Well well well!!
It has been a crazy two months but well worth the time. As I am typing right now, two more apps in the process of approval and already working on another one. Also working on a new site for a local church and designing some marketing flyers that should be going out within the next week. Just plain ole hard work and grinding but no complaints (it wouldn’t do me any good anyways). I am very thankful for the opportunities that keep coming my way. One thing about freelancing is that it has its ups and downs within the ups and downs. That might sound strange but it makes perfect sense to someone who truly is trying to pave their own way. The greatest piece of advice recieved on perserverance came from two people: ET the Hip Hop Preacher and Muhammed Ali (RIP -6/2016). Here is what they said and I pray it helps someone else:
“You might be smarter, you might be faster, your daddy might own the company but you will NOT OUTWORK ME!” – ET the Hip Hop Preacher
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali
These quotes are constant fuel in my tank, daily. It’s days where working and grinding are the furthest thing from my mind because I get emotionally bombarded with everything. Then it’s times (such as now) I get so geeked on my todo list that I may not sleep but 2-4 hours and keep going the next day. It is a struggle daily to maintain the latter but choosing to do so is the key. Times get hard, days get long, projects sometimes wear you thin but you MUST keep going. Faith is the only element to your journey that fuels the drive, whether you are walking at a slow pace or speeding in the fast lane. Faith will take you further than anything else on this planet. You must wake up daily with the distinct determination to not ever let your problems, challenges and failures thwart you from the journey ahead. It will never ever be easy but I promise it will be worth it if you stick it out. Keep going my friend!!!
Peace and love to you and yours!