Happy New Year!!
Let me say that 2017 was such an amazing year! In June 2017, I literally took the leap and launched J. Brooks Boutique. You all showed me such amazing support, and for that, I am truly grateful.
I don’t know if I shared this story with you, but the day I launched J. Brooks Boutique, I thought there would be crickets. I figured all I needed to do was gather the courage to go live with my website and make the jump. I’d been saying for months that J. Brooks Boutique was “coming soon,” so I knew it was time to go for it. I figured I wouldn't get any orders right away, so there would still be plenty of time to fine-tune everything. You know, things like setting up shipping information or how to even how to print out postage labels.
Well, I was wrong. So wrong. I hit the publish button that afternoon on the website, and before I knew it the orders were coming in---sooooo many orders were coming in---and, I had to figure things out as I went along. Whew! What a stressful time for me.
When I launched J. Brooks that day, I wasn’t sure how it was going to do. After all, I was simply a girl who was gifted a sewing and learned to sew via YouTube videos. My new love for sewing and the desire to take it beyond just a hobby inspired the launch of J. Brooks Boutique. My dream to open a boutique flourished into a reality I would have never imagined.
It's 2018 and the launch of my third season is weeks away! I am beyond ecstatic to share this journey with you. In 2018, I really want to share more of the behind-the-scenes. I want to let you all in on how all of this works. I want to share my wins and even my losses. I want you to know I am here and working hard to make the dopest creations for you.
Now before I go, let me ask you this:
Is there something you’ve been wanting to do, but you aren’t sure how to do it or where to start?
I shared my story to let you know that sometimes you won’t have it all together. You’ll have your dreams written down, you’ll keep repeating your prayers in the shower, but you will be too afraid to take the leap. I know it’s scary to make those dreams a reality, but you can do it. I’m sure you can. When you jump, you’ll fly. You’ll strengthen your wings and find your stride. You’ll glide with grace. And, even when you have to stop and rest, you’ll know that you actually took the time to spread your wings and see how far you could go.
Whatever it is you’re planning for 2018, whether it’s a new business idea, starting that podcast, or bringing your sexy back, at this very moment, you have everything you need to get started. So do it. Get started. Go be excellent. Come back and read my blogs. Drink your coffee with a smile. Take the class. Open the salon. Write the book. Build the empire.
I’m rooting for you!
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