To say that 2020 has been off the rails, is an underestimate. We’ve been off course — at least, here in the States — since January. And our country has never been more blatantly divided in socio-economic relations, since… well… that’s debateable. And I’m sick and tired of carrying on in arguments explaining my point of view with people who obviously don’t see the world the way I do, but can’t even agree to disagree.
I’m done. I’m sooo done. With the conversation, at least. You either believe we need to fix the broken elements in our country or you don’t. And that’s fine whichever side of the fence you fall on. You’re entitled to your opinion as so am I. What’s not fine? Our money, our jobs, our economy…our hustles.
I am BLESSED that I was able to keep my job after the shut down for California/ Los Angeles. Kept my full salary, my full benefits but the only thing’s that changed is my location. Home. I’m now working from home. And I LOVE it. Wouldn’t trade it for nothing in the world. But… it means other people aren’t working because they’ve lost their jobs, their gigs, their clients, their income source. My happy times are someone else’s worries and stress times.
Maybe you didn’t lose your job, but could be in trouble of being one of those people. Maybe your salary has been reduced. Maybe the clients aren’t flowing in the same frequency. Maybe… we need to reset the year and take back our piece of ownership. Our piece that we were so meticulously carving out for ourselves. F*ck the pandemic. We need to get our lives back on track even while we’re under quarantine. We need to plan ourselves out of the global economic disaster and come out on top.
July was a very loose month for me and August is looking the same, but before lose the progress I’ve made and want to continue to make, I thought I reel myself and see what’s causing the lack of focus and the diversion.
Elle and I were talking about less than a week ago obstacles, more specifically, obstacles each of us wwre facing in hopes to understand what is holding us back. Everyone talks about the next level and leveling up, but, many of us – myself included – have road blockers, things are that stand in our way for getting to the level of success we want to achieve. But we may not always know what that is. I don’t. But slowing down and putting goals and activities on hiatus isn’t going to help me figure it out. Nor will it help anyone else out.
Taking small breaks are fine. Staying in break mode, not so much. So, I’m going to be revving up. As much as i can durng the last months of the year. I’m getting back on track, making clearer short and long term measurable plans in hopes that when I reach a roadblock, it will be clear what it is. Fear, uncertainty, commitment, whatever is, I want to name it so I can distinguish it when I come across it again. And of course, overcome it each time we cross paths.
July isn’t quite over yet, but it’s time we say goodbye to July. I found myself working a little harder and a little longer each day, evaluating each of my efforts and figuring out which steps are going to take me to where I want to me. And in the midst of working and pondering, I’ve been slipping with writing and keep you in the loop. Not much to report, but I haven’t been sharing as I normally do.
So, I blame July. It’s hot. It’s summer. I’m irritable when I’m physically warmer than I have to be so when summer comes each year, I blame the season for my lack of work. And obviously the heat, it brings. But we got four months left in 2019. And when 2020 rolls around, I don’t want to be celebrating the new year and what’s to come. I want to celebrate the year whose ass I just kicked.
So, come back. Join me as we continue to kick ass and take names later. We’re gonna kick things into high gear and see what we can be grow and blossom in the next 120 days or so.
Happy Friday to my ladies and gents who follow me and regularly read my posts. I apologize for posting today’s happy Friday late this morning/afternoon. I’m having such a fast paced Friday and I leave two hours earlier due to our summer hours schedule.
And as a result of the memorial day holiday, we’re a little short on staff today, so I am playing my role, ish, as well as the receptionist and stylist. It’s not even noon and I feel burnt out. But, in an accomplished way. Like, I’m helping getting sh*t done, son!
And that’s the attitude I’m taking with me into the long weekend. Getting it done. Making it work. Handlin’ it. But, as hustlers, what else are we going to do?
Although this week hasn’t completely felt like it. I’m in a slumpy week despite accomplishing some big ticket items I thought I’d be behind on.
I invited a consultant/coach to speak at one of the programs I ran Tuesday evening and the topic was owning the Boss Lady in ourselves and she challenged us to make two boss lady moves in the next two months, reminding us that we’ve always had this power to go big and go hard. We just needed to harness it and use it more often. And stop listening to all those outside voices and even our own self doubt.
And that is how I’ve been trying to handle the week. As if I have the power to make the call and tackle more and push myself a little harder. Telling myself I got this. And I just needed to remind myself that I do.
So, if you had a slumpy week as well, maybe it’s time to make some boss lady moves to reignite your flame and start feeling like your awesome selves once again. I’ll join you.