Alright, this post is dedicated to my favorite refreshing drink, Honest Tea. I really wanted to post about honesty because I think it is one of the MOST important things for starting my own business. I really like honest tea not just for their AMAZING tasty tea but because their product is real. There are so many companies out there try to get you to buy their products telling you its healthy etc. But when you read the back of the box its like “oh there is a ridiculous amount of sugar in this even tho its low-fat”. I am working off this idea from Marie Forleo’s (my new inspiration and idol) videos. These are seriously full of great information if you really want to start your own online business. One of her points she talks about is being real with your customers and not trying to sell them something fake. I think this is so true especially in today’s world where there is millions of information and millions of products trying to capture our attention. This is why Honest Tea has done so well and is continuing to grow and expand because they are selling legitimate real tea made from real tea leaves.
So in return, I want to be completely honest with you and why I have even created this blog. My dream is to help people live the life they have always dreamed of. This is quote I found a few years ago and I absolutely LOVE IT. This perfectly describes the life I want and others to find as well. (I know its long but its great!)
“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift. “– Shauna Niequist (Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life)
This is the life I want to live and I want this blog to be your inspiration and hope to find this life with me. I want to encourage you to never give up or be afraid of what’s to come.
I do not have all the answers right now nor do I consider myself an expert in making my life “sizzle and pop”. Right now, I am just a broke college student. I cannot afford really much of anything. I know it will take time to get where I want to be, but I am still starting now and doing what I can now. I am using this blog to not only inspire you, but to build up my confidence and personal skills to start a strong foundation of the legacy I plan to build.
Now, I could go on forever about many different things, but that is what I have other blog posts for so I am going to leave you with this. Think about what you want to make your life “sizzle and pop” right now. This does not have to be a plan five or ten years from now when you have it “all figured out” because you are not going to.
So what can you do today to make your life “sizzle and pop”?
Ps. feel free to contact me with thoughts/questions at firstname.lastname@example.org