I don’t know about you, but even as a child I knew that God did not put me here to live a mediocre life. He reminds me of that in tiny ways each day. I had a great childhood, but it was very simple and lacked the luxury that many kids get to experience. The only reason why I ever step foot in the Galleria mall was because my best friends older sister took us when I was in middle school. I was never exposed to Starbucks, or sushi. I didn’t even go downtown until I was 16, for a girls night out with my older sister and a fake ID. Had I not been exposed to certain things outside of my household, I would’ve never known how differently people were living than me. I’m not sure if I’d watched too much HBO on our bootleg cable, but I was always made fun of for having “champagne taste on a beer budget”, as my mom would say. Things I had never gotten to see with my own two eyes were still dead set in my mind for how I envisioned my future. Some people may be content with comfortable, and that’s wonderful for them but I always knew more was in store for me. Some of us aren’t okay with accepting only what’s offered to us and will find a way to create it for themselves.
I always had dreams of a corporate career and it wasn’t until I actually began one that I realized that too wouldn’t be enough for me. Working five days a week to collect the same amount of money every payday easily became redundant for the simple fact that I don’t like limits placed on myself. As much as I enjoy my career, I was very uncomfortable with the idea of growth within corporate. While it’s available and accessible, it would’ve never happened at the rate I saw fit for myself. I was comfortable, but I was not fulfilled. Before I had the guts to take anything into my own hands I was watching a friend live the life he designed for himself and remember him vividly telling me “comfortable isn’t good, it’s the worst”, when he asked why I wasn’t doing what I felt like I should be. He was right. I had to take the time out to think deep about what I needed to be doing and how to align that with the life I wanted to live, so I started The B Werd.
You truly can not stay where you’re comfortable. It actually got to the point where I was uncomfortable with my comfortability and was anxious to branch out into the unknown. After the conversation of a corporate promotion lingered too long for my liking, I decided to launch a blog built off of transparency that would allow me to build a consistent online community of Alpha Females. That turned into me creating the Brand Beginnings Werkbook to help them do the same and in 72 hours after its launch, I had made my monthly salary. Releasing that workbook, led to me working with over three dozen entrepreneurs directly with brand audits to help them strategically build their brands. It wasn’t about the money, it was about the freedom. The ability to live life the way you imagined it before realities of real life made you feel limited. I had created something that matched what my vision was as a child; something that allows me to be employed as long as I have wifi; something that helps so many others. I could not believe I had spent week after week in a cubicle waiting for a job to increase my life.
Had I gotten that promotion when I wanted it, I would’ve never felt the pressure to be doing more. It would’ve made the seat I was sitting in even more cozy. I know I look comfy in that picture up above, but it took If you’re comfortable, move on, move up. So much better is waiting for you and don’t wait for anyone else to make it happen for you. You’re not meant to remain, you’re meant to get better, be better, do more. And God put that on my heart to share. Go get what you’ve been wanting!