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May 29, 2019

Welcome to She Leads Podcast Season 4, Episode 5! This episode of She Leads Podcast features Dr. Sharon H. Porter founder of SHP Enterprise Inc.  Dr. Sharon H. Porter is an Author, Educator, and Publisher who leads her life like the Boss she is. To hear Dr. Sharon H. Porter's take on leadership, listen to her interview as she discusses the importance of leading with integrity, surrounding yourself with empowering individuals, and not letting a delay mean denial.  

Dr. Sharon H. Porter Bio

Dr. Sharon H. Porter, (Dr. Sharon), is an Educator, Author, Interview Host, and Publisher. She has served as an educator for over 25 years and is a former elementary and middle school principal.

She is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, National-Louis University, The Johns Hopkins University, Walden University, and Howard University.

Dr. Sharon is the host of The I Am Dr. Sharon Show, a LIVE weekly in-studio interview show, owner of SHP Enterprise Inc. which consist of Perfect Time SHP LLC, Coaching, Consulting, and Book Publishing Firm, The GRIND Entrepreneur Network, Write the Book Now, and SHP Media.

She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, International Association of Women (IAW), an Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Sister 4 Sisters Network, Inc., Professional Women of Winston-Salem, and the DMV Mastermind.

Nicole Walker’s Interview Commentary

I really enjoyed this interview with Dr. Sharon and I hope you did as well!

I agree with Dr. Sharon’s viewpoint on the importance of surrounding ourselves with the right people, to protect our energy and aid in our continual growth. I absolutely loved Dr. Sharon’s analogy of necessity of a co-pilot on a plane in relation to having co-pilots for our life. When great minds come together the unimaginable becomes possible. When you surround yourself with greatness you become the reflection of such, and vice versa.  A quote by Rachel Wolchin reads, “Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious”.

I admire Dr. Sharon’s determination to reach her goal of obtaining her doctoral degree, considering it was a dream deferred. As Dr. Sharon stated “Delayed is not Denied”! Just because something doesn’t work out the way we plan or when we plan doesn’t mean that it won’t work out in due time. Our desired time is not always in alignment with our destined time. It’s imperative that we keep pushing and don’t give up on our dreams because they will come true if we continue forth. Using Dr. Sharon’s advice to act, access, and adjust will help to stay focused and keep moving.  

I can relate to Dr. Sharon as we both as podcast hosts. I actually had the privilege of being on Dr. Sharon’s show The Grind Entrepreneur Network, which is where we first met each other. I enjoyed my experience being interviewed by Dr. Sharon and appreciated that we share the goal of empowering others via our podcast platforms. I am super grateful that Dr. Sharon took the time to empower and push me when we chatted after my interview on her show by asking why I didn’t have a book yet. Leaders help other leaders stand out and show up at their best, I felt this from Dr. Sharon when she advise me that I should write a book. She did not have to do, and the fact that she did shows her desire to see others win. 

Nicole Walker’s Takeaway of the Week

Dr. Sharon mentioned the importance of realizing that our growth and attainment of better is up to us. We hold the sole responsibility to go after what we want. As Dr. Sharon mentioned, when it’s up to you and for you, you have to act like it, which requires understanding the game and how it’s played.

I will make it my business to not sell myself short and seize the opportunities I am blessed to have. I know that if it’s meant to be then it’s up to me, so I will act as such.

A quote by Eric Roth reads, “Our life is defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss”.

Nicole Walker’s Leadership Challenge

My leadership challenge for you would be to think about the one thing you can take away from this episode and adopt into your life.  I know it’s hard to absorb too much information at one time and it’s even harder to try and implement too many changes at once.  When I attend a training or listen to podcasts I aim to walk away with a least one thing that stuck out to me and one way that I can change as a result.  I challenge you to do the same!  If you decide to take me up on my challenge I would love to know about your key take way.  If you care to share please go to the She Leads Podcast Discussion Group on FB and leave your comment under the Takeaway Thursday post for Season 4 Episode 5.

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Thanks and until next time “Be Empowered and Empower On”!