Dream Chasing : Are You Chasing Your Dream or Someone Else’s

Becoming entrepreneurs and bosses have become the goal of the millennials. We all are seeking to be bosses. That’s what’s up, I highly encourage it. Why make someone else rich when we are all born with gifts that we can use?

We all have different gifts that we are born with or acquire. Bloggers, boutique owners, event planners, designers, concierges, singers, models, photographers, promoters, I mean I can go on forever. The rise in social media has allowed us to see how successful people are in these different ventures. We see people who instantly are becoming IG famous just for being funny, or even beautiful. We see the lifestyles of those that appear to be “winning” and often want to mimic it.

What is not realized is most of these successful people have a passion for what they do. Although the goal was to become rich, they started with just having a love for their craft. I’m noticing so many are becoming blinded by the sight of being rich, or known, that they just out here trying to use “gifts” that they were not called for.

The millennials are no longer living off their own dreams. They are following the dreams of the success seen on social media. For instance just because one person is successful selling plates via social media does not mean I will be successful. I could be an awesome cook, but it takes more than just cooking good. It takes drive, determination, passion, and a hunger for the success. If you don’t possess any of those qualities, then chances are it may not be your gift or your calling. When you have a true gift you are willing to take losses, work for free, and have sleepless nights. You eat, sleep and dream about ways to perfect your craft, networking, branding yourself, and  ways to promote yourself. When you’re doing it just for the money, you quickly get discouraged and move on to the next gift that you see someone successful in.

We all have a gift, I promise. Something that you love and think about or do naturally all the time. But just know, what works for someone else, may not work for you.

We all see Ming Lee out there slinging hair and that she is a millionaire. We see her traveling and pushing that G-Wagon and living lavishly. So its easy for someone to want to start chasing Ming Lee’s dream and not their own. If the passion and the dream does not belong to you, it probably won’t work.

Here’s some tips on chasing YOUR dream and finding YOUR gift:

  1. Think about what it is that you love to do. You may have an obsession with make up, or fashion. Your interest can very well spark your gift
  2. Evaluate your life and think about what truly makes you happy. No matter what you go through, the one thing that can change your mood.
  3. What is it that you constantly think about doing? If getting money is your answer , you’re going in the wrong direction. Although the ultimate to goal is to get paid. What are you willing to do for free?  I remember the days of seeing Trey Songz passing out his cd’s for free and Terrance J putting bumper stickers on cars for free for the radio station. Look at them both now! What they did for free, eventually paid off. It’s about branding, marketing and promoting. But if there is no passion it won’t work.
  4. Are you willing to give up sleep/free time to perfect your gift?
  5. What gives you butterflies or excitement when you do it?
  6. Think about your childhood. Most gifts begin at an early age. What were your interest as a child?

Just a small guide to finding your gift. It’s easy to see someone else’s success and attempt to mimic it, but chasing your own dream is so much more rewarding. Chasing someone else’s dream will leave you broke, frustrated, angry and could potentially cause you to lose sight of  your own dreams.

Always be a dream chaser, just make sure its your dreams that are being chased.

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