Earlier this year I made a commitment to play bigger...in life, love, business, relationships, finances, health, and every area of my life. As soon as I made this commitment to God and to myself, bigger opportunities came into my life. You know what they say, “Be careful what you pray for…you just might get it so you better be ready.”
I’ll admit, I wasn’t ready for what God had in store for me…but He knew His plans for me and was waiting for me to ask.
A few weeks after I made the commitment to really show up big, I received a voicemail regarding the possibility of being a guest on a global, TV show called 1onOne with Damon Davis.
Say what? 1onOne with Damon Davis?! Who me?
The Mississippi girl who they used to call Nikki? Could this be real?
And it was more than real. So real that I replayed the voicemail a few times and immediately wanted to retreat. I was so paralyzed that I couldn’t even pick return the call for three whole days! In my fear, I wondered if they would get my message…
…Would it resonate with their audience?
…Will they believe me?
…How did they even hear about me?
…and on and on…
Then, I reflected on my committment to show up big so I returned the call. After just a 30-minute conversation, the show’s executives formally extended an invitation to be a guest on the show. Without a shadow of doubt, they received my message and mission 100%! Look at God!
The day of the show, fear masked by nervousness reared it’s ugly head again. I sat in the makeup chair planning and rehearsing everything that I was going to say. The thought of millions of people hearing my message
on this platform both excited and nauseated me. I could feel the internal war. I was trapped in
peace and a storm at the same time.
I began to whisper silent prayers for God’s help and before I knew it, it was show time, aka show up big time!
My husband looked over and reassured me that everything would be fine. God spoke through my husband, as he said, “You can’t practice what’s within you. You have lived it, know it, and just share it.” His words calmed me and suddenly the rehearsal seemed pointless. I realized I didn’t need to rehearse what I knew to be true. I felt like I was literally having a conversation in my living room with a friend, as the answers came so effortlessly and naturally. I was humbly reminded that when you’re living in your purpose, you just know it!
I know for sure that my prayer to play bigger this year opened up this door for me. I hadn’t planned on being a guest on a global TV show but this was something I’ve desperately wanted. When I learned their plight of finding guest to share their message with revolutionary entrepreneurs, authors, and ministers, I was even more confident that I was supposed to be a guest to serve others.
My appearance on 1onOne with Damon Davis is not about me.
It is so much bigger than me!
It’s about spreading my message on the power of living your purpose. I believe that purpose has no boundaries, geographical constraints, social class restrictions, race stipulations, or any other man-made barriers. It is for EVERYONE.
I personally invite you to check out the show in June 27th at 5am EST on the IMPACT network. There are 2 ways to tune in:
TV: Check your cable TV guide for IMPACT and watch it live. If you don’t wish to get up at 5am, DVR it.
Online: IMPACT also airs live from its website here.
I know it’s early in the morning BUT if you want to play bigger, I encourage you to simply show up. I can promise that my message will encourage you in some way.
Will you show up big on the 27th?
I hope to see you bright and early on the Tuesday!
Nicole, the Purpose Extraordinaire