When I lost my job in 2008; I thought it would be easy to obtain another position rather quickly. After-all, I’ve worked since I was fourteen and had ample work experience, outstanding performance evaluations; i.e., a quality employee. Working throughout high school, college and well into single parenthood; never missing a beat. At times, bad financial choices and being under employed full time required me to work two jobs. It was during those bad choices and working two jobs, God was preparing me for the 2008 season. At a time when I was underemployed; I loved what I was doing: helping others. There were times when working in different areas became exciting to me and treacherous for others. Learning to take the experience and build my resume became a game to me; the more I learned; learning became intriguing. However, as a single parent God continued to show me how to assist other single parents through my knowledge, failures, and His vision. During this time, the single parent’s ministry was birthed: Single, Saved, Anointed Servant (S2AS) Ministries – A ministry for single parents and children. Upon the birth of S2AS Ministries, I was not certain what direction the ministry was headed. But as I continued to seek God; the ministry was being molded to shape the needs of the average single parent as this country headed towards the next recession.
The recession hurt a lot of people; but the single parent homes and life as it was known to working single parents were shattered. When I lost my job; my rainy day funds quickly depleted and so did my retirement cushion. As I turned over rocks trying to seize the next employment opportunity; there were 300 others seeking the same position. Hence after a bout of mild depression and weight gain; I pulled myself up by the bootstraps and began to reinvent myself. Not only did God trust me with a ministry; He had confidence in me to run my own a business. Once again while I was in what I would consider the bad times; He was preparing me through elevation. S2AS Ministries became globally known; I was ordained in ministry; my business is internationally known. After the self reinvention; the business and ministry transformed to become a hub for single parents: assisting single parents with career opportunities; self-help and reinventing themselves to not only survive these hard economic days; but the recovery days to come after the economic downfall is over.
Life is a struggle and we must learn to turn our fears into fortune through reinvention. It was through my reinvention that I began to overcome multiple obstacles and survive the global economic downfall. However, due to my passion of helping others reinvent themselves; my goal through motivational speaking, life and career transformation coaching is to empower everyone (especially single parents) who hears my voice to be encouraged and transformed through reinvention. Understand, even if you are currently employed; a side business is golden. If I could reinvent myself to surpass survival mode; so can you. Not only am I surviving; I am living.
Mark your calendars and join me on September 21, 2012 at the Hyatt Place Perimeter – Sandy Springs, GA for 3 magnificent hours of empowerment through the Discovering My Identity – Getting to Know Me Seminar! I would love to see you there. For more information: http://www.ramonataylor.com/Events.html or http://discoveringmyidentity.eventbrite.com/?ref=eweb