Relax. Breathe in deep. Hold it. Let it out. Loosen your shoulders. Smile. Close your eyes. And Patricia, you’ll be surprised at how many voices you’ll hear, whispering sweet encouragement into your ear.
Kissey, kissey, you can do it / “Business 101!” / www.tut.com
Be still, Patricia, be calm, and listen. You’ll find there’s nowhere you can’t go, no challenge you can’t master, and no reason whatsoever that you can’t have it all.
“You only look crazy until it works, then you’re a genius!” – NineFrogs
There are a million and one books out there.
And the road to success.
Which tries to tell you.
How to get there?
But if you ask me.
What does it really come down to?
The short answer.
Luck + Preparation = Success!
You need to plant seeds everyday!
But, if it’s something you love doing.
It will never feel like work.
It will feel like freedom.
Freedom to do the work you love.
At least, that’s how it works for me!
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Here’s the thing.
It’s all happening right now.
So start living right now.
Do you really want to be successful?
Then stop waiting for the RIGHT time.
Because I’ll be the first to tell you.
There is no right time.
It’s just this time.
When you are pursuing your dreams.
Or following your path.
You will, no doubt, come to a point,
Where you will question yourself.👈👈👈
As in, is this what I’m supposed to be doing?
And all I can say is.
If you love what you’re doing.
Then you are probably on the right track.
Just remember something.
You are literally creating something from nothing.
This stuff is not for p*ssies!
I’ve talked about this many times before.
When you are creating ‘something’ from ‘nothing.’
You are literally pushing through the muck.
Like the Lotus Flower.
Basically in dirty, swampy waters.
Only to emerge.
The most beautiful flower in the world.
So, this process you’re now in, once again.
It ain’t pretty! NineFrogs Daily QUOTE OF THE DAY:
That’s why it’s called growth.
Because you seriously.
Go through a lot of sh*t.
I’ve said this before.
When I first started.
My NineFrogs business back in 2012.
I knew two things;
I wanted my own successful business.
And I wanted.
To be internationally successful (getting there).
Other than that, I was clueless.
Like, I truly didn’t know what I was doing?
Like that first year.
But that fact didn’t stop me!
I tried a lot of different things.
Knocked on A LOT of doors.
Spent a lot of time at the gym.
Thinking about WHAT exactly should I be doing?
See, if you want to be amazing.
And have an amazing business.
You start from scratch.
Plants those seeds.
And you need to do this.
Over, and over, and over.
Consistency needs to be your best friend!
Yeah, bet no one told you that.
I walked on that treadmill.
What’s my next move?
What services am I going to offer?
How am I going to help people?
Who’s going to be my customer?
How much do I charge?
Although I had never owned.
My own business before.
I certainly had plenty of business.
Experience (well over 20+ years).
Here’s the thing.
You have to REALLY want it.
Like REALLY WANT IT.
Because no one tells you.
How hard it is.
How much time it takes.
How much energy it takes.
How many times you’ll want to give up.
No, no one tells you that.
Only, I’m telling you now!
And then the question?
What are you going to call it?
God, I had no clue?
This was 2011.
And I was new to the internet.
Well, I guess we all were.
Anyway, I was so frustrated.
Every name I wanted for my business was taken.
So, to make a very long story short.
And I’ve written several blogs.
On how I came up with the name.
I picked NineFrogs.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
When it comes to starting a business.
Here’s the thing you need to know.
There is no blueprint for HOW to do it. 👈👈👈
Sure, there are a million+ books.
Lots of experts.
On building a successful business.
Add in all the podcasts.
And the thousands of so-called ‘business gurus”.
All trying to tell you.
How YOU should run YOUR business.
I hate to break it to you.
The bottom line is.
YOU have to figure out YOUR business.
YOU have to figure out.
What’s going to work for you.
And what is not?
It’s your path.
And no one else’s.
There might ten other people out there.
Doing what you do.
But all ten are most likely.
All running their businesses differently.
That’s what I’m talking about!
And I cannot stress this one point enough 👆👆👆
There is a difference between asking someone’s advice.
VS asking someone HOW TO DO IT?👈👈👈
Too many people.
Want someone else.
To tell them what exactly.
What they should be doing in THEIR business.
So they can be millionaires overnight!
Yeah, I read that a lot.
There is some magic potion.
Like, if you do X Y Z…you’ll be a millionaire.
In a year!
Side note: it truly makes me laugh.
I worked at Cablevision for over 20+ years.
And not one person.
EVER asked me if I was a millionaire yet?
YET, a few years after I launched my business.
I had people asking me, ‘so Patti, are you a millionaire yet?’
P.S. – I never once said to ANYBODY I was going to be a millionaire in three years!
Also, people suck!
Just kidding 🙂
What I can tell you?
From my 7+ years experience.
As being a business owner?
That I haven’t met anyone.
Who was a millionaire after three years in business.
When I first started out.
I read something from Mike Dooley (The Universe guy) where he said:
“Take baby steps, everyday. And keep showing up, everyday!“
And, most importantly.
He said, ‘stop worrying about the cursed how’s.”
Stop worrying about HOW it’s going to happen.
Just show up, everyday.
And give it your best.
AND, Never Give Up!
That’s a wrap!
That’s really what it boils down to.
Finding your own path.
And let me tell you.
Finding your path is one thing.
Staying on it, another.
There are a lot of ups and downs.
There’s also a lot of being broke, scared, and anxious.
And yet, we still forge ahead✈✈✈
We keep pushing forward.
Knowing, that eventually.
We will get to where we want to be.
Not knowing exactly.
How long that is going to take us!
That statement is so true!
Remember the line:
Never let them see you sweat!
Remain cool, calm and collected!
And never, ever, let them see you sweat!
You have to stop asking this question?
How is it going to work?
Because we don’t really know, do we?
As Mike Dooley says:
Forget the “how’s”.
Do you think Bill Gates, Warren Buffett or Oprah?
Had any idea how they were going to be so successful?
They just did it!
That they would all wind up being billionaires?
They were just doing what they loved.
And following their passion.
The success and money followed.
That’s how it works!
So once again.
The how’s aren’t for you to figure out.👈👈👈
Your job is to make it all work!
I have learned over the years.
Dealing with my fair share of challenges.
That it’s those very challenges that shape you.
That make you stronger and more confident.
Here’s a quick example of what I mean:
When I worked at Cablevision.
And you had a problem with your computer.
You literally called the HELP desk and put in a ticket.
And the very next day someone would come and fix your problem.
Only now, YOU are the HELP desk.
So when there is a problem with your computer.
You gotta figure sh*t out.
No one is coming to save you.
YOU have to save YOU!
I’ve said this before.
I have figured so much sh*t out over the years.
Sh*t that I never even heard of prior to opening my business.
Just to name a few!
Your job is to put everything you have.
Into what you are working on.
And do your best EVERYDAY.
Leave the how to’s to The Universe✨✨✨
Spread your magic.
Put joy into the world.
I don’t care what you do.
Because whatever it is.
You can help people.
And in the process.
You help yourself.
Things no one tells you.
You will fall more times.
Than you ever dreamed.
And then you will fall again.
Actually, you will most likely fall many times over.
That’s why people give up, because it’s hard. NineFrogs Daily QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“If it was easy, everyone would do it.” / Tom Hanks
That’s really what it comes down to☝☝☝
Like, whatever it is you want out of this life.
YOU and you alone.
Have to go out.
And blaze YOUR trail to make it happen.
You just have to ask yourself.
What does your path look like?
Because, at the end of the day.
That’s all it matters.
This is a life lesson.
I have been learning lately.
I know where I’m going.
And I know what I want.
For myself going forward.
And I know enough to know.
That as part of that.
I’m going to have to.
Let go of some things.
And know what?
I’m perfectly okay with that!
As the saying goes.
‘you have to be willing to give up the good to go for the great.’
Because I know I’m worth all of it!
I won’t go into the whole story today.
As I have written about it several times before.
Suffice to say.
My ladder was most definitely not.
Where it should have been.
Just make sure the ladder.
You are climbing.
Is one that is going to get you.
Where you want to be.
Don’t waste a life-time.
Climbing the wrong ladder of success!!!
Everyday is an adventure!
Do I regret it took me over twenty years to find it?
I believe it was all part of the journey.
Everything I’ve learned. ✔✔✔
Every experience I’ve gone through.
All the people I’ve met along the way.
(and I mean, I’ve met A LOT of people).
Did I mention I met Brad Pitt at work?
It was all part of the process.
Every story I have to tell.👈👈👈
And trust me when I tell you.
I have A LOT of stories. “Why you need to think different!” (8.1.17)
That’s why I just published a book!
It was all part of it.
All meant to happen.
All part of the journey.💘💘💘
Because I wouldn’t be able to be here today.
Writing this blog.
Because that’s how it works.
Because it’s all connected.
That’s a wrap!
Did you hear?
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Titled: “How One Landscaping Bill Changed Everything!”
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That’s a wrap!
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!