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May 25, 2016

A Letter to Myself | The Struggle

Hey Jen!

Yes you, the one working the full time job, running a business on the side and balancing your time with family and friends.  Stop making excuses and just do it!  Less talk and more actions.  Yes Jen that is what I said!  Stop being the one who is constantly struggling and second guessing yourself.  Let it go!  Be Confident!  Stop always wanting what others have and make it happen for you!  You can do this!  It’s going to be a lot of work, blood, sweat, tears, happiness, frustration, contemplating and goal achieving.  This is not just going to appear one day, you have to create the path yourself!

The struggle is real!  If it wasn’t real than everybody would be doing this; this is a marathon, not a sprint.  Cutting corners and stepping on toes will not get you there sooner and will cost you valuable colleagues along the way.  Slow and steady wins the game!  Be true to yourself and who you are!  People will notice you and it will make you stand out from the crowd.  Be the words you had picked for 2016: Authentic and Adventurous!  Bring that spark you have to everything you do and touch and see.  Don’t sit back and not attempt to chase your dreams!

Throw away the fears and concentrate on the positives!  Surround yourself with positive people and get rid of the negatives!  You are worth it and you will make a difference!  You will one day achieve your dream goal!  Consider this a love letter, or more of a tough love letter, to motivate you to keep at it.  Read this when you are feeling down or unmotivated.  The best of the best were once here where you are today.  I can’t wait for you to read this post in a few years and to reflect how far you have gone.  Remember to stay grounded, authentic, celebrate the small victories and always appreciate the connections you have made through your business.  Don’t forget them!  They helped shape and build your business. Jen, you got this Latina girl!  Like Taylor Swift says “Shake it Off, Shake it Off” and get back to it.  If you need to blare some TSwift and dance it off, DO IT!  You know what?  Throw some Pitbull on, that always make you dance it out and be silly!  Be yourself and things will work themselves out.  Keep smiling and laughing like no one is around you!  Keep chasing those dreams of yours!

Sincerely,

Jen as of 5/25/16

Since the beach is my happy place I thought it was best to post a view of where I will be spending my weekend!  xoxo

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  1. Christa Rae

    May 25th, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Love this personal post – yes to blaring some Taylor Swift! You’ve got this. 🙂

  2. jenaraya5@yahoo.com

    May 26th, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Christa, who doesn’t love TSwift 🙂 Thanks for the love

  3. Tanya

    May 25th, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Such an uplifting post! Thank you!

  4. jenaraya5@yahoo.com

    May 26th, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks for the love Tanya! I hoped it would inspire others! xoxo

  5. Lorinda Leigh

    May 25th, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    You got this!! 🙂

  6. jenaraya5@yahoo.com

    May 26th, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks Lorinda! 🙂

  7. Stella

    May 25th, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    This is awesome!! You go girl!!!

  8. jenaraya5@yahoo.com

    May 26th, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks Stella! 🙂

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