As a Blogger (Fashion Blogger), a lot of people see my life as perfect. WHY? Let me speak from the angle of clothes….. When people (especially people back at home) see the “fine photos” I share featuring those “fine clothes”, they automatically assume that I have it all. Although I am very grateful for where I am, behind the scenes of how I got here is what nobody knows but me……
Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on what I call behind the scene.
Currently, I share a minimum of 3 blogs a week and my vision is to actually blog everyday. Until I am able to do that, I will keep working behind the scene. Allow me go back a little…..
When I launched the Blog and YouTube Videos in March of 2014, I invested in / bought a DSLR (camera), some lights, some storage device and a few other things from my redundancy money to help me kick start my journey. Unfortunately, I didn’t buy a new lap top because I couldn’t pay for it from my budget after doing every other thing + I needed to keep some money away from that redundancy money because I had other plans for it. Fast forward to the 4th of Jan 2017, I walked into a supermarket and bought a brand new MAC I paid for in cash from the money I made from this blog…..
In case you don’t understand what I mean, I mean I kept using my “crap” laptop to vlog and blog and I continued like that till I was able to buy a brand new lap top from the money I made from this blog. As hard as using that crap lap top was for me, I kept working with it, behind the scene and nobody saw it BUT me. However, I knew that for me to be able to pay €1500.00 for a brand new lap top, I had to keep working behind the scene…….The story is longer than this BUT allow me stop here. It would be a story for another day which I would love to share with you real soon.
Before I share that long tale, I would mention that, I had people who constantly told me that my videos always skipped. The editing wasn’t perfect and all that nonsense “naysayers” say to people who try to do something good for themselves; but I shunned all that “nonsense noise” and focused. I am grateful indeed that my production quality is better than ever and it would get better, please God.
You see in life, what we do behind the scenes is what determines what we become. The price we pay behind the scenes is what helps us get to where we want to be in life. Those tears we cry in the night when nobody sees us is our behind the scenes and truly, God sees those tears and He rewards us.
Are you starting out anything? Are you struggling to make ends meet? Are you launching a blog or vlog just like I did 3+ years ago? Are you still thinking of taking that leap of faith to do something good for yourself but are afraid that the quality may not be good? Whatever it is, what you do in front of people is not what would set you up for success but what you do behind the scenes…..
In this 3-minutes video, I shared more on WHY Behind the Scenes is what sets us up for Success. Please Watch…..
If it makes you feel better, I still do not have it all, I am still on the journey of growth BUT I am happy to announce that God has brought me from redundancy to His marvellous light. These days, people who work in jobs they are not happy with consult me to teach them how to thrive online, brands write to me to send me products, businesses wants me to write for them; I was happy to write for a university here in Ireland just 2 weeks ago; working class women fly me out to style them; and many more great things that I will share with you real soon, not to boost but to bring GLORY to our God who rewards the work we do behind the scenes………..
I say these all the time, every time you stop by this blog, I want you to go away with something that would motivate you be it Fashion or Styling TIPS or Motivation as this one. If you haven’t gained anything from this post till this moment, please take these 5 TIPS away:
1, Your ideas are valid and it is not what you do in front of people that moulds you for success but the price you pay behind the scenes.
2, You must be ready to make crazy sacrifices.
3, You MAY loose friends. Almost inevitable. WHY? Not everyone would understand your purpose or would support you.
4, You may not see any results in a short time BUT they will come if you do not go weary in doing good / working hard.
5, Surround yourself with good people who have a purpose and dreams (positive people). If you can’t find any, be your own biggest Cheerleader.
6, You can be a success story.
I want to thank you so much for stopping by today and for learning a little bit of my behind the scene story. I am grateful for your time and for always reading when I share. I celebrate you. I appreciate you. I pray for you that your hustle will pay off in Jesus name. Amen. Yep, I just took you to church, again 🙂
Much Love, Mojisola
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