The Journey of an Edupreneur

Fear is what keeps a lot of us stagnant; I said us, because that includes me as well, I’m not exempt from fear. However, I truly believe that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind”. 

You keep having dreams or visions about a business, starting that one thing you always saw yourself doing, and you can’t seem to figure out why it’s the only thing that keeps you up at night. You don’t understand why it keeps coming to you; it doesn’t care that you don’t have enough money for rent, or that you had a long day at your 9-5, or even if you don’t have the money to get it started, this Vision is beginning to annoy you because your circumstances tell you that’s impossible; you can’t do that right now; your bills won’t pay themselves.

Get. Out. Of. Your. Own. Head

surround yourself with people that pour life into your vision, who push you to at least write that vision down, who encourage you to write a grant proposal, start your blog. It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone believes in something. I believe that I can have the desires of my heart.

Let’s face it, it’s easier to work for someone else; otherwise, we wouldn’t do it. BUT, oh the road less travelled, is so beautiful with all its twists and turns, seasons that come and go, hills that seem never ending. That’s the beauty of birthing your own concept, your own vision. No one will ever love it as much as you, because you gained a different sense of success, your vision broke you down only to build you into a masterpiece.

Well, what if no one supports me, when I am trying to get started.


In reality, they probably won’t. 

—>Be encouraged there are people that have already been assigned to you. Family and friends might be the last to join in those numbers, but understand they may not be able to fully grasp why you are staring fear and failure right in the face, they may not be aware of why you are willing to no longer use limitations as protection. Believe this, they will be watching you from beginning to end, failure to success. 

You have been given the light.. you are a chosen vessel… Let it shine! 

We are in this together.


My journey has just begun.

“If you are defeated in your mind, you are already defeated in your life”-Rev. Thomas E. Benard

Published by Andrea Pickens and Associates, LLC

Greetings: My name is Andrea S. Pickens; I have several years of experience in education and youth development all of which include teaching and leading youth in under-resourced and economically disadvantaged communities. I believe that it is critical to the academic and over success of our youth to have proper academic and social-emotional support. This support is often found in schools and after-school programs that intervene by providing tutoring/enrichment services and are equipped with effective teachers and leaders. My belief is that each child can learn, but not all children learn the same; diversity and equity is crucial to youth development. It is my mission as an educator, entrepreneur, and servant-leader to equip and empower others in youth development and education to reach our youth beyond the secondary classroom. Yours in Education, Andrea S. Pickens, M.Ed

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