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Dolores Seright is Shattering Barriers

Posted: 04/11/2012 1:10 pm

Dolores Seright had everything. She was a successful career woman who lived in a beautiful home and had an adoring family. She was living the dream life until the day she got the news that she had stage three breast cancer. Faced with the reality of her own mortality, Mrs. Seright decided that she wanted to leave a legacy for her children and grandchildren to follow. Her book, Shattering Barriers, is that legacy. It features more than twenty women's stories from distress to success, starting with her own. Mrs. Seright believes that their stories, accompanied by her advice, would be a beacon of light for her family to follow.

While she was writing Shattering Barriers, Dolores was aggressively fighting breast cancer without losing touch with her career. Mrs. Seright subsequently had a mastectomy and went through intense chemotherapy sessions and radiation treatments. Notwithstanding her debilitating illness, she forged ahead and helped her branch in the pharmaceutical sales industry rank first in the company.

When Dolores asked if she could interview me, I was honored to collaborate with her. My chapter in Shattering Barriers speaks about self-esteem. My past has been at times dark and terrifying and by telling my story my greatest hope is to help young girls who have been through similar circumstances. I created "The Self-Esteem Regime" where I underline the importance of looking good, feeling good, being good, and doing good. I hope that through Dolores' book and my "Self-Esteem Regime" I can help women and girls understand the importance of knowing, liking, and trusting themselves. If girls and women make the best of their appearance, health, skills, and mindset, then they will truly live their greater good.

Dolores' message is this: You can do anything! Whatever goal you set, you can achieve. Because of Mrs. Seright's much deserved success, I asked her what she thought the most important step is to reaching one's full potential. Dolores replied, "You must look at yourself and ask: What am I passionate about? What am I willing to step out of my comfort zone for? Then learn the skills you need to make it happen." She has done exactly that. Each woman in her book did exactly that. And you can too. All you need to do is find what you love, believe in yourself, and get moving!

Her determination to make a difference, enjoy life, and stay alive helped Dolores win her fight against breast cancer and a plethora of enthusiastic followers. Today, Dolores is happy, still working full-time, and spreading her message of hope and inspiration to women everywhere. Dolores Seright is truly Shattering Barriers.

By Clarissa Burt with Brooke Smith

Shattering Barriers is now available on Amazon.