‘Cause it’s just another day in the life of a goddam boss- Rick Ross

By Nicolette Stewart

Writer’s block.

We’ve all experienced it.

It’s been the reason your favorite artist delayed an album drop.

Or why you took a fifteen point L on your English paper, when you just couldn’t turn 750 words to 1,000.

Writer’s block: The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.

Some would describe the common causes as timing, fear, or perfectionism- others would say it’s just an excuse- “a creative person’s preemptive defense against judgement.” Either way it goes- it’s a condition that exists entirely in your head.

But this isn’t about writer’s block, but more so about a life-block. The feeling of not being able to think about how to proceed to the next chapter in your life.

Post graduation- up until about a month ago, I was definitely in that space. After finishing school last May, I expected everything in my life right now to be totally different. I had a plan, and it just didn’t happen.

So here I was. Stuck. In a life block- and it completely sucked.

Anyway, fast-forward.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at work 4am…sulking (once again) about how I would be stuck in the same entry level position forever and scrolling on Twitter of course when it…happened.

I came across the tweet that would change my good life forever.

“Perfect day to boss up”

Life was changed, mmkay.

Rick Ross tweets, “perfect day to boss up,” a couple of times a week, but this time it stuck. I really needed to get it together.

Perfect day to boss up: making your own way; taking whatever you want out of this life into your own hands.

I needed to create my own lane where I had full control of how everything I do plays out.

I needed to move with intention. Control my own narrative instead of trying to go the “traditional route”, or follow what everyone else says I should be doing to get to the next level.

Looking back, I have to laugh at myself because in addition to knowing exactly what I want to do with my life, I knew the exact steps to get there, but because it didn’t happen in the time frame I expected to, I gave into being stagnant.

It took some time, but I realized that sulking wasn’t doing anything for me- nor, was it me.

I have always been a go-getter and have always been one to never take “no” for an answer. I make things happen. That’s who I am.

“The minute you decide you want better for yourself is the minute the entire universe begins to shift in your favor. Your declaration, command, intentions, visions, and prayers begin the creation of the new reality. All you have to do today is decide and never look back.”

Also known as bossing up.

The importance of bossing up is taking control of your life and creating your own narrative.

I find that it’s easy to compare ourselves to other people who are doing what we want to do. We spend a lot of time trying to see how we could fit ourselves into their narrative instead of taking control of our own and making what we want fit into our own lives.

Today is the perfect day to take full grasp and control of your life. Control what happens to you. If you can imagine yourself in a position, if you can see it, and you can touch it- there is absolutely nothing but yourself preventing you from having it. Go get it.

Today is the perfect day to boss up.