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Be Your Own Boss

Dominique Lyric Robinson February 26, 2017

“I am the master of my fate. The captain of my soul”. This powerful quote from a short Victorian poem by William Ernest Hensley, Invictus explains how we are in fact in control of our destiny and how the power lies within us and not at the root of our circumstances. The mind is a very powerful instrument that will be the source of your mastery in anything you desire. Too many times, life has a way of telling us that the circumstances and obstacles in front of us far outweigh the possibility of the good that is a bit further down the road.

I used to tell myself as a young child that no matter what, as long as I was breathing, I would never give up on myself and I would do everything I wanted to do regardless of the limited expectations of those around me. Some of the best advice I received at a young age was to always walk into a room as if I were the “boss”. Not in a boastful, arrogant or pretentious way, but the point here was to always carry myself in a way that commanded attention in a positive way. Believe it or not, it worked… In a world where many carry their heads down, of course I would stand out while carrying my head held high. The most important lesson within this piece of advice was that being the boss was more than being able to supervise/oversee others. It was more about self-confidence and the reassurance of self. Assuming that if you walked the walk and talked the talk, you could be the boss of your own life.

So today, tomorrow and forever, hold your head high and work your butt off in any and everything you do. Not because you wish to impress others or boss others around. But simply because you want to be the master of your fate, the captain of your soul and the BOSS OF YOUR OWN LIFE.

Dominique Lyric Robinson

Dominique Lyric Robinson is Founder and Content Curator at Lyrics By Lyric. She is also a badass advertising exec with a proven track record to build brands, client relationships and looks to educate young and seasoned professionals on the power of personal branding and self- advocacy.

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