I am often asked how I had the courage or knew it was the right time to step away from my FT career into the life of a new business owner without a consistent pay-cheque or 100% confidence that it would work out the way I want it to.
My answer: when you are clear on what your Values and Passions are in life, it takes more effort to live and work for someone's dream versus taking the chance on your own Dreams and Purpose in life.
Each day I am presented with a blank slate of opportunity and it is completely up to me to make the most of it. I am constantly looking for new ways to coach myself, new things to learn and try, and connections I can make with each person I come across in my day. I am open and ready to take chances that are presented to me, and I know what direction I need to go because I set intentions, goals, and actions daily to keep my mind focused and clear on what I am creating for my life and the life of those who have sought out my support.
I have a goal of where I want to be one year from today, but because I actively embrace a Growth Mindset and spend time daily reflecting on the pursuit of Effort and Surrender in all my actions, I am not attached to one outcome or a certain result, and I am getting better and better at going with the flow and allowing the Universe to push and pull me in different directions. I see every moment as an opportunity to grow, connect, and let-go. I push for what I want and surround myself with like-minded people, but I allow the bumps and bruises to teach me important lessons and strengthen my resilience and resolve.
There's no right or wrong way to pursue your own path and create the life you desire. It changes daily and you will change and grow daily as well. The important piece of this puzzle is to be consistent, try things out and reflect and ask for feedback, knowing that you always have something to learn from your own insight and the insight of others. Stay humble, ego-less, and thirsty for creating a life that is unique, purposeful, and fulfilling to you.
Setting goals daily/weekly and then breaking them down into tangible actions with by-whens to hold you accountable, is a great way to stay focused and track your progress. Absolutely everything worth striving for in life will take hard work and dedication. But if you are striving for the best life you can possibly live in alignment with your Values and Passions, it won't feel the same as other work. It will feed you, light you up, connect you with other passionate people, and bring you onto a wavelength of living that is incomparable to the mundane daily grind of living a life out of balance.
So get things in motion by figuring out 2 or 3 things you can do over the next 5 days that will get the ball-rolling. Who do you need to connect with? What changes do you need to make? What do you need to research? What support do you need? What reminders do you need to set for yourself to keep you motivated? Great things are coming, and it all starts with a deep and juicy Question.....What are you waiting for??