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Quiet Storm

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Have¬†you ever¬†heard¬†successful¬†people, or celebrities¬†say, “Surround yourself with the¬†people who¬†you aspire to become.” Or project what you want out of life until it becomes a reality for you”, (fake it until you make it).¬† I’m sure that we all have at one time or another, be it through reading a book, watching a show, or listening to some song. The general consensus is to put/throw yourself out there.¬†Contact people, go to social events,¬†attend some seminars, write¬†down what you want out of the week/month/year, pray, meditate, buy this, wear that, and so forth, and so on.

Here’s my question, what¬†good¬†is any of it if you don’t get a return call/email? You mingle and network, but¬†can’t get out a clear message of what you do? That seminar gave¬†you the boost/jolt of energy that you needed¬†for the week, but¬†now reality is settling in comfortably and the spark is gone. Your plan for the week/month/year is going awesome, although now your kids/wife/husband/ mother/father is sick, or in some shape or form need YOU!¬†You’re praying, but are you acting on what you’ve prayed for? Faith without works is dead, no? Meditated on calm, stressless (not a real word), and productive days, just to fizzle out when the smoke hits the fan. Better yet, you’ve spent (or charged)¬†all this money to present yourself as “successful” when you have no food to eat, or place to live! Is it safe to say that we all know one of these¬†feelings or another similar to it?

What you do when faced with any of these obstacles, adversities, and wrenches in the game determines your outcome more than anything else in the world. That’s what I believe anyway.

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I’m having a lot of situations like this happen to me in my quest to make a better life for my family and me. People looking down on me for lack of experience, instead of trying to help. Reaching out to certain individuals, not for a hand out, but to work, and being rejected. Feeling ready for the world after some strong encouragement from people in the business that I aspire to be in, just to get hit with the reality that what they’ve done will not work for me. Of course I get it. In this life, one size doesn’t fit all!¬†One size¬†fits one person, because nobody has the same journey. And some people aren’t trying to¬†assist you, because they’re too busy with their own. May I NEVER be like that. My circumstances can (and will) change for the better in due time. Although who I am deep down inside as a person should not. Unless I’m evil, and in that case change away!!

The kicker is to not¬†mind any of those “setbacks”, keep going! Be persistent, consistent, reliable, hardworking, optimistic, and ready for¬†THAT yes! Because it’s on its way. Yes there’ve been¬†days that I’ve gone into a “funk”, but I was never out of the game. I’d readjust and find another way. Have courage, passion, follow thru, and loved ones who believe in you. Oh those¬†people who believe in you, they make it ALL worth while! Make “it” work for your situation, your family, your stage in life. Will it be easy? No! If it comes easy, it’ll go just as quickly. Will it be worth it? I surely hope so! I’d suggest that you make it last, and worth while. Appreciate all that you had to learn and go through to finally be able to reap the benefits of what you’ve sown.¬†That’s all I ask of me &¬†you today, as well as from here on out.

And, oh YES, I’ll be ready to embrace the opportunities¬†as they come.

It’s time to¬†make more money, less excuses. Be a quiet storm.

 

 

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