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    “Deliberately Me” 2016 Campaign

      Hey Brilliance- We hope you are enjoying manifesting your dreams. Couture Purpose decided we do not have to wait until 2016 to launch our new campaign “Deliberately Me.” In a world filled with reasons not to be YOU, Couture Purpose decided to intentionally encourage YOU with being “Deliberately You.” From December 1, 2015, until December 31, 2016, you will see posts, interviews, and best practices on the art and science of “being deliberate.” Yup, you guessed it we are making a statement. Speaking of statements please visit our new “Runway” page and get your limited edition “Historically Beautiful” designer statement tee. This designer t-shirt was designed with the essence and uniqueness of…

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    The Interview: His Side of Marriage

    Brilliance- It was beyond fun to talk about marriage and to witness your reactions to our various posts pertaining to marriage. For the last installment of our marriage series, we elected to interview a husband who values the institution of marriage. There’s no better way to hear about marriage than from a devoted husband! Enjoy the interview… Do successful women intimidate men? I believe that strong, aggressive, ambitious people intimidate weak, passive, lackadaisical people regardless of sex. Personally successful women do not intimidate me but many men feel their identities defined by what they do and how much they earn. In my mind it takes a strong women to walk with…

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    Chosen to “BE YOU”-by-Guest Blogger-in-Residence-Kimberly Harden

    “Ain’t no wrong or no right, just a blessing of the lesson Clear your path, sing your song, nice and strong and amplifying Be new, put your past behind you and be you, authentically you So be new, put your past behind you and be you, authentically you.” (Kindred the Family Soul)   In the realm of personal development, the word “authenticity” is used often. However, the term is a superficial adjective that generally refers to being original without necessarily involving any genuineness of being. Authenticity involves more than being one of a kind; it implies being truthful and realistic when answering the question: WHO ARE YOU?   Authenticity is…

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    The Battle between Rejection and Prosperity-Guest Blogger-in-Residence-Lana Hooks

      The title declares there is a combat; an attack, one entity against the other. I call Rejection, Prosperity and two more you’ll meet entities. This is why they are italicized. By their definition these are energies that once believed fulfills its intent, motive and desire of the living vessel. Prosperity by definition is, “a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects.”1 Whereas Rejection states, “this is an active refusal to respond to a child’s/ (adult’s) [my input] needs (e.g., refusing to touch a child, denying the needs of a child, ridiculing a child).”2 Prosperity includes excellent of health (mind, body, emotions), successful business (self-employed, or care and…

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    Finding Purpose Past the Pain by February 2015 Blogger-in-Residence-Monica Leak

    In 2002 Pastor, Rick Warren released a book entitled The Purpose Driven Life. The book became an instant bestseller that according to Publisher’s Weekly was the bestselling nonfiction work in history on the basis of its answer to this fundamental question, what on earth am I here for? The book took on a life of its own as people across the world gathered in churches and small groups to take this journey with the result being that of discovering of purpose. The question of purpose raises its head in so many different ways. Students may question the purpose for a specific course that seemingly has no relevance or employees may…

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    Re: Focus

    Brilliance- There are 13 days left in 2013, this is the time to slow your pace, settle your spirit and review your DREAMS. Remember to CENTER & FOCUS YOUR heart’s intentions! Designed Statement: What I DESIRE, DESIRES me…    

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    Question???

    Hey Brilliance- How are you? Are you feeling abundance or are you contending with lack. Wherever you CURRENTLY, find YOURSELF. Repeat right now…I AM NOT ALONE AND THE UNIVERSE IS WORKING ON MY BEHALF! For the last several weeks, we have participated in seminars, webinars, and workshops—designed for female entrepreneurs. Couture Purpose is intentionally positioning ourselves to catch the next waves, movements and moments in social entrepreneurship. We keep noticing one thing…WOMEN DO NOT ASK ENOUGH QUESTIONS!!! Sorry for yelling but we want to get your attention ;>). After reviewing some women’s studies research articles, we are gleaning some understanding in respect to why women do not ask questions. Often…

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    You Are First…Go Lead!!!

    Hey Brilliance- What have you been up to? Hopefully manifesting a dream, which will positively change the life experience for mankind. Often times we seek mentors, counselors, teachers to assist us along our journeys. But, what happens when the teacher has not or never appeared? What happens when you discover YOU are the teacher? Many of us are being called into “First” position. Even though society has evolved over the years—women are still being told WHAT THEY CAN NOT DO! When you research the deficit of female CEOs, pastors, business owners etc.…there is an overwhelming amount of evidence you Brilliance maybe called to be “First.” In viewing the interview with…