Today we’d like to introduce you to Holly Dresson.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Holly. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
March of 2016, I received the divine download of #PauseReflectMoveForward. I wasn’t sure at the time what it was or even how big of a message it was and how it would impact my life and others. I believe there are three phases in life, Pause, Reflect and Move Forward. I believe it is up to each individual to decide which phase they are in, where they want to be and where they don’t want to be. With the awareness that each phase they are in is exactly where they are supposed to be.
Here’s the thing, once you pause, once you reflect and once you move forward? You end up pausing again, reflecting again on where it is you are moving forward to next. A constant circle of life. I write poetry about self-love and mental wellness. This message has helped me move forward from toxic environments as well as toxic relationships, including the one I had with myself due to unhealed trauma. The message had taken me all over the US and back over the last four and a half years and is recognized globally. I am a multistage speaker, a self-published author of two books and have had my own radio show in the past. I’m excited to see where Pause Reflect Move Forward takes me to next.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I believe life is an obstacle course. Once you pass one hurdle, you learn and grow from the previous hurdle and prepare yourself to do better on the next one. Doing something no one else is doing can be a bit intimidating, which for me, has been the most rewarding.
I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum and sometimes I miss a beat. I’ve learned that’s ok. I’d rather have a past full of mistakes that I was able to learn from than never have tried anything different at all and not have the opportunity to experience life. I know what it is like to listen to the opinions and judgments of others and have their thoughts get stuck in my head. Their definition of me is different from mine. I’ve learned I define myself as I see fit. I didn’t like the woman I was, so I decided to change regardless of the opinions and judgments of others. Who I was, who I am and who I will be are three different women. I love me now. I’m excited about the woman I am becoming.
Please tell us about Pause Reflect Move Forward.
Self-love and overall health is my passion. I embody the message of Pause Reflect Move Forward. I even have #PauseReflectMoveForward tattooed on my arm as a constant reminder for myself. For those that believe in the Pause Reflect Move Forward message, they can purchase my merchandise online and/or events that I attend, purchase my books, hire me to help them move forward with accountability and/or learn to self publish their story and make an impact.
As a company, I believe I have built a solid foundation to stand on with a personal message that can and will help others if they choose. Choosing to move forward is a conscious decision. The subconscious doesn’t like that. As I’ve learned from previous business endeavors, it isn’t the quantity of the customers you have but the quality and the personal relationships you build. Having compassion for another human being and being able to encourage someone and give them the confidence to move forward when otherwise they would be stuck in pause or reflect phase due to previous experience that their subconscious mind keeps reminding them about? Is priceless.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Authenticity and learning to choose positivity over negativity has been the key to my success. I believe choosing to be negative in a negative situation is easy. Choosing to remain positive in a negative situation is where the challenge of life lies and has been the key to my personal happiness.
- Website: PauseReflectMoveForward.com
- Email: PauseReflectMoveForward@gmail.com
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/PauseReflectMoveForward
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/PauseReflectMoveForward
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/HollyDresson
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL873TmYG1jCqYq8sq2846w
@ErikaNellyPhotography – for the featured photo