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God & The Azusa Now Conference

God is so faithful and he knows when he moves... I tell EVERYBODY!!! 
So over the last year 11, 111, 1111 have been numbers that I see when God is about to move or is moving. I don't always understand it by any means, but when I start seeing it over and over again, I know that GOD is up to something. 
Well a few months back I started receiving emailed prophecies about a move of God happening in Southern California. Honestly, it didn't mean anything to me because God just moved me to Texas, but I kept reading the messages talking about the number 11.  

Well a few months ago on November 11th, 2015 (11/11) a prophet came to me and began talking to me about a few things and shared that I would be traveling to California... it didn't surprise me because Thanksgiving 2014 a prophet told me that I would be in a coliseum in California on stage, but I didn't think it meant anything for me now, but more so for later. 

Well this last Sunday 3/6/16, I woke up with the desire to attend the Azusa Now Conference in Los Angeles on April 9th, 2016. It wasn't weird per se, but I was like well since its on my heart, let me believe God for the provision to go. On my way to and from church I told God in my mind that I wanted to go, but I asked that he would grant me FAVOR with man. I asked that he would grant me favor with my flight, lodging and give me favor with preferred seating at the event... and I also asked him to SEE what I've NEVER seen before while I'm at the conference. 

Well I came home, found the conference on Facebook and clicked "Going" so that I would begin receiving any updates that they may begin to post on Facebook. I also, inboxed a few people to see if they were going and if I could stay with them..

A few hours later, a young lady I've known for a few years commented on where I clicked that I was going suggesting that we meet up for lunch... I said ok GREAT!! We started chatting in a private message when I mentioned that I needed a place to stay. She said she could help me find something and that one of her clients would be speaking at the event, which would give her PREFERRED SEATS.. my jaw dropped open. 

She messaged me back today sharing that I could stay with her at her home at NO CHARGE, she could get me to and from the airport and event... 

Let me tell you something... I know you are reading this and like oh wow praise God... but 
YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!! 

If I can be honest with you, I'm trying my very best not to break down crying as I type. 
The last 2 years have been the HARDEST YEARS OF MY LIFE... I wanted to give up on God, I cursed God at one point... like with literal curse words, but repented 2 weeks later. LOL

I mean, I remember years ago I could ask God for something and he would give it to me, just like that. I would win any contest I entered, I mean it was the most amazing time of my LIFE... 
I felt like I was the only person God loved because it was so awesome...

But to experience the hardest 2 years takes a toll on your spirit. I mean don't get me wrong, I love God, I honor God, I trust God... but its just been challenging. 

Then for this to happen.. is so monumental.

Honestly, its not even the trip, or the free room, or preferred seats... but its the fact that I am constantly reminded that he loves me, has plans for me... even though I am such a ratchet bucket of a mess (meaning I'm far from being perfect LOL) he STILL is going to do great things in and through me. 

So right now, I'm on a fast and so many things are already coming to pass... BUT... I know without a shadow of a doubt that when I step my feet on the ground in Cali and  at that conference, my life will change forever. 

I have NO IDEA what to expect.. no idea but I know God is going to do something amazing and I am honestly HONORED that me of all people, is someone that he wants to be there in the midst. 

Our God is faithful... 
I'm going to go ahead and break down crying now... I pray you will pray about attending the conference too. 

My First Date After Divorce

Sooo I recently went on a lunch date....

For those of you that are like HOLD UP... Aren't you married? Nope, not anymore. It's been almost 2 years since leaving a not so great situation, but you're gonna have to wait for the book to come out for that.... Let's focus on this date shall we...

I was asked on a lunch date recently and since I'm healed and ready to date I said sure. I'm very new to Texas and haven't been extremely social due to being busy with my businesses and such... But I did just so happen to meet this guy.

You may be asking yourself, I wonder what made her say yes to him...

Well.. He was well dressed, personable, mannerable and didn't run for the hills when I started talking about my relationship and love for Jesus... So he was already winning...

So we went to a place in Houston I've never heard of... Even though initially I objected to the type of food I saw online, but I said well he may know something I don't so let me just go.

Initially I didn't know how he knew my car, but I'm sure my VIRGINIA license plates gave me away. He approached my car, helped me out the door and with a big gigantic smile, he said hello and complimented me... Cute right?!?

As we stood in line I asked what I should order since I was new to this type of cuisine when he proceeded to say, let me order for you. My immediate thoughts went to the movie "In her shoes," where two lawyers at a law firm went to dinner... She went hesitantly, and he proceeded to order the very best meal for her... Of course she was apprehensive but allowed him to just as I did....

I wasn't impressed by his willingness to order, but my willingness to fall back and allow him to.
As we approached the table he proceeded to pulling out my chair and made sure I was OK before he sat down.

I know you ladies are like heyyyyyy... Was he black? Lol yes ladies he was black!!!

He took my hand and prayed for the meal, the conversation and the fellowship.... Good job Dude!!
And then the test to try the meal.... It was GREAT!!! Healthy for me and tasty to my belly!!

Sooooo why blog about this... Well you guys know I'm fairly transparent when I need to be and I know that there's some of you out there that have gone through a divorce, going through a divorce or in a bad dating relationship that needs to end.... But you feel like there's no way you'll meet anyone else...

While I didn't feel that way... I was embarrassed, disappointed and hurt... But YEARS ago I promised myself 1 thing... "No matter what a man does, I'll never make the next man suffer for his bad behaviors/decisions." So when I met this guy and decided to agree to a date I told myself, be in the moment and enjoy the time. Let him be him and you be you..

But I also told myself, I deserve to be treated as the prize that I am to a man. The bible says "he who finds a wife, finds a good thing and obtains favor from the lord."

I recognize my imperfections and areas of great weakness, but I more so understand who I am, what I bring to the table and how much a man will come up after being with me... And I'm not talking financially, I'm talking spiritually and everything that comes with a woman that is sold out for Jesus and fully submitted.

So if you're reading this and you've been challenged or are being challenged in your faith with being loved like you should... Then I want you to hold onto my faith... The faith of a woman that was betrayed, hurt and mistreated, but had the courage to end it, get healed, delivered and set free....

..... But also believe again.

Now I'm not in a relationship with this guy by any means. He doesn't know where I live and only got a hug outta me.... Lol!

But my point is...  My first date after divorce proved that #1 I STILL GOT IT and #2 I am the prize and worthy to be found...

Take Care XOXO

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Hey Curlfriends, 
  I wanted to chat with you all about some amazing new products I've been using. 

I've tried lots of different products the 5 years I've worn my natural hair and these products right here have proven to really love my curls. 

I started out by washing and conditioning my hair, I then applied the Curl Keeper Leave-In Conditioner and saturated it throughout my curls.. sectioned of course. 

I then applied the Curl Keeper Styling cream and did a twist set. 

My hair looks better when I allow it to air dry vs sitting under a dryer so I usually let my hair dry 
24-48 hours when I am able to. 

Unfortunately, I don't have my photos of my results, but it my hair was absolutely flawless. Not only that, I was able to keep a nice curl pattern/style for about 5 days before having to re-twist...

For natural girls, thats a miracle ain't it?!?

If you want to try this product out for your or your children, its available now at TARGET 

Be sure to print this coupon so you can get your $5 off too!! LOL

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5 Lessons I Learned My 5 Years In Business

It's been an amazing 5 years in business, some good, some bad, but more importantly the lessons I've learned along the way. You see, I've always known I would be a business owner and would be able to earn a significant amount of income from my labor, but I'll be honest with you, I had no idea what the process was going to be like... and I've had plenty of surprises along the way.

Keenya Kelly LLC and Return of the Curls is celebrating 5 years in business and we want to share with you 5 Lessons I Learned My 5 Years In Business.

1. You will work 12 - 14 hour days on a regular basis
Traditional corporate jobs start at 8am and end at 5pm with a one hour lunch break, but as an entrepreneur, you're not only lucky to have a bathroom break let alone a break for lunch.
So many days I wake up at 6am and don't get to sleep until after 1am in an effort to keep up with the demands of my business, but I'm reminded, at times if it is to be, its up to me.

2. You may make illegal mistakes
Praise God for grace because my first year in business, I was almost sued for $25,000. My mind told me that if the information was on the Internet, that it was free for me to use, until I received my first cease and desist letter.

From that point on, I was determined to write everything myself and in the end, have my personal attorney take a look at it for me.

3. A great deal of your support may come from strangers and not from your friends and family
This was by far the hardest thing I've had to deal with since being in business. My thought was that the people around me would understand the courage that it takes to step out in faith, leave your high paying corporate job for the unknown world of entrepreneurism, but I was incorrect.

The last 5 years I have come to understand that sometimes people don't support you because:
  A. They don't understand what it is that you do
  B. They could care less about what you do
  C. Some are jealous of you.

I try not to focus on either, because at the end of the day only two people care about my bills: Me and the people that I owe.

4. You're going to cry a lot
As funny as this sounds, its the truth. You are going to set goals and not hit them, you are going to have everything planned down to the T and everything go wrong. You are going to receive bad reviews from people you thought you over-delivered for and its going to make you want to quit. But truth be told, if you just give yourself a few days a a few good cries, you'll be OK.

5. You'll need to create automated systems
My first 5 years in business I had ZERO systems. I sent every email, trained each employee and everything else you could think of that  was needed to own and operate my business. I had 5000 email addresses in an excel spreadsheet, and wrote every single email for 7 months for 5 YEARS!

Every time someone was hired for our show I trained them in the job they were doing, our brand style and most times, we had to go through 2-3 people per show.

But this year, I finally realized I could record all of my trainings, and develop systems that will teach THEM in my absence.

All in all, its been an amazing 5 years in business and I'm so grateful for everything I've learned. My prayer for you as a business owner or future business owner HIRE A COACH!!!

Someone that has PROVEN business success and has proven automated business systems. I interviewed a ton of people before I hired my coaches so by the time I found them, I knew exactly what I wanted and didn't want. 

Bad Sponsors in Network Marketing with Keenya Kelly


Hey Guys!!!!! 

I was on Periscope recently teaching my followers how to operate in their Network Marketing businesses, when I was inspired to talk about: Bad Sponsors. 

This is a very passionate topic of mine, as I truly believe that if people are going to succeed in Network Marketing, that a good sponsor is what's necessary. 

Take a look at this video and you'll learn the makeup of a "Bad Sponsor," but you'll also learn about what it looks like to be a "Good Sponsor."

I hope you enjoy.... as you can see, I had a great time on Periscope. 

P.S. Make sure you come and find me on Periscope and Instagram

Why I Joined Total Life Changes


Total Life Changes has completely changed my LIFE!!
I know that sounds like a cliche' so let me tell you why. I got my start in Network Marketing back in 2002 as a Full Time college student with no industry experience but with the fire of a volcano. I had great "success" and was featured in Success From Home Magazine, but because of my EGO.. 
It all came crumbling DOWN... FAST. I left the industry in 2008 and vowed to NEVER do it again.. EVER!!

You see when you have success and lose everything, you associate the loss with what you were doing, vs with who YOU were... that was my issue. I spent the next 7 years working on myself as a person, I moved from Kentucky to Virginia and started my life over WITHOUT Network Marketing. 

I was married in 2013 and EARLY 2014 everything came crashing down before my eyes... 
I was DEVASTATED!! I got married to stay married, not to get divorced!!
With divorce comes a separation of income and a slew of emotions that I thought was going to take me out.. but here came Total Life Changes. 

I was speaking to a friend of mine regarding his success in Network Marketing and asked him to help me get my life back going. He shared that he felt like I could really excel in TLC, so I joined immediately. I honestly didn't know a lot about the company, but I trusted him with my life so I did what he told me to do... and thank God I did. It took me 3 months to get moving as I was going through the divorce process, but once I was back to normal 90 days later I was earning over $10,000 a month!! Yessss... 90 DAYS LATER!!!!!!!!

Its been an absolutely amazing journey in such a SHORT period of time, but I am super excited about whats happening and about to happen with our company. 

So far since being involved in TLC I've earned right at $85,000 (I sell a lot of Retail in cash... whoop whoop) and I promised myself that by then end of 2016, I will be a documented $500,000 earner.

... and I'm looking for folks to join me...

Will you be one?


Return of the Curls 2016 - Houston, Texas

We are super excited for Return of the Curls 2016, as this year we have decided to host this major event in HOUSTON, TEXAS!!!

As you all know, I relocated here last summer and I knew I would be crazy not to host this amazing affair in the 4th largest city of the USA with over 7 million people.

This year we will host the event Friday, July 22nd, 2016 - Sunday, July 24th at the 
JW Marriott in downtown Houston. 

I am more excited about this year than all other years COMBINED!!!

I'll be sharing more details with you all as the weeks and months go by, but today I wanted to make sure that I at least announce that we are in full swing of the show and looking forward to seeing each and every one of you. 

Be sure to visit www.returnofthecurls.com for ticket information and to subscribe to our newsletter. We are super duper excited. 

Making 2016 My Best Year EVER


Hey Everyone... Its Me Keenya Kelly...
I know its been quite a while since the last time I posted here, but believe me, I've been overwhelmingly busy breaking out of my cocoon so that I could flourish as a butterly. 
Well let me tell you what all I have been working on. As you know I went to college and obtained a degree in Communication with the ultimate goal be able to flourish as an Entrepreneur. Over the years due to the need to pay rent, utilities and eat 3 meals a day I went back into the workforce. I didn't put my entrepreneurial endeavors on hold or anything, but now devoting 40 hours per week to a job and all of the travel time and energy needed to perform well, my creativity and energy weren't where they needed to be. After moving to Houston, Texas this summer and taking time away from the WORLD to regroup and gain my footing in a new environment I'm back at it and with a vengeance. 

Some days I feel like I am the dude in the matrix with all of my amazing super powers due to all of the creativity bursting out of my and ability to execute... but one thing I realized is this: 
REST IS NEEDED. 

I had been going and going for years and was literally one step away from a break down.. LITERALLY, but praise God for the holy spirit giving me insight and obedience to slow down.. now I am back at it. I added one thing though.. I take ONE DAY a week and do NOTHING!!! Im determined not to get to that point again, so I give myself rest weekly. 

Now onto 2016...

With everything I've been working on in 2015, it has surely set me up for an amazing 2016. I have built so many of my business endeavors without the proper planning and infrastructure, but praises to God, I have begun building all different types of systems. From email marketing systems, to automated social media posts to courses online... this year so many things will be seamless all because of the systems that I took the time out to set up. 

Even with my Network Marketing business. I took a LONG time having a training website built with video content so that my team would have easy access to what they need to build global organizations. 

I realized over the last year that systems not only make life easier for everyone, but it also frees up your time to do what you love to do....

and if you didn't know by now I LOVE MARKETING!!!

This year I am determined to speak on major stages teaching companies big and small how to properly market you and your business.. but in order for me to have the time to do so, I needed to create systems... 

I've created my blueprint for my financial goals as well as igniting the systems needed to make this happen automatically......

Stay Tuned.... I am going to share more of this with you over the next few weeks.

Finding A Church

It's been 2 weeks since I  left Richmond for Houston, and while its been fun shopping for new furniture and learning how to decorate (decorating is not my thing), I must say its been a little exhausting. My whole life I've always been in church, every Sunday, even if I was acting a fool Saturday night. I knew finding a church home would be an adventure because I don't really know anyone here and those that I do know here, probably wouldn't attend the same kind of church that I prefer. Upon my arrival, I started asking Facebook ":Whats a good multi-cultural church in Houston?"
A few times I referred to Lakewood, which is Joel Osteens church and a few people referred me to Bishop I.V. Hillards church, but without going to them, I KNEW that wasn't the church for me. Not because there is anything wrong with them, but I usually have a KNOWING when its my church.

I went to one the Sunday I arrived and while everyone was super duper sweet, it wasn't my church either. This past Sunday I laid in bed and just had a conversation with God.
I said God, I'm not visiting any more churches until you tell me where to go. You are God and I trust you. So I laid around for a few hours then saw an advertisement for an event on Facebook that was going to be taking place in Dallas... it caught my eye because that was absolutely the kind of church experience I was looking for.

I sent a private message to the girl that was tagged in the flyer, but she shared that she had no idea about Houston... of which I understood. I went onto the website of the conference, their facebook page and then took to twitter. I sent a tweet to the most recent person that was on their page and within minutes she responded. She gave me her recommendation for a church and tagged the first lady as well. I thanked her and went onto that church's website and that's when it happened. The holy spirit HIT ME and said this is the church. I read a bunch of stuff on the website and started live streaming the service.

A minister gets up and starts talking about God and the Holy Spirit and honestly, all I could do was weep. I mean weeping on my couch while watching the service from my iPhone... amazing stuff huh?

Well I said OK God Ill go to the next event they have which is bible study this week.

But then something else happened... I didn't pack a lunch today, because I still haven't purchased Tupperware yet, so I look in my apps to help me find a cost efficient place to eat. I head out in the direction of the restaurant when my GPS tells me to turn on THIS street... moments later I look to my left and what do I See... THAT CHURCH!!! I couldn't passed out while driving man... ya know. I couldn't  believe it!! God was not only confirming my moving to Houston again, but where I am to go as a place of worship!!

I decided to grab my lunch and drive back to the church to eat. I sat there for about 25 minutes and after eating, all I could do was weep. Not because I was sad per se, but there's no greater feeling than to be EXACTLY where God wants you to be WHEN he wants you to be there.

You guys have no idea... the TIMING of moving to Houston was NOT what I wanted. NOT AT ALL!

I wouldn't have be bothered about moving him in a  year or so, but NOW!!!!! Honestly, I'm still a little bothered, but I'm an obedient child and God knows best. You guys will catch the rest of that stuff in one of the books coming out. LOL

But yea, I just sat there and cried. Grateful that I not only hear God, that I obey God, but that he has me right where he wants me. And even though I don't understand what's going on.... he has me right where he wants me and there is great comfort in that.

Praise God....

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A Marketing Strategist & Motivational Speaker

Keenya Kelly has been in the industry of Network Marketing for over 10 years and grown a sales force of over 30,000 distributors in less than one year.

New Author of the Ebook Network Marketing 101.

As CEO of Return of the Curls, we host nation-wide events for women of all ethnicities with curly hair. As the owner I am responsible for Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Event Planning, Accounting etc.

After college, I joined a network marketing organization. With my networking, leadership and selling abilities I was able to build an organization, from one person (me), to over 5,000 selling representatives, as well as being featured in the May 2005 issue of Success From Home magazine.

I have always had the desire to own and operate businesses, as well as to travel the world as a motivational speaker, teaching and educating women on how to launch their own success businesses.

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Business Description

Keenya Kelly LLC and Return of the Curls came to be due to my need as an African American woman to be able to embrace my naturally curly hair and to forgo applying chemicals that were harmful to my hair and body.

In 2010, I launched an event with a friend of mine from church, in an effort to assist other women whom we were associated with, to help them care for their hair. The goal of this event was to assist 100 women through a four hour event and charge them $5 for entry. After this event, we were able to sell 27 vendor spaces for $50 as well as 500 tickets at the rate of $5 per ticket.

At these events, women were not only able to purchase hair products from local small businesses, but gained a wealth of knowledge on how to care for their naturally curly hair, as well as to connect with professional hair stylists to assist them with their hair journey.

The reason Return of the Curls is successful is because African American women need to be educated regarding the effects of using chemicals found in relaxers, and how they have been known to cause cancer as well as forms of alopecia. Our shows work with international companies, whom we fly into our events, to offer free products and education to our consumers and leave them with the necessary information to make the transition from chemically treating their hair to embracing their naturally curly hair.

We were able to host a Natural Hair Expo in Richmond, Va with over 1500 attendees and 50 small businesses as a first event.

My biggest challenge so far with my company has been getting local leaders to show their support. We have an amazing amount of support from small business owners and consumers, but major local businesses have yet to come to show their support.

My ultimate goal is to host 4 shows a year in the United States and 2 internationally.

I am most proud that while I have a great sales/marketing background, I have been able to build a massive social media platform of over 3000 Facebook followers and 2900 Instagram followers.