It’s a roller coaster. It’s long hours. It’s 6 day work weeks, sometimes 7. It’s more failures than it is successes. It’s trial and error. It’s finding what you love, what you know or what you’re good at and figuring out a way to make a business out of it. It’s a learning curve. And a big one. It’s about adapting. It’s about changes. It’s about learning to appreciate your mistakes.
It’s about love – love for what you are creating. It’s about belief – belief that you can weather the storms, no matter how many of them come at you. It’s about purpose – waking up each morning with a desire to make someone’s life better by what you are building, and not just your own life. It’s about serving others.
It’s persistence. It’s resilience. It’s tweaking. It’s unwavering dedication. It’s hard. …And it’s PERFECT.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Work harder than the most in the 9-5 jobs. Go head to head with the competition. Wait for at least a year before you start making any sort of notable income. Get creative
Get original.
Market yourself
Say something that hasn’t already been said a hundred times over.
Seek out your audience.
Put yourself out there.
Face criticism.
Have people not understand why you do what you do.
Face the scoffs when you tell someone you have to work on a Saturday.
Rearrange your priorities.
Move to somewhere with no distractions.
Change your entire life.
Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.


Author: muahbyalex

I’m Alexandria, a 22 year young, New York based makeup artist making a name for myself in the fashion & beauty industry. I’ve always been the type of person to go after my dreams. I always loved art growing up, and for me makeup became my art. I consider myself a beauty therapist, tea drinking, event coordinating, very quirky, karma believing, yoga practicing, animal lover who adores fashion, nature, traveling and experiencing what life has to offer! I’m very hard working and have even received awards for it! I have raised over 30 thousand for charities including art scholarship funds, and St. Jude Children’s research hospital. I’m here to share my business, makeup tips, skin care advice, fundraising tips & ideas, local businesses and places I love, what really goes on behind the scenes as a makeup artist, my personal experiences & travels, beauty pointers to my clients, brides, friends, family, and any others that are interested in reading! I have tried, tested, succeeded, loved, disliked, and failed many, many products and brands over the past couple years. I will share them all with you, hoping you can enjoy some of the products I obsess and avoid buying some that I haven’t loved. I’m so lucky many of my favorite companies, brands and businesses have contributed to my blog and donated products for myself and others to share and review. <3

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