NiaMassage

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Just Blog It – Best Advice I’d Ever Been Given

on May 20, 2014

I was in my 10th year doing massage, and working for someone else before I decided to go and start my own business. After working for a few months, head down, just grinding, it seemed as if I wasn’t getting too far.

Isn’t it great how life just puts people on your path to let you know whether you’re on the right path? I met Tierra Destiny Reid at a gathering at an Atlanta Capital event, celebrating Women Business Owners. After I peeled myself off the ceiling and finished gushing, we talked for a while that day, and several years afterward. The thing she always told me was that “If you show up, I mean really show up, things will fall into place for you.” Go above and beyond, exceed customers’ expectations, and just do your best. And, for a while, business did well.

After dealing with an illness in our family, I changed my focus, so that I could be there. I literally stopped showing up. Now, that it has been a few months since the passing, I feel as if I’m back to square one.

The best way I know how to cope is watching comedies, or anything that would make me laugh. Bill Cosby was just recently awarded the Johnny Carson Award at the American Comedy Awards, and during his acceptance speech, he reminded me what I’m supposed to be doing to get back on the path. During his acceptance speech, he reminded everyone that you have to SHOW UP, not only for your audience, but for YOURSELF.

I just sat there, and cried. It was a very good and happy cry. The very thing I was already told, was being told to me by someone else. Sometimes, you just need to be reminded. So now, I’m going to get back to what I’m supposed to be doing, and show up, not only for my awesome and patient clients, but for myself.

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4 responses to “Just Blog It – Best Advice I’d Ever Been Given

  1. Brandi Starr @CassiusBlueCo says:

    Great advice, so many people fail to REALLY show up and when you do that is when success starts to SHOW OUT!

    • NiaMassage says:

      I know! I went to a Massage Conference this past weekend, where it was said yet again. When the same thing gets repeated to you often enough, it behooves you to LISTEN!

  2. Excellent advice. You have to show up and exude that fire, that confidence, that spirit! Showing up is like a magnetic energy that draws people in, and people want to work with you, connect with you and support you because of it.

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