My manager said to me “you know that doesn’t usually work out, right?”, because she needed me and didn’t want me to quit.
I felt an instant shot of adrenaline run through me as I said “it will for me” and put in my 2 weeks notice.
This wasn’t the first time people doubted my abilities to “make it” as an entrepreneur running the show.
I’ve had countless family members and “friends” try to convince me to get a regular job because it was “safer” (HA!).
But this was what started it all for me.
Being in the back room of that coffee shop, stinking of coffee beans and sugar (from all the donuts I glazed for the baker who never showed up on time), tired of working my ass off for minimum wage.
I was so ready to move on up. I was ready to leap.
And that was my moment - and I haven’t looked back since!
I’ve since been an adult model, photographer, baker, blogger, and now, a mentor & strategist for entrepreneurs (by far my fave gig EVER), as well as running a tea business (love of my life).
It’s been SUCH a crazy ride, and I wouldn’t change a damn thing about it.
If you’re in a place right now where you feel overwhelmed, stressed, and like you’re working for peanuts, here’s what I want you to know:
You can do this.
You have what it takes.
You are WORTHY of having a life that you adore.
All you need to do is believe in yourself, surround yourself with people who are further along than you that can support & encourage you, and show up every day for your dreams.
If I can go from a minimum wage chick working in a coffee shop 40+ hours a week to owning a half-a-million dollar a year company that serves thousands, for maybe 1/4 the amount of time –
SO. CAN. YOU.
Believe in yourself.
Enjoy the process.
Allow yourself to be supported.
Show up every day and do the work.
And the next thing you know?
You’re livin’ the dream, baby!!