“If you realized the magnitude of my dreams, you’d understand the intensity of my hustle.” ~Jaz
Today I woke up with an indescribable level of clarity and something to share so for you that means, BONUS BLOG!
When I started blogging in January 2018 I didn’t know it would turn into what it is today, because at the time it was just free therapy! This was not my first time starting the blog. Times prior, I had been inconsistent and lacked self confidence, but this time was different. Me, a writer? Couldn’t even associate the two. Today, ask me what I do! I will confidently let you know that I am a Writer with a capital W, also nano influencer Lifestyle Blogger with an emphasis on affordable fashion. I couldn’t say that a year ago because I wasn’t ready.
I was disillusioned thinking to myself, “how can I possibly influence anyone while I’m still struggling, and without a platform?” Umm, that’s how you do it! The goal is to create the platform and be your authentic self! Your truth and your experience is your influence! The saying is true, if you build it (and build it well), they will come.
Do I have a following of thousands? Not yet
Has growth been slow? Yes
Have I thought about giving up? Absolutely
But did I though? Absolutely not
The moment you realize that what you have to share with the world is needed, is the very moment things will change for you! I was too busy trying to reproduce what I was seeing instead of executing the vision God gave me! One more time, the 👏🏽 vision 👏🏽 God 👏🏽 gave 👏🏽 me! I’m telling y’all I woke up today with crystal clear vision. So all I have to do is be my authentic self, work hard, mind my business, ignore the naysayers, execute my vision and leave the rest to God? And to think, I was out here in these influencer streets questioning my greatness, silly rabbit.
“Someone being comfortable with just enough will never understand the mindset of someone who wants more.” Jaz
Get this though, neither is wrong. You do what fits you, and I’ll do what fits me. I hear it all the time, “you’re taking another picture?” “What are you doing with your blog now?” “Do you really need that?” Personally, I don’t know what it looks like to settle and I don’t speak mediocrity, which is why I can’t relate to those who don’t understand my commit.
I’ve been a dreamer for as long as I can remember, however, having those dreams stifled when I was young conditioned my mind to think that I had to live a certain way. That I had to follow the traditional career path. That my dreams were too big! I’m here to encourage anyone that has ever been told that you can’t do it. That it won’t happen for you. That you aren’t smart enough. That you can’t be a full time influencer. I’m here to tell you that you can be and do whatever you put your mind to!
What do I see for Talking All That Jaz?
- Speaking Engagements
- Brand Collabs
- Full 👏🏽 time 👏🏽 blogging
- Mom & Me Meetups (Because we need to talk to and with our children)
Those are just a few of the goals on my list! I encourage each and everyone who reads this blog to follow your dreams, whatever they are. If it’s becoming a doctor or owning an ice cream truck, do it! Sis, bro, the world is yours! Share one thing you’d like to accomplish in the comments.
Until next time…🦋