Actually it was more like “Not too long ago I was giving plasma for dollars”. Yes, me! The girl who despises needles and there I was sitting in a cold room, next to a dozen other people, stuck with a massive needle watching my blood get pumped through a machine and filtered back into me.
Every other week the payout was $40- HOLLA! The in-between weeks were $20 (dollars that is). So on a good month of making it every “session” I could, I would net a $100 bucks a month.
$100.00 a month doing something that I dreaded just to pay for food, rent, tuition which just supplementing the two part-time jobs and full-time class schedule. Fast forward to today where I have $100,000.00 months doing work that I love, growing, building something bigger than me, working with and for people I love.
Dreamy but how?
I had a dream and visions always. Yes, it has changed over the years. It has unfolded in ways I didn’t think and even more beautiful than I could have imagined.
I worked really hard.
I am stubborn as a mother f’er.
If I want something, I will do whatever it takes to get it.
I get fueled by people who think I won’t make it, can’t do it or don’t have what it takes. It makes me work harder. Twirl.
I don’t EVER give up. Seriously, even if I feel like I won’t continue with something long term, I have to do it and succeed at it before I allow myself to give up.
I have invested heavily in myself. I have found people, mentors, coaches that have believed in me when even I am at my lowest. Picking me back up and giving me the courage to keep going. Direction, insight, love and road map to follow.
What I want you to know is the same thing I want my daughter to know.
You can be, do, have anything that you want in your life. You first have to create the vision that you want to live. What does that look like for YOU? No one else but you.
Big things aren’t meant to be easy. And if they were, it would diminish the value we put on them.
Appreciate all that you learn along the way.
Show up EVERYDAY.
Do the hard stuff, it makes you stronger.
Invest in yourself and your dreams.
Take risks, fall down, get back girl. You got this!
DO THE WORK.
With SO MUCH LOVE,