Life Reflections That Matter

April 23, 2018 13 Comments

One thing I’ve learned in my 45 years is to STAND ON MY OWN TWO FEET. Not because of what I have, but because of who I am (and whose I am).
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Not too long ago, I used to have an unhealthy fear of speaking publicly and a fear of being the center of attention behind the camera or in a room of any decent size.
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It’s not that I wasn’t confident (because I very much so am...lol!)...It’s that I put so much emphasis on what others would (or may) think of me. What if I’m not who they thought? What if I let them down? What if someone in the audience challenges my message (there’s always one...).
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I lived in the land of ‘what if’ but not in a good way. I allowed (for far too long) it to control things I would do (and not do...). I willfully passed by a many of speaking gigs I could have had, appearances I could have made, a TV show I could have done....but most of all, LIVES I COULD HAVE CHANGED in the process of doing those things...
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I look back now and think how silly and immature that was on one hand. But on the other hand I also realize everybody has their own path of when they realize it’s time to shed those old ways so they can morph into who they’re really meant to be...in this life.
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One of my coaches once told me that if I don’t share my gift (helping small business owners to build brands that leave a legacy) that it was like committing a sin! 😳😢. On one hand, I thought “wow, that was a bit strong...”....but on the other hand, he’s right because I HAVE A GIFT and not sharing it is NOT doing what I was called to do! And if you’re not living in your true purpose, what’s the point of it all...why are you here?
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Once I decided to stop putting perimeters on who I was destined to be, I became so free (insert Mozart here...lol!)
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Free yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit. #Chapter45 #thisiswhoiam

- Kelly J (Natural Girls Rock Founder)

P.S. If this message has awakened something on the inside of you, feel free to leave a note below, as it may help someone else. 





13 Responses

Grace John
Grace John

April 24, 2018

Thank you for sharing your story/testimony. Your message spoke to my heart, as I too have been allowing fear from allowing me to pursue my own business. Even the bible says that your gift will make room for you – Proverbs 18:16.

Happy Birthday to you! Remain blessed and highly favored. :)

Laketa
Laketa

April 24, 2018

Happy birthday to you! This message touched me, it was like reading my own feelings written by someone else. I too am 45 and it seems as though I’ve recently reached my ah ha moment pertaining to my purpose and calling. Your message was confirmation. Thank you for sharing this. May God bless you more abundantly!

Sharon
Sharon

April 24, 2018

Happy Birthday Queen 🎂🎈
I hope this year is one for the books!
Thank you for encouraging, inspiring and challenging us to be and do better❤️
It’s awesome when you live on purpose in purpose😎

Martha Moore
Martha Moore

April 24, 2018

Well, Happy Birthday young lady!!! Thanks for sharing a part of your wonderful story. Always remember it’s a blessing to be a blessing!!! Please know that your message was well received by others today, including myself. Keep shining star 🌟!!! Have a wonderful day on purpose.

Aliesha
Aliesha

April 24, 2018

Happy Happy Birthday to you and thanks for your inspiring words. This is just a reminder to be to live my best life on purpose by operating with gifts bestowed upon me. I started a motto for myself and your message spoke to it #DefineandDesignyourDestiny

Renee McGahee
Renee McGahee

April 23, 2018

So, so touching to this young, 5 year breast cancer survivor (me). This touched my soul!

Andrea Shinault
Andrea Shinault

April 23, 2018

Thank you for sharing this was confirmation for me. Praise God!

Andrea Waters
Andrea Waters

April 23, 2018

God Bless you for gifting us with this message on your birthday! Living on purpose is most times a scary venture to start. Thanks for reminding me to get out of my own way with my “what if’s”.

Yvette Robinson
Yvette Robinson

April 23, 2018

Hi , thank you for sharing and thanks be to God!

Yvette
Yvette

April 23, 2018

Hi , thank you for sharing and thanks be to God!

Tanya Hicks
Tanya Hicks

April 23, 2018

I’m taking a class called “She’s Still There, Rescuing the Girl In You” (author Chrystal Evans Hurst). I lost myself a long time ago, I stopped dreaming. I finally shared that I had a dream of working and living abroad. I’m dreaming again, but I understand I have to take action. I want to Walk In My God Giving Purpose. I want to help others fo the same by sharing my story. I have a lot of healing to do, but with what I have, I can still make a difference. Thank you for sharing this.

Jorette Warfield
Jorette Warfield

April 23, 2018

Oh my goodness you spoke to part of my being! I just attended a workshop on Saturday “The 3 Keys to Unlocking The Best Version of You”… it made me very vulnerable speaking which I dont like feeling like that! but i didnt feel like i was being judged. I so needed to receive this today . Happy Birthday and THANK YOU!

Jorette Warfield
Jorette Warfield

April 23, 2018

Oh my goodness you spoke to part of my being! I just attended a workshop on Saturday “The 3 Keys to Unlocking The Best Version of You”… it made me very vulnerable speaking which I dont like feeling like that! but i didnt feel like i was being judged. I so needed to receive this today . Happy Birthday and THANK YOU!

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