Hey guys! I decided to do a blog🖥️✍🏾🖊️ on "Potential" this time because it’s crazy how many of us have this “power” 💪🏾💡(and I say power because it’s something we hardly use that is very useful )that we don’t use and rarely think about sometimes. I do not know about y’all but sometimes I do ask myself do I even have potential? 🧐🤔And how come I don’t see it in myself or use it?🤔🤔🧐 And I’m not going to lie because half the time I’m lazy and don’t want to push myself but in times like these, it’s crazy because I’m using every piece of it.😂😆 Growing up for me, starting in middle school I was told that I have the potential I just have to use it. I always thought it was just something teachers say but it followed me all the way to high school because teachers were saying the same thing there too.😮😲 It was weird, I flew through high school not paying attention to that but kept it close to me all these years.😯😱 I realized my potential, when I realized I wanted to own my own business and the thoughts 💭💭and ideas that popped up where endless.
Hey guys, so I know I have not been posting like I probably should have been in a while. I’ve honestly been dealing with a lot mentally and kind of emotionally as well 😫😩😖and it has been tough for the past few weeks (maybe month). But I can honestly say life has a funny way of showing you things about yourself and for me it’s different🤓🤔🥰. Like some mornings, I can wake up feeling confident than ever ready to tackle the world 🌎🗺️🥱🤔🧐and then the next, I’m like “ugh, life”🤢🤮😳 and it’s even harder with the pandemic.
ive y’all some true facts here!💯💯 Soo if you can relate whether you’re a guy or girl, then feel me on this …for those of you who can’t relate it doesn’t mean you never did.😏🙄 There’s times when I will ask myself questions❓ (I don’t know if anybody else is or was like this at some point) and there’ll be times where I’m like “what the hell am I doing” or “do I even really feel this way” or “I know I shouldn’t have that but it’s right there”🍫🍨…and then there’s times where as a female you don’t even know what it is your feeling but your emotions are like this one big ball of yarn or even bands just tied into one big ball. Or even if your monthly is on (guys you have them too) and your either having bad days/good days or a mixture of both. I know we tend to take those feelings or emotions out on someone who may seem like there irritating 😈👿 us but honestly are not, it’s just we just don’t want to be bothered. Trust me, I’ve had TIMES y’all!
A lot of people such as myself say a lot of things that I am going to TRY. But what they and I don't realize is nothing comes from trying because anybody can say "Ima try" or I'll try to do it" or "I'll try to do the best I can at school or work" but it doesn't start with you TRYING. It starts with you DOING. I could walk around all day saying Ima try, right! but then wouldn't it be easier to just do? I didn't really think like that as a teen growing up...every-time I would go to school, my grandmother would say "have a good day in school or have a good day at work" and I would be like "I'll try". I'll be honest if I was just doing vs. trying, my life would be 10x different right now. And It doesn't mean my life is a mess right now but I would be in a different position than I am in now. I don't think going through life with that mindset of "trying" will do any good because it's almost like I'm taking an interest in something right? and with that interest I'm only giving or I might just give 75% vs. doing that will give me 100% to. Like it's all within the mindset of having and y'all I didn't realize that until recently...REAL TALK. The place I'm in right now in my life has me realizing TO NOT wake up every morning and TRY but DO because at the end of the day what I've done and the results of that speaks VOLUMES...y'all seriously! I wake up every morning now and think to myself why am I constantly saying "I'll try" because everything I've done thus far in my life I'VE DONE! And I get it, it's easy for anyone to fall under or to feel like TRYING in their lives...I don't know about the percent of the world that's trying but I'm tired of trying because when I've learned that when it comes to doing, committing and having determination I'm on 100! I see the world we live in now and everything seems so easy for others to do or accomplish but it's not even that it's easy for anyone...People just DO! and that's what it's about....I remember being in school taking tests barely passing and teachers telling me "you have the potential to go far, you just have to use it". Why and how can I even possibly remember that in this day and age, I mean I'm only 22...what impact would and could that have on my life now? FACTS. What I've come to realize is that the reason they said that and it's stuck with me to this day and age now is because it's true. And it's even crazy that I can remember that but it's true. My life doesn't stop because I'm older and have bills or things I have to do...my life STARTS because I have those things but not only that I have DOMINION. I have control in how much I not try but DO. I have belief that my life doesn't control me but I control my life and me trying is NOT AN OPTION. I've learned that I have to be the best at what I do and not give 30%, 50% and 75% worth a try. My life is worth committing to and really without God I have nothing. Are y'all hearing me!!!? Like you can't wake up and blame someone else for why you aren't where you are? If I would have done that, my mindset would have been so off! God himself would have had to come down and strike me to GET IT TOGETHER!! We all only get one life to live and be it if I die today or tomorrow, all I know is my business better be here and I'm not just talking "mentally here" but it better be physically here...the building, signs, website...everything. I don't know about the rest of society but my life means something and by me "trying" every morning isn't going to bring everything I want in this world but me DOING will. And I'll see to it that before I die not only my business but name WILL speak volumes.
Creating a business should be fun and exciting but also an experience that teaches you about business and not only that but yourself as well. Creating a a business for me or anyone whose just starting, is not the easiest thing in the world and it's hard to know what to do or even know where to begin. One of the factors in creating a business is having a team. I've had instances where I come across people who can help but it's like they hear my story, listen to my ideas and plans and they digest that and tell me what they can do for a price that is more than what I can give. But why does it even have to be this difficult for me to receive help on my business when I just need someone who can mentor, guide and help me along this journey. I get the saying "it takes money to make money, but seriously"!? like you would think the people who are out here creating businesses, music and everything else can just clap their hands and things just magically appear. Even though things aren't necessarily done that way, what does one person have to do in this world to receive help (FREE HELP) in order to gain some success on their own life journey right now? I feel like every person I walk up to is just quick to offer money but don't really want to extend the help and help a person out who really needs it. Money isn't the only thing that matters when creating a business...the help and trust in creating a business is the main factor you need because people can be conniving and so for me it's like I have to watch for who I trust and turn too. But it shouldn't be to the point where people are quick to offer something and they've either only heard part of my story or half of my idea. I just don't like that and it makes me feel like they are only after one thing. I LOVE what I do but not at the expense of me putting out more (money) than I'm receiving (help) when it comes to that . Another factor in creating a business, is the financial part. Now with what's been going on lately in the world, I can say that financially I'm not doing bad..at least now I can say that. I'm working from home and focused on saving more than spending but it is going to be rough because I'm a go-getter...when I see an opportunity that I feel like I can EXPAND with, I take it. I've always been like that and it comes from mostly my mom and grandmother but working from home doesn't give me that endless opportunity because of the process it takes and the competition of others around me...and then there's management and some jobs see a good worker and only rewards when THEY SEE FIT which I hate. I work hard at everything I put my best foot forward on and I at least want more opportunity than I'm getting. It's like who doesn't want money and I see the best for myself which is why I will never settle for less or even choose to STOP. I mean what would be the reason for that? Nowadays though, you don't see much opportunity because of how things are but I want more opportunity not just financially but business, personally and professionally wise as well. Another factor in creating a business is having a business plan which I do have but need help in as well. Having a business plan does help me see my business better and in a different light because I'm able to see what I have and what I need. I am actually starting from home with my business as one of the main things I need to have is clientele. Having clientele is very important for my business to be established and is something I am working towards. Where I am now in my life is realizing that I need to "MAKE THIS THE LAST TIME I WORK FOR ANYONE EVER AGAIN". My business should be me living in my gift and it's something I'm working very hard to pick up off the ground and get going.
Don't you just hate when your working only for someone to come in and tell you your doing little to almost everything wrong!? Don't you hate when you feel like your doing everything right or everything you feel is right only for someone to come in and tell you "its not the way its supposed to be done". Well let me tell it...the work I do is very important to me especially with the job I'm doing, but my supervisor always comes at me with the simplest issues and I know I'm not perfect... I don't try to be but It just sucks when someone can tell you everything your doing seems to be wrong or not done their way and THAT'S THE THING. When I know I'm following the rules, doing everything correct and someone comes in and tells me "it's not done the right way", I'm quick to get upset. And some of you probably would too if there was a boss/supervisor out there telling you that everything or whatever your doing is not THERE WAY! I hate being micro-managed, it makes me feel like someone has the right to control what I say, what I do, how I do and say things and what I'm supposed to do. ***HINT*** The con in working for someone...which is why I'm taking a leap of faith and starting a business of my own. This business of mine is something to me that was not easy to even figure out if that was something I wanted to do. Before realizing this dream of opening a business, I was working in a retail store called Stein Mart. If you haven't heard of that or only even seen it once but can't remember...just think about stores like TJ Maxx, Belks, etc. It's very similar to those stores but I was working there for about almost two years (started in 2017 after high-school) and stopped in early September of 2019. Being there did teach me a lot, in fact I think that's where it started for me being micro-managed and having an issue. I was a sales associate in ladies but of course multi-tasking throughout the store in other departments as well. Still to this day (in 2020) I remember every single person I've ever worked with, their names and the impact they've had on my life. Something like that for someone like me, was definitely a life-lesson and something I'll never forget. Being there, working and being around all types of people from different walks of life WOKE ME UP to the world of customer service. Being micro-managed at this job made me realize that I'm in charge of my own journey and if it's one thing the employees taught me while being there is to NEVER SETTLE. It's crazy I say that too because right after I left Stein Mart, I went to go work for someone else...this time in a call center. It almost seemed like "I love myself but do I love myself enough to say I owe myself"? Working for someone vs. working for myself. It seems A LOT easier to work for someone else and that's why we all do it or most of society does it. But the other half of society chooses to make those sacrifices that I am afraid to make. And I constantly ask myself "what am I doing with my life"? "why am I constantly allowing someone to overpower me, control me, use me? and then someone once said it.."your not living in your gift". And that hit me hard! It wasn't until I heard that, that I realized that I was partly living in my gift which was customer service because that's the only enjoyment I get from interacting with people. When I interact with people they are the reasons I give my all to something because it's not for me I'm really doing it for, I'm doing it to help someone's life (in whatever way that may be). That is the ONLY joy I receive from working underneath someone. But why can't I receive that same joy from working for myself, or can I; and I just never really paid much attention to the idea and thought. And this is how I realized that I'm great at my job! Now I just need to start my own business... IT ONLY GOES UP FROM HERE!