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The Moment It All Changes… and You Step Into Your Fiercest Self

Solange Knowles

A few years ago, I was lying in bed when I stumbled upon an Instagram Post that made me sit up, take notice and go into deep contemplation. Mara Brock Akil, creator of Being Mary Jane, The Game and Girlfriends, posted a picture of Solange Knowles with the following caption: 

I wonder what her light switch moment was…One moment she was…Then she was…Was it a #book? A #dream? #herman? A #movie? A piece of #art? Finally letting out what is bounding about inside all of us? #inspired

Whoa! Mara did a brilliant job of summing up what so many of us were witnessing…and wondering. That short posting perfectly captured the evolution of Solange Knowles—an evolution that unfolded in front of our eyes. 

The public watched Solange as she reinvented herself from the world’s biggest superstar’s baby sister to becoming a style icon in her own right.  From doing the “big chop” way before the critical mass to reinventing herself from the world’s biggest superstar’s baby sister to a Style Icon.  There was a defining moment that Solange made a decision that she would reinvent and become #UndeniablyFierce

Solange decided to become a Creative Force of Nature. She writes music, sings, DJ's, acts and models. Imagine the excuses she could have had with the pressure of being Bey’s sis. But she didn’t let that stop her from reimagining what was possible and#SlayingTheGame. She didn't follow Bey's path, or anyone else's for that matter. She carved out a path of her own, one that is #UndeniablyFierce™

Have you had your defining moment yet? The moment you realize that everything you have ever wanted to be, do or have starts with ONE decision? 

Have you stumbled upon that book or quote that ignited a fire within your belly to go big. Right. Now? 

Do you remember that line from that move that cracked you open and gave you an entirely new perspective? The one you couldn’t wait to watch over and over again because it gave you life. 

If you haven’t experienced any of these epiphanies yet, don’t worry. It’s coming… as long as you are open-minded. 

As the owner of the nation’s first full-service Personal Elevation™ Agency, I am privileged to work with women who are ready to reimagine themselves. Women who understand that there is no reason to not be the fiercest woman in the Boardroom, Playroom or Bedroom. 

Jennifer Ransaw Smith is the Founder of The Personal Elevation Lab™, a division of Brand id | Strategic Partners, a full-service Personal Branding + Elevation Agency. The Personal Elevation Lab™ focuses exclusively on elevating the visibility, credibility, influence and impact of women executives and entrepreneurs: If you are ready to Boost Your Status, sign up for our 30-Day Game Changing Program Here.