We had the good fortune of connecting with CT Cook and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi CT, what matters most to you?
The value that means the most to me is that all of us have inherent worth. I’m so passionate about it, that I’m currently building a business around it! Society and media will tell you that you’ll be worthy enough when:
*you have a certain number of social media followers
*you have a certain amount of money in your checking/savings account
*when you reach a certain salary or tax bracket
*when you get that specific job title
*when you weigh a certain amount or look a certain way
*and on and on and on
The truth about worth is that you already are worthy. You don’t have to achieve anything, you don’t have to make anything, you are worthy just because you exist. Full stop. I believe that if we knew this about ourselves, I mean truly and wholeheartedly believed that we are inherently worthy; that the world would change for the better.
We would treat ourselves better if we knew without a doubt we were worthy. We would treat each other better if we looked at each other as worthy. It truly is a domino effect. If I treat myself with respect and honor because I know I’m worthy, I will in turn treat others with respect and honor because they are just as worthy as I am. I will allow myself grace when I stumble, and will extend the same to others.
To use my favorite analogy: Inherent worth is like a candle. If I share it with someone else, it doesn’t dim my light, but it does light the wick of someone else. If they turn around and light someone else, eventually, we will illuminate the world.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Courtney Tierra LLC is an umbrella company for all things me. I am an educator, a storyteller, a servant leader, and a worth reminder. Not only will I impart knowledge, I will also do my best to make you feel good about yourself. You deserve to know how dope you are. You deserve to know that you are amazing as the person you are right in this moment.
I actually never wanted to be a business owner and yet, somehow the universe has brought me here. Exactly where I belong in the world. It has definitely been challenging in many ways. I am an introvert, but in order to get my name out there, I have to do many things outside of my comfort zone. I knew absolutely nothing about business, marketing and the like, and I’ve had to learn as I go. I already knew that I was strong and resilient, but having and growing a business is showing parts of my self that I never knew existed. The pride I have in myself has increased exponentially in the past year.
I want the world to know that you are Worthy Of Respecting, Trusting, & Honoring Yourself.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Honestly, there are so many that have helped me along my journey. I consider them my earthly angels: my framily (they may not be related by blood, but they are my forever family), those that have supported and prayed for me, and those that I don’t yet know who will play a part in the story of my life. Thank you all from the bottom of my little heart.
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