Are you a willing contributor to someone else’s success?

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. ~ Dr. Maya Angelou

Whenever I see a rainbow, I am so encouraged.  For me, rainbows serve as a reminder of a promise and they give me hope to believe that good things are on the way for me.  Rainbows are so beautiful and come after the rain.  At some point, we will all face the rain.  Some of us may experience relationships which will fail.  Some of us will encounter problems at work or in our businesses.  Some of us will battle financial, emotional, physical, or mental sickness.



When in our low season, we will need someone to walk with us on this journey of life.  We will need someone to offer an encouraging word, make a phone call on our behalf, provide a listening ear, offer sound advice, or simply be there (whether tangible or intangible).


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Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 07:00 p.m.
Event: Periscope
Topic: How to Be More Likeable and Why You Should Care if People Like You
Sponsor: Sharalyn Payne
Public: Public

Do you see people for as they are or as you want them to be?

When people show you who they are believe them the first time. ~Dr. Maya Angelou

Years ago, I met a co-worker and we became relatively close. Approximately, five years into our friendship, there came when she showed me she was not the person I thought she was. We collaborated on a few projects and made plans for some pretty important things to happen, but at the ninth hour she backed out. She began to play games and dodge phone calls. Her actions placed me in a pretty tight situation. Nonetheless, I viewed the situation as her not wanting to tell me that she had a change of heart.


After a couple of weeks went by, we discussed the incident and she gave me her viewpoint. I felt she wasn’t being entirely forthcoming because she had that information prior to her suggesting we engage in the project. I valued the friendship and we picked back up and eventually got back to a good place.


Do You Know Someone Who is More Focused on Criticizing Others Than They are With Improving Themselves?

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. ~H Jackson Brown Jr.

Have you ever been around people who are so preoccupied with the inefficiencies of others? Those people have no problem telling you everything that is wrong with you. Yet, they will have a conniption fit if you even thought to question one of their decisions. They can go on and on pointing the finger at someone else, when they are clearly not impacted by the decision, so why should another person’s choices matter?


I have learned that these are not the type of people I want close to me because I am focused on making Sharalyn better. (more…)

Be Careful How You Treat Me

Never hurt your help ~ Bishop G.E. Patterson

Bishop G.E. Patterson was a wise man.  He provided insight into my life.  One of my favorite Bishop G. E. Patterson sayings was “Never hurt your help”.  Have you ever had someone that you would have moved heaven and earth for?  Have you ever had someone whom you would have given your very last?  Have you ever had that same someone to betray or humiliate you?



Do You Have True Friends and More Importantly: Are You a True or Fair-Weather Friend?

I define my friends by who is there in the highs and lows of life

Friend and love are two words which are often abused and used carelessly. There is a statement that I find rather interesting in the Bible about friendships. It says that a friend sticks by you like family. I believe that I have associates and people that I am a friend to, but not many people who I would define as a friend. It’s not that I don’t like the people I associate or I can’t trust people. I define a friend very differently from most people. I define a friend as a person who will stand and walk with me during my successes as well as my failures.

true friends


Friends are with me when things are going well as well as when things are at the worst. A friend will support you, look after you, be there for you, share in your joys as well as your sorrows. A good friend will tell you when you are wrong in love and will “cover” you when needed.


Join me on Periscope for insight and inspiration

Date: August 2, 2016
Time: 07:00 p.m.
Event: Periscope
Topic: Say This Not That: How the Power of Your Words Can Impact Your Relationships
Sponsor: Sharalyn Payne
Public: Public