Hi again guys! So now I am finally ready to start my blog on a regular basis. I actually created the first one in October of 2012. However, I had to get a few things off my plate so that I can concentrate on my blog. One of them was to get my book published! Yes! I am now a published author! (I am standing up and taking a bow). Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I tell everyone that I am a Jill of all trades, and I have even mastered some of those trades. I think if you have an interest or a talent, you should pursue them with a vengeance! I believe there is nothing that one person can’t do if they set their minds to it, and this person (me) is going to do whatever peaks my interest enough to go after it. Some might disagree with me, but that’s okay, this is my blog, not theirs; but I believe that if you really wanted to, you can change your career every ten years…or even every 5 years if you wanted to. Personally, I have been a secretary, salon owner, office manager, caterer, personal assistant, hair designer, makeup artist, wedding planner, tailor, jewelry maker, housewife, mother, student, web designer, proofreader, writer, project manager, multilevel marketer….you get the picture. Some of those positions I have held simultaneously, some separately, some when I even held a J.O.B. But I love being the engineer of my own world so I explore opportunities that allows me to be able to ‘be free to be me.’ I do this because I found that I am unfit to be an employee. You can change your life too…if you really wanted to. Who’s stands in your way except you? Who says you can’t except you? Is it the bills? You put them there…It all about you and the decisions that you made to get you where you are. It’s all about you and the decisions that you have to make to get you where you want to be. “If it is to be…it is up to me.” (William H. Johnsen)
Don’t get me wrong. As an employee, as I have been in the past, I have given it 110% because I believe that when you commit to something, it is your God-given duty to fulfill that commitment. In my past jobs, however, even though I now feel that I am not fit to be an employee, I never considered a job a waste of my time, because they taught me skills that I never would have learned otherwise. Even the one job that I grew to dislike immensely, because the atmosphere drained my spirit, my take-away was that my skills in hair color was perfected…I am now considered an expert hair colorist. I can look at a head of hair and determine how to make the color pop, how to enhance the shine and how make the client wear the color and not let the color wear the client. My skills in hair cutting has been sharpened. So now it takes me less time to do a precision cut and charge more money. My overall skills in management has been sharpened because I have encountered every management hurdle from top to bottom that you could possibly imagine. So I am thankful for all the jobs that I’ve had in my past because with each of them, they have enhanced who I am today.
Still, there is so much more to learn. I believe that when you” refuse to stop learning, you stop growing” (Ken Blanchard). So because of this, I would not say no to taking a job that would give me some skills that I would need to enhance something that I would want to do in the future, or even volunteer somewhere where I can gain those skills. I am not telling you that I am an expert on life, however, I am an expert on me. The things that I have learned in my life, I believe, are valuable lessons. In those lessons are lessons for others. Any day that another can help another, no matter how small the help, is an okay day…yes or yes? My goal in these blog posts are to share what I know and get feedback if they inspire you, lift you up, get you to thinking, helps you in any way. On the other hand, you can reciprocate by giving me feedback to make me better. I appreciate constructive criticism. It makes the world a better place.
I hope you visit often as there is so much that I want to share. Life is short and there is so much that I want to get in before my mission in this world is over. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again real soon!