1.If you ever have to choose between pouring into others and taking a break, always choose you because you will always need you for you. We make the mistake of wanting to give from a place of emptiness thinking that we will be filled by other people but we can only be filled by taking care of ourselves first.
2.What you say to yourself matters, be the kind of woman who tells herself all the wonderful things there is to tell, who affirms herself. If any other person (especially a man) gives you a compliment, you won’t fall off the chair because you’ll know those things about yourself already, they won’t come to you as a surprise. This is not from a place of arrogance but from a place of owning your power – your internal response should always be, “tell me something I don’t already know.”
3.Always operate from a place of love and deep passion.
4.Great leaders never stop learning. Invest in yourself; read, ask questions, you cannot know it all no matter how great and powerful you are.
5.There’s power in mentorship; no substitute for the counsel you get from other people. This is Biblical, “there’s wisdom in the counsel of a multitude.” Never underestimate the wisdom you get from other people. I’m a product of serious mentorship; spiritually and professionally.
6.Know who you are, whose you are and where you’re coming from. It’s then easy to know where you’re going. This is one valuable lesson I learnt from my mother. No matter how successful you are, you should never forget who you are and where you come from.
7.Your values are important; always have values as a person because values make you more stable, more grounded and soberer. If you’re ever going to fall, you’ll fall on your values and get back up again from that foundation and never from the ground.
8.Be kind to yourself, love yourself more each and every single day.
9.Put in the work, develop the gift, develop the skill. You’ll only improve as you sharpen your gift, don’t be lazy.
10.Whatever you’re called to do, do it with all your heart because at the end of the day, when the lights are switched off, you want God to give you your crown. The crown will never come from the cheers of man – it will come from the one who called you into your purpose.