The Most Important Person in Your Life Is You

Every day, you are bombarded with various events, people, and lengthy to-do lists, and you don’t take time for self. You are too busy to pause and look back at your life. While doing so, you forget to take care of the most important person in your life—you.

I encourage you, through this lesson, to celebrate your life—renew your mind, body, and soul each day.

I often hear people say they don’t have time for exercise or time for themselves. They don’t have time for self-renewal. I request that you take fifteen minutes each day and let that be your fifteen minutes of fame. During this time, you should focus on you.


You can read passages from motivational books, you can read the Bible or another inspirational text, or you can journal. Whatever you decide to do, just do it. The point is to connect with you.


Always remember, each of us is a celebrity, which simply means we deserve to be celebrated.


Get this: If you don’t have oxygen for you, you can’t help anyone. Not anyone. The same goes for each aspect of life. You can give only what you have, and if you can’t take care of yourself, you definitely can’t take care of others.


The only way for you to acquire what you don’t have is to spend time each day learning, exploring, and focusing on you. You are your greatest asset.


Your fifteen minutes of fame, celebrating your life and focusing on what it is you want, gives you the opportunity to see positive things each day you might not have been able to see. Many of us are used to focusing on what we don’t have.


Choose to change your mind, thoughts, feelings, and attitudes and manifest more of what you want. If you spend your fifteen minutes focusing on what you don’t want, you will get more of that. If you spend it focusing on what you do want, I guarantee you (you can call me if you don’t), you will get more of that.


What are those childhood dreams you are afraid to tell anyone? What would you do today if you became a millionaire? We must learn to use our energy to help us manifest and grow more of what we want. Whatever your desire is, it puts it in your mind, and so whenever it’s in your environment, you will notice it. Ironically, your unconscious mind will also help you see negative things, if that’s how you choose to focus your energy. Remember, the goal of your reticular activating system is to keep you happy, so if it thinks bringing negativity makes you happy, that’s what you’ll get.

Create a powerful day!

Cherry A. Collier, Ph.D., MCC, CNLPMC, RCC, CPCC
Chief Collaboration Officer, Master Certified Executive Coach & Inclusion Strategist

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Dr. Cherry

Cherry A. Collier, Ph.D. is an Organizational Psychologist, Strategist, Executive Coach, and Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Consultant for Personality Matters, Inc. Her science-based approach and brain-based techniques, propel people, teams, and organizations to build bridges and work from the inside out to achieve their goals. Dr. Cherry specializes in emotional intelligence, neuroscience, leadership development, and DEI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She received her Doctorate and Master of Science in Applied Social/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia and Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College. She is the author of more than twenty-five Human Behavior related books for leaders, executives, and coaches. Dr. Cherry is often called the DEI Whisperer because she has a unique ability to fiercely “hold the space” and be totally present which creates a psychologically safe environment that allows others all the space they need to fully express themselves. She listens to others with head, heart and hands approach so that they are heard, seen and understood.