When you think about the speaking and author industries, grace is usually not the first word that comes to mind. Many people step into this arena with a mile-long list of the expectations that they believe they must live up to. Then perfectionism steps in.
Kayleon gave some insight on her journey by grace, not perfection. Learning to take advice and tips without allowing it to alter who she is. That included her business name starting from a blog she did in middle school. This is the ultimate example of coming with what you have.
Ask yourself these questions:
Are you credible?
What are your beliefs and values?
Determine what defines you.
There are some key tips that help you as you come into your own in this industry. It can go back to your days on the playground or in Kindergarten. Looking for acceptance leads to saying yes in moments when you should say no. It also makes it difficult for you to adjust because you don't want to let anyone else feel uncomfortable.
Remember that you are the walking brand in your speaking and writing. That brand goes beyond the website and the business cards. This is where coaching comes in because they are able to give you a different vantage point. Be sure that their purpose is one that aligns with your values.
Kayleon Dortch-Elliott is a wife, NICU grad mom, author, speaker, writer, podcast host, grad student, entrepreneur, minister, and public speaker. She strives to encourage and motivate all women with their personal development, emphasizing self-reflection, self-care, and rest through writing, speaking, and selling inspirational resources.
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