Today has been THE BEST DAY EVER.
I literally woke up wondering what I was going to do today and then I got a phone call that made my day. I finally found the mentor I have been looking for. Someone who is prestigious in radio has decided to work with me and teach me everything he knows. I was so happy when I heard the news, I almost peed on myself! I have been waiting to learn more and expand my knowledge so I can eventually become a radio producer and I finally have the opportunity. I have been listening to this person on the radio for years, so to talk to him about my goals and how I can get ahead means everything to me. We set up a meeting on Thursday to get the ball rolling and I am looking forward to it.
Later on today I got a message from the managing editor of Csuitemusic.com. The website has been under construction, but now we are about to come back bigger and better (stay tuned). In addition to that he proposed that I move up from Lifestyle editor and start managing the site with him. This made me so excited! I am passionate about writing and entertainment, so I am honored that he proposed that I have a more prominent role on the website.
Just yesterday I was thinking “man what am I going to do with my life?”
Someone had posted on Facebook that June 26 is halfway through 2017 and I felt like I haven’t accomplished much this year. You guys know that I am hard on myself and the devil always gets in my head and makes me doubt myself. However, just in time two opportunities presented themselves. I am happy because these opportunities both relate to my passions: writing and radio. I am truly blessed.
I have been talking to one of my close friends lately. He is exactly where I want to be with my career, so talks with him are always inspiring. He told me that I know where I want to be, but I have no plan. He was absolutely right! I imagine myself being a poppin’ (paid) blogger and producer in the next year… but how is that going to happen if I have no plan!? Ever since I talked to him last week I have been scribbling down notes and researching ways to get where I want to be. I have been stressing over how to make these two things happen and today my plan revealed itself. I have two paths to my destinations as long as I put in work and grind. I need to show what I am capable of and work my butt off.
There is no stopping at this point and I am ready.
A month ago I quit an 8 to 5 job. This job taught me a lot, but nothing related to my passions and career goals. I am the type of person that values stability so I almost stayed at this job for the money. If I would of stayed at that job I wouldn’t have time for these great opportunities I was just presented with! Instead of making my dreams a reality, I would be sitting behind a computer from 8AM to 5PM like I don’t have a degree in communications.
For your own sake look at my life and be inspired. I am nowhere near where I want to be, but I am no longer complacent. I now have a plan, I am happy and I feel confident in myself and my abilities. I quickly realized that if it was ever a time to quit a job it is now when I have no kids, no car note, no one to be responsible for but myself. Yes I am broke right now, but it was worth it. Sacrifice the money for your happiness and future stability.
The moves you make now will solidify your future, not the money you are making now at a random 8 to 5.
So that was my day today. Woke up stressing about my life plan and opportunities came knocking. I always reiterate that my posts are not to brag, but to motivate! Network, research and be confident. But in addition to all that, have faith. God always makes a way and has a plan for each and every one of us. Continue to pray and be thankful and you have nothing to worry about.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper
Have a great week guys!