Crystal Jackson B&W

Hi There!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. No matter who you are or where you are in life, you've taken the time to think about where you want to go from here. Just being here, reading this, is a bold act of readiness. So...Let's talk!

What it Means to be "Ready"

I talk a lot about being "ready," and I think it's important to explain what "ready" looks and feels like. Ready is NOT feeling fully prepared or having it all together. Bold moves usually feel daring because the opposite is true--you don't feel ready, in the traditional sense of the word. When I ask if you're "ready," I'm asking if you've had enough of coasting through life. I'm asking if you're tired of just surviving and ready to thrive. Don't worry if you don't have laser sharp vision or even know how to take the first step. Those are things I can help with. If you're ready, I am too.

No Woman is an Island

Looking back over my life, there is one thing that stands out to me. No matter where I was in life, there was a strong woman there to support, encourage, and empower me. Because of this, I rarely viewed myself as an individual out there striving alone (the few times I have fallen victim to this thinking, I saw negative and immediate results). My mother instilled a sense of a higher power that helped me remember I am not alone and brought me comfort. My sister helped me raise my daughter when I became pregnant at 15, my college study group members embraced my daughter and enabled me to be both mother and student, my counselor taught me to acknowledge and manage my mental health, my aunt provided support when I considered dropping out of my engineering program, and my case worker turned friend, saw to it that my daughter got the help she needed. My peers and mentors filled in gaps on the job, and dozens of others helped me along the way. All of these people played a part in my success and acknowledging that helps me see her purpose as larger and more complex. I can’t help but feel propelled to “bigger” things through the recognition of these collective efforts on my behalf. When you acknowledge and build your own team, you will feel this too.

It's Time to Get IN the Game!

You weren't made to just sit there looking pretty. You should be IN the game, making moves and changing the odds. The first step to making BIG things happen is doing a serious and honest self-inventory. Life is a game of strategy and if you're going to win, you'd better have one. It's not enough to just recognize your greatness, you have to act on it (and through it) to gain an advantage.