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How I make it happen in business

August 17, 2016

I don’t make excuses anymore for the things that need to get done. I instead, make things happen. For those who don’t know me one of the things people say about me is that if Kita says she is going to do it….you best believe Kita is going to do it. I don’t wait for the right timing, I don’t wait for permission, I don’t wait for others to give me their opinion. I just do SHAT! I wasn’t always like this as a matter of fact I will tell you a personal story……

When my mother died I was severely depressed. My mother and my grandmother raised me so to lose both of them within 4 months of each other due to separate illnesses I was devastated. I didn’t want to get out of bed. My husband didn’t know what to do with me and he kind of left me alone. You see he had never lost anyone close to him so he didn’t know how to take me or how to comfort me. I became reclusive and into myself. I didn’t go anywhere unless I had too which was normally twice a month….and I only got out of bed because I had a small baby to care for. He was my reason for getting up every day. My hubs and I fought for years because he didn’t understand how someone so smart could just sit around and not go out and make that money. All the pressure for bills fell on him and he was pissed but at that time I didn’t care. I only saw my own sorrow and fed into that. Fast forward to a stranger helping me out of my depression three years later I found that I had wasted my time not making things happen. I made excuses for not using my degree to the fullest. I was always a person of my word but I didn’t make things happen I kind of waited…..and waited……and waited. And pretty soon if you keep waiting you will never get shat done. So here are some habits that I used to make things happen for me when I got out of my depression

  1. Write your ideas down immediately – I had an idea to start a magazine and the next month I started it. I loved my magazine but it wasn’t me so I switched over to a regular lifestyle blog and I wrote down the things I wanted to talk about. Things that were important to me. I am not into fashion so you will never see that, I am not into beauty so you will never see that. I am however into business, food, travel, and parenting. Those are things you will see the most on this site. I am especially into small businesses and making sure they succeed that is what i am about. Anytime a topic comes across my view I always make sure I relate it to my business or what I like to talk about. I am coming out with some mugs later on this year all of my sayings are written down on my wall and its ready to go!
  2. Don’t take yourself seriously – I hate boring drab people. Yes, they win sometimes but they are boring winners. Do you know why Trump is so popular? Because he does funny shat, different shat, he is different. Hillary…is boring and drab. I watched her bring out her Vice President pick and actually fell asleep. *big sigh* I don’t talk about politics often but I must say Trump does outlandish things that make you stop and take a look. Flying in from his helicopter….yeah. Don’t be boring have some life to you, have some spunk. Boring people win but are hardly remembered!
  3. Self deposit into yourself and your business – So most of my social media money goes right back into my business. I do not go out to starbucks or go out shopping with the money I make. I instead put it back into my business so that I can have the tools to make your business the best it can be. I want to make sure my clients have excellent pictures. I take my hard earned money and save for lens that I want to make your pictures look good. It’s no extra cost to you and I don’t go up on my prices just because I got something new. I want to make sure that your hard earned money that you pay me goes into making you look good and that shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Invest in yourself by taking time off. I normally take off during mothers day week, memorial day week, fall break (my kids have a week break in October) and of course for Christmas. I take those breaks to free my mind, get off of social media, I don’t check emails, and I break. I want to come back refreshed and ready to work. Take the time to invest in you or you won’t make it big.
  4. Make personal challenges – So I am doing the Project 365 on a daily basis. I do this on a daily so that I can pick my camera up and take photos, try new shots, document my journey of photography, and most importantly capture something I did each day. I do personal challenges to help me better myself. A personal challenge can come in any form. Maybe you write down something good in your gratitude journal, maybe you do something healthy each day, maybe you spend 10 minutes alone each day, etc. Whatever your personal challenge is do it with everything you have. Set it up to where you will do it and not make any excuses to why it wasn’t done. This will help you in your brand and business. In order to grow and build you have to do things and challenge yourself. When was the last time you challenged yourself?
  5. Be real – This is my most important habit of making things happen. I am real, blunt, and can be a bit too much sometimes. I don’t sugarcoat anything! I think it can be a weakness or a strength depends on how you look at it. If you can be real and candid people will love you. Tell people straight up that you mean business. People will appreciate your frank honesty.
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How I make it happen in business

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    August 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Yes, absolutely I agree with all 5 points especially be yourself, because hearing the same ole stuffy message from people gets super boring real quick.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    August 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I love this post! I think the best tip in here is not to take yourself too seriously. You can be serious about your business, but taking yourself too seriously will only make you miserable and miserable to be around.

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    August 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Writing things down as soon as they come to you is a great tip. I always have a notebook on hand.

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    August 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    These are all really great things to do. I always right down my ideas in a little notebook so I don’t forget them!

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    Chavonne Harvey
    August 22, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Sometimes I notice myself or someone else making excuses and I try to recognize it quickly and fix it because that’s will get us nowhere. I like the idea of putting the money you make back into the business because it’s important if you really want to be a success.

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    Veronica Solomon
    August 22, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I make things happen for sure. It’s second nature at this point

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    Lisa Favre
    August 22, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Love your point about “being real.” Staying true and honest to yourself and others is one of the best recipes to success.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore.com
    August 23, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I always love your tips! I think these are so true not just in business but in every goal we have. Thank you for sharing!

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    August 23, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I love this post so much! I am always getting asked about my business and now I can just refer to this post! Writing things down immediately is key.

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    August 23, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I love all of these tips. Always be real and true to yourself!

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    Lisa Joy Thompson
    August 23, 2016 at 1:27 am

    I love the idea of personal challenges! That’s been the most effective way for me to get stuff done! Each year on my birthday I make a list of things I want to accomplish before my next birthday! It’s helpful to have a list of goals and to make those goals happen!

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    Liz Mays
    August 23, 2016 at 1:59 am

    I think these are great techniques to employ. I really need to start making multiple personal challenges to keep moving forward.

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    August 23, 2016 at 2:15 am

    All very valid points, but I especially agree with writing things down. You always tell yourself you’ll remember what you want to write about, but you’ll forget more often than not.

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    August 23, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Writing down your ideas when you have them is so important. I have found that emailing myself works well for me to go back and look at.

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    Nicole Escat
    August 23, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Brilliant ideas! I agree with these! You must be also a positive person and well-organize.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    August 23, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Making personal changes is a great tip to follow. It may be difficult to get rid of the things you have so gotten used to, but if losing it would equate to success in business, then why not! I enjoyed reading your post. I love blogs written by strong women whose lives are filled with purpose.

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    Amanda Love
    August 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

    These are very good tips when it comes to overcoming you depression. I really think writing is a good therapy! That’s also what I do to lift my spirits!

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    August 23, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Perfect timing. I am going to share this with my husband. He is struggling a bit right now and needs this!

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    August 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Great post! I am always writing things down and keeping a note pad by my side always really helps me! These are some great points!

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    Melissa @ thestatenislandfamily
    August 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

    These are such honest, no nonsense tips that will help anyone who is truly committed to take the first step to invest in themselves and their business goals. You have truly taken lemons and made lemonade. Bravo.

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    Nikki Wayne
    August 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I think being yourself really helps a lot! I like succeeding in my business, these tips are really helpful.

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    August 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    These are great tips. I always try to write things down as soon as I think of them. I have a terrible memory.

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    Candy O
    August 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I absolutely love and agree with your tips. Sometimes I step back and think to myself, “man they trust me with this?” LOL But I love this business and wouldn’t have it any other way.

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    Dawn McAlexander
    August 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I have dealt with depression for most of my life. I know how you must have felt after your mother’s passing. Like you, I have tried to turn that depression into something productive. I try to stay busy and get stuff done. I know that one day it will pay off.

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    Ora Lee Gurr
    August 24, 2016 at 1:48 am

    It sounds like you are finding your new path in life. Stay focused and keep smiling.

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    August 24, 2016 at 1:55 am

    It’s nice to hear the tips behind other people’s success stories. I’ve tried to turn my blog into a business, but I sure wasted a lot of time trying, lol. I gave up and dont’ worry about it now. Kudos to all the business folk who make it!

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    August 24, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    This is so great. I am totally one of those people who has to write things down. Great tips!

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    August 27, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    These are awesome tips! I carry a notebook in my purse at all times so I can write down anything important or any ideas I have.

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    September 14, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Absolutely love this post! The feel I g of you being personable really relates! Keep doing your best, which is great! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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