Don't Sell Yourself Short!

Sunday, December 10, 2017


I don't have a long, drawn out message for you guys today, but it is something that needs to be shared.

This is the last month of 2017, we want to make sure that it counts. Use this month to set yourself up for greater in 2018. 

Don't worry about what you did or didn't do. Figure out what needs to be done for you to be BETTER.

These past few weeks have been rough, to say the least for me. So much so that I just had to allow myself to step away and clear my mind. And when I did....man....

I was watching Alexis Maston on Periscope talk about December being the month of enrichment and how this is setting the stage for 2017. But what got me the most was when she talked about people selling themselves short. I'm paraphrasing, but this was basically what she was saying:

"Do NOT allow yourself to settle for less anymore. Don't sell yourself short anymore. If you did a project that was worth $100 but you only took $10 for it just to get some money, you sold yourself short. Don't be afraid to charge what you're worth and get what you deserve. And this does not just go for business and finance, this goes for all aspects of your life."

I took that, let it marinate, and went on about my week.

I get to a meeting with a new client. We're talking and plotting out what all she needs from me and then I give her an estimate of the costs. She's like, "Oh wow, okay. That's a great price." Elated, I go ahead and start filling out the contract for her to sign. She says, "Now, Jessica, make sure that's the correct estimate. Make sure to charge for your work." 

Okay, God, I hear You.

Then I have a second meeting right after with another new client. We're, again, chatting away and he's just talking and talking. He again asks me what it costs. I tell him, and he's like, "Oh okay, great." We just keep chatting. He asks me about how to determine pricing and I explain that it's important to always keep the power in your hands, because you want to help everyone and get as many people to take your service as possible, but you still have to live at the end of the day. He says, "Yeah you're right. That's true. And people will only value you and your services as much as you do."

...Alright, alright! I hear you, Lord!

I say all that to say, don't sell yourself short. You deserve the world, God tells us that. He wants us to have what we deserve. 

So make it your mission this year to not settle. Reach higher. Don't be afraid to take a risk. 


Have a blessed week!


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Get more free gift cards for the Holidays from Swagbucks during December's Swago with Spin & Win

Monday, December 4, 2017


The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their December "Swago" promotion starting Monday, December 4th at 9am PT and running until Monday, December 11th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case, you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:


  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores! 
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete. 
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, December 11th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely. 
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely. 
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!


The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, December 11th to use all your spins.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of January, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Get exclusive Swagbuster deals on your favorite stores, offers, and gift cards These limited time deals will be appearing through December 3rd

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Running now through December 3rd, the cashback shopping site Swagbucks is running a series of exclusive "Swagbuster" deals that offer increased cash back (in the form of SB points) at stores, when buying gifts cards, and big SB payouts when you discover offers from different companies. You can take all of the points you earn from these deals and redeem them for gift cards from places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or PayPal cash, helping you extend your holiday budget further! 

The deals change every few hours, and you can keep track of what's available by clicking here. You need a Swagbucks account to take advantage - fortunately, it's free and takes less than 30 seconds to sign up. PLUS, if you sign up through me you'll get a bonus 300 SB ($3) if you earn 300 SB before December 1st!

Huge Cash Back deals during the Swagbucks Cyber Monday Sale!

Monday, November 27, 2017


You can earn money while saving it on all your big Cyber Monday purchases! The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back - 3x or more - at over 120 different stores today only. They're also offering big payouts on a variety of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Product Review: Professional Kitchen Scissors and Poultry Shears by Le Gusto

Sunday, November 26, 2017




Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you these bad boys - The Professional Kitchen Scissors and Poultry Shears from Le Gusto!

These kitchen scissors are, according to Le Gusto, "Made up of Food-Grade Stainless Steel, 100% BPA-FREE, have high corrosion resistance, superior finish that looks great in any modern kitchen & Remain Razor-Sharp for Years!"

A lot of stuff going on there, am I right? But I love it!

The scissors look exactly like they're supposed to right out of the box:


The first thing I loved about these kitchen shears was that they come with a protective case, which is great if you have kids running around the house!

But enough about the minor details....do they work though?

They do! I cut chicken, cheese, hard-to-open packages, and all kinds of stuff with these scissors, and they glided through like it was nothing! Nothing has chipped, peeling, faded, or anything and we've been using these scissors quite heavily around the house!

So, if you haven't figured it out already, I give these Professional Kitchen Scissors and Poultry Shears from Le Gusto 5 stars!


If you're interested in trying out these kitchen shears for yourself, follow this link to purchase!

*I was given this product in exchange for a review, via Le Gusto and Tomoson.*

Help Me Decide on On Our Next Bible Study!

Sunday, November 26, 2017



Hey guys!

I would first off like to thank all of you for your patience with me this year with "Weekly Blessings." It's been an intense year full of revelations about my beliefs, both spiritually and personally, so thank you all for being on the ride with me!

I also would like to thank you for joining me in October during our study of Jonah! Wasn't it awesome? I know I learned a lot, and I hope you do too! Those posts actually became more popular than I expected, so thank you to all of you who read! If you missed out on our study of Jonah, be sure to check that out. Powerful study!

With that being said, I would really like to do a study with you all again! Not only did that seem to help a lot of you out, but it also helped me as well to stay disciplined and really focus in so that I could give you guys the best interpretation I could!

Now, what I need you to do is head over to my Facebook page and let me know which book you'd like to cover next! I want to stick with something that we can cover in a month, for now, so check out the image above to see the choices we have!

I'm so excited to do another study! Can't wait! And if you'd like to comment your vote, feel free! Or, if you have a suggestion for another study, don't be afraid to share either! I want to make sure you guys get as much out of these studies as I do!

Until we meet again! Be blessed!

Get Big Cash Back during the Swagbucks Black Friday Sale!

Friday, November 24, 2017


The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back at over 120 different stores all throughout Black Friday weekend. They're also offering big payouts on a variety of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!
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