excerpt from Jewel’s book “Shift Happens.”

book-cover-shift-happens-2   excerpt from Jewel’s book “Shift Happens.”
     “You have some priorities and tasks that need your attention and action.  Distractions and doubt are so destructive to your peace and progress.
     Focus, focus, focus!  Even when SHIFT happens…adapt and be flexible…don’t give up.  Let nothing or no one catch you off guard, throw you off balance, change your mind, discourage your drive, diminish your faith or cause you to second guess yourself.
     You are a success magnet.  You are a champion.  You are a winner.  You are a believer and achiever.  You finish what you start.  You keep your promises and commitments.
     You are divinely guided and provided for in all things.  The main thing for you to do is to …keep the main thing…the MAIN thing.  You will reap rewards and payoff from your focus today.  You will experience so much relief and progress because you are focused.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor

Travel to South Africa with Jewel

SO EXCITED AND HONORED…it’s been confirmed I will be speaking South Africa. The month of August is “Women’s Month” in South Africa.  I will be going to speak for women’s empowerment issues and serve (e.g. churches, women’s shelters, schools) in three major cities including Capetown and Johannesburg in August 2017.  I’m praising God right now for this tremendous answer to a prayer…to have a global impact with the voice God gave me for women everywhere!  My sisterfriend Melannie Cunningham has traveled to South Africa 18 years and will be our tour host Click this link to see the itinerary

Great Tips from a Recovering Procrastinator

jewel-colorful-topI am Jewel Diamond Taylor.  I am a recovering procrastinator.

Sadly, I admit I have lost money, time, opportunities, sleep and peace of mind from the terrible habit of avoiding important tasks.  I am not totally recovered.  However, gladly, I have seen so much progress and gained some self-respect, effectiveness, progress and peace of mind because of these following practices I put into place to break old habits.

To increase my daily success of achieving my tasks.  I have to psyche myself out because I know the words, habits and thoughts in my head that block and sabotage my progress which causes me to avoid tasks and eventually pay the consequences.   So instead of having a “to do” list…I have a “things to finish” list.  When I hear “to do” it sounds to wide open and vague.   “Things to finish” is my kick in the behind to not only do something…but finish my task.   I have learned that my self-talk changes how I do things.  Since I read my emails daily…all day…I send myself an email with the subject line “To finish“.


I don’t have several pieces of paper with lists that eventually end up being lost.
I only have one place which insures that I will SEE it and get it done.
I don’t put tasks on my list that I normally would do anyway.
I add those things that I want to avoid or seem difficult.
I am learning to stop the habit of putting my self into a last minute crisis and panic attack which was self-induced.
I keep the consequences of avoiding important tasks in my mind instead of being in denial or hoping someone else will do it for me.  I take responsibility for the quality of life and peace of mind that I gain when I finish my tasks.
I keep a short list so my day won’t feel so overwhelming.
I have learned to delegate, dump the low priority items and finish the high priority items to keep my stress down.
I have given up being a perfectionist…shift happens.
I don’t over commit.  I have boundaries and review my list often for short term and long term goals so I can keep the main thing…THE MAIN THING!
I say “no” without feeling guilty to unrealistic demands of my time.
Distractions and excuses keeps me ineffective and stressed so I have learned to notice when my mind tries to justify not doing the task or I hear the whispers “Do it tomorrow.”
I am eating better and walking daily which gives me
strength and stamina for the day.
I pray for discernment, guidance, courage and wisdom.
I am determined to keep growing, get better and develop the discipline of an
achiever, leader and finisher.  How about you? ~

12 Things to Know About Toxic People

  1. You’re can become emotionally and/or physically sick from their drama.

 2. Toxic people can cause you to feel bad or ashamed about yourself.

3.  You can become their closest target for their anger. They play the victim role. A conversation or simple disagreement can escalate into a huge breakdown or argument.

4. They attack or blame you when you speak up for yourself.  You always feel like you’re walking on egg shells trying to avoid an argument or sh*t storm.

5.  Toxic people don’t show you respect. They never inquire about your feelings.

6. They are narcissistic. 

7. They will scream, cuss and fuss to make you feel like a child, stupid or incompetent.

 8. You can get stuck in a cycle of trying to fix, rescue, care for them or calm them down.

9.  You start to fear or dread being around them.

 10. They can suck all the oxygen out the room leaving you feeling dizzy, stressed and sick.

11. You feel exhausted like a vacuum cleaner that sucks out all of your joy, peace and faith.

12. Toxic people are controlling, territorial, judgmental, arrogant, selfish, ungrateful and have a need to be always right.  Your opinion, perspective, pain or happiness is not considered.

Call 323.964.1736 to schedule your one-on-one life coaching, stress reducing and life enriching session with Jewel Diamond Taylor TODAY because you did not read this page by accident.  It’s time for you to experience some relief, clarity, courage and peace.