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 / “Let it be!” / 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. / www.tut.com
“Stop asking people who have never gone where you are going for directions.” – NineFrogs
Let it be!
The road to success.
How do you get there?
Luck + Preparation.
You’re going to have to work for it.
Mondays, are a great place to start!
It doesn’t have to be a Monday.
It can be any day.
Can I have it all?
Because, if you are living your life waiting for Friday.
For the weekend.
For some special occasion.
You’re doing it all wrong.👉👉👉
When you are pursuing your dreams.
Or following your path.
You will, no doubt, come to a point,
Where you will have to forge your own path.👈👈👈
When setting out on such ambitious goals.
And you are creating something from nothing.
You literally have no choice but to go it alone.
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.
Who grows, basically in dirty, swampy waters.
Only to emerge the most beautiful flower in the world.
So, this process.
It ain’t pretty! NineFrogs Daily QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Can I have it all?
When I first started my NineFrogs business back in 2012.
I knew two things;
I wanted my business to be about Fashion and Personal Development.
And I wanted to be internationally successful (getting there).
Other than that, I was clueless.
Like, I truly didn’t know what do to.
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 have to start from scratch.
Plants those seeds.
And you need to do this.
Over, and over, and over.
Consistency needs to be your best friend!
I walked on that treadmill everyday thinking.
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).
Plus, I had been researching owning a small business for many years prior.
To me actually opening my own✔✔✔
And then the question of what to name it?
I had no clue?
This was 2011, and I was new to the internet.
Every name I wanted was taken.
Long story short.
And I’ve written several blogs.
On how I came up with the name.
But I picked NineFrogs.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Can I have it all?
Here’s the thing.
There is no blueprint for HOW to do it. 👈👈👈
Sure, there are a million books.
Blogs and experts out there, on building a successful business.
Add in all the podcasts.
And the thousands of so-called ‘business experts’ out there.
Only too willing to take your money 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.
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 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!
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 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?
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 put everything you have.
Into what you are working on.
And do your best EVERYDAY.
Leave the how to’s to The Universe✨✨✨
What no one tells you.
You will fail more times than you ever dreamed.
And then you will fail again.
Actually, you will most likely fail 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 over the last several years:
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.’
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 the one that is going to get you where you want to be.
Don’t waste a life-time climbing the wrong ladder of success!!!
These days, 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)
More about that in another blog.
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.
Guess what I’m doing now?
I’m finally writing that book.
The one that.
I’ve been talking about for years!
That I was going to write.
Well, now I’m actually writing it!
It’s titled: “How One Landscaping Bill Changed Everything!”
Anticipated release date: Summer 2022!
I cannot wait for you guys to read it!
Lastly, make sure you follow NineFrogs on TikTok & YouTube – The Frog’s Den – Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and follow me on TikTok!
That’s a wrap!
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!
“Let it be!”