I’llΒ  be humble… right

I have helped quite a few clients scale their business by getting in front of the right audience. This is very important when looking to gain more profit from your business. I always advise them to never steer from their values. Your audience is attracted to who you are and your ability to connect with them through their struggles and adversities as well as tour ability to overcome. I have one that I hope never claims I coached them because imma deny it. 🀣

This particular brand listened to the advice to get in front of “their people” and be as open and transparent as could be in order to connect and build a genuine tribe. Now that they have “made it” they are charging $10,000 for a 1 hour consultation. Here’s the thing. They aren’t doing anything bigger or better than anyone else. It is their consistency that makes them a well known brand. I am so disappointed in them because the audience they attracted are those below middle class and charging them that much is very much a lack of integrity.

This upsets me because it’s just a repeat of people taking advantage of others to get rich. And don’t get me wrong, PLEASE value yourself but let’s not pretend that some people get that mixed up with exaggerating their prices to PROVE their worth. You have people charging $50k a session to teach you how to get rich when really it’s them charging $50k a session to get there.

I say all that to say that as I scale my business, and just know prices go up (or down accordingly)Β  quarterly, I pray that I remain not just true to myself but true to the audience that helped me get where I am because I and my family are grateful.

It Took a minute..

This was day one of living in our car. My son was barely a month old. It was hella scary. We drove around from place to place trying to get somewhere to lay our heads or get a hot meal.

Seeing this picture brought back a flush of emotions as I sit here with my one month old daughter across my lap in a house we own, a business I run, and no debt to anyone. My husband Thomas Rush owns a print shop and we get to see what owning our life together looks like.

The journey was worth it.

Remember that as you push toward your goals. You deserve it and as you press forward you will have it. Keep going. Rest at the pit stops along the way and always, ALWAYS trust yourself.

Happy Monday.

Breast milk for business tea.

Y’all know I just had this baby and if you have been following me for awhile you also know that I don’t do breast milk.

All my life I wanted to be one of those women who walks around with my tatas out feeding my baby and watching all of the disgusted faces as I walk by all free and liberated. 🀣

No. My breast give me 2 weeks at best before they leave me hanging. Literally. πŸ™„ For years I could never understand why I was like this. A few years ago, for Lady Ava, I decided to hire a doula. The best thing I could have ever done for myself, my pregnancy, and my baby. Not to mention home birth <– another day another topic. There is a plethora of information I never knew. 🀯

What she taught me was that I needed to eat more but not only that, the tea I can drink and WHAT type of foods were best for my body to produce more milk. πŸ˜‹ I tried it but it was alot of work. With the children, business, and house, it was very overwhelming. Ava lasted about 2 weeks strong with milk but downhill after that. My fault. With Maia I got super sick a couple days after her birth and couldn’t feed for a month. I couldn’t even drink water so of course that milk didn’t last. So with Kera, this baby, I was determined to do it.

Well, I did it and guess what. One day I was pumping 3 ounces per breast. BRUH!! I was hella excited. The next, dust. Like literally pumping for 20 minutes and less then a quarter ounce. What the ACTUAL FUCK! I was seriously freaking out. I wanted to call my doula but she just have birth as well #twinning so I didn’t want to bother her as she healed although I’d been questioning her 😬 but this was redundant so I just retraced what she taught me and applied. Turns out I hadn’t been eating enough AND I didn’t realize my fluid intake went down by alot. So overnight, I drank a little more than a gallon, ate rich in fat foods and stayed up to power pump every two bours. Initially there was nothing coming out. Then a few times just an ounce. But by morning, I was back bitches! I was exhausted and just wanted to sleep but I got my supply back up and there was ease and flow again. 😌

The points I want you to get are. 1. Don’t be so quick to quit the process. 2. Do the work. 3. When you try to cut corners you will find yourself having to do the most.

This was definitely an epiphany for me as it applies to business. So I definitely have to share especially for my clients who read my blog. I could have saved myself so much trouble by watching what I ate, being mindful of my fluid intake, and not being lazy.

Whew Chile. Sip this tea with me and say I deserve all the things I want the way I want them, now. I just gotta do the work. πŸ€‘

I wasn’t ready like I thought I was.

Swollen ankles, migraine, mood swings, lethargy lethargy, and blood clots. Oh my!

Hey yall hey. I had a week and I want to take this coming week off because I am T-I-RED. Do you look remember that clip in Finding Nemo where the dad, Marlan, says out of frustration “you think you can do these things but ou can’t, Nemo”? Yeah, that’s been my body this week. The crazy thing is I don’t even think I have been busy. I did as much as I could via Zoom, y bed, or m6 desk. Still, my bisy suffered. Im.startting tto hint I’m in my forties or something. 😏

McRush has been on top of the chores but these children can sneak and work a nerve. I think im just going to take Kera and run away… and Maia. Probably Ava even though she done burned out about 20 of my nerves this week. πŸ˜’

My mom came in town and we surprised surprised her with a quiet minute vacation. No children , no phone, no responsibilities. I have to say it was a challenge to not call her which made me circle back to why my children annoys me. They love me. I think. Right?

I am going to dial it back another week and spend more time with the ingrates. Maybe we’ll get a better understanding of one another. Starting with I’m the boss. πŸ˜Άβ€πŸŒ«οΈ

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