LaTisha’s Answer: When it comes to my career, everything has been an act of God. Nothing that I ever tried to make happen on my own ever popped off. It was only when I surrendered the issue to God and kept believing that He’d come thru for me did it happen.
On Monday, I told ya’ll the story of how I got my start in music. I ended up working for Sergio for about three years. About a year into it, the company was purchased by Univision Music Group. Two years later, Univision Music Group was purchased by Universal Music. It was a very uncertain time for all of us because we didn’t know if we would have a job or not.
I worked for a very brief time at Universal. It was a great experience and I’m glad I did it. I ended up realizing that working at a big label wasn’t for me. I was too used to the agility of working at a smaller label. I liked wearing multiple hats and being able to make phone calls to make stuff happen. I realized the big label life wasn’t for me. I didn’t fit in. I felt like everyone was much cooler than me and knew some big secret that I didn’t. Looking back, I was probably in my own head about the situation.
Unlike me, Sergio decided to go a different route and did not make the transition over to Universal. I remember the day I was sitting in the garden area of the Miami Beach Community Church. I called Sergio pretty much in tears and told him that it wasn’t working out for me and I was uncertain about what to do. He encouraged me to follow my intuition and to believe that everything was going to work out.
Little did I know that he was in the process of starting Top Stop Music, a boutique record label specializing in tropical music. I ended up joining him over at that label and the rest is history.
That’s not the only time things worked out in my favor, either. Pretty much every single major decision I ever made has a similar vibe where you can see God’s grace interwoven in the tapestry of my life.
When I decided to go back to school to get my MBA, I didn’t really know where to go. I knew that I could see myself in Texas, NYC, or Atlanta -- all three very different markets. I prayed about it alot.
“God, show me where you want me to go. Thy will, not my will. Please make it so very obvious where you want to go that there’s no way I could mistake what you want.”
And He did.
I only got accepted into the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. The rest is history.
Now it’s your turn. Comment below and tell me about a time it all worked out in your favor.
I’m cheering for you. Like you took a leap of faith and you’re now flying.