Closed Mouths Don't Get Fed

Lately, I've been really benefiting from simply opening my mouth. 
I tend to filter what I tell people about by myself...specifically, my projects, my dreams, my goals. 
I think maybe it's because I have experienced people who nod their heads when they say they get you, but really they don't. 
Otherwise known as dreamkillers.
The doubters. 
The never did nothing so they don't understand someone like me who truly tries to go for it in all aspects of life. 

For example, I have a personal Facebook page and a business Facebook page. 
I never share what I'm doing professionally on my personal page because it seems to me like that Facebook is the land of "visible likes" and secret screenshots. 
So, I would just post an occasional pic of the kids or an occasional selfie but never promoted my multiple streams of creativity. 

Then one day, a few weeks ago, I just had a moment and decided that if I don't tell people that I have a business and a blog then they won't know. 
I'm so brilliant. (sarcasm)
I think maybe  because I've heard a few people say things like "what does she do again?" and "She left her stable job to do what?"
Mind you that these are people that I know. That have access to me outside of Facebook. 
That can literally dial my number and ask me any question they want. 
So I held back. 
Held it in. 
Thinking that networking could take place outside of my "inner" circle. 
Social media wise that is.
Daishiki Dress/Top by Eldior Sodeck via Zuvaa
I think technically it's a top but you know I'm fast! 

Well, a few weeks ago, I simply posted the link to my business site, God's Favorite Surprises and basically wrote, "You know me. Support my business before you support a stranger's."
And guess what, I've gotten a great response every since. That post led to a few people reaching out to me to work with them in some capacity. 
And guess what, it didn't hurt me one bit to do it. 

The moral? 
Actually, there are several...
1. Closed mouths don't get fed. 
2. It's not your business what other people think of you. 
3. Chances are they ain't thinking about you anyway. 
4. Stop having invisible wars. You can have a whole fight with yourself based on what you think might happen and it could all be just your imagination working against you. 

Open your mouth, and watch things move for you. 
Can I get an amen!?!?

*Photos by Lacoste Photography

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