I quit my job January 2016 to write my first book and learn more about being a writer. At least, that’s what I told most people. The truth is I was worn out from Corporate America. Every company has a distinct culture with unwritten rules. And as a black woman, those rules were created by …
We have a tendency to focus on our careers and push the rest to the margins of our life. This leads to a life of regret. It leads to a reactionary life – reacting to every circumstances. But having a life plan allows you to withstand storms that come, because it gives you depth and focus.
The start of becoming a leader was recognizing I was not one. And like the first time I picked up the saxophone and awkwardly fingered the first few half-notes of Mary Had a Little Lamb – I was years and thousands of hours of practice away from sounding like Paul Desmond performance of Take Five.
A house left abandon will deteriorate. A farm without a farmer will over grow. Maintaining the status quo is a myth for even a farmer knows to rotate crops in order to preserve the productive capacity of the land.