Have you ever heard a phrase that just changed your life? Like you read it somewhere or heard someone say and all of a sudden it just reasonates within you and changes the mindset of so many things you have thought for your life? Recently I had the opportunity to speak on a panel about my experinece and what has helped me shape my brand Eating with Erica. The people on this panel were absolutely amazing, but I have to admit a secret- I felt really uncomfortable in my own skin. Keep reading for a few phrases to help change your life – as they have helped me change my life and build my brand all while becoming more comfortable in my own skin!
Lets be honest – there is NOTHING bettwe than being comfortable in your own skin, right? I have always listened to the phrase “When you look good, you feel good”. Which to be honest has been something that reasonates with me always when I am nervous or feeling a bit overwhelmed when it comes to things like speaking on a panel. You see for me one of the things that make me feel good is to wear dresses. For some a solid pant suit is a power move, but for me I absoutely feel my best and most comfortable when I am wearing dresses.
I am OBSESSED with this dress (sadly it is sold out and no longer available), but here is a similar style/ different color – HERE and HERE! From the rich burgundy color to the cut and way it fits the body – this dress scream POWER dress for me the way a power suit does for others. It allows me to feel both powerful and feminine all at once. I wore if for my panel and while I was originally feeling uneasy and nervous being on stage with these great like-minded business people – once I took the stage and felt great in my dress my worries and fears drifted away.
On the panel I spoke about how and what I have done to shape my business/brand Eating with Erica to make it so successful and continuing to grow and thrive. You see being a entreprenuer is HARD.
It’s tough. Literally if someone tells you it is easy – RUN cause they are lying!
While it takes a TON of trial and error , and ALOT of time – I truly believe that if you have faith in your vision you will be able to see the bigger picture through trials and tribulation. For me there have been 5 phrases (plus 2 bonus phrases) that have helped me shape my life and mindset when it comes to building my brand and growing Eating with Erica.
These are 5 phrases to help change your life, but have also made a massive difference in my life and brand!
// If you’re planning for tomorrow you’re already behind! // This phrase to m has helped me in so many ways especially as a business owner. In business you have to be able to predict the future so it is always best for success purposes to think at least 3 months + in advance! Thinking of just one day ahead – leaves you so far behind in terms of future business plans and goals. You alway gotta think in the future- not saying you can’t take it day by day but you need to have a plan/goal that is months or more in advance!
// Change the tire and drive the car! // This phrase to me is if something isnt working (the tire) you ned to change it and get moving. Things that aren’t working can be a few things: it can be your mindset, your productivity, your systems in place, etc- either way if it isn’t working = CHANGE IT and get in teh drivers seat (your goal or business) and drive!
// You don’t know it all even when you do. // As an entreprenuer there is always something to learn. Building a brand and business is hard, and even when you think you know everything – more technology, trends, etc come along. So you always have to be open to learn and never stop even when you think you know it all.
// Swallow your ego it’s fat free! // Let’s be honest- even the best of us have had egos at times. Sometimes it is hard to admit and swallow our pride/ego but honestly when it comes to being an entreprenuer – you need to.
// Great things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. // So this phrase is one of those ones that made me realize sometimes you have to be first in order to not be last. Meaning if you don’t hustle for what you want to achieve sometimes – you will be left behind or be last to achieve what you worked hard for.
And a few bonus phrases…
// A big business starts small! // This is so true. Every single business (even Amazon) has started as a small company that was a vision within one or a few people. Just because you might be small for a while – it doesn’t mean you won’t become a BIG business soon when your vision finally comes to fruition.
// The time will pass anyway; so we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use! // So this phrase took a while for me to actually put to use. Since 2020 time has signifigantly passed faster and faster with each month- that it took a minute for me to realize that instead of dreaming it do it. Like they say – saying something you will do in 6 months by the time those 6 months pass you would have already been there or surpsassed your goal. So instead of waiting to do it – JUST DO IT (like Nike says).
So there you have it 5 phrases that helped change my life (plus 2 bonus ones that I found recently). From working hard and changing your mindset to being comfortable in your own skin- being an entreprenuer is hard and tough. These 5 phases helped change my mindet, they helped me work harder and smarter and have also helped me build and continue to build my brand with each day that passes! Remember, these phrases are meant to inspire and guide you. You can incorporate them into your daily life and mindset, and see how they can positively impact your journey!
Do you have any phrases that have helped changed your life? If so let me know in the comments below…