In 2013 I had the honor to work with someone I absolutely adore in her program Step Into Your Starring Role…I’ve always felt complete love, adoration and wonder for Tanya Geisler and as I began working with her I knew why.
She has an ability that’s so pure, so simple yet so profound to sense just what it is you’re meant to truly stand up for, to claim and to wear with no apologies what so ever. I was at a time in my business when it seemed to be growing a bit too quickly for me. I was getting tons of attention online and yet didn’t feel comfortable in the shoes I was clumsily wearing.
She quickly helped me realized a few things about myself and where I was.
Taking risks, interracial marriage, crazy confessions…some of the best things I’ve said or written that you can’t find here.
I’ve written many articles, told several stories and shared a lot of goodness here on my site or as I consider it my online home. But I’ve also shared a different side of myself in recent interviews, guest blogs and podcasts and I often forget to highlight this work, that I enjoy just as much.
So today, I’m sharing work I’ve created and said elsewhere because just as I share my articles here these too deserve to be shared with you.
I hope my openness encourages you to tell your story here, there and everywhere…it’s your story that will change the world after all.
I’ve never been one to set resolutions, the curiosity, desire and drive just wasn’t there for me. But I do love to dream. I love to think about things that I want to experience in a new year, ways I want and need to feel.
Believe it or not, I don’t always follow through, and I’ve learned that’s a good thing.
I use what I learned in the year before and let that be a lesson to what I want and don’t want in this new year. I usually start the year off journaling and by March I’ve fallen off the wagon. I’ve chosen words that I want my year to be about; for example, 2012 was amplify and 2013 was believe.
This year, I’m switching it up…
When Steve Jobs recited one of my favorite quotes in his ever famous Apple Think Different TV ad, he knew exactly what he was talking about. He knew that in order to think you could change the world in any way you have to be a bit crazy. To quote him, Steve said, “Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” (click to tweet that)
If that quote scares you, you weren’t born to be a social entrepreneur, and that’s ok. If it pumps you up and makes you smile from ear to ear, as it does for me, then read on.
Perhaps you need a reminder what it’s going to take to do good with your business or maybe you are in transition and really need some help figuring out if being a social entrepreneur is something for you. Today I’m covering 5 skills every social entrepreneur needs to master if they’re going to do this work for the long haul, with these skills you’ll be able to outlast many, change things that need changed and prosper.
Sometimes you meet someone and you’re like, “Oh, there you are” and other times you meet someone and you’re like *eye-roll, “she’s too much.” I’ve realized on my Movement Making path that you can learn something from everyone you meet, but some people if you let them can be a key to changing how you do life and business forever.
Today I’ll be lovingly doting on 4 people that have shaped and inspired the way I work, not just to pour praise on them, but to encourage you to open your eyes to what’s possible when you connect and continually build relationships with people.
If you’re going to create a successful business that makes a difference in the world you’re going to need some amazing people on your team, and these…are mine.