I wanted to be a best selling author and “THEY” protested against it, reminding me that I was a teen mom who, because of my decision to keep my daughter, couldn’t afford the luxuries of following my dreams. I ended up becoming that best selling author…seven times.
I wanted to be my authentic self while making a difference in the world and “THEY” rallied against it, reminding me that I was too young and unqualified to help anyone else. I ended up telling them EXACTLY where to shove it, and started my company called, KNOCKED UP NOW WHAT? to teach young moms the fundamentals of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy!
They said that I would never make it.
They said that my life would never amount to anything.
Because of my inability to make good choices.
And because of my unwillingness to take advice from “them.”
The very people who were secretly afraid of being left behind when I made my dreams come true.
I’ve accomplished every goal I wanted to achieve because I made the decision to believe in myself.
There were many people that I had to leave behind on my journey for a better life. People that I loved and trusted. Because me playing big meant more to me than playing small and living a mediocre life with them in it.
I realized quickly that I didn’t need someone to tell me what I couldn’t do, I needed to be surrounded by people who would tell me what I could do.
Who told you that you would never make it?
Was it friends? Family? Or even worse. Was it yourself?
Did your past creep up behind you, whisper in your ear and tell you that you weren’t good enough to be extraordinary?
Well my friend, you have two choices:
1. Live big. Go hard. And conquer this little thing called life.
2. Or grow old wishing you would’ve done all of the above.
Progress doesn’t come without pain.
Growth doesn’t come without discomfort.
And everything worth having in life is right outside of your comfort zone.
Believe in yourself more. Don’t let your mistakes and failures take such a big chunk out of your self-esteem and lead you to assume that things can’t get any better. Because you’ve never seen better. And trying to look for better is just a distant fog.
Don’t look to others for validation, appreciation and acceptance. Because you’ll never get from them what you’re looking for until you find all of those things within yourself.
Stand up. Stand out. And rise to the occasion. Every single time.
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Can’t wait to work with you!
Because I want you to believe in yourself.
HARDER than you ever thought possible.