Starting Something Inspiring

I am new to business and new to entrepreneurship.   I am new to the idea of “be your own boss”.  I am new to the idea of “hustling”.  Ten months ago, I met my best friend and boyfriend and while getting to know each other and helping each other grow, I have learned so much!  The traditional idea of get a job so you can go to school, so you can get a job working for somebody else for the rest of your life, then retiring long after is not so traditional to me anymore.  Obviously having a job right now is important, I do work for someone else at the moment, and I am going to school to get my degree.  However, what I’m learning is that you can literally do whatever you want to do!  If you need some money, go out and make some money!  If you want to start a business, then start one!  I had a lot of dreams growing up.  Even back when I was in my elementary years I was organizing clubs and groups, and begging my dad to help me start my own business.  I would have been happy with anything!  I mapped it out, planned it out, but didn’t seek it out.  I didn’t have the necessary resources.  I wasn’t raised that way.  I was a little too “creative” to some.  Now, that wasn’t anyone’s fault, that was just the mindset of the community I was raised by.  “Stop dreaming, just finish school and get a good job,” I was told.  “Your ideas are not realistic.”  Let me tell you right now, never stop dreaming!  Last year, we had a dream.  Our dream is coming to life.  We are starting our own business.  People will always shake their heads.  They will always tell you, be realistic and be responsible.    I say follow your dreams AND be realistic and responsible.  I’m still working and I’m still going to school, yet we are starting our own business on the side.  Let me tell you, it’s an amazing feeling.  It’s a very long and not really easy process, but we are patient.  We have never rushed anything.  Success comes with time, patience, and dedication.  That’s exactly what we’ve been doing.  We have so many dreams and ideas I could never possibly put it on paper, but let me tell you that if you have a dream, an idea, or a slightest thought.. RUN WITH IT!  “Shoot for the moon, and if you don’t make it you will land in the stars,” we always tell each other.  

Feel free to check out out blog for one branch of our new business.  We just put it together today and we are very excited!  Expect to see great things from us.  I know we are going to be very successful.  The sky is not the limit.  WE HAVE NO LIMIT.  

CHECK US OUT: http://stylelyte.com

~HAPPY DREAMING~

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My Life Update

So, the basic point of this blog is just a quick update on my life.  (Since that is the topic of my page.:) )

I am moving to the city in June.  With my boyfriend that is.  I, personally am very excited and so is he.  It’s a big step in life but it will be a great one.  I’ve never met somebody who brings so much good out of me besides for my family.  My family is part supportive and part not.  My cousins are supportive of me.  Of course they want me to be careful and make the right decisions, but I have their support.  My parents, however are another story.  They are not mad at me (well maybe my dad is.. I hope not..), but they wish I would wait longer.  In my opinion it is the right decision and if it is not, then I will learn it on my own.  That would be on me, not anyone else.  I would not make this decision though, with any doubt in my mind.  I have 100% faith in the relationship I have with my boyfriend and the relationship I have with God and know they will take me far in life.  I know I will work hard and I know I will be successful.   I want to finish school with either marketing or retail merchandising depending on what school I am accepted into.  For either one I have about a year of credits completed so far.  (I had to start over with school, because of my major change.  I used to want to work in medical.)  My boyfriend and I have the entrepreneur mind set and we want to start our own business and be very successful together and grow as people, as a couple, and as business professionals.  

 

I will be transferring to another Maurice’s, however the management team in the store I plan to transfer to is full so I will have to take a part time associate’s position which is fine.   I can find a second part time job in walking distance especially  for the summer.  Its going to be a lot of sacrifice and work but also a lot of new adventures and fun!

New Home

So here’s to growth both personal and business!  To a life time of learning and new opportunities!

Happy Growth!!

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Just wanted to share this photo because it really shows how I feel better than any words. No body is perfect but our flaws are what make us who we are and having self awareness to continue to grow and better ourselves is what makes us strong.

Happy living 🙂

The Devil is Charming Too

My mom always told me, ‘The devil is charming too.” Many times she was referring to a boy. She was there watching me get hurt and emotionally torn apart by every guy I swore up and down was different. She hasn’t trusted many guys either my sister or I have dated. Mostly because every one before him lied, cheated, and did everything else wrong..well not at first.

At first, they’re nice, charming, sweet, everything you dreamed of..

or are they?

After awhile, they were all the same. Not exactly the same, but each was evil in his own way and left me hurt and devastated. So how do you stop this from happening? How do you stop this vicious cycle?

1 ) Number one, don’t fall so fast.

2 )Be careful.

3 )Have number one in mind at all times. (That’s you!).

4 )Don’t jump in or rush into anything. If its meant to be, you have the rest of your life to move forward, so move slow.

5 )Stop caring so much. Be yourself.

6 )Find the “real him” and the red flags right away. This one isn’t quite so easy. So how do you spot the sketch dudes from the start? Keep your head out of the clouds. It may sound sort of harsh, but this isn’t a fairy tale. It is the real world. Keep your eyes open, be cautious, and stay independent.

True love takes time, when you rush it usually screws up the momentum anyway. A nice guy will always be nice to you. Where a bad guy, will be nice for awhile until you are both comfortable. He begins to manipulate you and treat you badly. And by this point, you’re either so busy making excuses for him that you start to beleive them yourself, you’re too far in the clouds he put you in from the start, or he’s completely manipulating you.

Now, don’t get me wrong a nice guy still makes mistakes. He’s a nice guy, not super man. Everyone makes mistakes, even you. So don’t go ruling out every person who isn’t perfectly perfect, because you will be lonely and looking for a long time. Just know who’s worth it to stick around and work through issues with. Just a little hint, the nice guy will calmly work through it with you and be by your side as you both make mistakes, learn, and continue to grow together.