Featured during the entrepreneurialism panel, I had the pleasure to listen to award-winning social media pioneer Casie Stewart, award-winning singer/songwriter Domanique Grant, publisher Felicia Pizzonia, musician Jacquila Rose and life enthusiast Melissa Maher. Although sick with the flu, I'm glad I persevered and learned from these entrepreneurial mavericks.
Here's my UNACTO Step up for Parity takeaways:
1. Winners take massive action.
It's not enough to talk the talk. If you want something, go for it. Make a plan, listen to mentors and put yourself out there. It's not enough to want something. You need to put in the work.
2. You may be sitting on assets you don't view as valuable.
Domanique Grant coined this eye-opening phrase. Simply put, we all have unique skills, but we may not realize how useful they truly are. What can you help people with? Does this tie into your brand? What makes you awesome? Once you begin brainstorming your qualities, you realize your helping power.
3. More money, more problems.
We all need to get by and provide for ourselves, but why sacrifice doing what we love? We do have options. Is there a way to combine your interests with making income? Have you considered freelance work? Is there a demand for your skills? Entrepreneurship gets pretty creative when you start to brainstorm how to make talent feasible.
We're young, we're hungry and we want to be better than we were yesterday. We just have to take the first step towards creating our own success.
Below is a video of my performance.
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What performances have helped inspire you?
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