We had the good fortune of connecting with Sherri Tilley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sherri, how do you think about risk?
I believe one of the biggest risks in life is being yourself … your true, authentic, undeterred self. And although the concept may seem daunting, the payoff for navigating such a risk is extraordinarily beneficial. A collective expression of synergistic benevolence is the inevitable result of acknowledging that each one of us has been uniquely designed by our Creator to express kindness and goodness in an incalculable and ever-increasing variety of creative ways. In his book Wild at Heart, John Eldredge wrote, “Our strength is wild and fierce, and we are more than unsettled by what may happen if we let it arrive.” But he goes on to encourage us in this extremely worthy endeavor by saying, “Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it.” So we must cast off our fears, refuse to project a counterfeit version of ourselves, and avoid conforming to misguided societal norms which undermine confidence and damage self esteem. Ultimately, it is imperative that we recognize our intrinsic value and embrace our truest self as it reflects the very nature of our Maker who is able to do “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
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I am blessed to be surrounded by a group of remarkable women who consistently serve as outstanding examples of grace and dignity. From my mother and grandmothers to friends and colleagues like Jo Ann Holt and Yvonne Crum, I have received a wealth of wisdom and guidance about nurturing family, cultivating business, helping the community, and caring for others with an abundance of patience and kindness. To these great women, I am exceedingly grateful for lessons that I, in turn, work to practice on a daily basis.
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