I Am Woman
Tell us about Yourself
My name is Halimah Deoliveira, I am an International Speaker, Author, Coach Philanthropist, Creator of the Not Without My Hijab Play and I'm passionate about helping people. I’m a native New Yorker, Mother of 2 and I love travel and building strategies for women owned businesses.
When Life Gives You Lemons
How would you turn a negative situation into something positive?
When Life Gives Me Lemons, I slow down and look at the situation objectively. I have an almost out of body experience if I weren’t in the middle of this negative situation how would I handle it, what am I expected to learn from this, and if possible, how can I not have this show up again for me. The best example is when I take a wrong turn and I end up at the wrong location. I make it my business to meet 3 new people, add them to my list of followers and invite them to one of my workshops or to visit my website.
What and/or Who inspired you to follow your dream?
My inspiration comes from my own life, while I was living an amazing life filled with material possessions and lots of travel I was unfulfilled. My life was selfishly all about me. No real substance. I started to think about my legacy, I took a course at work by Stephen Covey and was introduced to the book Habits of Highly Successful People. One of the paradigm shifts was to “Begin with the End in mind”, what would people say at my funeral? I wanted them to say great things, how much I helped others, how my life was totally about service was all I kept thinking. The opposite of what I was living and that’s when I came up with Be You In HD. Many of us are living these unfulfilled lives because we are busy trying to fit in and be like everyone else. I was determined to become the elephant in the room and start talking about real issues, give a voice to the voiceless and begin to change the narrative of people just like me.
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