"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Something profound happened to me a year ago. I remember it happening so quickly I reflect in amazement. Nevertheless, I am grateful that it did happen. I know, I know, you are wondering what in the world am I talking about. “It” happened. You know, that moment when you realize the dream kicking in you has fully developed and can no longer stay in the womb of your mind. Yes, that moment when you realize if not now, never? If not today, when? It happened to me while I was in my bedroom reading a magazine about a blogger that recently got published in the “O” magazine. She spoke about her passion and how what she enjoyed has manifested into a beautiful creation reproducing itself in our world. She was now living her dream. I am sure it was not easy and I am sure she experienced many trials, obstacle and issues. I am also sure that she kept on going. Like her, I too had that moment and now a year later I am about to birth the baby that has been kicking in me for a while now. Be Bold, Be Fierce, Be Transformed has been a growing fetus. The passion of my purpose has allowed this baby to conceive and I knew it was time. My “it” moment came. In March of 2012, I will deliver.
Most of us have had many “it” moments, but as we set out in the passion and motivation we often get met with obstacles that are both external and internal. One of the barriers that I speak about often in the book is the criticism of family. I think those closest to you can get under your skin the most. When they are so close to your heart and you care about their words because you are a representative of them, it’s hard to hear them say things that may not favor your current position. Your dream stands vulnerable as your heart stands open. Most people break under pressure and allow family criticism to cease them in the moment. Being bold means breaking out with both passion and motivation. The key to add to your tool box is being both bold and fierce. Being fierce means being unstoppable, refusing to allow barriers, insecurities or external factors keep you from birthing your dream. It called the “still-born” of your purpose. If you keep it in too long, it will die within you. It’s like having the drive to do something, then after a while, you just don’t want to do it anymore. Don’t miss your opportunity. The world needs what’s on the inside of you to come out but you will be met with opposition from yourself and from the world around you. The transformula is bold + fierce = transformed. Whatever it is that will try to stop you, remember, you must be fierce and be relentless! In the end, you will have gone through a major process and not recognize who you are as you will have been transformed. I like to think transformation as a continual process of going from one level to the next. Accomplish one dream and then another. For more information on being bold and being fierce, follow me on twitter @beboldbefierce Book is due out in March 2012.