Small business owners & full time entrepreneurs are entering a new season we couldn’t expect or dream of. It seems as if I woke up one day and my whole world was crumbling around me and I couldn’t pick up all the pieces. If you follow my story, you know I am always on the GO. Whether it be speaking engagements, working in the schools speaking to young girls about healthy body image and self esteem, traveling the country on my national book tour for “Finding My Sparkle”, or hosting the ultimate boss babe events.
And then here come Covid-19 with its funky self.
Book tour dates cancelled/postponed, After school programs closed, speaking engagements cancelled, even some pending influencer work was put on hold. What am I going to do!? Everything I worked so hard for is gone, at least that is what I thought. How am I going to have income coming in? How am I going to be able to maintain everything after all this is over? When is this going to be over?
I am going to lie, I cried for days. I stayed in the bed, I tuned all the way out. I binged watched tv, I ate junk, I let myself go. People were calling and texting me offering ideas on what I could to do to stay afloat. I then realized a lot of people count on me and look to me for inspiration and positivity. I bossed back up. One, because I know who the author of my life is and second, because I know my support system won’t let me fall. I’ll never be one of those entrepreneurs who portrays everything to be “perfect” because that’s just not real.
Times are hard, I get it. I understand. You’ve worked so hard to stay afloat, you’ve worked so hard towards your dreams to have it all slip away. It’s like, you take 1 step forward to only get knocked back 2 steps. You are stuck, it’s not from a lack of trying, because you are giving it you all. You are nearly in tears fighting just to make it. You want to quit. You want to give up. It would be so much easier if you did. What’s the point of it all?
Nah, sis. We are not quitters, we are survivors. We’ve been through so much worse than this, even though it doesn’t feel like it in the moment. It’s okay to cry, it’s okay to want to quit, but we are going to push through like this ain’t nothing.
We won’t let each other fail! Here is what we are going to do:
🙏🏼Pray. Our faith is greater than our fear.
💄Get out of bed and get dressed.
💎Look yourself in the mirror and say, “You GOT THIS Girl!”
👭🏽Call your Tribe, “Girl I’m tripping I need a Pep Talk.”
🧘🏽♀️Go workout or meditate.
☀️Realize, tomorrow is a new day.
💗Nothing worth having doesn’t come easy.
Know, you are more than enough.
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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