Natasha Editor
Natasha Editor
The Archives

The Three Things You Should Do To Capture The Next Great Moment In Your Life

If I could tell a future entrepreneur to tape a mantra to their mirror this would be it – even when you’re winning. Prepare for your next great moment.

The Three Things You Should Do To Capture The Next Great Moment In Your Life - Lioness MagazineMoments. Our life is a string of them bound together in the story of our existence. If you could physically hold it in your hand, I imagine it would loop together like the lemniscate, the figure-eight shaped symbol for infinity. No beginning, no ending, just a constant loop of moments intertwined from our birth until our death and back again.

When I was in my late teens and flipping through a magazine, Glamour or Cosmopolitan, I can’t remember which, I remember they had featured a bunch of professional women and one had stuck out to me. I don’t recall her name or what she did for a living, but I do remember her age. She was 34 years old.

Life can feel so long when you’re young, and I sat there and thought, “I wonder what I’ll be doing when I’m 34.” It seemed so far off and I had so many dreams and I didn’t know if any of them would come true. But I was hungry for life and with ambition and believed, truly believed, that anything was possible.

In 2014, when we launched and I left a secure job that I enjoyed to step out into the unknown world of startups, I was excited and exposed. I had never felt so naked in front of the world as I did then. I was either embarking on something of sheer brilliance or I was going to fail miserably in front of a lot of people. For me, it was black and white. Then my birthday arrived that August, and I had another moment. One of those out-of-body experiences when your infinity loop overlaps with another moment and it feels like the world has stopped spinning and for a second, just a second, you have the kind of clarity that allows you to see behind the veil and how all the steps you took – those that led you off and back on your path – brought you to where you currently stand.

I was turning 34 and in that moment, I remembered wondering where I’d be and today I could say unequivocally, “here,” at Lioness. By launching, I was creating. I was taking my destiny in my own hands. I was leaping. And though I was doing those things with fear, I wasn’t letting fear immobilize me. There are three things that I’ve always known how to do well: ask for help, hustle and work with tomorrow in mind. In fact, if I could tell a future entrepreneur to tape a mantra to their mirror to reenergize them each day, that would be it. Keep doing those three things every single day – even when you’d rather stay in bed, even when you’re winning. One day you’ll look up and you’ll be there, in that moment, in that place you always wanted to be.

This month, we’re talking to female entrepreneurs about their launch moment. How did they pull off taking an idea and turning it into a successful business? We ask a beauty CEO, a gourmet baker and BFFs launching a juice company. We’re also giving you a guide on startup basics. Everything you need to know about venture capital, leadership and blueprinting your startup via The Business Model Canvas. So, click around and stay a while. We’re here to help you achieve your startup dreams and be a part of the next great moment in your life.

Until next time,

Unleash the Lioness within and ROCK the day.

Natasha ♥

About the author

Natasha Zena

Around age eight Natasha Zena was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do. She is the co-founder of Lioness, the go-to news source for everything female entrepreneur. Natasha was recognized as an emerging leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. She has mentored women entrepreneurs and moderated panels at a number of national accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences such as The Lean Startup Conference, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Women Empower Expo and Smart Cities Connect. Natasha is also the author of the popular whitepaper, "How To Close The Gender Gap In Startup Land By 2021." In her spare time, she writes short fiction and hangs out with her son, Shaun.


Click here to post a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Check for errors 160x600 1