Adversity: My TikTok Live Experience

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Sometimes the brightest moments of triumph shine in a world filled with challenges. Today, I faced a bout of illness that left me feeling less than my best, but I couldn’t let that deter me from my commitment to my Writing Circle Session and the engaging TikTok Live session.

As my nose ran and my eyes watered, I found solace in the virtual world, where I could connect with my audience and discuss matters close to my heart. The questions that came my way around love, romance, and the Bible were a testament to our online community’s curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

Despite the discomfort and fever that had settled in, my passion for these topics shone through. I didn’t stumble; I didn’t falter. Instead, I shared insights and thoughts, fostering connections with my viewers. It was an hour and 41 minutes of warmth, camaraderie, and shared interests, all from the comfort of my own space.

In moments like these, I’m reminded of the power of technology to bring people together, to bridge gaps, and to provide solace during trying times. The ability to continue engaging with my audience, even when feeling under the weather, is a testament to the strength of our virtual bonds.

So, here’s to conquering adversity, embracing our passions, and cherishing those moments of connection. Even on the sad days, we find reasons to smile and persevere.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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Wrapping Up a Wonderful Weekend

My grandson!

I’m thrilled to share the delightful wrap-up of my weekend with you all. It’s been a weekend filled with warmth, family, and creative moments, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

My Sunday began with a heartwarming trip to church with some friends. There’s something special about coming together in faith and fellowship; it sets the perfect tone for the day.

Following that, I had a long-awaited meet-up with my grandson for a leisurely late lunch. Spending quality time with family is precious; I cherish these moments dearly.

We then embarked on an afternoon conversation, and my thoughtful grandson even took the time to put air in all four of my tires. Such a small act of kindness meant the world to me.

Although I missed the second day of the “Write a Kindle Ebook in a Weekend” event, I want to reassure you that I had a good reason. I initially felt guilty, but I realized that prioritizing family and self-care was the right decision.

I took a moment to share a poem I wrote several years ago on Medium, and it brought back some beautiful memories. Poetry touches the heart, and I hope it resonates with those who read it.

Later in the day, I engaged in a lengthy conversation with a friend. These heart-to-heart talks are always enriching, and I cherish the bonds of friendship that I’ve cultivated over the years.

And guess what? At 9 p.m. PDT tonight, I’ll be back on TikTok Live, ready to share more insights about writing and even regale you with a captivating story I read a few years back. If you’re on TikTok, come on over and join me for some lively discussion and storytelling!

Well, that’s a wrap for my weekend adventure. I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my life. Stay tuned for more exciting stories and insights in the days to come. Until then, take care and keep the creativity flowing!

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Learning, Empowerment, and Delicious Surprises!

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It’s La Wanna, and I’m here to share yet another day packed with exciting adventures. Buckle up, because it’s been quite a ride!

First, I completed my sales and marketing training, and let me tell you, it was a fulfilling experience. The knowledge and skills I gained today will undoubtedly be helpful on my journey.

But wait, there’s more! I also had the privilege of attending the “Writing a Kindle Book in a Weekend” summit. The summit was a treasure trove of insights and strategies for all aspiring authors. Tomorrow is another day of learning, and I can’t wait!

Then, I had the honor of launching a Master Mind support group for women. Let me tell you, this group is brimming with potential. The women involved are an inspiring bunch, and they will make a significant impact on society. I’m overjoyed to be invited to join their ranks.

Now, let’s talk about the highlight of the evening—a fabulous dinner that was nothing short of divine! The food was prepared by none other than Ed Johnson, the talented husband of Dr. Beverly Adams, the brilliant organizer of our new group. Every bite was a culinary masterpiece, and I couldn’t have asked for a better meal.

Tomorrow is another exciting day, as I’ll continue with the writing summit. But first, I’ll take a brief break to attend church, and later, my grandson treats me to a special meal before he heads off to truck driving school in sunny Southern California.

As the day ends, I’m here on TikTok, and now I’m writing this blog post to share my incredible day with all of you.

See you all tomorrow for more adventures! Until then, remember to stay safe and keep the faith.

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A Day Packed with Inspiration and Creativity!

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I’ve just had another bustling day filled with exciting events.

First off, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Women Prosperity Network’s Sales and Marketing Summit today. Let me tell you, it was nothing short of amazing! The fantastic trio of co-founders hosted the summit: Trish Carr, Nancy Matthews, and Susan Wiener, who, believe it or not, are sisters! Their synergy was electric, and their wealth of knowledge was invaluable.

What made this summit truly outstanding was their engagement with the audience. It wasn’t just about theory; they worked directly with attendees, showing us how all that golden information could be applied to our businesses.

After the summit, I started preparing for the workshop I’ll be hosting next month on October 26th. It will be a blast, and I can’t wait to share insights and ideas with all of you.

But wait, there’s more! I also got a head start on planning the Holiday Networking Extravaganza, set for December 7th. Mark your calendars, folks; it will be a festive event you won’t want to miss!

And the excitement didn’t stop there. I wrapped up my day with a lively TikTok Live session. I shared some of my favorite writing tips and even treated my viewers to a delightful romance story I’ve been enjoying.

I also posted a video after the show, so check it out!

Here I am, putting the finishing touches on this blog post. It’s been one whirlwind of a day, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Tomorrow is a fresh start; I can’t wait to see what adventures await.

Until then, stay safe and keep the faith.

P.S. Here is the link to my writing group: Click on Check It Out at

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A Day of Learning and Connection

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Today, I had the privilege of attending the Art of Connection Summit, where I immersed myself in a day full of valuable insights and inspiration. The summit featured incredible speakers who shared their wisdom on self-care, entrepreneurship, and compelling stage presentations.

@Robert Jones, one of the standout speakers, illuminated the importance of self-care by outlining the five stages: self-awareness, self-acceptance, internal passion, service to others, and love of oneself. His message resonated deeply, reminding us that to care for others, we must first care for ourselves. It’s a lesson that we often overlook in our busy lives.

Entrepreneurs, in particular, were urged to prioritize self-care. We were reminded that success isn’t just about what we do and who we are. It’s a holistic approach that ensures we bring our best selves to our endeavors.

From How to Sell From the Stage Academy, @Jase Souder shared invaluable tips on delivering compelling stage presentations. Effective communication is a skill that can open doors to success, and Jase’s insights were a true game-changer.

Later, I had the pleasure of meeting @Raven Glover of Raven International Media, adding another layer of knowledge to my day. The variety of perspectives and experiences shared at the summit was truly enriching.

In between sessions, I even had the opportunity to enhance my social media skills with training on Instagram. In today’s digital age, staying up-to-date with social media trends is essential, especially for someone like me who loves writing and storytelling.

Finally, I wrapped up the day with my hour-long show on TikTok, “Conversation with La Wanna.” Connecting with my audience and sharing meaningful conversations is always a joy.

As I settle in to compose this blog post, I can’t help but think about the comfort of my bed, and I’m reminded that self-care also involves rest and rejuvenation.

Until tomorrow, stay safe, keep the faith, and have a good night.

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    • Wow! It is a small world. I met her in 2016 when I stepped on her foot. I was so embarrassed when I realized who she was. I had read about her interviews the week before on the internet. However, she was very forgiving, and we have been friends ever since. It was great to have you there last evening. Thank you for that, and I would love feedback. That was my first time training on something technical.

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Becoming More Resilient

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Resilience, the capacity to rebound from adversity and adjust to life’s challenges, is a trait that can greatly improve our overall well-being and success.. This post will investigate the most critical key to becoming more resilient and provide some practical steps to help you develop this vital skill.

The Most Important Key: Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is the cornerstone of resilience. It’s the ability to understand your emotions, thoughts, and reactions and how they influence your behavior. Through the practice of self-awareness, you can pinpoint and tackle the areas where you need to boost your resilience.

Here are some steps to help you become more resilient:

1.   Embrace Your Emotions: Emotions are a natural part of life; acknowledging them is the first step to resilience. When faced with a setback, allow yourself to feel the emotions that arise. This self-awareness can help you process and manage them effectively.

2.   Learn from Your Experiences: Reflect on past challenges and how you overcame them. What strategies worked for you? What could you have done differently? Use these insights to build your resilience toolkit.

3.   Maintain a Support Network: A strong support network of friends and family can be a lifeline during tough times. Open up to your loved ones and express your thoughts and feelings. Their support and understanding can bolster your resilience.

4.   Set Realistic Goals: Break your goals into smaller, more achievable steps. It makes them more manageable and boosts your confidence as you accomplish each one.

5.   Stay Informed About Politics: Limit your exposure to distressing news when necessary to protect your emotional well-being.

6.   Practice Self-Care: Engage in activities that bring joy, whether crocheting, reading, or watching Perry Mason. Self-care rejuvenates your spirit and enhances your resilience.

7.   Seek Professional Help if Needed: If you find it challenging to cope with adversity on your own, don’t hesitate to seek help from a therapist or counselor. They can provide valuable guidance and strategies tailored to your specific needs.

Self-resilience is a vital skill that can enrich your life and help you achieve your goals, whether writing romance stories or teaching others. By cultivating self-awareness and following these steps, you can unlock the power to bounce back from life’s challenges and thrive in every season. Just as in a friendly one-on-one conversation, remember that building resilience is a journey, and asking for help is okay.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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  1. So well written and true! I listened to a Toastmaster this week who shared her story of rebounding from a stroke and she spoke about the will and resilience that we most often don’t polish up on until a crisis hits. Hers was a stroke and she learned a lot about herself and what we as humans can do when we must, but only if we want to live and thrive!

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Finding Purpose In Life

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Today, I want to talk about something close to my heart that I’ve pondered quite a bit during my retirement. It’s the idea of finding purpose in life. Sometimes, we search high and low for that grand, glamorous purpose you can find in the ordinary. Please grab a cup of tea or coffee, cozy up, and let’s dig into this warm and friendly conversation about discovering your purpose.

Step 1: Reflect on Your Passions Like my love for reading romance stories and watching old westerns, your passions can often hold the key to your purpose. Think about what makes your heart sing. Is it a hobby, particular subject, or activity you can talk about for hours? Your purpose is intertwined with these interests.

Step 2: Connect with Your Values. What do you believe in? What causes are close to your heart? Sometimes, aligning your actions with your values can reveal your purpose. It’s about making a difference in a way that matters to you.

Step 3: Pay Attention to the Small Moments Like the warmth of a cozy Christmas story, these moments can often be where your purpose resides. Helping a neighbor, volunteering, or simply being there for a friend could be your purpose in action.

Step 4: Embrace Your Creativity If you enjoy writing, like I do, tapping into your creative side can be a fulfilling way to find purpose. Whether writing, painting, or crocheting, expressing yourself through art can be incredibly satisfying and purposeful. Share your creations with the world, and you might discover your purpose lies in inspiring others.

Step 5: Consider Teaching, like I aspire to do with my romance stories, can be a remarkable way to fulfill your purpose. It is incredibly rewarding, to share your skills and knowledge, whether through formal Teaching or simply mentoring someone.

Step 6: Make a Difference in Your Community Politics reminds me of the power of community. Getting involved in local initiatives, advocating for change, or participating in community service can help you make a meaningful impact right where you live.

Remember, finding your purpose can sometimes mean pursuing something grand or glamorous. It can be as simple as living authentically, following your passions, and making a difference in the lives of those around you. Sometimes, your purpose is right there in the every day, just waiting for you to embrace it.

So, as you continue your journey in life, keep your heart open to the possibilities, cherish the small moments, and never underestimate the power of the ordinary. Your purpose might be closer than you think. Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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Protect What’s Yours

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In today’s rapidly evolving legal landscape, three key areas—Contract Law, Intellectual Property, and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy—have taken center stage, each significantly impacting how individuals and businesses navigate the modern world.

Contract Law: Contract formation involves several key elements:

1.   Offer: This is the initial proposal made by one party to another, expressing an intent to enter into a contract under specific terms.

2.   Acceptance: Once an offer is made, the other party must accept it unconditionally to form a contract. This acceptance can be verbal or written.

3.   Consideration: For a contract to be valid, both parties must provide something of value (consideration) to each other. It can be money, goods, services, or even a promise to do something.

4.   Legality: The contract must involve legal activities and purposes. Contracts for illegal activities are not enforceable in court.

Common contract disputes can arise from issues like breach of contract, where one party fails to fulfill their obligations or arguments about the terms and conditions. Parties may negotiate, mediate, or take legal action in court to resolve these disputes. Courts can order specific performance (forcing a party to fulfill their contract obligations) or award damages.

Intellectual Property: Preserving intellectual property stands as a vital necessity for businesses.There are several types of intellectual property:

1.   Trademarks: These protect brand names and logos. Recent cases often involve disputes over trademark infringement in the digital realm, such as domain name disputes.

2.   Copyrights protect original creative works like books, music, and software. Recent developments include discussions about copyright in the digital age, such as YouTube copyright claims.

3.   Patents: Patents protect inventions and innovations. Recent changes include updates in patent eligibility criteria, especially in the tech industry.

4.   Trade Secrets: These protect confidential business information. Recent cases often revolve around employees stealing trade secrets or corporate espionage.

Changes in intellectual property laws are frequent, especially in response to technological advancements and global trade. Recent examples include the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ongoing debates over fair use of copyrighted material on social media platforms.

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Data protection and cybersecurity are paramount in the digital age. Recent data breaches, like those at major corporations and social media platforms, have highlighted the importance of robust cybersecurity measures.

Data protection laws, such as GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), have been enacted to safeguard individuals’ personal information. Failure to adhere to these laws may lead to substantial fines.

Recent data breaches have demonstrated the legal implications of poor cybersecurity. Companies may face lawsuits from affected individuals, regulatory fines, and reputational damage. Businesses must invest in cybersecurity to prevent data breaches and adhere to data protection laws.

These three areas—contract – Contract Law, Intellectual property, cybersecurity, and Cybersecurity and Data privacy—are vital in our increasingly interconnected world. Staying informed about recent developments in these fields is crucial to navigating legal complexities and protecting one’s interests.

Until next time, stay safe, keep the faith, and protect what’s yours.

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Church, Romance, Writing

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Today, I want to take you on a delightful journey through my day, filled with warmth, connection, and a sprinkle of technology. It’s a day in the life of an overachiever who can balance faith, romance, creativity, and modernity. Let’s dive in!

Morning Glory at Church ☀️ I started my day with a heartwarming trip to my local church. There’s something extraordinary about the serenity of the place, the familiar faces, and the soothing words of the pastor. It sets the perfect tone for my day ahead.

Afternoon Escapade with Romance 📖 Once back home, I decided to indulge in one of my great loves—romance stories. Something about getting lost in a tale of love, passion, and adventure warms my heart. Curling up with a good book is a retiree’s idea of a perfect afternoon.

Connecting with My Writing Circle 📬 After being whisked away to far-off lands through the pages of my book, it was time to return to reality. I spent some quality time sending emails to my writing circle. 

Sharing the Joy on Social Media 📱 In this digital age, I couldn’t resist sharing my thoughts and experiences on social media. I posted on Facebook, Instagram, and my blog, giving my friends and followers a glimpse into my day. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a bit of online camaraderie?

TikTok Time! 🕺💃 To add a modern twist to my day, I dedicated an hour and a half to TikTok Live. It’s incredible how this platform allows me to connect with people from all over the world. We chatted about everything, from romance novels to westerns, making it a lively and engaging experience.

The Grand Finale 🎉 As my day drew to a close, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the simple joys of life. From church to romance stories, writing, and connecting with friends and followers online, each moment filled me with warmth and happiness.

And there you have it, my lovely readers—a glimpse into my warm, friendly day filled with faith, creativity, and connection. I hope you enjoyed this journey, and I look forward to our next one together. Until then, stay warm and keep spreading the love! ❤️✨

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La Wanna’s “From Vision to Reality” Workshop Triumphs!

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It’s La Wanna here, and I’m excited as I share the phenomenal success of our recent “From Vision to Reality” Workshop. 🌟

During our time together, one incredibly dedicated woman accomplished something remarkable – she crafted eight chapters for her book! 📚✍️ That’s the kind of inspiration that fuels our passion for writing and storytelling.

But it wasn’t just about individual achievements; the vibrant discussions, the barrage of questions, and the beautiful exchange of ideas made this workshop an absolute blast. The camaraderie among participants was heartwarming, like old friends reuniting to support one another’s dreams.
One of the highlights of our workshop was the fantastic ebook provided to all participants. This treasure trove was filled with thought-provoking questions and invaluable information, serving as a guiding light on our creative journeys. 📖✨

Now, the icing on the cake – we’re gearing up for another round of inspiration! Yes, you heard that right, folks. Stay tuned because next month, we’re hosting another “From Vision to Reality” Workshop, which promises to be even more spectacular! 🗓️✨

As we wrap up this exhilarating update, I want to extend my heartfelt wishes to all of you. Keep that creative fire burning, stay safe, and most importantly, keep the faith in your writing journey. 🌟📝

Until next time, let’s keep those stories flowing! 💖📚

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