The feeling of being slept on is truly a feeling that can taunt with your self-esteem. Allow me to tell you why, for the past few weeks, since starting my new job I have been feeling like I need to make a better come up in life. I once felt like starting this new job was going to make me feel like I am accomplishing more in life. I once felt like actually becoming a bank teller was going to be something that I was going to fall in love with doing; especially from previously working at a gas station. But, hell to the knawl! I really feel like I am just soooo…slept on brah! Could I even call you brah? Hopefully, I can because I really am in my feelings.

I am thankful for God blessing me with another job. I have been patient for years and God has prepared me for this journey that I am now on. My husband also agrees with me and also thinks that I need to grind a little harder to build my brand and to become an entrepreneur. 

I really feel like working a 9 to 5 isn’t the lifestyle for me. I can see why so many people prefer to have a 9 to 5. I am not knocking not a damn soul at all. I understand how amazing a 9 to 5 can be for most folks, plus the benefits. Working in the banking world you get a chance to meet and interact with people who have been in the industry for over 10 to 35 years plus! 

I salute them because it takes a special type of somebody to work in the banking industry period. You end up getting blown on and down about peoples' accounts, placing holds, not meeting sales goals, and all type of shit. I could take criticism to believe me!

 I am open to it. I embrace criticism, but I rather get take constructive criticism about my craft any day. With all of that being said, I truly don’t know how long I am going to be a part of the banking industry.

 All I do know is that I am very inspired to chase my dreams more than ever before. I also did a little research on how many hours the average American works a week too. The average American works 40 hours a week from the ages of 20-65.

I don’t know about you, but I rather spent 40+ hours a week building my brand, traveling, and writing books/blog posts. I am challenging myself to stop settling and to be serious about my self-worth. I am slept on right now, because God is working on me mentally and guiding me throughout life to show and teach me the essence of a hard working black woman.

Here are a few things that I am incorporating in my day to day life to grow:
  • ·         Waking up every day before 8 am to pray and grind.
  • ·         Exercising before I start writing. (Gratitude journal.)
  • ·         Writing down my short terms & long term goals monthly.
  • ·         Prioritizing, scheduling, & networking
  • ·         Being an open book. (keeping it real with myself.)

I am excited to see where God will take me this year. I am and I will shake the feeling of being slept on. I can achieve more in life. I can grind to never have to work a job again and to live out my dreams. It will take time, and I am happy to vent to you today. I hope you will take off an life adventure of your owns too.

Love you much,

Linda Hurd 
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