Lately, I've noticed a new trend: people these days are getting paid to be themselves! Its amazing to me to see all the people who have had great success by simply telling their story. This is a wave I definitely can catch. This past weekend made me realize that I am where I am in life because of my personality and loyalty. A few years ago I made a promise to myself that I would always be ME no matter who liked or disliked it, because it feels better to live for you!
Recently, I received a paid offer from a large sponsor who took interest in my content, which took me by surprise. I sometimes forget that I really am doing something special with my brand and people are watching. After a day of meditating and weighing my options, I decided not to accept the offer due to my relationship with another brand. Although it probably would've been a great experience, I chose loyalty instead of royalties because it means more to me and I would expect the same loyalty in return. Little did I know, declining that offer would open the door for a bigger blessing to be sent my way.
A friend of mine who is also embarking on their own journey needed my help and because I believe in their dreams and goals the same way I believe in mine, I did not hesitate to help. Even though I was going out of my way and adding more to my plate, I still wanted to help because of the relationship we shared and my spirit of loyalty. After being of as much assistance as I could, they paid me way more than I would've earned working with the other brand. The crazy part is, I wasn't expecting anything in return. Because of my loyalty, I was given very useful knowledge along with monetary compensation that couldn't have come through at a better time. It seems like every time I have the slightest bit of doubt, I receive some form of confirmation to keep me motivated.
Stay true to yourself and your values, always. There is no better time than now to be yourself!