It has been 20 years since I arrived in the U.S. from Kenyan - where did time go? I was 20 years old when I got to Atlanta with no idea how life would unfold. Now at 40 years old, What have I learned?
- The land of milk and honey does provide opportunities for success but nothing is handed to you...you gotta milk the cow AKA work hard for the milk and honey. My 1st job was a cashier at Wendy's making $5.50 [500/=] an hour, but that was just the beginning #StartWhereYouAre #StartWithWhatYouHave.
- Success is relative and should be defined by you and not by society. My definition of success is being happy doing what I love while experiencing freedom - debt freedom, financial freedom and location freedom - ability to serve my clients/work from anywhere in the world #DefineYourSuccess.
- Success requires continued learning/education, breaking away from doing the same ol' things, with the ol’ same people. Growth comes from finding new circles, friends, hiring coaches/mentors, people who inspire + push you to become who you were created to be. It's ok to be a small fish in a big pond. It gives you room to grow into a whale #LevelUp.
- Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff - have fun, laugh, enjoy your journey, protect your space by decreasing negativity, drama, toxic friendships or relationships that do not serve you. Do not worry about what others think or say about you. Focus on you, be intentional about what you want and make it happen - mute all else #GoGet #NoExcuses #StayHungry #StayHumble
Read more about my "Coming to America" story on my website.
Atlanta has been good to me…do I qualify for the title #GeorgiaPeach Even though I don’t like sweet tea, fried chicken, pork rinds, biscuits and gravy, grits, waffles and fried chicken...I'm I the only one still very confused by the words chicken fried steak...?? 🤣🤣
Funny enough, I feel as though the past 20 years were simply a rehearsal, a warm up, a preparation of sorts - my life is just now beginning #selfactualized I'm excited....its #GoTime. Cheers to 20 more 🥂🥂🇱🇷
By Jane Mukami | Jane Mukami, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a Body Transformation Coach. Visit her Blog at iamjanemukami.com.