Saturday, June 28, 2008



Initiative: Function - noun
1: an introductory step
2: energy or aptitude displayed in initiation of action:
on one’s own initiative: at one’s own discretion: independently
of outside influence or control.

Yes, it’s time. Time to take out that notebook and start setting those goals. It’s time to take charge of yourself and your life. Whether your goals are educational or business, take matters into your own hands.

This is the part where most wonder where and how. Once you’ve figured out what it is you want to BE, start at the beginning.

I always wanted my own business. I use to make clothes for family, friends and church robes. This was okay but it wasn’t me. I this type of work took away my freedom, even though I was making money, the creative side of me wasn’t shining through. Afterwards, I rented space from an older lady in a tailoring shop; I wasn’t treated as an independent but more like an employee. I had my own sketches, not a clue as tohow to make the styles come to past and she sure wasn't the one to learn from. I was told it couldn't be done, later to find out she was envious of my work.

It took a while for me to get my head on straight, at the time I was doing the above I had two children and fourteen years later, I began having children again and all the time being told what I could and could not do because I had kids. Kids aren’t the reason to stop trying for your dreams, they don’t hold you back. If you look at it, they’re the reason you try harder. It shows them that nothing is impossible if you only try or take the INITIATIVE.

I come from a line of entrepreneurs, the only person alive I could talk to was my grandmother and her advice was to do something I loved and was good at. Never stop learning. She was a beautician, so she told me about the different shows and classes she took as times changed and styles also.

My aunt, believed that if there was something you wanted to learn or know, there’s a book on it. Find it, read it and learn from it. She wasn’t one to sit you down and teach or tell you. She passed a few years ago and upon cleaning out her things, my youngest sister set aside all her books for me. I learned one thing about aunt Cookie, she believed in learning to do things herself, real hands on person.

Be proactive; take the necessary steps to achieve whatever it is you want. I took a class last year, Starting Your Own Business. It really helped. Whatever it is that you don’t know don’t be afraid to ask someone, get a book read it and reread it. I go to the library but I really enjoy owning books, so I can always refer to them just in case. I have more books than house.
Achieve your dreams through your own INITIATIVE and being PROACTIVE. Share your dreams with others but don’t wait on a go ahead from them. Set a starting date and do everything in your power to meet it. The power lies in you. And never ever let anyone tell you your heart’s desires.

I welcome all questions and comments. Communicate.