Yesterday I said “no thank you” to a keynote speaker opportunity I was really looking forward to this year because I promised myself that I wasn’t going to attach myself to opportunities where my worth was not recognized or devalued.
An organization reached out to me about a few months ago to ask me to speak for their event and I said “yes, I would love to.” Every week since then, they have reached out to me to tell me that the organization can’t support this, can’t support that, can’t accommodate this, can’t accommodate that, etc., etc.
If this would’ve happened last year when I first started this entrepreneur journey, I’d really be upset.
But because I FRFR (for real) know my worth now, I boldly and confidently said “I’m sorry, but we cannot proceed because of the following reasons”
✋🏾I’m taking away time from my family, especially when I travel long distances to speak and time is NOT a renewable resource💰
✋🏾As a speaker (with 30 years of military experience), I take what I do very seriously and I practice for hours and hours to deliver an➡️
🎤 POWERFUL message for my audiences💰
✋🏾 I’m not above speaking for a small fee on smaller stages, in fact, I’ve done a ton of no-fee speaking events, but I’m not willing to be taken advantage of when I’m asked to speak on bigger platforms💰
If this means lesser speaking engagements for me, I’m A-OKAY because I’m making room for the opportunities and organizations who not only recognize my worth but most importantly are willing to AMPLIFY MY WORTH💰💰💰
Keep on SLAYin’ until you can’t SLAY no more🔥
Rochelle “SLAY Queen” Hemingway
CEO, SLAY To Success, LLC
Speaker | Author | Coach/Mentor | USAF Veteran
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