Elegance Extraordinaire! Modesty Overload! Are what come to mind when I think of Lissa. But, before I knew her as such, I knew her as a singer and praise and worship leader. We sadly live in a society where beauty is defined by all of our physical adornments, 20-inch bundles, pearls, Mac Ruby Woo lippie, Coco Chanel fragrances and the like. Lissa has trend-setted a whole new era. Beauty is an aggregate quality of what is within. Her adornments are grace, confidence and meekness. Her confidence exudes in the room when she walks in. Has she always been as confident as she is now? No! This was something that she had to make a conscious effort in wearing everyday. She shared that she had to “reclaim” her confidence. She wears it beautifully. She’s been featured on Eloquii and received some great opportunities. I couldn’t help but notice how she still remains humble through all the fame she gained. She still remains approachable and very amiable. These are great qualities that mirror a matured woman. Mature she is indeed.
Here is my virtual interview with Lissa:
- What do you do?
Aside from my full-time job is a legislative assistant, I am a praise and worship leader, a plus-size fashion blogger, an elegance promoter and an aspiring motivational speaker.
- What is one thing you would you like the audience to know about you?
I am a work in progress. And so are most people you see doing great things. Most of us are not where we want to be yet, but we are trusting God in the journey.
- How do you deal with failures, hardships, judgmental and pessimistic people?
I see failures and hardships as stepping stones to success. They generate faith and endurance so I try to do my best through the challenges I face. And if my best doesn’t work out, I believe God’s best for me will always prevail. So I bring every failure, hardship or challenge to Him in prayer! When it comes to Judgmental and pessimistic people, I stay far away from them. The Bible talks about guarding our hearts above all else for it determines the course of our lives. So with everything in me I protect the vision God has given me and make sure that I surround myself with people who believe in me, speak life over me and pray for me.
- What is the one thing that you would say contributed most to your success?
Me finally letting go of my fear of failing.
- What advice would you offer women wanting to be like you and make a difference?
Whatever gift talent God placed in your life, use every single one of them to His glory. Whatever He inspires you to do, if it’s brewing in your heart daily, do it! Even if you never considered doing it for yourself, others’ livelihood depend on it. You may open a door for a generation that will never have to question whether they should (or shouldn’t) follow their dreams and live out their purpose because you will be a living proof that it can be done.
I’m stronger with her. Every counselor needs a counselor. As an inspirational blogger I too find myself needing inspiration. I always look forward to getting a new post alert from IAmPlus.Co. I can count on her post to pick me up.
Here is to doing a project with Jill Scott, Lissa
[*] Check out her blog at www.IAmPlus.Co