06 January 2009

execution: build your brand.

Back in November, I spoke about needing to pick, choose and deliver to the best of my ability in this Random Thoughts post. Although this was primarily about work, I'm going to apply this in every area of my life, as I've come to realize that life is an extreme challenge. There will be difficult situations, major obstacles and forks in the road that will distract you from reaching your destination. There will be manipulative people that are envious of your accomplishments or people that will succumb to spreading rumors about you because they don’t have what it takes to reach your level. For every personal goal that I’ve tried to accomplish there was always at least one force [thing or person] trying to get in my way. But I looked beyond that. Granted, not everything I started I finished, but I gave it my best while I was active in it.

Now I am making it my business to finish everything I start. I've decided to aggressively pursue my writing career. I've decided to be a better Editor-In-Chief for Mannequin® Magazine and help bring it to fruition, we've waited forever for this one. One of the last investors who was a bit indecisive finally gave in and invested in what may will be one of the most aesthetically pleasing artistic lifestyle magazines to date. Also, the entertainment lawyer on Mannequin® Magazine is running for councilman of Queens, so that will only give us more backing & exposure. While doing that, I've decided to continue to excel in my current position here at the Insurance company so that I can be even more effective in the position above mine - 'cuz I'm taking that one too. I stand out here much and I want to continue building my brand. I've decided to also take this publisher up on his offer to write a book and still be a part of his team while I'm at it. Now, that alone will be a task in itself. But you don't know your capabilities until you try something. I'll start off small like he suggested. The only way to get where you want to be is to do what needs to be done to get there sans procrastination. It really doesn’t matter how long it takes to reach your goal. I'm not about setting time frames. As long as you have determination and motivation to get you there, you're fine. I already executed a lot of actions with regards to my family, my relationship and my friends, so I'm pretty sufficient in those areas in my life. I really have great people in my circle... not everyone is this blessed.

I know I’m equipped to handle just about anything because I am strong minded, experienced enough, independent, assertive and realistic. So if when I begin my journey of choosing and delivering to the best of my ability, this year will be definitely happiness-filled. Hope yours is too.


P.S. - I'm still poppin' e... refer to this post first, then this one after , if you're unsure of what I'm talking about.

12 comments:

Jillian said...

"What you focus on grows. What you concentrate on is what you see more of in your life."
- Robin Sharma

Life truly is all about choice and perspective. You can look at something as an obstacle/set-back or as an opportunity/challenge to learn/grow. What you put out into the universe is what you get back, so I applaud you for putting what you want/will do out there. And you are right, it is as much about the journey as it is the destination. :)

Look forward to your continued success!!

Peggy M. said...

Before I even finished reading your comment Jillian, I was saying it's all about what you put out into the universe. You beat me too it, lol.

But yeah, the Laws of Attraction say it all.

Maybe I should think of money all day errrday......lol

Vegas International said...

GO HARD!

Srod said...

Without distractions there would be no such thing as being focused. Without those obstacles you would not get that feeling of gratification once you overcome it. Without those manipulative people who would you tell to kick rocks?
You are a strong young lady with a lot of hopes, dreams and drive. Knowing you for as long as I have I know that nothing can stop you from going after what you want and deserve.

You got this grasshopper.

Anonymous said...

Like Vegas International said: "GO HARD" lil sis! Anything you put your mind to you can accomplish. We will all be right there cheering you on.

Adina said...

Peggy you are the smartest, most determined individual I know...Your pass the stage of allowing anything prevent you from attaining your goals. I wish you nothing but the best in all you do because your definitely deserving of it!!! I'm glad to have an individual like you within my circle of friends and look forward to sharing all of our achievements together....Keep on making me smile babe!!! I'm beyond proud of you :)

Anjl Marie said...

YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION... HONESTLY THIS WEEK ITS BEEN SUPER FRUSTRATING FOR ME BUT READING THIS IT GAVE ME ENCOURAGEMENT TO KEEP GOING WITH MY GOALS

THANKS AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE OF THE MAGAZINE

a.janiane said...

I see you're very determined!..and that really inspires others, especially me. My ultimate goal is to become editor in chief of a magazine.

Peggy M. said...

I appreciate every single one of these comments... I didn't know my post had such an inspirational tone to it...

You guys are the best. Only makes me wanna go harder!

MS. NAOMiE said...

"The only way to get where you want to be is to do what needs to be done to get there sans procrastination."

honestly this is something that i really needed to hear. seeing as i'm such a procrastinator. i will think about this quote every semester until i FINALLY graduate college!

thanks you!

Brothers Blog said...

Great words of inspiration and motivation! Keep doing your thing.

Peggy M. said...

MS. NAOMiE... I think we are all procastinators to an extent... I think it's pretty hard to cut that out instantly, but working towards it is enough progress. Good luck!


BB ... thanks hon =)