Hair before and after

Guys I seriously have to draw attention to this. First picture is from three years ago, and I was trying to look nice with my hair. Side note, it doesn’t look nice. Hahhaha .

And then we have the picture that I literally just took of my hair after waking up from a nap. Oh, and I washed my hair three days ago, and exercised and got sweaty the last two days. And I literally didn’t brush it or so anything. .


Conclusion? My haircare line is the MOST amazing!! It’s simply not arguable!!! Hahaha premium, aka salon quality, vegan, chemical free, and clinically PROVEN to heal hair!!! .

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Running your own business

is a lot of work!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again!

You gotta show up. You gotta do the work. You gotta be excited about it. You gotta be LIT. You gotta be PROUD. You gotta be PASSIONATE.

I could never be with a company that I didn’t stand behind 110%.

120%. 130%.

200%.

500%.

All in. I really couldn’t. I could never be one of those Instagrammers that are paid to review some random product that is sent by companies who want advertising in exchange for a few dollars or a discount off of their products. These people can’t possibly have a good idea about the product. And the incentive for reviewing the product is not worth their time.

And it’s sheisty. It’s downright shady. hahaha

And then there’s investing into a company that has incredible momentum, has outsold all premium haircare lines in the world, is #4 in direct sales in the U.S.A. after only ~5 years, and is Leaping Bunny certified, vegan, and chemical-free.

Umm, yeah. Nuff said. You don’t even have to be a long-term customer of my business to know that we have incredible products, a bar-none compensation plan, and timing on our side. The numbers don’t lie. The momentum doesn’t. Lie.

Facts are facts!

Know what you’re getting yourself into when you invest in a company. Don’t invest in a company that’s been around for 50 years and where half the people that sign up quit because they aren’t making any money. Invest in something that’s growing exponentially like my company.

Invest in a company that has a mission of solving people’s hair issues by representing clean products that are clinically proven to heal hair from the inside, regrow and thicken hair, hydrate and moisturize hair, make hair shiny, soft, and healthy πŸ™‚

The health and beauty industry will always thrive. It’s a wise investment to make. And a cheap one too! People go to school for 4 years and spend $100k on a degree that may or may not be used, yet spending a couple hundred dollars on a side hustle is risky? This logic is flawed.

This small investment starts as a side hustle and can grow into and even replace your main stream of income. Email me for more information at ladyveeeeeee@gmail.com!!!

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What’s holding you back?

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The storms of life

roll in and stay for a while…,

disappear for a while.

There’s no telling when they’ll come, or when they’ll go. All can look totally calm when a sudden storm occurs. Sure, our weathermen can predict. The arrival and departure, the severity. The impact.

But it’s all guesswork. It’s all a prediction. It’s a projection. It’s uncertain. Though one thing is certain:

God either sent the storm, or God allowed the storm. For He is sovereign.

Sovereign means: the Big Boss. Sovereign means in charge of everything. Sovereign means in total control. This is not to say that God is the great puppeteer and that we don’t have a say in anything that happens; no. The bible says that God is sovereign, AND we have free will.

What this means is this: God created me and gave me a mind, a will of my own, desires, tendencies, instincts. I’m a free agent, and may choose to do whatever I will.

However, God knows all of my thoughts before I think them. He knows all the words I will ever say before I speak them. He knows where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m going. His Word says that He has written all the days of my life before I was born.

This fact boggles me. God wrote all the days of my life before I was born. Dang. Even the boring ones. Even the ones when I was sick. This afternoon I wasn’t feeling super great– I think it’s because I ran hard yesterday and didn’t do something properly afterwards. Not enough water, stretching, maybe an ice bath was needed? I dunno. Also, I may have simply done too much. I biked after I ran too… and then it got chilly outside so maybe subjecting my body to the elements was where I went wrong.

ANYWAY.

God knew that I would take a nap this afternoon.

Followed by an Epsom salt bath.

God knew I would be actively listening to His voice, and what conclusions I would come to.

Entrepreneurship is difficult. I want someone to tell me what to do. I want to have deadlines and pressure that keeps me accountable for getting work done.

I sat there wishing I had a boss. Then God reminded me that HE is my boss. He’s me Overseer. He’s my Counselor. He’s my Father. I report to HIM. For He says in His word:

“Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Whatever I do.

Whether I sit or stand, speak or am silent. Run or walk, or am still. Whether I read or write or send messages or make phone calls or pray or weep or laugh; I should do it all for the glory of God.

I repeat, entrepreneurship is difficult. It requires a lot of research on my own to come up with business plans that actually work, time management that’s actually realistic, and goal setting that I can stick to. Sometimes I feel as though I’m juggling forty things at once and am not sure if I should give equal time to each one or really sit on one for a longer period of time.

To all you business owners out there, heed this advice: have some grace for yourself, especially if you’re a newbie like me. I shouldn’t expect myself to nail down an amazing business model and have a huge business after only a couple of months. I can’t help comparing myself to other people and see how they have advanced in a short time which gets me down sometimes. But it’s important to remember that those people are the anomalies.

Success requires small steps over time. Success requires many failures. Success requires consistency and being disciplined and picking the next right task and doing it. Success requires not attaching emotion to any outcome, and being okay with people expecting you to fail.

NF really did have it down in his song “Remember This”:

“These people gon’ tell you that you will never make it
Then when you do, they gon’ say they knew you were goin’ places
That’s just how it works, next thing you know you’ll be overrated
Hearing people say they miss the “old you, ” it’s crazy, ain’t it?
And perfect people don’t exist, so don’t pretend to be one
I don’t need pats on the back from people for my achievements
When I die I wanna know that I lived for a reason
Anyone can take your life, but not what you believe in, no”

Actually, the whole song is fire for entrepreneurs… it’s all about going and getting what you want out of life.

On that note, I’m going to go do what fills me up now.

Who’s with me?!?!

xxx

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Can I please say something

to small business owners:

God bless you.

Wow. It’s hard work owning your own business.

Making sure the customer is taken care of.

Making sure the customer is getting exactly what they need. Making sure the customer knows how to use the product.

Recommending other good products to them. Explaining why it will work.

Treating each person with patience, love, respect, and good service.

Business. Is. Hard.

It’s so rewarding too! It’s work, and there’s a payoff. Yes, there is a literal payoff. But also…

Having helped someone. Having given somebody a solution to their problem. An answer to their pain.

Today, I helped somebody find some products that would solve their dandruff issue.

I helped another woman with her extremely dry, damaged hair.

I helped someone else with frizz and breakage 3 days ago.

Another customer of mine has highlighted hair and I helped her find products that would keep her color in for longer.

It is SO satisfying to be able to help SO many people!

I LOVE my job. I love representing such an amazing company that heals people’s hair. Chemical-free, vegan, anti-aging.

But my goodness. It’s work. It is work. It does not come free.

So kudos, business owners. Small and large.

Kudos for time-management.

Kudos for patience.

Kudos for being available for your customers.

Kudos for tuning into your customers’ needs.

Kudos for using the correct verbiage and marketing well.

Kudos for the mental energy that you put forth pouring into your work.

Kudos for helping others.

Kudos for making it.

Kudos for working your way up!

Kudos.

Reminds me of Paul in scripture:

 

“You yourselves know that these hands of mine have ministered to   

m  y       o  w  n      n  e  e  d  s  

and          those of my companions.

In everything, I showed you that

by this kind of        h   a   r   d       w   o   r   k

we must help the weak, remembering the

words of the Lord Jesus Himself: β€˜It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

Acts 20:34-35

 

Hard work pays off.

xxx

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Training

Good morning.

This morning is going to be about business, and how to succeed in your personal business. We’re going to first look at and listen to some birds in nature, who will teach us. πŸ™‚

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It’s Saturday morning and the sky is blue with a few fluffy, white clouds and I hear a bird twittering softly. A second bird just responded. A third bird said something in the background. And a fourth. Actually, the more I listen, the more I realize how many birds are out there talking. Singing. Exclaiming. Proclaiming. The more I tune my ears to what’s going on in the trees, the more I become aware of the life being lived. The population. The existence.

And as I tune my ears in to the birds, I become curious about what they look like. So I move to the window and see the birds with my eyes. It’s one thing to hear them, but it’s another to see them.

Upon the first glance, I don’t see any sign of a bird. I move closer to the window and sit down. I’m scanning from a second-story window and the sun is shining in my direction. The sunlight reflects on the glass pane and hinders my sight. Oh, but how I hear them. I know they’re there.

I open the window.

Wow. The sounds were pretty and intricate and lovely before; but how much more vibrant and glorious they are without a double-paned glass window between us.

Still no birds in sight. I become aware of my residual congestion from the head cold I’ve had the last three days. Plus, a lack of caffeination. This is a word I made up. You may use it πŸ˜‰ More hindrances to my senses.

Aha! My first bird. A blue jay. I can tell by the whiteness in the tail.

Number two just flew by. Couldn’t tell what he or she was. A small/medium brown bird.

If only I could take the screen out too. I would be able to spot the birds so much more easily.

There must be eight or ten different bird sounds that I’m hearing.

A man coughs across the courtyard. A strange bird, for sure. πŸ˜›

A beautiful bird flies by just a few feet below my window carrying a twig in her beak. She descends to the ground to collect another one. She must be building something.

OKAY.

Let’s make this about being successful in business.

Step 1. Go to where the people are.Β 

I want you to think of the birds we’ve been talking about as people. People in the world that exist; because we know that they do. They’re out there, singing, talking, shouting, flying by all sorts of places at all sorts of times. They’re building things and working.

It’s much easier to access these folks if you put yourself in proximity to them. What that meant for me and the birds was go to the window.

What that means for people and business is: go to the coffee shops, go to the events, go to the parties. Plan and host the parties. Make the phone calls. Send the messages. Use the social media platforms. Show up. If you don’t show up, your business won’t blow up. I guarantee. If you don’t move yourself to a place where you can better access people, you simply won’t be able to reach people.

Side note, I’m closing the window because my allergies are kicking in. It’s been nice, birdies. πŸ˜›

Step 2. Remove the obstacles.

When I moved to the window, I was closer to the birds, but I had several hindrances. One was the sunlight coming in through the pane. One was the screen. One was my own congestion and lack of coffee. Most of these obstacles are not impossible to remove.

It’s the same with business. What is hindering you from reaching people more effectively in your business? Most of the time it’s ourselves.Β “I don’tΒ feel like sending reach-outs today. I don’t feel like posting about business today. I don’t feel like going to this or that event. I don’t feel like taking on rejection. I’m discouraged because my seeds aren’t coming to harvest.”

If any of these sound like you, you are SO in the right place!! It all comes down to removing the obstacles:

Common obstacles that we can remove:

*emotional attachment to the outcome of our reach-out

*expectations of whether or not someone will become a partner, referral or customer

*the me-focused worldview; business shouldn’t be about YOU, it should be about helping others solve a problem/reach a goal ***this one is SO important!!!!!!

*self-doubt and discouragement (I’ll touch on this more shortly)

Step 3. Study your audience.

When I moved closer to the window and camped out for a while, I became aware that there were way more than just one or two birds outside in the trees. There were so many different kinds of birds singing different kinds of songs and performing different tasks.

If I know who’s out there, I can identify their needs. But only if I know who’s out there. Take the time to study who’s out there. Start in your local vicinity, with those close to you. They could literally be right outside your window! Heck, I just got to thinking… I should talk to my neighbors about business! Lol

Everyone is singing a different song. Listen to the tune well so you know who you’re talking to. A cookie-cutter reach-out message is fake. People know when you’re copying and pasting a message to them and everybody else and their brother. When you actually take time to study who you’re reaching out to, you can cater to their actual needs.

Step 4. Know your worth.

If you don’t believe what you have to offer is worth going to the window, you won’t go. If you don’t believe you can enhance others’ lives with your products or services, you won’t take the steps to spread the word. You won’t take the time to study your audience. You won’t even be thinking about your audience at all. At least you shouldn’t be. You should be thinking “what the heck am I doing selling something that I don’t believe in?!”

So STOP. Think of why you’re in your business. Why are you doing it? Are you doing it because you believe that you can help people? That you can change and enhance lives? That you can provide betterment for other people?

Know your worthy. Know your business is worth talking about. It’s worth investing time into. It’s worth telling others about. It’s worth thinking about and pondering and planning for and strategizing.

Now take that knowledge and share it. Share it with the people in your circles. Innermost and outermost. Build a strong customer base and roll with them. Take care of them. Cater to them. LISTEN to them. Hear their needs and deliver them. Change their lives, change their outlook. Change their perspectives.

This is the power that we have in business. This is the power we have as entrepreneurs. We get to change lives.

But we have to be researchers. We have to be observers. We have to sit and wait and watch and listen and hear before we can just jump in.

I feel most loved and care about when someone sees me and knows what I need, and then lovingly communicates that because they care about me. Not when someone word vomits all over me not knowing the place that I come from.

Let’s be loving. Let’s be strategists. Let’s be listeners. Discerners. Go-getters. Passionate. Excited. Let’s be deliverers!!!!!

Ps. If you have balding or thinning hair, dandruff or scalp issues, or want to promote healthy hair growth, shiny, healthy hair etc. please email me at velyoung01@gmail.com!!!

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xxx

V

 

 

Entrepreneur Life

I awoke at 3:00am.

Doesn’t sound too good so far, does it?

Well, I was sick yesterday, you see. A little head cold. I slept a lot. And by 3:00 I was ready to get up.

So get up I did.

hahaha πŸ™‚

I was thinking yesterday about how I feel like I have dyslexia sometimes. I mean, the above statement was to be funny, but I do order my sentences rather strangely a lot. My syntax is all sorts of jacked up.

But even if I do, so be it. God didn’t make a mistake πŸ˜›

So back to the entrepreneur life.

I’m in my bed.

Eating bread.

And butterrrrrrrrr

Just finished my coffee

and now am drinking waterrrrr

Lol I think this post is the product of having too much time on my hands.

Not a bad realization for it only being 7:30am! lol

I just praise God that I’m feeling loads better. Head colds are no fun. But I, as usual, am thankful for my cold. It gave me lots of time to think about love and life and choices. I had some good alone time with my Lord. Jesus, that is. Not Netflix or all the other gods people are worshiping these days.

So that entrepreneur thing. I am gonna do some WORK today. Do some reach-outs, some follow-ups. Some self-development. Maintaining the vision is important to stay motivated because nobody is telling me what to do! I look around the office (my bedroom) and wonder why nobody is doing their job. My eyes rest on the only person in the room to call out: it’s me.

“VELVET GET TO WORK!” I say to myself.

“Hey, take it easy on me, I’m new at this”. hahaha

But for real, guys. Self discipline at home is HARD!

I set my deadlines. I set my goals. I do the work.

But it reallyΒ issssssssss nice to be able to chill at home, do laundry etc., connect with people I haven’t talked to in forever…

I decide when to take breaks. Where I wanna do my work. I might go to the library today. Or to a coffee shop. One thing on my to-do list is to plan another party for the end of this month. Sunday March 29th?

Mmk. I’m going to go for now, and read part of a book on self-development before jumping into IPA’s.

xxx

V

Life is too short

To not do what doesn’t bring you joy!!!!!!

Please find a job that fills you up!

Please don’t say “yes” to everything

Please don’t settle

Please bail out of something if you know that it isn’t right for you, or if it isn’t right for you right now.

Nobody is making you stay.

Nobody except you.

I don’t know about you but I’m done getting in my own way.

It’s time to act.

action: a thing done

Actions are things that we do.

I have a running to-do list in my mind and on my heart that always has boxes that I haven’t checked off yet. I think it’s time to address those boxes.

Boxes, look out. I’ma check you.

I can’t wait to make the satisfying check mark in each box. And then go over it a second time to embolden it.

I can’t wait to plant lots of seeds, and then water them.

I can’t wait to water them again, and again.

And watch little buds pop up through the soil.

I can’t wait for the plants to grow up and start producing fruit, and for the fruit to grow. And then for the fruit to be ready to harvest.

All because I decided to act. To complete an action.

To check off a box.

And if I don’t do it, who will? Who will check off my boxes?

Only I know the answer to that question.

Nobody will.

Because onlyΒ IΒ  can. God designed these items for me specifically.

He designed items for you specifically as well. There are things that onlyΒ you can do.

I’m so serious when I say these next few words:

There is no one like you.

You are unique.

You see the world in a way that nobody else sees the world.

I bet you have check boxes that are left unchecked too.

Go check one off, I dare you πŸ˜‰

Let’s do this. Let’s get stuff DONE!

CHEERS TO ACTING!!!!!!!

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What’s holding you back??

 

V

 

Showing Up

It means SO much to just. Show. Up.

Show up to work.

Show up to a party.

Show up when your friend is feeling down.

Be there.

Be available. Not just physically, but emotionally.

Be consistent.

Show up. It’s hard to show up sometimes.

We don’t alwaysΒ feel like showing up.

Feelings get in the way of a LOT of things.

That’s why in order to have your own business, you’ve got to be able to push past theΒ feelings. Because if you don’tΒ feel like working that day, and your feelings are telling you to stay in bed and don’t pick up your phone, nobody is there to keep you accountable. You aren’t going to get paid.

Not only that, but thoughts of rejection, purposelessness and failure may begin to flood your mind. TBH that probably happens to most of us on a regular basis. But we MUST choose to push past that.

Reaching out to people is a hard task if you are in network marketing. It can be daunting. The possibility of rejection is one out of two. 50%. And the “no”‘s will come. Oh, will they come. This fact makes having a strong mental game all the more important.

It’s all about where you choose to put your focus.

Today, I choose to focus on my blessings and goals: I’ve come a LONG way and still have a long way to go. But it’s the daily choices that we make that our lives consist of. Along the way I choose to remember these things:

  1. It’s a privilege to be able to wake up and work from my house.
  2. Show up daily and success is guaranteed.
  3. Seeds take time to grow; scatter many.
  4. The more rejections, the closer I am to a “yes”.
  5. Trust God and move in faith.

 

So today, I’m going to show up. I’m going to stay positive. I’m going to rise above circumstance and keep my eye on the prize. I’m going to move in faith. Moving is faith in action. It’s time to act.

Do you have a call to action?

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Changes

Exciting changes.

Exciting opportunities!

Wanna be a market partner with me for Monat?? Ask me how and I’ll send you my link!

Network marketing is the way the world is moving… direct sales from the company to YOU… Through someone like me (an influencer!).

I’m super hyped about this experience. There was nothing to lose by signing up. I got a bunch of products that I already love and stand behind 100% and now my job is to tell the world about them so y’all can experience what I’ve been experiencing!

Great hair. Healthy hair. Hair care. The natural root. Vegan. Cruelty-free. Patented. Proven to restore and regenerate hair.

Yuuuuuup.

I’m a little bit scared to have signed up as a market partner, but I have a really good feeling about it.

Have you ever decided to take a leap of faith and sign up for something without knowing what the outcome will be?

Thank you Lord for leading me. Help me to always do things to your glory and for your glory. I love you!

xxx

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