Societal Acceptance or Religious Affiliation?

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How do you identify a Muslim? A Jew? A Christian? Is it the color of their skin? Their country of origin? The career they chose? The place that they live? Probably not. It’s pretty hard to place someone in a religious category based on that criterion alone. Now, what if the Muslim woman wore a headscarf (hijab) and the Jewish man grew payot (long sideburns). What if the Christian donned a cross necklace? Would that make a difference?

As a human, you’re programmed to judge a book by its cover. (Whether you judge correctly is another issue). You have to be able to determine who’s a threat to you and who is not at a moments glance. It’s a matter of survival. When you see someone, you take in all the information you can. Clothes have a huge impact on your perception of the person. When you see a woman…

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Are Employees Taking Their Faith to Work?

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In our land of the free and home of the brave, we are a mixture of diverse cultures, languages, colors, and faiths. As an employee of any organization The Civil Rights Act of 1964 affords workers the freedom to practice and be provided with certain rights based on their religious beliefs as long as the accommodations do not cause undue hardship upon the business itself. These beliefs can span from providing a place for daily prayers, allowing employees to attend their religious services, or observing certain religious attire. Although, we as citizens have the right to practice our religion freely, the question still remains, Do employees feel they can request certain accommodations that befit their religious practices without subliminal or outright retaliation?

As a Muslim woman and former employee within corporate America, I was afforded the right to attend weekly prayer services and was given a flexible schedule during my…

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Take hold of the WHEEL

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Today in yoga, yoga once again mirrored life, in the form of this wheel. The instructor introduced this tool as a valuable resource to take you where you wanted to go. As you gently took hold or pressed in the wheel throughout class you used the resource to take you from where you were to where you wanted to be. Several times during the class when I stopped focusing on my breathing and started thinking I found myself doubting that I could enter or deepen the pose I was in. Only when I refocused and centered myself, reconnected to my breath was I able to experience all that the pose and essentially “I” had to offer. Leaving this class I surrender!!! I surrender to the amazing possibilities within myself, to the wonder that is the world and to the beauty of my life! I promise I will take more chances…

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Sooooo….. Why not become an author?

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Just a few sister authors that inspire me!

 

Here are just a few amazing benefits of becoming and author!

  1. You inspire others: People live to hear stories of tragedy to triumph. You unconsciously give them permission to break the cycle of madness in their life and finally begin reclaiming themselves for a better life.
  2. You put Bling on your personal brand: Your book acts as an ad for your personal brand.  It’s the bling for your brand!
  3. Instant credibility almost all of the time: People dig authors and trust them.
  4. Your book is like content marketing on instant: Digital marketers say that content marketing is one of the best ways to attract traffic. Guess what? Your book is the content!
  5. People don’t just throw away books: People keep books! They like to have a book to read or refer to for specific information on hand. Your book now re-markets at no extra cost!
  6. Opportunities for Speaking Engagements: Your book can open up opportunities for you in the form of speaking engagements. You are viewed as the expert so they want to hear from you!
  7. Doing business just becomes easier now: Sending a copy of your book to a perspective client can “break the ice” when you are negotiating business. Make sure to autograph it!
  8. Press & Media Coverage: Comments from experts are what journalists look for when writing about a hot industry topic. You are basically perceived as the expert so they will need you. Authors are automatically perceived as experts!
  9. The One Investment That Pays You Back Over and Over: It does cost time and money to get your book published but it’s the best investment with the best return. Your bank account gets fat and opportunities start flowing like a stream. Sleep Dollars is the name I give it!

Check out my Podcast series “Muslimah Bossin While Raising The Next Generation” every Saturday at 12 pm to here inspiration, motivation through classes and interviews from other Boss Moms around the globe to help you in your journey to become a successful Boss Mom! Visit www.Soundcloud.com to hear previous episodes. This Month in honor of Domestic Violence awareness I am interviewing sister authors to bring awareness to writing as therapy to heal from the wounds of domestic abuse.

You can also stop by Amazon and order my book “Motivated Muslimah: Permission to Win” to begin reclaiming your energy and motivation as you journey towards becoming the best version of you! You can also go to http://www.createspace.com/7388562 and type “mmp2win” in the password field to order a copy. mmpermission2win book cover

With Love and Peaceful Journeys,

Ukhtee Walida~ “The Boss Moms Coach”

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