MY STORY : MS. DALLAS KNOWS
Updated: Apr 13
AUTHOR, REAL ESTATE INVESTOR, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE AND PUBLIC SPEAKER
PLEASE BRIEFLY INTRODUCE YOURSELF, SO THE READERS CAN GET TO KNOW YOU? * I am Cherri Dallas an entrepreneur, author & speaker. I empower the community maximize the gift of their mind. Real Estate has been an industry that I work and teach in for over 20 years and I find pleasure and delight in to educate and inspire others to be aspired. My platform is ministry as a teacher trainer and as a Single Soldier out here in the Army of the Lord, I look forward to sharing this journey with the King God has for me at the time He sets.
HIGH POINT * Please describe a moment in your life that stands out as an especially positive experience. A moment that was a highlight and changed my life was 2006, I was about 36 years old and the movie The Secret came out. It was a documentary of Scientists, authors and philosophers who in this movie answered so many questions I had about who I was. It talks about the Law of Attraction and manifesting what you think and feel. I had been doing this since I was 8 years old and didn't know what it was. This changed my life to be able to master the skills and gifts I always had. That allowed me to understand who I was and the reason why I walk in if I can see it, I can achieve it. We have to understand who we are.
LOW POINT * Please tell us about a time you didn't know if you would make it.
I have had low points through out life. Its almost like a promotion period so we don't get stagnant of comfortable. The ultimate low that set my resilience gauge was at 18 years old. I experienced sexual trauma while serving in the military as well as domestic violence in a relationship with a man I was dating. I wanted to give up, I attempted suicide and I heard the audible voice of God say "Baby just trust me, I am with you". It ignited a fire of I have nothing to loose. When you are no longer afraid to die, it alleviates a majority of fears. So I trusted that my Father would be there to catch me no matter what and until today, he has never let me down.
TURNING POINT * Please describe the moment in your life that life made a turning point? My life made the ultimate turning point when I overcame worrying about what others think of me. I refer to it as when I got delivered from people. We live life mostly concerned about how we are viewed and the opinion of others. That is bondage. I am at a point if life now where as if you choose not to like me; its ok because guess what...its not required. That allowed me to BE! Be the authentic and organic woman I was called to be. It also allowed me to love even those who didn't exude love to me. I started to walk in a judgement free zone which opened my heart to instead of avoiding those who seemed to be mad or angry I started looking deeper than the surface to find out why they acted this way.
WHO WAS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE? * The most influential person in my life was my Grandmother Angeline Dancer Moore. During the 12 years of my life she imparted gifts in my that held me when I was balled up on a floor in a corner crying or going through. She was with me. To the point that I had my son 8 years after she passed and on her birthday. The original Big Mama and I carry every moment she spent with me as if it were yesterday.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THESE LIFE EXPERIENCES ? *
I learned to forgive and afford others the same grace that I needed. We all have made choices that we were not proud of or even hurt someone who we did not mean to hurt. To forgive is a gift, yet unforgiveness has been a culprit to hold us in bondage which only hurts us. I learned to confess my own faults and own my part in my story because I am the main character.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUDEST OF ? *
I am most proud of being my biggest fan. For so many years I was looking for affirmations from others and once I was able to look at the woman in the mirror and smile back at her, I was whole and proud of what I saw.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATIONS? * My motivation is to be able to leave a legacy to my only child Michael and my granddaughter Monroe. To out live so many family members that passed away before their time due to poor health. My ultimate motivation is to offer my story and transparency so that others who were praying for a word from the Lord like I was can receive it from the words that flow from my belly. To love Ghandi Quote "Be the change you want to see in others".
WHAT WISDOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO OFFER AS A SURVIVAL MAP TO OTHER WOMEN? The key is faith and believing. My tool bag didn't initially have self help books and mentors and coaches. My tool back didn't even have a whole prayer or scripture, what my mother taught me was to just call on the name JESUS! Everytime I called Him, He showed up! There was no 8 step program it was just sincere tears and the desire for change.
WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION OR BUSINESS AND WHY? * I am a Empowerment Speaker and Coach. My industry is Real Estate and Personal Development. I have a passion to help others achieve a goal they did not feel was within their reach. Being able to offer a different perspective on how you see a thing will change what you see. We have the ability to change anything that we want. To be a tool to help others find their amazing is all the reward I need.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PRESENT OR FUTURE PROJECTS? I am preparing for a book release that I am excited about. I am working on a Podcast to touch audiences Nationally and other projects coming soon.
HOW CAN WE CONNECT WITH YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA? EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE: www.cherridallas.com www.msdallasknows.com