I have started so many amazing projects and allowed my focus on them to fizzle out. I picked up new projects and explored new ideas before I completed my other ones. I know that I don’t have the time or money to finish all of them, so I am going to sit back down, map out my projects, and decide what I can devote my time to. This is such a hard task for me because a new idea pops up and I am behind it until I start to hit roadblocks. Such is life. But that is no longer going to be my story.
I learn through my mistakes and I try to avoid those pitfalls the next time I encounter the same or a similar situation. Yesterday I could not sleep because I was energized to work on a project. I have been piddling around with this project for years, and I know that once I get the structure in place, it will all make sense. As I started working I realized that I was doing it again. I was picking up one project when I have so many other pertinent ones that need to be focused on today.
So, I am going to prioritize all of my projects and the steps that I can work on for each. I am going to follow through. I have completed many things, but I keep reaching a limit that is self-imposed. I am going to start my days by saying, “There is nothing that I can do. Stay focused. Follow through to the end.” Sometimes you simply have to motivate yourself and keep yourself focused. I hope that everyone can see the greatness within themselves and will take the limits off of their dreams and desires.
Be blessed. Be excellent. Follow through. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own story. On your own terms.
Invest in our community. Support our own. Black Friday is an opportunity to show businesses the power of our pockets! Check out these sites, apps, and organizations that #support #blackowned #businesses:
Around the Way App: Find Black Owned businesses in your area
This app is not very good and I hope that it either improves or someone comes up with a better option.
List of Black Banks across US
Houston Directory of Black Owned Businesses
Black Dollar Project (Houston)
Huffington Post Article, Old but still relevant: Buy Black Friday
Another list of Black Businesses by Nerdy Girl Swag
40+ Black Owned Businesses to Support
101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support
Mad Black Girls List of Black Owned Businesses
38 Black Owned Businesses in Nashville
Blackout Black Friday List of 12 Fab Boutiques by Mommy Noire
25 Black Owned Online Stores for #BlackonBlackFriday
Organizations that Support Black Owned Businesses
Support @ablacklifeLLC: They market and support black businesses.
DC Black Pages
Organizations that Actively Support the Community
Concerned Black Men (DC)
B Nude Essentials: Natural Spa and Bath Products
Eden Body Works
Ingenio Boutique: Unique woven items
Coliseum Apparel: Quality HBCU and other Apparel
Black Girls are Magic Tees/Sweatshirts
Superior Co., DC based business Apparel and Accessories
Abysnia: Beautiful handmade jewelry with a unique touch:
Because of Them We Can
Wana Image LLC: Amazing photographer and videographer in the DMV area
Pantora Bridal by Andrea Pitter, NYC (Brooklyn)
The Flower Guy Bron, Richmond, VA area
The Law Office of Steven E. Bullock, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Corporate/Business, Entertainment
MORE TO COME
Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.