|This picture truly defines my beliefs in life, what i stand for and what i believe in. Last year was definitely a hectic and learning experience year for me. Got myself in the life insurance business where I really started to believe this is it, this is all i have going for me so I should make the best of it.. Little did I know anything about it because all that was going through my mind was that I was willing to do anything possible to retire my parents at an early age. I really thought WFG was it.|
One thing learned was do not believe every little thing anyone tells you. Yes, take opportunities, as Tai Lopez states in one of his videos, "have seasons where you get to experiment and learn about what really moves you and what you are truly passionate about." Not long ago I lost myself in a business where my heart wasn't there, on top I lost many friendships, people I once worked with, hung out with suddenly hated me and wanted nothing to do with me. I never understood why until I left the WFG, I hurt and humiliated many with my words and actions.
I lost myself chasing the money, one thing I learned in this journey is don't ever chase the money, do what you love and the money will come! Before I had joined the business I enjoyed photography, video editing. I had this creative side of me where I wanted to share a message with my creativity. I was brainwashed to believe that if i pursued that creative side of me I would be broke and I believed them and dropped out of school, left my two jobs to pursue the business full time.
I was once told by my own mentor that if I left that business I was not capable of succeeding anywhere else, many times I was afraid to leave not because of him. I was afraid to fail!
I'm sure most of us can relate we are all afraid to have invested so much time into something to just fail! As much as it scared me, I grew the courage to leave and admit that this was season of experiment and now it was time to move on and prove to myself that I am capable in succeeding and there is not just one way to succeed, we all define success in different ways and that is the most amazing part of life!
Apart from me leaving the business I left being $17,000 in debt, most people would have given up, blamed it on the business, blame themselves for it. Of course I had multiple breakdowns and didn't know how the heck out I was going to get out of this situation. Several times i struggled not even having money to eat or even pump gas. Although I had my many set backs and I fought to get back on my feet again!
I decided to follow my passion in the entertainment business and emailed the director of operations from 1iota Productions and I nailed my way into working for a television production agency. A couple weeks later I was hired with T-Mobile and started making steady money to help me get back on my feet. I then started to get back into video editing, photography and videography, I would do small side projects here and there. Just recently I ordered my business cards and started my freelance business. On top of it I am back in school, almost done and close to graduation. Last but not least I am the co-founder of Yours Truly Flowers a small flower arrangement company that a good friend of mine and I just recently launched and are on the verge to expansion which is very exciting! I continue to do everything I mentioned and work for all these companies while I follow my entrepreneur experiments.
Moral of the story follow your dreams and pursue your true passions, Don't ever let any one put you down and tell you that you are not capable of doing it! You are a unique individual and you are capable of accomplishing so much but you just have to give it a chance and let yourself shine and share to the world.