We had the good fortune of connecting with Lawrencia Lockhart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lawrencia, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
The habit that has helped me succeed is having accountability partners and allowing them to hold me accountable. Accountability partners have kept me focused and disciplined in all areas of my life. My accountability partners have aided me in creating good workout habits and eating healthier. Another good habit that I have formed is having a relationship with Christ. I’m very intentional about spending time with God at the beginning of my day. Every morning when I wake up, I give God the first 15-30 minutes of my day before I do anything else. It has allowed me to prioritize my day by clearing my thoughts and spending quiet time with him before I get busy with the day.
Please tell us about your career. We would love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? What were the lessons you learned along the way? What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I am most proud of my writings, whether it is through a book or a blog. My written work allow me to be vulnerable and share my story with others to encourage them. Writing is not always easy, because some days you don’t want to be as vulnerable or you may worry about how others may perceive you. I have learned to push through my fears through prayer and to share my story anyway. I never know who I am going to help and impact through my life journey. I want the world to know I’m a child of God and that I want to live my life in a way that pleases him. For branding purposes, I want them to know that I’m an advocate for women. I believe in the power of community and don’t believe any woman should go through life alone. I want to be known as a champion of women that supports others and fosters them into their destiny. I want to be the one that pulls up a chair for another woman or if there isn’t enough room, we can build a bigger table.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So, I’m a Lowkey foodie and would love to show someone around Dallas. I would take them to Lone Star Donuts in West Dallas. It’s a staple in the area that has been around since the 1950s, followed by brunch at Jonathon’s Diner to have some chicken and waffles. To see more of Dallas, I would take them to the Dallas Aquarium and then to Kylde Warren Park to hangout in Downtown and to walk some of this food off. Later that week, we can have breakfast at Ellen’s downtown followed by lunch at Odom’s BBQ. For dessert, I’ll take them to the Cake Bar in Trinity Grooves and to see a nice view of the Dallas city line. We would also have to visit Deep Ellum to see some of the beautiful street art and then head to Val’s Cheesecake in Uptown. We would ride the Street trolley that goes down McKinney Avenue and check out Tacos and Tequila for a nice chilled ambiance. I would also take them to North Park Mall and the Galleria for shopping. We would stop by the fair park grounds to see the Ferris wheel and the African American museum and make a pit stop at Aunt Irene’s Kitchen and or Black Jack’s Pizza for food. We would also go to the Island Spot in Bishop Arts for a night of comedy and some delicious Jamaican food. On the way to the airport before they leave, it is necessary that we stop at the Dallas staple, Rudy’s Chicken.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
One book that has helped me is the Bible. The Bible really is the basic instructions before leaving earth. Although, it was written years ago, the information is still applicable today. The Bible corrects me, addresses morality issues and includes practical stories and wisdom that I apply to my life. If there was one person that has helped me, it would be my therapist. She encourages me to be flexible and also pushes me to think broadly to pursue my goals. If there were a group of people to dedicate my shoutout, it would be my friends, my mom and my sisters. My mom introduced me to Jesus at a very early age and I’m forever grateful for that. My sisters love me despite knowing so much about me and have seen me grow and support me throughout my life experiences. I like to also dedicate this to my friends, I called them my tribe and my spotters. Friends are the people that you select and they become family. My friends motivate me, support my ideas, hold me accountable and propel me into my future.
Other: Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4AYHSLmhnNTrHHGOLiwKeE?si=xfj3qg2VR5KC1ZW5c8QQjA
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