Blogging with Tristan
My journey started in 2014, I started off doing gift baskets! Yes, God called to open my own business! Yes, everything was going to fall in place! NOT! NOT!
In 2015, I released my first book Dream the Impossible! Yes, God I have the plan! The plan was to sell over 150 books! Not!
Entrepreneurship can be a tough and long journey for many people. Some get lucky and succeed the first time. For me, that wasn't the case. I have success! I have also had failures! Keep going!
I continue to learn and grow. Along the way I picked up the following lessons that I now apply to each new business or project I am involved with.
When going after your dreams, its such a roller coaster ride. Some days are great and some days are not so great! Like everyone else, I get down in the dumps sometimes, with life’s up and downs (and sometimes more downs than ups).
The best is yet to come! Fight for your Dreams!In our society patience is not practiced. In our fast-paced society, we have been so accustomed to everything transpiring in an instant. Any delay is an inconvenience. Any inconvenience is unacceptable! Never give up on your Dreams! Keep pushing the Dream.
1. I don’t know about you, but I have this feeling that the best is yet to come, and that I can give my life a better go, just by giving an extra 10%.
2. THE BEST IS YET TO COME, so write down your goals both personally and professionally and keep lifting that benchmark.
3. Build a network of supporters!
4. Keep pushing the Dream!
Celebrate small wins.
Starting a business is hard, growing one is hard and running a one is hard. Doing this day in and day out can be tiresome. Sometimes I feel like I'm not winning or getting anywhere.
Many people celebrate the big wins (when the needle really moves), but what about the small wins?
In your short-term plan, identify small wins to celebrate. Avoid the notion that you have to land some fantastic, outstanding client or reach thousands of customers before celebrating. Rejoice over the first customer or transaction or over squashing a minor coding bug in a few days. Revel in the moment of pushing through three months.
Recognizing small victories can boost your morale and provide a surge of energy. They may alleviate the stress that can drag you down. Fun times help you recognize successes even if they aren't earth-shattering. They provide you with the motivation to keep going.
Nevertheless, I’m proud of making it as an entrepreneur this long, and most happy about the amazing connections I’ve made around the world … like you!
However, I have reflected on this entrepreneurial journey and I’m challenging myself to do something out of my box today. I want to talk a little about what I did right in my 4 years as an entrepreneur. I normally dwell on mistakes and improvements I need to make, but today I want to tell you what worked, and maybe it will help you on your own entrepreneurial journey.
Here are some tips:
Take time to learn..Before I started my own company, I had no experience! But I had a LOT to learn about the routine and flow of being a business owner and the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey.
Be humble. Start small things that can lead to big things. Listen to people wiser than you, especially your customers. Give yourself time to adjust to being an entrepreneur.
2. Always keep your content fresh..When I started my business I experimented with blogging and published some posts when it seemed convenient. After about nine months, I realized that nearly all my new business benefits were coming through the blog and that I needed to get serious about it.
From that point on, I created content on a consistent basis. This was a time before “content marketing” was a thing. For me, blogging was establishing a presence on the web that made a difference.
My advice is to pick one channel and stick to it. Today a business is built on awareness that leads to trust, that leads to loyalty, and then, maybe, a purchase. There is no more effective way to start that process than through effective content creation, and there is really no shortcut to that formula. The benefits may not accrue for several years … but becoming known is really the only sustainable competitive advantage you have today and that has to come through some sort of content.
Keep pushing your Dreams forward! Trust God through the process! My purpose for this blog's, websites, and book's is to inspire people to achieve their dreams in spite of adversity. I will be posting motivational quotes, bible verses, and college tips!!
My life is a story of faith, hope, perseverance, survival, love, heartbreak, compassion, triumphs, and failures. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter, sorrow, sun or rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas!! I was raised in a small low income neighborhood near downtown Houston called Fourth Ward. I will never forget where I came from, Fourth Ward, but I just tend to set my mind more on where I’m headed. I have learned that you must think outside of the box to obtain greatness.
Why dare to dream big?
As we go through life, it’s easy to get caught up in the status quo. You start to believe that average is acceptable and that since others are settling, then it’s ok to do the same. As soon as you notice this start to happen, something must be done to snap out of it!
Because the world needs you to put your gifts to work — we’re in a mess and we need your help. Everything and everybody counts. Plus dreaming big is the fastest track to personal transformation and learning to make the next big dream come true.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE! FAITH OVER FEAR! NEVER GIVE UP!