“To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.”–Arthur Ashe
This is me, in this video, starting where I am, and doing what I can, to live BIGGER. The theme of thinking, dreaming and being bigger has come up several times for me during the past year in so many ways — sometimes through words of encouragement, other times through words like “what the hell are you waiting for?!” But each time, the sentiment is: Now is the time.
I love who I am as a person. Truly. But it wasn’t until recently that I begin to connect areas of my life where I was “playing it small” to potential obstacles in my business growth that it all clicked: I am not fully BEING. My company is ChicRebellion.TV, the first and only Internet TV network for women of color. My passion is empowering these women to control their own narratives, amplify their voices and share their stories, and on our network we do so through video, web series and film. I’ve been fortunate that the network (and I) have received tremendous support and steady growth. But we can do better. And my hangups, big and small, have held us back.
For the past few weeks I’ve kept a running list of to-dos and learned lessons I believe will push me toward thinking, dreaming and being BIGGER, and with this video, I’m on my way, and I am (although I can’t believe this!) publicly holding myself accountable. I don’t know where the journey will take me, but off we go! I hope you’ll join me for the ride. Let’s do it BIG!
[Music: “Amor (com Mr V.R.)” by Roulet
From the Free Music Archive]