When you embark on a life changing quest one can expect set backs and disappointment to be a part of that road. When you look at the reality of your situation and some things just don’t add up it can be very frustrating. It is important to stay positive about the possibilities in front of you not let the pitfalls be your downfall. I won’t lie and say I never worry about things. I have thought about the possibility of failure, but I also think about the glory of success. Success is that much sweeter when it’s earned through hard work, perseverance, and most importantly patience.
Financial setbacks can throw a monkey wrench into your plans out of nowhere. Don’t panic! If you have any hustle about you get to it! Find ways to bring more income your way. Map out a plan that will get you back into the black and out of the red. Minimize your expenses as much as you can. Last week I mentioned getting your money in order, but things can change at anytime and you may need to readjust your budget just to keep you floating. For example, review your cellular phone plan, if you have the biggest minute plan or unlimited texting maybe its time to work with something cheaper. Contact your utility providers if need be to get onto a payment plan that reflects your current situation. Even if you are up to date on your bills setting up payment plans can help you save a few needed dollars. Make a list of necessities and luxuries to really see what you need rather than things you just enjoy. Things like Netflix, or Xbox live are things we enjoy but can be an extra 30 bucks in your pocket at the end of each month. Clip coupons, and make shopping lists. Food can take a huge chunk out of your budget so plan it out to make your dollar stretch. Things will work out.
The road ahead is hard and full of pitfalls but staying focused and positive will bring good favor your way. This is just the beginning and there is a lot to be done. Negativity and sulking is pointless. Get back on the grind. Continue to apply for any and all jobs you feel you can make a professional impact with. Examine all possibilities of where you can apply your talents. The universe will provide.
Tie up all unemployment benefit loose ends. That only should take a week in reality but there are tons of things that can slow that process. If you are slow to address them, it will take some time to get the ball rolling. CHECK
Contact all freelance leads about ongoing work or possible future work. CHECK
Make inquiries about positions available at brands you respect. Try to find contact names, people who can open doors for you. Try to reach out and build re-pore with them. You never know what can happen, and it IS all about who you know sometimes. This week I plan to contact brands like SUPREME, Playcloths, 10 Deep, Brooklyn Circus and all things Ralph Lauren Polo. CHECK
Also begin to put my Cold Eels & Deep Thoughts presentation book together. Have that ready incase you are able to find investors rather than employers. Do it on your terms and find people who you think can help you. CHECK
That is my plan for week 2
I will update you on how those things go the next week. Thanks for support.