Let's face it: the world can be a scary, unfair place, full of obstacles, difficult choices and inequities -- and that's especially true for at-risk children and children raised in single-parent households, such as I was.
Sometimes when we are getting ready to move on or make a transition, we might begin to shut down and stop receiving the things in our life that we already have. We pull away before the move has even happened.
You know the voice inside of your head that sometimes says, "You're ready! You're ready for the next level of growth!" And then there's another voice that might say, "Why? Why do you need that? Why are you moving on?" Right now, I'm going through just that.
Remember the old adage, 'It's all about who you know?' Well, it's who you know -- along with who they know, and to whom they are willing to introduce you. The Connector willingly opens up their network to help move your business forward.
We spent a incredible evening at a Cannes Film Festival after party and fashion show. When we got here, I was having a lot of FauxType issues come up. I wondered, 'Is this really OK? Is this really OK to live this way??!'
Even at a very early age, I faced elementary and middle-school teachers who were more interested in educating boys in math and science and rarely even allowed a girl to answer a challenging question or solve the problem at the board.
Tracie Grubb found her calling as a franchisee shortly after Hurricane Katrina washed away her home just days after her wedding. Instead of retreating when devastation struck, Tracie turned to business ownership as a way to rebuild her life, while also following her passion.
In villages where the elder (always a man) dictates everything from what you wear to whom you marry to when you speak, how do these educated, smart girls choose to become a pediatrician who never marries and likes stilettos over saris?
"Try not to get caught up in the gender debate. Find your passion, build a business that can make money, establish traction and surround yourself with a solid team. Keep that focus and you'll realize success."
An exceptional life demands that one find a cause in life's journey that warrants an immediate and sincere desire to champion beyond one's current accomplishments for a lifetime of transformational living.
"Balancing those three personas is something I have learned to take on a weekly basis -- some weeks I balance two out of three really well, sometimes I'm able to wear all three hats at the same time, and some weeks I settle with one."
I am very passionate about my career and I wouldn't have it any other way. I started out as an entrepreneur and had no choice but to live and breathe my work. That's a mentality that has stayed with me.