While I have been speaking and consulting for over twenty years, I only recently made the decision to do it in a full-time capacity. Leaving the world of higher education where I loved working with students every day (and appreciated the guaranteed check!) was a bit scary, but indeed, if we don’t take bold risks in life, we will never discover what we are capable of doing. I’m excited — and this blog serves as a new part of my life’s work as well. Just as I encourage people to pursue their dreams in life, I’m documenting my process pursuing mine here with you.
As hockey great Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Furthermore, deadly malaria can only grow and foster on still waters. And finally, a friend recently reminded me, if you don’t do something that scares you every single day, you’re not fully alive. So right now, think about something that you have always wanted to do. It could be as seemingly minor as trying out for the local choir or as major as leaving a truly unhealthy relationship. Yes, a little fear or doubt may have surfaced — but then, ask yourself, is it time to be bold enough to go for it?
If so, trust in yourself and take the leap of faith! While I encourage deep planning to strategize for the best possible outcome, make sure that you actually push yourself to follow through. I know how thrilling it is for me to see success unfold, to discover new talents that I didn’t know I possessed, to learn from mistakes and confront weaknesses, and to be liberated enough to believe in myself! I can’t wait to continue sharing more with you… and for you to share your stories as well! Let’s live our dreams!