I love being around people who are energetic. That positive energy is contagious and uplifting, and seems to defy any external factors that could be weighing on the mind. Temre Morgan is such a person. It was my pleasure to meet her, and I was keenly interested in hearing this interview unfold.
Temre is known as “The Cut Master”. Her skill and expertise are crucial to participants of combat sports. Her training as a Surgical Technologist has been vital in treating injuries sustained in fighting, but in talking to her, it goes deeper than the surface. Temre stressed several times, both during the interview and after, that she has a strong desire to help others. She goes the extra mile and this is evident by the admiration and respect that she receives from both the fighters and her peers.
When I sit behind the lens, I often think beyond the filming of the show. My thoughts are geared to learning something personally and sharing those learning’s or affirmations with others. Work ethic seems to be a dying trait among many people. It is evident in both the quality of work done and the quantity of it. So, when I hear of someone with a strong sense of work ethic, I pay particular attention to their words. Temre is a dynamo! She does not stop! I love how her skill as a Surgical Technologist plays into her role as a cut woman. What this tells me, and what this should tell others who desire continued growth and personal fulfillment is the importance of finding your passion and maximizing it.
One interest leads to another if we recognize the opportunities presented to us. Also, resilience is important. If we are to have the energy to perform at a high level, we must not waste it on things that are of no consequence. Temre has adopted a mantra “It is what it is.” Simple statement but powerful words. We sometimes waste our precious energy on things that we have no control of or things that simply do not matter. That is equivalent to burning money to stay warm. It makes no sense. Work hard to manage the things that we are responsible for. Don’t waste resources on anything outside of this. Also, don’t let anyone define you! If you are passionate about something, follow your passion! Typically, corner and cut people are men. Temre shatters that stereotype. She brings both beauty and balance to the corner. Her presence there is calming, and it is much appreciated by the fighters. I love this unique, non-traditional approach. We should all embrace our special qualities and seek to use that uniqueness as a strength in fueling our passions.