Have an entrepreneur friend or family member you’re shopping for this year? No worries, I’ve got you covered!
Us entrepreneurs are actually pretty easy to shop for. Anything that would make our lives easier is something that we would appreciate and love lol! Here are some great buys in a variety of price points (arranged by store) if you need some ideas for the entrepreneur in your life.
We were 7 years old. 4 girls became lifelong friends. From elementary school to high school, we were practically inseparable. We’ve known each other for majority of our lives – surreal when you think about it that way.
After high school, we all embarked on our own journeys. We made new friends, we experienced life separately, and we grew up on our own. We drifted apart as time passed before our eyes. Before we knew it life happened. When big things happened for me, these girls were there without hesitation.
I got married.
My mom passed away.
Time could have put a wrench in our friendship, but it didn’t. Even if it had been years since we’ve seen or talked to each other it was always as if we just picked up where we left off. Through the good and the bad, my happiest and my saddest, these girls were there for me through it all. Heather was one of those girls.
Heather and I have known each other for over 25 years (WHAT?! Can’t believe it’s been that long). We were BFF’s at one point – we even had one of those best friend necklaces that was a heart and was made up of 2 pieces. She had half and I had the other. I think I still may have it!
One day, she called me out of the blue. I saw her name pop up on my phone and wasn’t sure what to think tbh. Did something really bad happen? We rarely ever talk. When I picked up, she told me she wanted to start a business! I was relieved that something bad didn’t happen lol! I was so freakin proud that she was thinking about embarking on a journey that I have. I was excited that someone else wanted to live the crazy life that I’ve been living. Not only that, but she was calling me to “pick my brain.”
Fast forward to about a year and a half later. She has grown so much, we’ve rekindled our friendship, and we’ve been able to add another facet to our relationship – accountability partners.
During one of our accountability meetings she told me she wanted to throw a progress party to celebrate how far she’d come and I thought it was an amazing idea! She said she wanted to ask a few people to speak at the party and I immediately said yes. I was honored that she would ask me!
Needless to say the party was a huge success! I was able to meet people that I’ve known from her channel, and people actually recognized me from our live accountability sessions! It was surreal and humbling (to say the least) to be recognized by people I didn’t know.
I’m so excited for Heather. I can’t wait to watch her journey unfold and hear about the things she’s going to do with Sharespark Media. It’s so inspiring to see fellow business people grow!
I’ve watched as God’s will has unfolded itself in my life. There have been good and bad moments, but they have all led me here. Through faith, life lessons, and discipline I’ve learned to finally be content and happy with the life that God has given me. No, life isn’t perfect. No, He didn’t fix my financial issues that way I wanted Him to. No, He didn’t give me everything I want. But now I realize, He gave me everything I need.
“The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.” Job 1: 21
I never thought that needing to know why I am an entrepreneur mattered. I just thought that this just happened to be how I make money. But I was wrong, I learned that it’s way more than that. My personal life and my professional life have intertwined in the most beautiful way. In my latest video, I gave myself an opportunity to share a little bit of my story and through the making of it I realized a lot of things about myself.
My mom started a lot of great things, thriving businesses, held together a wonderful family, among other things. During her time battling cancer she wanted to give back to City of Hope where she was being treated. She was only able to raise $325.00 before she passed away so I am hoping to raise the remaining amount in her honor.
To donate, go to http://bit.ly/COH-fundraise. Any amount counts, but if you don’t have anything to give maybe you can do this girl a solid and share my video so we can reach my mom’s goal together.