We had the good fortune of connecting with Que Morgan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Que, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
One of my favorite quotes is by American Professor Brene Brown which says, “You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” I learned early on that owning your story is the first secret to success. Beyond that first secret, in my opinion I define success in three simple ways and that is being financially stable, being impactful and being at peace. I know that money doesn’t bring happiness but being able to provide for your family is very imperative. I also believe that success is measured by the impact that a person has on the world. The truth is money may carry status, but impact carries the weight. Lastly, success is mindfully being able to live in a place of peace despite the circumstances. I mean what does it matter if you have all the material things, you’ve made a difference, but you have no peace. Therefore, I believe success is measured by obtaining all 3 of these things and ultimately knowing that you can’t achieve success without believing that you deserve success.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a professional speaker, emcee, officiant, and brand influencer, I’ve work hard to turn mundane moments into memorable ones for every audience I meet. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to be recognized in a wide range of publications including The Michigan Chronicle and Speakers Magazine. I’ve also worked with brands like Buzzfeed, Bank of America, Head and Shoulders and most recently the self-guide mobile therapy app Bloom. Nevertheless, accomplishing these connections certainly hasn’t been easy. I’ve fought to find my voice, struggled with imposter syndrome, and even wanted to give up. But I’ve learned that the key to conquering and overcoming is realizing that the puzzle solver becomes the puzzle maker. The more you keep going and pressing through the hardships the better you become. So, I’ve learned to set aside everything I think I am not and I am owning everything I know I am.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, late last year I relocated to Oklahoma and have certainly been exploring some amazing places. I guess if my best friend came to the city we would have breakfast at the Neighborhood Jam, walk through the Myriad Botanical Garden, do some shopping at Quil Springs Mall, go bowling at the Main Event Entertainment and explore random art around the city. 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?
My shoutout is dedicated to my Grandmother Lula. She was certainly a woman of peace who embodied success on every level. I want to publicly thank her for being my lighthouse. Since her passing in 2018 I have undoubtedly made chasing my dreams a top focus.