Is the person you were meant to be missing in action?
Are you ready to live life full out and on your terms?
Because success is often associated with accomplishments or obtaining things such as lots of money, material possessions, or high positions of power, we may stay too long in the wrong places. We may allow the people around us to define us. We may live unfulfilled and unsatisfied. In doing so, we sacrifice the purposed filled life we were meant to live. Our essence is missing in action.
For years I wasn’t sure I could measure up to the external expectations of me. As a result, each morning I looked in the mirror and created a mask designed to project success, confidence, and joy which I did not always feel. I was emotionally dishonest. I wanted people to believe the way I looked, the things I possessed, the places I went, and the things I did were indeed, me. While the mask worked, I was able to achieve much. People responded positively to the executive, creative problem solver, critical thinker, encourager, provider, and nurturer and fun me they saw.
Predictably there came a season of extreme pressure when both the mask and the mirror cracked. I was challenged by multiple crises with little or no time to recover in between. They included professional betrayal, personal abuse, and critical illness, loss of loved ones, employment, and finally my home. I could no longer “perform” successfully the Tyra I thought people expected to see. “Showtime” was over. I lost confidence and courage. I felt powerless, unworthy, and disconnected. I withdrew and finally gave up.
In that dark, separated, confused, and seemingly hopeless place I realized that my carefully designed mask had virtually hidden my true essence and needs from the world. My demons of pride and shame prevented me from asking for help in my desperation. I was emotionally disconnected at the very time when the connection was critical to my survival.
Amazingly in that dark lonely place, I learned something life changing. Something I am compelled to share.
If the person you are meant to be is missing in action or you’re not living life on your own terms, it doesn’t have to be this way. I can help you. I believe the most instantaneous meaningful relationship is formed when one says to another, “What, you too? I thought I was alone.” Once you realize you are not alone, that you have what it takes within you to be your best, that you are not your circumstances, you are positioned to achieve your life’s longing. My professional credentials and associated experiences have been enriched exponentially since I began to look at life through a new lens; a lens of God’s grace.
I earned a Masters in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio State University. I was a successful clinical staff member at the University of California, San Diego, a dedicated school teacher and principal, and marketing consultant in Corporate America.
During that time I also consulted with high-profile organizations including the United States Departments of Labor, Education, and Justice, the Island of Bermuda Department of Education, the State of Florida, Office of the Attorney General, the Florida Alliance of Urban League Affiliates, the Medical Education Center, and the Workforce Development Division at Northern Virginia Community College.
I dedicated my volunteer life to a goal of improving the quality of life of children and survivors of domestic violence. I have spent the last fifteen years mentoring and coaching those needing direction and support in the areas of life skills, leadership development, effective and efficient communications, and improved self-image. Their positive outcomes were my blessings.
You can effectively and efficiently transition from your “no longer” to your “not yet” by defining your own formula for success that will never fail you.
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Now is your time and the season for you to live life full out and on your own terms! My breakthrough coaching entitled, “BE DELIVERED INTO YOUR DESTINY!” may be just what you need to step into your something greater. Click here to learn more.
My speaking topics include:
- The Superwoman Syndrome – The Cost of the “S” on Your Chest & How to Soar Without Your “Cape”
- Nothing is Wasted – Using the Mask of Your Past to Uncover Your Future
- Delivered into Destiny –Walking Your Purposed Path
- Say Yes to the Power Within You
Let’s stay connected! I invite you to meet me on social media:
- Facebook – facebook.com/deliveredintodestiny
- Twitter – @TyraGarlington
- www.radiofairfax.org. Frankly Speaking with Tyra G
Frankly Speaking with Tyra G web cast worldwide on www.radiofairfax.org.