“When you believe in yourself everything starts to fall together.” I just read that quote in a beauty professionals article. This is very very true. The very moment I started believing in myself was they moment that I started succeeding way far beyond what I thought was capable. The past 4 years have been one big learning experience in every area of my life. The main lesson that i have learned is that It is very important to choose carefully who I surround myself with.
We can not surround ourselves with people who do not believe in us and then also believe that we can succeed. We can’t surround ourselves with people who constantly point our flaws and expect to have the confidence to succeed, we can’t surround ourselves with people who drown us in passive aggressive word vomit and expect to succeed. It’s not possible. Those are all things that’s will damage your spirit and keep you in a whirlwind of self-doubt and confusion.
Accept that Some people just do not like you. maybe it’s because your smile and happiness gets on their nerves, maybe it’s because you remind them of the parts that they do not like about themselves, maybe you bring memories of people and events that they would rather forget, maybe they’re still mad because you kicked them on playground when you were 7, maybe you hurt their feelings 30 years ago and they’re still hanging on to it, maybe it’s not even about you, or maybe they just simply do not want to see you succeed because they think you don’t deserve it. Sometimes you will never know the reason but you will notice that those people will not support you or bring happiness to your path and it’s imperative to your happiness, success, and health to distance from those people that do not want the best for you.
It’s not easy, these can be family members, friendships, and relationships we’ve had with people for 10,15, & 20 years. But here’s the thing, YOU deserve better! All of us do!! And to be better and to do better you have to surround yourself with people that are on the same path in life, people that are honest, people that are happy when you succeed and accomplish something, people that are full of genuine love.
Success in the beauty industry takes a lot of work, sweat, long hours, non stop continued education classes, and the most important decision you can make is where you spend your time and who you spend it with. Both at work and at home.
Surround yourself with people that want to see you succeed just as much as you want to see them succeed. Find your tribe and you will have a solid foundation for your life.
Life is hard. But it doesn’t have to miserable. So don’t let it be.
(My life long best friend and myself. Soul sisters, encouragers, & solid supporters of each other crazy ass life desicions)