You Have Power! Are You Using It?

Good morning!  I just want to take a quick Take Five to share with you.

I was on a prayer call with one of my favorite ministers, Pastor Tyrone Ivy from Greater Hope Church in Phoenix.  Look them up on Facebook.  He does a prayer call every Thursday morning.

And today he put something on my mind because he was talking about the power and authority that we have as believers.  And my question for you today is:  Are you walking in that power?  Are you walking in that authority?  Or have you forgotten about it?  And let fear or circumstances or doubt distract you from it.

 

You Have Power. Are You Using It?

Posted by Laya Gavin, Author & Professional Speaker on Thursday, July 13, 2017

 

This is your reminder today!  This is your wake up call!  Stop letting fear drag you down.  Stop letting sad circumstances distract you from the promises of God.  Stop letting bad news from the world dictate how you will live your life.  God has promised many things to His children and He is a Promise Keeper!  He is a Provider!  He is ALL Good, ALL the time.

My mission and my goal right now is to help YOU walk in your power and take your Money Power back!  I want to help you create W.A.M. “Walk Away Money”!

Message me here and we can talk about how to make a new decision to change the game!

That’s Not Normal – So How Long Are You Going To Keep Doing It?

Seriously.  What do you do when something that is NOT normal has been going on so long that it becomes normal – even though its NOT?
I spend tons of time on computers, looking at monitors, sitting for long periods – and all of that can add up to muscle strain/soreness.

Having headaches two and three times a week was NOT normal.  Stocking up on Advil, Aleve, Tylenol or Excedrin like other people by milk and bread was NOT normal.
Thankfully somebody opened my eyes and showed me an alternative.  Now I am in the chiropractor’s office 3 or 4 times a month to get regular “tune-ups” for my body because now I know how to read some of the warning signs of what it feels like when I am out of line.  Going JUST ONCE was not enough.  I discovered that this challenge required an ONGOING MAINTENANCE plan to get it right.
A good maintenance plan strategy applies to more than just the body.  You have to pay attention and have an ONGOING MAINTENANCE plan for:
–       your HEALTH
–       your RELATIONSHIPS
–       your MINDSET
–       your SPIRITUAL LIFE
–       and with your MONEY
Do you have a strategy beyond HOPE and PRAYER surrounding your MONEY?  If not, let’s get real.  Let’s get free.  Click here
Sometimes things go on so long and you need someone to snap you back to truth.
Don’t begin to justify being ABNORMAL just because a lot of other people are doing it too – it still doesn’t make it normal, or God’s best for your life.
So here it is, my wake up call list for you to snap out of it:
–       Being in debt up to your eyeballs is NOT normal
–       Living from paycheck to paycheck is NOT normal
–       Using credit card to cover an emergency is NOT normal
–       Failing to plan and save for the day when you can retire is NOT normal
–       Ignoring your responsibility to legally plan for your loved ones is NOT normal
I write and teach and talk about these things because I HAVE lived them and understand the SILENT SHAME that can come with them.  I want to help you break through the paralyzing self-doubt that keeps you from moving forward.
No more.  Let’s get free.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!  Isn’t it time to get your JOY back?!
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These are some of the questions I asked my investment clients over the years to help them find a starting point and identify the weaknesses in their financial situations.  It will help you too.
You know you are not where you WANT to be but you just don’t know WHERE to start.  Don’t worry, I got you.   Here is the NEXT STEP.
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Be Blessed!

Talking Money with Reggie Rogers at PowerJamz and the Wake Up Call Show

Book interview with DJ host, Reggie Rogers from Power Jamz Live.  I was so very fortunate to get to spend some time with long time friend and radio host – we grew up together back in my old Oxnard, CA stomping grounds.

Listen in as Reggie and I get to talk about money challenges that are common to us all, but God is ever faithful.

There is no challenge that you are facing that is too hard for Him.

He is and always will be your heavenly provider.  Trust Him always.

 

Click here for More about Reggie Rogers and Power Jamz program

 

 

 

Don’t Make The Same Mistake As My Dad

This is not a joke. This is not a meme. There are no dancing cats or cute babies. This is not a game. This is REAL WORLD grownup talk. It’s time out for just getting on line trying to show off our SHINE when we have NOT handled our business.

Don’t be mad because I care enough to tell you the truth.

 

If this message is talking to you and your situation, you need to run to the phone and call my office. There should be nothing in this world that has you so busy, so tied up, so unavailable right now that you cannot take time out to demonstrate this kind of love for your family.

Think you gotta be rich to need an estate plan?  Think again.  Click here << estate planning is not just for the rich >>

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* 50%+ adults have no legal documents stating their wishes
* 65%+ African Americans have not done any formal estate planning
* 70%+ Hispanics have not done any formal estate planning

YOU can change that!  And I can help.

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Just Give It 30 Days

I admit it.  I am a list maker.  I even admit that my lists have lists.  My morning using starts with my quiet time and before I hit the showers I am reviewing my list.  If I am standing in line at the dry cleaners too long, you may see me pull it up on my iPhone and see if there is anything that snuck on there that didn’t get done yet.  Because there is joy in checking things off the list!  Those are my daily victories, checking stuff off the list!  Like the feeling I used to get playing basketball when you put that jump shot up in the air and you see it go swoosh through the net!  Yeah Baby!

But I digress.  Back to the list.  Back to the 30 Days.  This is really about staying focused and staying grounded.  And this is especially about staying out of panic mode. 

I make my lists, and action plans and line out when I want things to happen and when I feel it would be convenient for God to make a way and move things on my behalf.  As if all of the universe is really here at my beck and call and just around for my convenience.  (Okay, side note – I am really not that selfish but I confess that when I make plans, I am really thinking about how quickly this can happen so that I can move on to the next 50 things to be accomplished, conquered or handled on my lists).

So here is the deal.  I ran into a roadblock.  I was launching a business (because I am all about multiple income streams) and getting my real estate license with the state of Arizona and had to go through programs, classes, exams and applications.  It was months and months worth of time invested and thousands of dollars of my hard earned money (which I do not part with lightly – let’s be real). 

Laya Gavin (Author, Speaker, EXIT Realty Sun City Franchise Owner) with Judy Lowe, Arizona Department of Real Estate Commissioner

Laya Gavin (Author, Speaker, EXIT Realty Sun City Franchise Owner) with Judy Lowe, Arizona Department of Real Estate Commissioner

 

So I got to the next step on my list and ran smack dab into a roadblock.  What I thought would just be the submission of an online document request turned into consultations with an attorney, multiple drafts of documents and gathering years of documented history and additional letters of endorsement from several sources. 

Ouch!  None of that had been on my list. And I will be transparent again and say that this “church girl” was ticked off.  Yes I had prayed about it.  Yes I knew that God was in control of it all.  But I was hot about it.  As I sat there looking at the trail of emails back and forth on my computer screen listing out the hoops that I would have to jump through – I was so mad I just wanted to cry.  As tears began to sting the back of my eyes, my Logic Brain stepped up and said “What good is that going to do?  You won’t feel better and you won’t be one single step ahead in any of this mess.  So save the tears and do something.” 

You can see that my Logic Brain is into tough love.  And it was right.  So I got moving.  And that is what you have to do when you feel stuck in a situation.  MOVE.  Take Action.  I called a close friend who listens to me, let’s me get my venting out of the way, and then helps me mentally clear the way for action.  And most importantly, agreed with me in prayer.

I went back through the red tape and paperwork and clarified what the bureaucrats and paper pushers were asking for.  I pulled together all of the available information I could and I hand delivered it to the administration office.  And as I sat in the quiet waiting room, I just prayed that this would be all that would be needed to get this thing done (and checked off my list).

The clerk called me up, began going through all of the submitted documentation and she said “Congratulations, we can go ahead and approve your paperwork and issue your license today!”  Praise the Lord! 

While I am sitting there waiting for her to complete my package, the Commissioner of the State of Arizona Department of Real Estate walks into the office.  And while greeting the clerk and the other folks in the office, she finds out that I am being granted a license.  She comes to me and shakes my hand and congratulates me.  Before I am out that office that afternoon, I have met several very nice people and taken a photo with the Commissioner.  None of these things were on my list.  None of these things could have happened if I had not been detoured.  God knew all along.  I was the only one fighting the process.

Sometimes you have to surrender the list.  Sometimes you have to surrender your own timetable and just be ok with how and when God wants to work this thing out!  Because when you look back 30 days later at what you were frustrated about, you can see that God WORKED it out.  All you had to do was just WALK it out.

Just give your life a 30 day look back.  What stressed you out 30 days ago is part of your testimony today.  You are still here!  You are a fighter!  You are a survivor!  And God is using you to show others what the power of strong faith and trust in Him will do!  You are a walking testimony of His goodness! 

Get A Free Money Mastery Prayer Journal – It’s Small Business Saturday

It’s Small Business Saturday on November 26th and I want you to be able to take advantage of a jewel of a deal.  Shop small businesses and make a big difference. Recirculate dollars in the local community!

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Between now and December 3rd, you can receive a FREE 30 Day Money Mastery Prayer Journal with the purchase of my book, 10 Smart Moves – How To Master Your Money & Make A Difference.  Why the prayer journal?  Have you ever struggled with being able to personalize the Word of God and wonder how it applied to where you are right now?  This prayer journal walks you through a simple system to make sure that every day you get a clear download of what you are reading and what it means for you.

 

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Perfect way to start the new year with your money on track. And great gift idea!

Happy Holidays!

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The Borrower Is Slave To The Lender

Debt Free Holiday

This information is too valuable to pass up. It’s helping men & women just like you keep JOY in the holidays…with NO DEBT!

 

Start off the New Year right!

 
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It’s still FREE and will be posted for a limited time, so don’t delay!

Keep Your Holiday Joy & Join Me for This Free Call – Thur Nov 19th!

Have you seen it yet? You can’t miss it. If you were out buying groceries or even gas, everybody is starting their holiday promotions. They are looking for ways to part you from your hard earned money. They have been planning and plotting.

 

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The question is DO YOU HAVE A PLAN?

Do you have a plan to keep your holiday spending under control?

Imagine what it would feel like to have a STRESS FREE and DEBT FREE holiday this year?

Don’t let holiday spending KILL your JOY!

Join me for this NO COST call on Thursday Nov 19th!
Time: 6pm MST, 8pm EST

Walk away with 5 Survival Strategies to make it through with your mind and your money in tact!

  • Learn how to avoid the major pitfalls that trap most holiday shoppers
  • Learn how a little advance planning can help you keep you sane in the holiday madness
  • Advance tips to keep from losing your RELIGION fighting the Christmas crowds

Don’t be a GRINCH! But don’t be a financial pushover either. Plan your work and work your plan!

 

Space is limited, so click the link below to register and save your space.

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Laya Gavin, Financial Stewardship Champion of www.MoneyWisdomAndFaith.com is bringing this information to you so that you can experience ACCELERATED ABUNDANCE! God’s way of handling money is better than any hot tip WallStreet has ever come up with.

Laya Gavin

7 Things You Should Know About Your Credit & Credit Score

This is definitely a matter of “what you DON’T know CAN hurt you.” Money matters and conversations about credit and debt can be embarrassing if you feel like you have made mistakes in the past and have not yet forgiven yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know.

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I like the idea that when you know better, you can do better. So take this opportunity to get some good information and put it to use to improve yourself, and share it with someone you care about and perhaps help them avoid a pitfall too.
So here is a little real talk about credit, credit scores and where they come from.

1. Who is tracking your credit? There are 3 national credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax and TransUnion

 

2. Where does the information come from? They compile information received from banks and financial institutions, who send data about any debt or bill that you may have (car loans, credit cards, mortgages, medical bills, student loans, delinquent taxes, and even outstanding balances for that apartment you and your buddies from college were renting together and didn’t clear up). And every time you submit an application for new credit, whether approved or not, it is affects your credit score and is added to your file.
3. Who uses this information? You would be surprised. Utility companies, cell phone providers, landlords, insurance companies and even some potential employers are reviewing your credit history to determine your suitability and financial stability.

 

4. How can you find out what they are saying about you? Good question. Any time you apply for credit if you are declined, you will receive a letter in writing from the company notifying you what information was used to make their credit decision and how to request a copy of the credit reporting information obtained so that you can review it and dispute anything that is invalid. Also you have the right to get a FREE copy of your credit report from each of the three credit bureaus annually so that you can see the information and request any corrections, and make sure that no one else is using your identity illegally. Per the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) the ONLY authorized source for your free report is AnnualCreditReport.com. DONT BE FOOLED by copycat websites trying to get your personal data and your money.

 

5. What is a FICO score? FICO is an abbreviation used to describe the measurement of your credit score. The scoring ranges from about 301 to 850. The way your FICO score is calculated is to take your score from each of the 3 agencies (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) drop the highest score, drop the lowest score and select the one in the middle, and that is considered your FICO score. It is NOT an average of all 3.

 

6. What are 3 factors that contribute to my credit score? The length of time that you have had the lines of credit open. Your payment history. And the amount of the credit line used compared to the total amount available.

 

7. How much of my available credit should I use?  Ideally, NONE! It’s better to owe no one anything. But if you are using them, then the best way is to pay them in full monthly. The 2nd best use, if you are in a position where you cannot pay off in full, then use the Rule of ⅓. The Rule of ⅓ means that you only use ⅓ of your available line of credit. So if your limit on your card is $3000, do NOT carry a balance of more than ⅓ or $1000. This demonstrates to your creditors that you are not maxing out every penny of available credit and you are consistent on making your payments.

Share this information on your Facebook page, forward it to your friends and family – WE NEED MORE WORD! WE NEED MORE VICTORY!

 

LayaLaya LayaGavin
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Pearl of Wisdom 22 – Be Content In ALL Things

Pearl # 22 - Content

 

It never ceases, the slice of human nature to desire that which we don’t have.  The grass always looks greener on the other side.  And the tendency of the human psyche to seek after what we don’t have continues.  As if that will be the answer to all our problems.

Think about it.  People with curly hair want straight.  People with straight hair want curly.  People who grew up as only children, want a big family with a house full of kids.  People who grew up with lots of siblings, typically want a smaller family and a little more peace and quiet in their house.  People who grew up in the country can’t wait to get out and see what city living is like.  People in the city, think that the solitude of country living just might be the ticket.  Singles wishing they were married.  And married people wishing they had waited.

People who grew up with both parents in the house can look at one parent over the other and think how much more connected one seemed to be in the relationship and wish for more equality.  Kids who grew up without their biological parents and were gifted with adoption may feel that gapping hole of missing their biological parents, wondering what they were like and how different life could have been.

So my message today is just about refocusing on being content (content – defined as satisfaction with what one is or has).  

In Phillippians 4:12-13 the Apostle Paul says that he knows what it is like to be abased and to abound (meaning he has struggled and been low; and he has been lifted up and walking in abundance).  And after living through both conditions, Paul’s best practice share technique for the church was to tell us to be content and know that through Christ we can do all things by His strength, not our own.  YOU WILL HAVE GOOD DAYS AND BAD DAYS.  None of us are exempt from struggle.  But remember that God is in control of it all!

So today, just take a deep breath and give thanks for your current state (no matter what it is).  If you have breath in your body, you should give thanks – someone didn’t wake up this morning.  If you have family and friends around you to argue with and get on your nerves, you should give thanks – someone lost a loved one that they wish they could still have a silly fight with over who moved the remote control.  If you live in the USA, you should give thanks – with all its flaws and shortcomings and things that we can improve upon it is still among the richest populations in the world with access to clean water, education, healthcare, and an infrastructure that allows us to speak up and create change.  It’s not perfect – but GIVE THANKS.

Give thanks for the path that the Lord is taking you through.  Your journey is about becoming the person God has ordained you to be.  Every turn, every hurdle, every hurt, every obstacle and every victory has been customized for God’s purpose and plan for your life.  Give thanks!  Be content!  Be blessed!

 

Laya

Laya LayaGavin
Your Financial Stewardship Champion

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