How To Stay Motivated: My Story

 

Hi everybody!

 

I wanted to write to inspire today. So I chose the topic of motivation, and how this topic relates to me and what I do. Also, how it relates to all of you and what you do, or may wish to do. Hope you enjoy!

Whenever anyone hears about my clothing line and/or blog,
the top question is “How do you stay motivated?” I see a lot of people wanting
to follow their dreams but not doing much about it. Just like the famous quote by
Bob Burns says, “Don’t talk about it, be about it”; that’s what everyone should go by. I wanted to write a post not only to answer the frequently asked question, but also, to help those of you who want to start chasing your dream. Motivation is critical.

 

 

Starting with my clothing line: www.jennaleeann.com ; my biggest
motivation was my Dad.

 

 

So many people doubted me, some even laughed at me when they
heard I was starting a business. Some said I’m not ready, some said I don’t
know enough. However, my Dad said I’m smart enough, I can learn along the way, and prove everyone wrong. So that’s what I did! In April 2012 I established my first LLC
and later that year on December 6th, I launched my first clothing line! Of course writing a 40 page business plan is no walk in the park, but motivational quotes played a big part in keeping me going.

 

 

Looking at motivational quotes each day was a daily
reminder that hard work pays off. First thing I do when I wake up is read one.

 

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

 

 

 

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. -Winston Churchill

 

 

Don’t give up on something you think about every day.

 

 

 

 

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your
life.

 

 

 

 

Later on, the perks of being a retail buyer of my own line started coming along. I started going to fashion shows in Manhattan, connecting with many people in the industry, and expanding my knowledge.

 

 

Seeing the post it notes of my achievements only helped me to
keep creating more goals. After all of this exposure to fashion, I wanted a
place to share my knowledge/passion; so I decided to start a blog. This was
where it was hard to stay motivated. I was nervous people would laugh at me, or
not want to read what I have to say.

 

 

Reading all of the nice things people have to say is an amazing feeling. Seeing the hundreds of thousands of views I was getting on my posts, and finding out that people in over 80 different countries were reading my posts made me realize that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

 

 

I have always been the biggest supporter of people following
their dreams. I always help in any way that I can. If there’s anything I want
my audience to take from this story is that if you work hard enough, and never
give up, you have the opportunity to be so happy doing something you truly
love. Don’t let anyone discourage you, don’t let anyone tell you what you can
or cannot do. You can do anything. I hope to motivate you to all take that risk
you were scared to take or have been putting off. The outcome is worth it.

 

 

You’re all beautiful, you’re all smart, and you’re all
talented. Stay that way, and show off to the world.

 

 

 

 

xox 
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