Struggle brings progress whether you succeed or fail. You either succeed and move forward or you fail and learn from it, but either way you are growing. My dad used to always tell me, nothing worth having ever comes easy and those words still ring true today. Keeping your dreams alive requires faith, HARD work, dedication and most importantly belief in yourself.
Last week for International Women’s Day, I posted on Instagram one of my favorite quotes… “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” And in reality I’m not only raising two strong women, but also a strong young man who respects the women in his life. In fact, he was the first to comment on my post and simply said “Whoop, whoop!”
Please allow me to share my advice for raising strong children, the future leaders of America…
- Just Keep Swimming: follow in the footsteps of your parents and grandparents work ethic. Know that you can do anything you put your mind to and that we are your biggest fans. It won’t come easy, but I promise you it WILL be WORTH it, just as you all are. The Law of Attraction can’t be fulfilled without action. There are no coincidences.
- Never Stop Learning: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden. In the last few months since I started my business, I have done more learning through reading, podcasts and networking with others and it has truly been rewarding. You will never know it all, but to live life to your fullest capability, you must continually be looking for ways to improve and adapt. Don’t settle. Set goals, achieve them and keep aiming higher because the sky’s the limit.
- Through it all, Be Humble: no matter who you meet, work for or come in contact with, there is always something valuable to learn from the encounter. There was a time in my career that I thought humility was a sign of weakness, but in reality it is the epitome of strength and growth. Be smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it and you’ll be amazed at the outcome and the way others view you as a result.
My journey to entrepreneurship has been a spiritual one. I have found out so much about what I’m capable of and question why it took me so long to take that leap of faith. I now have the freedom to choose how I spend my time, the work I want to do, and the people I choose to do it with. My message to you, dear children, is that tough times will come, but don’t give up and walk away. You have what it takes to change the world and I look forward to that front row seat to watch it happen.