If you haven’t heard by now, Jesse Williams, an American actor, model, and activist, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey’s Anatomy set the entire stage of the BET Awards ablaze during his acceptance speech for receiving a humanitarian award. When the camera panned over to him during his introduction, the look of determination and “I can’t wait to get up on that stage” was imprinted on his face. He was so ready to speak that he didn’t even wait for the introductions to be over. He had heard enough of his accolades. He had heard enough of about what the general public already knew about him. He was busting at the seams and ready to speak his truth and the truth of so many others. He had been given an opportunity and a platform to speak and he didn’t want to waste a single minute. I’m convinced that his acceptance speech was not rehearsed. I’m convinced that if you ran into him on the street or saw him at the coffee shop and asked him how he feels about the racial divide and inequality in this country, his response would be just as intense and passionate, if not more. At his core, he is an educator. He once shared in an interview that becoming an actor just kind of happened. Something tells me that that even if he was still a teacher, he still would have found a way for the world to hear his voice. He is authentic in his truth and he doesn’t need validation from anyone to continue work for what he knows he was called to do.
Are you authentic in your truth? Are you looking for validation? Are you waiting for someone to give you an award to tell you that you are doing an amazing job at work, in your community, in your church or other organizations? Are you waiting for standing ovation? Are you waiting to trend on social media before you realize that what you are doing actually matters to those who are benefiting from your passion?
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Have you ever heard the clichéd saying, “When one door closes, another one opens”? One of the members on my board of directors told me that you shouldn’t be looking for another door, but a window. His analogy was that another door can lead to another room, full of limitations. Whereas a window provides infinite possibilities. No walls no restrictions. It allows you to be unorthodox and unique.
Are you looking for another door? Or are you going to look for a window? Do you want to be limited in what you can do? Or are you ready to share your brilliance?
You are too awesome, too talented, too creative and too damn fantastic to be limited to a room. Listen to the little birdie. Look for the window. The world is waiting for you.
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When people ask me about what does “work your package” mean, I tell them it’s knowing that you already you everything you need inside of you to be extraordinary – AND living your life to fulfill the purpose for which it was intended.
It’s when you realize that your purpose in life goes far beyond what others have planned for you. It’s about knowing what you bring to the table in every facet of your life and being confident what you have to offer is valuable.
When you have a desire to do more, be more, have more and give more in the areas of life most important to you become unstoppable. That’s what the content of the Work Your Package conference provides – the “how-to” of getting clarity around your goals and then creating an action plan to make it happen.
Working Your Package™ is the act of making a conscious decision to acknowledge you are unique and only you can deliver the special gift you were created to share with others. Are you headed in the direction of fulfilling your purpose or do you need to make some changes so that you can live your life authentically?
If you want for you what I want for you – to be a better version of yourself and embracing the extraordinary – then I invite you to join me and other like-minded women for the Work Your Package Conference. Register today!
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