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

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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

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

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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LET ME HELP YOU LOOK YOUR FEARS IN THE FACE

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Here is a secret to transform your fears into action!

Let’s face it, with change there is fear. With BIG DREAMS that dang fear shows up again!

Here’s the deal when it comes to becoming the You that you long to be…

You are still standing in the old you. You have dreamed of stepping into the NEW YOU for a long time, but the OLD YOU is comfy, safe and without risk. You know how you have been doing things, the old patterns, the safety zone you have set up around your life; you know that big safety net is there…

This makes it easy to stay put, to keep the dream alive, just by simply dreaming and not acting on it…

You can keep at all of your little “to do” lists and checking everything off making you feel like you have accomplished something and keeping you from looking at the BIG STEPS you REALLY SHOULD BE TAKING.

You keep all of these things in front of the GIGANTIC STEPS that will GET YOU TO THE ACUALIZATION of your dreams.

So… I’m going to help you do just that, take the action steps to really get you TRULY LIVING INTO YOUR DREAMS.

You are going to FACE YOUR FEARS today. I am going to virtually coach you through this! You ready to start changing things up?

The SECRET KEY (really simple, but really scary) to begin your transformation is by doing THAT ONE THING YOU FEAR THE MOST! This will create the IMMENSE CHANGE!

So, this is what I want you to do:
Create your “list of things to do” incorporate each item you are presently doing, things you need to start doing, and the things that you know would be good to do…
Good! Now for the next phase, this is where you get to the fears, the things that cause you to stop from really living into your goals and dreams.

Make a list of the BIG SCARY things to do, BUT – next to each item you list I want you to write out WHY it would benefit you to do it. THIS is where you create and understand your real passions for what you are doing…

THIS will create the coolest shift within you!

Now, I want you to take those big fears and do one at a time. It is to make a call to that radio station to get that interview you know you need? Is it creating your prices and putting them up on your website? Is it investing in your own awesome coach? Is it hiring that amazing VA (Virtual Assistant) you know you need to hire to get to the next level? Is it announcing a course you are going to teach and putting a final date for people to sign up for? Is it getting some PR for yourself that you know you need and can do?

ALL RIGHT now get to it! Face your fears and get ‘er done!

Create this list each and every day and start facing those fears with a minimum of doing at least 1 item on your SCARY list.

This process with grow you and transform your amazing life and your biz, each and every time you have faced a fear!

Facing your fears with you,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

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HOW ARE YOU CHOOSING TO LIVE & AWAKEN YOUR LIFE?

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This is a GREAT LESSON for us!

A powerful lesson regarding the way in which we do life and how we choose to run our entrepreneurial biz! What are the wonderful insights you glean from these women just from watching this video?

It’s a reminder to me on so many levels to create my life and my biz with intention, fun, light heartedness and to always be ME!

I am actually finding myself in a place of transition and transformation – in which I am allowing myself to be much freer than I have ever been before.

Allowing myself to be the me that God created me to be, rather than being the person that someone else expects me to be. God knew what He was doing when He gave me and you our personalities, thoughts, reasoning abilities, creative desires, who we are attracted to, the tribes we circle in… and on and on it goes.

No more trying to beat out of rhythm for me! I am lining up with these fabulous women, not to be like them, but to be like me!

Ahhh… so freeing!

What about you?

What are your thoughts?

EMBRACE FAILURE – ALLOW IT TO BE YOUR TEACHER

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If you are an entrepreneur, you need to keep moving, keep learning, and keep growing. Learn to embrace all of your failures. Failures to me are what I like to call GREAT LEAPS OF FAITH! So don’t get discouraged when things don’t turn out just as you planned. Keep learning from them and praising yourself for even doing it.

Do you know how many people don’t take the leap of faith? Trust me there are lots of them who don’t, because of the fear of failure! So, embrace your leaps as well as your failures. This is where the most valuable learning takes place within you and your biz!

Start learning to see everything as awesome gifts of experience, growth and leaning about being in business.

If you let the “so called failures” get to you, those thoughts will eat you up alive! Don’t allow those “failures” to stop you or even set you back because each step causes you to become BRAVER and more BEAUTIFUL!

Treat your biz as a GREAT ADVENTURE! You will be rewarded for your faith! Allow yourself to create course corrections along the way.

OH, and one more thing about this, don’t get caught up in the “act of perfection” just get it done and keep on keeping on! You can always improve upon things! Think about how you always see on TV Advertisements “THE NEW AND IMPROVED” version of something! You know why, they got their product out there! They learned more about what the customer needed or wanted and added that later. You can do the very same thing! Listen to your customers and create improved versions of your products or simply add to them! Just get ‘er done! Don’t let perfectionism keep you from getting things done, it will NEVER BE PERFECT! BUT it will always be GOOD ENOUGH! The energy of your ideas will become stale and you never get them launched and off the ground.

Moving with quick implementation, following your flow of ideas, and learning by doing, is the best way to grow, learn and transform. And when things “fail,” learn and move on.

Embrace failure on your path and, I promise, it will be a great teacher to you. Get with me for help in your biz production and let’s face the fears and make your dreams a reality!

Awakening Faith through Failure,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

Rise Up in Your Spirit

Rise RISE UP IN YOUR SPIRIT!
RECOGNIZE YOUR EXTRA-ORDINARY-NESS
AS AN AMAZING ENTREPRENEUR!

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Accept that you are unique & amazing & brilliant
& powerful & sacred & exhilarating!

Those of us on this crazy, hectic, tripped out Entrepreneurial Journey realize this is 2-25definitely a highway less traveled that makes perfect sense to us. BUT those in our family and many of our friends, to them it may make no sense at all.

Many of them may not want you to follow this path and because of their misunderstandings of it. They may even try to hold you back, or say this is too hard for you, and cause you to question this path yourself!

They may see you scaling upward and stepping outside your comfort zone and seeing you uncomfortable makes them uncomfortable so they try to “fix you” by trying to make you comfortable again!

Not everyone is keen on the idea of stepping outside their comfort zone and becoming uncomfortable. Some don’t like the idea of taking any kind of risks or facing fears.

3-25And when they see you doing this they can confront you and tell you to stop or that you are a bit crazy… this can wear one down. They may not like it because they themselves are not living into their own dreams and you could be a huge reminder to them of all that they themselves should be doing.

It’s hard with those that are really close to you don’t “get it” and it can even feel like they are putting you down, questioning you, judging you. They don’t know how to THINK BIG.

THEN they want the “old you” back, in your old familiar place of not taking leaps of faith, and not thinking big, to being comfy with them again.

This is exactly the reason that having a coach (like me :)) or a mentor, or an accountability partner to hold you in that sacred space of being brave, taking leaps across big skies and jumping over buildings! To help you reach your dreams, and conquer your big biz and be so supportive for you, especially those like me who’ve been there and can help you make those amazing spectacular GINORMOUS SHIFTS!

Awakening the Entrepreneurial Journey,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

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