Posted on May 06 2015
I know I usually talk about something hair related, but this time I felt like sharing a different throught. Do you have a idea for a business, job move, or something different that you've been dreaming of, planning for, thinking about, working on but haven't built up enough courage to make a move on it? I don't ask to judge but to let you know I understand. I've been there.
Did you know that I first dreamed up and started formulating the Coco Curls line of products in 2007? I made my first sale in 2008 however I wasn't super convinced that I had something great. After all, the original moisturizing styling cream was about as greasy as that soul glow from Coming to America...lol. My current husband, then boyfriend didn't allow me to lean on his shoulder if he was dressed up, can you believe that??? Anywho because I convinced myself that no one would actually purchase my formulas so I diddle daddled with seriously launching Coco Curls for 4 more years. I took a couple corporate jobs, got married, and had my first daughter. Although I still had sales during that time, I haden't fully made it a business. The straw that broke the camel's back was when my then 9 month old daughter started screaming bloody murder when we dropped her off at daycare. I couldn't take it anymore. I realized that I was working everyday (for a company that I LOVED and still support) to build their founder's legacy, yet my own daughter is hating her mommy leaving her daily. At that moment, I knew I had to quit my job. My husband dropped her off and saw that I wasn't exxagerating and the following Monday I put in my letter of resignation.
I was torn, because I enjoyed my job, I was scared because we weren't necessarily financially stable, I was excited because now I get to work on my passion, and I was also just a bit clueless and overwhelmed with what should happen next. All in all I made the decision. And shortly after things started opening up for me, and now we've been on the journey for almost 4 years this summer! Yall this is tough, very tough, I have had many tearful, sleepless, restless days and nights, but I'm still pushing through building my EMPIRE. I'm sharing all of this to say that you can do it too. Sure it may take some planning and preparing, but why not you and why not now? Along with our many cookouts, festivals, and cute spring hair, let's SPRING into developing our passions, visions, ideas, dreams. Join the #hustlecrew and make them a reality. Will you do that?