Step on my journey!

Step on my journey!

Strange thoughts...

Ever since Beijing was a wee little lassie in between the ages of 6-10, she always had such peculiar thoughts. Growing up in a family who believes in Christ & devotes their lives to following Him, Beijing too had the desire to follow Him. And after reading the infamous Bible stories of Noah, Esther, David, Joshua, Joseph & the others, her thoughts always left her in a place of confusion. She thought… “If God could use those people, then why can’t he use us? Well, why can’t He use me? What about me makes me not fit for the job?” 

Purpose revealed...

Later on, when Beijing turned a decade (10), her mum came into the bedroom of her and her older sister, Brazil at 13, saying, “Girls! If you could figure out God’s will for your life, then you’re living!” Beijing had no doubt in her mind, that this was the next step on her journey for allowing God to use her life to change the world for his purposes. Immediately after she asked her mum what does ‘will’ mean? She got on her knees and started praying, “Lord, what is your will for my life?” She kids you not. Food, shelter, family, school, church… None of those things mattered to Beijing. The only thing she prayed for was, “Lord, what is your will for my life?” She prayed non-stop, every day until she got a response from God. Finally, 2 years later, on a mundane, sunny afternoon in Nassau, The Bahamas on October 27th 2007, as Beijing was closing her window she heard God speak to her saying: “Beijing, I want you to lead the youth!” Immediately, she brought her mum in the room, told her what happened & decided to start a Non-Profit Organisation called: IOT – It’s Our Turn. She got to work, trying to come up with a Mission Statement.

The wilderness...
  • Imagine wandering around the wilderness for 9 years… Well, from 2007 to 2016, that’s exactly what Beijing did. From countless days and nights of confusion, discouragement, loneliness, insecurity, Beijing had no idea the direction God wanted to take IOT. She had no idea what it even meant to lead the youth as a youth herself. She had so many questions that needed to be answered. But no matter what, she never gave up. In times of pit bottom, she always told herself, “If she doesn’t do it, who will?”
  • Finally in January 2016, when Beijing was wandering the world in Pichilemu, Chile to take surf & Spanish classes. This is when she had her ‘Wake Up Moment.’ She revealed how IOT was going to create its spiral effect to change the world one city at a time, known as, ‘The IOT Equation 4 Change.’ And the only reason she had this ‘Wake Up Moment’ was due to her having to do a presentation in Spanish explaining IOT. So, it was definitely more of a panic reaction. Finally, 5 months later, summer came and Beijing was determined to let this summer be the time for IOT to put its mark on the map. The historical event, ‘#IOTSummer2Remember2016’ was the final step taken, where she and her team opened the doors for young people in Nassau, The Bahamas to join the organisation. At the end of ‘#IOTSummer2Remember2016’, Beijing asked Jesus, “What’s next?” He said, “You’re not going to start IOT HUBS (Headquarters) around the world, but IOT Clubs, which is where the ‘The IOT Equation 4 Change’ takes place. We launched the IOT Club Project that Fall 2016 & to date, IOT is in 4 cities around the world (IOT Nassau, Bahamas, IOT Santiago, Chile, IOT Kissimmee, USA & IOT Lagos, Nigeria) empowering the young generation to be a part of something bigger than themselves by starting their own projects.
Wake Up & Deviate...

While IOT’s spiral effect was beginning to turn, Beijing found her passion while traveling. On the last day of 2013 she started a Blog called: Eyes of Beijing, so she could share her experiences during her study abroad with loved ones & strangers scattered around the globe. Well, the period from 2013 to 2016, Beijing soon found out that when you take your first step into deviation by not letting the fear of the unknown cripple you into missing the opportunity to be the best you-you can be, there’s no walking backward. After blogging, that step led her to vlogging on Youtube, to being asked to speak at high schools & youth groups in Chile, The Bahamas, Haiti & Mexico, and also, becoming an Entrepreneur by selling t-shirts with Beijing’s beloved phrase: Wake Up & Deviate from the Norm. Eyes of Beijing was no longer just a blog, but a lifestyle business brand. 

Operation Barefoot...
  • Then, it hit her. Her worst year ever. From the end of 2016, lasting until August 2017. Insecurity, judgment, sex, dating, faith, anxiety, worry, depression, the fear of missing out, anger, fear, pain infested her mind. These were some of the many emotions & topics she STRUGGLED with during that year! As she reflected on her worse year ever, she concluded that what hit her the hardest was the inefficiency of human productivity, the constant chatter that kept rhyming tunes that she’s not good enough (which she likes to call: the fight inside), her search for Jesus to guide her on her next step, the constant battle of not allowing society to dictate what she believes even though it’s unpopular, & battling an unhealthy relationship that she couldn’t shake off. You’re probably thinking she’s weak. But to her, her world was turned upside down to the point of depression. Shoots, the fact she was depressed made her even more depressed. Finally, she decided to stop crying every week, stop cuddling in her bed blocking out thoughts by watching Netflix every weekend & dealt with the problem straight on. So what did she do? She gave this season a name: Operation Barefoot AND she got productive!
  • Firstly, she decided to pour all of her negative energy into art. The art of Spoken Word. Writing Spoken Word poems about the topics she struggled with: Sex, dating, body image etc. Secondly, While she was home in Nassau, Bahamas she signed up to be a Volunteer on the Logos Hope Ship, which is the largest floating bookfair in the world. For the two weeks, Beijing volunteered on the ship, even though she was struggling with her worst year ever, it was one of the BEST experiences of her life. And on the final day working there, her life was changed due to two lines in an infamous song called, “When the music Fades/Heart of Worship.” Now mind you, during this entire time, she wasn’t in the best mood. God still didn’t reveal her next step for her life, and she just felt hopeless. So during this time of singing, she wasn’t really paying attention. Yet, when the song got to the chorus: “It’s all about you, it’s about you Jesus.” Something in her spirit WOKE UP & said, “Beijing, its not about you, its about me!” She cried. Like a baby. Immediately after devotional time, a friend came to her and said, “Beijing, don’t worry! Jesus sees your heart and he is going to take you to places that you could never imagine.” *Drop the microphone* That’s all she needed to hear.
  • LONNNGGG STORY SHORT… Keep in mind, Beijing’s vision was to be a Youth International Speaker.
  • Two weeks later she found herself in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After being in the DR for at least 2 weeks prior, she was asked to speak at a youth group called: Casa Del Altisimo. Um. What? She thought about what her friend told her: Jesus is going to take you to places you could never imagine. And that’s exactly what happened. She was asked to do the very thing she believed she was born to do: Motivationally speak to a group of young people to empower them to step into the greatness they were created for with confidence. By the end of her trip, Beijing decided to step into a new wilderness, on October 1st 2017 until the last day of 2017, by deleting the distractions that were consuming her time & effecting her negatively (social media) to get into a closer relationship with Jesus for direction.
That 1 Decision
  • It all began on December 14th 2014, the last day of her study abroad in Los Angeles, California after the professor allowed her class to open Pandora’s box enabling them to ask any question about their faith. Beijing asked herself the most frightful but imperative question: “Why do I believe what I believe?” This question began the 4-year journey of her seeking Jesus and discovering for herself, “Who is He? Why is He so important? How did He live his life? How am I supposed to follow Him? And what does He mean to me?” (As you’ve read prior, this journey includes Beijing’s 1st “Wilderness” experience, her paths of “Wake Up & Deviate” and “Operation Barefoot.”)

  • Fast forward to Summer July 2018 in Nassau, The Bahamas, when Beijing felt completely lost, AGAIN. She decided concrete answers and action were her only hope. So, she dedicated 5 days of her summer to a fast of only drinking water and coffee asking the Lord 1 question: “What is next for my life in September 2018, do you want me to do a Discipleship Training School in Mexico or return to Chile?” What happened throughout the next 5 days, changed Beijing’s life forever. Jesus transformed her heart, mind & spirit on struggles and perspectives she has been wrestling with since she embarked on the 4-year journey. Beijing became a born-again believer deciding to make that 1 decision to die to her selfish desires to finally live FULLY for Him. On the last day of the fast, as she was reading John 16:31, Jesus asked her one final time, “Beijing, do you finally believe?” Coming to grips to the realisation that life is not about her but only meant to give God glory in everything she does, were the 2 missing points that kept her in her wilderness. 

  • Through it all, Jesus told Beijing to return to Chile to work on the new vision that He gave her in May 2018 called: That 1 Decision. An entertainment Ministry that tours around the world putting on Christian productions with an Altar Call at the end, giving the audience an opportunity to make that 1 decision, choosing to live for Jesus wholeheartedly. Just as Beijing did on the 5 Day Fast. Furthermore, on August 23rd 2018, Beijing returned to Chile. And on Saturday, September 1st 2018, she began her new lifestyle of productivity by consistently eating well, exercising, waking up early, focusing only on her 7 PRIORITIES & writing the script for the first “That 1 Decision” production.  

The Journey continues...
  • Beijing is still on the path of chasing freedom, and she is ready for the lifetime struggle it will teach her. But all of these paths in Beijing’s life has taught her something she will never forget: “Your struggle is your story!”What is Beijing doing now?
  • She is an International Speaker, Coach, Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur & Author. Living a life of freedom & the life she was created for using her voice as a mouthpiece to inspire the young generation to invest in themselves while their young, just as she did.
Strange thoughts...

Ever since Beijing was a wee little lassie in between the ages of 6-10, she always had such peculiar thoughts. Growing up in a family who believes in Christ & devotes their lives to following Him, Beijing too had the desire to follow Him. And after reading the infamous Bible stories of Noah, Esther, David, Joshua, Joseph & the others, her thoughts always left her in a place of confusion. She thought… “If God could use those people, then why can’t he use us? Well, why can’t He use me? What about me makes me not fit for the job?” 

Purpose revealed...

Later on, when Beijing turned a decade (10), her mum came into the bedroom of her and her older sister, Brazil at 13, saying, “Girls! If you could figure out God’s will for your life, then you’re living!” Beijing had no doubt in her mind, that this was the next step on her journey for allowing God to use her life to change the world for his purposes. Immediately after she asked her mum what does ‘will’ mean? She got on her knees and started praying, “Lord, what is your will for my life?” She kids you not. Food, shelter, family, school, church… None of those things mattered to Beijing. The only thing she prayed for was, “Lord, what is your will for my life?” She prayed non-stop, every day until she got a response from God. Finally, 2 years later, on a mundane, sunny afternoon in Nassau, The Bahamas on October 27th 2007, as Beijing was closing her window she heard God speak to her saying: “Beijing, I want you to lead the youth!” Immediately, she brought her mum in the room, told her what happened & decided to start a Non-Profit Organisation called: IOT – It’s Our Turn. She got to work, trying to come up with a Mission Statement.

The wilderness...
  • Imagine wandering around the wilderness for 9 years… Well, from 2007 to 2016, that’s exactly what Beijing did. From countless days and nights of confusion, discouragement, loneliness, insecurity, Beijing had no idea the direction God wanted to take IOT. She had no idea what it even meant to lead the youth as a youth herself. She had so many questions that needed to be answered. But no matter what, she never gave up. In times of pit bottom, she always told herself, “If she doesn’t do it, who will?”
  • Finally in January 2016, when Beijing was wandering the world in Pichilemu, Chile to take surf & Spanish classes. This is when she had her ‘Wake Up Moment.’ She revealed how IOT was going to create its spiral effect to change the world one city at a time, known as, ‘The IOT Equation 4 Change.’ And the only reason she had this ‘Wake Up Moment’ was due to her having to do a presentation in Spanish explaining IOT. So, it was definitely more of a panic reaction. Finally, 5 months later, summer came and Beijing was determined to let this summer be the time for IOT to put its mark on the map. The historical event, ‘#IOTSummer2Remember2016’ was the final step taken, where she and her team opened the doors for young people in Nassau, The Bahamas to join the organisation. At the end of ‘#IOTSummer2Remember2016’, Beijing asked Jesus, “What’s next?” He said, “You’re not going to start IOT HUBS (Headquarters) around the world, but IOT Clubs, which is where the ‘The IOT Equation 4 Change’ takes place. We launched the IOT Club Project that Fall 2016 & to date, IOT is in 4 cities around the world (IOT Nassau, Bahamas, IOT Santiago, Chile, IOT Kissimmee, USA & IOT Lagos, Nigeria) empowering the young generation to be a part of something bigger than themselves by starting their own projects.
Wake Up & Deviate...

While IOT’s spiral effect was beginning to turn, Beijing found her passion while traveling. On the last day of 2013 she started a Blog called: Eyes of Beijing, so she could share her experiences during her study abroad with loved ones & strangers scattered around the globe. Well, the period from 2013 to 2016, Beijing soon found out that when you take your first step into deviation by not letting the fear of the unknown cripple you into missing the opportunity to be the best you-you can be, there’s no walking backward. After blogging, that step led her to vlogging on Youtube, to being asked to speak at high schools & youth groups in Chile, The Bahamas, Haiti & Mexico, and also, becoming an Entrepreneur by selling t-shirts with Beijing’s beloved phrase: Wake Up & Deviate from the Norm. Eyes of Beijing was no longer just a blog, but a lifestyle business brand. 

Operation Barefoot...
  • Then, it hit her. Her worst year ever. From the end of 2016, lasting until August 2017. Insecurity, judgment, sex, dating, faith, anxiety, worry, depression, the fear of missing out, anger, fear, pain infested her mind. These were some of the many emotions & topics she STRUGGLED with during that year! As she reflected on her worse year ever, she concluded that what hit her the hardest was the inefficiency of human productivity, the constant chatter that kept rhyming tunes that she’s not good enough (which she likes to call: the fight inside), her search for Jesus to guide her on her next step, the constant battle of not allowing society to dictate what she believes even though it’s unpopular, & battling an unhealthy relationship that she couldn’t shake off. You’re probably thinking she’s weak. But to her, her world was turned upside down to the point of depression. Shoots, the fact she was depressed made her even more depressed. Finally, she decided to stop crying every week, stop cuddling in her bed blocking out thoughts by watching Netflix every weekend & dealt with the problem straight on. So what did she do? She gave this season a name: Operation Barefoot AND she got productive!
  • Firstly, she decided to pour all of her negative energy into art. The art of Spoken Word. Writing Spoken Word poems about the topics she struggled with: Sex, dating, body image etc. Secondly, While she was home in Nassau, Bahamas she signed up to be a Volunteer on the Logos Hope Ship, which is the largest floating bookfair in the world. For the two weeks, Beijing volunteered on the ship, even though she was struggling with her worst year ever, it was one of the BEST experiences of her life. And on the final day working there, her life was changed due to two lines in an infamous song called, “When the music Fades/Heart of Worship.” Now mind you, during this entire time, she wasn’t in the best mood. God still didn’t reveal her next step for her life, and she just felt hopeless. So during this time of singing, she wasn’t really paying attention. Yet, when the song got to the chorus: “It’s all about you, it’s about you Jesus.” Something in her spirit WOKE UP & said, “Beijing, its not about you, its about me!” She cried. Like a baby. Immediately after devotional time, a friend came to her and said, “Beijing, don’t worry! Jesus sees your heart and he is going to take you to places that you could never imagine.” *Drop the microphone* That’s all she needed to hear.
  • LONNNGGG STORY SHORT… Keep in mind, Beijing’s vision was to be a Youth International Speaker.
  • Two weeks later she found herself in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After being in the DR for at least 2 weeks prior, she was asked to speak at a youth group called: Casa Del Altisimo. Um. What? She thought about what her friend told her: Jesus is going to take you to places you could never imagine. And that’s exactly what happened. She was asked to do the very thing she believed she was born to do: Motivationally speak to a group of young people to empower them to step into the greatness they were created for with confidence. By the end of her trip, Beijing decided to step into a new wilderness, on October 1st 2017 until the last day of 2017, by deleting the distractions that were consuming her time & effecting her negatively (social media) to get into a closer relationship with Jesus for direction.
That 1 Decision
  • It all began on December 14th 2014, the last day of her study abroad in Los Angeles, California after the professor allowed her class to open Pandora’s box enabling them to ask any question about their faith. Beijing asked herself the most frightful but imperative question: “Why do I believe what I believe?” This question began the 4-year journey of her seeking Jesus and discovering for herself, “Who is He? Why is He so important? How did He live his life? How am I supposed to follow Him? And what does He mean to me?” (As you’ve read prior, this journey includes Beijing’s 1st “Wilderness” experience, her paths of “Wake Up & Deviate” and “Operation Barefoot.”)

  • Fast forward to Summer July 2018 in Nassau, The Bahamas, when Beijing felt completely lost, AGAIN. She decided concrete answers and action were her only hope. So, she dedicated 5 days of her summer to a fast of only drinking water and coffee asking the Lord 1 question: “What is next for my life in September 2018, do you want me to do a Discipleship Training School in Mexico or return to Chile?” What happened throughout the next 5 days, changed Beijing’s life forever. Jesus transformed her heart, mind & spirit on struggles and perspectives she has been wrestling with since she embarked on the 4-year journey. Beijing became a born-again believer deciding to make that 1 decision to die to her selfish desires to finally live FULLY for Him. On the last day of the fast, as she was reading John 16:31, Jesus asked her one final time, “Beijing, do you finally believe?” Coming to grips to the realisation that life is not about her but only meant to give God glory in everything she does, were the 2 missing points that kept her in her wilderness. 

  • Through it all, Jesus told Beijing to return to Chile to work on the new vision that He gave her in May 2018 called: That 1 Decision. An entertainment Ministry that tours around the world putting on Christian productions with an Altar Call at the end, giving the audience an opportunity to make that 1 decision, choosing to live for Jesus wholeheartedly. Just as Beijing did on the 5 Day Fast. Furthermore, on August 23rd 2018, Beijing returned to Chile. And on Saturday, September 1st 2018, she began her new lifestyle of productivity by consistently eating well, exercising, waking up early, focusing only on her 7 PRIORITIES & writing the script for the first “That 1 Decision” production.  

The Journey continues...
  • Beijing is still on the path of chasing freedom, and she is ready for the lifetime struggle it will teach her. But all of these paths in Beijing’s life has taught her something she will never forget: “Your struggle is your story!”What is Beijing doing now?
  • She is an International Speaker, Coach, Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur & Author. Living a life of freedom & the life she was created for using her voice as a mouthpiece to inspire the young generation to invest in themselves while their young, just as she did.

Empowerment:
IOT – It’s Our Turn

Empowerment:
IOT – It’s Our Turn

Create your spiral effect
to be a part of something
greater than yourself!

Create your spiral effect
to be a part of something
greater than yourself!

Entrepreneurship:
Eyes of Beijing

Entrepreneurship:
Eyes of Beijing

Step into the greatness you were
created for by investing in
yourself while you’re young!

Step into the greatness you
were created for by investing in
yourself while you’re young!

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