Hey there! Long time no see (and by long time, I mean 6 months, how is that possible?).
I literally have a running list of things I've wanted to write about for some time now, and for god knows what reason; it always goes to the bottom of my to-do. A lot of it has to do with fear and sometimes it is just that there is so much going on, I don't know where to start. So, I start with what needs to be done for other people, instead of myself.
See, I love to help people and make them feel good but I always knew the medical field wasn't for me- you know, blood and stuff. So I've spent a lot of my early twenties identifying how I can make a difference in people's lives and over the last 6 months I've found that everyone wants to blog but no one really wants to, you know?
They know it's important for value and credibility in their brand but finding the time to do it is pretty difficult. So, I've found this little niche and I've totally run with it! I'm now freelancing blogging nearly full-time for other influencers and small businesses so I haven't really found the time to blog for TN. Did I literally just become my own demographic? haha!
Today, that changes. I'm not afraid to put TerressaNicole first and share the voice I share so intimately with other business owners. Today, we're going to start over and fresh. Which brings me to a quote I found recently. Here's what it read:
"Successful people build each other up, they motivate and inspire. Unsuccessful people hate, blame and complain."
I love the message, I actually planned to use it for a feature a client was creating of me (okay "client" is an awful term because she's actually one of my best friends, but I do work with her so, sure, whatever, "client" to keep it PC). And I liked it but something about it bothered me.
"Unsuccessful people...". Who are we to determine what someone's idea of success is? My idea and your idea could be completely different. Sometimes a person's idea of success is to move up in the workplace by blaming others or manipulating situations. It's not my ideal but who am I to judge that? So I wrote down this version for the feature in a way to keep my reality without bashing someone else's:
“Succeed by motivating, inspiring, and building people up, don’t fall into the hate and blame of those around you.”
To me, this means ignoring the people that find hatred in your optimism, blame you for smiling on a rainy day or complain for the sake of avoiding calm silence in the air. Does that make them unsuccessful? Not necessarily. But it is a degree of success I want nothing to do with.
I'd love to encourage you to find quotes you love and change them to inspire and motivate you! What's your favorite positive quote?