Author - Gwen Witherspoon

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When I read, “Write the vision, and make it plain…” in Habakkuk 2: 2, I see that your vision isn’t plain when you write it down once. Making it plain is a process. So, for over seven years now, I have incorporated my proprietary V.I.V.I.D.™ Model for growth and development. It’s a way of thinking about writing your vision, and I have incorporated it into everything I do–when I coach entrepreneurs, develop brand strategies for clients, manage projects, and [...]

Beyond the Vision Board: Make your dream V.I.V.I.D.™

I recently had my first Vision Board experience. Since I have been a dreamer my entire adult life, I didn’t come to the process with a whole lot of enthusiasm. You see, at one time in my life, my visions and dreams literally lined my bedroom walls with stacks of notes, images, designs, plans under charts and diagrams…my entire bedroom. I know vision. “Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping [...]

This Inspirational Quote Changed The Life Of Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross shares the one quote that changed her life forever.

Posted by HuffPost Black Voices on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Joy Collector: Ode to Aging

Left to right: College 1985, single mom 1986 (28 lbs lighter), 2008, August 2015 I just saw this HuffPost Black Voices video on Facebook featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, and it struck me when she said, “…really listen. Not just to what’s happening outside of you, but inside of you. Be who we are in a very full and beautiful way…” My mind flashed through the honest truth that I feel more beautiful, capable, confident, and fulfilled than ever…today…right now. As I approach [...]

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Something to Guide You

Any company you’ve ever worked for probably has a mission, vision and values. The idea is that they should be the basis for everything they do. Your life really is no different. What could be more important than your ultimate success and fulfillment? There’s no way to know exactly what steps to take as you pursue your dreams. However, your direction has to come from a clear understanding of what matters to you. You need your own personal mission, vision, [...]

Dreaming is Hard Work

The word “dream” is so general…so intangible…at least it can be. But without dreams, life isn’t fulfilling at all. Every one of us needs something to strive for, something on the horizon. Having a dream doesn’t mean that you’re sitting around waiting for that “something” to come to you. Dreaming is an action. You are the hero risking everything for it…or better yet, becoming whatever the dream needs. You have to become the Prophet of your own future. That’s really it, you know. Having [...]

Living a Life at Play

When I talk about “Play”, I’m not talking about having more time for leisure. Rather, it is spending more time becoming yourself, living life at your best. You could describe it as finding the problem that you were created to solve. Play is about living in the now, being accountable for who you are to create the future you dream of and make a difference in this world. When you are discovering and building on your strengths, everything changes – [...]

Personal Brand: 7 Signs You Need to Rebrand Yourself

7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Personal Brand

I am 52 years old, and I suppose like most of the AARP generation, I don’t feel any different than when I was 25. I am still that hopeful, joyous, inspired soul…who always wanted to be and live as an artist. You could say that I have been building my personal brand over a lifetime…one heartbreak, one triumph, and one hairstyle at a time. There have been turning points…moments, decisions that led to shifts in my perceptions of myself. Baudacity [...]

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