Day 8 – Detox and WomanSpeak

Education, Motivation, speaking
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Mesa, AZ WomanSpeak Public Speaking Circle

I started the 10 Day Detox a week ago Sunday.  I awoke this morning with a lot on my mind that requires my attention.  Mainly, I was concerned with the fact that not one person has enrolled in my WomanSpeak Speaking Circle.

On December 17, 2017, I hosted an Introductory Presentation to inform people what WomanSpeak was all about.  I had 14 women in attendance.  During the personal introductions, in response to my question of why they showed up, women consistently stated they were there to support me.  I believe it was the 11th or 12th person that stated, I came for myself (although I want to support Davina), I really need what is offered here.

The actual ongoing meetings were scheduled to launch on January 14, 2018.  I was there, but no one registered online or showed up.  Since the meetings are every 2nd and 4th Sunday, today was that time again.  No one registered, and I did not go to the space and sit alone this time.  I politely notified everyone via the invite on social media that due to lack of registration, this week’s meeting has been canceled.


I checked my VOICE before making that decision:

I value WomanSpeak’s mission of helping women become confident public speakers.  This opportunity is not for everyone.  My intuition reveals that I have not reached the women that need WomanSpeak the most.   In my marketing, I must provide (charity) more information about WomanSpeak in an effort to engage the right women.

I believe that experiences are mini-lessons that are designed to guide us through life.  I look for the lesson in everything.  WomanSpeak has really gotten me to take a look at how important it is for women to have a safe place to express their authentic selves.  It is an honor and privilege to lead a Speaking Circle.

WomanSpeak is founded by KC Baker, International Speaker whose vision is that women, “Speak their truth and change the world.”  I fully support that vision!


The Challenge

Education, Goal Setting, Motivation, Resilience, speaking, Thriving

I accepted The 10-Day Brand Your Brilliance Challenge, by Felicia Davis, expecting to produce something (because I know the caliber of a leader, coach, and strategist she is), but certainly, I did not anticipate rising to the occasion in the manner in which I did.  She exceeds all expectations!  If you want to show up more powerfully as a business owner or corporate leader – Felicia Davis is the one to work with!  Just sayin’…



Life is like chess, not checkers!  Thinking of your next move ahead of time is essential.


I have never been so excited to face a new year!  For some reason, this year brings hope and fulfillment of dreams long deferred.  In 2016 and 2017, I met some phenomenal people (like Felicia Davis) who are on the same wavelength as I am, but are ahead of me on the continuum, yet more than willing to collaborate and support me in sharing my message.

I often say, “I want people to know my heart.” This means, my authentic desire for the growth and empowerment of others – especially women.  I believe in people being able to transform their lives – no matter what they have done or challenges they face.  I believe in resilience – because I am that person that deeply desired to have someone believe in me.

My blogging really slowed down at the end of 2017, but because I was focused on preparing for 2018.  I decided it was more important to focus on my foundation than to dress the windows of my shop.  So, I ended the year accepting the challenge to strengthen my personal brand.

Yesterday, I completed the 10-day challenge feeling victorious!  Although I am a life-long learner, I am READY to execute now more than ever.  The challenge rejuvenated me!  It also made me aware my greatest opportunities for this year.  I am so grateful.

To the woman who is ready for a positive life-shift, and definition of purpose – it would be my pleasure to have a conversation about how you can change it up for the better!  I did it…I know you can too!

Peace and blessings,


Welcoming 2018

Education, Goal Setting, Motivation, Nutrition, speaking

Blessed are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.  ~Napoleon Hill

Wow! It is the year 2018!  I remember when Y2K almost paralyzed the world out of fear that everything technical tied to a clock would shut down.  That was 18 years ago? We had no idea that technology would morph into something like social media and take off the way it has.  Someone may have thought about it – perhaps the person(s) who dreamed it up.

Dreams become reality if action is taken to support them.  That is the beauty of 2018 for me.  Many of my actions are allowing me to realize my dreams.  Speaking, teaching, coaching, consulting, are all things I not only dreamt about but strategically put in the work for the last few years to actualize.

Welcome, 2018! My best year yet!

This year I will:

  • fully launch Davina Lyons Enterprises – focused on inspiring women with hurts, habits, and hang-ups to take action to positively transform their lives!  This involves speaking, coaching, and consulting.
  • continue to teach Middle School English Language Arts in the Gila River Indian Community.  This allows me to passionately contribute to the academic, social and emotional lives of the adolescents in my classroom.
  • facilitate Speaking Circles for WomanSpeak, a global community that supports Women finding and using their authentic voices to become confident public speakers.
  • finally, (not least important) really focus on my personal health and wellness.  I realize that if I don’t take care of me, I will not be able to support others in the way I am passionate about doing so.

Yes! I decree and declare that BIG things will happen in 2018!