1) It has been uncomfortable adjusting from scarcity + poverty into success + abundant life. All of it.
From growing up in a cramped 2 bedroom home where my mom slept on the couch to now having 2 homes.
It has lead me to sometimes feel like I try to show it off, to show people "Look I did it!", and that has pushed some people away. It has led me to a lesson of being humble but still standing for women to be rich if they want to.
Sometimes it felt easier, more comfortable to stick with my roots of "yeah I struggle too!" like everyone else.
Having big goals has sometimes lead to moments of friends feeling uncomfortable around me for wanting so much.
It's been a big adjustment this year.
2) I still wrestle with my money mindset every day. I've come leaps and bounds from where I was but "new level, new devil" is ALWAYS there.
In case you have ideas that once you reach a certain amount of money, OR that once you pay this thing off, or do THIS thing, man I've got some bad news.
We are entrepreneurs for a reason, and that reason is that we are relentless- we are always striving to be better.
So once you hit that money goal, pay off that thing, or pay for that other thing... guess what happens.." new level, new devil" which means you end up saying…
Okay now how can I be better? How can I do more?
3) I believe in equality for all.
I've been told several times to keep my political + religious views out of my business, because it's the "proper" thing to do.
But I can't. I won't.
I believe in equality for all people and all races.
I stand for love and I stand against anything that comes from the intention of hate.
I won't be silent about some of my views on these things and that's because they weigh so heavy on my heart.
Even if it's the "proper business" thing to do.
I won't be silent.
4) I wish you knew how I see you.
How I see all people.
As these incredibly, ridiculously strong people who down play themselves in so many ways.
Sometimes it frustrates me that you deny yourself love, that you give it all away with fear that if you hold some for yourself, you won't have enough to give away.
But there is limitless love within you, there is enough love for yourself, for your family, for your children, and especially, goddamn it, ESPECIALLY for you.
Seriously you guys are pissing me off with how small you see yourself and how large I see you. <3
5) I don't have all the answers.
I can't promise you a million dollars.
I can't promise you success.
I am learning every day.
What I have learned is that if you change your thoughts, your habits, you break your limits of what you're allowed to have, you can have happiness.
You can feel abundance, you can feel more love, and you can see how much you have to give, not to TAKE, but to GIVE.
I've ripped it all open and it's not so bad.