( ENSPIRE She Did That ) Read Thriving Through The Storm To Explore Her Healing Journey
ENSPIRE Contributor: Gabrielle Maya
Lindsey Walker is living proof that you can succeed even when times are difficult. She is the ultimate entrepreneur at the age of twenty-seven. However, life brought stage IV cancer into her life. In the last six months, she has persevered and has brought inspiration to other female entrepreneurs. Her story proves no matter what medical situation you may have, there is a way to change the narrative and have hope.
Lindsey Walker is the CEO and Lead Publicist of Walker + Associates Media Group. She prioritized work over her health and found herself diagnosed. During her six months of chemotherapy, she began her healing journey. Lindsey created her book Thriving Through The Storm which explains her chemotherapy journey and how the diagnosis changed her perspective on life, love, and entrepreneurship.
This book is specific for women to be bold and find courage during overwhelming circumstances in one’s life. Walker has been featured on XO Necole, Black Enterprise, MadameNoire, and more. Her love for connecting brands with consumers and the media alike led her to a career in public relations.
What was going through your head when you found out your diagnosis?
I was devastated, afraid and hurt. My faith in God and having supportive people around me, allowed me to shift my perspective and gain peace during that time.
What tips can you give to a new entrepreneur starting out? What type of work ethic and health strategies would you recommend?
Take your time. Understand that entrepreneurship is a process and a journey that looks different for everyone. Don’t compare yourself. Work at your pace. Set goals both professionally and personally. Set boundaries in your schedule. Find an exercise routine that works for you. Take a break when needed. Give yourself a day off
What was your writing process when creating “Thriving Through The Storm”? I wrote my book in 21 days via a writing challenge hosted by Beyond The Book Media founded by my friend Chanel E. Martin. It was an extremely therapeutic and healing process for me.
What interested you in becoming an entrepreneur and why? I was never really interested in becoming an entrepreneur, especially not as early as I did. I thought I would work for a company for a few years and then start a business casually. When no one would hire me in my field, I decided to take a leap of faith, and start my publicity firm.
Who and what were your support system throughout your career and diagnosis journey? So many amazing people including my close family and friends, several mentors, and my social media family. My faith in Jesus has sustained my business, my health, and my life. I am forever grateful to Him for it all.
Lindsey Walker has found a way to balance work and health. Although her journey was brutal, it brought prosperity and healthier habits. For more information on her book and entrepreneur experience go to her site Walker + Associates Media Group.