Meet Our Professional Homegirl of the Week: Xenobiah Williams
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2. What do you do?
I am a digital marketing expert and full-time employee of the NASCAR Digital Media team in Charlotte. When I'm not working with the best team in sports :), I am helping professionals and small business build their brands utilizing graphic design and marketing strategy.
3. What motivates you?
The opportunity to grow motivates me daily. The fact that God has given me another day to improve, to hustle, to learn, and to love, is enough to get me going. My father died in his twenties when I was just 5 months old, so I never take the opportunity to live for granted because I learned early on that it is not promised. I think just remaining thankful for my own life allows me to stay motivated to achieve almost anything I put my mind to.
4. How do you balance with your career, side hustles, and your social life?
Planners, Prioritizing, and Prayer. I wish I could say that I have mastered "life balance" but I haven't. I'm someone who has to write down everything, from when reports are due to sending Bae something sweet & spicy. If I don't write things down there's a possibility it won't happen. I prioritize everything that I know is coming my way or I want to make happen at the beginning of each day, week, and month & plan and schedule accordingly. Though this gets the job most of the time, I always find time to pray for when my plans don't work out to keep stress at bay. What I have come to realize is that the bucket for my career, side hustle, and social life are never likely to be filled with the same amount of time and effort. So the best I can do is listen to my body, spirit, and support system for when its time to prioritize more of my energy into one of those needs.
5. What does Professional Homegirl mean to you?
Professional Homegirl is such a vibe! When I think of a professional homegirl I think of sisterhood, standards, and a sanctuary. I think a true professional homegirl would come to you as a sister with anything to raise or improve your standards, which creates a relationship that becomes a safe place in what could sometimes be hostile environments (ie. the workplace, organizations, etc.) A professional homegirl is about her business but is also about building the women around her in the process.
6.What advice would you give to young women that want to pursue their dreams?
The advice I would give to young women that want to pursue their dreams is to embrace change. There are things that will disrupt your peace, and leave you with nothing but questions. But I think running towards those obstacles and changes with unwavering faith and a commitment to make it work will ultimately develop you into the woman you want to be.