Myranda Barreau – Stronger With Her

Myranda’s laugh can be heard about two miles away. No better way to start this highlight about her. Her bubbly personality stands out very well. There is a genuineness about her that magnetizes people to her. One of her most valuable virtues is humility. She wears it well and this allows her to always see the best in others. She is an Assistant Director at a university in NJ where she works with student clubs and organizations on events, programming and leadership development. She provides advisement to the students and also creates community service/civic engagement opportunities for the campus.

Here goes my virtual questionnaire with Myranda:

  1. What is one thing you would you like the audience to know about you?

I am a dreamer… I often find myself thinking about what it would be like to have an abundance of resources where I could help my family and friends with all of their needs. I am also a loyal friend and I love to build relationships with people.

  1. How do you deal with failures, hardships, judgmental and pessimistic people? 

When it comes to failures or hardships, I tend to pray a lot and fast after I have had my meltdown. I find that it’s okay to cry as long as I get myself out of my “funk” and kick-in my faith. I also strategize, plan on how to move forward and rely on my support systems as well. As far as judgmental or pessimistic people, it honestly depends on the situation but I tend to try to remain positive. If someone becomes overwhelmingly negative to my well-being, then I begin to consider how to cut ties to that person or how to ignore their negativity.

  1. What is the one thing that you would say contributed most to your success?

After God, it is networking. As I mentioned before, I am big on building relationships and every job I have gotten since graduate school has been a result of some connection I had or a referral. I also believe that consistency is an important factor in success as well as hard work. There are no shortcuts to success.

  1. What advice would you offer women wanting to be like you and make a difference?

Be your best you. Be authentic, respect yourself and others, and practice integrity at all times. Kindness is still cool, you don’t need to compete with anyone and most of all, be content in your season. Everyone has a different path in life and it is ok if you move at a slower pace. No matter what, JUST KEEP MOVING!

 With her I am stronger. Her strengths will carry me through. Her life and her journey teach me to always be authentic, persistent and consistent. Though life keeps throwing curveballs at me, I should keep moving. In my time, I will arrive. So, what’s in store for her in 2018? She is marrying Junior, the love of her life.

Here is to a wonderful and fruitful marriage Myranda,
Cheers!

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