Just like many of you, my work has been turned upside down because of the coronavirus. While all of my speaking engagements were canceled, one managed to survive - but it turned into a virtual conference. I was scheduled to speak to the SheFactor DC Squad in person, but instead was part of an online mega-squad conference where I was able to pass on some "Work in Progress" knowledge to women across the country. I love the SheFactor organization for many reasons (that I talk about in the speech below) and am so grateful that they made this video available online so I could share it with you.
While most everything is moving to digital right now - meetings with co-workers, friends happy hours, etc - I've had a strange flip in my life where the "Minute Motivation" series I started digitally is now being broadcast on television. My producer came to me a few weeks ago in the midst of planning to broadcast from home and said, "I want to run a Minute Motivation from you on air."
I am thrilled for this opportunity to meld my broadcasting and speaking brands, but I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say this didn't scare me. It's been strange for me to mix the two worlds (which sounds odd since they fit so well together) because I've always seen them as two separate jobs. I've spent a decade building my broadcasting career climbing the news industry ladder, while my motivational speaking career is my personal passion project that gives me the energy every morning to get up and make the best of every day. Somehow combining them has been out of my comfort zone - and that's a really good thing.
We are all being put in uncomfortable situations right now, especially with our routines taken away from us. But there is an opportunity here to make some changes and see situations you've always categorized one way in a new light. This push to combine my identities and brands is exactly what I needed to find new opportunities I've been afraid to try. I hope you also find yourself in an uncomfortable position that will ultimately push you to grow in ways you never thought possible.