Keep pushing, sis!

I saw a quote on Instagram a few days ago about how you should never stop promoting yourself, even if people feel some type of way about it. Let’s be honest, we’re surrounded by a culture of people who feel as if it’s “lame” to self-promote. Well let them unfollow you, mark you as spam or whatever, but you have to keep marketing yourself. I had to let this one sink in big time. There are times when I’m promoting my business, sometimes posting two or three times a day. Maybe I get one like, and it’s usually my husband! But there are times when I’ve felt like I’m bothering my followers with my posts. Here I am trying to self-promote, build a brand, and build up a solid following, but I’m second-guessing whether or not I should write another status or create another post because I don’t want my followers to be “annoyed.” Does that even make sense?

I’ve seen multiple statuses of some friends on Facebook who actually laugh at people from high school for self-promoting or share memes about how annoying it is to see. Truth is, that only speaks volumes about who they are and how unsatisfied they are with the things that they AREN’T doing in their own lives. Don’t let them define or hinder you in your own journey. Marketing yourself is NEVER spam. The post that you share may not get hundreds of likes, but guess what, someone saw it and that someone can potentially provide you with the connections or visibility that you currently need. Sometimes you may even feel as if the content that you just created wasn’t the best, but you have to post it! Every time you create something, you’re continuously sharpening your skills and improving each time you do so. I have so much content that I have archived because I feel like I could’ve done this or that better or maybe I don’t like how I look in one frame! (HAHAHA) Art is imperfect, subjective, and you improve each time you work on it. Some may not like your content this week, but some will so drop it! You have some people who may unfollow you because they’re tired of seeing your posts. Well, let them go and wish them well. There are ten more people who will follow you in their place.

I want to encourage everyone who has an idea, a business plan, or anything at all that they are holding back to release it. It’s your time to start NOW! Don’t worry about what others will think of you, who will or won’t support you, or the possibility of failure. Failure is just a stop along the way of success. Don’t let anything or anyone hinder you, especially your own self. You will never know how successful you can be unless you actually try. Also, for those of you who have already started your journey, keep promoting and keep pushing! Like your own pictures to show that you support yourself. I used to feel weird about that, but how can we expect anyone to support us if we don’t even support us? MARKET YOURSELF AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! There’s absolutely nothing annoying about that.

While you’re here, follow my business page @BLKWallstreetHTX on Instagram and check out the podcast “The Kulture Report” on iTunes that my husband created. Peace and blessings to all!

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Asia Bradley

Poetry, music, theater, and movies have always intrigued me, and all things artistic live at the core of who I am. I've always kept a composition notebook at my side at all times whether that be for journaling, writing music or writing my ideas. At some point, I realized that what I was searching for to express myself had been there all along in my writing. I hope to inspire and invoke thought into each and every one of my readers. Blessings!

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