185: What to Pack in Your Pageant Winner’s Go Bag

Today we’re talking about your pageant winner “go bag.” You’ve probably heard of a go bag before, but maybe not in pageant context.


A go bag is something that you have quick and handy, so when you’ve got to go really fast, you can grab the bag and it has the essentials right there.


You can probably start to imagine what this might be like for a pageant winner. Immediately after winning a pageant, you are often swept up into the very next thing, whether that is a media appearance or a press conference, or maybe it’s just to the gala or a coronation ball.


Often times you’re swept into the very next thing and you might find that it is difficult to dig for all the essentials that you might need. And oftentimes somebody else is backstage packing up all of the things that you had to compete with. You might not even know where your essentials are.


Just like if you were going to pack a bag in your home, which I recommend for everybody. Just a side note here, EVERYONE should have a go bag in their home. This way, if your house catches on fire, all you have to do is grab this bag and run out the door. For that, you might have a flashlight or my brother suggested that we have an AM radio. Things like cash and sneakers and things that you would need on the go.


This is essentially the same thing. In this episode I’m going to cover a few of the things that I would recommend you pack for pageantry.


If you want the full list, you can download it for free at:

winapageant.com/packinglist


That is a checklist of all of the things that you need to pack for your pageant.


What would be the things you would want to stick in your go bag?


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Imagine yourself: you just won your pageant and you’re getting swept off to do a press conference immediately after. Here are a few things you would need


1. BOBBY PINS (or whatever it is that you clip crowns onto your head with)
Whether it’s bobby pins, miniature claw clips, or the snap on clips, you’re going to want something in here. They never give you enough backstage so you always want to make sure you have plenty on hand. With my thick hair I always needed like 20 extra bobby pins. So you never know.


2. TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTE
Now the reason for things like this (and also for the next thing I’m going to tell you), is that when you’re competing in a pageant it goes by SO quickly. If you’re eating snacks backstage, you’re going to want to have a toothbrush handy. That way, immediately afterward when you’re talking with people, you’re not bringing up the stinky breath and the same is true with stinky underarms.


3. BODY WIPE AND DEODORANT
Now every pageant girl has stinky underarms, not because we’re stinky in our real life, but because you don’t want to wear a ton of deodorant when you’re changing in and out of outfits. So you don’t want to show up stinky to a press conference. There are great body wipes called “Good Wipes In My Bag Swag”. After you’ve won, you walk backstage you get your wipe out of your go bag and you wipe all the areas that need addressed. Then you’re going to apply some deodorant. Because now it’s time to start using deodorant again, you don’t have to use it during the pageant, (in fact, I recommend that you don’t so you don’t get it all over your wardrobe), but you’re going to need it afterward.


4. EXTRA BRA STICKIES
When you’re sweating on stage, it is very common to sweat them off. So if you are using these for whatever outfit you are getting crowned in, bring an extra pair (just in case they start sliding around).


5. PERSONAL ITEMS
You might consider things like chapstick and lipstick, particularly something that matches the color that you’re wearing. You might need an aspirin – the lights are so strong that oftentimes you can get a headache just from being on stage. You might need personal items like tampons or pads.


6. PEN AND THANK YOU NOTE (or a list of people you don’t want to forget to thank)
As soon as you win a pageant, you forget everything. I don’t want you to forget your manners. So before the pageant, you’re going to make a long list of the people that you know are important to thank. Some of those people would be your coach, pageant directors, choreographers and volunteers, sponsors, the whole production team. Any of the people who supported you along the way, including, and especially, your family. Those are the people that are with you through thick and thin, whether you win or lose, you’re going to want to thank these people. Write them down on a piece of paper that goes into your winners go bag.


Other things I would consider putting in your go bag is your wallet with your ID and cash, and perhaps some travel perfume.


These are just some of the things you might include. Again, if you want the whole list, go to winapageant.com/packinglist.


Now, once you have your go bag packed, before you go on for the crowning, you’re going to want to put the bag backstage with a post-it note that says “I need this bag immediately after the pageant, thank you” with your signed name and contestant number or title.


This way, if a volunteer is backstage packing up your things (because you’re off to the next thing) the volunteer will see this note. They won’t know what’s in this bag, but it’s clear that you need this bag immediately after the pageant and they will happily bring it to their Queen.


Remember, the whole idea of the winner’s go bag is: grab and go.


And that my dear is going to keep you organized enough to win a pageant.


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182: Pageant Fun Fact ( How to Choose Without Being Weird )

In this episode, I want to talk about a question you’ll be asked either in an interview setting or in your pageant paperwork, and this is: what is a fun or interesting fact about you. This may seem simple, but it can actually be pretty overwhelming.

Most times you want to use some interesting, weird thing. Like “I can touch my nose with my tongue. Or “I have a double jointed elbow.” Or “I was born with a unicorn horn.” But these things are a bit crazy!

The thing that you want to use as your measurement for whether this is a good fun fact or not is: if this is the only thing that they remember, will it be fun and enjoyable and will they think fondly of me. OR will it be a little bit embarrassing? If the only thing that your judges remember about you is that you can touch your nose with your tongue, or that you have crazy elbows, it’s going to get weird.

Instead, what we want to do is one of two things. First of all, we don’t want to make it weird. But we do want to make it fun and interesting. Now let’s say we’ve got fun and interesting,

There are two ways we could take this answer:

 

Option A: Answer it quickly.
Have a good time, put on a big smile and move on with the interview. That is the method for if you received a fluffy question, the type of question that you’re like, “why are they asking you this? This doesn’t have anything to do with what I really want to talk about.” So you could answer the question quickly, make it fun and move on.

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Option B: you could answer the question in a way that loops them back to the things that you do want to talk about.

That’s a skill that I teach in the win a pageant academy and in the game plan, that’s what I teach my clients to do too. That there are no fluffy questions. But sometimes, whether you’re asked on your paperwork where you can’t loop back very easily (or you don’t want to), or if you do want to actually share this fun thing because it’s fun and interesting, here are four ways that you can actually discover something interesting about you:

 

1: Unique Accomplishment

A unique accomplishment is something that very few people do.

This is not, I can do 10 push ups. Because lots of people can do 10 pushups. That’s not really that interesting. That’s not really that unique. Instead you want to think about something that would peak people’s interest.

Maybe you won the spelling bee when you were in the third grade or maybe you have been in Toastmasters for 27 years, or maybe you have, fostered kittens every summer for the last 12 years. Things like that. That’s a unique accomplishment that might not have anything to do with how you could hold the title, but it would be a really interesting fun fact.

And if that’s the only thing that they remembered about you, that’d be kind of cool.

 

2: Done-It-Once Adventures

Now done-it-once adventures is exactly what it is. You’ve done this thing once. So this could be if you climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, or you walked on a glacier in New Zealand, or you got engaged while skydiving.

Those are the kinds of things that they’ve happened once. And it was awesome. And if you’re remembered by that, it makes you look kind of cool. That’s what we’re going for.

 

3: Fun Habits

Fun habits that you like to do a lot. This could also be thought of as things that you love or things that you hate.

For example, this could be that every holiday season I watch the movie the holiday and it puts me in the holiday spirit. It could also be I always buy white cars because I cannot stand having a dirty car. I love owning cars that are white, because you can tell immediately when it’s dirty.

You see how those are interesting, fun facts, but they’re not weird.

 

4: Worthless Talent.

A worthless talent is just a fun way of saying this is a thing you probably wouldn’t compete with. So this would be like, you can recite the entire declaration of independence, or you can say the ABC’s from Z to A. Or I love clogging, or I know how to swing dance, even though I don’t do it often, I know how. You know how to do a snare drum, or you can play Mozart’s symphony without looking at the sheet music.

 

Things like that, that are talents that you wouldn’t necessarily be in a competition against, or bring to stage, like dance or singing, but it’s still a really cool talent.

 

Those are four ways that you can find a fun fact about yourself. Remember, once you discover what your fun fact might be, the test you want to put it through is: if this is the only thing the judges remember about me, am I going to be kind of embarrassed, or is that kind of cool.

 

And that my dear is how you win a pageant!

 

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180: Confidence in the Face of Pageant Critics

Today I want to give you two very specific strategies that can help maintain your confidence about competing in a pageant even when you’ve got naysayers and chase the dream that God has given you.

Strategy Number 1: This strategy is called “Re-framing” you may have heard of this before. It’s very common in self-help and self-development to reframe something is to basically look at it in a different way.

What I want you to consider is reframing your pageant competition. Though you’re running for a title that will represent your community, or state, or nation, I want you to reframe it as: instead of telling people that you are competing in a pageant, imagine what would change if you told them that you were running for public office. Right? If you told your boss or barista or your second cousin those types of things now instead of them being flooded with their uneducated stereotypes about pageantry, they will instead be flooded with their uneducated stereotypes about the political office. 

Here are some similarities between politicians and pageant women: 

1: Politicians have campaigns that they run on, and it’s very similar to pageant platforms. Often even in politics, it’s called a political platform.

2: Politicians support and speak for a group of people. That is exactly what you are doing as a pageant woman, right? 

3: Politicians have a local, state, and national level; rules to win; and so do you. The same things are happening in pageantry. 

4: Politicians also get voted into positions. So do you! 

5:  Politicians must prepare for very difficult conversations to come up at any time and so do you. 

6: Politicians do appearances all over the place. 

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Now strategy #2 is probably even more important, even though it’s not always possible and that is to plant yourself in rich soil. Just like a flower will bloom when it’s in perfect conditions and it struggles to bloom in poor conditions, the same will be true for you no matter what you are achieving in life. You may have to replant yourself, find good soil, find a place where people will welcome you where they’re cheering you on. 

Sometimes, I understand you’re not able to leave the ‘soil’ you’re in because it’s your husband or your mom that is critical of you competing. Oftentimes those things can happen, and so you can’t just replant yourself, but what you can do is add good soil. So, if you’re unable to fully get out of the negative environment and replant yourself into a fully positive environment what you can do is at least add good soil. 

And that my dear is how you win a pageant. 

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179: Why You’re Losing Your Pageant (and what to do about it)

In this episode, I’m going to walk you through five real reasons that women lose pageants and I’m going to give you some specific guidelines on what you can do about it.

We’re going to start broad and work out way to the more common reasons.

The most common reason women lose their pageant is they simply don’t have ‘the look’, mostly because they haven’t discovered what this pageant is looking for as the main spokesperson for their pageant. In order to win, you have to show up with your complete marketing package.

The next somewhat obvious reason that you may be losing your pageant is you are too stiff – like a robot, or ‘pageant patty.’ This often comes off as either not having enough practice or having too much practice. There are lots of ways to fix this problem, but the main one is: practice with real life experience!

The third reason you may be losing your pageant is what I call a ‘failure to thrive.’ This means that you haven’t really done all that much to achieve your goals since the last time you competed. You have to show improvements and growth every year so that you can prove you’ll make the most of your year if given the title.

The fourth area that could be holding you back is you don’t have a solid marketing plan. This is why having a Legacy Project is so important: because it allows you the opportunity to market yourself, your platform, and your pageant.

In the Win A Pageant Academy we teach a simple method of Promise-Proof-Plan that prepares you for all sorts of questions (download the free training here) and ensures you deliver your marketing plan onstage and in your interview.

If you are nailing the look, you have a solid plan but you still aren’t winning, it could be because you are missing a personal/pageant brand. Your ‘brand’ is deeper than your ‘why’ for competing in the pageant – your brand is your why for being on this planet! It’s your purpose and your passion.

In the Academy, we help you identify your personal/pageant brand because from this, everything else can flow!

Your brand is vital to winning! If you have the look, plenty of practice, thriving goals, a solid plan, and you’re still not winning your pageant, then your brand should be where you begin.

The very first thing that I do with all of my clients is help them identify who they are. It’s so important for you to know who you are and what you are doing on this planet. When you become crystal clear on that, all those other things will easily fall into place.

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176: What (and How) to Pack for a Photoshoot

I just finished a photo shoot with two of my amazing friends, and I wanted to show you, because I think this could be really helpful for you to know what to pack for a photo shoot.

So, I’ve got all this stuff here, and I’m going to kind of just show you a little bit about what to pack, what to consider. Because, I’ve just got to say, my photographer said that I was the most prepared person she’d ever shot with. And I was like, “Ah, thank you. I’ve had practice!” I’m going to show you exactly what you need to pack for your upcoming photo shoot.

First, you want to start with your main base outfits. I had two. My photo shoot was two hours, so we did two main outfits, and then we did a ton of accessories and sweaters and other things. So, my two were a simple white tank,  and simple gray pants. And then, I had a pink tee shirt and white pants. So, those are my main two outfits.

 Once you’ve got that, now you can start to say, okay, what are all the other pieces to put with it? So what I’ve found is that changing your shirt can change the look completely. Adding a scarf or changing a bag or something like that can help, but as you’ll see in my Instagram in the coming days, you’ll see the other posts of these photos, really over the next couple of months. So, you’ll get to see what came of them.

Then, you’ll want to think through additional tops.  I brought a gray jacket, which ended up going with a couple outfits and one was white on white. I did a lot of neutrals, top and bottom, and then I did my colors in my sweaters and stuff.

You also want to bring a couple of different shoes.

I brought flats, just loafers, because we were doing a kind of Summer/Fall shoot. I brought high heels in black. Again, neutral. And then, I brought wedges to make it a little bit more casual. And you’ll notice, all of these shoes would’ve gone with any of my outfits. You don’t want to have an outfit that doesn’t have shoes to go with it. Just throw in an extra pair if you need to. And then, you can kind of mix and match.

Then, I brought a few bags. This bag is more of a Wintery kind of Fall-ish look, so we shot this with the gray pants. But, that would’ve worked, of course, with black pants or other things. Another bag we used for a Summer-ish look. And then, I don’t think we ended up using this other bag I took. That was more of just a tote to bring things around.

Okay. Jewelry. You want to bring a lot of jewelry! I have this chocolate box where I just put my jewelry in here because it’s so easy to carry. Okay. I had a few different types of things. I ended up bringing barrettes. We ended up not using them at all. Some watches and bracelets. A bunch of earrings. Bring as many types of earrings as you can! We ended up not using most of them, but some of them, we did. This could’ve worked with a lot of these different outfits. Earrings can change a look, because in a photo shoot, sometimes you’re only going to do upper body anyway. You know? Just swapping out the earrings can change the whole look. You want to bring lots of extra jewelry!

Then, makeup. So, I usually just bring my essential touch up makeup. You definitely want to bring powder, because, you know, you’re going to be working hard so if you get a shine or something. My photographer actually had me add more eyebrow because it had been brushed off with all the changes and stuff. So, we did that. Blush and lipstick. Bring lots of different lipstick colors too, because that can go far.

I also brought a hat. I brought sunglasses. Two different types of sunglasses. Oh, I brought this, my little tumbler with my logo on it. But, we didn’t end up using that after all. But, it was still cute.

I love scarves and I wear scarves a lot, so I brought just a bunch of scarves. Just simply, like if I were to just throw this on with the outfit, it just completely changes the look. Right? And now, with a closeup shot, the look looks completely different. Right? So, anyway. Scarves go a long way.

And then, maybe you’ve seen this on the Home Edit. Maybe you’ve just done this naturally on your own. I never stored my scarves like this before, but the home edit taught me to do these little, I think they call them scarf donuts or something. Anyway. It’s a great way to store them.

Oh, and then I have these hanging things behind me here. One of the things that I thought was a game changer was a blazer! So, I brought just a simple black blazer, and then I brought this green sweater too. But those helped so much because it allowed me to elevate a look, because this is all casual. But then, put on the blazer and boom! Things look different.

Also Belts! Bring a bunch of belts. I only brought this color and, black, and I wished I would’ve had my white belt with me, but I just forgot it. But that would’ve been helpful.

So, that’s what to bring in terms of wardrobe. Now, I’m going to give you three additional tips that I highly recommend. Actually, I got a fourth one too. Four tips. Number one, bring a towel that you can use, or a scarf that you aren’t going to be using, and use it for your change of clothes. So, you know when you take off a shirt and then you put on a shirt, it can sometimes rub over your makeup? So, you don’t want your makeup to get on the new shirt that you’re photographing. You just put the towel over your face, and then you put your shirt on over top of you.

Then, the makeup gets on the towel and not on your new clothes. But, it still can mess up your eyebrows and stuff, so you got to just kind of make it look right. So that’s thing one. Bring a towel. We ended up using a towel to sit on and to wipe stuff off and stuff like that. So, one thing that I’m going to add to my photo shoot list for the future is wet wipes, because a lot of the things that we were sitting on were dusty because it was an outdoor shoot. So, something to think about.

The next thing is to bring a suitcase! I put all this stuff, except for the jewelry and the sunglasses and the hat, those things I put in that bag, but I fit all of this stuff into this little travel sized suitcase. So, when you fit all of this in there, then what’s great is we could drag this around from location to location! So, everywhere that we went in these little nooks, we could just pop everything back in there, drag it to the next spot. So, it made it really easy for wardrobe changes. Then, I could just put it down on the ground, lift it up, dig through whatever it was that I needed, grab what I needed, and head onto the next thing. You know?

Tip number three is to bring some snacks for the crew! We had a photographer and we had an assistant who was basically the stylist. She served as stylist. She made sure that my frizzies were put down. Anytime, if the photographer was like, “Okay, add the sunglasses” and I would go like this, she’d be like, “Okay. Wait. Susan, come over!” And then, Susan would help and stuff and she’s such a dear friend! It was sweet. And she’s a friend!I tried these one earrings on and I was like, “Do these look corny?” And she’s like, “Yes.” I’m like, “Okay. Excellent.” Like, fast decisions. Let’s go. You know? It was so helpful to have her. So, it was great to have somebody like that. Even if the photographer doesn’t have somebody like that on staff, then I highly recommend just bringing a friend that their whole job is to look and make sure that you are looking fab. All right. So that is tip number three. Oh, tip number three is snacks. Okay. Well, that was tip number four.

So, snacks, what I did was, when we got there, I was near a coffee shop, and so I said to the photographer and my friend who, both of them are my friends, but one was serving as photographer and the other stylist, and I said, “Girls, I want to buy you a coffee, so what would you like?” And one wanted a mocha and the other a latte. So, I just bought them coffees. I didn’t have a coffee because I knew that I was going to have to be doing stuff. I was going to be changing clothes and things like that. So, I just had water. But, it was perfect to be able to offer that to them.

I also brought snacks. So, I had a cooler and I put in cucumbers and M&M’s, and you could do carrots or whatever, things that are light and easy to pick at. So, you wouldn’t want to bring a turkey sandwich or something like that. You know? Then, I put LaCroix’s in there and kept them cold because we were going to be outside. It was hot in San Diego.It was a perfect little thing to just have. My shoot was only two hours, but then when the shoot was over, I was like, “Okay, you girls. We didn’t eat our snacks. You want some snacks?” And I sent them with snacks, so it was a good little parting gift.

Now here’s the final tip. Tip yo staff, y’all!  So, the quote that she gave me was, I felt it was pretty low for what she was offering me, so I gave her a little bit extra. Remember, I always, always say we enter the gates of Heaven with Thanksgiving.

Psalm 100:4

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,

And into His courts with praise.

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

And that is, when you show gratitude and when you show that praise that you’re able to give people, I just think it goes such a long, long way!

So, tip your staff. I have not yet tipped my girlfriend yet, but that is coming soon. I already did with my photographer, who’s amazing and incredible. If anybody needs a photographer, Southern California, specifically in San Diego, let your girl know and I will make an introduction. She is fabulous. Okay?

So, I’m going to just give you a little look see at the final things, just to remind you what you need.

Happy photo shooting!

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174: Your Dream to Win A Pageant & What You Need to Do

Happy New year! I hope that you have set some goals! We’re about a week into January right now, and I am such a big believer in goal setting because I truly believe that setting a goal is like taking the dreams that God has given you and writing them down on paper. And I truly believe that God has given you very specific dreams. You, specifically! Specific dreams to achieve, but it’s your job to now achieve those things. It says in the Bible, he will give you dreams and visions.

 

Job 33:15 

He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night,
when deep sleep falls on people
as they lie in their beds.

 

Joel 2:28

“And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.” 

 

Acts 2:17

‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.

 

I have a friend of mine, she says her dreams are so vivid and she’s like, “When I have a really, really vivid dream, I write it down.” Like a dream, when she goes to bed at night and she wakes up, she has a dream.

 

She writes those down because she’s like, “I see those things walking out in my life and it’s just so cool to have seen it already in a dream.” The Bible says that that can happen for many of us. Now God speaks to everybody in different ways. For me personally, it doesn’t always happen when I’m asleep at night that I have a dream, but I do feel a dream. For me, it stirs my spirit. That’s kind of how I feel. In fact, I would love to hear how you hear God’s voice and the dreams that he gives you. So put that in the comments below this video for me because I’m really curious to know how God talks to people. I think it’s fascinating! He talks to everybody in a very different way!

 

It’s a very personal individual relationship. But I also want to share with you the flip side of that, because I believe that while God gives you these dreams, I actually believe that he does that because he wants to inspire you to chase it. But how often do we receive a dream, a vision of some type, and our spirit is moved towards something exciting and something like, this would be awesome, and get so excited about it- but then the world kind of creeps in and stifles it a little bit? The devil has come to kill your dreams, to steal your joy and to destroy everything that your life is meant to be, and so much more. He’s come to kill, steal and destroy.

 

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

 

All of that stuff is what he’s after. God’s giving you this dream and you have so much energy and so much passion around it, he wants you to chase it and we don’t even sometimes know why. In fact, when I was competing in pageants, at the very beginning of my early competition years, I truly felt like God called me to compete in this pageant. I remember specifically I was like, for a fact, God wants me here and I thought it was because I was going to win. I had the most amount of confidence because I was like, “I’m going to win this thing because God said so. He put this dream on my heart and this is what I’m going for!” I did not win that pageant.

 

I remember thinking back on it, like, why? Why did I not even win? What the heck, God? Come on! I truly felt that if He gave me the dream, it must’ve meant for that specific outcome. But what I’ve now discovered 10 years later is that he wanted me to pursue it because of all of the knowledge that I have that I’m able to now share with you. God needed me to pursue over and over. If I would have just won the first pageant I competed in, then I wouldn’t have learned what I have now, the knowledge that I have now. It took me year after year after year, state after state, system after system after system, to learn all of the knowledge that I have now that I’m able to share with you.

 

It’s not like I could just win the thing and then still have all of this wisdom to share. So now I see that by God putting that dream on the inside of me and charging me to go after it, by pursuing it, and I pursued it! I did not leave any rock unturned! I was like, I’m really doing this because I felt so called to it and I did it over and over and I lost. And then I would try again and would lose again. I was first runner up and then first runner up and then first runner up. I was first runner up three times before I finally won Miss California. All of those experiences have led me to the wisdom that I’m now able to share with you.

 

So thank God He gave me that dream that I could pursue it over and over and over again, that that desire was so strong! I promise you, God has given you a dream. I would love to know what your dreams are. What has he stirred up inside of you? Perhaps, even as you’re watching this video right now, you’re thinking or listening to this, you’re thinking, “Actually, yeah, God did give me a dream and I kind of forgot about it,” or “I set it aside because I thought it was too big,” or “I thought it was not going to be something for me, that it was just for someone else to do,” or whatever. Listen, God gives you a dream because he wants you to pursue it. But it is your responsibility to pursue it. You have to. You can’t just let it die.

 

That’s not what you’re called to do. If he’s given you the dream, he’s not just going to magically … I mean, he could if he wanted to, but it’s highly unlikely because the way that the Kingdom works is that we learn through experience, that it takes time. He’s given us time so that we can use it as a resource. We can learn different things. We can piece things together. We can understand the world differently in our little time bubble that we’re in. If God wanted you to have a thing, he would just give it to you, but really he’s probably less about the thing and he’s more about the experience of achieving the thing, because that is where the real gold will lie. When you go through this experience of achieving the dream, then you’re going to have so much wisdom, so much insight and things that you’re going to be actually able to now contribute to the world.

 

A gift is not something you receive to keep yourself. Gifts are always given in order to be given away. So when God gives you a gift, it’s so that you can now give it to others. He’s giving you a gift, perhaps of communication, perhaps he’s giving you a gift of love, of thoughtfulness. Maybe you see things about people in ways that you can help them. Maybe he’s giving you the gift of a servant’s heart. All those things are gifts for you to be given away to others, to serve and to help others. So I want to encourage you that God has given you dreams. I know that he has. The Bible tells us, He knit you together in your mothers womb,

 

Psalms 139:13

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

 

And later it says that,

 

Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

 

And I believe it’s not going to say that unless he gave you the desires of your heart.

 

He’s not going to give you desires of your heart that are like wackadoo. It’s going to be the things he put in there for you. He wants you to have those things that you desire so deeply, but it’s your job to pursue it. So don’t let things get in your way. Don’t let excuses come up! You got to get around the right people that are encouraging you, that are helping you to pursue those dreams that are saying, “Yes, you can do this, and here’s how.” You got to get the skill set to actually develop it. You’re not just born with all of the skills you’ll ever need to achieve all these great things in your life. No. God is going to position people and resources at the right place at the right time, and it will be up to you to decide if you choose to use it or you don’t, that’s up to you. I would encourage you to get it, to use the thing! Do the thing, do whatever you need to do!

 

So with that, I want to share with you our free week of pageant coaching! I truly believe that God has called me to this work and this is why I provide this to you. Because I think that this is something that I can give you to give you access to the things that you need to achieve your dream of becoming a title holder. If that is a dream that you are chasing this year, then I want to help. So I’ve got a free week of pageant training coming up for you. We start very soon. So do not delay! You’ve got to register. Even though it’s free, you’ve got to register, so you make sure you get all of the details on how to join us for all the goodies. You can register in the link in my bio. So go to that link now and get registered for the free week of pageant training. I cannot wait to help you achieve your dreams because my dear, not just having the dream, but chasing the dream, that is how you win a pageant!

 

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