Welcome to the very first episode of the She Is A Mess.
In this episode, I talk a little bit (or a lot a bit) about why I started this podcast, who are the women I’m aiming to help by opening up and sharing stories, lessons, mistakes, failures and successes from my past.
The one thing I want you to get from this episode is that no matter who you are, who you’ve been, where you’ve been or whatever circumstances you might find yourself in right now that it is most definitely not the end of the road for you.
In fact, this is only the beginning. of everything.
This is only the beginning of a lifelong journey of growth, failures, successes, even more failures and amazing lessons, and I’m bringing you along to join the newsstand discover the message lying somewhere in the middle!
Full Transcript Below
Welcome to the very first episode of She Is A Mess. As you’re sitting in your car, walking around town, laying in bed, or wherever you are listening to this podcast, you’re probably wondering who this adorable creature with the accent of a Jamaican Goddess is, and why you should care about anything she has to say.
Well, to be perfectly honest, maybe you shouldn’t care. In fact, as I’m sitting right here, I can probably come up with one million and two reasons why you shouldn’t care about anything I have to say.
After all, I am the farthest from being perfect and in my lifetime have made some pretty horrible decisions. I have failed in my business and in my life more times than I can count. and way more often than I like to admit sometimes. Plus, to top it all off, I haven’t made ten thousand dollars much less one million dollars in my business yet.
That’s three reasons right there and I haven’t even scratched the surface of who I am, and I’m not even really trying either. Based on those three things alone, I should be the poster boy or poster girl for low self-esteem, and zero self-confidence. Am I right?
What I can say about myself is that I’ve worked my butt off, literally, and made some big sacrifices to get to where I am today. I have been on an extensively fascinating journey. One which has taught me so many hard, yet epic lessons along the way.
Plus, I am super passionate about teaching, inspiring and encouraging other women that regardless of who they were, regardless of who they are, where they are right now, where they were, whatever decisions they made, as horrible as some of them might be, and whatever background they come from, that they can create an amazing life/future for themselves, while having the kind of impact they were always meant to have.
I also love a good transformation story. So In addition to sharing inspirational, embarrassing, meaningful stories, and lessons from my own life, I’ll also be interviewing other amazing women who are either in the middle of building or have built a great future for themselves, in spite of the odds, so they can teach us a thing, or three, inspire us to be better and to do better and together we can learn, grow our very own “Empire”- impactful empires, and go on to change the world.
Believe it or not, I was never born with the gift of gab. Not only was I an incredibly shy, reserved introvert of a kid, I never really spoke to my teachers until the second grade. So yeah, I wasn’t the best talker at all. Fast forward a decade or two and I have evolved kinda like a Pokemon.
To be fair, I am not a big fan of Pokemon and I don’t really know a whole lot about them, except what the movies taught all of us as children. But if I had to pick one Pokemon I could relate to, it would most definitely be Psyduck. Oh, Psyduck.
Anyway, since I’m going off track, let me real back on.
So fast forward a decade or two and I’ve evolved into an adult. Now I had boobs, sort of, and had grown out of my awkward phase, and into my super confident modelesque phase, where I was now ready to take on the world. Because who runs the world? Girls, I think.
Unfortunately, only romantic comedies work like that. And life doesn’t. Instead of becoming the Amazon Queen, I had imagined myself being I became the awkward wallflower with very few friends and way too much time on my hands. In doing this podcast, I’m doing this podcast, because I’m ready, willing and determined to break through that awkwardness, and hyper self-awareness and share my message with the world.
I’m doing this podcast for every girl, every woman, every person out there who thinks they are too old, too fat, too skinny, too stupid, too brokenness, too messed up, too ugly, too far-gone, too anything to make a difference in the world. And I am telling you right now, with lots of love and kisses, that you’re wrong.
This show might be new, and my team might be non-existent. But I don’t see those as obstacles or roadblocks that are going to make me want to give up. Quite the opposite.
I want to share the stories of 1 million women one day. So I gotta keep going. My friend, I intend to rise above everything and I’m bringing you along with me for the ride. You might say that I’m a tad crazy, a dash stubborn, and a bit of a dreamer, but I have a feeling somewhere in my jellies that you are too. Funny how I seem to know that, right?
So yes, we have our insecurities and issues. I’m tall. You’re broken. She’s failed, She’s afraid.
But so what? Who really cares about all of that? All of us, regardless of anything we’ve done in our lives, anything bad, anything good, any failures, or whatever, once we wake up today, that’s a whole new chance to be better, to keep going, to keep trying, to prove to ourselves that we can.
This isn’t meant to be a typical podcast, or a typical show, because I’m all about that anointed life. I don’t want to pretend to be fancy, or la dee dah, and anything that I’m not. I want to share my failures and my successes with you, and all the lessons I’m learning as I go. And I really want to hear yours too.
You are alive for a reason so you have a purpose. You have a past, yes, but that also means that you have a future that is waiting on you. What you choose to do with the present you have right now, and whether or not you get to that future is the question.
I invite you to stick around with me. I invite you to laugh, to cry, to be uncomfortably honest and open. I invite you to join the mess and discover the message lying somewhere in the middle. So yeah, this isn’t a podcast hosted by an expert in the field, who has tons and tons of accolades and prizes and awards. No, nothing like that. This is a show about a girl with big dreams for every girl out there who’s ever had one.
When I was teaching English back in public school, there was a story about a girl that really caught my eyes and my ears and my heart. The story was about a girl named Malalah, and how she went on to change the future of education for girls in Pakistan and, dare I say many parts of the world.
She wasn’t born with stables of horses, a silver spoon in her mouth, money, a big house or rich parents. In fact, she wasn’t even allowed to go to school on a regular basis, and even ended up being shot in the head while she was on her way back from school and almost died because of it.
In spite of her injuries, in spite of her circumstances, and in spite of anything else, Malalah went on to become one of the youngest recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.
In the Bible, we are introduced to Rahab, a woman who, for all intents and purposes was a whore, a prostitute, an outsider. You name it, and she probably experienced it. She also more than likely made quite a few bad decisions, felt like an outcast, a failure, and didn’t really have many good people around her.
Yet, regardless of her past, regardless of her present, God chose her. He chose her to hide the spies who had come to Jericho on a mission. And In the end, she was given a new chance at having a better future.
I don’t know who you are, and I don’t know where you’ve been. But I do know one thing. You aren’t listening to this show by chance. You chose this podcast, on this day, at this time for a reason. And that reason is because you have an “Impire”, an impactful empire inside of you waiting to come to full term.
Before I go, I want to leave you with one thought: One child, one teacher, one pen can change the world.
But as far as I see it, one girl, one woman, one dream, one step forward, one saying yes to possibilities, can change the world.
This is Dee and you have been listening to She is a mess.