We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephanie Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stephanie, how do you think about risk?
No one ever made history playing scared. I have always been willing and ready to launch forward even while I was afraid. What risk taking has taught me is that failure is not as bad or as scary as we may imagine it to be. The only kind of failure that ever wins is the kind that causes us to stop trying. But as long as we keep going, we have not failed. This is my mindset and motto towards life.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a facilitator of purpose. I do not give or assign callings but I have been charged to help remind and reignite women in their callings from God. To do this, I host The Purpose Journey: 10 Day Discipleship program, as well as, The annual Purpose Journey Conference where dozens of women have gathered and experienced a renewal of their purpose like never before.
What sets this experience apart from others is that there are not 12 steps, 3 points, and a magic trick to make it all happen. It’s the ladies being held accountable to do their own work and allowing God to breathe on the rest. I hold them accountable, our community holds them accountable, and we all encourage each other to do better.
Getting to the point that I am today took me walking through my own journey towards purpose. Yet, to be honest, no one arrives at purpose, it’s an ongoing journey and we reach many milestones and checkpoints towards the goal. I have learned to enjoy the journey over the destination, and that walking alongside my Creator is a whole life hack. This mindset and posture has certainly helped me to overcome great challenges.
The main thing that I want the world to know about my “brand” and story is that it is never too late to get in purpose. You may feel lost, off track, or too late but the greatest indication that there is still purpose in you is that you are still alive. Let’s not waste another moment or second to become more intentional about your journey towards purpose.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’ve got to be honest and say that Atlanta is a special place with a lot of fun; we just don’t want everyone moving down here, lol. BUT, I would definitely take my friend to Ponce City Market rooftop for entertainment, games, and views of the city. Next, I would take them through the food hall downstairs where there are an array of cuisine choices from various backgrounds and cultures. Following that, I would make sure that they visited any of our exhibitions that are often featured at Atlantic Station and finally, end the night with some Insomnia Cookies. Last but not least, we would have to hit the DeKalb Farmers Market to stock up on some healthy, international, and tasty foods found from all over the world. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shoutout to my coach, Lakeisha Dixon also known as, the breakthrough strategist. It was her push and belief in me that reignited my confidence and passion to pursue purpose. Had it not been for our talks about understanding my gift, value, and calling, I would not be reaching so many women with a heart to see them launch into their purpose. Thank you LaKeisha for calling out my name in rooms that I wasn’t in and advocating for me to be heard from behind the scenes. You didn’t know I knew but I appreciate you believing in me behind my back.
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