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Stay Focused: NO TIME FOR UNSUPPORTIVE FAMILY OR FRIENDS IN 2020… How I Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family… Keep Moving the Dream Forward.
I started TJInspires in 2015, starting a business is challenging enough, but it can be more difficult if your family or friends doesn’t support you. I know you’re out there grinding and making it happen. You’re putting in the work every day. I’m sure giving it 100%. The results may not be there yet, but I know you’ll get there. I believe in your hard work, perseverance, and grit.
Before we move forward! I do not expect my family or friends, to support everything. But with social media, it only takes a second to leave a comment, repost, or tag.
I Thank God for everyone who has supported TJInspires! Thank You! Thank God for my Mom, Dad, Demond, and Chawona. Thanks for pushing and motivating me to keep moving forward.
1. Recognize authentic friendships. When beginning your entrepreneurial journey, acknowledge that you become a product of the 3 people you spend the most time with. Authentic friends will support your goals and help you move forward. If you see people around you not showing support -- acknowledge it and move on with your life. With the positivity you bring, the right people will cross your path.
2. Do It Anyway!History is littered with success stories of people who did things against their family's wishes. Do you think Steve Jobs' parents were happy when they dropped out of school to build computers (remember, at this time, most computers were the size of Mack trucks, so the idea that every home would have one was nuts!). Do you think Mary Kay's family wondered about how she was going to make a living selling cosmetics from her kitchen table? If your family is holding you back, figure out why. Maybe one of the suggestions above can help change their attitude. But if not, maybe you just do it anyway. Sometimes, people need to see to believe.
3.CUT THEM OUT! List all the people who are hateful, negative, and always pulling you down, and cut them out completely. As an entrepreneur, or just someone who’s trying to get their life together, it’s better to remove these draining people.
4. Keep Moving FORWARD! KEEP PRAYING! God will give you everything you need!
5. Don’t give up. Once you quit, it is never quite the same. Whether it’s a relationship, a job, or your life, you are in charge of your choices. Giving up may enter your mind, but find some way to keep going, even if you have to do things a little differently.
6. Remember, it’s not a race. If you do just one thing a day, you will reach your goal. Sometimes even doing that one thing can seem overwhelming, and if so, just get started and you can always give yourself the weekend off. Pretty soon, you will find that doing this work to get to the next level of your life is actually rewarding, and you will start to feel better.
7. Even making a little progress can go a long way. The key is to stick with what you’ve started. It’s kind of like writing a book. In the beginning, you have an idea, or maybe several, but by writing one page at a time, you will complete the book and feel pretty great about yourself.
Wake Pray Hustle Repeat...
AUTHOR’S NOTEFrom the Desk of Tristan Jackson
Thank you so much for the support and purchasing Wake-Hustle-Pray-Repeat. Get ready for the roller coaster of going after your dreams. Whether you are 10, 15, 20, 35, 45, 65, or 105, we all have dreams and aspirations. On my journey, I have had many failures and successes in which I have learned an abundance. Please be aware that not everyone will support your dreams, not even your family or friends. Expect rain and delays. Keep pushing and praying. Keep promoting and posting. Seek out every opportunity.
Following your dreams might take unexpected turns, but those are the interesting and memorable challenges of living the dream. Dreams make you take chances, but chances can bring more opportunities.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
(1 Corinthians 2:9)