As I look on the calendar, I realize that I’m approaching my second year as a full time entrepreneur.
At times, I’m hard on myself because I’m not where I want to be. But then I check myself and show gratitude for having come as far as I’ve come in such a short period of time.
Yes, ambition is real, but you have to show yourself some grace, love and patience in the process.
People ask me “How did you do it?” The honest answer is that I had no plan B.
I knew that after 12 years, God was shifting me into a different space. Although I was speaking and impacting lives every day, I could feel in every inch of my being that I had a greater calling to do more outside of my 4 walls.
So here’s what I did: 📚 I believed in myself even when nobody else did. And I mean this. When I started trying to promote myself online and shift, people at work, people who saw me everyday would talk about me and even put up subliminal posts. I chose to ignore it and keep going. I had a few people in my corner but some people who i expected to support me, didn’t. I would BEG people in my circle to share my posts and help me promote. Either they didn’t or they took their precious time. I learned then that My business was MY business and my God’s calling on my life was MY calling. So I had to do the work, heels in, and ignore the rest. I also learned that people support in their own way, and just because it doesn’t look like what YOU think it should doesn’t meant they aren’t supportive 💕💕 #mindset 📚 I became a student of CU. Car University. Meaning that on my daily work commute, I listened to trainings, masterclasses, etc. Once I arrived to work, before school started, I would have my earbuds in listening to motivational audio while prepping my classroom and making copies. While in my class during planning, if I didn’t have meetings, I would listen to sermons and motivational audio when lesson planning and grading papers. Back then my budget ranged from $25-$300 for such trainings, but I took what I had to use. My learning never stopped. As I generated income, I reinvested ( ran out of space, finished in comments)