Where Leading Ladies Thrive

The Entrepreneurial First Lady

WITH JEVONNAH "LADY J" ELLISON

Thrive!

Episode #18 - When Your Blessings Bump
Into You...Literally

Summary

Today, I want to share a story with you about how a man recently hit the back of my car, and how all things truly worked out for the good. Sometimes your blessings bump into you—literally!

We can’t control what happens to us, but we can absolutely control our response, and that’s what makes all the difference. You can have grace even under pressure, and I want you to feel confident in your ability to love others even in difficult moments.

Here’s my story: I was on my way back from my Thursday Bible study. As I sat waiting at a red stoplight, I got slammed into from behind by a giant black SUV. The impact was so strong that I was shocked. The driver got out of the SUV and came around to my window. I saw that he was shaking as he asked if I was okay. He was so apologetic, and as I saw his hands shaking, I felt compelled to ask if I could take his hands so we could pray together.

After that prayer, the trajectory of the entire incident changed. Everything felt lighter. I was fine, he was fine, even the cars were ultimately fine. Amazingly, I also learned that this man is in a high position with one of the contracting firms here. He extended an invitation to come speak to his employees about having grace under pressure.

People ask me all the time how to get clients, but you can’t plan events like this! Making human contact with people, and treating others the way you want to be treated, is one of the very best marketing tactics. Operate with character and integrity, and the opportunities will come to you.

Tune into this episode to learn more about this incident, as well as why your decisions about how to respond to what happens to you can make all the difference.

In This Episode

[00:57] - Welcome to episode 18! Jevonnah explains what she’ll talk about today, and shares the moral of the story.
[02:35] - Jevonnah loves responding to your questions! If you have one, go to this link to ask Jevonnah your question. Also, don’t forget to join her Thrive! group on Facebook!
[03:11] - We hear Jevonnah’s story about being crashed into from behind.
[05:04] - The prayer that Jevonnah and the man who crashed into her shared changed the entire incident.
[05:47] - Jevonnah couldn’t possibly have created a business plan for something like this, she points out.
[07:08] - What does grace under pressure mean for you?
[08:12] - Jevonnah offers words of wisdom about taking time to slow down and responding positively to negative incidents.
[09:06] - Take a moment to let Jevonnah know how you have had grace under pressure! You can contact her at this link.
[09:40] - Registration for Jevonnah’s Thrive Mastermind is now open. This only happens once a year, so don’t miss your chance!

Memorable Quote or Takeaway

"You can have grace even under pressure, and I want you to feel confident in your ability to love others even in difficult moments." - Jevonnah "Lady J" Ellison

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