empowering · Experiences · health · motivational

Heavenly Scents

Good afternoon Good People!!!

I hope all is well. I know you’re probably looking at the title and trying to figure out how I came up with that. Well that is the name of my NEW Etsy STORE!                                       

SoapsbyShad.etsy.com All soaps have been made with all natural oils to promote hydration, conditioning, and cleanliness of the skin.

As you know it has been a little while since I’ve written anything. The reason for that is there is another business venture I’m looking into and unfortunately it has been taking a lot of my time. I have no regrets, because in the long run I think this is going to be something I can do for fun and also profit from.

The business I have been looking into is skincare. But at this current moment in time I’m only making one thing and that is soap. I’ve created an Etsy store and I’ve already had 3 orders to come in! This journey is going to be an exciting one. Last year was definitely not my year, but I believe that 2020 is going to be the year of the hustle. That is all I plan on doing this year. Because I realized a long time ago I never wanted to work on someone’s job. So by doing this it will give me an avenue to make my own currency and be my own boss.

I remember I asked a friend, ” Why don’t more people try to make their own lane?” He just said, “Not everyone has the same goal.” I didn’t understand it, and I’m not going to try to act like I understand it now, because I don’t. I much rather own my own everything, than to let someone have basic control over my life. Many people don’t realize that is what a job is many times; but that is about the gist of it.

Final thought

If there is anything you take from this post, I want you to know that anything is possible as long as you believe you can achieve it. I don’t care how extreme your dreams might be, there is always a way to make them come true. So never stop striving for the stars.

empowering · motivational

Stay Inspired

Good morning Friends,

Hope all is well.

I was thinking…. of something that never really made any sense to me until now, and that is, ‘People being complacent about working for someone else’. I get that it’s a check and you don’t have to worry about where the next one is coming from, because as long as you’re employed, there’s no need to worry about the bills you have to pay every month that come around like clock work. I get that. But wouldn’t you want to have complete control over how much you make and when you have to work? Well that’s me anyway. I guess I got it from my mother because she’s’ the same way. My mother just turned 53 and she is an inspiration because even through everything she has been through she still perseveres. She wanted to become a DJ so she did, she thought she could make a change in the school system and she did. All the children that she has ever worked with young or old (like me) know her name because she has and continues to inspire others to do what  they love. I guess you can say I continue to try to inspire others because she has always inspired me.

It seemed like no matter what was thrown her way she always seemed to make it through. She is proof that you can work for someone else and still pursue your dreams; and be a blessing to others in their time of need. The key is to have faith in the process and know that all your effort isn’t for nothing. Your time will come. Just be patient and trust that you were given that passion/talent for a reason.

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