I really like my job. But I will always, only make as much money as my company is willing to pay. And we all know, unless you are the CEO, "your" big BUCKS aren't the same as "their" BIG BUCKS. So what do you do, if you want to be a leader and also lead your own company?
Start your own company. Start with your talents or side hustle.
I'm always talking about setting goals, making them into bite size task and going for it, even when you are nervous, unsure but have a good foundation, and realizing that if you keep putting off what you CAN get done today, the time you are wasting by not doing, is still going by.
So make a decision about what it is you really want.
The reason I'm saying this is one thing I have decided is that I want a Black Women in Leadership conference. I'm putting that out into the ether and making notes now. What kind of workshops do I want to have available, who will be the keynote speaker, what is the overarching goal of the conference? These are a lot of the questions that I am starting to outline because I want us to "not just work hard for someone else" but to "work hard for ourselves and leave a legacy for our children". Isn't that a worthwhile goal? Because I'm tired of someone else defining what I'm worth.
When I think of leadership, it's not just the soft or hard skills. So you communicate well but are you savvy with managing your money? So your makeup and clothes are on point but you allow negative thinking to cloud your confidence? I'm saying start thinking you are a Millionaire with a Millionaire mindset and you start walking THAT walk instead of the thousandaire mindset with a paycheck to paycheck mindset. Start learning about DRIP. Don't tell me you can't save $50 a month. Pay attention to how many coffees you buy a month, sodas you drink a day, eating out for lunch. Millionaires aren't wearing their money to impress other people. Millionaires aren't driving depreciated cars to impress other people. (Although I will say, I do want a driver). And I'm not saying it has to be a fancy car.
But we all have talents and skills that aren't utilized on our day-to-day. So are you ready to start doing your thing, while staying at the 9 to 5, cause I know I am? I don't want to work for someone else my whole life.
My daughter is traveling around the world with my 8-year-old granddaughter. They are living the life they want not the existence that is held together by someone else's reality. I know it's a lot to ask. But trust yourself and take a chance on yourself. Let's build your legacy together.
Tomorrow stuff gets real.