Amidst the passion and hope in a new year, there is such a wide window of reflection.
This time last year, all three collided in my life–reflection on the year past coupled with hope for where I wanted to be and how to pursue my passion. It was finally time to step out on my own and start my own business. It was a truffle shuffle. I loved and adored what I was leaving. I had no idea if I could make it work. I was scared. But I knew if I didn’t take a chance and go for it, I would wonder the rest of my life.
Now with one year of business under my belt, it is in my heart to boldly breathe life into those who are in the same place by sharing some of the steps I took and what’s helped keep me on track this first crazy year.
Identify the feeling. It’s deep, down in your bones. It feels kinda crazy. But you just know. Does it feel like there’s a song or change within you that has the words but you just have to be brave and take a breath, then sing or speak it?
Give voice to the dream. Putting words to that feeling, and then voicing it to others is a huge step–when you say it, it seems more real, right?
And then go. Despite the fear. The phrase that came to me like an honest whisper in the thick of some big decisions was this: “When fear says no, God says go.” Go with that, friend. Believe it in your core. Know that you can make any shift, pivot, tweak, and change in your life and business to serve the space in your heart that rings like a tuning fork when you are right where you need to be.
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Surround yourself with support. It’s amazing what we’re capable of when we put out there what we truly want to have happen – when we share the dream with others, when we keep going, when we keep trying, when we get clear on what matters and arrange our existence around those priorities instead of the world’s agenda. A solid group of cheerleaders and mentors will help keep you uplifted and on track, as well as fellow entrepreneurs who know the struggle well. Reach out to your contacts in the Southern C and those who are businesses in your local area. We are with you and continue to walk this path right alongside you.
I’m cheering you on all along the way.