by Dr. Boyce Watkins
Have you ever thought about owning your own business? Some people say that talking about it and thinking about it aren’t enough. Instead, you’ve got to do something. Even the smallest step in your chosen direction can be the start of a journey that will take you places that you never thought you’d go.
One of the key tenets of the New Paradigm framework is that African Americans must occupy their economic existence by learning the power of entrepreneurship and the creation of alternative streams of revenue. When you own your own sources of economic survival, you are then free to live a life the life that you deserve and to give back to your community in ways that are both forthright and honest. You’ll find that entrepreneurship frees you from the hyper-tension causing stress that many of us feel working in environments that are controlled by other people.
Listen to the story of Shelon Douglas, being interviewed on the show “Entreprenereel,” hosted by Tiara Williams. As you watch the interview, imagine yourself in Shelon’s shoes. Learn from her courage and imagine yourself living a life of financial intelligence and freedom. The key is learning how to create things for ourselves. No more time for eating scraps.
Financial Juneteenth lessons to be learned from this interview:
1) Read and watch the stories of other entrepreneurs so you can learn from their wisdom and their mistakes. You can also gain spiritual energy and learn from the fact that they are just as imperfect as the rest of us.
2) Your path to financial freedom is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. Persistence is the key.
3) Running your own business can make you very, very happy. You can’t put a price on that.
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