Monique Coleman is an actress, activist, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her role in Disney’s High School Musical. She is the woman behind Mo’tivated Productions with the goal of creating impactful media for the world. She is the star of Gimme Mo’ which shines a light on social and emotional issues that impact young people. She is also a philanthropist and activist and was the UN Youth Champion with a mission of youth empowerment.
In this episode, we talk about how imposter syndrome is real and how to move past that. This show focuses on the faith pillar. We talk about the importance of taking an honest look at yourself and resolving any issues. Without healing yourself, you can't have the impact on your business and life that you would like to have. We also talk about how it takes faith to be honest and to do the work required. Monique is an inspiration and a wonderful guest.
At first Monique felt like an imposter on High School Musical, then she decided to use the platform to impact and inspire young people.
High School music wasn't just about Monique being an actor or an artist. It was about being positioned to penetrate the hearts of young people.
Define satisfaction means being dissatisfied with the situation because you are out of alignment. Sometimes we need to give ourselves space to change the things that we are not happy with.
To really change you have to get to a point where you are uncomfortable.
You can't change without honesty and really looking and assessing the situation and breaking things down.
Giving is not meant to be depleting. It's important to set healthy boundaries.
It’s important to take care of yourself. Self care is very important.
Quotes from the show:
“By achieving your dream you actually unlock your purpose.” - Monique Coleman
“If I don't get another opportunity can I have used this moment for something more than just myself.” - Monique Coleman
“No matter who you are or what you achieve you still have to be willing to do the work.” - Patrice Washington
The toughest work you will do is asking yourself "Why?" - Patrice Washington
“Align to how you want to feel - NOT just what you want to do.” - Monique Coleman
“Your business cannot grow past the point that you haven't healed.” - Monique Coleman
“When you congratulate me don't focus on the results, congratulate me for my resilience to get to the results.” - Monique Coleman
“Gratitude doesn't equate to complacency.” - Patrice Washington
“None of us have the answers. We just keep taking one more step until we ultimately create something people can see.” - Monique Coleman
“Divine dissatisfaction is allowing yourself to be dissatisfied with a situation not because you're complaining but because you're out of alignment.” - Monique Coleman
“Sometimes gratitude can become a mask for the reality of our situation which cannot change unless we look at it honestly.” - Patrice Washington
“I can love myself through the discomfort of knowing I'm not where I want to be or in alignment.” - Monique Coleman
“Giving is not meant to be depleting.” - Monique Coleman
“I no longer accept "busy" as a compliment.” - Monique Coleman
“I was hiding out in the gym so I didn't have to face the areas I really needed to heal in.” - Monique Coleman
“Feeling better isn't always being better. Just because you feel good it doesn't mean you are good.” - Monique Coleman
“If you aren't making any mistakes you probably aren't taking any risks or growing.” - Patrice Washington