Have you noticed something lately? Have you noticed these days that everyone has something to critique without actually knowing any of the facts?!

 

I’m sure you have! Over the years, this has slowly become my pet-peeve – popular opinion based on what people want to hear and believe rather than actual factual information.

 

This week, the internet did not disappoint – Joel Osteen was dragged up and down my timeline. Now normally, I’m here for a good drag, especially when I believe it has some merit. But this time?! This time, the slander against Joel Osteen’s character, in my humble opinion, was unfounded.

 

In this week’s brand new episode of Take A Shot! With Emem Joy Emah, I share my appall at people’s readiness to annihilate this man’s character without evidence. In addition, I share the lessons I’ve learned to apply to my own life.

 

This week, I challenge you to go against the grain. Rather than accept popular opinion; do the work, do the research, hear ALL sides of an issue. Do not jump hastily to conclusions. Make your opinion an informed one rather than an ill-informed one. This might cause you to be apart from the crowd but hey, you were born to stand out anyway!

 

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Emem 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

There’s a LOT going on in our world today; a lot of darkness. In times like these, it is important that we all do something. The fight for justice is not just for the elite or the ones we deem brave but in order to see justice prevail, EVERYONE must get involved. it is easy to be a voyeur through the lens of  social media, watching others in the forefront fight for justice. But it is pivotal that we all do something. Everyone has an important part to play. However, the truth remains that most of us wake up with the demands of work, school, children, spouse, and just plain life. But the call for the involvement of everyone to fight for justice simply cannot be ignored. The question then arises, how can we be a part of the fight?

Love; as simple and basic and almost corny as that sounds; Love has always been and will always be the remedy for hate.

In this latest podcast episode, hear me provide examples of how we can wield our weapon of love to fight against today’s injustices.

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Emem

 

“This is who I am and I make no apologies for it.”

There comes a point in life when you realize you must let go of the things that weigh you down in order to become obedient to who you really are. This is freedom. Becoming unapologetic is vital to this process.

In this latest podcast episode, I talk about the following:

1.) Learn to let people go

2.) Surrender to who you are becoming

3.) Affirm yourself often

Lastly, I remind you about the monthly letters I send entitled Your Personal Letters. It is a letter personally written by me; a chance to communicate on a deeper level. If you are interested. sign up below.

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Well hi there!

It’s been a while hasn’t it?! I am so excited to be back with season 2 of my podcast. I took a much needed break and I AM BACK! I am genuinely excited to bring you fresh weekly content.

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Recently, I share this tweet (pictured above). It was inspired by a show that I was watching with my sister. In the episode, I detail the events of the show that lead to the tweet and I further break down what I meant by the tweet. Additionally, I talk about what mentorship really means and how to know if you are ready for it.

Lastly, I remind you about the monthly letters I send entitled Your Personal Letters. It is a letter personally written by me; a chance to communicate on a deeper level. If you are interested, sign up below. 

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Hi Friend,

Happy Happy Happy fourth of July week. Oddly enough, I enjoyed this fourth of July holiday. I say it’s odd because I didn’t do much of anything. I honestly spent much of it with my sister and eventually just myself and I LOVED it. Truthfully. I cooked, I watched movies, and I relaxed. It took me a long time to get here but I am here. I FINALLY enjoyed my own company. I finally acknowledged that I am never alone, that God is truly always with me annnnddddd I watched some pretty cool movies. It felt really good.
How did you spend your fourth of July? I hope you had a blast! I hope you got to see some amazing fireworks. Chances are, if we follow each other on social media, I got to see them too. So thanks for sharing 🙂 And if we don’t follow one another on social media, we should change that 🙂
Moving on…

On a very lazy Wednesday evening I was laying in my bed, absent-mindedly perusing twitter, when I stumbled upon the Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna debacle. Now, I am not one to speak publicly on situations I know nothing of, but I felt there was something here. I felt in the midst of the “juicy” drama, there was a lesson that needed to be emphasized. So of course, I grabbed my handy-dandy recording tools and I got to work. The result is what you hear on the most recent episode of my podcast.

Take a listen and share your thoughts.

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Hi Friend,

Okay, okay. It’s been a while AGAIN. Don’t throw your shoes at me.

Let me explain…

I fell ill. I don’t know how but I did. So, I listened to my body and took some much needed time to get well, relax and rejuvenate. Clearly, I needed it. But I am back now and honestly I felt compelled to record this current episode of my podcast.

After the reveal of the non-guilty verdict of Philando Castile’s killer, it left me asking, what hope do we have?! As a nation, as a people, where can we find hope and stability during such unsettling times? From Ariana Grande’s concert bombing to the burning of Grenfell tower and MUCH MUCH MUCH more, fear has the opportunity to grip ever heart it encounters.

So again I ask, during these times, where can we find hope?!

I attempt to answer this by sharing my process of dealing with these crazy and scary times.

Listen, be inspired, and don’t forget to share your thoughts.

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Emem

 

Okay it’s getting real. This is the part of the journey that I soak up EVERY encouraging word I can get. I desperately need it.

When I set out to pursue purpose, I was so enthusiastic. I was ready to take on the world and I just knew everything was going to line up in my favor as I continued to work hard.

As you have probably guessed, things have not quite worked out the way I expected.  Truthfully, as of late, there has not been a day that I have seriously not considered quitting. If you are taking a shot then you know this crap is HARD. It just is. And NO ONE prepares you for how hard it is when you begin pursuing purpose. But God will just not let me quit. He is that small voice in my heart telling me that I need to carry on, that this is MUCH bigger than me.

So here I am again, with another episode of my podcast. 

So let’s begin again…

Hi friend,

You’re here! You’re doing this thing! You are FINALLY taking a shot. Unfortunately things aren’t panning out the way they should and your once enthusiasm is beginning to wane.

Maybe it’s time to look at things from a different angle. Maybe it’s time to redefine success.

As I have stated before, I never present you with information as an expert, but rather I come alongside you to share what I am learning as I am taking a shot myself. While in prayer, ready to bow out gracefully, I got these encouraging pointers that is currently changing and re-framing my thought process and I know it will do the same for you.

Listen, be inspired, and don’t forget to share what you are learning on your journey as well.

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Emem