It's Not Easy
Many people will go throughout their lives taking the easy way out of things. Don't let that be you. Have you ever heard the saying, "This is the calm before the storm?" That saying goes both ways. You will have a storm before you push through to where you want to be. Something that you truly desire is not going to be something that happens overnight. That is simply the way it is with everything in life.
You Chose This Life
Correct me if I am wrong, but all military wives hate when people say, "You chose this life. You knew this was going to happen." A person saying that does not automatically make everything difficult about deployment disappear. Some of us wish that it would, but unfortunately that is not how it works.
Making The Decision
Becoming an entrepreneur myself was the easiest "yes," I have ever given in my life. Did I have doubts? Yes. However, I find it to be important to not let self doubt get in the way of success. If you are given the tools to succeed, then why would you not take advantage of that? For me, I jump in head and feet first. I'm not a boss, I am a leader. My concern is helping others succeed in any way I can. Whether I do that through this blog or through my business, I will achieve that. Want to know how I know? Because I am determined and dedicated to plugging in and learning the tools I need to succeed. Do you know how many people don't know about how many opportunities there are today to be successful? The real question is how bad do you want success? Do you go home and sit on the couch for hours at a time or are you always learning more ways to succeed? Do you surround yourself with other successful people who motivate you? Or do you surround yourself with those who are negative and telling you that you'll never make it?
My Confidence was Shot
After being told you are not good enough for so long, your own thoughts start to lie to you and you start to think that about yourself. For years, I was made fun of, pushed around, taking advantage of, etc. Things were said in different types of situations. When I would get excited about an opportunity, it would be shot down because it might be a scam or because they didn't think I was capable of doing it. Even though I may know that I am extremely capable, that doesn't mean that I don't want a vote of confidence.
Emotions Should Not Control You
Do you ever feel like your emotions come out before your words do? Do your emotions speak louder than your words? Do your emotions control you instead of you controlling them? Personally, I always said I wear my heart on my sleeve but it wasn't until this year that I realized what that can do in negative situations. I am very aware that my emotions sometimes are overwhelming. Over the years, I have learned to control them better, but there are days when I let my emotions get the best of me.
Introducing My Passion
Everybody has something that they are passionate about and it just so happens that mine is music. I love all things to do with music. I took piano lessons from the most amazing piano instructor, who taught me to never give up and stay confident. There were times where I struggled to find the motivation to practice, but I did and I am so glad that my mom and my instructor never let me give up.