Skip to content

Wednesday Wisdom: Core Traits for Success

May 24, 2023

Wednesday Wisdom, Inspiration, Motivation for Women Entrepreneurs, Female Business Owners, Women in Sports

I’ve always liked to be where the action happens. Whether that was trying out to be our sixth-grade class speaker, attempting to get my all-girls slate elected for our 9th-grade class, leading as women entrepreneurship was on the rise in the early 1990s, or even sitting on the tenth hole at a major golf tournament at 6 a.m. to be the closest one to the stars. Sometimes I wonder if loving action naturally meant a career in the event field.

Since losing all my hair four years ago, which changed the trajectory of my personal and professional career due to a natural interest in not wanting to be in front of a crowd, I must admit I miss it. Could it be something so ingrained in a person for fifty years isn’t easy to put to rest? If we believe we are born with God-given talents and a unique way to change the world for the better, then it makes sense we find resistance to changing our fundamental ways of being.

Uticuse Hellbenders Rugby Team (Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham holding rugby ball)

As my energy rose all day yesterday as I prepared to learn rugby for the first time with my cousin Paige, I knew having an event to attend in the afternoon, that I created, is the reason why I was so happy. Better yet, event days mean being with other women. Yesterday’s event was being with women I have never met and wondering all day what they’d think of a 58-year-old bald chick trying their sport.

Rory McIlroy (left) and Michael Block (right) – PGA Championship 2023

By now you should recognize the name Michael Block if you watch any news -especially sporting news. Michael is an average PGA professional and golfer who works for a club in California but signed up to compete to win a spot at the PGA Championship this past weekend in Rochester. Guess what? By entering this name in the event, playing his “own game” amongst the best, he secured himself a top 15 win, the admiration of everyone watching this humble guy, and chances to play more elite golf – all because he signed up for an event, stayed in his lane, and believed something good might happen. Isn’t this what we all want?

Palm Heart Photograph by Adam Higginbotham

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is to inspire you to touch base with the core of who you are, what you love to do, what you think you were born to do, and what you still want to do at a higher level and lean into it more. Humans are not meant to be static in their lives, decisions, or opportunities. We are born to dream, do, and do again whether we succeed or fail. Believe you belong trying at a higher level too and look for other women (or men) who have achieved what you hope to achieve and follow suit.

I’ll keep planning sporting and business events for women as long as they attend because I don’t think it is something I am capable of letting go of….quite yet.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: