✨How to Create Vision & Get Outta the Hood!!✨
..or any other frame of mind that has you feeling TRAPPED!
My man tells me I need to share more of my story. Well, truth is... I’m just an “around the way girl” like Taraji. A DC chick with vision that I’m nowhere near done working on...
But I do admit vision is hard to have in the hood.
Obvs, I’m not talking about Capitol Hill DC where my caucasian brothas and sistas ride bikes at 10pm or throw frisbees outside with their dogs. 🐕
I’m talking northeast DC off Benning Rd where my mom didn’t even want me walking three blocks to the metro alone. Where gunshots were normal (bless my baby’s heart when he first came over for dinner.. he didn’t know what to do! 😂) and dope fiends got it poppin in the back stairway for a hit.
And now life is pretty dope! Not perfect, but very different than what it could be and I’m grateful.
Some of yall aren’t familiar with le ghetto lol and that’s okay.. your family or friend group might as well be a gang!!
Know this... Where you started doesn’t determine where you’ll end up. Your everyday actions & thinking do!!
So if you feel stuck in your circumstances do this...
👉🏽Change your environment. It’s SO important for you to see something different!! Instead of spending money frivolously, look up a retreat or a conference & take the trip to meet people who live/think differently than the people you’re used to being around. OR if you can’t do that yet, take frequent rides to the richer parts of town to look at homes, beautiful neighborhoods and DREAM. See yourself there. Everything around you started with a vision.
👉🏽Change your inner dialogue. Instead of focusing on entertaining content so much, feed your mind & spirit with empowering messages from those who share your walk of life. (I ♥️ @lisa2motivate
) Throw yourself into personal development & learn the stories of successful people. Some you’ll be able to MIMICK!
👉🏽Leverage your contacts. Do you have extended family or friends living/working in other areas? Reach out & develop those relationships. NETWORK. Can you OFFER them something for their help?
If you want different, ya gotta DO different. #elevate