NIA PODCAST EP.2: Sheri Riley, Author of “Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are”

On the road to finding and understanding who we really are… we often get in our own way.

In an effort to streamline our daily activities and obligations, some of us create to-do lists to help us balance the demands on our time.

Others busy themselves with climbing endless ladders of achievement; placing so much emphasis on career and other accomplishments, that we leave little room for exploration to define ourselves – beyond our titles or professions.

You are NOT just what you do. Being a high achiever is not what it’s cracked up to be.’s guest today is the phenomenal Sheri Riley, author of our April Nia Magazine Book Club selection, the empowering and purpose-driven book: Exponential Living® – Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are.

During this Episode, Sheri chats with Nia Magazine Contributing Writer, Nobi DeLon about the core questions a lot of us have about finding peace, purpose and direction in the firestorm of success.

About Sheri Riley

Sheri Riley was Senior Director of Marketing at LaFace Records, where she was responsible for the marketing of some of the biggest artists of all time including Toni Braxton, TLC, and Usher. She was in her late 20’s and making six figures, complete with a luxury car allowance and an unlimited expense account.

She bought her mom a home. She loved her job. She loved the people she worked with, but she was miserable. She felt stuck in this amazing life that she had created for herself.

How on earth could she have the career of her dreams, yet feel so empty?

She agonized for months trying to answer this question, and then it hit her.

She was spending 100% of her time on 10% of who she was.

She discovered, she didn’t just want a good career, she wanted a great life. This began her journey of Exponential Living, which is pursuing peace, choosing clarity, and living courageously.

Sheri is a wife, mother, daughter, and entrepreneur and we all know this is not easy, but she has figured out how to make it simple. She works with celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and all around busy individuals to make choices that lead to less stress, better clarity, and a more fulfilling life. And empowers us to live in our true power, which is peace. “Peace is the New Success”.

A renowned author, speaker and empowerment coach, Sheri has been featured in Essence, Black Enterprise, Upscale, and Jet (to name a few) and on numerous broadcast platforms. She’s been a keynote speaker at Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Success Conference, his Mentoring Camp for Boys, NBA Wives Behind the Bench Conference, Prudential’s Annual BLF Symposium, Delta Airlines, CVS Health, to name a few.

She’s a founding member of the global John Maxwell Team and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Purchase the Book: HERE


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