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 –
The Universe / Sign me up!
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.
“Stop asking people who have never gone where you are going for directions.” – NineFrogs
Mondays, a great day to start again.
Of course, if you hate Monday’s, you might want to get a new job, or change your life.
Because if you are living your life waiting for Friday.
For the weekend.
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.👈👈👈
That’s because, when setting out on such ambitious goals, creating something from nothing, you have no choice but to forge that path☝☝☝
I’ve talked about this before.
When you are creating ‘something’ from ‘nothing.’
You are literally pushing through the muck, and it ain’t pretty!☹☹☹
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🥰🥰🥰
Other than that, I was clueless.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
Like, I truly didn’t know what do to.😩😩😩
So, as a result, I spent A LOT of time at the gym in those early days.
I walked on that treadmill everyday thinking, what’s my move, how am I going to run my NineFrogs business?
What services am I going to offer?
How am I going to help people?
Who’s going to be my customer?
How much money 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.
Turns out, every name I wanted was already being used😞😞😞
Long story short, I’ve written several blogs on how I came up with the name, I picked NineFrogs and it was available, and the rest, as they say, is history.
See, that’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 business.
Add in all the podcasts and the thousands of so-called ‘business experts’ out there, willing to take your money to tell you how YOU should run YOUR business.
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?
Don’t wait for the path.
Kermit the Frog🐸🐸🐸
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.
You know, so they can be millionaires overnight!
Yeah, I read that a lot.
As if, 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, not one person EVER asked me if I was a millionaire yet.
YET, after a few years that 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!
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 3 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, as hard as it may be.
And let me tell you, it is hard👈👈👈
Yes, there is a lot of crying involved, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!😢😢😢
There’s also a lot of being broke, scared, and anxious.😑😑😑
And still, we forge ahead✈✈✈
Keep pushing forward.
Hoping that tomorrow brings better results.
And once you find YOUR path, you’ll know it’s yours👆👆👆
All of a sudden, it just all starts to melt together.
All the work you’ve been doing, starts to come together, and people start noticing you and what you’re about!
I believe one of the biggest roadblocks for people trying to find their path is this one question👇👇👇
How is it going to work?
Because in their mind, they simply cannot fathom HOW on earth “this thing” can possibly come to fruition?
Forget the “hows” and just do it.
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 pour yourself into your business heart and soul.🔥🔥🔥
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.👈👈👈
“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. https://www.ninefrogs.com
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: detachment👈👈👈
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 (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.
So many in fact, that I’m going to write a book!
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, had I not been through all that.
Sign me up!
Sign me up for a successful life.
Sign me up on road to abundance.
Sign me up for a lifetime of happiness!
Lastly, make sure to follow NineFrogs on TikTok – The Frog’s Den 🐸🐸🐸
Need a smil?
Check out my TikTok videos, guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
That’s a wrap!
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!