Blog Posts Poetry

Go Get It

All this talent and no price tag,

all this passion hidden behind dish rags.

You have this whole life to live,

and you’re living like you’re not good enough.

Speak up for what you want,

Tell them what you need,

Stop letting these people walk all over you, please.

It’s too easy to make the steps to where you want be,

but trust me, if you don’t know what you bring to the table, you’ll never truly eat.

So go out, be great, cause you’re more than able

you’re the only one that loses if you don’t bring your plate to the table.

Blog Posts Life

Know Your Worth

Good morning, good afternoon, good whatever time it is that you are reading this. The start of another week is finally upon us so as always, happy Monday. I can’t speak for everybody, but I’m really excited about this week. It’s definitely a super busy week, but honestly, I love to be booked and busy. I just know this is going to be a week full of tests and opportunities. With that being said, there’s really no better week to remind you guys, and myself, to know your worth!

It can be so easy to get comfortable in places that accept you. I’m not just talking about work; you can get comfortable in a specific area, in a relationship, in a mind set, at a pay grade, literally any situation that is accepting can become comfortable. Knowing your worth is knowing when to leave comfort. Being comfortable or feeling secure in a situation that is no longer benefiting you can really become detrimental. The biggest part of knowing your worth, in my opinion, is knowing when to move on.

There are things that are meant to last for life. Things like true love and peace are qualities that we should strive to keep forever. Now that 9-5 that won’t give you a decent raise after all the years and skill you’ve put in; that relationship you’ve been in all this time that’s not producing more than a headache and an occasional good time; that house you’re renting that always has 100 things wrong with it and your landlord is giving you shit about fixing it; those are the kinds of places where you’re apparent comfort is costing more than it’s paying you. Those are the situations where you need to either demand what you’re worth (and settle for NOTHING less) or find a new position for yourself.

There are opportunities meant specifically for you; rooms that your feet are meant to enter, places that your eyes are meant to see, experiences that you’re supposed to live and be a testament for; but you’ll never make it there if you don’t know your worth. People will put limits on you that are less than what you’re worth, and at the expense of comfort, you’ll end up settling for those limitations. Now I’m not saying you should go quit your job if they refuse to give you a raise, I’m not saying you should let your mouth write checks that your ass can’t cash, but you know what you have to offer. You know what you should be getting in return for your work, for your love, for your time. It’s not always a price in dollars and cents, but sometimes it’s as simple as getting around new people in a new environment.

Let this week be good to you. Let this be a week that you really consider what you’re worth and what you’ve been getting. If you find that you’re in a position where you’re not getting a proper return on your investment (whatever you’re investing in that situation) then it’s time to find a situation that better suits you. It may be scary and it may be uncomfortable and it may be outside of your norm, but there are people that are willing to give you everything you want plus some. You just have to know what you want. So make this week the starting point of knowing your worth and not settling for anything less than.

I hope everyone has a great Monday, a great and safe week, a week full of blessings and opportunities. Know your worth this week and have a very happy Monday!