The question of so many is what does God want for me? Often we view God as the big bad guy in opposition when in reality, he loves us deeply. He wants us to be happy. He doesn’t delight in our pain or weakness. When we are hurting, he is there for us. When we rejoice, he rejoices with us. He wants your marriage to work, your child to succeed—your business to take off, and your happiness all around. God is working for us, not against us. At times we believe that God is in opposition when bad things happen. Sometimes we bring bad things upon ourselves, and sometimes they just happen. This is when we should turn to God, not try to turn him off. He is with us in our suffering and our loss. It is God that we will dwell with forever.💙🖤🌌
Zina Hermez authored the best-selling book, “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and over 250 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her upcoming book, “Not Without God: Hope In the Storm” will be out later this year. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help other people. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and Suite T blog among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, or Twitter.
I had the greatest time at “Living Legends of Entrepreneurial Marketing” at Carnegie Hall in New York this past weekend! No words can describe it. It was a three day conference, but like none I have ever been to before! It went beyond my expectations.
Ice-T & his wife, Coco, Martha Stewart, and other speakers were there! Steve Larsen (the funnel hacker, whose built 500 funnels for Russell Brunson), Walter O’Brien (Scorpion, the ‘smartest man in the world’), Dylan Howard (Chief editor of the National Enquirer, Chief content officer of American media), Hal Elrod (best-selling author), Micheal Gerber, Alex Mandossian, and Jerry Greenfield (of Ben & Jerry’s), who served me with a scoop of butter pecan ice cream, were all there!
I was a VIP at the event, and more TV and radio personalities attended along with actors and writers, there were even ‘Film Fest’ awards! By the way, I got a director’s contact number.😉
THEN, there was a BOAT cruise that was soo much fun!!!! I had to pinch myself. A deluxe dinner cruise up the Hudson River on the beautiful Bateaux New York, we saw the Statue of Liberty up close!
I got to see some other great sights in New York, also, and made new friends!
The food was delicious and the weekend was so special! There were drinks, networking, dancing and music. Everyone was really nice and enjoying themselves! It was a once in a lifetime experience!
People came in from Australia, Denmark, Norway, and Canada! It was a growth experience I will never forget it.
… pictures and stories cannot even do it justice! You had to be there! But that’s just the thing, not EVERYONE could be so I want to share some more pics.
I even got to go to a little Italian restaurant and eat “mezze” and enjoy a glass of wine (or two😉), near Times Square right in the heart of New York! It’s underground, the kind of restaurant you would find in the movie “Godfather!”
There was a lot more I don’t have time to include right now, but finally, I wanted to add some popular quotes. I took A LOT of notes, and these were the ones that I picked out to share!
• “As an entrepreneur, you are going to fail! Do not give up!” ~Ice-T
• “Be PRESENT. Find what the “secret” is for you!” ~Michael Gerber
• “Story is what people buy, they never buy the product!” ~Steve Larsen
• “It doesn’t matter what you sell, the product is YOU!!!” ~Clint Arthur
• “It is WHO you are and WHO you are perceived to be, that is the game!” ~Clint Arthur
• “By the time you’re clients come to you, they should ALREADY have come to you, IF they can get to you!!!!” ~Clint Arthur
• “The marketing of what you do, IS more important than what you do!” ~Clint Arthur
• “ You are able to position your brand or cause by the POWER of celebrity.” ~Dylan Howard
• “The PROCESS is critical, NOT the product!” ~Michael Gerber
I was surrounded by beautiful and accomplished people: doctors, innovators, people who create solar energy, manage cyber security, one of them talked about developing medicine dispensers, and there were leaders in construction.
I thought, how did I get here, and how am I sitting among these people with SO much wealth and talent, it was a miracle!
Zina Hermez authored, “NotWithout God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and 200+ of her very own blog articles. She works as an English teacher in the Detroit area and has been an educator for twenty years. She’s had the privilege of working with thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. She’s taught at automotive corporations like General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Bosch, and Mercedes-Benz. She began her own teaching services incorporating math and other subjects. Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity and you can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.