I've always had a passion for using my talents, which is singing, drawing and painting. and I've always had a strong motivational drive for business, marketing especially.
Which is weird. I mean how does business fit in with singing, drawing and painting?
Well I made the connection of why I wanted to be an entrepreneur. It's because I wanted to make it in this world, make a living, using my talents.
And we've all heard it before right? What is it? “You don't want to be a starving artist. You betta get a degree in something so you can actually make a living”.
So I got my cosmetology license. And I figured hey, I can still use my talents intermittently. Which is exactly what I did. Doing arts and crafts shows & Singing in my band.
I opened my own hair salon on Union Ave, in my city, with 7 employees, a huge overhead & lots of anxiety!
One day my sweet friend Danielle, who was an employee of mine, took the hair color bowl from my hand...looked me in the eye and said “You go home and take a rest! I'll take care of the shop for a couple of days”.
So I did what any middle-aged business owner would do with a bad back. I went home, took a Flexeril and passed out for 8 hours. Don't get the wrong impression that's the last