I am not going to write a book about my personal story today. I am though. Just not sure if anyone wants to read about my personal challenges during the process of becoming a gamechanger. But I do want to share with you more of my personal story. People look at me and think things have come easy. They have not. Let me tell you that. I’ve overcome a lot of personal challenges to be in the position I am and to become the person I am today.
I want you to know my personal story. That no matter what you think others think, in reality they could care less 5 minutes later. They actually care more about themselves than you. Sad reality we all must face one day. Anyway, I want you to know how I learned and still learning to be the woman God created me to be and how I started a business when I was looking to just blog about all of you. This is just part of my personal story.
By now most of you know I used to work with children for 9 years. I loved it. I truly did. My kids (as I like to call them) were everything to me. I bought Christmas gifts, always made their birthdays special and took pleasure in being a part of their educational growth. I worked with hundreds of children over the years. Do I miss it? Absolutely. Would I go back? Never. The atmosphere working in public school was not conducive to the type of atmosphere I felt comforting and stimulating to my professional growth. It was the complete opposite.
Am I bashing? No. I’m sharing my experience. But that’s a whole different blog. In fact, I wrote a blog post about the environment which I was working in and many of my former co-workers think that’s the main reason I was forced to resign. Oh well. I spoke my truth and have no regrets on it. Someone needed to point on the elephant in the room. I tend to be that person. oops.
Since leaving I have felt a sense of peace I’ve never felt before. I’ve prayed daily for my purpose. I’m sure God revealed it several times before but I was stuck on doing things the way I wanted to. I was the type of person (and can be on most days) who needed to be in complete control. Relinquishing that control has been my biggest challenge in life. Being bossy does not compare to the level of control I had to have in my life. Needless to say that control lead to a lot of stress and strained relationships in every sense.
I’ve since learned that backing off and opening myself up allowed my true gift to be seen and experienced by others. Sometimes it takes us backing off in order for our purpose to be clear.
After leaving my job (hurt was an understatement for the dedication I gave to my job) I began teaching ESL to corporate employees in Houston and started this blog. I started this blog in hopes to highlight positive images of women in response to all the negative images I saw on reality TV. Well as things would turn out, a business was birthed. Not the one I had in mind though.
But God always has other and better plans than we do. I realized that helping women (not as a coach that is not my gift) was something I’ve always enjoyed. I felt happy when I could help someone else realize a dream. So connecting women is just a natural gift of mine. And everyday I’m amazed by the women who seek my help. I do what I can and hope it makes the world a better place. And leaves a favorable impression on that woman I helped.
Women Are Gamechangers is more than a blog. It’s more than a business. It’s a movement. We, together, are here to help each other in our career and business endeavors. I want all of us to be active when it comes to celebrating each other’s success. Be active when it comes to showing support (financial is the best) towards other women owned businesses. I want us to be active sharing our own personal story to help someone else who may be going through what we went through.
Think you know my personal story.
Wouldn’t you like to know the rest?