Posts Tagged ‘Creative Entrepreneurship’

Beauty of Black Sheep

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 | by Brenda Stanton

Last Wednesday morning, I hit the highway to drop off my laptop to get some repairs.  As I sat in the early morning traffic, my mind was flooded with memories from my former corporate days.

As I looked ahead of me at all the traffic, I remembered all the mornings, and evenings, I’d spent in sitting in my car- feeling like I wasting my life away.

I always remember looking around – trying to catch the eye of other people in their cars – wondering if they were thinking what I was:  “What are we all following each other to?  What are we chasing?”

When I was in corporate I always felt like an outcast. Come to think of it, my whole life I felt like an outcast – a black sheep – someone who always got into trouble for drawing outside the lines, not fitting into a mold, or box, wanting things to be different, and searching for an escape hatch – a place where I could find a blank canvas to draw-out that vision.


Rising Up & Not Settlin’

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 | by Brenda Stanton

“I ain’t settling for just getting by. I’ve had enough so so for the rest of my life.Tired of shooting too low, so raise the bar high Just enough ain’t enough this time.
I ain’t settling for anything less than everything!” ~Lyrics from Ain’t Settlin, Sugarland

Last week during several client calls I found myself using the term: “Not Settling”. Whether it was describing a client who was in a place where she knows she’s tolerating a personal situation that she’s clearly grown out of.

Or, another client whose feeling a little unsettled as she contemplates not settling when it comes to what she really yearns to do professionally – but feels as if she may not be qualified “enough” to actually do it!

How many times have you felt like your heart and soul have urged you to explore the MORE within – yet a part of you crops up to remind you to: “Don’t even think about it sister, it’s not meant for you, stay where you are, you’re safer here.”