Recently, I had the pleasure of engaging in a great conversation with Jovita N. Miller about purpose for my podcast. Jovita provided some very compelling points and I want to share them with you.
Jovita admitted that she was among the many of us who have felt unsettled with their purpose. In fact, she ran away from it for as long as she could. She literally got to a point where she was asking herself why people were coming to her with their problems. At an earlier point in her life, people were coming to her for help with their issues. She couldn’t understand why. It took her a long time to realize that she needed to stop running away from people and face the fact that she was meant to help people with these types of issues.
Jovita found herself in the right place at the right time one day when she went to an event that a friend asked her to accompany her to. Without the personal invite, it’s likely that Jovita would never have been there. Without her saying yes, it would have been a missed opportunity. The event enlightened her and gave her the first glimpse of what her life could look like.
Once she realized what her purpose was, Jovita got a new perspective on life and invested in herself. she gave herself the permission she needed to be who she was meant to be and started her business, Jovita N. Miller Enterprises. With her business, Jovita gives boss women permission to be free to live a life of abundance, unapologetically.
Grow Through Your Challenges
Jovita admits that getting acclimated to the business mindset was not an easy transition. In fact, it was a process. Challenges came and they continue to come but one thing she realized is that there weren’t quick fixes. Success doesn’t happen overnight. So, she had to gradually work through her challenges — one challenge at a time.
“If you see the light at the end of the tunnel, you’re going to keep working towards that light . . . You will get over all of the challenges.” – Jovita N. Miller
The first thing she had to do was recognize the challenges, then she vowed to make a list of what those challenges were. She prioritized them and slowly began to work through them. She slowly began checking those challenges off her list, one at a time. She added that consistency throughout was very important to overcoming the challenges and growing her business.
Get Out of Your Own Way
She also realized that she was the reason some of those challenges existed. As she continued to work her business, she learned enough to know that she needed to get out of her own way and look to someone who could offer guidance. She invested in a business coach who guided her through some of those challenges and held her accountable for the success of her business.
In order for this to happen, Jovita says you have to be willing to learn from and follow someone else. You have to relinquish a little control as you’re transitioning and making the shift to the person you’re becoming. Jovita says you have to shift. When you shift, you stand in your truth, you honor yourself, you invest in yourself, and it’s only then that you’re able to transform your life.
Jovita goes on to say that we also block our path of destiny when we procrastinate. Stop procrastinating! Don’t allow fear to keep you from living your purpose. Get out of your own way and launch your business. Give yourself the permission you need to get going and your purpose will present itself.
“When it’s your purpose and what you’re supposed to be doing, you will know it and you will walk confidently and boldly in it.”
Finally, Jovita will be the first to admit that life will get in the way, but don’t run from your purpose. Pursue your business regardless of how saturated you may think the market is. No one will do your business like you. You are unique — one of a kind. Give yourself permission to pursue your dream. Walk in it.
Listen to the full episode of my discussion with Jovita N. Miller. Don’t just listen and keep on with your life but take the time to really listen to discern your next steps to fulfill your purpose.