“Stuck in the middle with you!” (10.26.16)

Those who are needy of attention, Patricia, hide from themselves their greatness. 
Those who are needy of opportunity, Patricia, hide from themselves their power to create. 
And those who are needy of love, Patricia, hide from themselves what’s already there. 
But boy, oh boy, are they in for a wild ride.
Love you like crazy,
   The Universe / Stuck in the middle with you!

“Stop asking people who have never been where you are going for directions.” – NineFrogs

For years, I always felt I had something bigger in me.

That I had a bigger purpose.

Through all my years in the corporate world.

Always had this nagging ‘something’ in me.

Saying, ‘Patti, this is good and all, but you need to be doing something much bigger.’

Of course, at the time.

I had no idea what that ‘something’ was.๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

But, I sure did know there was something there.๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Every few years or so.

I would switch positions in the company,.

Thinking ‘maybe’ this is the “thing” I need to be complete.

Needless to say, it never happened.

I’d be happy for a while, then my ‘bigger thing syndrome’ would return.

And I’d feel totally unfulfilled ๐Ÿ™


The corporate world was just not my world anymore.

I didn’t fit in.

And I didn’t want to be there.

Hated the people I was working with.

And was so ready to start my own world.

So in 2012 I took a giant leap.

And I started my NineFrogs business.

That’s when things started changing, rapidly.

I felt it.

That ‘something’ I’d been searching for for so long.

This was it!


Could it be true?

Was this it?


I finally found it.

Took me a bit of time to find my fit.

But once I got.


I was IN๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stuck in the middle with you!

That sums it up pretty well.โ˜โ˜โ˜

Going after your dream is neither a part-time or full-time job.

It is most definitely a LIFESTYLE.

And the funny thing, you aren’t really aware of it.

You think you’re just starting a business.

Unprepared (for most) for what’s coming next!

You start to find every decision is based on your business.

Someone told me once, in my early years, ‘that you need to eat, sleep, breathe your business.’

At the time, I didn’t really get that.๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

But shortly thereafter I did.

Because that’s where you find the magic of your business.

When your business is YOU!

Stuck in the middle with you!

You can always tell when someone is really passionate about something.

Like J.K. Rowling was when she wrote Harry Potter.

Taking all kinds of chances that it would be a hit.

Obviously not knowing.

Because no one ever knows.

Not really.๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

I mean, you hope upon hope that you’re on the right track.

But, no, you don’t really know do you?

The thing is, people who are really passionate about what they are doing?

Their eyes light up. 

And their voice usually gets a little louder.

And if they’re like me, they don’t stop talking about it!


Stuck in the middle with you.

That’s how you know you are onto something๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ  

When you have that in you (which, btw, is not planted in everyone).

But if you are fortunate to have it, it’s magical.

It is life-changing.

It’s like you have been awoke like never before.

Like, you are seeing the world in a whole new light.

And the thing is, YOU are the only one who sees it.๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Not the people around you.

Sure, they might see it in you (maybe).

But it is only the rare people who really see it in you.

Which is why.

So many people will think you are crazy.

And not afraid to tell you btw.

But, you don’t worry about them.

You have a goal so big.

You are going to have to level up so much to make it come true!

Stuck in the middle with you๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Yes, that’s the thingโ˜โ˜โ˜

How to bring it to fruition?

Easier said than done.

Trust me here.

You will fail.

And you will fail many times after that.

That’s part of the process ;-(

The thing is.

You can’t quit๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

And trust me.

You WILL want to quit!

But, you can’t.๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

It’s that simple. 

You just need to suck it up.

And make it happen.

Stuck in the middle with you!

That’s what it’s like.

Your thought process is different.๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

And those around you will notice.

Just remember.

This goal/dream was PUT in you for a reason.๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ



You would be like everyone else.

And you never want to be like everyone else!

Be it God.

The Universe.

The Holy Spirit.

Mary Tyler Moore.

The Flying Nun.

Or Flying Pigs.

‘It’ was put in you for a reason.

Now you need to take ACTION everyday to make it happen!

Stuck in the middle with you! NineFrogs Daily:




You are going to need a lot of both.

Along with a lot of other things.




As they say.

If you can’t stop thinking about it?

Dreaming about it?


Talking about it?

Don’t you owe it to yourself to make it happen?

In whatever way(s) you think you can?

Stuck in the middle with you๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

If your answer is yes, which I hope it is.

Then here’s some advice…

Make sure you take it one step at a time.







Do something everyday to get you closer


There’s no secret sauce. 

No, one size fits all cookie cutter way to do it.

Sure, people will tell you there is (there isn’t).

Just keep doing in your heart what feels right for you.


Because that’s important as well.

You can’t just show up when it’s convenient.

That spark was put in you for a reason.๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Don’t let it go out before you go out!

Stuck in the middle with you!


“The fire within her grew stronger

Like the blazing sun

She stood up even strong

For the tides to overrun.”

Afiya Khan

What you seek is seeking you!

Here’s another thing.

Don’t be afraid to take chances.๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

How else are you going to find out what works?

And what doesn’t?

This isn’t for the timid.

You know?

This entrepreneur thing.

Take chances.

Because you never know ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stuck in the middle with you!

Lastly, make sure you follow NineFrogs on TikTok & YouTube – The Frog’s Den ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

That’s a wrap!

Talk soon,

Patricia <3 always

NineFrogs ~ People will stare.  Make it worth their while!


Stuck in the middle with you!