PR Guru Re-Invents With a Purpose

After dealing with depression, Terrie Williams fulfills her destiny to be the best

Re-invention won’t happen overnight. However, once you get the courage to go off script, you will start to live your fuller purpose. To help you get started, Terrie Williams shared some of her re-invention strategies:

1. Be your authentic self. We have become so accustomed to lying and numbing the pain that we forget to take care of our needs. Sit down and listen. Be honest where you are. Remember, it’s okay to take off the mask.

2. Purge. Find a healthy way to let the pain out. See a therapist who won’t judge you and who will allow you to be honest in a safe environment.

3. Get out of your comfort zone. Wake up with butterflies in your stomach – do something different each day and take your game to the next level. Take the challenge.

4. Be honest. When people ask you, “How are you doing?” give them the real answer.

4a. Tell young people the truth. If your kids ask if you’re sad and you say no, they know if you’re lying. Teach them how to cope and how to take off the mask.

5. Let it all out. Write in a journal, pray, read, and exercise. Williams recommends reading the daily devotional book God Calling, by A. J. Russell (Barbour Books, 1989).

6. Establish boundaries. Just say no. Stop compromising yourself.

Caviar & Chitlins Moment: Sit still and listen to your heart. The next steps will speak to you. We are all a work in progress.

Karen Taylor Bass, The PR Expert, provides entrepreneurs, corporations, and mompreneurs with essential branding, marketing, and public relations coaching; www.karentaylorbass.com and www.taylormademediapr.com.

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  • Tee

    This is excellent advice. Thanks Karen and Terrie!

  • Wendy

    Thank you Karen and Terrie for this much needed advice. It is confirmation for me: authenticity & honesty without apology (many people can’t handle the truth); establishing boundaries in business and personal life (teach people how to treat you); and I especially relate to the Caviar & Chitlin moment (take time to listen to The Voice within.) Again thank you.

  • http://www.bootband.com Krista

    Wonderful advice! I especially loved 4a. Tell young people the truth. If we can teach them that it’s ok to have down moments, but also show them strategies for handling their feelings, then they will be equipped to handle them if and when they feel them.

  • http://Rosalindytompkins.com Rosalind Y. Tompkins

    Great article!! Thanks for sharing your current struggles spreading hope!! God Bless, ;-)

  • Jay

    Thank you Karen for writing an article that focuses on hope and successfully living with depression. Your tips are so relevant because they can be utilized by anyone who is experiecing a change in their life or who wants to experience a change in their life. This is definately an article that I will keep posted on my memo board!