If you are reading this, I want to thank you for being a part of this journey with me so far, here's a bit of what you've missed and whats to come:
Starting two small startups on my own has been the most humblest most joyful experience. I say on my own since I have the vision and maintain the focus, but It couldn't be possible to do this is if wasn’t for my family’s constant unconditional belief in me and of course your constant support. Both of my parents are entrepreneurs and are both very busy people, so most of the time I have to figure out things for myself when they’re not around.
The biggest obstacles I stumble across have all been in the mental plane, where I’ve built walls and excuses for myself, as well as limits. But overcoming them one by one has brought me closer to the person I yearn to be, and to the realization that this is where I am meant to be. A gut feeling per se. Accepting this journey has been the most purifying experience because I have had to shed a lot of old bad attitude habits that I used to hold on to. In this long process I’ve had to destroy the idea of who I thought I was ok with being, to re-membering a better version of me. And it hasn’t been the easiest either, at times I couldn’t even approach myself. These blockages are the hardest to get through because my defiant ego won’t let me see beyond it. But I speak in past/present tense because it is my goal to completely let these blockages go and I do celebrate my own progress. Another particular obstacle has been failure. Yes I absolutely fail often. And I can either sit here and hate myself because of it or remember what I learned from Nipsey before his death, “maintain vision and never give up”. No I am not a Starbucks that was founded in 1970, and I am also not the startup that made 100k their first lucky year. In fact, I am on my own journey completely and shouldn’t be compared to nothing other than the person/business I used to be and continue to shed. I decided I can’t let fear of failure eat away at me because I know I have had successes too 🤷🏽♀️. So what is it then, because I see a fair playing field and it could be anyone’s game. I could continue to fail miserably and perhaps consider other alternatives, or I continue to evolve in the name of failure and learn from my mistakes.
Either way, while I’ve lost so much sleep, writing is how I organize my thoughts now and not go crazy at this entrepreneur thing. So no, I don’t have the experience or equipment of Starbucks 🤷🏽♀️ (yet), but I am passionate about what I do and this fond grows deeper daily.
If you have been a customer of mine before, PM me, I’d love to get to know you. I want to thank you for already being a part of this journey with me. Since it’s mostly just me trying to get a hang of things, I might need a virtual vote on whether I should use green or blue, or just simple honest feedback on my menu items. This ensures that I provide you the service you properly deserve. And in return I use my passion to serve your needs and will Give it. My. All. (And occasionally might vent about the pains and gains of a young entrepreneur journey 🥰, lucky us.) This might be specifically useful for those who one day want to be their own boss, but aren't in the position to just yet. The journey is so clear in my head, all it takes is for me to do the work. And if you want, I'll take you with me so stay close, there are things you won't want to miss. Thank you for your support again, and goodbye for now!
Deep Gratitude, @MindfulMaia
12:32 PM April 22 2019