I thought about writing something that would be more organized and sectioned, but this post grew out of inspiration instead.
Nobody can tell you that you didn't do the job right if you've put everything you have into what you are doing and it's something that you are satisfied with doing. Nobody can take that away from you.
Anyone who cannot appreciate the work that you've done and the results you have created does not understand. When you've found the one thing that you would die for, the thing you believe, and you would work everyday for, it can't be easily broken.
Be happy that you gave found what makes you breathe everyday. Be grateful that you've found the one thing that makes you feel alive. There are many out there would just can't understand because they either have not found what makes them satisfied, or they find joy in taking it away from others.
It's something that should be celebrated; not torn apart by politics. It's something that you will do leave your legacy.
I hate what is happening to this country. I hate it when the leader has to explain that business owners did not build their businesses themselves. It's such a huge insult to anyone who has either built a business, attempted to build a business, or watched closely as others they knew built their businesses.
I'm still working on my own story. However, I have seen many of my friends build their fortune from nothing.
You may think they are lucky. They may seem composed. They may make it look easy. But let me tell you, I've heard and seen the middle and the behind the scenes part of it. These people are willing to risk everything for something they believe. They are willing to work twice as hard, sometimes ten times as hard. They don't go on vacations. They don't take breaks. They sit down their children and explain that for a few months or years they will be extremely busy.
They live homeless. They take odd jobs that they are way overqualified. They don't sleep. They believe in sacrifice for the freedom of life.
He said that everyone works hard. This is true. But not everyone can be the strong single mother who gets up before her children to make their lunches while doing a three way call. She sends them off to school and drives to work while on another call. During her day job, she uses her lunch to meet someone who may invest in her business. She picks up the kids, cooks dinner, works more on her business while the kids play in the living room. After they go to bed, she continues to work diligently until past midnight because she believes that her future is bright. She knows that her day job will never give her the freedom to enjoy the short time she has with her children. She knows in her heart her day job will never provide the sense of satisfaction as owning her own business. And most of all, it will never give her something to leave to her kids.
Nobody notices this as its happening. But when she is rich and she is a stay at home mother who can afford anything that she and her children need, that is when she is noticed. Some will find her an inspiration. Because they can understand what she went through, usually because they are going through it too. But then there are people who will just say she is lucky. They will call her children spoiled. It's because they don't know. If they knew all of the times the children had been turned away from their mother for her to work, maybe they would understand. Those children will never look at life the same way. They will know what it means to really be living. Taking risks, sacrificing and willing to delay the gratification of playing now for a lifetime of freedom.
It's true that she had help from her mentor as she built her business. It's true she drove on the roads during the time she was building her business. It's true that many where there to help in times of need.
But nobody helped her when she was a young mother taking care of two sick children in the middle of the night while on a conference call. Nobody but herself motivated her when she was turned away by many people when presenting her business plan. She never gave up when everyone said it wouldn't work. She was always the one to cheer herself on when others told her that she should just focus on getting a better job and putting the kids in a daycare. She was her biggest help with building her business.
I feel for the people who are doing it and for those who have done it. Be happy because you know better that anyone else that what you are doing is right. Don't let any one take that away from you.
Top - Chinese lingerie shop
Cardigan - Forever21
Jeans - Forever21
Shoes - Report
Jacket - Esprit
Clutch - Coach
「There’s not time for fate there’s just us And all that we create turns to dust
So what you gonna leave behind
Show me what you keep locked inside You got to free your mind
Free your mind
There’s no better place here and now
We can lose our way and still be found So what you gonna leave behind
Show me what you keep locked inside You got to free your mind」
If you're building your dream, always trust yourself.
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