Lucinda Cross is a best-selling author, internationally-renowned speaker, master coach, platform strategist, TEDx speaker, and founder of the Activate Movement. She’s been featured on the Today Show, in the NY Times, Essence magazine, and many more media outlets. I heard about Lucinda when she was a guest on Episode 47 of the Trailblazers podcast with my friend Stephen Hart. I wanted her on the show after that episode, but when I looked her up and learned her story, I KNEW I had to do anything and everything to make it happen Thankfully, Lucinda said yes after my first ask and she’s here today!
TWEET: “I had to go even harder after my #dreams because society had already cancelled me out.” #LucindaCross
Defy the Odds
What do you do when circumstances DON’T go your way? Are you tempted to give up and quit? Lucinda shares how a bad choice in college led to her incarceration and how she had to serve her time—for almost five years! Even though prison took a chunk of her journey, she didn’t let it stop her. She came back stronger than ever and more determined than ever to go even harder after her dreams.
TWEET: “I tried to speed up success and it didn’t go my way.” #LucindaCross
The Fab Five +1
Do you enjoy the journey in chasing YOUR dreams? Lucinda learned from her mom the value of a vision board, and it’s a technique she still uses today. Her “fab five + 1” are faith, family, friends, finances, fitness, and fun—these are represented on her vision board at all times. Her motto is “No one will outwork me on my own dream!”
TWEET: “It’s not what you see, but who you’re becoming.” #LucindaCross
The “WE nation”
Do you look to lift others up and give support when they need it? This attitude is a big part of Lucinda’s message. She calls it “promoting a WE nation in a ME world.” There is power when we support each other and build a team. People are drawn to the bigger vision. You are never attractive when you are out for yourself!
TWEET: “People are drawn to the bigger vision.” #LucindaCross
Guest Recommendation: ONE action for a dream chaser to take—“Create a vision board. It will have your dreams chasing you!”
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE:
[1:07] Lucinda’s interesting background
[2:30] Keeping a positive mindset
[4:12] How vision boards helped Lucinda
[8:04] Turning things around and creating a WE nation
[10:27] The Comic-Con attitude of gratitude
[12:07] The Activate Movement and Conference (coming in September!)
[14:14] Putting together the Activate Movement
[16:02] Tired of being the best-kept secret
[18:51] Small steps to the main stage
[22:32] Silencing the critics and redefining success