I have spoken before on how one of my beliefs include the power of entrepreneurship to change the world. Going into business for yourself will quickly force you to “grow up” or develop some amazing core values guiding you more positively through life.
Through the beginning stages of starting up my photography business and then onto opening my beauty franchise with LimeLight by Alcone, I have done enough growing that some achieve in an entire lifetime within only 6 months.
Each of us have our separate set of issues, and I am definitely included in that. My childhood attributed drastically to my lack of ability in developing relationships with people and my “social awkwardness”. I grew up a military brat and -still to this day- without ever knowing my father. My mother worked day in and day out to make sure we never had to live off ramen noodles ever again. Moving around every 2.5 years left no room or skill sets is making friends or developing any basic social skills for that matter. Investing into achievements such as running for student council or developing friendships through sports was not really an option either…as it required time.. which was not exactly on my side.
These obstacles followed me into adulthood and eventually gave me a very strong victim mindset, which immediately stunted my personal growth as soon. As I walked across the stage of a high school I barely had enough time to be part of, I even then…had no sense of being grounded or forming how to form emotional bonds.
Much attributed as a miracle, I was gifted a DSLR as a graduation gift, which I immediately grew attached to. This could have very well been what changed the course of my destiny. Portraits were my lifeline. I loved watching people and studying mannerisms and how unique every single person was. The personalities of each person I met was something I admired because I couldn’t quite even put a personality on myself.
It wasn’t until after meeting my husband and having our son, that I began on a journey of entrepreneurship when it was the only option for me to contribute to my family’s income. Since then, my entire mindset, personality, and outlook on life has changed completely. I finally felt like a real person….a person of value.
I didn’t feel valuable because I was providing a service. I felt valuable because I learned about myself…and learned I had value in the first place…through being a good person. By starting up my own business, I was able to take a closer look at honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Once I realized how worthy I was and that I had value, I was able to start cracking down on real goals and pursuing my dreams with confidence. If everyone were able to see their worth and value, we would no longer have the urge to compete or talk badly about one another. We would no longer hang onto bad energy or judgement of others and would never feel uncomfortable by lending our knowledge to anyone seeking it. By equipping other with these simple core values, I believe we could create a world of abundance, never forcing anyone to steal or act with poor judgement from emotion.