5 Thoughts from this week (Feb 4th)

1. Its Okay to Slow Down, Just Don't Stop

As I look back over many years of doing many things, I realized I sort of stopped and in many cases, I gave up. There are always reason why things happen. However, none of these reasons are sufficient
enough to explain the feeling I get when I see someone who started after me, achieving apparently more than me. Now I don't ever compare what I do to what anyone else do. I do at times, always wonder, what if I kept going on. What if I just did it one more year. 

Don't get me wrong, I am still quite excited about the many things I continue to be involved with, but there are a few things I sort of wished I slowed down rather than stop. Truth is, I can always start again. 

2. I still think about THIS

3. Happy New Year?

Okay. I am going to be very transparent. January was an extremely rough month for me. Its weird because normally this is a great month for me. Somehow or another, the beginning of the year brought in some unfinished business from 2017 that I had to deal with. The truth is life does not care if it is a new year, your birthday or your wedding day; when it comes to handling the vicissitudes of life, you just have to do what you have to do. 

and with that I say February is going to be the start of my New Year! lol 


4. Know When To Move On

Ive lived in my city for a pretty long time. I don't know much about it, but there was a very popular restaurant that I did eat at for many years. It was a local favorite selling fried chicken and all of the southern fixins that you can think of. After almost 30 years in business the owner is quoted saying
"I just cant do it anymore." In fact he is now working at another major restaurant chain and says he is much happier.

I'm not sure what the circumstances surrounding the closure, but I do know one thing, when it is time to move on, don't stay in a situation just to appease others, do it for yourself. Move on.

5. Don't Let Millionaires Tell You to Quit Your Job

I used to think I was the only one that thought it was stupid when I heard motivational speakers tell people to leave a job if they hate it and start painting butterflies if that is what they really want to do in life. Ummm, "Do you not know the light bill company doesn't take butterfly paintings as a form of payment."

I saw this quote from a fellow life speaker on my instagram and it said, "You can be as passionate as you want, but working and not making money will burn you out."

It sounds motivational to let someone make you think you can achieve their level of success by just listening to them go on and on about their struggles and POOF, they made it. 

The reality is some of us will work a regular job on the side, while showing the world our amazing
talents, until the world catches up and decides to they are willing to pay for said talent.