During the past three days I've been reflecting on my amazing time in Orlando at the Speak to Impact LIVE! event. Every moment I spent with fellow entrepreneurs, I was able to elevate myself to another level. Our group was overcome by authentic and pure connections. I was surrounded by other entrepreneurs who were empowered to create the impossible. The pure openness of everyone and the ability to be coached in front of more than 300 people made my skin shiver. By the third day, I boldly walked up to the mic with my body sweating from head to toe. I knew it was my moment; I knew it was my time.
I knew it was now or never.
I listened to countless stories of what inspired other entrepreneurs. I knew exactly why I was there. I knew that my passion is to inspire others to take control of their financial future, to not let debt control their lives, and to not let a three-digit number determine what they can and can't do.
It was a pivotal point in my walk when I drew a line in the sand. It was time for my moment. It was time for me to make an impact on people. I was taking giant elephant steps. Some caused hesitation because I wanted to make the perfect impact. The moment I had been avoiding finally came; it was me and the mic. It was time to share my stand with the entire world. The words flooded out of my mouth from my gut, not my head. I stood before the mic, sharing my story with all my heart and might.
The crowd applauded and tears ran down my face. It was a magical moment. All three days were indescribable. Lifelong connections were made. Accountability partners were shaking hands. And world changers came together and decided that our stand was worth more than any circumstance — more than any feeling. I'm full of expectancy and desire to give the world everything I have. My name is Tanisha Layne. I stand for women to live their dreams, no matter what their circumstances. I believe that when women are focused on their God-given purposes, they are powerful beings able to create the impossible. You can be a part of this movement. Just ask me how.