Two weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer “break”.
This summer, this Summer will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward.
Get rid of things, thoughts, and people who bring you down or hold you back. When you’re trying to catch up or get ahead, the last thing you need is anything weighing you down. Bad habits, self-doubt, or that negative friend…gotta go so that you can focus on yourself and your goals.
This may sound harsh, and it may be hard. But it’s necessary and gets easier the more you believe in yourself and your dreams. The more focused you are on achieving your goals, the less tolerance you have for people and things that waste your time or drain your energy.
Although I don’t really like it when people say it, many people preface a conversation with me with, “I know you’re busy…”. It makes me question if I am always saying I’m busy or giving off a sign that maybe I’m too busy for people.
But it didn’t bother me for long.
They say, “Busy” but I what I hear is they know I don’t have time to waste.
I love people and live my life to help others, but I appreciate that people know that I don’t have time for or interest in gossip, lies, degrading, trivial or non-productive conversations or activities.
The purge is ongoing, but you are in control of who and what you allow into your life. And who and what you allow to stay and hold you back.
What in your life needs to take a backseat or a ride in a different direction so that you can get to the destination where you really want to be?
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!”.