“Making the decision to get up every morning and do the things that make you happy, making a choice to find beauty and find love in everything you do, recognising your voice and your power every single day and not giving up on you no matter what the circumstances are…that’s what it means to live life on your terms.”
~Dr Froswa Booker-Drew
Dr Froswa Booker-Drew describes herself as someone who is trying to figure out how to become her best self and how to do it in a way that impacts others so they can live better lives.
Frowsa is Director of Community Affairs/Strategic Alliances for the State Fair of Texas, as well as an author, speaker, and consultant. It would be fair to say she leads an extremely busy life and we kick off this episode talking about how she manages it and prioritises me-time.
This week we cross the subjects of busyness (when you’re in captivity to activity), the stories we tell ourselves and how those stories are tied to our identity and the relationships we attract into our lives, how she ended up featured in a documentary that follows 7 women from Dallas to India as well as her love of 80’s music.
After listening to this episode I’m sure you’ll understand why Froswa was a semi-finalist in the SMU Ted Talks in 2012 and presenter at the United Nations in 2013…she’s engaging, funny and share shares a powerful message that hits you at the core of your being.
Words of Wisdom
Not all money is good. Sometimes we will take on opportunities where the cost is a lot more than you realise. It’s about going after the things that allow you to be yourself without sacrificing you or those you love because of a decision that you’ve made.
Know your story. Be aware of the good, bad and ugly and knowing the things that trigger you and make you unhappy because when you know those it allows you to go into a situation more prepared. When you know what your non-negoitables are it’s so much easier to know what you won’t tolerate.
It is hard to love other people when you don’t love you.