Speaking Calculator – Words to Minutes Calculator

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Would you like to be able to calculate how long your speaking gig will take?  Many times you are given certain about of time to speak and they let you know that you really can’t go past the allotted amount of time they’ve given you.

Speaking Calculator

I have actually been at workshops where there are several workshops going on at the same time and everyone is supposed to end at the same time, then the participants are able to go to several workshops at the conference.  If a speaker runs on for too long it can really throw a kink into things for all of the other speakers as well as for the attendees.

Well, I have something here for you that is really neat, you know how I love to pass along really great techniques, biz tips, gadgets and techy wisdom to you don’t you!?  I have something here you are really going to love to help you with a pretty good guesstimation of how long your speech will be.

Check out this website that helps you convert the number of words you have written for your speech into the time it takes to deliver your speech.  It’s quick and easy, it’s online and it’s absolutely FREE!  We love free don’t we!?

This techy tool is awesome when you are preparing for a speech or a presentation. The number of minutes you will take is dependent on the number of words and your speed of speech, or reading speed.

Now, be sure to note that this calculator is really close but can’t claim 100% accuracy because some people are slow speakers and some are fast, BUT it even does it’s best to help you choose which speed!

Check out this link and give it a whirl!  http://www.speechinminutes.com/

Speaking & Calculating,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

Let me know if you are longing to craft a presentation or create speaking gigs, I help my clients with speaking, writing, and creating product. Feel free to click on WORK WITH KATHRYN and schedule your FREE 20 MINUTE POWER SESH with me!

Doors and More Doors

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 Doors…

Heavenly Doors…

What are the God-given doorways in your life?

“BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO ME, WATCHING DAILY AT MY DOORS, WAITING AT MY DOORWAY. FOR THOSE WHO FIND ME FIND LIFE AND RECEIVE FAVOR FROM THE LORD ” Proverbs 8:34-35

Have you ever given much thought to the doors that the Lord might be opening in your life? Especially when you wait on him to call you, then as you truly listen to Him and proceed to take the courage to actually do what He asks of you? The LORD God Himself actually escorts you as you take the steps! If you commence to walking with Him you soon will be astonished with the incredible journey He will take you on! For me it has been truly grand!

As I become more and more obedient to Him, to His direction, the blessings just keep coming my way! I have been so busy these last few months experiencing the many doors He has opened unto me! I have been astounded by His abundance and blessing upon my life. All of the Holy Spirit directed connections, the new women He has placed in my life and all that we are up to together for Him is huge!

God has so much to bestow upon those who seek Him and seek His will. What perspective do you take as you begin to view the Heavenly Doors? Have you ever really thought about doors and the passageways as heavenly portals?

Do you choose to stay in the room with your ears plugged and the doors shut tightly all around you in order not to venture out?  Does that idea feel safer to you so that you do not have to take any risks?

What would it be like for you if you were to view the word risk and shift the perspective of it? Shift the viewpoint of RISK to FAITH?

  • Faithfully seeing a door as a heavenly portal opening up for you?
  • What doors are you keeping tightly shut that you know you should be opening?
  • What might be on the other side of the door should you open it?

In the verse above you see that as you listen to the calling of GOD you will be blessed! I am so amazed at the way He calls us forth to do His work! Until the end of time we must be listening to Him, listening to His voice, His Words of wisdom, His Words of direction, His Words of love.

His true desire is to bless us, not to cause us to fear Him or His calling on our lives.

I love the second part of this passage as we are instructed to watch DAILY at His doors. Not just every now and then, or once a month when we think about it, but every single day we are to be WAITING AND WATCHING at His doors, waiting for Him to bless us!

The thought of this is beautiful to me as I begin to become more and more aware of the doors that He is guiding me to walk through each and every day.

Picture the glow peeking through, radiating from underneath the door, beckoning you to come… to draw closer and closer to the door.

See yourself with your face up close to the door; you begin to peer through the opening seeing the lights illuminating!  You are filled with warmth and hope for the day!

You begin to rise, placing your hand upon the old antique door knob which juts out from the old wooden hewn door – leading to the heavenly places of God, as He calls you forth; you go… you go…

You journey on with expectancy from Him who leads…

On the amazing journey with you,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

CLOSE THE DOOR AND PRAY TO YOUR FATHER IN THE SECRET PLACE

door“BUT WHEN YOU PRAY, GO INTO YOUR ROOM, CLOSE THE DOOR AND PRAY TO YOUR FATHER, WHO IS UNSEEN. THEN YOUR FATHER, WHO SEES WHAT IS DONE IN SECRET, WILL REWARD YOU.” ~ Matthew 6:6

 LORD, how I love you, how I love your WORD!

Thank you so much for Your instruction, which is beautiful. You say to “shut the door.” This is sacred – good and holy, keeping all of the distractions away, uniting us – closer – deeper – granting wisdom and understanding, along with guidance and then peace.

Just what I need, what I yearn for – a closeness with You, your people – with me. I am blessed by Your love for me, Your desire is woven into me by Your creative hand, to be close – so close that there are no gaps – no room for wedges.

This is the place – the “closed door place” where I come to You, sometimes crawling on my hands and knees in desperation – thirsty and parched in great need, great pain – even great fears – with worry and needing Your wisdom, direction, comfort and peace that only You can provide.

Other times I come for prayer for the many needs of others, beseeching You to hear me for the sake of their needs and You listen – I trust. I trust. I trust.

Sometimes I simply come to glorify You, to praise you for who You are, for the miracles done in the lives of other and in my own life. To sing praises for my dear husband and my daughters and my sons-in-law, for my grands!

I thank you that you invite me to come to you and shut the doors to the outside world and open your heavenly doors, granting me the ability to enter into Your throne room!  Though your physical presence is “unseen” I still see You!

I see you in others working miracles, I see you in Your creation of the earth! I see You in all of your people, in all of the various flowers and trees and butterfly’s and moths and insects and animals and sunsets and sunrises – in the clouds – in the smiles, in the eyes of humans – in the eyes of cats and dogs…  I see you God – I love what I see.

I FEEL your presence, I experience you. I feel your love.

I experience your heart, your joy, your laughter, as well as your pain. Though I am aware that all of your emotions must run much wider and deeper than mine – for if I “felt” all that you felt I surely could not comprehend – nor handle it all… You are my God & King!

Your word in verse 6 says “you see what is done in ‘the secret place'” – thank you for seeing – thank you for allowing me to come to the “secret place.”

And if that’s not enough, You are a God who loves to reward us – especially when we grow closer to you – that in and of itself is a reward. I treasure this sacred gift of yours – given straight from your heart to mine.

Let me be one who always longs to come and shut the door to the world and open the heavenly doors in which You stand – waiting for me to enter.

Oh the majestic visions in my mind – you reveal so much to me! Your places of holiness are unmatched. I think about people living in chaos – opening all the wrong doors – trying to gain some semblance of satisfaction – but they fail to open the door to Your “Secret Place” – the place of prayer, where they find you and find answers.

If the world would just Open the Doors of their Bibles, they would find YOU! AND in You is all they long for… and them some! Oh LORD, I pray for all those that are seeking and searching… I pray that they stop opening the doors to excess and open the doors to moderation, closing the doors to addictions… and open the doors to peace, to settle down, be still and find your love. Stop opening the doors to “Keeping up with the Jones’s slow down – pray – go to THE SECRET PLACE. This is the REAL SECRET! The Secret to finding all that they look for and long for, it’s the place where there is freedom, the SECRET PLACE of abundance, overflow and rewards!

O LORD, that is the answer, that it THE SECRET! The Real Secret is no secret at all! Your Word is out there for everyone to know and read and come to know you. That’s it, so simple.

  • What DOORS have you been walking through lately?
  • What DOORS are you finished walking through?
  • What DOORS will you begin to walk through as of today?

Discover the REAL SECRET, the Universal Laws and Biblical Principals are there for you. God is The One who set them all in place…

Doors & Secret Discoveries,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

I JUST LOVE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED IN YOUR BIZ!

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I KNOW HOW FRUSTRATING IT CAN BE WHEN YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD ON SOMETHING AND THEN FOR SOME REASON THERE’S A GLITCH!

SO… Here’s a Simple Tutorial: How to fix your Youtube Video Preview when it’s not showing on facebook

Platform: Facebook & Youtube

Have you ever tried to post a Youtube Video on a facebook page (timeline, groups, feed, etc) & sometimes discover the picture preview of the video is not showing?
Well, it happens more often than you think and we all know most people are more likely to click and view a video with a preview rather than the one that does not have one.

Follow these simple steps to fix the problem:
favicon (2)Step 1: Go to the facebook debugger page by clicking the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug
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favicon (2)Step 2: Copy and paste the youtube link into the area that says “Input url, access token, or Open Graph Action id”

favicon (2)Step 3: Click “Debug”

favicon (2)Step 4: Ensure that the thumbnail preview of the video is showing. If it shows, then the process has fixed the problem.

favicon (2)Step 5: Re- copy and paste the video link to your facebook page. It should work.

NOTE: In some cases, you might have to wait for a few minutes for the process to take effect.

Happy facebook Posting!

Awakening your Mind, Biz & Spirit,
~xo Kathryn Rich Bonner

 

 

 
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Pursuing the Creative Passions within Your Heart Is Good for Your Mind & Soul

heartI have to share with you how I have been experiencing the craziest cool things lately, especially as it pertains to pursuing the creative passion within my heart! I am not the creative girl, or at least I wasn’t most of my life. However, I have always had beautiful handwriting and everyone always wanted me to address their wedding invitations, but that is just about as far as any creativity went for me.

But in the last two years my heart and mind have sort of joined up with each other and have wanted to be more creative! It’s been a fascinating side of me that has begun to develop! I am now allowing my creative side to experience an awakening and I am really loving it!

Through my allowing this to happen, and when I say “allowing it to happen”, I mean not saying out loud to myself or anyone else that “I can’t” or “I’m not creative” as I have always said in years past. Instead, I have been allowing for the desire, the passion to rise up within and saying YES! It’s like a renewing of my mind, saying yes I can, therefore I do and I actually can!

I am now saying to you and to others “I am an Artist” – I truly am!

I am leaning there really are not many limitations to what we can do when we renew our minds around it! We can do so much more that we allow ourselves to do!

If you ever feel that desire calling your heart forward to new places, bigger places, to creatively express, say YES! You will open an entirely new portal that God opens up to you simply for saying yes! God whispers to you to say YES and that with the power of the Spirit flowing you become creative with the Creator!

YES! YES! YES!
Kathryn Rich Bonner

GROW YOUR FAN PAGE AND CREATE COMMUNITY!

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TO GROW YOUR FAN PAGE
AND CREATE COMMUNITY!

Every single Friday is FRIDAY SHARE YOUR FAN PAGE DAY at my Fan Page Facebook Page. You can find my fan page at www.Facebook.com/AwakeningsLifeBizCoaching
It’s “win win for everyone” who participates in your Facebook Event because some really great connections and networking can be done when everyone is sharing their information! This way you can receive more LIKES on your page AND the event really is ALL ABOUT THE FOCUS OF YOUR AWESOME FANS!

It’s easy, and so much fun! So, my big biz tip for you this week is to come and stop by my fan page and LIKE it, share your website, fanpage info and start getting connected to all the others who are doing the same!

I do this on Friday, and allow for it to go on all weekend long so that everyone can swing by and jump in! It’s like a networking gathering on line!

You can discover other businesses, services, and even collaborate with those you meet to create future joint ventures, or blogging opportunities! I schedule this post with the graphic you see here in advance to be posted every Friday morning and allow for it run all weekend too!

Fun & Fans,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

DREAMING BIG!

Closeup frangipani flowerSo what’s in your heart? What’s Your BIG DREAM?

What do you REALLY think you are here for?

Do you feel the sacred yearnings of your life dreams crawling up and out of the deep hole you’ve been hiding in now for far too long?

Are you ready to attach your blessed butterfly wings and fly out? Tired of cocooning?  Feeling ready to fly?  I totally understand the cocooning and the flying. It’s just a part of the journey.

The secret is to keep dreaming and dreaming even bigger – and then sometimes to dream small – it all depends on where you are on the journey.

Some of us are wounded, some of us are cautious, some of us are fearful.

Some of us are fearless and jumping off cliffs allowing our faith to carry us to parts wild and unknown!

Some of us are comparing ourselves to others and feeling unworthy. Some of us are tired of the comparisons. Some of us are thinking things that stop us from BEING and LIVING OUR God-given Dreams.  Some of seem to always guide others into their dreams but can’t seem to do so for ourselves.  What the &^%@#*!  is up with that?!

We have to be willing to allow ourselves to become Spiritwalkers… we need to be willing to allow for our Spirit to guide us and THEN be willing to actually follow that guidance unswervingly and bravely!  We don’t do our dreams alone this way! Learn to listen to the sacred whispers of your soul… Awaken! Rise Up! Become! 

I am afraid of lots of things when it comes to my dreams. We ALL are! It’s ok to say it and name it and confess it!  Oh man it totally SUCKS too I know!  We all hate it, we all know it.

We are creative and long to live our creative lives with our creative minds.  For some reason there is just some anguish that comes along with it, BUT we don’t want to go down that dark path…

Yellow Brick RoadWe need to follow after the light – the yellow brick road, so to speak.  So, you must keep your Big Dreams alive! But HOW? 

As we consider looking across time, looking at how we can manage the risks of creativity.  I believe that your dreams are from God… They are Divine. You all have this Creative Genius living within you! He protects you from the demise of going down that dark road.  So… how you can begin to follow after your Big God-given Dream is to be a Spiritwalker!

You are a Creative Being. You are a vessel – allow yourself to go with the Spirit within you… this way you don’t have to rely fully on YOU. There is a creative mystical and majestic mind power within you. We have to be “tapped into this mystical and majestic Spirit” within.  You can begin to hear and feel your dreams coming THROUGH YOU when you allow this to occur!  Did you catch the word “allow”?  Everything that comes through us is NOT necessarily US, it’s the Spirit within us! I know many of you are totally going to “get this” as you are reading it – and others will think this girl is wacked! LOL!  Others reading this will want this! Those of you who are “wanting” this will have it, just for the asking! 

Your process of Creating and Owning your Big Dreams is this wondrous and crazy and brilliant journey!  When you start thinking things like “This is crazy!” “What am I doing?” “Why am I bothering?” Start changing this by SPEAKING to your dream OUT LOUD! There is POWER in your Spoken Word… Renew your MIND with the power of your Spoken Word. Do not allow the thoughts in your head to keep you from it.  I know you know what I am talking about.

You are able to step through this “portal” and become ignited by God! You will light up and become your dream!  This is yours to have, divinely appointed to you!

Let me share this one last thought for you before I go…

The word DESIRE is broken down like this: DE=Of | Sire=The Father

… So this beautiful, holy, sacred, brilliant, crazy, amazing DESIRE is OF THE FATHER!  So, it’s yours to do! Yours to create! Yours to have with help with from The Spirit! You don’t do it alone… 

If you are to dance, write, coach, speak, teach… DO IT!

Keep holding fast to your Desires, Your amazing dreams!

Dancing, Dreaming & Desiring,
Kathryn Rich Bonner 

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EXAMINE YOUR LIFE…

mirrorI really love this quote from Socrates: “An unexamined life is a life not worth living.”

Each and every one of us has a blind spot (or 2 or 3 or…) some have more than others.  One of the things that cues me to begin some self examination is when I see something within me that continues to recur over and over that I either really do not like and want to understand how I can begin to make that negative “pattern” come to a stop, OR when there is something wonderful that has happened over and over again so that I can make sure that I continue to create that powerful and beautiful pattern over and over again.

Socrates believed that that our lives were for personal and spiritual growth.  I believe this too.  When we fail to grow to that effect then we really need to carve out the time to reflect and examine our lives.  This is a beautiful and sacred practice we should all begin to develop in order to become our greatest self.

askI think of the Scripture from Matthew 7:7 that tells us to Ask, Seek, Knock and THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED.  This is how GOD reveals, answers the deep questions that we have of ourselves, our lives, our purpose and how we can make transformations in our life that cause us to experience the sacred, the holy moments, the grace, the capacity to forgive, the desire for MORE of HIM, the need for GOD in your biz…   

What doors are you ready to open and examine the things behind them? Are they the doors to your heart? The doors to your biz, the direction you need to take with it?  Doors to personal relationships that need some sort of beautiful resurrection?  Maybe you need to knock on the secret doors to your creativity that you don’t even know about yet?  Do you have a longing to paint or make music or take inspirational photos, or create in general?  ASK for it in the knocking.

EXAMINE who you are now, and who you long to be.  What’s lacking? What is there too much of, to little of? WHAT? What needs to be different?

There is a method of self-examination that is called “Socratic dialogue” and helps you to determine what is unsettled, unfinished, something that seems missing from your life, things you can’t quite pinpoint on your own.

When we examine our actions, we can decide if they’re based on what ‘they’ think or directed by our intuition.  You can dialogue with a coach around this, or a spiritual adviser can help see those blind spots with you.  Self-awareness is not a selfish thing, it’s a beautiful and holy and sacred part of your journey.  Where do you feel empty or too stuffed with stuff that you need to let go of in order to fill the empty heart with passion and purpose and calling?

Allow yourself the self-examination time, enjoy who you are becoming, take part in your likebecoming.  Awaken your heart, soul and mind!

Do you like who you are becoming, or is it time to make a change?

Ask, seek and knock …

AMEN AMEN.

Find out how coaching can help you examine your life and how you can become your very own heart’s desire…

Awakening, Examining & Creating a Life Worth Living,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

 

What is your particular RHYTHM?

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Each of us is unique in our own rhythms and how we seem to work best without interruptions and where it is that we find that we are “in the flow” of creating all that we need to. I have found myself to get into a wonderful rhythm when it comes to flow!

2119-seasonalAre you an EARLY BIRD waking up easily and ready to begin the work with a clear head and a sharp wit? Then that is the best time for you to allow yourself the space to get into the rhythm of your work. You are most likely wide eyed and chomping at the bit to get to it and start getting everything written up on your to do list and look forward to getting all of those items checked off! The things that I like to do in the mornings is 1st create my TO DO LIST for the day, respond to emails, schedule appointments with clients, take POWER SESH Calls with potential clients, have all of my coaching calls with clients and help them create strategies, programs, brainstorming sessions, lead my MasterMind Groups, etc… These are the things that I thrive on during the day.

If you are anything like me, after accomplishing all of this, you experience a great sense of accomplishment having all the things on your list completed.

Later afternoon you may even begin to lose focus, and can feel a bit sleepy and even consider taking a power nap!

Allow yourself to take that power nap! It’s proven to be really good for you to do so! I’ve written about the blessings of POWER NAPS in another blog post!

1506-vintageOR Are You a NIGHT OWL? I have found that in my biz it’s such a sacred time in the late hours of the night when I am working on blog posts, writing for the newsletter, writing in regard to speaking topics and those types of things that require me to have absolute silence and be away from the distractions of all the things that can bombard me during the day.

This may sound a bit odd, but I find my rhythms in BOTH the EARLY BIRD and the NIGHT OWL worlds, depending upon what I am doing.

Determine your rhythms, allow for the sacred flow to occur. Also, just be sure to maintain a balance so that you do not find yourself working non-stop and losing balance with your family and your social life.

I take my breaks in the latter part of the afternoon allowing for lunch with my husband and with my girlfriends. Learn what your rhythms are and benefit from on the time that works best for you as you run your awesome biz!

Cheers to Your Biz,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

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INNER PEACE IS ONLY A PRAYER AWAY

White Finger StarfishINNNER PEACE –
INNER PEACE IS ONLY A PRAYER AWAY

When external frustrations and anxious thoughts seem to keep me from feeling peaceful, tranquil, or centered, I remember that I am able to center my consciousness internally and revive my internal serenity.

As I close my eyes and give attention to on my breath, the current worries, frustrations and concerns begin to literally dissolve away.

Again, as I close my eyes, I remember that God is my Great Provider, my Truth and reminds me that He is my Perfect Guard and Guide.

I regain my peace in reflection, one breath, and one prayer at a time.

God is not the author of chaos and chaos has no place within me…
I find peace going within, and experiencing the peace that passes all understanding… and I give thanks. I am fully aware that I am the one who chooses my thoughts and what I focus on. I choose to create my life by focusing on the sacred within, peace, love, grace, forgiveness, and mercy toward myself and others.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

Peaceful Awakenings,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

MY GIFT TO YOU: To receive my FREE gift to you, a choice of guided meditations simply go to my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awakeningslifebizcoaching and LIKE my page, then click on the tab called SPIRITWALKING MEDITATIONS and follow the directions! You will also receive journaling pages that go with each guided meditation to deepen your experience with The Divi