Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hello God

Posted by Sharmetra, The Mother and Daughter Relationship Renovator at 3:07 PM 5 comments
While sitting at my computer desk this morning, I decided to start writing a daily note to God. I felt the need to focus on 5 things each day that I need God to help me with. I believe that when positive is released into the Universe, positive finds its way back to you. I also believe that there is nothing, not even a Universe, without God. So I’ll write to God each day, and then read it aloud to the Universe. This is what I came up with. Please feel free to modify it to suit your personal needs. Please feel free to share with others.

Hello God,

I love you.
I worship you.
I adore you.

Matthew 7:7 states: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Matthew 8 states: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

I believe in these words so please hear me Lord.

I need you to help me ___________________________________.
I need you to help me ___________________________________.
I need you to help me ___________________________________.
I need you to help me ___________________________________.
I need you to help me ___________________________________.

Thank you in advance!

Please continue to guide me down the path that you have created for me.

I am ready to receive into my circle the people that you have created for me to connect with.

I understand that some people are only in my life for a season, so I am ready to eliminate the relationships that are not good for me at this time.

I embrace and welcome your presence in my life!

Love,

Sharmetra
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Who is G.O.A.L. Model Metra?

Posted by Sharmetra, The Mother and Daughter Relationship Renovator at 5:50 PM 6 comments
I confess... I have 3 children by 3 different men. Blessifully, (I think I just made that word up) God placed a man in my life that is able to bring a healthy balance to my crazy, dysfunctional, unorganized life. I, like many other women, have a story. My testimony. Please allow me to share.

I became a mom at the age of 20. It was my junior year of college. I managed to beat the odds and graduated a semester later than my expected graduation date. My relationship was not healthy at all. My boyfriend was a drug addict and a drug dealer with a very bad temper. I knew (like most women) that if I showed him that I loved him, then he would change. Didn't happen. He went in and out of jail. The relationship got worse, I had finally reached my breaking point, and decided that I didn't need him. It was me and my baby against the world. (On a Hardee's budget)!

My next boyfriend was different. Very attentive to me and my daughter. But he lacked one major characteristic...the desire to WORK!!! And on top of that, he was a serial burglar. So again, another one that stayed in and out of jail. Oh, I forgot, to mention, that one month after I graduated, I became pregnant with baby number two! I also got my first apartment in the projects, so of course he's got to change now right? We have a baby on the way and our own apartment, so he has to get a job now. Didn't happen. He went to jail when I was three months pregnant and was sentenced to two years in prison. Great. I'm a "ride or die chick" so I don't mind traveling to the prison to see my baby daddy. And then reality kicks me in the head.
I got tired of being alone. So I moved on. With two kids and two fathers in jail.

Then came "Mr. Man". He was a drug dealer with a nice car! He paid my $100 rent and even let me drive his car! I've hit the jackpot now!!! Nope! Long story short, I got pregnant, had an abortion (don't judge me), and got out of that sad, so-called relationship too! Lonely again. With two kids and a wounded soul.

At this point, I didn't know what to do. I always felt as if I needed a man to complete me. I remember a co-worker asking me what I wanted in a man. I couldn't answer that because I was cool with just having a man. She told me to write down all the characteristics that I wanted in a man. Then write a letter to God telling him what I wanted. Put both papers in the Bible, pray, and be patient. I did it. What did I have to lose?

After writing to God, I dated for two years but refused to force myself into a relationship until God sent me the man that he wanted me to be with. And he did! I have been with my husband, Kenny for 6 years. We have been married for 3 years and God blessed us with our last child one month after the wedding! So we have 2 beautiful daughters and a handsome son!

Through all of my obstacles, I learned that I didn't need a man to complete me. I had to complete myself first. Then God would send someone who would be a healthy balance in my life. And I balance my husband's life as well. We are a team striving to be a happy, healthy, and wealthy family.

I confess... I'm not an expert at getting optimistic about life. In fact, I'm still a work in progress. I am on a journey to "figure out what I want to be when I grow up". I am thinking, speaking, claiming, and working on achieving my happy space in the Universe... But there's more to me than this blog. I am a wife that is striving to be the best wife that I can be. I am a mother of 3 that is striving to be the best mother that I can be. I'm designing my own lane in the Universe because I just don't fit into any other lanes that have already been created. I'm being the best me that I can be. And I'm dedicated to helping you be the best you that you can be.

So, let's go on this journey together. Allow me to empower you. Allow me to motivate you. Allow me to inspire you. And I will allow you to do the same for me. That is what being a G.O.A.L. Model is all about! Getting Optimistic About Life and modeling for others how life is supposed to be.
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Friday, July 22, 2011

You've Got Dreams...Now What???

Posted by Sharmetra, The Mother and Daughter Relationship Renovator at 1:52 PM 5 comments
I have created my virtual vision board (working on materials for hard copy) and I've been thinking, speaking, claiming, and working on achieving my goals.  I'm more focused, motivated, and determined than I have ever been. I KNOW that I am SUCCESSFUL!  But I must admit that there are times that I feel like I'm chasing someone elses reality.  I feel like I only want to be what I see others become.  I get discouraged and go back to being content with being a teacher.  I think to myself: You can't beat the salary, benefits, nights, weekends, and summers off! But I know I'm not happy with "my happy little life".  I know that I am more than what I am now and the Universe is waiting for me to claim my DREAM LIFE!  I hear ya, Universe! Loud and clear!

So now that I am in the process of designing the life that I want, I have committed myself to becoming focused on doing EVERYTHING that it takes to get there. I've already taken the first step by creating my own job title. Hello, I'm Sharmetra Pittman, G.O.A.L. Model Consultant. I don't need a certificate or degree to be a G.O.A.L. Model.  All I need is my God-given talents of listening, observing, talking, desire to help others, and my long (and steadily growing) list of life experiences to help me educate and empower others to do the same with their lives. That's it! Now of course I'll continue to research and utilize different tools and strategies that will assist me in helping others get optimistic about life. Hey, now that I think about it, I'll create my own tools and strategies (Note to self: add tools and strategies to the goal sheet)!

Well, what do ya think?  What do you dream about doing? Have you started working on making those dreams a reality? If not, ask me for help! I'm a G.O.A.L. Model! Are you?



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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What's Your Vision?

Posted by Sharmetra, The Mother and Daughter Relationship Renovator at 12:14 PM 7 comments
I have been hearing about the concept of creating a vision board for over a year now.  Even though vision boards have been around for a long time, I had never been exposed to one.  The first time that I had ever heard of a vision board was while following Stephanie Alva.  Stephanie Alva is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Founder of My Life Keys.  The next time I came across this concept was on Oprah's website.  However, Oprah allows you to create a virtual version of a vision board that she has named a Dream Board.  Just recently, I came across the vision board concept again on Soulful Sandstone.  Soulful Sandstone is a great resource for Tips on Setting Goals and Reinventing Yourself.

So after reading many of the posts on Soulful Sandstone, I have decided to challenge myself to bring my vision to life. I am more motivated, inspired, and determined to succeed than I have ever been! I am a G.O.A.L. Model, ARE YOU?
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Let the journey begin...

Posted by Sharmetra, The Mother and Daughter Relationship Renovator at 1:12 PM 2 comments
December 24, 2009. My 30th birthday to be exact. Weeks before my birthday, I cried, looked for answers, harrassed my friends and family about what to do, and almost gave up. What was wrong? I realized that I, Sharmetra, had never set any goals. Yep! Outside of the routine goals of graduate from high school and college,  I had not a clue of what I really wanted to be when I grew up.  I became a mother at the age of 20, and then again at 22, so basically everything I did was to take care of my girls. But I was still getting a feeling of being lost in the world.  I would listen to my husband talk about his dreams and goals and I could never join in because I didn't have any. My Bishop talked about having dreams and goals. Everybody is talking about dreams and goals. Except me. 
But!!!! There is a God!  It was like magic! On my 30th birthday, I woke up feeling new. Energetic! Motivated! Inspired! Why? Because there were little goals swimming around in my head just waiting to be accomplished!  On that day, I knew what I wanted to be. I knew that the one thing that I was absolutely great at doing and loved doing, was what I was destined to be. And that would be my goal.  I motivate people.  I empower people. I inspire people.  My testimony has to be shared so that others can know that there is life after mistakes. My goal is to be a mentor.  And that's what I'm gonna do!
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