We had the good fortune of connecting with Tracey Massey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tracey, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
I’m an avid reader so there are many books that have had an impact on me in some way. The one book that stands out is “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. I like this book because it teaches how to create and maintain healthy habits. One of the concepts of the book teaches how to be 1% better than you were the day before. One percent may not seem like it would make an impact, but it does. Focusing on being 1% better than you were the day before shows a steady improvement, which is encouraging, and helps to keep you from feeling overwhelmed by whatever goals you are working towards.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Living My EmPOWERed Life is a faith-based agency teaching women affected by tragedy how to disrupt the cycle of grief. Getting here was not easy. I actually fought telling the world about me being a Grief Coach because nothing about me looks like grief. I obtained the certification so that I could have another tool under my belt. I barely made it through the training because it was soooooo depressing! Even the people I followed on social media who specialized in grief were depressing to me. I didn’t want to make people feel the same way I felt and I knew grief was a heavy subject. It took the persistent persuasion of a few people to convince me that grief was a good fit for me. They showed me that my unique voice was needed in this area. I’ve learned to listen to wise counsel and immediately implement what they advise. Great mentors will not steer you in the wrong direction, but you have to do the work and reach out when you need assistance. I’ve also learned to reach out to and/or hire people who are strong in the areas where I am weak and in areas where I am strong. I found out the hard way that I should not do it all. I need to be able to focus on serving my clients and creating content that is impactful. I can’t do that if I am trying to figure out why a link isn’t working. My story has many chapters, but I want the world to know that I wouldn’t rewrite a single one. I’ve experienced many losses. The greatest loss happened in 2006 when my daughter died. She is the inspiration behind Living My EmPOWERed Life. Losing my daughter is by far the hardest thing I’ve had to endure. My greatest pain has become my greatest passion because of her. I am most excited about the launch of my new group coaching program that will allow me to reach and impact more women. My mission is to impact 100 women in 2021. I can’t wait to see the transformations!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh! This is a great question! I love to create memories so this is right up my alley. My bestie and I are heading to The Seychelles! The beaches are beautiful and the resorts are luxurious. We’d have to stay at least twelve days because the travel time is long. Can you tell I’ve thought about this? We are hanging out on the beach, by the pool, and in the spa. We definitely have to hire a makeup artist to come in and highlight our sun-kissed skin and a photographer for a photoshoot. This trip would be all about recharging our spirits and pampering. We are super busy (even in a pandemic), so this time will give us an opportunity to unplug from the world for a few days. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate my shoutout to my mentor, Dr. Elizabeth Threatt and my best friends, The DIVAS. These women have loved me through the worst of times. They push me to be greater and remain focused. They speak life over me. They are my gatekeepers, cheerleaders, and prayer warriors.
Linkedin: Tracey Massey
Facebook: Living My EmPOWERed Life
Other: email: firstname.lastname@example.org Podcast: The Charging Station (found on your preferred Podcast listening platforms).
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