Each and every one of us has a gift, a special ability that stands out and makes us unique. My gift is the literal gift of gab. Wherever I go, conversations follow. Women flock to me. At times they even pull me out of a crowd. And a dialogue begins.
What unfolds is a fulfilling experience that proves that I am on the right path. Just like that, I’m engaging with women, many whom I’ve never met. It’s happened in NYC subway cars. It’s occurred at conferences. It’s even disinvited me to some fiestas (my male friend accused me of molding women with my relationship talk instead of encouraging them to run amuck). I open the minds and hearts of women when it comes to matters of the heart.
This is how I shine bright like a diamond.
It wasn’t always so obvious. Even when it was crystal clear that this is who I am and this is my purpose, I didn’t always believe it. I tried to fit into someone else’s box, someone else’s mold.
And that dims our light.
So, how do you shine bright like a diamond? How do you follow the beat of your own drum? By following these simple steps.
Find your truth. I shine when I am in a crowd. I pull people in. It’s not arrogance; it’s my truth. What are you good at? What is the common thread between your skills and your inner self? Once you tap into that you can be you.
Be you.Yes, it’s that simple. If you know who you are and what you are naturally good at then go for it. Don’t mask it. For example, I was once told to change the name of this here website because Sujeiry (of LoveSujeiry.com) “is difficult to spell and pronounce.” For a second, I thought about it. Then it hit me. Sujeiry is who I am. That’s my name. My website is a part of me; it is my love letter and lesson to the world. Calling it something else would go against all that I believe in and stand for. It would be going against my truth. So I replied, “Sujeiry is just fine. People will learn to spell and pronounce it.”
Create your own mold. I am a diamond. I feel bright, rich and exquisite. I also don’t fit in a traditional box. This is why I’m creating my own mold. Whether that be in my career or in my relationships, I can only be who I am, not what others expect, desire, or push me to be. I cannot be molded into another being. I am unique. You are unique. Just because you are you. So, instead of stuffing yourself in a box, create your own mold.
With these key points, you can shine brighter than you ever thought possible. You will feel fulfilled and renewed because you are living by your own terms. Find that happiness. Find your truth. Do what you love and what suits you. Never allow anything or anyone to dim your light.