So that pain I talked about yesterday? It is goooooone.
Yaaaaaay. Thank God.
Then I also got around to packing my hospital bag today. About 75percent sha.
Anyways, I wanted to share today some disappointments I’ve faced this year. You know, sometimes you see the highlights of a person’s life and think they never have to face Goliaths but whosai!!!!
I came into 2017 with such a STRONG WORD – POWER MOVES.
This year I have taken some incredible steps but also suffered some crazy stuff too. BUT I trust Him. I believe ALL THINGS work together for my good.
So I’m supposed to shoot a THIRD TRIMESTER video by next week and I’m just like hmmmm God we have shot FOUR this year and NONE IS OUT.
In January, I started rehearsals for a workout video. Didn’t even know I was pregnant but I did later and continued with the project. It was a 30min long video that covered Aerobics, cardio, strength and Abs complete with warm up and cool down. That video was TOUGH. It involved I and 3 friends. Yawl, it was SOOOOO STRESSFUL. First trimester was EXHAUSTING in an ANNOYING way lol. I didnt even have a help at home.
Bear in mind that I did a PROPER BRIEF of how i wanted the video literally minute by minute. Infact He was impressed by my detailing. Only for me to get that crap.
He re-did BUT not from the original shoot but from the CRAP. WHY? He had lost the original cos his hard drive crashed.
Ok fastforward to May. My friend and I, both pregnant came together to shoot a prenatal video. I was quarter to enter 3rd TRIMESTER and she was about 34weeks.
D-day came and I shot THREE videos. One with my friend which was a combo of Dance and Strength suitable for first to third trimester. The second was a prenatal core-only workout and the third an ARM workout suitable for everyone not just preggos. The last two i shot alone.
All in a day after weeks of rehearsals.
We did retakes till it was PERFECT.
Again, did my briefing right down to the T and project timeline was 15 working days from shoot.
First comes the stories.
Then comes the absolute silence. I called, texted, emailed yet all went unanswered. Had explained it was to be out by my birthday which was also when I planned to launch Saved Fit and Pregnant.
He didn’t even behave like i existed and was trying to reach him. I was DESPERATE. I begged, pleaded, explained. No response. My partner was the one who brought him and he too was ignoring her. Then he would travel at the blink of an eye with his dad.
I WAS DESPERATE.
And each passing day broke my heart more. I didn’t believe someone like that would behave like so.
At some point, I gave up reaching him and so did my friend. My birthday and launch date had passed. Of course even my friend had put to bed. For this project though, we didn’t pay upfront. We was to pay on project completion so even if I say make I vex, forget am, and redo with another, my friend had delivered and I was no longer in T2. And the video had T2 and T3 modifications.
Sent my assistant to the church twice and after all the underg moves, they (my assistant and my partner in the shoot) FINALLY set eyes on him. Bear in mind that my partner had only just delivered and via Cesarean yet we were chasing the brother.
Then comes conversion and MacPro drama. Encryption, not opening on any device, 128gig, Then later 12gig or so but not opening.
Bla bla bla.
We are still on it. I’m emotion free UNTIL I GET MY VIDEO.
Oh one more story, this time not with a video but my App.
So this App project began in October 2016.
Project cost? An arm, leg and uterus.
Project initial duration? 6weeks or so.
Had plans to launch my books January and February 2017.
Who was I kidding?
The back and forth no be here. I trusted the Developers but the delays were unbelievable.
The errors and mistakes? Another level. You fix one and another comes up.
Thankfully the Reader, which is the part yawl get to see was finally ready by MAY but the dashboard, the backend where the work happens was incomplete.
More delays and back and forths.
You fix this and that goes bad.
And so it kept going….
Today as we speak, TWO MORE MAJOR ISSUES have cropped up on the back-end and the Chick takes a week or more to reply my mails.
Today, Aijay and I reached a conclusion on what to do about that.
Good thing is I have almost 100k to balance up TWO WEEKS after the COMPLETION of project. Couldn’t believe when at her last email, she gently reminded me of the balance. Lol.
Didn’t even respond.
So you see why I was asking God if He was sure He wanted me to go ahead and shoot this last video? As i was even arguing about not having extra cash for it, He made a way.
God told me that these videos will last forever even if they didn’t come out in my own timing. Plus the one i am yet to shoot. Who knows if I will have another baby biologically so why not do it now?
I’m like OK.
I think I’m crazy but I trust God.
So there you go…the not-so-glam parts of life. Something my hubs told me has guided and seen me through these seasons.
He said some things are within your sphere of influence…FOCUS ON THOSE.
Leave those outside your control and then when they come under your control, do something about it.
Until then, keep moving forward. Don’t halt your life cos of these.
FOCUS on the good things working.
And by God, a LOT is working and they have my strength and focus.
So that’s it ooo my people.
This Entrepreneurial life will toughen you but you will grow as you obey God.
Oh but my God is soooo soooooo faithful and I TRUST Him with my life.
Plus thank God for my 10,000 teachers who don’t stop sharing their stories with us. I have seen them deal with disappointments and seemingly lost battles but go ahead and win the war.