LIFE: New Millennial Entreprenuers- Do They Date or Do They Play?
I’m sorry, I have a conference call at 10A, and I’m meeting 2 Clients between 12P -2P. Maybe some other time.”
I’m using statements very similar frequently these days. Seems like there aren't enough hours in the day. Ok, let’s rewind. A few months ago, I had more than enough time on my hands. Time for Friends, Family, and most importantly FLIRTING. It seemed like the "Healing” process opened up extra spots on my schedule. In the grand scheme of things, I was merely forcing this energy to take precedence over everything else. You work hard for what you desire right? Well love was and has always been the end game for me. As you develop in your process, dating in general is viewed from a unique perspective. Dating was definitely something I craved, but knew I didn't need at the time. As humans, we yearn for other physical flesh. It brings us a strong sense of comfort. No one wants to be alone, and will always prefer having a partner than riding solo dolo.
Over the past few months, I’ve started attacking my vision board. You should too! When you do this. It's important to listen to your inner self. You will hear statements like, “You are a business.”, "Your voice is your revenue driver.”, “Create your platform.” This will instill a very strong fire for SELF. Now as you mature, You will notice SELF becomes a lot more relevant than anyone else. So dating has become more of a task, than a joy. Funny how the tables turn right? Now don’t get me wrong, Love is still consistently on my heart and mind. It literally takes a backseat to building my brand these days though. Yes, it may seem a bit arrogant to decline being entertained. Who am I to tell someone no to dinner and a movie?
(Especially dinner, cus ya’ll know I love to eat LOL)
Building a brand is not easy, Your visions are forever evolving, and if extremely passionate about it, consumes you day in and day out. Take our Content Curator Je’Donn for example. She is never at rest. Continuously, she works to develop and strengthen a safe haven for African American people. Being a Mother and Wife are obviously her priorities, but the balance is what truly defines who she is.
Ideally, the balance of being entrepreneur and maintaining romantic interest requires should be understood between both parties. The modern day entrepreneur enjoy quick meet and greets opposed to long drawn out dates. In addition, they seem to enjoy casual partnership. They will "Play" all day before truly committing.
Settings are pretty important as well. Bookstores, coffee shops VS bars and clubs are things you need to determine. What are you most comfortable in. How does this setting effect your business or brand.
My last date was dinner, and the entire time, I was itching to check email. This had nothing to do with my interest in my date; just so happened to be a weekday and I was extremely busy that week.
There is no wrong or right way to change this, just understanding how you work. Knowing how your system is most comfortable is crucial and will help me adjust accordingly when considering being entertained. Stay devoted to your brand. Our generation is very blessed with how modern things have become. We have so many options of commutations, it’s scary. Learn to find what works for you as an entrepreneur and even if you aren’t one, finding that balance is key to your successful endeavors with love. Be bold with building your empire and be brave with new love.
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