Slaying Your Giants

This morning I awoke early with a sense of expectancy in my heart.  It was like an overwhelming hunger for something more than I have seen or heard.  As I walked downstairs in the silence of my home, my family rested sound asleep.  Despite the silence, however, I could hear in such a magnified way, the sounds around me.  It was as though I had been awakened….truly awakened.  My senses were heightened and my hunger insatiable.

Alone in the dark, I began to sing…..quietly at first and then passionately.  I sang a worship song that my Grandfather used to have us sing in his church when I was just a child.  “Jesus…Jesus….Jesus…There’s just something about that name….”

Fighting Giants Bigger Than Yourself

The memory of my Grandfather, praying a blessing over me as I knelt before him at church one Sunday, was indelibly engrained into my memory and now, suddenly, was made vivid before me.  It was that day, that he spoke a blessing over my life and my talents, that I knew my life would leave an imprint on the earth.  He said, “You are anointed to speak the truth.  You will go where others will not go and do what has never been done.  You will fight giants bigger than yourself and remember that the battles you will face will not be yours, but God will fight them for you.”

I will never forget one of the last things he said before his passing.  As I knelt again, years later, at the feet of his frail body, he looked at me and said, “Staci, I like my preaching like I take my coffee.  Give it to me straight.”

With that thought in mind, today, I begin blogging again with the heart to set the record straight.  Why do I do what I do?  It is because I KNOW my life is a gift from God and what I do with it will be my gift of gratitude back to Him.  I seek to do the IMPOSSIBLE, because I believe that if what you seek to do has already been done then you are living in the shadow of other men.  But if you brave to go to uncharted territories, then you must have faith in what is unknown, unseen, and follow a voice that is BIGGER than you, WISER than you, and ABLE to fight battles that you may otherwise, coward away from.

Fighting For A Cause Bigger Than Yourself

Today, I sit here at 3:54 a.m. praying for YOU.  If you are reading this, then somehow, you are near me, whether by internet or by location.  If you are with me, you, too, are being called to a place of heightened awareness.  It is time to wake up.  I mean REALLY wake up!  I urge you to remember the reason you decided to do what you do.  Is merely for personal gain?  If so, then you will be distracted by the things around you that are elementary and temporary.  If you are fighting for a cause that is BIGGER than you, then you will keep that image of that goal indelibly before you, knowing that momentary pain may result in the long-term gain of others.

No great leader has EVER accomplished greatness with ease, simplicity or pain-free existence.  Instead, their lives, their businesses, and their accomplishments were forged on the anvil of adversity, where their leadership was seen, not by the days of ease and luxury, but instead, their greatest days were illuminated by the backdrop of adversity that created a storybook of victory over defeat.

While Others See Opposition, Leaders See Potential Victory

Again remembering my grandfather, I remember learning about the story of David and Goliath.  David, a mere shepherd boy, walked directly into the line of opposition, surrounded by arrogant Philistines and cowardly Israelites.  Seeing the BIGGNESS of the opposition and the weakness of his own people, DAVID woke up, not just physically, but something on the inside said, “I was born for such a time as this.”   His senses were heightened and his faith secure that day he chose to take on the BIG GUYS.  While others backed away in fear at the mere size of Goliath, David saw nothing but the result such a victory could bring for His people.  While the Israelite soldiers, backed away in fear, frustration, and fatigue, David rose to the challenge of his opposition.  He knew in his heart that it was HIS TIME and that field of war was HIS PLACE.  More importantly, seeing that others were unwilling to fight the battle, he knew he was THE ONE to take the big guys down.

He wasn’t trained in much, but he did know 3 things.  One…he could protect sheep and he could protect people.   Seeing God’s people in a weakened state, even though they claimed to be warriors, David understood his role to protect and provide.  Two…David had already killed a lion and a bear in his past, so he knew how to fight the big guys with more than physical strength, for David was a worshiper, backed by a powerful God.   And three….David knew his skills.  Picking up 5 smooth stones, he pulled out his slingshot with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY and verbally declared war on the Philistines, followed by ACTION that resulted in victory.

The prize?  David was given leadership, love, financial increase, respect, and his own measure of rule that would one day make him king.

NOW Is Your Time

Isn’t it about time you, too, wake up to realize that the battle you are fighting, though big and daunting, very well, may be the battle you are called to fight that will lead you to your greatest place of victory?   NOW is your time.  THIS is your place. And YOU are the one to boldy go where others fear of going and doing the IMPOSSIBLE.

As you approach today, take courage in knowing that your past has prepared you for this season of life.  You were born for such a time as this.  You have experienced much to equip you to be the leader and voice of hope to the world around you.  I challenge you today to rise to the challenge of your adversary and use everything you’ve got to boldly go where others fear of going.

And, even as I write this to you, I can hear my Grandpa tell me , as well, “NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up!”

New-School Advertising

Gone are the days of being DOOPED into believing that what you see on TV is what drives culture.  People are waking up to realize that they don’t need BILLIONS of dollars of American Dollars wasted on advertising.  Together, with my family, and other leading executives around the nation, we have launched a new company, called Solavei that is changing the way commerce is done and shifting those dollars back into the hands of the people.  We are taking on the BIG guys and determined to create an economic shift on behalf of the people.

Why am I willing to put my brand upon this one?   Because I BELIEVE it will make a difference.

To learn more about Solavei, watch the Vision Presentation at: www.solavei.com/staciwallace6,  and then connect with me through a private message on  Facebook.

I am Solavei from Solavei on Vimeo.

New Wine….New Wine Skin

There is a scripture that says that you can’t put NEW wine into old wine skin. Many people launch out in life wanting to have a fresh start, new beginning, or clean breakaway from old habits. Unfortunately, they have a LOT of “want” to, but their “CAN” do is limited because they are trying to put NEW ideas, NEW concepts, and NEW HOPE into old processes, old companies, and old methods.

As we launch our new company, Solavei, we are making sure that we implement the BEST processes, social graph, tracking systems, corporate leadership, and never-before-seen technology, so that we create an entirely NEW WINE SKIN for the millions of people that will soon become members of the Solavei Revolution. CEO, Ryan Wuerch, who happens to be my brother, is a leader I have watched break barriers since he was just a child. No matter how impossible the feat he was trying to accomplish appeared, or how many people judged his methods, I have watched, firsthand, as God has used this man to revolutionize systems, perspectives, processes, and break records in whatever he has put his heart and hand to do.

Ryan was raised by our father, Ron Wuerch, a pastor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, with the calling to act on behalf of those less fortunate. While the world stands paralyzed by economic challenges, I am confident that the same brother that I fought with as a child, has been raised, equipped, and seasoned “for such a time as this” to help save a nation in distress and create an economic revolution that will make a difference for millions.

When you see the amazing accolades on RyanWuerch.com, you will see that he is no stranger to being able to create tremendous profits for Billion Dollar Giants in the mobile industry. But even with such success comes a deeper desire for something greater. You’ve heard me say it in previous blogs….”BEYOND SUCCESS COMES THE DESIRE FOR SIGNIFICANCE”. Ryan resigned from his last company, Motricity, that he started in the game-room of his house. Why? Because he deeply wanted to do something more than simply pad the pockets of corporate leaders, investors, and the institutions of big business. I personally believe the passing of my father, less than two years ago, inspired an epiphany that moved Ryan to say, “Was this what I have been created for, or is there more?”

Having been raised as missionary kids, we know that we are here to do more than make money and buy toys. We recognize that our extreme talents and leadership abilities must be used to create a NEW way of thinking, innovating, and benefiting the people of the world.

And so….SOLAVEI was born to create an economic revolution that will turn the world upside down as it challenges the processes, mentalities, and methodologies of traditional business today. By creating a new type of Social Media platform, Solavei will begin to do what other Social Media companies, like Facebook, have never done…MOVE THE PROFITS from advertisers into the hands of the people…the network…the ones making the ship stay afloat in the first place.

SOLAVEI’S GOAL:

Be the first and fastest company to put at least a BILLION dollars back into the hands of the people. While Groupon and other companies set their goal to become the FASTEST company to hit a BILLION dollars in sales, SOLAVEI wants to redefine SUCCESS by putting a BILLION dollars back into the hands of its people, the members, who make the world go around.


Stay tuned for more NEW WINE…NEW WINE SKIN as tomorrow I will show you how we are celebrating Solavei by recognizing the achievements of others!

Solavei Mountain Expedition (Pt. 3 – The Summit)

WE DID IT! We made it up to the top of the 6000+ mountain and despite fatigue, hunger, and pain, every single one of our Solavei team members made it to the SUMMIT! “NO MEMBER LEFT BEHIND” That is our team motto at The Empowered Living Network (www.empoweredliving.biz) and a motto we should all have in life. Like Zig Ziglar has said, “You can have EVERYTHING you want in life, if you will just help enough other people get what they want in life.”

Watch this video of our Summit Experience:

And now in Spanish…(I don’t actually know what he said, but it sounded AWESOME from the mountain top!)

Solavei Climbing Expedition (Pt. 1)

Mountain goats with bad attitudes can’t stop us from going to the top!!!!   This past weekend, our family took a journey up to the top of a 6000 ft mountain, beyond the clouds into an place many will never go.  Watch this video and see how a pack of aggressive and angry GOATS almost kept us from seeing the top of the mountain!

 

Beyond Success Lies SIGNIFICANCE

Today, I am sitting in the beautiful Dominican Republic on the FirstFitness Nutrition’s Dream Vacation.  Twelve of our top Distributors are with me as a result of their achievement in our company.  To our great team of dedicated wellness coaches and business builders, winning a Dream Vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is an achievement of SUCCESS that others dream about winning.

This year’s Dream Vacation, however,  had an added component that we’ve never done before, making this our first ever LEGACY Dream Vacation in partnership with the Children’s Hunger Fund.  Recognizing the power of leaving a lasting legacy, I asked our CEO, Nigel Branson, if we could add a day onto the trip to move beyond the feeling of SUCCESS and offer a life-changing time of significance for our Distributors.  And, so yesterday, under sunny skies and extremely warm temperature, our Distributors set aside their tropical drinks by the pools of luxury, and at 7 a.m., loaded up onto a small bus and drove four hours into one of the most poverty stricken areas of this region.

As we began the journey, I prayed to myself, “Dear God, let today be filled with your presence.  Use our lives to be a source of hope, health and healing to the children and families we will reach. And let this experience FOREVER change the lives of our Distributors so they will sense an even greater purpose behind what we do as entrepreneurs, and the bigger meaning behind why we should do it.”

Our first stop was a small church that was also the local school.  They had a special presentation for us and our hearts were touched by the faces of the children, looking to us with bewilderment.  With American visitors, usually comes gifts and surprises so they were “lit up” with excitement and anticipation.  They sang to us, recited scriptures they had memorized, and welcomed us in their languages of Spanish, French and Creole.  

As I, along with all of our Distributors, sang “Jesus Loves Me”, the smiles of the children were so big and, though they couldn’t understand our words in English, they could feel our love.

After our time together, we went outside and played with the toys we brought for them.  From hoola hoops, jump ropes and baseballs, to the masterful coaching of Brian Fox teaching the boys to play basketball with a Nerf hoop, the joy of simple pleasures was seen in all of our eyes and felt in our hearts.

From there, we moved to where these children lived, and our hearts were so profoundly impacted.  Indeed, it was a culture shock to all of us. Words would be inadequate to try to explain the poverty we witnessed, as our American lifestyle is so far removed.  We saw shacks made from scraps, surrounded by trash, flies and waste, but to these families, it was shelter, provision and HOME.   I could see the tears continually welling up in the eyes of the Distributors as it was a surreal and life-changing moment of time for all of us.

After a day of delivering food packs, prayer, hope, and sometimes just a hug, we knew this was the RICH life – that life where we’re blessed enough to be a blessing to others.

Why do we work so hard in our own country?  Is our greatest sign of achievement the titles we possess or the cars we drive?  Is it the material possessions we accumulate?  Or is there a larger and grander reason for the blessing of success? What if the real test in life is our ability to move beyond success into a life of lasting significance?

 

 

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You Are Destined To INNOVATE

The Ultimate Entrepreneur

Have you ever thought about what it must have been like to have such clarity of vision that despite sitting in the presence of absolute darkness, void, and emptiness, still the creative energy that flows within you is like an UNSTOPPABLE storm about to change the landscape of the future as we know it?

Can you imagine believing in your vision so much that you speak to it, hover over it, meditate on it till eventually it is manifested into reality?

This morning during my devotion, I was meditating on Genesis 1 when the pages came to life as if in a 4D movie.  Absolute darkness, complete emptiness, zero reflection, total silence and YET……astronomical entrepreneurial energy!

GOD IS THE ULTIMATE ENTREPRENEUR.

Let’s look at the first known creation in Genesis 1.   It says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void and darkness covered the face of the deep.  AND YET…The Spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters, over the darkness, and over what seemed like NOTHING!

At this very early stage of the Ultimate Entrepreneurial venture, there was nothing but the vision of God.   There was NO SIGN that would dictate his plan would work, nothing to even make is seem possible.  There was no proof that such a world of systems could work.  Even though the Bible says, “In the beginning WAS….the heavens and earth”, they did not even exist yet!  They were nothing but a plan, an idea, an entrepreneurial vision of GOD to make SOMETHING out of NOTHING.

Point #1:   Every entrepreneurial vision begins with the hope of something that has not yet been created.

Point #2:  Every great entrepreneur does not let current reality define their ultimate destiny.   No matter where you are right now or what your current circumstances may be, you are the incubator of greatness.  Your current reality is nothing more than preparation for your ultimate destiny.

Point #3:  Darkness, silence, emptiness and even loneliness are the perfect pH balance for miracles to happen.  They were the soil for God’s creation to be manifest.  The darkness, void, and empty moments of your life could very well be the time when you are to begin speaking to your creation, hovering over it and start expecting it like never before to appear before your very eyes.

Expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.

Point #4:  God SPOKE to his vision, “Let there be light.”   The bible says light appeared, even though it was eleven scriptures later (vs.11) when the stars, sun and light were actually made reality.   You must believe in and speak to the vision in your heart even before it is a reality.  Call it into being.  Prepare for it.  Make way for it’s arrival and then wait with earnest expectation and faith.

When God innovates, He does so in the midst of the most uncommon, unnatural and seemingly impossible climates.   With David, He saw a king when others saw a sheperd.  With Mary, He saw the womb of the Savior when others saw a little girl.  With Jesus, He saw ULTIMATE REDEMPTION when others saw a carpenter.

When God looks at you, He sees so much more than the world around you could ever see in you.  Do NOT be despised by small beginnings.  Do not be disheartened when those around you see your dream as small or insignificant.  Do not be swayed by only what is seen.  For it is that which is UNSEEN awaiting birth that will be the greatest inventions of our future.

“Oh the creative, entrepreneurial energy that surrounds us!   Even in the midst of the Garden of Eden, little did Adam know that a chair existed in the tree.  Tomorrow’s greatest ideas, inventions, businesses, and discoveries are resting in the things that already surround us today.  The catch is…..will you see them?   Will you be the ONE to bring them out of the tree and into the world as we know it?

Point #5 NOW is the time.   THIS is the place.  And YOU are the one to bring into reality that which has never been done, never been heard and never been conceived.  You are the Sons and Daughters of GOD, created in HIS image.

CREATE - INNOVATE – BELIEVE!

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