WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT 100 DOLLARS, 1000 TIMES. HAVE YOU EVER HAD $100 BEFORE? MORE THAN LIKELY, THE ANSWER IS YES. DON’T YOU THINK YOU CAN SAVE 100 DOLLARS, 1000 TIMES? WELL, IT’S JUST THAT SIMPLE—$100,000! THAT IS ENOUGH MONEY TO JUMP START ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE. HAS YOUR BACK EVER BEEN AGAINST THE WALL, AND YOU HAD TO COME UP WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY IN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME? THEN WHY NOT TAKE THAT SAME PRESSURE AND APPLY IT TO WHATEVER GOALS YOU ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH FOR YOURSELF? WHY WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE NO CHOICES BUT TO MAKE IT WORK; AND THEN FIND YOURSELF COMING UP WITH A MILLION EXCUSES WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO REACH $100K?!
The reason i came up with 100 DOLLARS, 1000 TIMES is because I lost EVERYTHING. I wasn’t being responsible with my money. Paying bills on time is something I would never do. You name it; I bought it. I was trying my best to cover up all the insecurities inside.
Baltimore Gas & Electric would come to my salon to cut my services off. I even had to go and apply for an extension on being evicted from my “dream home.” All the while, I was known publicly for being “all that”—materialistically.
Until one day i woke up and was tired of everything. Especially, myself and the woman I was becoming. I was so used to running with my “dope boy” boyfriend, being responsible was the least of my worries. I looked at myself in the mirror that day and said, ‘Look at you! You are pathetic! I can see right through you. GET YOURSELF TOGETHER!’ And that’s exactly what I did.
I called everyone I owed money and came up with payment plans. I went to work, booked clients and stayed every night until each one was done.
That’s when I said to myself: 100 DOLLARS, 1000 TIMES. I decided I am going to do this and was so pumped about it. I’ve always loved a challenge, so I just stuck to it. During this same time, people were talking bad about me; yet, I was still saving my money. All my business was in the street but I had already faced my own demons, so I didn’t care. I just kept stacking. I said to myself, ‘Keep talking, I got y’all!’ I just kept working, saving and reading.
I cut some people off and spent more time reading. I devoted my time to people who had the same interests as me and saved more money.
I was so committed that God started opening all kinds of doors for me. To be honest, without God, my daughter, Day Day, and you, my “Dolls”, I would have never made it this far. Everything in my life has fallen into place. My financial situation is better than ever now and I want to share it with YOU. I hope that you learn my story, take what I did and do it!
Stay committed. Pray to God. Face your demons and let’s DO IT! If I can do it, so can you.
- XOXO APRIL