In this episode of the Marquetta Breslin Live, we talked about how the US seized a Chinese shipment of nearly 13 tons of wigs and other human hair products suspected of being produced by forced labor in Xinjiang. Federal law prohibits this kind of activityr. Read the full article here.
There have been tons of stylists who have been effected by this shortage of wigs, and other hair products. In this episode we also took lots of questions.
The first question asks about how social media turns out to be more damaging than helpful. It is effortless to watch what other people are doing and then trying to fit with that same ideology. Anything you watch on social media does not necessarily apply to you. Sometimes you must take a step back and focus on your work.
You should not sacrifice yourself for recognition on social media since you need to be an example to other generations. Things need to be done the right way; more specifically, you need to build real trust with people.
The second question asked in this episode is how someone can produce multiple streams of income. The first step is figuring out how you want to make money. This would be the core of your income. Starting with anything you are passionate about and love, but understand that you do not need passion or love to make money. Some people need to feed their families with whatever income they can get.
From this core income, you should build “symbiotic relationships.” In other words, expanding your business or adding a business with your core income has some type of relation.
The momentum you have on your core income must be used in other business as well. Having two different companies or jobs will not help you. It's very common to see people lose focus on their core income and then getting burn out. You should continue doing what is in your direction and ignore anything outside your lane. You do not know which destinies will cross in your way and connect with you, so you must push past the “people have already done it” ideology.
In this video we also talk about the foundation that has held our business throughout 17 years. Praying is crucial, especially in a married couple, asking God to lead and give you peace during the lead. Secondly, he adds that you must care about your business. It would be best if you had a passion for being able to work without getting burn out. Communication is critical in both a business and a relationship since sometimes, you must say what you like and dislike.
Our business started with the grace of God. Fortunately, Ricky introduced repetitive ideas, such as teaching other people how to braid. I accepted the idea, and Ricky hired a film producer. That is why I know that God gave her this gift, packed up, and prepared.
We consider this business a treasure, and how we are very thankful to every individual that has supported our business, even if they have not bought something. We are grateful to be able to inspire others.