My friends often call me a “rebel”, but I wasn’t always that way. I BECAME a rebel because some things just didn’t make sense to me, and I could not embrace them. For example, I was 22 years old the first time someone explained the phrase “salary cap” to me. The company I was working for had a cap on what you were allowed to earn, no matter how far you rose into management.
I remember thinking “with all the money there is in the economy, why am I limited to THAT number?” I suppose even then, I was already an entrepreneur in my head. I didn’t like that my earning potential was being controlled.
The “cap” was widely known and accepted in the company, they even bragged about it. And here I was 22 years young full of nothing but steam and dreams and I had the audacity be offended, LOL. But it is clear that my inner “rebel” was already fully mature by then.
As you push to build your brand, you will be given lots of “caps” to control your ambition. People who don’t know what is possible will say “you can’t make a living doing that”. People who are scarred by failure will say “that is not realistic”. Folks who don’t know what success looks like will say “who is going to pay you for that”. You will need to be a rebel so you can prove them wrong and live life on your terms.
Being a rebel has allowed me to quadruple my revenue twice in 3 years. I’m not saying this to brag, I’m saying this because several people close to me told me to my face that I wasn’t going to do it (it being reaching my financial goals). I was so incredibly wounded that they didn’t believe in me. Later I realized that it cut so deeply because I was struggling to believe in myself. That is when I called on that rebel spirit that was dormant in me and she came roaring to life and kicked bootay!!
Today, I’m giving you permission to ROCK THE REBEL in you. I promise you, rev up your rebel and she will change your life.
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