December 16, 2019
Three years ago, I decided to become self-employed. It was what you would call “walking on water” – having faith in Jesus. Having worked in senior-level positions for billion-dollar companies and world-renowned public relations agencies for 20+ years, I was well equipped to go out and counsel companies on how to set the stage for greatness. At the same time, sadly, I was saying goodbye to my first love – my mother. While she was transitioning into Heaven, she asked me if I had quit my job. Why would she be concerned about something I thought was minuscule at a time when she was dying. I didn’t want her to worry but I told her the truth — yes. Her response was sweet and simple – “You are going to be alright!” To this day, I think of her and those words when I get discouraged or start beginning to wonder if I will starve or thrive. Well, I can happily say that I am thriving – beyond my wildest dreams and I have never been happier.
Today is the launch and makeover of my website, Stage 1 Public Relations – created beautifully by Melanie Latrelle Grandoit, who is absolutely brilliant and beautiful. With her help, I finally began the process of branding and making my website come alive. Go check it out: www.Stage1pr.com.
The process was very important because it caused me to think and ask myself an important question. How can I encourage others to tell their story when I haven’t pulled my story together? That is something you need to do in your lives.
How do you start:
Shirley Johnson, Stage 1 PR