My Story from Broke to Multi-Millionaire Entrepreneur

My Story from Broke to Multi-Millionaire Entrepreneur


Tiffany Carter: Hey, everyone. Thanks for watching Project Me TV. I’m Tiffany Carter. Today I have a little story for you. It’s pretty personal but I feel it’s really
important to share so maybe some of you who are watching might be in this zone and you
can do something to course correct. I wish, surely, I had someone to course correct
me but I might not have listened to be honest with you. Here’s the thing. I tend to overwork. I have like that driving personality. I have that workaholic kind of vibe to me
and it’s just almost my way of even avoiding things in life. Some people drink, some people overeat. I tend to hide and work which isn’t healthy
either. Tiffany Carter: What I did, especially when
I got into entrepreneurship 11 years ago, right? That just made an even more of a perfect excuse
for me. “Oh, I’m an entrepreneur and entrepreneurs
work all the time and we have to work all the time.” It just even fueled that whole tendency of
mine to go right to work in order to hide out, to not think about other things, to numb
out, to always be busy so I never was alone with my thoughts. I just kept going and going and going and
going and even when I kept getting sick, I would get reoccurring sinus infections every
five weeks. Instead of going, “Hey, Tiff. Maybe something’s up here? Something’s off in your life? There’s balance off.” I didn’t want to listen to that sign because
I was not comfortable in slowing down. Tiffany Carter: I also had this belief that
in order to be successful, I had to keep going, keep going, keep going, keep going cause that
was what I was taught in childhood watching my mom as an entrepreneur. That’s also what she literally told me. I just kept going, kept going. I was terrified if I stopped, I’d end up broke
and in a tent. Seriously. That’s what I thought. All these little signs that came in, being
sick, being tired all the time, canceling on friends and family all the time for doing
things. Not being able to like go on like … Go to
cool concerts or different outings because I was just so burnt out and I was the person
who always walked around and I was like, “I’m exhausted. I’m exhausted.” I was that person but I didn’t want to see
it. Tiffany Carter: My point in telling you guys
all this is going that hard for that long isn’t sustainable. It’s not sustainable no matter what profession
you’re in. You see a lot of celebrities and musicians
end up burning out, in fact ending up passing away, because they just keep burning the candle,
burning the candle and going. We, as humans, aren’t meant to just keep hard
charging and going and going and going. By the way, it’s not necessary to be successful. If you want sustained success, sustained happiness
over time, you have to have a balance. Things might look really hot and really amazing
for five years of hard charging but you are going to pay a price like I did. Tiffany Carter: I almost lost it all because
I lost my health. I actually developed a condition without getting
too medical on you guys, I developed a condition really from my adrenal glands shutting down
because I was pumping out so much cortisol, which is a stress hormone, in order to keep
going and then I would have more caffeine and then I’d have wine at night and then I’d
have sugar and it was just like pure madness to keep going and my body said enough’s enough. I ended up, and I’m not exaggerating, eight
to nine months where I could not get off my couch. I couldn’t even go to the grocery store. It was very hard for me to even shower. I had to hold on to the wall of the shower
and I almost lost my seven figure business that I worked my ass off to build because
I had nothing left in the tank. I couldn’t even rev it up to go. There was no amount of caffeine, alcohol,
sugar, exercise. There was no pill and I even tried that, too. Prescription pills to get me going again. Tiffany Carter: What was required was for
me to stop, rest incessantly. I’m talking like 20 hours a day and regroup
and reformat my entire way of being and my way of doing everything. The reason I’m telling you guys this now is
if you’re starting to get those signs of extreme fatigue, brain fog, getting sick all the time. Kind of being like grouchy, resentful of your
work, resentful of things you once loved, that’s a sign you’re headed to burn out and
I’m telling you, the smartest thing you can do is stop and regroup and change things before
you get to a point of no return almost. Tiffany Carter: I was at a point of almost
no return. Thank God I’ve healed but I think I also have
healed in order to share this message with you and fellow people who are wired similarly
to me. If you guys have any question about burn out
or any of the stuff you’re feeling right now, please, please comment below so I can help
guide you and support you along the way. There is a better way. You don’t have to work like this or grind
yourself into the ground. I promise you. All right. I’ll talk to you guys soon. Bye.

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