“I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.”- Anita Hill
It’s good to be back in the blogging world! For those of you who have been following me on social media are all well aware as to why I’ve been hiatus. I have started my new business venture as a personal stylist for businesswomen professionals. The reason why I chose to style a specific target of audience is because I knew this was something I wanted to do for a long period of time. Which means a full commitment, sacrifice and hard-work. Styling should bring a burning desire in your heart and nonstop imagination in your mind to create art and history. You have to be very passionate and not fake the funk just to be a part of a “trend”. In other words, I didn’t want to style everybody or just anybody. I chose to style female entrepreneurs because that is my passion and inspiration: “Women in Business”.
“We’re always thinking that we need to arrive somewhere. We get really upset and down on ourselves because we think about where we should be. You are where you’re supposed to be.” -Jada Pinkett Smith
I planned my new business venture this past summer. Although, I enjoy writing and blogging, I felt a void. I’m a fashion designer, why am I not opening my own fashion show or haven’t created the gala dresses that I’ve sketched over the past decade? That was my biggest void and each day not working on it, the void kept growing bigger. I was missing my talent…I talked/wrote about fashion but wasn’t living in my true purpose. Real Pointers blog gave me the opportunity to uplift and inspire others but I wanted to take action and expand. Sometimes, what you want is not always best for you at the moment. We often get so caught up with social media “rush”, people are doing this and that already and yet…I am at the same place where I have started. Which is okay, more than okay…it is fine. I practiced patience and prayed about my next steps. I’ve became cautious and still – made sure I was headed towards the right direction. Rushing the process was not an option and I have always been an individual to do things for myself and not for people’s approval.
I reached out to my mentor, Lynne Olius and she invited me to join one of her virtual coaching sessions online. During my coaching sessions, I learned the practical steps to bringing my vision to life. I was more consistent with my contents on social media and I pushed passed being overwhelmed and actually got things done. My mentor opened up the door for me and I am blessed to have her as part of my new journey. She gave me my first opportunity to do a Real Pointers Fashion Segment for Boss Ladies. From there, I overcame my fear of failure and that’s when Real Pointers Style was born. I had a vision to instill a look for the female entrepreneurs of the future. That was one of the best days of my life, I conquered my doubts and fears. God may not always be there when you need Him but He is always on time.
“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free…so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks
It’s been almost three months since I started my styling service and it has been nothing but amazing. Between styling, I have been blessed to do a few speaking engagements — attended women empowerment brunch/events and have been living freely. First and foremost, I’m a wife and also a mother. It’s vital for me to find joy within myself so that I can give my best to my husband and daughter. There is joy when I wake up every morning knowing that I have a choice to be happy regardless of my situation. I am not my situation, you are not your situation. The point I’m trying to get across is do not let your situation determine your next move. If plan A didn’t work out, then you still have the rest of the alphabetical letters to try. Do whatever you have to do to find your freedom. The choice is truly yours.
Until next time…