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10 Confessions from an Ordinary Person Who Happens to Run a Business

This is me . . . finding my community. . . my tribe. I’m talking about my peeps that think the way I do.

But it’s hard for me to wrap my head around finding people with whom I share common ground if we haven’t defined the ground on which we stand. (Wow, that was dramatic). So, I’m defining the ground. Below are 10 confessions that may or may not be interesting to you, but they sum up my thoughts.

So, I’m defining the ground. Below are 10 confessions that may or may not be interesting to you, but they sum up my thoughts.

This is more of a revealing post, so get ready.

Below are 10 confessions that may or may not be interesting to you, but they sum up my thoughts on general business stuff and on life.

If they resonate with you, maybe we were meant to be!


1. I’m a reluctant blogger, but I do it because connection matters.

In general, I consider myself a decent writer.

Well, maybe. The true writers of the world may snub me for not treating this craft with the respect that I should, but I do love writing.

That’s why I majored in English.

I’m just a reluctant blogger. I’m learning over time, but it was difficult to believe that people cared about what I had to say. Who am I? Turns out at least a handful cares. So . . . thanks!

Who am I? Turns out at least a handful cares. So . . . thanks!

Plus the connection means so much in business. I hope you use this post as a jumping off point to check out other posts. Personal ones like “What Suddenly Changed in My Life and How it Changed My Brand Forever” or business posts like “Is Your Brand a Shady Situation or Just Non-Existent?

I’m a reluctant blogger, but I do it because connection matters. #blogging #writing Click To Tweet

 2. I think my kids are hella cute, and they keep me sane while driving me insane.

Most parents think they have cute kids, but I REALLY think my kids are cute.

They are also crazy little people with their own emotions and problems and needs. When their needs don’t line up with mine, there is potential for insanity.

But mostly I’m grateful because they keep me motivated when business gets tough.


3. I can’t stand it when people talk in movies unless . . . it’s me. I usually have something really important to say.

I understand that’s hypocritical. Usually, I only think something is important if I was the only one in my group that read the book and the movie left something out. Those details eat away at my soul until everyone knows them and then I can rest and watch the rest of the movie.

Usually, I only think something is important if I was the only one in my group that read the book. and the movie left something out. Those details eat away at my soul until everyone knows them and then I can rest and watch the rest of the movie.

That means that if the movie left something out, those details eat away at my soul until everyone knows them and then I can rest and watch the rest of the movie.

Call me annoying. Whatever, I confess.

But it’s that incessant need to share that compels me to create free stuff like “25 Quick Ways to Improve Your Brand.” (Shameless plug . . . hey, at least it is free!)


4. I choose better instead of bitter at any possible moment.

I literally remind myself of this at least once a week.

If it’s a rough week, then it could be daily.

I believe that bitterness is a disease that lay dormant in the face of optimism and faith, but as soon as it is fed in any form (thoughts, words, actions, etc…), it eats away at EVERYTHING including things that aren’t even a part of the problem.

As an entrepreneur, you are relying on your attitude and drive to keep your business afloat and provide for your family.

If bitterness rears its ugly head, that’s all you will end up producing.

I choose better instead of bitter at any possible moment. #worklifebalance #solopreneur Click To Tweet

5. Sometimes, I pretend know current events in a conversation and then actually research it later.

Don’t worry. I don’t do this for big important stuff or people seeking my advice. Anyone that knows me will tell you I’m happy to admit when I don’t know something, but I think people should know what’s going on in the world. It’s just unfortunate that I don’t always know it myself.

I don’t do this for big important stuff or people seeking my advice. Anyone that knows me will tell you I’m happy to admit when I don’t know something, but I think people should know what’s going on in the world. It’s just unfortunate that I don’t always know it myself.

Anyone that knows me will tell you I’m happy to admit when I don’t know something, but I think people should know what’s going on in the world. It’s just unfortunate that I don’t always know it myself.

It’s just unfortunate that I don’t always know it myself.

So for the sake of credibility, I will fake it until I make it and that usually looks like me researching it when I get home.


6. I’m not easily offended. Inevitably, I will need forgiveness too.

Whenever we speak or react, I believe it is all filtered through our perception of societal norms, stereotypes, personal experiences, and insecurities.

I know it’s not always about me. And if someone has an attitude or comes across abrasive, it can be a combination of what he/she gave off and how I perceived it.

I also know that I’m human who will mess up eventually. With that always in mind, it is difficult to offend me unless you disrespect my kids. Then, I will cut you. (J/K but not really).

With that always in mind, it is difficult to offend me. Your might get under my skin a bit, but not offend me . . . unless you disrespect my kids. Then, I will cut you. (J/K but not really).


7. Family is everything to me, but family isn’t always blood.

I love how the right people step into your life in just the right season.

Isolation is luring and deceptive.

It makes you think you are being independent and strong.

It’s a lie.

Our strongest moments are our most vulnerable ones and sharing those moments with the right people makes them family.

Our strongest moments are our most vulnerable ones. #family Click To Tweet


8. I’m a Texas girl, born in the 80’s that LOVES music from the 60s and 70s.

No joke, my kids walk around with The Commodores on their playlists.

I used to bump Al Green in the parking lot of my high school and watch the Temptations movie on a daily basis.

I’m not going to say I was born at the wrong time because I couldn’t have existed without my computer and the Internets (as my uncle says), but the music is amazing.


9. Goals are not my thing, but I celebrate each time I surprise myself.

The creative, unorganized side of my brain takes over from time to time (or most of the time) making structure difficult for me. Goals are structured or at least the way I think about them. I suppose my ultimate vision is my goal, but if I think of it that way, I will get intimidated. Goals are like broccoli. I would much rather have them smothered in cheese.

Goals are like broccoli. I would much rather have them smothered in cheese. #freelance #business Click To Tweet

10. I believe that personal and professional balance can slow your ability to make money, but it allows you to enjoy the money you do make so much more.

I love being a successful entrepreneur, but I can enjoy it because when I break from it, there is something meaningful to go to.

Making sure that you are putting just as much into your personal life as you are putting into your professional life helps avoid burnout and reduces stress.

It also helps you love your brand longer because it stays fresh.

Do you have any confessions as a business person (keep it clean, please)?

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