Describe what makes you a Creative CEO:
I am a Creative CEO because I own who I am, outside and inside. As a CEO, no matter what, people will criticize you. Eleanor Roosevelt said it beautifully, "Do what you feel in your heart will be right - for you'll be criticized anyway." However, this has never stopped me. In our media driven society, it is so easy to be pulled in one direction by what's popular or what is the trend, however, what makes me a Creative CEO is that I go against the current. I'm not only business-mined, but as a physician, I bring so many more diverse ideas to the table. I listen to that voice inside, and love myself more because of my individuality. It's that individuality and God's strength that helps me be creative. My projects are aligned to support complete growth. My dreams and goals have no endpoint. There is no end to my desire to impact and change lives. In addition, I have found a way to incorporate my family into what I do, which allows me more time with my husband and triplets.
What major business lesson did you learn in 2020?
2020 has taught me to be more adaptable. No matter what situation I am in, I should always be ready for change and uncontrollable circumstances. Covid-19 and a lot of other events in 2020 threw a curve ball for everyone in the world. I learned how to adapt to the situation. I self-taught myself more technical skills, in addition to doing speaking events and workshops virtually. In reality, what I learned during that time will definitely help me in the long run. I persisted and I was still able to run and grow my businesses, connect, collaborate, and make an impact.
Any 2-3 tips you can share with readers to help them win in 2021?
1. First and foremost, be aligned with God's purpose for your life. Always seek God's voice and direction, and you will see His favor and blessings on your life and business.
2. Don't strive for perfection, strive for progression. As entrepreneurs, leaders and CEO's, we want to be the best, but we sometimes cause our own roadblocks. It is okay to make changes during and after a project launch, and learn from your mistakes. Arianna Huffington (Founder & CEO of Thrive Global) puts it well, "We need to accept that we don't always make the right decisions. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success." So don't back down, keep pushing forward!
3. Be deliberate about your personal and professional time. Distinguish between those two areas of life. It's so easy to get distracted by our responsibilities, but it's so important that we take care of ourselves mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. We need not lose track of our personal time, but instead enjoy our families and make memories. Time is precious and each moment is priceless; hold on to them and take pride in them. Take time to prioritize so that you never look back and regret how you've invested your time.
Share a bit of your vision and plans for this year:
I am continuing to work on making my podcast, The Dr. Mom Show, and health & wellness coaching programs more visible in order to make a bigger impact. My goal is to get the appropriate support through those programs to launch a faith-based free medical clinic for underserved individuals. In addition, I am continuing to work on making connections to collaborate with other female entrepreneurs in order to help each other grow. I am currently working on two book collaborations (a prosperity manual and a family devotional), in addition to a mommy manual, and my goal is to have them all published this year. I am also working on expanding my publishing company, ALEA Publishing, LLC.
How can readers connect with you online?
FaceBook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FearlessFlourishingFulfilledFemales