On your march, get set, STOP . . . . Sometimes we have to just stop and reevaluate the people who are in close proximity to us. I’m talking about the ones that are constantly on the phone, in your face, and well you know, the “Yo Baby, Yo Baby, I miss you”, blah, blah, blah dudes that periodically pop up with no real purpose other than to waste time. In this season, I have to do a clean sweep of access baggage. It’s funny how it seems that the people that are the closest to you are the least supportive of your vision. The funny thing is, you helped them develop their vision, poured into their dream, and picked them up when they got discouraged. These are the same people that always need advice, guidance, ideas about promoting their ideas, etc. Unfortunately, they never take time to shout you out, or promote your vision. I know that I have certain gifts and talents and I am thankful for the knowledge that I have gained through research, education and many other resources. My problem with people is that they just don’t appreciate the blessing that you have been in their life until they look up and you’re gone! Sometimes people don’t realize that the only reason that their vision has become a reality is because you pushed them or you became their personal business consultant, might I add, for FREE!!! What I realize about people is that they always want to try to attach themselves to someone else’s blessing and climb up on other peoples coat tails and forget about you when they feel like they “MADE IT”. I am a firm believer in blessing others and supporting and promoting other peoples businesses, but when the support is not returned it leaves a very bitter taste in my mouth. I realize that some people are opportunist and all they do is take, take, take! Unfortunately for them once I’m done consulting, advising and encouraging and I pass you the ball, you better be well informed enough to get it down the court and in the basket yourself. Please don’t make the mistake of taking me for granted!!! I am like the great Houdini and I will do a disappearing act on you quickly, never to return again. Some people just don’t deserve to share your space because all they do is weigh you down and distract you from your own goals. They really could care less about you unless you benefit them in one way or many. The irony is that you cared more about their dream than they did, because you were the one that put in the work while they were off doing something else that didn’t work out. The lesson in this scenario for me is very clear and concrete! It goes like this: You can’t help everybody! Business is business! My services and my time are not free and if you don’t support me, don’t expect me to support you!!! Let’s be very clear, communication goes both ways and so does support! If you can’t ever reciprocate what you want and need, don’t be upset when you get what you give!!! Nothing from nothing leaves nothing!!! Yeah, let that sink in for a minute!!!!
“Some people are not interested in your dreams, your goals or your aspirations. They simply deal with you because it benefits them in ways you don’t ever know about…yet!” ~ Earl L. Carter, I’m Just Saying. . .
“ Is it wise to walk to another city to pick up a piece of cheesecake for someone who would not walk downstairs to get you a glass of water while you are choking?” ~Earl L. Carter, I’m, Just Saying. . .
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