Do you have a mentor? If so, what did they teach you?
I guess you can say my pastor at Metro Life church is my mentor. I’m too shy to go up to him and say hi but I learn so much from him every Sunday! He once spoke about being patient with your dreams. That if you’re chasing a small fish, that will come easy to you. However, chasing the BIG mama fish is hard! You’re going to fight and struggle the bigger the dream, so give it time. I couldn’t agree more!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned along the way?
Anything will succeed if it comes from the heart because you’re invested 100%. If you have the right intentions, it will go well for you. Anything after that is out of your control, so don’t even stress it. Enjoy what is, enjoy the process and always thank God for the good and the bad. It’s what got you to the point where you are now and it will get you to the top of the mountain.
Have you always had confidence in yourself?
Not really. I just went with the motions most of my life. I would never try to reach my full potential because I didn’t think I was worthy. It wasn’t until after I had my daughter that a switch flipped! I was so proud of how dedicated I was to taking on this huge role. Seems silly, but she saved me.
I studied, read books, watched YouTube videos until five in the morning! Seeing what my mind, body, and soul was capable of, pushed me to want to do more with life! Now every time I take on something new, I’m get excited and ready to learn! Failure is not even a thought.
What do you love most about yourself?
I love my kindness. It’s a blessing and a curse but my mother raised me to always be considerate of others. I see things through people’s eyes and try to put myself in their shoes. I try to understand. It’s made me very aware of the world.
It kind of sucks when I want to stay mad at someone but I always end up letting go and moving on. I’m thankful for that mentality though. You wouldn’t believe how much you grow in that state of mind.
What message do you think every woman should hear?
Letting others define your worth can be your biggest set back. I wish I didn’t waste so much time seeking validation not only from someone else but on social media. I probably would’ve been 10 steps ahead of where I am now.
I barely go on my personal account anymore. It’s funny how you can actually see my transition through my photos. I just don’t care for the likes and follows if I’m not growing and connecting from it. I think it’s important to really look at what you’re putting your time and energy into. I grow and move forward on a daily basis, and that’s exactly how I do it.