Oprah was fired from her first job as a newscaster in Baltimore. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. In 1993, Beyoncé was a part of a group who competed on Star Search and lost. One thing all of these icons have in common is that they were able to see the beauty in failing forward.
Anybody who's ever had a vision or a dream knows that the struggle hits a little different when you're passionate. Getting out of bed some days is rough, and I've hit rock bottom more than a few times. After overcoming a prescription pill addiction in college and wasting years of my life in a fruitless, toxic relationship, sometimes I wonder if I failed one time too many; and then suddenly, almost like magic, I remember who I am and persist in my hustle.
Life after trauma often triggers a spiritual rebirth that can elevate you to your highest potential. You will never be who you were before you failed, and according to the latest episode of CLEO SPEAKS LIVE, that's a good thing, sis.
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On the show, Sway In The Morning host Tracy G. host, sat down with our CEO Necole Kane, as well as former ESSENCE Relationship Editor, Charreah K. Jackson, and The Grio Editor Natasha Alford to share how they found themselves after experiencing tremendous failure in their lives.
While Necole gave us insight how she bounced back times 10 after going through the most emotionally-devastating point in her career with the entire world watching, and award-winning journalist and Harvard graduate, Natasha Alford explained how it felt to be broke and diagnosed with lupus at age 30.
Check out the episode above to get the boss up boost you needed to remedy your midweek slump.
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