One of the voices that inspire and encourage me is that of Marshawn Evans. When I saw this recent piece she wrote, I knew I had to share it with you. Here goes:
"I believe her voice is the most wonderful and powerful part of a woman. It takes some self-awareness to pull together all the threads of our lives in order to discover it, but I promise you this: When you get clear about your voice, you’ll be clear about your next step, too.
Here’s how it happened for me. Faith was an integral part of my life when I first started speaking, but I wasn’t talking about it so much. I talked business—that was my own comfort zone. Business was what I thought was the tone and tenor of my voice. What’s interesting is that I didn’t even know that I wasn’t talking about faith because it was so much a part of my life.
Then came my turning point. When my engagement to my former fiancé didn’t work out, I began to really discover who I was and what was most important to me.
I looked deep. I saw that I had always been this person of faith. In fact, my strong faith was what helped me enjoy the success I had achieved. And yet I was so confused and nervous about including it in my business.
I decided to offer a Bible study teleseminar. I was scared to pieces, too. After all, who would listen to me talk about the Bible?
Who would listen to me—the girl from The Apprentice, the lawyer, the sports agent? But when I did it, the number of people who showed up humbled me. This showed me there was a new aspect to my voice that I had no idea even existed.
I think a lot of you messengers are in this place, experiencing doubts just like this. Thinking, who would listen to me? Because you’ve always been this particular person… How can you also be someone bigger or different than this person?
One gentleman who listened to my Bible study said he didn’t know I had a faith component. That really bothered me. I don’t ever want there to be a question about what I stand for. As much as I love to help people succeed financially, my faith is important and Godfidence is all about being all that you’re called to be in every area, including the marketplace. And I had to apply that to myself.
Finding your voice is a healthy wrestling, weaving what you’ve been with what you’re becoming.
So today I have a clear ministry in my business. At the end of the day, I could help you figure out your logo and copy. Or I could help you figure out who God put you on this earth to be. I know which I’m meant to do.
It’s a winning plan. God has not designed us to lose. If we do the things he’s put us here to do, then I believe we’re pre-set to win, so why not design in accordance with your divine design?"
Marshawn Evans is a Global Mentor and Catalyst for Women looking to Launch Their Dreams and Live Their Purpose. She equips others to AMPLIFY their lives, their leadership and their legacy by teaching the principles of influence, branding, and divine purpose. Her weekly eZine goes out to thousands of subscribers. Are you ready to unleash your brilliance and align with your REAL destiny? Sign up for a FREE subscription athttp://marshawnevans.com.