There is a secret ingredient that all winners have. Now before I tell you what that ingredient is – understand that some folks can fool some of the people some of the time, but hell if they can fool all of the people all of the time, it’s not possible! Also understand that there are even some people that can claim success – and still be a miserable phony, for a little while that is. It always catches up to them however. And then there are the people who have this amazing secret ingredient called AUTHENTICITY.
Their entire focus in on being who they are inside and out. They have no time trying to pretend to be like other people. They are happy being THEMSELVES!
If you like authenticity, and you admire passion, then you will love this show with TENNESHA WOOD. Wise beyond her years; there are so many important and cool lessons in our talk today, that you’ll be tempted to start the broadcast all over again once you finish the first time. But hey, let’s not give all the credit to Tennesha, her mom from Minneapolis, Minnesota perhaps deserves some of the applause here. You’ll need to listen to the show to fully understand. But let me share this fascinating quote that Tennesha shared with me about her mom.
“Mom always says, the only evidence you have is that things always get better, you’ve never had something so horrible happen that you never recovered from it. It’s never not been okay!”
Meet Tennesha Wood, she is a host, TV personality, and blogger living in New York City. Raised in Minnesota by Jamaican parents; think Fargo meets Cool Runnings.
With over 150 online dates, she was left with endless stories and lasting lessons. Through all these dates, she found her true passion; learning about how relationships form and what truly makes them last. Her mantra is know you, be you, love you. She believes that love starts within, once you love yourself and embrace authenticity, love will find its way to you.
Tennesha explores endless topics around love on her podcast: Dating, Relationships, and Love (DRL) while taking an intimate and honest look at what it means to date in the digital age. DRL shares stories and advices with the help of featured guests including singles, couples, exes, and experts. Tennesha takes pride in that she lives her life as an open book because she believes that we all want love and we all go through the same struggles to get it. Being an open book led her to join the cast of FYI’s #Blacklove in 2015.
We start with what we call ‘THE ENLIGHTENED ROUND‘, so that we may get to know Tennesha Wood better. Let’s start with her favorite quote,
“THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP,” LAO TZU
The must read book you must check out is: The power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg.
The one website that everyone needs to know about is BuzzFeed.
Best social media tool for Tennesha is: Instagram.
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Now on to ‘MAKING YOUR MARK‘, follow along in the podcast using the guide below to chart your own course for success and adventure!
- Are entrepreneurs/leaders born or made?
- Who gave you your first big break?
- Your cardinal rule to becoming a standout entrepreneur/leader?
- Greatest success in your career and how did you celebrate?
- What is your kryptonite?
- How do you deal with difficult people?
- Single best advice you’ve ever been given?
- What advice would you give to someone starting out on their career path?
- What is the single biggest sacrifice in your career?
- If you had 2 minutes to share advice with your 21 year old self, what would you say and why?