I had to write because one of my sheroes Dr. Maya Angelou passed away. I am deeply saddened by her death for all of humanity. 

This touched me so deeply that I wrote a poem about her impact. You can read it here.

As I thought of Maya Angelou, the word Creative Visionary kept coming to mind. 

That’s because that’s what she truly was. 

Then I asked myself this question: 

Who are the new creative visionaries? 

The answer that came to me was this:

It’s you. 

Yes, you. 

You are the creative visionary the world is waiting for. 

It doesn’t matter what you do, your spin is your unique creative footprint.

When most people think about Maya Angelou, they’ll say that she built a legacy because she did the work. 

Yes, that’s true. 

But, I must add that she also allowed herself to be seen and heard.

She didn’t hide behind a mask. She wasn’t afraid to speak about what she created. She was a master at promoting herself and her work with integrity and authenticity. 

And guess what? 

Doing what she did is the secret sauce to creating anything with lasting impact. 

So, my question to you is: 

Are you allowing yourself to be seen and heard fully and completely? 

If you can’t answer a wholehearted YES, you’re not alone. 

Being seen and heard is easy to talk about but harder to do. That’s why it’s one of the core pillars I teach my clients. 

When you allow yourself to be seen + heard, you are shining your light and therefore allowing others to shine theirs as well. And that light has to power to touch the far reaches of darkness. 

That’s what Maya did. 

And that’s what YOU can do as well. 

Your challenge this week is to answer these two powerful questions:

  • In what areas can you allow myself to be more seen + heard?
  • What are you committed to doing to make this a reality?

Really take the time to write your answers down. 

If you need a little more inspiration:

 

Here’s one of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes:

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. ~Maya Angelou Click To Tweet

Here’s the poem I wrote in honor of Maya Angelou:

Beauty, Grace:: a poem in memory of Maya Angelou

Here’s to daring to be seen + heard!
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