For most of my adult life, I have always been just an idea. My identity was wrapped up inside of multiple people’s expectations and ideas of whom they thought I should be. I realized a few days ago it was time for things to change.
In the last two weeks, I have attended two different business conferences. At the first one, I ended up in a class about going Live on Facebook and left transformed. I had no idea that the mental mindset behind effectively going LIVE on social media was tied into how I perceive myself not how others perceive me. Now that was shocking!
Who I am was no longer about what someone else thought about me? Seriously? Okay, so I made a vow to start going LIVE as I work through this new revelation. Then can business conference number 2. This one shook me to my core. The Atlanta Business League Super Tuesday Event was mind-blowing. To sit among CEOs and watch not only their interaction with one another but with every other person in the room was amazing. As I sat among women being honoured for accomplishing major moves in the Atlanta business market I found myself counting my coins to make sure I could pay for parking.
Let’s rewind that. As I sat in a room full of millionaires I was worried about having less
As I sat in a room full of millionaires I was worried about having less than twenty dollars for parking. Can you imagine the internal conflict that was flowing in that moment? I did happen to have JUST enough to pay for parking but in that moment I realized it was time to make a change. It was time to emulate the greatness I had just spent the day admiring. How did they do it? How were they so professional, posed and polished? How was this group of 100 top African American Business Leaders so successful? Well, this is what I plan to find out in the coming months.
The icing on the cake (pun intended) was after I went to a weekly meeting with a former client. I like going to sit in her office and spill my life to her without judgement. She said I wouldn’t be free to be me until I released all of my baggage. Friday morning I did just that.
I’ve never been freer in my entire life then I am right now. Free as a bird. Soaring as high as I can possibly go for the hopes that these dream’s I’ve always wanted to accomplish will become real soon.