How to Turn Pain into Purpose According to Teneshia Jackson Warner

UPDATED: June 8, 2023
PUBLISHED: August 31, 2021

You have to also know when to surrender and say, hey, I’ve done everything I can do, and at this point, I’m simply going to trust God, trust the process, that it’s all going to work out for my greater good.”

CEO of EGAMI Group and author of “The Big Stretch,” Teneshia Jackson Warner, knows how to turn pain into purpose. As both a dreamer and leader, she has learned to channel success through embracing the pivots within uncertainty. In this video, Teneshia walks you through the steps of learning how to leverage the pain in your life and teaches you how to turn your failures into your greatest teachers.

Start with these three questions:

  • What was your experience as it relates to this mistake?
  • What lessons did you learn?
  • How can you reapply the lessons future forward to get a different result?

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Teneshia Jackson Warner is an award-winning multicultural marketing expert, purpose-driven entrepreneur and author. She is the founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of EGAMI Group, a leading multicultural marketing and communications firm in Manhattan with clients such as Procter & Gamble, Target, Verizon Wireless, My Black is Beautiful, U.S. Army, Hennessy, Major League Baseball and Toyota.

In 2013, Teneshia founded The Dream Project Symposium, an annual empowerment conference that helps thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives and career Dreamers plan and achieve their goals. Based on concepts from The Dream Project, Teneshia’s new book, The Big Stretch: 90 Days to Expand Your Dreams, Crush Your Goals, and Create Your Own Success (McGraw-Hill Education, November 22, 2019), is a fully customizable self-evaluation and empowerment program for jumpstarting a new business, career or big idea.