Being a Queen isn’t easy. It means that you have responsibilities, and people to take care of. You carry yourself at a high standard, have great expectations, and command respect. A queen may be kind and loving, but most importantly, is a leader. She is a leader in her family and community. Being a queen takes hard work, like getting to the top of your profession, or building your own business. Implementation of lessons learned, strong work ethic, and commitment to the cause, are all traits many great queens have in their possession.
Queen of the south tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who’s forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country’s reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lovers murder.
Next thing you know, you’ll be sucked into Teresa’s story, not only because she’s literally fleeing for her life, but also because there hasn’t been a character quite like her on television before. It’s easy to say that she is a female Walter Whiteof Breaking bad, but their motivations are entirely different. Every male antihero on television is compelled by mostly selfish reasons, especially White, who says he’s cooking meth to help his family but he’s really doing it to feed his own ego.
Teresa, on the other hand, is forced into this situation where she has to be deadly and conniving as a matter of survival. She is the victim of a system where she can only prosper by aligning herself with a man, but that alliance also leads to her destruction. Who can blame her for fighting back? I root for her as an act of defiance against the system that created her. Teresa is the aggressor, but she is also the victim and it’s a fascinating dynamic to watch.
In season 2 episode 11, Teresa remembers the tragic day of her first communion, when she escaped her death for the first time. Her rise from the bottom as an apprentice, to her reign as Queenpin of her own drug empire, took the guts and determination that any successful queen or boss babe must have in order to create the life they want for themselves. Teresa knows her power, makes her own rules and refuses to live any other way than hers.
As an aspiring business owner, I am learning more about myself and what it takes to reign as queen over my goals, responsibilities and set a strong example for my daughter.
Below I’m sharing a few factors that are crucial for Reign in business and entrepreneurship.
Try to live in the moment. Enjoy the journey you’re on without being so focused on the destination, that you fail to remember how you got there. In motherhood, friendships and other close relationships, be there, actually listening, actually engaging in the activity of the moment. It’s easy to drift, think of other things, and get distracted, but make a habit of being fully devoted to each moment, as often as you can.
Do what you say you are going to do. Your reputation in business is so important and can totally make or break relationships. As a parent, being dependable develops an invaluable amount of trust between you and your child.
Give your Best
Always offer your best work. Your best, in time, will become better. Giving your absolute best reaps the greatest rewards.
Know your Worth
Respect yourself, respect your business. Be confident in your abilities and in what you know you can deliver and don’t let anyone shortchange you.
Get Comfortable Saying No
Some things are not worthy of your time. Some things present a conflict. If someone is asking something of you that will hurt you to deliver, don’t be afraid to say no. By saying No to these things, I am helping to protect her future and teaching her boundaries.
Celebrate your Wins
Stop and smell the roses. Throw yourself a party. Take a picture of it. Think about how far you’ve come, remember and celebrate your accomplishments. Doing this helps you to maintain perspective. It also helps to combat those feelings of not being good enough or not being where you want to be.
Have a Plan
Take the time to at least loosely map out what you want to be able to achieve through your business. Work towards it. Re-Ajust the plan as needed. Having a plan keeps you on track and allows you to see you progress as well as goals you still would like to achieve.
Should I watch this movie or skip?
Yes, you should definitely watch this one. It’s ambitious, different and captivating, even if just for the first hour. How the seasons will shape up is anyone’s guess, but if potential was cocaine, this show would have mounds of it piled up on the coffee table.Watch and follow along with Teresa’s reign as queen of her Kingdom on Netflix. I binge watched this series on Netflix but if you do not have the Netflix app, you can download on www.netnaija.com
I can’t wait to hear what you think about Queen of the South!