angelou --> yes indeed! esp if their actions aren't n ur favor... a scorpion is designed to strike & kill - they can't help it b/c its who they are at the CORE! no matter what u THINK u see that's different, be wise! otherwise don't be surprised when they strike again. ;o)

"I was looking n the mirror & it didn't say anything, but the person n the mirror was saying everything" -John Sacturas --> so true!!! no matter how smart or successful u are u can NEVER lie to urself...ur subconscious will always kick n & SHOW u the REFLECTION of who u REALLY are ;o)

man looks at ur value for where u are now, but God see's u n ur FULLNESS...Its not abt ur location but ur DESTINATION! loving miami - tons of growing & stretching the movement is STRONG!

6th Necessity of Vision: avoid the temptation of pride that comes w/the expectation & manifestation of ur vision --> this is so important b/c pride is a very sneaky thing & for many ppl can be subconscious. pay close attention - otherwise it will serve as a private escort to ur defeat. (Habakkuk 2:4)

sight is a function of the eyes but VISION is a function of the HEART... Here's a Nugget: if YOU don't step up to own ur vision someone else will giv u one --> that's powerful! always know that what's in ur heart produces ur life - say to yourself: what i'm looking at now is subject to change! :o)

u can only hav confidence n that which u KNOW... knowing is CONCRETE & foundational... the more u believe, the more u are motivated to do, the more u do, the more u KNOW... growth n Him allows u to transform urself frm a believer to a KNOWER - don't be foolish & build on sand understand & build on His will (Matt 7:26)

"if u teach a man anything he will not learn" - Bernard Shaw --> so true! learning is an active & progressive process u must DO to truly learn... DO what u can now to move towards ur vision & u will find urself "learning" more about ur vision & urself along the way...nothing moves until u DO!

if you're able to carry out your vision by yourself, then your vision is too small & didn't come from Him.... your vision should be MUCH bigger than you (numbers 11:14) i'm thankful for my life, my freedom & the people in it who make it all possible.

Copyright 2011 - Porshea "PorsheaRae" Mitchell

Saturday, December 26, 2009

What's Your Personal Development Status?

Many people ask me why I think and speak the way I do - my answer is simple - I read - ever since I picked up my first copy of "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill my life hasn't been the same. I love to share my knowledge and thoughts w/ others. Based on the great feedback I've received from my status updates on FaceBook, I've put together a collection of them to share here as well. I’ve copied and pasted them as they are so the short hand & bad grammar is intentional. Enjoy!

your rituals are what you reap... when i wake up & b4 i go to bed i read my success statement (as instructed in chap 2 of T&GR by Napoleon Hill) i also spend a mini 2 hrs a day on Personal Development... why? b/c ur income will only grow to the extent that u do. success comes to those who are success conscious & that happens by "washing ur brain" clean & rebuilding ur subconscious.

whatever you focus on you'll find - even if it's not there... u must change ur physiology & focus. what do you feel most proud of in your life today? how do u breathe, walk, talk when u feel proud?

big picture thinkers don't let the grind get to them b/c they never loose sight of the all important overview. HERE'S THE KEY PART: "if u want to be a big picture thinker u hav to go against the flow of the world" - John Maxwell -> that's how David Tepper made $7 Billion during the stock market crash. they havent stopped making money, u just stopped thinking big enough to get it!

when u feed ur subconscious mind w/ personal development information - u can't help but win because u become a different person & attract successful people in ur life. the more u feed urself healthy things the better ur physical appearance will look, feed urself garbage & u'll gain weight & get sick. personal development is ur mental diet...what are u feeding urself? eat right! :o)

who u are determines what u see AND how u think. big picture thinkers realize there's a world out there besides their own, & they make an effort to get outside themselves to see what the world has to offer -> who are u & how do u think? i am a powerful woman so i am a powerful thinker. fly high eagles! :o)

"when the will comes n conflict w/the imagination, the imagination invariably carries the day" - Emile Coue' -> so true! when ur will (ur rational logical self) comes n conflict w/ ur imagination (ur creative, right brained self ) ur imagination always wins. imagination always trumps will. imagine urself successful! see u at the top! :o)

opportunities and blessings come to those who embrace an abundant attitude. abundant thinking multiplies, magnetizes, & magnifies whatever is focused upon. to "out-picture" abundance we must repeatively "in-picture" a mental state of abundance. why? b/c ur state of mind creates ur state of results...u must step out of ...the frame so u can see the picture! fly high eagles! :o)

nature is totally abundant but not discriminating. when the rain falls it has to go somewhere, right? if one part is dry another is wet. here's the truth: if somebody isn't willing to receive his/her share, it must go to whoever will. the rain doesn't care who gets it & guess what - neither does money. -> there's some T.Harv Eker truth for ya! i love it! :o)

are u weak or strong mentally? when faced w/ur break-THRU do u run scared & break DOWN? so many times u pray & beg for something different, but when the something different shows up b/c it's different, u run scared! u tuck n ur tail & climb back n ur shell & go back to doing the very thing that got u n the situation ure n! why? here's the truth: ure NOT a true winner. winners always find a way & winners BELIEVE!

i learned a great principle of success: it doesn't matter what your background is or what you have or haven't done in life thus far... all that matters is that you recognize when your moment has arrived :o)

"Women will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own" - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women's rights activist (1815-1902) -> ladies we all want a successful man, but in the midst of enjoying the luxuries he showers you with be in a position to provide that for yourself as well - it'll make his that much more enjoyable ;o) girl power! now go get 'em cougars! lol!

personal development tip of the day: never take advice from someone you wouldn't trade places with. -> so true! their advice got them where they are, so unless that's where u want to be - no matter who they are - don't listen... a person can only take you as far as they've gone! let's get it! :o)

"Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action" - Jim Rohn successful people develop positive daily 'habits' that help them grow and learn. to apply new info u receive ask urself 3 ques: 1. where can i use it? 2. when can i use it? 3. who else needs to know it? via John C. Maxwell now get to work! :o)

Integrity or Image?: Are you the same person no matter who you're with or what you're going through? Image promises much but produces little. Integrity never disappoints. - John Maxwell -> so true! you can't fool everyone all the time, you will soon be recognized for who you are vs. who you appear to be. go get 'em! :o)

some people are open to change only if it doesn't inconvenience them or cost anything. I call that lazy! change threatens our habit patterns & forces us to think, re-evaluate & unlearn past behavior which scares many people. form your habits - don't let them form you. keep winning! :o)

6 word formula for success: think things through - then follow through -> so true! the fortune in your future is ALWAYS in the follow through. what good is it to have an idea if you never put it into action? that's a wasted vision! get out there & raise the B.A.R. (belief, action, results)...don't jus talk like u want success work like u want it! to the top! :o)

when u avoid risk u risk what's important - John Maxwell -> the longer u wait to pay the price the greater the price will be. to hav success u must be willing to make a trade off, it's like interest that compounds. u invest so much w/out seeing a return, but b/c u were consistently investing into ur success & u PUSHed ...through u finally get ur success payday - retro included. now go shake the bank! ;o)

don't just acknowledge your set backs EMBRACE them. fail early, fail often, but fail FORWARD - thomas edison failed 10,000 times b/4 he made history! most ppl would've quit after the 1st few! there's ALWAYS a method to the madness & mess w/in the MESSage. don't work "to" the end work "through" the end & to the top! fly... high Eagles! :o)

When you don't reflect & evaluate your experiences you're getting nowhere fast. 25 yrs go by but you don't gain 25 yrs of experience. You gain 1 year of experience 25 times! U need knowledge & understanding, means & meaning, know-how & know-why to get to the top. see you there! :o)

"experience teaches you nothing, evaluated experience teaches you everything" - john maxwell. -> i've experienced a lot in the past few months w/ the last 48 hrs being the most intense of them all, looking forward to transforming the adversity of 2009 into extreme success for 2010. planning for the future helps to get ...through the present - my calendar is booked & i'm ready to roll!

checking bags at the airport is so symbolic to life. the "heavy bags" cost you extra for a reason! we all need to travel light and learn to off-load before we can reload, be willing to GIVE up (people, bad habits etc...) before you can GO up. that's the only way you'll be able to fly high w/ the Eagles and reach your destination. let's get it! :o)

"sometimes we overestimate the event and underestimate the process. every fulfilled dream occurred because of dedication to a process." - John Maxwell -> wanna know if you're making progress? check to see how many times you've failed. failure along the way means growth & its all part of the process - you HAVE TO be willing to go through it. to the top! :o)

people's purpose in life is always connected to their giftedness. you are not called to do something that you have no talent for, the problem is most people haven't spent enough time developing themselves to fully understand their capabilities. the networking virtuoso's advice: an hour a day puts success in your way - go get 'em! :o)

a winner knows how much they still have to learn, even when others see them as an expert. a loser wants to be considered an expert before they learned enough to know how LITTLE they know. never stop being a student. to the top! :o)

positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. one must dominate the other - Napoleon Hill -> my question to u is which is more dominate in your mind? the answer will expose the "why" behind your success or lack thereof. form a habit of positive thinking & remove anything/anyone that causes negativity. go get 'em! :o)

"any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge when he needs it, & how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action." Napoleon Hill on Master Minds -> that's very true...the people you follow can only take you where they who are you following? i'm following "One Voice" let's get it! :o)

change doesn't come until change is made, if you want to soar like an Eagle get out of the chicken coop! make today count! :o)

#15 of 31 Major Causes of Failure via Napoleon Hill: "Wrong selection of a mate in marriage" --> Uh oh! this is true though if you're not in harmony and equally yolked in all the things that are important to you, then there will for sure be some conflict. especially if you're in business together. choose wisely! :o)

"u can't entirely control ur subconscious mind but u can voluntarily hand it over to any plan, desire, or purpose" - Napoleon Hill -> so true! u believe u more than anyone, so what are u telling urself that u can or can't do? That will lead u to why u have/have not reached ur goal(s). Go get 'em! :o)

loving this amazing thing called decision backed by belief, led with action, will change the most important world there is - yours. truly amazing :o)

"the only break anyone can afford to rely on is a self-made break. these come through the application of persistence. the starting point is definiteness of purpose" - Napoloen Hill --> if you want success you must prepare your mind to attract it & persistently work at it until it is a fixed habit. let get it! :o)

when u reach a cross road in life there are 3 things to expect: 1) a personal decision is required 2) it will cost you something 3) it will influence others -> make a decision, pay the price, and help someone else....simple formula for success...let's get it! :o)

when you're interested in something, you do it only when convenient. when you're committed to something you accept NO excuses, ONLY results. have an Attitude of Domination and bull doze your way straight to the top! let's get it! :o)

"The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight...but they, while their companies slept, were toiling upward in the night" - John Maxwell

Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent. -> Napoleon Hill. Definiteness of purpose. Burning Desire. Faith. Specialized Knowledge. the list goes on! NEVER quit, doubt, or give up. Belief is the key, Persistence is the lock, open the door of Faith and walk into your Destiny. let's get it! :o)

"any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge when he needs it, and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action" - Napoleon Hill -> knowledge isn't power - applied knowledge is power (Put Opportunity Where Everyone can Reach)...let's get it! :o)

Follow through w/ your commitments & make sure the tongue in your mouth matches the one in your the top! :o)

#17 of 31 Major Causes of Failure via Napoleon Hil: "Wrong selection of associates in business." we emulate those with whom we associate most closely, so pick someone that is worth emulating. maintain the quality of ur business & keep your standards high, know ur worth & be thankful when some partnerships aren't made - there's typically a good reason why! to the top! :o)

#9 of 31 Major Causes of Failure via Napoleon Hil: "Lack of Persistence." we always want everything to happen yesterday - so when it doesn't we slack up & throw doubt in our minds. arrest that thought & keep pushing! there is no substitute for persistence, failure can't cope w/ persistence. ur breakthrough is due - be ready for it. let's get it! :o)

"the turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced to their otherselves" -Napoleon Hill -> dig deep to the 'inner you' to find the 'other you'... for once in your life, put it ALL on the line and fight. no matter what, go get it! :o)

#26 of 31 Major Causes of Failure via Napoleon Hil: "Possession of power that was not acquired through self effort." perfect example are "some" lotto winners. instant wealth makes them uncomfortable so they blow it to get back to where they were comfortable - broke. they just bought a ticket to get it so there's no strong bond. success is a tough cookie - one that i'm happy to chomp my way through :o)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The After Affect

July 2009

There are many reasons why I speak for's Making It Count Program, and while the personal gratification is great, there’s nothing like the transferring of that personal gratification to the students. To have “MY” passion spark passion in others is a blessing and a gift I don’t take for granted.

I travel to many schools with Making It Count and have reached 10’s of thousands of students, and as I come upon my one year anniversary with the organization I experienced what I’ve heard many seasoned MIC Speakers share they have – the “After Affect”.

I've been sent out to south Texas a lot for the past semester – Harlingen High, McAllen High, Ray High and many more. I went there many times to many schools to deliver Making College and Career Count for seniors and Making Your College Search Count for juniors. I get there and everything is great, the students are excited and I’m delivering the info with passion, connecting with everyone, getting great feedback from counselors and students – everything is just wonderful.

Well I never put a lot of thought into the After Affect because for some reason it seemed far fetched, something that I figured I’d experience years down the road. I thought about the high school students hoping they’d take what I’ve shared with them to heart, hoping they’d change their lives for the better, and aim high to reach their goals, but that was the extent of it. A thought.

I recently traveled to the University of Texas at Brownsville to deliver MIC’s new program Monster College Advantage. I’ve been in the high school circuit, but this was my introduction to the college circuit so I was nervous but very excited to take the dive.

My first presentation there was in June right after certification - and before I even spoke the Dean of students was excited to have me, and shared she couldn’t wait to get my help and how she loved MIC Speakers because we always delivered quality information – so I knew it was going to go good.

It was the beginning of school so the students were going through their orientation or “Scorpiontation” as they call it. I hit the stage – knock it out. My delivery was comical, real, and down right fun, so I was elated to return, especially when I got an email from the Dean sharing with me how the students did a survey about all of their orientation and said the “Monster Speaker Lady” was their favorite part!

Since they have many orientations throughout the summer on into August, I was scheduled to return in a few weeks. Well due to personal reasons I couldn’t make the second presentation, so another speaker was sent in my place – he’s great so I knew he’d knock it out. I returned yesterday to rock it again and the minute I get to campus the first thing the orientation leaders share with me was that they missed me and the students were looking for me the last time because of all the buzz that was created during my first visit.

At this point, I’m elated, overwhelmed and ready to roll – thinking what could be better than that!? Well as the students start to fill up the lecture hall, I walk down to the stage to get in position, and I look in the crowd and hear this voice “Hey! I remember you!” It was a young girl. I said, “Cool! Were you here last time I was here?” She said, “No you came to my school!” I stood there trying to figure out if she was in the crowd the last time I was there and she said “I went to Harlingen High School”. Then it clicked! That was one of the schools I visited the previous semester to deliver Making College and Career Count to seniors. She was one of the seniors in the crowd! I didn’t meet her then but little did I know – she would remember me!

Of course the high pitch “OMG’s” women do took place and I told her it was good to see her and I wanted to get a picture with her after. So I delivered the presentation – again – super fun and exciting my energy level was on another level because of all the love they gave me prior to. I glance over at her from time to time and she’s holding on my every word, filling in the workbooks as if it was going to be on her final exam. All I could think about is not letting her down. I think to myself, “Bring it Porshea, she’s counting on you.” The students start to fill out the feedback forms, and I had one guy yell out “Miss Porshea!” I said “What’s up?” He goes, “What do we do if the number we want to rate you isn’t on the page?” I said while laughing, “Well what number are you looking for?” He said, “a 20!”

All I could say was “awwwwwwwwwww I love yall so much!” Because the highest they can rate us is a 10, and they wanted to give me a 20! That’s when I told them how much I love speaking to students, so I asked the young girl to raise her hand, and I shared with everyone it was my first time experiencing the “After Affect” and that it was almost as if she was my little sister because I had a part in inspiring her to take that next step in life. She was the only one in the room who attended a high school I’d spoken at in the past, and here she was in College seeing me again - she was so proud of it because that was our thing, and our connection.

After, she took her camera out and we took pictures. She gave me the biggest hug and said “Thank you for everything, you’ve helped me so much.” I walked out of that lecture hall another person. We call ourselves transformational speakers – and because of the “After Affect” she transformed me.

Presentation - $100. Rental car - $68.75. Watching a student's eyes light up because of the “After Affect” – Priceless.

I spend my life – Making It Count

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Why Are You Here?

Originally written 9.2.07 revised 7.21.09

I've been taking time to diligent focus on the things that will nurture, grow, and develop me into what God has called me to do as my definiteness of purpose – my “Why”. I call it "Personal Mentoring". I have been extremely blessed, and it is my mission to utilize the blessings I’ve gained to bless other women.

To determine why I’m here, I asked myself 3 very important, and life changing questions:

1. What is my passion? -- What drives me?
2. What is my purpose? – What is the reason behind my passion?
3. What is my platform? – What is that “noun” to help me make it happen?!

That gives me my personal definition: Your Passion x Your Purpose + a Platform = POWER ™

Equations are made to define something. If you could break yourself down into an equation what would your definition be? What would be the major components to equate to you? Does your life style truly define who you are? Not the ‘you’ on the surface, but the ‘you’ on the inside. When you peel away the hype, what’s at your core? Your core is who you really are. It’s what makes up your definition. If what you’re doing doesn’t define who you really are, or want to become, do something else. Quick.

The best way to determine how you really are (because we all think we are perfect), is to ask two people. Someone you’ve worked with, and someone you’re related to or lived with. This activity will expose you to some things you never knew and like, and many more things you never knew, but will dislike. Regardless, all of it will stay with you for a lifetime, and change you in ways you never imagined possible. It may even turn old partnerships into new and refreshing ones.

My equation adds up to me realizing there's no one who can take me where I want to be but me. The decision I make – and didn’t make are what got me here versus there. There's no one else I can blame for my success or failure but me. Why? Because I have a brain. That sounds simple but in an era where so many people aren’t using theirs, you quickly realize, common sense really isn’t so common. We think we can do it all, and you know what…we can. We can “do” anything, but that doesn’t mean we can do it “well”.

What’s really the cause of success? Drive? Determination? Domination? Knowing someone who knows someone? I say all of it. Life is amazing – we have this great thing called a brain that we get to use. It’s jam packed with tons of information tubes and wires that guides everything we do. It’s amazing how as I type this now my brain knows what to tell my fingers to type, not to mention all the things that go on before the message gets to my finger tips. It’s like a ga-zillion messages going on at once. Powerful right? Yes it’s amazing, but my question is why most people don’t take advantage of it?

It’s almost as if we’re so used to it that it becomes less valuable. You know how it is when you have this strong desire to meet someone famous, and then you meet them talk to them and see they’re really not that different than you so all of a sudden your emotions change and you don’t scream when you see them anymore? In fact, you act like you’re best friends. “Oh, that’s just so and so. We’re cool.” All of a sudden their normal, when just a minute ago you were drooling a hyperventilating over the thought of just seeing them! That's what happens when you don’t use your brain – it’s a “oh by the way I have this” versus an “I must use this” kind of tool. Don’t take it for granted.

Use your brains, and work smart not hard. Of all the books I’ve read there’s one common denominator: Networks. Working smart means to build networks with people who share your vision, and whose strengths are your weakness. In the book “One Minute Millionaire” by Mark Hansen and Robert Allen they talk about H.O.T.S. which stands for Hare, Owl, Tortoise, and Squirrel, they are characteristics used to help sculpt the perfect team. Once you find your fit, do partner with people who fit into one of the others, and you’ll be well on your way to a strong foundation for success.

It’s also important to partner with people who have good ethical values and beliefs. That’s my deal breaker. If they don’t stand for what is right then regardless of how talented, smart, rich, or fun they may be, or how much money we could make together, I don’t do business with them. What draws the line in the sand for you? What’s your deal breaker? You may not realize your deal breaker until after you get to know the person, when you do realize it, I encourage you to stand behind whatever it is, pray about it and proudly walk away. God will soon bless you with the right partner, coach, mentor, and life time friend. This applies to all areas of your life, especially in personal relationships but that’s a whole other story.

When it all comes clear you figure out why you’re here. You soon realize you’re here to either Do something or Go somewhere. Either way there’s action. Who got you where you are right now, who’s taking you where you want to go or better yet, who are you taking with you? We all have people in our lives for a reason; it’s up to you to determine if that person adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides – to or from you. Knowing that will help determine why you’re here versus there. Where is there? That’s for you to define. It could be as big as reaching your lifetime goal or maybe just a move to another place regardless – you need to know. You need to plan. Plan ahead by preparing for the future, plan behind by learned from the past, regardless – make a plan. That will help you to plan for the now. What got you here today is what you will need to pull from to get you through the day. What choices have you made? What people are in your life? Who have you learned from? Who has crossed your path and given you inspiration?

I want to help you, so ask yourself these questions and answer with humility and honesty:

- What is my passion?
- What are my dreams?
- Am I living the life I've always dreamed?
- What is it that I want that I don't have?
- Do I hate being told what to do?
- Am I dependent upon someone else to take care of me?
- If I could have the perfect life, what would it look like?
- Do I feel at times that the weight of the world is on your shoulders?
- Do I feel at times you are so low that there's no way but up?
- Do I feel confined to you current situation?
- Am I sick and tired of being sick and tired?
- Am I happy?
- What am I doing to change this?

Now ask yourself:
- Why am I here?

I leave you with this: If you can’t fly – run. If you can’t run – walk. If you can’t walk – crawl. No matter what…just keep moving!!

© 2009 Porshea “PorsheaRae” Mitchell

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Excerpt: "You Look Good Coming & Going"

...That is an extremely summarized version of my life within the past few years. One thing that kept me sane, even during my suicide phase was prayer. I embraced a great book “Power of a Praying Woman” by Stormie Omartian, to teach myself how to pray better and I recited prayers out of that book everyday all day until I could see, hear, and feel the Holy Spirit take charge of my life. I’d journal all my dreams and questionable events in my life and try to relate them to stories in the Bible to find relevance and meaning. Some I figured out, many I didn’t and to this day still don’t know what they mean – yet. It’s always refreshing to go back and see where I was then and the growth to where I am now. The storm is what I call it, we all go through it, and it’s never fun while in it, but I’ve gotten to the point where I embrace the storm and the struggle because I ALWAYS come out on top.

It isn’t something that I broadcast to everyone, overcoming this storm is between me and God, on the surface you wouldn’t dare know what was going on, because I’m focused on how to get through. I’ve said this for many years “You get what you focus on”, and it’s true, if I focus on where I am, or on what was, then I’ll never get to where I’m supposed to be, that’s not to say that you are to ignore where you are, but regardless if it’s good or bad, regardless of what you may think your purpose is, or how big it may be, know that what God has for you is always bigger – that’s what I focus on.

I focus on providing opportunities for our youth to prosper, to prepare themselves for the real world. The real world isn’t taught in schools, so I’m taking my knowledge of Brand Management and real world Professional networking and using it to teach our youth how to brand themselves in a way that companies do so they can prosper. I’ve studied this since 2004, and I look back at how it’s helped me, then I look back and say what if I’d known all this when I was a senior in high school or during college? I’d be living a completely different life. BUT! Had I known all this then, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to share this information and experiences with you, I wouldn’t have the examples of hardship and struggle that are relevant to my message today. God knew then what He was doing. He was using me and working on me so that He can work through me and groom me to provide platforms and opportunity for others.

So here I am working to regain lost chances and use them to provide an opportunity for someone else. We all have opportunities to make a difference in the lives of ourselves and others. We walk around everyday with a bucket full of opportunities, big and small that are always in our heart and we sit them down and walk away with the intent to get to them later. We leave them unfulfilled thinking someone else will do it, but they are yours to do something with. Here’s what I’ve learned during my spiritual journey (that I’m still on) in order to take full advantage of the opportunities provided to you, you must do 4 things:

1. Be responsive to the call. When you’ve recognized your talent, it’s not so you can just sit on it, it’s so you can do something with it and be a blessing to someone else. Be responsive to it and accept it.
2. Be honest with your fears. This is tough for many people, but in order to overcome your fear you must face it. Confusion isn’t of God, it’s of the devil, and fear & confusion fuel one another because they keep you from walking through your purpose. By recognizing and being honest with it, you are able to do something about it.
3. Be actively obedient. Nothing happens until you get off your behind and make it happen. “Oh I can’t do this because I’ve lost that”. Poor you! Well if you continue to focus on what you’ve lost, you’ll never keep what you have - so you always loose. God’s laid it out for you; it’s up to you to go get it.
4. Be compassionate about ministry. Whether you belong to a church, read the Bible or not, when you speak words to people you’re ministering to them. God is using you as bait to use the opportunity He’s given to you to activate faith and success in someone else.

My Opportunity for you…
Most of the business I do, I do with men. It’s a benefit and also a curse. A benefit because men get straight to the point, are direct, and work off of business versus emotion without holding grudges. My looks have opened doors while dealing with men, but they sometimes only see the physical me versus internal me - my talent or educational qualities and intelligence – which is much more beautiful. Behind the exterior is a business woman – a powerhouse professional who knows how to take care of business and isn’t afraid to do so.

We always seem shocked when things happen to us that are unexpected, or when we feel wronged, but aren’t the signs there all along? When you’re emotional and trying to get to that next level, or anything out of life, many times that emotion clouds your vision and thoughts, and the “signs” that are there – if you’re not paying attention – can pass you by.

I wrote this guide of tales in hopes my story and experiences will help other women recognize the undertone sometimes spoken by men in business. What are their true motives? They know I mean business, but do they care? Why does this professional drama roll into my personal relationships with men as well? What happened to that good & old fashioned, respect and honesty – is that not “in” anymore? Hopefully the tales inside will allow you to recognize the signs we sometimes don’t see, and react better than I did, or at least know how to handle them before they happen.

We have to stick together, I wrote them not just because of the weird encounters I’ve had with men, but because I feel women bring so much value to the world, and there’s nothing more inspiring to me than to see how the young girls look at me with glossed over eyes when I speak. I know what they’re thinking: “I want to be like her. I can be like her.” That brings a lot of pressure to me because I’m not perfect, I’ve made many mistakes, some very stupid ones at that, and have ruined great relationships with powerful people at times in my life because of them.

My message to you – if you’re that young girl reading this - is that my professional accomplishments are definitely something you should aspire to beat. My personal growth is just that – growth. Everyday is a journey and learning experience, use my journey as a guide, not a rule book for your life. Be better than me. Do better than me. Live better than me. Have more than me. I will do my best to provide you with information that I wish I’d known when I was younger, this puts you in a position of strength, apply this knowledge to your passion, work with a sense of purpose, build your platforms, and you will have power.

I’m an example, not the end result. You produce your end result. You’re responsible for your actions. Don’t idolize me because you are all ready more than I am…

Excerpt: You Look Good Coming and Going ™ - © 2009 Porshea “PorsheaRae” Mitchell

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Small Town Big Dreams - The Story of PorsheaRae

July 30, 1981 the day a vibrant, strong, and beautiful little girl was born, full of life, character, and personality; her name, “Porshea Cne’ Mitchell”. My childhood was interesting, my parents were average everyday hardworking, and loving people. They met in high school; a story that seems as if it came right out of a high school journal. They married and we lived in Hearne, Texas, population around 5000 and 48% African-American. I was the most active out of all my cousins, which is why I was able to stay strong through the domestic issues my parents had. From hearing my mom get verbally abused, to being pushed around while trying to protect her when she and my dad fought, to standing in between the two of them begging her not to blow his brains out with the gun she had pointed at his head for having me out with him and one of his lady friends. I’ve seen it all. My mother is my rock and as her only child I do my best to protect her at all costs. That’s where my drive came in – from her support and determination.

My parents divorced when I was 5 or 6, my dad left us with nothing. My mom and I lived in an old house, with leaky ceilings, rats, roaches, and a broken toilet - 708 Pine Street, but even though she only had $500 a month to work with, she kept me looking good and very active. Growing up I played all sports – Volleyball (spiker), Basketball (guard), Track (200 and 4x100 relay – first leg), Cheerleading (Co-Captain), Softball (I was horrible!), Skating, Gymnastics (love to tumble) – you name it. I even played the piano for my church! I bounced around a lot with ideas on what I wanted to do; I’d try something and if I didn’t like it, or got bored I’d move on to the next – quick! I’ve never been one to accept what’s thrown at me, I’d always fight for something more, and there she was – my mother – cheering me on the whole way. I was a typical teen, and enjoyed my high school life; I started working at 14 the earliest I could, part of that was because I didn’t want to have to depend on anyone to take care of me. My dad and I fought constantly – he paid child support and felt he didn’t have to do much else. There were times I’d wait for him to pick me up with my bags packed lying at the door, and I’d sit for hours without a sign of him. I’d fall asleep so many times my mom would pick me up and put me in the bed. I needed him in my life, but after being called out a derogatory name or two – or three, for asking him to spend time with me, I’d had enough so I set my sights on my future. Despite our differences, I always kept in contact to try and keep our relationship going, no matter what he’s my father and I love him dearly, more than he knows or understands.

I worked at a fish market, grocery store, and finally in 1998, I made my way to a retail clothing store. I graduated high school with 72 people in my senior class, even though I wasn’t in the top 10% it didn’t stop me, and August 1999 I started college at Sam Houston State University; my mom worked as a Disabilities Coordinator and loved children so initially I majored in Pre-Occupational Therapy with the hopes to become a Speech Pathologist. October 1999 my grandmother dies, and I’m failing Biology, so I decided to change my major to Marketing. I worked three jobs, didn’t have time for clubs, organizations, or extra curricular activities, and it all paid off - my sophomore year I bought my first car – all by myself! It was a Toyota Corolla, brand spanking new; I called her “Rolla”.

I didn’t have good study habits, so I got through college with fairly good grades, a few B’s but mainly C’s. My college graduation day was an emotional one – May 2003. I was the first person on my dad’s side of the family to get a college degree – a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing. I moved to Houston and continued my retail career and in June 2004, beat out thousands of other candidates, and got promoted to our corporate office in Ohio to work in Brand Management. I was 1 in 9 selected, the only person from Texas, and the only African American – no prior experience but worked hard and managed 7 categories in 940 stores generating $1.4 billion in sales for the largest sub-brand for the company. I’d never read much before, but I started reading personal development books, and journaling, that was a vacation for me, a way to me to know there’s a whole other life out there and if I work hard, stay focused and keep the desire, I can have it all with plenty to give back.

June 2005, I’m traveling the country living in the fashion world and tragedy hits my family. My grandfather gets kidnapped and murdered back home in Hearne (see blog for details). The downward spiral starts. I gain 40 pounds, get diagnosed with Hypoglycemia, loose focus at work and by June 2006 find myself back in Houston. Worked a few jobs here and there, did some very successful consulting work, and finally August 2008 I get my break. I sent in a 5 minute video to’s Making It Count program, along with a few thousand other people, and was one of the few to get hired on. From there things start to make sense, all of tragedies, the reading, and speaking I did in school, at funerals, and in corporate America made sense – I found my calling. Since traveling and speaking my world has changed, my perspective on life has changed, my network has expanded dramatically, I’ve spoken to tens of thousands of students, for many organizations, and have established myself as a solid and valuable networker and business professional. An Open Networker – Servant Leader who will pay it forward just so I can see someone else succeed.

During my travels I’ve spoken with many students - especially girls - who share with me their personal stories, when I look at them, I see myself. So here I am sowing my seeds back into them just as someone did for me. I’m blessed to be a blessing. My Passion is speaking & networking – I have and will continue to sacrifice whatever necessary so I can do it. My Purpose is to inspire the next generation, empower women & solve my grand father’s murder. My Platforms are OrGano Gold, The Napoleon Hill Foundation, Making It Count, all of the networking & radio interviews I do, connections I make, organizations I join, and most importantly – you.

That gives me Power. The power to Put Opportunity Where Everyone can Reach. Join me on my quest!