One day last year I had a conversation with my sister. We discussed Beyonce- her ambition and how she truly works hard. This was before she had a child, she strategically released her videos so that she always had new videos and songs coming out. It doesn’t matter if you looooooove Bey or completely dislike her, you cannot dispute her work ethic. From that discussion, we came up with the phrase “The Beyonce Grind” ie “Girl in the New Year I really gotta get on that Beyonce Grind.” Simply meaning I really was going to and needed to step up in 2012. Of course you hear this ALL the time “New Year, New Me. New Month, New Me. etc” But something about 2012 I just knew I had to change.
In January I made a vision board this week I looked at it and about three times I have “TBG” posted throughout the page. The. Beyonce Grind. As I look back on 2012, I realized I really stepped up to the plate. I had to step out on faith and to be honest, until recently when it came to my business && when it came to teaching and guiding others with fitness advice I had little confidence in myself. Within the last few months I realized I could do it with some advice from a good friend. I got my mind together and just started doing it. I know my stuff, why sit here and consistently doubt MYSELF!? My Friends, my family, people I don’t know… they all support and believe in me, so it was time for me to give myself the most confidence in the world.
In addition to my wavering faith, fear was another little creep trait that kept visiting me. I always reblog this post on tumblr that says “Let your faith be bigger than your fears.” Sometimes fear gets hold of you and affects your faith. OR your faith isn’t there and then fear appears simultaneously. It has taken me a year a FULL 365 days to struggle with the dynamics of fear and faith, accept and grow from them, but every struggle was worth it. The struggle of Jordan vs Jordan is always going to be ever present, but I see where I want to go and there will be nothing or nobody to stop me. Obstacles… what’s up!?
The Beyonce Grind can easily be substituted for the Adrian Peterson Grind. Black Girls Rock Grind. The Big Sean Grind. The ____ organization or person ____ Grind You can decide.When I think of Bey, I see her working smart, I see her balancing time on and time off, I see her using her name to help good causes. I like the way she works. I like the way Adrian Peterson has come back from his injury to have one of his best seasons. I’m no celebrity and I’m not huge fan of celebrities, but for some reason “the Beyonce Grind” sets will with me and it just a little something has helped me get me to the next level.
The Beyonce Grind – helping me….
Get There. 2013