Bricks are either felt or caught! ๐Ÿค• (Iโ€™ve had both happen)

#flashback

So awhile back I shared that bricks are necessary to build. ๐Ÿ  Some bricks are caught, while others are felt…..๐Ÿค• but they are necessary. Bricks are the pearls of wisdom that hurt us because we are in our comfort zone or we are naive to the realities of business, life, marriage or raising children. (This list can be much much bigger)

Then I divulged about a time when I stayed after school to do an art project without permission. I was in third or fourth grade so I was about 8 or 9. Without letting anyone know, I stayed after school and then walked, with no supervision, to my after school program. Whew……bricks and a whoopin came that day that I will never forget.

See, my mom tore fire to my Behind because she didn’t know if something had happened to me. She whooped my butt “because she loved me and wanted what was best for me!” ๐Ÿ™„ (Side note………my coach, mentor, children and Auntie fall into this same habit of sharing love. Lol) Well a few months later I received a letter saying that the artwork I did would be in an art show. ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽจ My mom, without hesitation, told me how proud of me she was and yes and she was sitting front and center.

Lessons

๐ŸŽจ Bricks/Whoopins are necessary for growth and if your coach/mentor/friend won’t share bricks of love with you then they don’t love you. Honesty gets the job done while those who are trying to just make you feel good do more damage. (Some don’t even like you………..sips โ˜•๏ธ)

๐ŸŽจ Support/Community is a key part of any success story. How often do you hear people talk about the “person that got REAL with them?” People have become so fearful of getting hurt, having something stolen from them or being treated wrong that they have lost trust in community and support. That ends up hurting you in the end.

I get it…….we have all had an experience with being hurt but that shouldn’t hinder our growth. See, working at my home has been such a benefit for my health, all by my kids. My oldest daughter keeps me on my toes about what I eat (often times because she takes it. Lol) It is a group effort and if I could do it on my own I would have done it already. (Reactivate Me is a Community of support, creativity and growth. We would love to support you.)

๐ŸŽจ I love the Arts……โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…….when you return to what you love you find joy. (Books 9 & 10 will be published this month๐Ÿ“š) This is a true brick that most get hit with but never catch it. We can thrive by doing the things that we enjoy. I had to make a decision about if I was willing to work as hard for my dreams as I did for someone else’s dreams.

When we work in our purpose we work at our highest level of capacity. Often times we will go above and beyond because it brings us so much joy. The return is happy clients/customers, generating revenue and peace of mind. With that being said………it is still work and bricks will help keep you on task and earning what you deserve.

What are some bricks that you are grateful to have received? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

#Shewasntplaying #Icanstillfeelthesting #Makingmamaproud #ripmyangel

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