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Hi There,

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xx Akeshi

Find the Courage to Pursue Your Dreams - You Have A Calling

Find the Courage to Pursue Your Dreams - You Have A Calling

Find the Courage to Pursue Your Dreams - You Have A Calling

Happy Thursday Friends. 

I want to take the time today to write to my fellow creatives/entrepreneurs; to send you all a few words of encouragement. You see, I have learned that for every step you take forward, there is always someone praying secretly in the background that you fall two steps backwards. Even If you fall, rise up and keep going.  We are afraid to go for it for so many reasons: doubt in one’s own abilities, fear, lack of support, money....the list is endless. 

Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people thrive off tearing others down and cannot wait to see others fail. A world where when you DARE venture into something new, there Is someone praying that you fail. I urge you to block out all that noise and follow your passion; whatever it is and follow it with all your heart. Don’t dismiss it. Do not let the negative words of others discourage you. Don’t give them that power.  DROWN THEM OUT!

When people try to tear you down, Its just their self esteem talking and that my friend is NOT your burden to bear. Self confident people do not put others down. (Remember That). 

A year ago, I published my first book. I have been asked numerous times why I decided to publish my book. The simple answer is I wanted to prove to myself that:  

1.  I CAN  

2. I wanted to show the world my work. 

I refused to let doubt hold me back from Publishing. Since its launch, it's made best seller list, has been featured nationally on several publications and continues to sell out on Amazon. We worry too much about what people will say instead of listening to your own voice and heart desires. 

There is room for every one of us to succeed and most importantly, there is room for YOU! So go for it and be your own cheerleader. Go ahead and launch that business you have been hesitating to launch, write that book you have been pushing aside due to fear, launch that brand of products you have been cooking up for years. You owe it to yourself to see it come to fruition. YOU CAN DO IT!

I hope this post today gives someone a boost to shake off their fears and voices of others and go for it! I challenge you to take that first step toward reaching that goal. Cheers to a kick ass 2018.

I leave you with some of my favorite quotes that inspire me.

xx

-A

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. — Gail Devers

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams. — Donovan Bailey

No person has the right to rain on your dreams. — Marian Wright Edelman

You must Crawl before you walk

You must Crawl before you walk

Dealing with difficult client situations

Dealing with difficult client situations