Ep 93 What it Takes to Find Joy During Difficult Times

Feeling mentally and physically drained or uninspired especially when times are tough? 

Dr. Geneva talks with Dr. Portia Lockett to find answers and tips on how to inspire yourself, find happiness and help others in spite of difficulties. This conversation will inspire YOU to create extraordinary impact in your business, in your everyday personal life, and in the community.

Everyone has a purpose, but not everyone knows their purpose early in life. At the age of seven, Dr.Portia Lockett was clear on her calling: teaching and encouraging others, which later evolved into her being a school teacher that inspired students to be their best regardless of their path. Eventually, she transitioned into speaking and training for major corporations and nonprofits which included but not limited to UAW GM, Chrysler, GoodwillI Industries, State of Michigan Mental Health Conferences, and 3rd District Drug Court, later becoming a licensed and ordained Chaplain that allowed her to support and encourage individuals from the womb to the tomb. Eventually being led into the world of being a missionary allowed her to travel and support the underserved in Japan, Barbados, Mexico, Bahamas, Canada, Kenya, and Jamaica. National Geographic selected her and her family to be a part of the TV series World’s Apart where they lived an authentic lifestyle with a Peruvian family in the Andes. Like most of us, Dr. Portia has experienced a few traumatic episodes in her life, but through the grace, the favor of God, and self-determination, she pulled herself up and kept it moving forward each time. From surviving a divorce from her childhood sweetheart, diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a cancerous cell in her uterus while pregnant, foreclosure, bankruptcy, her car being reposed, and being unemployed just to name a few. Lockett has received several awards and her most recent includes the City of Detroit Spirit Award, Michigan Chronicle”s Women of Excellence, and the Career Mastered Winning Spirit Award. Lockett is the co-author of Anointed Moments Meditational CD and Amazon’s # 1 seller Delayed But NotDenied 2, and featured lyric writer and psalmist of Happy Birthday Jesus. She’s been featured on CNN, National Geographic, BET, The Michigan Chronicle, The Detroit News, and Radio One. One of her most memorable moments other than giving birth to her three amazing sons was spending time talking with Dorothy Height, Maya Angelou, and Michelle Obama while being the guest of our beloved Natalie Cole at Oprah’s Legends Ball.

 

 

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