My Journey to Sucess: Day 71

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Case closed

Hey everyone, today is Monday February 5th 2018!

Everything with Yelp is squared away, my bank sent me the $650 and now they are going after them , to get their money back. Smh. Had to call the district on my daughters school because of some foolishness that was going on, that they thought I was going to let go!

#Milestone goals

but anyways, I feel so proud that I finished my first month of being an entrepreneur, and it wasn’t so bad, it was tight, but I made it yall! On a randome side note, I just want to say that I love the person my daughter is becoming, she is definitely a hand full and at times I feel like I cant handle the stress, but then I’m having a bad day and she gives me a word of encouragement, and it sounds like I’m talking to an adult, I’m like, “I like you kid, youre cool”.

I love me some TSF!

My appointment book is looking really dry right now, but you know what, it’s going to fill up. I have been filling myself with the Word, positive messages and a lot of Terri Savelle Foy. This IS my year, and obviously its not going to stop once the year is over, but this is the beginning of a new lifestyle.

I had to cut off a lot of my family members, but it was one of the best things I could have done. If I want to become a more positive person, I have to let go of them. So don’t hold onto people because you think you owe them something. Love them from a distance, and let them go.

But anyhow, I have some things I need to get done before my next client!

See yall soon!

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My Journey to Sucess: Day 67

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Happy one month entreprenuaversary

Hey everyone! Today is February 1st, 2018 and yesterday was my one month anniversary of being an entreprenuer! Yay me!

It was very nerve wracking, I didn’t know where my next client was going to come from each day. I came over to this suite with about 7 to 10 clients, and now little by little I’m growing and growing. I have been able to pay all of my bills with virtually no problem. I’m not saying it was easy, but I work every. Single. Day and I work from 9am to 11pm most days. And I absolutely love it! Obviously I’m tired, but this is my baby, and I have to raise it.

There were days when I would look at my schedule, turn away and look again to see if my eyes were deceiving me, because my schedule was completely empty. But even though it was, I stayed at the shop from open to close, I didn’t care. And honestly, people usually would book last minute, so I would get a notification here, and a notification there and little by little I started to build and build. The amount of stress I had from worrying was counterproductive, but I still pushed forward.

Why is the devil and his minions trying me?

Oh yeah? FPnL right?

Now let’s talk about this past week. I got a fraudulent call from someone pretending to be an employee from FPnL and saying I owe them $495 for my salon suite, and at the time I wasn’t thinking straight, so I started freaking out. Not realizing that FPnL never calls when your late, they send emails and letters in the mail. I started crying and my client was telling me it didn’t sound right. She said I should call the owner, so I did.

He was super upset and ended up calling them back and saying some things I would rather not repeat. But he had my back.

Yelp “advertising”…

Let’s rewind to the beginning of the month. I signed up for Yelp advertising, and it was supposed to be $325 a month.

After two weeks, I saw some shady activity, i.e. fake reviews and fake activity on my page so I called them and cancelled the service before the 30 days. On January 29th, they charged my card $650, and my rent is due today, the 1st. So I immediately called my bank, and they said when the payment posts, they will go after them. So I then called yelp for an explanation, and the first guy I spoke to asked me if I was registered to some business that had absolutely nothing to do with me. Then he put me on hold. So I knew they screwed up and they were looking for an explanation to give me. When he gets back on the phone, he says he’ll give me a call back. So I call again, because it didn’t feel right.

So the second time I call, I spoke to someone else, and he tells me I started my campaign in December, which is a lie because my welcome letter says January 5th. Nice try Yelp, but NO! So he puts me on hold twice, to figure out some lie I’m sure. Anyhow, he calls me back and he says we’ll get in touch when a manager is available. To this day, never got a call back from him. So the first guy I spoke to calls me back super non-chillingly, and says it was an error on their part and then they will refund the money.

And now for the grand finale…. Drumroll please!!!

It’s going to take them 5 to 10 business days, so obviously I wasn’t happy, and I have no respect for this company anymore. And now I’m having a lot of issues with my daughters  school, long story short I had to report them to the district, so I’m probably going to have to switch my daughter out of that school. So yeah, the devil has been busy, but they say when you go through things like this all at once, something amazing is about to happen, and I don’t know what it is, but I’m ready!

You are going to hear me say this a lot, but I used to dream that I would be in the position that I am, 3 years ago, and it feels amzing, I’m only going up from here!

Love you guys,


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My Journey to Sucess: Day 60

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What’s up peepo! It’s January 24, 2018! So I’m in my suite right now, I just did my boss’s wife’s nails and she loved them, plus I got to practice my Spanish with her.

My confidence is about to be tested

So on with the updates. so theres a new nail tech coming to the suite now. At first, I was so happy that I was the only one, and now I have competition. I guess I’m a little worried, because I know my prices are higher than most of the typical  nail salons, and people are looking for quantity (low price) over quality (the time and talent I put into every client).  I was feeling a little insecurev for a moment. But I have to remind myself, there’s enough people out here for all the nail techs, I just have to keep my game up. I have to make sure I’m providing exceptional service and atmosphere with every client.

Slow and steady

I’m having a pretty slow week this week, so I have been praying and praying and talking to God more because now I have to depend on Him more now that my “security blanket” is gone. I was getting too comfortable relying on my job as my provider, instead of seeing my job as a resource that He used to provide for me.

Who do you put your trust in?

Now, I rely soley on him… yay? This is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. I have rent due on the first, rent for the suite due on Saturday, and all these other bills I have coming up, and it doesn’t exactly match up with what I have in my account, I have to rely on faith and faith alone. I believe this journey is going to take me to a new level with God. I’m going to learn how to pray, speak nothing but positivity into my life and stop looking at situations and things with my natural eyes.

But yeah, that’s all for now, I’m off to the gym! Latersssss!

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My Journey to Sucess: Day 57

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Hobbies are important

Hey everyone, just a quick update! Today is January 21, 2018.

Today was awesome! Last night I went out salsa dancing, and I had a great time, I see myself improving more and more each time. Everyone needs to have a hobby that keeps them grounded, keeps their stress level low, and is just pure soul therapy. For me, its dancing. And soon enough, it will be traveling.

In due time

So today was awesome, went to church with my mom, I had two clients, and now I just ate, and am watching a movie. I was talking with my first client Ruba, and I was telling her how overwhelmed with happiness I have since I took a leap of faith. I truly believe, I left at the right time, because everything has been lining up just right. I’m not trying to make you guys think this is some fairytale, I work very very hard. I work 7 days a week from 9 am to sometimes 11pm, even later. But I know that my hard work are seeds for the future of my business. I’m going to say this, until you guys get completely sick of me! 2018 is going to be a great year for me! I am ready for all God has in store for me.

 Well that’s all for now, so I’ll ttys!

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My Journey to Sucess: Day 43

My first week being self-employed

Sup guys! Its Jan 6,2018.This has been an amazing week! For my first week being self-employed! Yesterday I had 4 clients. The day started off with one client booked, and then, throughout the day I had 3 more clients book. The crazy part is, most of them were new clients! Then today, I had 6! 6 appointments! 2 of them were new! I’m so excited!

Signed up for Yelp’s advertising services

Yesterday, I called yelp to set up my yelp account, and this dude Bruno finagled me into getting an advertising program. He told me about this girl he helped, and I messaged her immediately, and we were talking. she told me that most of her clients came from yelp! Spa I buckled down and decided to do it. it’s going to be $325 a month. I’m all about taking a chance if it means I get more clients! So here I am, taking risks and doing well so far, so yeah.

My daughter was helping me too. I’m teaching her how to take videos and pictures of my client’s nails, and how to make posts on Instagram. I noticed she’s less bored when she has something constructive to do. She doesn’t like reading, as much as I do, so this is way more fun for her. I pay her, and I bought her a wallet, so she can earn money, and learn how to deposit it into her own account! She feels so accomplished, this little girl lol

I am very happy at this very moment, I’ll be back another day to rant and rave some more.

P.S. I feel like I’m not as grumpy anymore, and I work 7 days a week and 12-hour days most days. I feel so happy!

Bye guys!


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My Journey to Sucess: Day 40

Sad, sad day

So today was a sad day. I was supposed to go inside, get my paycheck and my Christmas bonus, and walk out. When I get there, they didn’t have my Christmas bonus. So, I call both owners and no one responds, and a lot more happened after that, that I was super disappointed in, but I’m going to leave that alone.

So anyways, I’m very sad and disappointed in their behavior, but more disappointed that I thought that they were nice people. But it’s ok, because there’s a silver lining! I just looked on IG, and I am getting support left and right. I’m excited. I think this new season in my life will be about trusting God. What is God going to be to me this year? My Jehovah Jireh. My provider.

My first client as an entrepreneur

As we speak, I just had someone text me, and she’s on her way. Yael my friend, you are a life saver! I just had my first client of my first week in business by myself. Let’s get it!

 

Sincerely,

a hard-working woman.

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My Journey to sucess: Day 39

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My friend Ashlei

Hey doodz! I’m here in the salon suite, and I just finished a client. My friend Ashlei, who is literally one of my first clients. She has been coming to me since I first started doing nails! I have no idea why either lol I was so terrible! I absolutely love my appointments with her, because she we always have girl talk. She gives awesome but BLUNT advice. Just what I need! She’s always encouraging with a lot of my endeavors, because that’s just the type of person she is.

So, I was on the phone with my accountant Beth, and she is just so knowledgeable about a lot of things, and what’s even better, she answers all my annoying questions! She never makes me feel bad about it either. She is awesome! So, I’m going to be seeing her in a month or so to get all my financial jumble together. I’m so excited. I just have to save all my pennies because now that I have a business, preparing my taxes is not going to cost me $70 anymore. She’s worth every penny.

Walking on eggshells

Now for the scoop on my mom. Sooooooooooo, I still haven’t told her, and tomorrow I’m supposed to be going into my “main” job, and I won’t be! And then I heard her talking to my suite neighbor, and she is going to pass out cards at my salon suite tomorrow. so yeah, I’m supposed to be coming into work at my suite tomorrow, so idk how this is going to work. I’m so scared, idk what to do, but I want to take chances in life. I want to soar! Ya know? I’m so tired of being scared to take chances in life because of what “might” happen. I want to be fearless. So, if she finds out tomorrow, then she finds out, but if not, that would be better for me lol.

My work day

Today was extrememlyyyyyy slow, and I checked my email to see if any clients made an appointment, and no one did. I checked for hours, and still, nothing. Then I checked again and that’s when my friend Ashlei booked! I was so excited you have no idea! So yeah, my goal is to make $800 a week until April. Including my sales from the flip flops and the sugar scrubs and pumice stones! I also want to start adding cuticle oils. But since I quit, my funds have been a little low, so I will only be using that money for bills! And now with this new year coming up, I have a lot of bills that I’m going to have to pay, and sometimes I feel myself becoming very overwhelmed. In the back of my head, I’m like, what did I do? Why am I doing this? Am I an idiot? Maybe the answers to all those questions is yes, but I also know, you can block your blessings by dwelling in too much fear. I MUST learn how to trust God more and know that He is my provider, not the salon I work at.

When I was speaking with my client Kandice yesterday, she also said that if God didn’t give me the ok to leave my job, then it might not work out. But the thing with me is, I’m new in my walk with God, so I don’t even know when He’s talking to me. So, then I was like- “OMG, I’m not sure if He told me to leave!”. So, I’m not sure if I made the right decision guys. All I know is that when I did make that decision, I ended up running into one of the sisters at my church, and she gave me SUCH an encouraging word, her name is Jaime. You ever meet someone and they just exude sweetness? She is a gentle and kind spirited person. But anyhow that’s the position I’m in now.

The promise

But I also made a promise to God and myself, that I would trust Him. I must learn how to put my trust in Him, or I will never have a relationship with Him. Maybe this is supposed to be a part of my journey? I don’t want to be a double minded person. So even though my appointment book has clients here and there, I choose to look into the future. And my future shows me with an appointment book full of clients and a bank account full of money. Especially since the goals this year for my daughter, is that she wants to travel! Sigh.

Well anyways, I’m off!!! Going to go work on this website! And work on the images I want to put on my vision board, for this vision board party I’m going to!

Peace!!!

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Journey to sucess: Day 38

Shhhhhh…..

Hey guys! Sooooo, I’m basically writing this post as my mom sits across from me, not knowing I quit on Saturday. I CANNOT say anything yet, I need to make sure I am successful first. I want to tell her, but I cant, not just yet. so I did one client today, my girl Kandy Kans. She gives me life! She is so no-nonsense lol But anyhow, I received a POWERFUL word from my church yesterday, and boy o’ boy when I say I’m ready for my supernatural abundance, y’all just don’t even know.

Im ready for 2018, I have to do my moms nails now, but i’ll be back either later or tomorrow.

With love,


My Journey to Sucess: Day 36

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So I finally did it. The. Big. It!!!

Hey guys. Sooooooo, I wasn’t planning this, but here goes. I quit my job today. Saturday, December 30, 2017. I didn’t feel like going into work, and I was thinking about the day I had yesterday plus a lot of repetitive things that had been years of things. But I don’t want to focus on that. My bosses are awesome people, but when you have a vision, you have to start making changes, and taking chances. It’s time to move on to the next phase in my life.

The call

My boss actually just called me, she didnt want me to leave and it breaks my heart, but i have to move forward. She told me the door was always open if I wanted to come back, so I definetely almost cried. She sounded so sad, and I was too. I have much respect for the both of them, husband and wife. Transitions and changes suck so bad, but I’m ready. I’m so ready for 2018, and all it has to offer.

See ya later dudes!

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My Journey to Sucess: Day 33

 

Life Update

Well hello there! It’s December 27, 2017.  I’m here in my suite and I’m about to leave, I just finished my nails and I’m tired lol. I have had naked nails for about 3 weeks now lol.  I finally got to bedazzle the soul out of my nails!

So, I called out of work today, to get my hair done, and I feel bad, but I had been walking around looking crazy for too long. I looked like a spinster with 49 cats. So I don’t really have much to say, I just wanted to keep you guys updated on my life and what I’m doing!

Product Update

I just bought some foot scrubbers, and some plastic bags, and I’m going to start selling packages for everyday care. I’m already in the process of making custom made sugar scrub cubes to sell along side the foot buffers. I also want custom make cuticle oils as well. But yeah, that’s it for now. I have been consistently making rent each week , and also meeting new clients, so I’m so ready for 2018. Y’all just don’t even know!

Until next time!