What is it with people – ladies, we’re the biggest culprits of this – with settling for “enough”? Yes, I said settling. What is enough, especially within a society and an economy prone to inflation every year, if not more frequent? What is really enough for someone? How much is enough? Enough for what?
Do you want enough time to get to work everyday even though when you clock in or make it in the office you always look rushed? Because you had just “enough” time. Do you want to have enough money to pay your bills every month knowing that companies sneak in extra fees or raise their rates? What you’re paying for this month may very well be higher than last month. And it most likely higher than last year. Are you going to be able to cover your bills this month if the rates get raise because you think you have “enough”?
This idea of “enough” is dangerous. Why can’t we want more than enough? An abundance of our desires and needs. Is it because we’ll then be seen as greedy? Selfish? Obsessive? I say so what to all that. My “enough” is more than enough. I don’t want to worry about money, so I want more than enough to cover any surprise expenses or emergencies. I don’t want to worry about if someone might break in my apartment so I want more than enough security precautions and measures. I don’t want to worry if I’ll keep my job so I want more than enough good daya where I excel and show my value to the company.
This shaming people who want more than just the measly “enough” others are willing to settle for is ridiculous. Just because someone else’s standards are low or lower doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t want more for ourselves. Go for more than enough. Go for overflow. Go for abundance. And get rid of the just enough people.
Girl. Gurl! Let me tell you. Last week, I was out with pneumonia, a lung infection and a 102° fever. And I thought I had the measly little flu when I went to the doctor’s office. Nope. Then, while I’m on the mend, my car (of six months) gets side swiped during the MLK long weekend (well, long weekend for a few of us). I come outside to go meet Carlos for my training Sunday morning and I see that some asshole – you are an asshole if hit someone’s car then leave the scene of the crime without so much as a note – hit the rear driver’s side of my car. Like, being sick and coughing up a lung wasn’t enough. Now I gotta deal with my car’s insurance and a claims adjuster.
But then I paused. I had to. I was feeling so overwhelmed coming back to work, both to my 9 to 5 and to 5 to 9. I felt like I has missed so much and would be so behind and it was still only January. How could I be weeks into the new year and behind?!
But it was about my mindset and perspective. Yeah, everything felt like it was landing on me some kind of way. But it wasn’t a crushing moment. It was just another test. A test to see how bad to I wanted the success and the lifestyle I’ve plastered all over my vision boards. The universe asking me, ‘are you going to let pneumonia stop you?’ ‘Are you going to let a little hit and run stop you?’
I wanted to say yes. But that wasn’t the truth. The truth was I was going to have to dig a little deeper and pull my old self out and crush this. I wasn’t built to fail. I was built soar higher than even I could imagine. And no sickness or accident was going to stop me from owning everything rightfully meant for me.
Now, I don’t know how your first few weeks are shaping up to be in 2020, but I hope they’re much better than mine. Regardless, if you’re ready to crush this year with me, let’s get to it!
Hey, hey, hey. I am excited to announced that my first ebook in a year long ebook series is finally published and should be available for purchase, if not today, by the middle of this week.
I’ve been wanting to put out short but valuable pieces of information regularly (aside from, you know, here) that people can take away and keep forever and forever. So decided on a book series, an ebook series to be exact.
This first ebook is more of a welcoming and an ushering in of 2020. I wanted us, as side hustlers, to prepare ourselves for getting our mindsets and attitudes right for tackling and owning 2020! So often — I know I’ve said it — this is the year, but now it can really be so by first reconditioning how we think about ourselves and what we can do.
So go over to barnesandnoble.com, type in the title of this ebook, 5 Ways Every Hustler Needs To Start Off 2020 and grab you a copy. It’s only $.099, I promise.
Then, hey… let’s talk about it. Femalesinglehustlelin@gmail.com
New year, new goals and a new approach as to how we are going to get down into our hustles so that we have meaningful and measurable success all year long!
Every month will be themed with a hustle related topic. And together ladies, we’re going to exhaust to the best of our ability that topic so that no matter what level we’re starting out in our hustles, we feel confident going forward and making that extra money. Extra money may mean paying down debt. Saving for a down payment. Saving for a trip to trip. Updating our wardrobe. Or maybe being able to afford a nicer apartment to live in. And for some of us, it may mean turning that hustle into a business.
Get it, gurl.
But this year requires all hands on deck. All minds to be open. And all efforts to be made. In the words of the Black Eyed Peas, “Let’s Get It Started!”