We had the good fortune of connecting with Cee Jay Besa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cee Jay, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I had a lot of fear which held me from starting and when I realized the fears were not going away, I started it afraid but started nonetheless. I realized that I was asking people to believe in me which was the wrong thing to do, so I started to just believe in myself. No one can believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am an Executive Coach/Speaker and Author based in Heathrow Florida. What sets me apart from most people is my worldview having lived in Africa, Europe and the USA . The dexterity of my map of the world helps me with context to be able to coach most anybody because I have likely helped people in the same position to become free and to thrive in their business and personal lives. The main challenges for me mainly was the mental state of waiting for things to become this or that before starting, in other words waiting for people’s support, waiting for money to start, waiting to gain enough knowledge and tools. That can keep a man waiting a lifetime , so I decided the only way to start was to start and quickly learnt that when you start all those things come from unexpected sources.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would start with a Helicopter ride over Orlando and the breakfast at Shula’s Steak House , dinner at Disney Springs and conclude the day at the World Center Marriot for perfect views and a round of golf on the green. On day 2, we would start at Kennedy Space Center near Cocoa beach this would likely take all day to complete and then dinner and seafood by the beach. Day 3, would be Disney Theme Parks and we would destroy turkey legs for lunch and get a VIP tour package to avoid standing in lines for the fun rides. Day 4, The SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium and dinner at Deep Blue Seafood Grille, Day 5, Rent a condo at Mary Bethune Beach and check out the Daytona Motor Speedway and hang out at the beach, Fish and Chips for dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack, Day 6 Jet Skiing and Parasailing at Daytona Beach, Day 7, Start at Deeper Fellowship Church, Universal Theme park then Dinner at Eddie V’s Prime Sea food.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shouts out to my Strategy Partner and Executive Coach Anwar Aiken and the John Maxwell mentorship team.
Other: Amazon Books: www.amazon.sg/Becoming-CEO-Your-Life-potential/dp/1070792993 https://www.audible.com/pd/Becoming-the-CEO-of-Your-Life-Audiobook/B08PKYWT8F Apple Audio Books: https://books.apple.com/ca/audiobook/becoming-ceo-your-life-secrets-to-exposing-your-hidden/id1543293101 www.ceejaybesalive.com
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