I have just returned from a powerful business conference; it was amazing, terrifying, energizing, and humbling all at the same time. So much so that after spending five days with thousands of inspiring women and little-to-no sleep, I am wide awake at midnight on Sunday night writing this blog. I’m Korena, owner and CEO of KeyMedia Solutions; welcome to my inner resolve.

The eWomenNetwork International Conference is a gathering of hundreds of female CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, and Executives looking for opportunity and education on growing their business. It is a place to come together and share challenges and success, encourage each other through common experience, and uplift one another to achieve individual goals. Maybe that sounds a bit “hokey,” but I can honestly say that I have never before been to a gathering as open, as powerful, or as inspirational as this.

I came home knowing that I needed to be better. A better mom, better wife, better boss/CEO, and better believer. I now have new tools and information needed to accomplish this. My take-away from the conference was two-fold.

1.      We all need to release some of the negatives in life to make room for more of the positives. That may mean making the difficult decision to hug and release the difficult people/clients; to consciously decide to surround ourselves with people that bring us joy. If it is true that you become the collective of the five people you spend the most time with, then we need to carefully choose those five people. Today, I am electing to build my inner circle; the core five that will help me become “better” than I am today.

2.      Fear is a powerful force. It prevents us from stepping out, taking risks, and embracing change. Fear can keep us safe, but more often it is the bond that holds us back. Come to terms that with the knowledge that you will ALWAYS have a level of fear in your life; but put it in the backseat instead of handing it the steering wheel. Get comfortable with it. Acknowledge it. Embrace it. Use it. If you are not at least little bit uncomfortable each day, you are not living to the fullest nor are you reaching your full potential.

So I am vowing today to implement my vision for the future and embrace my fear. I am terrified of saying my goals aloud as they will suddenly become very real and will hold an accountability that they do not have when unsaid. But here goes… my first leap of faith. I am going to build a Wisdom Circle group. This is something I have wanted to do for a while, but have not known how or where to start. That will not stop me any longer. Additionally, I am going to grow the business into a $10 million dollar company (wow that is a big number) before 2022. There. I said it. Whew that feels good!

With the support of my family, the assistance of my Business Coach, positive energy from my team, and my vision for the future, I know it will happen. I can see it already. God works through faith and through Him all things are possible. Are you with me?