#HerAgendaLive went on a road trip to Virginia College in Richmond for a discussion with students about achieving goals and overcoming obstacles no matter what.
Founder and CEO Rhonesha Byng started by touring the campus which offers diploma/certificate programs in business, cosmetology, culinary arts, health and medical, information technology and trades. The students on campus come from all walks of life and were excited to ask questions about how to take their dreams and put them in drive.
The event opened with Byng asking the crowd to raise their hand “If one day you’re super motivated to take on the world and tackle your goals. And the next day you’re like what’s the point.” As the hands went up in the room, Byng explained that “Fear will make you think you are not worthy of your weighty dreams.”
But how do you get over fear to achieve your ambitions? Byng challenged the crowd to “Feel the fear and do it anyway. It’s knowing that the power within me is greater than the fear before me.”
Byng shared how 2016 was the worst year of her life because she endured her parents divorce and she relocated to a new state for an opportunity that ultimately would have forced her to change her company. “I was told to my face that my company was not worth investing in.”
She said remembering her purpose helped her to reset and refocus. “When you have a dream or goal that is in sync or in line with your calling, it is literally your responsibility to create a plan and honor your agenda.” Byng added that 2017 was the best year of her life, which included accomplishments like being named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in two different categories.
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The real gems were dropped when she laid out six keys to achievement that acted as the foundation for her success:
Find Your Why
Create Your Mantra
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask
Delay Is Not Denial
The event closed with an inspiring call to action “Use every resource that you have available to you. Find resources that you need and if it doesn’t exist, create it. No matter what.”