Join us today for Part 3 of the Interview with Genesis Amaris Kemp author of Chocolate Drop in Corporate America...

This is Part 3 of the interview I had with coach, podcast host, and author Genesis Amaris Kemp.  

In today’s interview with Genesis Amaris Kemp, I ask Genesis about her definition of leadership.  I also ask her to share with you how writing can help develop your influence.  Genesis also talks with you about limiting beliefs and how to overcome them.

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Episode 1126: Develop Your Influence - Interview with Visionary Life coach, Motivational Speaker, and Author Genesis Amaris Kemp – Part 3

[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining us on episode 1,126 of the inspired stewardship podcast.

[00:00:07] Genesis Amaris Kemp: Hey, I'm Genesis Amaris Kemp. Can I challenge you to invest in yourself? Yes. Yourself, invest in others. Why? Because when we invest in others, we're able to help them grow and we're able to see the fruits of our labor. Develop your infant.

[00:00:25] What ways can you be influenced and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your calling? Each one of us was created for a purpose. Having the ability to speak up for yourself is key. And one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this, that inspired stewardship podcast with my friend Scott Maderer.

[00:00:52] Being true to who you are and not what others want you to do. Be [00:01:00] unapologetically. You be able to take what's in your wheelhouse and lead effectively and efficiently by sharing your knowledge, that is driving an imprint in order to leave an impact. So you can be the world changer that you desired to be.

[00:01:18] Scott Maderer: Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.

[00:01:44] In today's interview with Genesis Ameris Kemp. I asked Genesis about her definition of leadership. I also asked her to share with you how writing can help develop your influence. And Genesis also talks with you about limiting beliefs and how to overcome them. [00:02:00] One reason I like to bring you great interviews.

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[00:02:46] The same way you're listening to this podcast. Genesis Ramirez camp is a creative content writer, Arthur self-development advocate, visionary inclusion and diversity enthusiast, firecracker, and a force to [00:03:00] be reckoned with Genesis is a woman who will do great things that empower others to speak up for themselves.

[00:03:06] Yes, it may be challenging and yes, it may be. But in the long run, she desires to encourage others to help those who may not have a voice. She is a trailblazer who wants others to live out their dreams, goals, and visions. If it takes writing her book chocolate drop in corporate America from the pit to the palace to accomplish those tasks, then so be it, we've all been given an excellent purpose in life and it's up to us to walk it out and live Victoria.

[00:03:33] Genesis has been featured on four, does it plus podcast magazines, and then decided to finally start her own podcast gyms with Genesis Ameris, Kemp. Welcome to the show, Jen.

[00:03:44] Genesis Amaris Kemp: Thank you for having me Scott.

[00:03:46] Scott Maderer: So Genesis one of the words that I like to ask people to define, there's a few of them, but for this week is leadership because as I've talked to people, I found out that people hear that word.

[00:03:58] It's a loaded word. It means [00:04:00] different things to different people. So what does the word leadership mean to you?

[00:04:06] Genesis Amaris Kemp: Leadership? To me. Walking in your authenticity, being true to who you are and not what others want you to be, being unapologetically. You being able to take what's in your wheelhouse and lead effectively and efficiently by sharing your knowledge, that is driving an impact.

[00:04:30] In order to leave an impact. So you can be the world changer that you desire to be a leader. To me is somebody who has compassion. Somebody that's empathetic, somebody that listens somebody that is open to hearing feedback. Because if we're not willing to hear that feedback, then that shows we're not coachable and every leader should be coachable because we don't know it all.

[00:04:58] And we're still [00:05:00] learning as long as they're still breath in our lungs. That means. The race is not over and there's still things that we need to learn in order. So we could grow personally as well as professionally. And when I think about a leader and I think about myself, who do I want the world to say, I was whenever I'm called home to the afterlife, what do I want people to say that Genesis.

[00:05:25] Kempton. And that is how I could reverse engineer my leadership to hold myself accountable. Because when I hold a me accountable, I'm also showing up for me, but I'm also showing up for you because I'm remaining true to my core values.

[00:05:40] Scott Maderer: So as a writer, as somebody who's written a book they tell us that everybody has a book inside them. At least some of the 94% of people will say I've got a book inside of me. I literally just started working on a book that hopefully will be out this year not too long ago.

[00:05:56] And. Could you share a little bit about the [00:06:00] process you used to write the book and then how writing the book has actually affected you and your influence and your actions.

[00:06:07] Genesis Amaris Kemp: Yes. So when I wrote chocolate drop in corporate America, from the pit to the palace, from the pit to the palace, as the subtitle, I started with the name chocolate drop in corporate America.

[00:06:20] That name came out of one day of frustration from the pit to the past. I came up with that title whenever I was doing my mind mapping session, because I said in life, we all go through pits and those pits are the tests. They're the trials and the tribulations. And then once we graduate, we go into our palace.

[00:06:40] The palace is equivalent to success. Success. It's going to look something totally different for each one of us. And whenever I started writing my book any time that I had a situation that occurred at work, instead of complaining about it, I allowed it to be fuel to the [00:07:00] flames. I allowed it to be the lighter fluid that was just being thrown on the barbecue pit.

[00:07:06] And when you throw the lighter fluid on the barbecue pit, the flames ignite, and they get bigger and better. So instead of reacting, I chose to write and I wrote my entire book on my cell phone. Cause at the time I did not have a laptop, so there is always. Oh, wait, just like they say where there's a will.

[00:07:25] There's a way. So whenever I pulled out my phone that day and in corporate America, right in front of my supervisor, that was the beginning of something new. And whenever. Thoughts will come into my head. I would just put them in the notes app. And then whenever I saw those thoughts, they started to have invisible links and come together and they were in a role.

[00:07:50] And then I started to build the paragraph and then that paragraph. Turned into a chapter that chapter turned into multiple chapters and my [00:08:00] writing journey at the ride in noise. Some people need to write in complete silence. They need to turn off all the distractions, but me I'm wired a little bit differently, even though I spent 15 years in corporate.

[00:08:12] So it's funny that way. And when I would hear a song on the radio that will give me inspiration, something in the lyrics would speak to me that needed to be birthed in and throughout the story. If I watched a movie, whether it was a Christian-based movie of faith-based movie comedies, I love comedies action.

[00:08:34] Something in that storyline had an underlying theme that I needed to get in order. So I could think about my book because yes, all of these situations happen to me, but I wanted to put it in a way where if I wanted to turn my book into a movie, it could be done. Whenever I was writing, I would go to work all day and I would come home and write at night.

[00:08:55] My husband knew whenever she comes home, she takes a shower. [00:09:00] She eats, she pulls out her phone and I just had my fingers going to the keyboard or. There were times whenever something would happen at work, I will pull out a sticky note and I'll write something down, just so I don't forget to write it in the notes on my phone.

[00:09:15] So those are different things, but for those who are aspiring to be a writer, one thing that I would encourage you to do is get a journal. If you like to write things down hard, copy. If not. Open a note section on your phone and titled it mind mapping and blogs. And I'll also give you my writing strategy that has worked for some people.

[00:09:38] It's called 1, 1, 1. So one cube, triple one or one to one. You could write a paragraph a day. You could write a chapter a day or you could write a sentence. Whichever one is most attainable to [00:10:00] you. I want you to do that because we all have busy lives. So a paragraph a day, a paragraph doesn't even take a long time, a chapter a day before, you know it ask yourself, how long do you want the chapter to be?

[00:10:14] And that's on you. No one else can tell you how long your chapter is supposed to be, but you, because you are necessarily the writer that is putting the words to the patient, Or a sentence a day. If there is a powerful statement that resonated in your mind, write that down. And before you know it, if you start off with the one Q method or one to one before, you know it, you will supersede.

[00:10:42] That 1, 1, 1 method and you'll do something like two to two or three by three. And before you know it, your book will be complete, but also set yourself a timer where it's your uninterrupted writing time and get in a place, [00:11:00] whether you're writing in your house in a special place that. Your creativity juices flow, or if you need to go to a coffee shop, get you a nice frappuccino, cappuccino, latte, whatever you like to drink, or maybe some tea, then do that sip on it and allow your thoughts to just flow in you freely and start writing.

[00:11:24] And you'll be surprised how much you can pour out onto paper. Onto your phone or nowadays for some of you who feel like, oh my grammar is not good. You can even talk it into your phone. So there's no excuse, but to get going because we all have a book inside of us. And that book is going to stem from your life experiences because no one can tell you about your life because they haven't lived your life.

[00:11:51] Scott Maderer: So over the last few weeks, we've talked a little bit about limiting beliefs. And I think that kinda brings us to that [00:12:00] point. One of the things that I think can really hold us back, maybe from writing that book that we feel we have inside us, maybe from doing something else, maybe from jumping and going out and doing something that we feel is our real calling is those limiting beliefs.

[00:12:14] So what advice do you have for someone that is, is struggling with that, but needs to step out with confidence? What would you share with them?

[00:12:24] Genesis Amaris Kemp: One have a brain dump. What are all the limiting thoughts and beliefs that you keep saying about yourself? Do they sound like this? I'm not good enough.

[00:12:36] Oh, I'm so stupid. Why did I do that? Oh my freaking gosh oh my God. I'll never be able to achieve that. Are you kidding me? What were you thinking? Oh, gosh, it's so freaking hard. I don't have the resources. I don't have the time. I'm just so exhausted. Those could be [00:13:00] some examples of eliminating.

[00:13:03] Scott Maderer: Nah I I thought you were just telling me what I was thinking.

[00:13:05] I'm sorry.

[00:13:07] Genesis Amaris Kemp: Those are just some mere thoughts to get you going now. How do you counteract those thoughts? I am good enough. I am. I am intelligent. I am a rock star. I am more than enough. I am an overcomer. My test is my testimony. And when you say DC, put some power in your voice, hold your head up high. Put your back up.

[00:13:34] And even if you need to do a power pose, because when you feel it, you believe it. And when you believe it, you can achieve it. So those are some examples that I like to do. Another thing is let's have a RCA method, root cause analysis. Why do you feel the way you did. What is being attached to [00:14:00] the way you feel.

[00:14:01] Can it be your family members that are talking you outside of your dreams? Can it be your surroundings? The people that you allow to come in close proximity. And there's one saying that says, tell me who your friends are and I'll show you who you'll become because there's times in life, when we go through seasons.

[00:14:21] And the reason why I like to say seasons is because just like seasons change, natural. We changed. So if we are not evolving and going with the different seasons, then that is an inclination that we were, are remaining stagnant and holding ourselves back. We're holding ourselves back because we're afraid to step up.

[00:14:44] We're afraid to take that jump and pull the parachute on the way down. We're afraid to get outside of our comfort zone because it's the unfamiliar that makes us worried. But if we stay in the familiar, we're never going to achieve our wildest dreams because we're comfortable. [00:15:00] It's sometimes you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.

[00:15:03] In order to soar highlight equals and equals don't hang out with chickens. Another thing

[00:15:09] I didn't think about that because that is true. Another thing is hiring a coach. Are you coachable? Do you really want to tap into. Which somebody who has already been where you are, has surpassed it and now is living their life. Like it's golden. That song says I'm living my life. Like it's golden and living my life.

[00:15:32] Like it's gold. You get the juice. I'm not a singer y'all, but rock with me there.

[00:15:37] Scott Maderer: That was a lot better than me. Trust me.

[00:15:39] Genesis Amaris Kemp: Because sometimes if we're not ready to be coachable, then it also shows that we're not ready to put in the work. So those are three master mastermind tips that I like to share.

[00:15:54] Scott Maderer: So if somebody is out there today and they're thinking I need to be working on my [00:16:00] influence, I need to to build my influence. What are some of the top tips or suggestions that you would have for them as ways to build their influence?

[00:16:12] Genesis Amaris Kemp: Okay. One find a mentor or a coach and a mentor, and a coach are not the same.

[00:16:18] A mentor is someone that is non-paid. A coach is somebody that you pay because you're willing to invest in yourself. And once you invest in yourself, you're telling yourself, I am ready to put in the work in order to see the results. Another thing, educate yourself, continually learn. Are there any podcasts that you need to listen to?

[00:16:45] Are there any books that you need to read? Are there any seminars you need to attend webinars or et cetera? So you could become a subject matter expert in the area that you desire to be in working and want to [00:17:00] build from. What do you want your foundation to be? What type of legacy do you want to leave?

[00:17:07] How do you want to formulate your empire? And if you were to die today, God forbid, what would you want your obituary to read? Because that will show that you get to reverse engineer and do all the things that you want to do before your dreams end up in the graveyard. And for, when you think about where you are currently ask yourself, what struggles have you faced?

[00:17:38] What did you learn from those struggles? And have you. Re redefine those struggles in order to work in your benefit because struggles, aren't always fun and pretty, but there's always a lesson that we learned from the struggles. And if you fail fast, because the one thing that [00:18:00] I heard is fail is the first attempt in learning.

[00:18:06] If you think about anyone that is successful, whether it's Elan. Oh, bruh Rianna, maybe some rappers or whoever is successful to you. All of those people have went through failures and you may not know their story, but they had to fall multiple times before they came into their level of success. So even if you fail, count it all joy because your success is right around the corner.

[00:18:35] If you don't throw in the towel,

[00:18:37] Oh,

[00:18:38] Scott Maderer: you can follow Genesis on Facebook or Instagram is as Genesis. Mrs. Kim. She's also over on YouTube as her podcast with Jim's with Genesis Mrs. Kim, or you can find her at her website, which is at beacon. AI Genesis a Kemp chorus I'll have links to all of that over the [00:19:00] show notes. So it's easy to find Genesis.

[00:19:02] Is there anything else that you'd like to share with the listener?

[00:19:04] Genesis Amaris Kemp: Yes. I want to leave them with a powerful and profound quote from my book chocolate drop a corporate America from the pit to the palace. And here is. Stop waiting for someone to co-sign your dreams. Start running with passion in time, the right people who genuinely care and want to support you will fall into place.

[00:19:34] That's one quote and then the other one that's right underneath it says let's continue to encourage one another, to be the best version of ourselves that we possibly can take a break from all the hustle and bustle. Get in tune with your inner self meditate and release stress by working out, listening to music or unplugging from the everyday madness [00:20:00] in this.

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In today's episode, I ask Genesis about:

  • Her definition of leadership...
  • How writing can help develop your influence...
  • Limiting beliefs and how to overcome them...
  • and more.....

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