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1st October 2020 • She Will Not Be Silenced with Keisha Shields • Keisha Shields
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Have you ever stepped back and said, I feel successful, or I made it? I was at a point in my life where you would think I had it all, but really I was miserable and allowed myself to lose my voice and identity. When I left, I brought that fear right into my next business until I learned not to let others’ control downplay my value.

In this episode I want to tell my story and help look inward and make sure you are not losing your voice in what you may think is success, so let’s dive in. 

[00:01 - 04:09] Opening Segment

  • Hello and welcome back!
  • Today’s topic go to YouTube for the video episode
  • Do you feel successful in your life? 
  • I know I’m here for a purpose 
  • When I would win, I’d ask what’s next

[04:10 - 16:55] Be Careful of Success

  • I talk about a story of a time I had a hard time feeling successful 
  • I had everything I could ask for but miserable in my role 
  • Unhealthy situation filled with tension and stress
  • I felt like a battered wife at work 
  • I started losing my voice 
  • It wasn’t about the title 
  • I didn’t recognize myself anymore
  • The breaking point 
  • Another day at the office became emotionally impossible 
  • I knew it was time to leave and go somewhere my voice was valued 
  • I felt I couldn’t leave the women under me in that environment 
  • Moving on 
  • Leaving the company 
  • I made sure each of my people got new and better positions 
  • Honor the successes you’ve made 
  • Remember your identity

[16:56 - 22:15] Managing Too Many Identities 

  • Knowing who I am now, I wouldn’t have walked away but they knew EXACTLY where I stood on things 
  • My time in my business 
  • I carried the fear in 
  • I got to a point where hiding was too much work
  • I started moving forward as Keisha 
  • I owned my voice

[22:16 - 25:28] Closing Segment

  • Be in control of your identity 
  • Get out of situations that make you question who you are
  • Doing my own work was life-changing
  • I am now secure in my own value 
  • Don’t let people downplay who you are 
  • Book a conversation with me 
  • Links below
  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes:

"When you feel like you made it, a lot of times it can be challenging for a lot of people to get out of their way, to seek more.” - Keisha Shields 

“I did the work, to remember who I was, to own my voice, to remember my confidence, to let it flow back out of me, and that was the best decision I ever made for myself. “ Keisha Shields

If you’d like to continue the conversation check out the Find Your Voice Course or visit You will now be able to see videos if you check out the Keisha Shields YouTube Channel where I will begin putting up more content for you to see. 

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