by Lorea M. Sample | Featured Contributor
I am absolutely loving the relatively new social media platform, Periscope. There’s 2 things that I greatly appreciate about the platform and what it has to offer: 1. Hearing and connecting to people you admire and would no other way be able to connect to live. & 2. Having the ability to share what you want to share, when you want to share and how you want to share it. I have been blown away with the impact that level of connection has on myself and others.
As an entrepreneur, you’re always or at least from time to time, questioning yourself about what you’re doing. Is what I’m offering good enough? Do people even care about what I have to say? Is this launch going to be profitable enough to pay the mortgage? Real stuff, right? We can tend to struggle with creating for profit vs creating out of truth; creating from an honest place. The question that I would like to pose to you is, “Does there have to be an either or? Why the self-imposed choice?” The answer in short is, kinda sorta.
One of my business coaches, Marshawn Evans Daniels, always says, “When you’re you, you’re always right.” I love that simply because it’s true. We should always strive to be “right”. There’s so much power that comes with being “right”. Being “right” brings you out of the lane of fear and into the lane of courage. In a world that is constantly endorsing conformity, even in being different (crazy, right?), it takes courage to say no to them and yes to you. The energy suck that comes with being something that you’re not, even for a season, is unbelievable. Standing in your power of being “right” literally sustains you, maintains you, refreshes you. Why struggle to imitate when you can flow and just be?
There are many people on many platforms that look “right” but that judgement is guided by what we see. I would argue that what we don’t see is more real than what we do see. Your divine difference cannot be seen but we know it exists because it can be expressed; it can produce results that are unique to our calling alone. I implore you to embrace this divine difference even when you don’t understand it. Just because you don’t understand it, doesn’t me that it isn’t “right”.
Lorea M. Sample: The 411?: Grew up in Philadelphia, PA and now reside in Columbia, SC. In 2001 by a miracle, but mainly perseverance, I graduated from Clemson University and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. By day I’m an Engineer with a 10+ year career in Environmental Engineering BUT by PURPOSE I’m a Speaker & Entrepreneur in the Business of Worthiness with the mission to empower women of influence to get unstuck and accomplish more in life by UNlearning UNworthinessTM. A lot of things are learned but I help women live the UNlearned LifeTM through Speaking, Coaching, Events & Storytelling. I love kickboxing training (I’m dangerous!), running (well, kinda like jogging-walking-jogging), crocheting, participating in my local church and playing with my puppy-child, Alex, my adorable 5 year old yorkie-poo! If you wanna see how I roll on the regular, check me out on: