“Honey, hold on cuz this is gonna be a wild ride…”
That’s what I felt like my soul was telling me 5 years ago when I decided to start my own business.
If you told me even 6 years ago that I would go from selling tees that incorporated my poetry, to showing my collection at Houston Fashion Week, to helping private clients to build their own inspiring beauty brands, to now building a group online branding course for introverted leaders, I would have told you that you were totally crazy! Seriously.
My former self needed things to be proven to her before she believed. She needed to understand how things worked before she took action. She needed to feel that she was totally in control.
Until Life showed her what she was made of and who she was born to Be.
Trust me, my journey thus far has been incredibly life-affirming, but has also been some of my darkest times.
To get to where I am today, I had to have the courage and faith that I could make it through to the other side of a major career loss, debilitating illness, and the loss of my father. There were days that I didn’t know how I would pay my bills, much less continue on with my business. I’ve had plenty of days that I wanted to straight up give up.
But that inner voice would not let me. Even when I was on the brink of giving up, the inner fortitude of my soul would not let me fall.
I had to surrender who I thought I was to truly know who I am. See, I now know so deeply that I am being supported my Life.
I’ve learned to not force things. Where there is effortlessness, ease and grace I follow. Where there is not, I don’t. I’ve essentially learned to get out of my own way.
My whole life, I thought I had to struggle and prove my worth in order to experience “success.”
My newly defined success is so much more sweeter because it goes well beyond my own. I am helping women connect who they are born to be, natural leaders of beauty. A beauty that comes from deep within and naturally radiates out in their own authentic voice. I am so honored to help these women serve the way they have always a dreamed of for themselves.
I share all of this with you to remind you of your own fortitude. You have an inner strength that can overcome ANYTHING. Your spirit is stronger than any fear or obstacle that may come your way. You have the power to transform any challenge into something that will ultimately serve you.
You’re born with what it takes. You are always supported. Your inner voice is your guide.
You are brilliant and bold. You have nothing to prove and nothing to lose.
You are born to live out your greatness. On your own terms. Believe it. Share it. We are all waiting.
Would love to know what challenges you’ve overcome to help you to get where you want to be. Share your comments below. Thank you for being brave!