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Slow Down, Baby. You’re Moving Too Fast.

Last night, I put in about two. Today, it seems like I worked it all day only taking breaks to eat and to have a couple of meetings.  What is it? Online driving school.

After my last day at FedEx, I spent the next six weeks traveling with only one day in Memphis. On that one day, I got a speeding ticket. I had been working on a project, didn’t want to stop, and ended up rushing to my doctor’s appointment.  I was pressed for time. Trying to get a lot done and now was stopped by the police.

This stop ended up costing me SO much more time.  A couple of months later I had to go downtown to court (3+ hours) where I was offered driving school. I opted for the online course which, like I said to start this post, took me what felt like an entire day. I have so many other things to do primarily to develop my business which is what I was doing the day I ended up rushing to the doctor’s office and getting stopped. Slowed down.

The lesson learned. Rushing doesn’t get you there faster. In fact, sometimes, it slows you down or keeps you from getting there at all. From now on, I am going to do my best to slow myself down and control my time better so that someone else won’t have to do it for me.



I’m Summer Owens, and my passion is helping youth and young adults realize success no matter what obstacles they face. As an international resilience and leadership keynote speaker, author, S.O. What! Success Coach, and creator of the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum, I empower people to say, “So what!” to even their greatest challenges.  provide a framework to help people see past their challenges and focus on solutions using the S.O. What! Success System (Overcome Obstacles + Eliminate Excuses + Calculate Choices = S.O. What! Success). Through keynotes, workshops, books, online courses, and workbooks, I use life’s challenges and my own story of resilience as a rape survivor and teen mom success story to help others confidently pursue their dreams.

Looking for an inspiring college motivational speaker? A high school literacy curriculum? A middle school life skills workbook? A great example for teen mothers? A women’s empowerment or single mother’s conference speaker?  I’m your girl and will help any audience say, “S.O. What!”.