So, I had an amazing time on Atlanta Live! It was my very first ministry television experience and it was just awwwwwe-sooooome (Yes, I definitely sang that, lol).
If you're anything like me then you have been guilty of giving people too much power over your life. You know what I mean, we tell people too much of our visions and dreams and they walk around feeling as though they have the ability to tell you if your dream is important.
Bottom line, you don't need permission from ANYONE to be successful. All you have to do is accept the assignment that God has given you and walk in your purpose.
1. Surround Yourself with People Who Believe in You
The moment you decide to be successful it is so important to surround yourself with people who truly believe in you and your vision. Listen, there will be times when you will waiver and feel unsure of yourself. In those times it's important to have someone who really believes in you to push you toward your greatness.
When I first started singing seriously my producer, Tee Tunnell Harris of The Keys Productions, chose to ignore all naysayers and pour into my ministry. Understand that people will speak against you and want to see you fail - but it's important to have someone who is willing to see your potential and rock with it!
2. Be Willing to Start Small
Dr. Kishma George, an international evangelist and entrepreneur, gave me a couple of golden nuggets this weekend. One of those was to be willing to start small. Sometimes we get a glimpse of our future and we think we have to see the manifestation of it immediately; however, it's important to go through the learning process and be consistent.
The phrase, Paying Your Dues, sounds so negative because people usually use it when they are trying to put other down, but I believe that when we start small we learn how to be great for the big stage.
3. Don't Focus On Numbers
The world makes us feel like we have to be caught up in numbers whether that is money, social media followers and likes, people who attend your events. In reality, people love consistency. So remember to start small and learn, be consistent and watch the following grow.
4. Put in the Work
I have been working with a vocal coach, Dion, for years. It's so important to work with someone who will help make you great. While most feel like it's a sign of weakness, coaches are actually there to help you accentuate your strengths and minimize your trouble spots. That's it. They make you better, lol. Working with a coach or mentor will literally shorten your learning curve and you will find yourself reaching your desired end in less time than if you traveled the road alone.
5. Present Yourself as if You are in Front of the Nations
Here I go talking about numbers again, right? Well, Evangelist Trina Seymore Bowers, is very clear about that fact that it doesn't matter how many people are in a room, it's important to minister as if it is a packed house.
I have always operated under this principle as well, and it rings true. You never know who will be the room watching you. So, deliver your gift the same way you would if you were in front of 10,000 people or ten.
At the end of the day, God is concerned about souls. He is just as happy when one person accepts salvation and when a thousand people accept Christ. Our commission is to always spread the good news.
l am a little nerdy, a little quirky, a little glam, with a whole lot of personality! A wife with four children and a furry puppy, there is never a dull moment.