Shining From Within

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 | No Comments



Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

–Maya Angelou





I remember, probably four years ago, at the end of an OnStage session in Dallas, we were all standing around talking and I asked the group of newly-minted-graduates, thoroughly spent from the day’s intensity, “What’s different?  How are you different now than you were this morning?” And one of the participants (who has since become a very dear friend) said, “We’re all sparkly.  It’s like we’re shining from within!”

It’s a moment I’ll never forget.  She so perfectly captured my experience.  Yes!  They shine!

And it’s why I have the best job in the whole wide world.  I don’t mean to be boastful, but it’s true.  I get to see people, over the course of the day, own their brilliance.  And every time it takes my breath away.

It’s a beautiful thing to see people sparkle.  From within.

We all have it – that inner brilliance.  When we step into our purpose and our power it’s inevitable – we can’t help but shine.  So the big question is, why wait?  You don’t need a program, or permission, or the perfect moment.  The time to shine is now.

Because you can.  We all can.



Dedicated to yesterday’s group that took my breath away.  Thanks so much to Breonny Lee for this gorgeous photo taken of sparkly Norell and Anthony at our OnStage Leadership graduate reunion in 2011.

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