By Oakland Post
Sheryl Grant was an account executive and sales person for a high-powered corporation, training for the Ms. Olympia contest in the 55+ category, when motivational speaker Les Brown persuaded her to lift a different kind of weight— her own dreams.
Grant had intuitively and intellectually developed her own method to succeed in the body-building contest for women. That formula, she realized, could be applied to any goal or dream, and women, who often hold themselves back while supporting family — whether it’s mate, children and parents or the family of church or community— could use her brand of FITness.
In 2006, she took a tremendous leap of F(aith), relied on her I(ntuition) and doubled down on the T(enacity) that had made her a winner.
It wasn’t easy. Initially, that jump out of security into the unknown felt like death. “We are programmed into believing that our purpose in life is to get the education, to have the job, to get married, have the children and then we are ‘there’, Grant said in a statement. “Did we ever ask, ‘Where is that?
“My reality said I did not have permission to live my best life,” Grant recalled.
Now a motivational speaker, Grant is encouraging women of all ages the world over to bulk up their desires and break through their perceived barriers to a mentality that serves them better.
Grant is about to embark on a lengthy tour. She’ll be going from Halifax to Los Angeles in North America and London, Cairo, Johannesburg and 16 other cities.
In addition to FIT, Grant has designed Kinectdots, “a curated network that will be a special resource for women and girls to get what they need,” Grant said, referring specifically to one barrier to entrepreneurship: Money. Especially, low-risk funding.
Now internationally renowned, she cleaves close to her roots. Based in Castro Valley, Grant serves on the board of the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce and has recently partnered with them to deliver two powerful programs. The first is ‘FIT for the Future: a Master Class for Millenials’ and ‘FIT for Business: An Entrepreneurial Business Readiness Workshop.’
For more information on her webinars, workshop, world tour. Live event schedule and for tips and tricks to transform and shift into total prosperity, visit her website at www.sherylgrant.com. Sign up for her 60-Day Program starting on Oct. 14, 2019, at www.sherylgrant.com/fit-forward-business.
This article originally appeared in Oakland Post.