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Monday Morning Motivation:
A Look Back To Say Thanks!


Happy Monday everyone! You ever take a moment to stop and think about not just how far you have to go but how far you have come? I did just that the other day. Turns out, I’ve covered quite a bit of territory these last couple of years.


What prompted this was Facebook, the place we all go when we want to waste time and on this day, I’m glad I did.

I was thumbing through some photos and came across some from the Blogging While Brown conference I attended a few years back. It was there I met Andrea Amir of

Andrea was one of three, very impressive women speaking about how to turn your side hustle into a career; the others were Danyelle C. Little of and Jessica Benton of While they gave great information what I came away with most was an incredible sense of empowerment.

At the time, I was at a crossroads. I wasn’t sure what I was doing with my blog but was clear on one fact; for it to be mine, I needed more control of the content and the process. But where would I start? Producing content? Uploading it myself? Taking control of the image of the site? Me? All of that was so confusing and, well, overwhelming.

Andrea, Jess and Dannyelle answered all my questions, gave me their email addresses and have followed through on their word to assist whenever they could. Knowing that helped guide me through some challenging times as the Good Enough Mother brand grew.

The best part? What I  have learned since those first, few tentative steps, has empowered me to take on even more creative ventures. Those women helped me to understand that even if I didn’t have the answers, I was smart enough to find them.

My blog has been a way for me to get back to the discipline I love, but it’s also become a full-fledged, revenue-producing venture. Those women helped me to see I could do it.

So to Andrea, Dannyelle and Jess, thanks ladies.. keep on inspiring and empowering!

Here’s the challenge for you today. Stop for a moment and think about someone who impacted your life or career. Who are they and what did they do? Have you said “Thanks”?  If not, why not?

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