Trust When Things DO NOT Work Out

Trust When Things DO NOT Work Out

| Kahdija Imari
Yesterday, I listened to a live video call by Ronne Brown.
 
She is an entrepreneur and mentor that I have recently begun following so I can be fed with encouragement through relatability and have real talks about entrepreneurship through her authentic and transparent conversations.
 
Yesterday she said something so simple, yet so profound and honestly difficult to live.
 
She said that we all need to "trust when things do not work out."
 
I don't know what's going through your head right now after reading that statement...
 
But when I first heard her say it, my mind went completely blank and my head turned into the mushroom cloud from the mind-blown emoji. 😅
 
It was a serious reckoning sort of moment.
 
Then she proceeded to explain that I literally have a choice to stay in my current situation and learn from it... or run from it...
 

Let me break that down in an example..

  • I may not like my current job...
  • I may dislike the duties I need to execute...
  • Or the type of people I have to work with...

It is because I feel this way that I may start doing things that don't pertain to work, while at work.

Then, at some point, I decide I've had enough and I leave that job.
 

Here's the question though...

  • What did I learn at that job?
  • What did I learn about myself?
  • What did I learn about other people?
  • What new skillset did I develop?
  • What new mindset did I develop?
  • What new perspective did I learn existed and accept it as a reality?
  • What did I learn while I was at that job?...

By quitting that job, I very well may have effectively said...

  • I want to stay the same...
  • I am not willing to learn anything or grow in any aspect...
  • I am not willing to do anything except what I want to do...
    I think it's so interesting that we do these things but we conveniently forget that we went to the leaders of that company and asked them if we could do some of their work in exchange for money.
     
    We literally convinced (in the interview) and agreed (by accepting the job) to do the work they assign us to do!
     

    But once we get to doing said work...

    • We realize it's not as glamorous...
    • Easy...
    • Or maybe isn't worth the few coins we're getting in exchange...
    What Ronne was trying to tell me and everyone else that was listening, is this...
     
    Nothing will ever be as perfect as we want or expect it should be. So, commit to learning the lesson you need to learn in those moments.
     
    There is more than likely something that you could be doing better...
     
    Something that I can be doing better at my current job that I don't feel passionate about...
     
    But just because I don't feel passionate about some aspect of the job, doesn't mean I can't learn how to do that part of my job to the best of my ability at the moment they need me to do it.
     
    Many small business owners, like myself, are looking up to Ronne for inspiration and as an ideal goal marker (i.e. I want to be successful like Ronne). But the ideal goal marker is not always as ideal, glamourous, easy, or maybe we will feel it is above all the coins we expect to get in that phase of life.
     
    In laymen's terms, if you fuss about cleaning a toilet now, while you work for someone else, you may not be developing the skills necessary to grow your business.
     
    Ronne eluded to sometimes doing her CEO duties and sometimes
     
    • Someone forgot to clean the toilet, so she cleans it... 
    • Someone may not know how to fix something, so she teaches the staff...
    • Orders need to be shipped...
    • Paperwork needs to be filed...
    • and on...
    • and on...
    • and on...
    • because she knows exactly how to do each job and is willing to do each job without complaint, no matter how much she doesn't prefer that particular job over being the CEO of her company
     
    She even brought up the fact that if she was not able to humble herself enough to do the dirty or unwanted jobs when she worked for others, she would not be as successful as she is today.
     
    So my new understanding of her as a CEO, is that she is in a mindset and walks through life in a way that says she understands how ALL of the jobs are NECESSARY to help keep the business thriving and is willing to fill in where needed when needed.
     
    "You haven't done other people's jobs until you start working for yourself. When you become a successful business owner, you will be doing it all." - Ronne Brown
     
    What was my ultimate takeaway from her message?
     
    Every single thing I am going through in life right now has a purpose and a lesson whether I want to be in that situation or not. My real job is to stay planted and learn what I'm supposed to learn in this season.
     
    To all the small business owners out there...
     
    If you want a thriving business you must do the unwanted jobs.

     

     
    📷 :: Photos were screenshot during the Instagram live with Ronne Brown
     
    🎞 :: Watch the playback of Ronne's IG live by clicking here.
    Tags: Reflections