I remember in 2012, I was at a leadership program and a gentleman who was a coach there alongside me told me that I'm way too flashy and to tone it down to be more like others and that people don't take me seriously because of the "elf shoes" I wear and the scarves I have around my neck with my long hair. Funny that I look back, and I remembered that night feeling that maybe he was right. Maybe I needed to change the way I expressed myself. Fast forward exactly 5 years.. 2 successful apps with millions of downloads later, an amazing partnership deal with one of the world's largest online recruiting and referral business platform later, a telecom and energy business that grossed 7 figures a year of customer billing later, launching a new subsidiary company from SCRATCH and taking it to 6 figures of annual gross in only 4 months (projected to gross 7 figures a year in 2018 Inshah Allah) later, donating time and money for philanthropical work to nonprofits and charities later, partnering with a men's fashion line, and another 2 app projects with my fellow dear Forbes Featured Entrepreneurs later, and becoming a CEO later.. I look back and laugh and how stupid I was to even let someone talk me down. Don't ever let someone's opinions of you discourage you from your highest inner potential. Funny that I look at the same gentleman now, and how more kids and young entrepreneurs look up to me compared to him. Sometimes being unique isn't a bad thing. Not everyone has to understand you and where you came from. As long as you know where you're heading in life.
23 days ago I made the decision to never have another sip of alcohol (unless I'm participating in Holy communion). It's been 23 days since my last alcoholic drink.
Here's why if you're curious
- I don't need it in my life
- I feel healthier without it
- The worst things that have ever happened to me were the result of alcohol consumption by me or someone I loved
- I don't want Jayce growing up thinking it's normal to look forward to the weekend to get wasted to "have fun".
- I ONLY want Jayce to see me sober his entire life
23 days isn't a long time but it's probably by far the best decision I've ever made and a decision I know I'm sticking to. Cheers to that!
Relfexion & Planing 📃
Every night, I reflect the day that has just passed... what was good, what did I enjoy... what not. This helps me create more SELF AWARENESS, which is the 🗝 to happiness and success... Beside I also plan the following day, making sure I come a step closer to my goals🔝
What are you doing before you go to sleep ?