As we strive to grow as Women, Business Owners, and Community Leaders; we must continually be open to yielding to and heed the inner unction calling to us, reminding us that change is a necessary and essential element for continual growth. Anyone on the journey of life, especially entrepreneurship, whether you realize it or not, has committed to a lifelong journey of learning, growing, and evolving. As a part of my entrepreneurial journey, I've shed another layer of 'masking'. Yes, I speak often of unveiling and unmasking in my message. I cannot do that without being able to continue to do so myself. I will not and cannot ask others what I cannot or will not do myself. I was challenged to confront some 'internal' triggers to continue to grow both my professional and personal brand. After taking a long, hard look at myself in the mirror I am proud and humbled to say that I not only looked at the 'internal' triggers, I challenged the thought process behind them. One of the internal triggers I battled with was my inability to believe that I could be loved without having to do something to earn it. I had been conditioned to believe that I would be loved if…, I kept my appearance up, if… I kept a good home, if… I catered to the needs of others at all times, if… I (you fill in the blank for you). Until it got to a point in my life that I was burnt out with trying to accommodate the needs of others. For me, it had become a 'mask', a level of protection. I know you are probably saying what can that possibly have to do with business. Well, if my message as an international speaker is transparency, vulnerability, authenticity; then I have to be comfortable being 'authentically' me, fully embracing the skin I'm in. I cannot separate who I am from what I do; because who I am is intertwined with what I do and how I do it. As entrepreneurs, as individuals, as parents, mothers, fathers, significant others, we will encounter things that will challenge us to grow or cause us to become stagnant.
What will you do when you feel you have reached a plateau? I pray that you will make the decision to continue to evolve. I did. I am Evolving... as a Leader, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Influencer, Woman, Friend, and Christian. I pray this causes you to reflect on some of the untouched areas in your life. It may not be as personal as mine. I shared this because it affected the way I was doing 'life'... personal, professional, and otherwise. I am freer, lighter, more determined, and more focused than ever on 'Fulfilling My Dreams.” I am more focused than ever on being PRESENT in all aspects of life.
Will you make the decision today to being present authentically? Reach out to me if you’re ready to begin attaining Your Ideal Life.