I am certain that may entrepreneurs would say that their journey to entrepreneurship was not always easy. There were certainly bumps and bruises along the way, and certainly times when quitting and giving up were strong considerations. As a newbie on this entrepreneurial journey, I have definitely had these feeling and struggle in many cases to stay in the game. Recently, a coach and business person I admire, Aprille Franks Hunt, stated “success does not happen overnight”. How right she was about that.
Things have definitely been difficult lately. I often rely on the quote “Remember why you started” to keep my ground and remind me that I did not sign up for easy, though that would be good, but I signed up to do something big. I know that I can and will not only help people but change their lives for the better, so I must continue on this journey, no matter how may twists or turns are on the road.
The world knows Oprah from just being Oprah or her famous Oprah Winfrey show. Being from Chicago, I remember Oprah from originally being the host of AM Chicago, a local morning talk show that was popular here in Chicago, before talk shows became a thing. I remember Harpo Studios on the near west side of Chicago before she moved on to the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She worked her way to where she it today and it did not happen instantly or overnight. It is important to remained focused, keep your goals in mind and know that the turning point is just on the horizon.
The turning point comes first from eliminating negative thinking and reminding yourself of your purpose and why you started on this journey in the first place. When you know that there is something greater for you to do, do not let anything or anyone take that from you. Take the bumps and bruised that come with hard work, and jump any hurdle life may through your way. Through it all know that when you go to bed and wake up with a vision, a goal and a plan you can achieve what you set out to do.
My word for you today is to be encouraged and to know that you will make it. Too often we limit our thinking and our conversation by using words such as if, or, maybe, but we have to start saying it will, I do, I am and when. Once you get clear and change the way you speak about your dreams, your goals and your visions. Start there and watch how things begin to turn in your favor.
Be Blessed! Be Fabulous!