EnVision That Highlights Alton Williams, Jr.

My brother and CEO of Trap Fitness Alton Williams, Jr. turns 27 today.

Alton Jr. is the definition of determination and perseverance. Scripture states in Psalm 34:19 that many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all. I have seen Alton Jr. persevere through many attacks of the enemy and always come out victorious with his spirit intact. I think this is a reason why God gave him the T.R.A.P. Fitness idea. Usually, the area of our greatest attack is the area of our greatest anointing.

This past October, my siblings and I drew names for Christmas Secret Santa gifts. I did not want any gifts. Instead, I wanted to achieve some personal goals. I drew Alton Jr’s name. He was such a source of wisdom, strength, and encouragement to me over those two months. More importantly, I started forming some habits that will serve me well for the rest of my life. A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life. Alton Jr. did both.

Also, my sister Sheronda and I took one of Alton’s T.R.A.P. Fitness classes on Saturday, February 23. We did several strength training workouts that drenched us in sweat. Toward the end of our circuit training, I got weary while doing the pushups. Alton Jr. got on the floor and did pushups with me to keep me going. I will never forget his act of kindness. It showed that Alton Jr. is a team player who is in the trenches with those he serves. It is one of the many qualities that makes him a great leader.

Alton Jr, for all the ways you have helped facilitate my growth and the growth of countless others, thank you! May 2019 be a year of great expansion, growth, and fulfillment for you. I love you to life! God bless!

Self-Awareness Empowers Vision

Self awareness is vitally important to us fulfilling God’s vision for our lives.

I just returned from the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) Converge Leaders Conference. It was a powerful, life-changing experience.

BSSM Associate Overseer Leslie Crandall once asked leadership authority John Maxwell’s associate about the one major blind spot of leaders across the world. He said, “That’s easy. Self awareness. Self awareness is the largest blind spot of all leaders.”

Per Crandall, if we do not know who we are, if we are ineffective in our own self awareness, then we will walk in circles our whole lives and never blaze a trail for others to follow.

According to an American Management Association study of 72 senior executives, “a high self-awareness score was the strongest predictor of overall success.” Why? “Executives who are aware of their weaknesses are often better able to hire subordinates who perform well in areas in which the leader lacks acumen,” explained researcher Dr. Becky Winkler.

Coaches Help Us Discover Ourselves

Over the years, I have hired several coaches whose powerful questions, assignments, and insights led me to a greater awareness of myself, my patterns, strengths and challenges.

For instance, I learned that one of my life assignments is to help others discover and fulfill God’s vision for their lives. I am fulfilling this assignment through this blog, videos, vision board parties, consultations, seminars, and more.

I also learned that I tend to prefer projects with a beginning, a middle, and an end. So one of my challenges is in staying consistent with changes I must maintain for extended periods of time or a lifetime (ex: eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly). So I hired accountability partner Trina Sette to help me stay focused, disciplined, and faithful to myself.

What do you know about yourself that helps further your vision? What do you know about yourself that can hinder your it? How do you think this knowledge will help you fulfill God’s vision for your life? I would love to hear from you.