For me, 2019 was the year of hard work.
It was the beginning of a dream. I decided to finally turn into fruition.
2019 was the year of turning all the “I can not’s” and “I should not’s” to a ton of “WTH’s” and “WHY NOT’S”!
2019 was a year of self reflection and self healing, in my own way, on my own terms for me, and for the people I love.
2019 was the year I decided to take CONTROL of my OWN happy.
What people don’t see is the endless amount of time, energy, and consistent effort.
It was a year of coming more into WHO I am and OWNING what created me. All of me; flaws, failures, successes and growth.
2019, I Thank You! I Thank You giving me the time and drive, mostly the TIME.
The reality is we ALL have the same 24 hours in a day.
What you do in those 24 hours determines more than if you goals are met. It determines your starting position of your next journey.
This is the most viable thing to realize because let’s face it, unless you win the lottery, success takes years! Nothing is built over night. Everyone has to start somewhere and would rather begin with a head start of five steps behind?
So how are YOU going to use those 24 hours every day in 2020?
2019 was the year I decided to change HOW I was going to use every second of those 24 hours. THIS IS what made the world of difference for me.
I spent 2019 jumping and creating my goals.
2020 is the year I refine them and push them to continue to grow. It is going to be the year that I realize the endless hours of effort and hard work I put into creating in 2019 are going to seem like nothing compared to the amount it’s going to take to GROW them. All that creative energy is now going to be placed into the GROWTH of all those things. It’s a process. This I understand. The point is, I started with:
No plan, no direction, just a goal.
Did I sit down and write them down and think too hard about the details? NO.
Details waist time to me.
I’ve always been a “do-er”. So, I’ve felt, that people who sit and take the time to draw things out, are doing nothing but wasting time of “doing”. Time that they can spend creating, getting somewhere, putting one foot physically in front of the other.
For me, if I don’t JUMP. I’ll never begin.
Jumping is the way to go. Figure it out as you go. The worst thing that could ever happen is that you fall. If you do, you just get back up and try again. I spent an entire chapter in my book about this; Growing from failure.
Just like writing my book; I thought that the actual writing process was going to be the hardest. Once I finished the hard part was over. Then I got to publishing and editing, and oh boy, NOTHING, no step was easier than the last, it was just filled with a different type of challenge that I would figure out as I went.
Jump and continue to jump over those hurdles.
I started with a goal of writing a book. I didn’t know WTH I was doing or where to begin. In LESS than 10 months I wrote, published, and printed my very first book. Is it perfect, heck no! Neither am I. I just knew the goal I had was to inspire at least ONE girl that gave it a chance. Goal accomplished. It’s not even officially released but the feedback I’m getting off the pre-sales inspires me to keep GROWING and continue to perfect my goals for Basic B!tch in 2020.
My goal in 2019 was to do something I’ve always wanted, start my own boutique. I had no idea where to start or even how to begin a website or official DBA. I was driving home from my day job, decided to pull off the road and file a DBA and start! I JUMPED. I knew if I jumped it would motivate me to keep pushing and figure my way through. It’s been endless hours burning nightlight into daylight and for those that thinks it’s easy; we’ll that’s what makes the difference of those that make it. It’s not easy.
I started with a small annual sales goal of a certain dollar. I surpassed it by over 700%!!I started with less than 50 people in my group and it now has over 1500 Queens! I used to ship maybe 20 packages a month when I started, if I was lucky, now on a slow day I ship at least 20 a day! Me, myself, and I, have filled over 2,600 orders in 2019!
I started blogging, writing one blog for fun to start finding my writing voice, now over 200 blogs in I’m still finding my voice but look how far I’ve come!
I created a blog, boutique, book and a personal brand in 2019 and in 2020 I’ll work even harder to grow that. Did I do that over night? No, it’s over a 20 yr Journey of failing and growing to do so and now it’s time to grow even more. But am I going to sit down and think about the “steps” I need to do that. No, I’m not wasting anytime for that, I’m going to JUMP. Jump into the several ways I feel I need to accomplish those goals and figure them out as I go!
We all have the SAME 24 hours a day in 2020, are you going to start it by sitting and planning it out or JUMPING and do the work it takes to physically get some where?
I hope you JUMP!
Happy last weekend of 2019 Queens! I’m spending it refreshing and reenergizing to JUMP into 2020 and set it on FIRE! Because that’s what “doer’s” do! Actions speak louder than plans, remember that.
I hope you JUMP into 2020 Queens!