How My Impulsiveness got me into Entrepreneurship

If you are reading this then that tells me one of two things; one you are trying to figure out how can impulsive behavior help anyone get into business or two you are impulsive like me and want to know how you can use it to help you get into business. I am glad you are here to learn how to take a negative and turn it into a positive.

First, there really isn’t anything “wrong” with being impulsive; it just depends on what you do when you are having a moment. For example, it may not be the best idea to quit your job when you don’t have any money saved up and when your family is already paying most of your bills. Something I did often while in college. Compared to being impulsive and ordering a 5lb bag of shea butter to start making body butters, styling creams, and so forth while also signing up to sell Cherish Pads. See how one impulse decision has a more positive outcome compared to the other one? How money makes you money while the other can cause you to stress once that impulse high comes down?

As previously stated there isn’t necessarily something wrong with being impulsive but more so what kind of impulsive decisions are you making? For years I have wanted to get into entrepreneurship yet I let fear hold me back. I use to believe that I couldn’t do it for this reason and for that reason. The same fear that would stop me from going into business for myself did not stop me from quitting many jobs in my youth. I had no issue jumping from job to job yet I was scared to invest in myself? Well now that doesn’t make much sense now does it? So I used my impulsive behavior to purchase that big bag of shea butter and I signed up to distribute Cherish pads (an MLM, read why I decided to sign up for one here).

I must say that it feels great making such an impromptu decision where the consequences are not so long lasting. If you are wondering what I mean; I basically signed up for Cherish pads without budgeting it out first. I knew I had the money to pay for the products and I no longer could afford not to just do it! There were plenty of signs telling me to sign up for it, I had friends reaching out to me about what moon cycle product should they use. I didn’t want to be a fraud and not have something natural to offer them. Luckily for me I get/got paid the following week so I only had to thug it out for one week on life expenses. Shout out to my partner for holding me down during these moments lol love you king!

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Tell me about a time where you used your impulsive behavior to push you forward? How did it turn out? How do you keep yourself from back tracking into negative impulsive behavior?

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  1. Tisha

    September 13, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    This post definitely inspired me! I make my best decisions when I’m feeling impulsive and despite knowing this I’m always trying to reign in my ‘impulsiveness’. It’s so important that you mentioned that being impulsive isn’t a bad thing- definitely something I needed to hear! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Ollie

      September 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      YAS!! The goal is to inspire others! I am touched that you were inspired by my post goddess! I do believe all of my best decisions were made when I just went with that gut feeling! I also made some of my biggest learning decisions that way too (I don’t believe in mistakes). Everything can be used as a strength when used properly! Thank you for reading!

  2. Portia

    September 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    So sounds like me as well. Great read on how to go with the right impulses.

    1. Ollie

      September 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      I think we all have a little bit of impulsiveness in us! I mean retail therapy is a real thing lol! Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Stephanie Jeannot

    September 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I was an impulsive smoker. I had to have a cigarette every forty five minutes to the point that I would time it. I knew I needed to change it and so I changed to gum and put the cigarettes down. Now every forty five minutes on impulse, I stuff my mouth with a new fresh piece of gum. Smh! But I quit smoking. Yeah me. 🙂

    1. Ollie

      September 13, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      I understand the smoker struggle all too well! I was more of habitual smoker, had to smoke in the car ride, had to smoke after eating, before bed, etc..! I haven’t replaced it with any other habits (at least none that I am aware of) but I did quit! How many days has it been for you?

  4. Vany

    September 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    God, I’m super impulsive. Most things I’ve done in life is a result of that. Even my blog is a result of my impulsiveness. I must say, it has been the best impulse decision so far.

  5. Laura Charles

    September 14, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I must say, I absolutely agree with you. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from my mom who is an amazing entrepreneur is that you must be willing to take risks. So when I get to urge to do something I go with my gut feelings. If anything you can always learn from your failures.

    1. Ollie

      September 14, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Yes!! High risk, high rewards! My mom has always told me to listen to my intuition, if it tells me to do something just go with it. I have realized that there are no failures in life but that there are only lessons to be learned.

  6. Shakita

    September 14, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I’m an impulsive shopper. I am always justify by saying “Oh I can wear this in an outfit post.” Blogger probs lol

    1. Ollie

      September 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

      I am telling you! I have a love hate relationship with retail therapy myself! I have a closet full of clothes that still have the tags and I swear I don’t have anything to wear lol

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