The Power of Focus
When Kenya came to Bossed Up Bootcamp she found herself juggling many goals, but with no game plan on how to execute them. She was looking to make more of an impact and reconnect with the work that fueled her passion, but that left her riddled with a crazy-long TO DO list.
We’ve all been there, right?
Read on to see how Kenya discovered the power of strategic focus to make a big change in her world and the world around her.
Emilie: I hear you’re making big career moves, huh? Tell me more!
Kenya: Yes, indeed. At Bossed Up Bootcamp, I truly clarified how much I value mission-driven work, even more than getting a huge salary. I realized that my career path had to be one that allowed me to be impactful with my time and think outside the box, so my leap of faith from IT industry to non-profit was confirmed as a step in the right direction and one that would lead to even greater opportunities.
E: Wow. Bold move!
K: Exactly! I really needed to see the impact I was making in the world – and had always dreamt of making that kind of work my full-time job. The change has brought other benefits, too. It’s given me the flexibility to work on my own passion project as well.
E: Ooh – what’s that?
K: I’m pursuing an idea for a business support group for women, and recently it’s developed into an even bigger ambition: I want to start a women’s business incubator. I want to create an environment where your skills, drive, motivation, and vision ascend to the next level and can blossom into a tangible business.
E: Fascinating. I can’t wait to learn more! So how are you making all these boss moves already? Those are some big changes in such a short period of time!
K: Well, Bootcamp helped me put my ambitions into perspective – and into a realistic plan. I had over fifteen goals I wanted to accomplish when I participated last year! At Bootcamp, I began to narrow all of them down into realistic, achievable objectives. This encouraged me to progress forward rather than become frustrated and overwhelmed .
E: Focus is key! What advice do you have for other women in your position?
K: Toby Mac says, “sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life…tip toe if you must, but take the step.” This rings so true to my experience! I would encourage my fellow bosses to take that step, even if you have to do it afraid, do it anyway and rock your stilettoes while you’re at it.