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Check Out Le’Shundia Porter’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Le’Shundia Porter.

Hi Le’Shundia, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Since I was a young girl, I always had a passion for writing, I always kept diaries, I loved to write about my day, write poems, and also songs. As I became a young woman in college I began to write about my dreams and goals and things I wanted to accomplish, not knowing at the time I was creating my future narrative. I’ve always been that go to person in my circle for advice. I have always been that positive person to uplift and motivate others to overcome fears and step out on faith. I am a true believer that with faith in God and yourself you will and can accomplish all your heart desires.

In 2015, I graduated with my Master’s feeling on top of the world and accomplished. The promise I made to my grandmother in her dying hour I kept and exceeded beyond her imagination. This moment in time was the happiest in my life, but that would soon change rapidly I finally took the courage to leave a toxic relationship, I found myself being evicted from my apartment, and no place to go. I had never been so embarrassed in my life to come to where I called home to find all my personal belonging outside, all I could do was cry. I was homeless, living in my car, with no plan,

For a while, I had stopped writing in my journal. But at this time I had a phone and I could type notes. I remember I would drive downtown in Atlanta and find a parking deck, I would drive to the very top to overlook the city, and I would type notes to myself, in that note I would write my thoughts, messages to God, I would type ideas, and make notes about my future, even in my worst of times I managed to stay positive, because I knew this situation couldn’t get any worst but only better with time.

I eventually move back home to Alabama for a new start. One day I ran across some journals that I had packed away in a box and I began to go through them and as I read them I realized a lot of the things I planned had actually happened it was mind-blowing to me. I wrote and it happened. Now it was time to make some new plans. I started researching journaling and came across this word I never even heard before called Manifestation creating something from an idea into reality. I had been doing this for years and not knowing it had a name. In my thirst for knowledge, I came across scripting and vision boards. I had no idea this was a thing. I wanted to tell everyone that came in my path. I then one day planned my first vision board party it was a success, I have been hosting vision board parties for the past 4 years in different places such as Georgia and Alabama. I look forward to hosting my first vision board party here in San Antonio, TX.

When the pandemic hit, I was working from home, I started back writing and it help me through these uncertain times, help me become more hopeful for my future. I felt if I could get through this and still thrive, I can make it through anything. I got an idea to start creating journals to create a space for people to get inspired and starting writing down their dreams, hopes, in hopes to open their minds that the future is created with our words, and with believing in our words we can make them tangible.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It hasn’t been a smooth road because at a point I didn’t know where to start, I had an idea, but I didn’t know exactly how I was going to make it happen. I was clueless on how to create my journals, plan a vision board party, or where to go and how to get it done. I remember one day just deciding what I would title my first journal. I wrote it down I would name my first journal The Billionaire Mindset, simply because I feel sometimes as humans we sell ourselves short, we short change our dreams and we have to get out the box and think bigger, and have faith we can do it. I love the saying if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough. Creating that title was the first step to bringing it to life, Then next was my actions putting in the work researching, creating my designs, trial and error and then finally publishing my creation. I have now published my 4th journal My Vision, Write it, Make it Plain. Which the idea came from a scripture in the Bible Habakkuk 2:2-3 Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. That scripture is so inspiring because we never know what day, what time these dreams going to happen, but know its on the way!

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a motivational influencer, digital content creator, weight loss coach, publish author that creates motivational journals, and motivational T-shirts. My goal is to inspire people to reach their goals, and to let go of fear and live life to its fullest. I am most proud of introducing many women and men to the idea of creating what it is they want in life, to go after what they want, helping encourage them to just get started. I use my social media platform with my weight loss journey to show people that anything is possible. If I can do it, you can too. I’ve lost 30 pounds so far and helped many get started in their weight loss process just by posting my journey. What sets me apart is that I understand and have experienced the power of creating thoughts and ideas and have manifested opportunities, people and things. I have help many people create what it is they want simply by the understanding changing their mindsets is key, believing in themselves, writing their vision and ideas down, just taking initiative towards the first steps to making that vision happen. A lot of us want to accomplish many things, but we never take first steps to making it happen, it’s all a process, obstacles will try to get in the way, but never give up, keep moving forward, because there are amazing days ahead!

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
First I will give credit to God for my mind, my creativity and my purpose. I appreciate my daughter Londyn Resto, for being my why, I have always been the one motivating others, I myself need motivation too and she is my go to for my motivation she helps me to keep going to keep that positive mindset when things get tough. I cherish my family and friends for always being so supportive of my endeavors, and for always being a listening ear for my adventures and ideas. Special thanks to my mentor Stormy Wellington for always being present, encouraging me, mediation, and inspiring me to keep Growing and Going!

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