July 6, 2010
He said, “You’re so good at everything, Mom. Why don’t you get paid for all these things you do?”
My prince and I were sitting by the pool, having one of our deep discussions. I admittedly was whining about the funds and how I get frustrated from working so hard and having nothing to show for it. I told him this is only for a season, though. I told him things will turn around soon.
Please, God, let my words be true.
I said, “J, I think with my heart. I’m addicted to helping people. Believe me, I want to be making money for these things. And I will soon enough. You don’t start with a brick one day and have a house the next. It takes a lot of groundwork to build a house. But mark my words, it will come.”
He said, “Well, you should think with your head and make the money first, then think with your heart and help all those other people.”
Yes, yes. Advice from a business-savvy 10-year-old.
I’ve always been more comfortable being someone’s wingman than I’ve been being the boss. It’s officially time to grow up. Time to be the boss. No more punkin’ out. No more being afraid of my own success.
Mark Andersen, sales trainer, says, “Success is a choice and people choose their outcome every day. It doesn’t just happen but rather you need to make it happen.” So I’ve decided to follow J’s Mark’s advice. I’m going to make things happen.
I’ve recently encountered and joined The BOSS Network, an organization that promotes women embodying and striving to be bosses.
I wonder if bosses have wings. These women make you believe they do. These women fly. They soar. They encourage. They empower.
And I cannot wait to be esteemed as one of them. A BOSS.