So, it has officially been one month since I took the major leap to jump into business working for myself.
What a crazy learning process it has proven to be already.
Well, I’ll be honest, it was a challenge even in the planning process (which took over a full year in itself). Don’t worry, I am not surprised or shocked by any of this. If you know me well, you’ll know that I am a planner. It’s virtually impossible for me to take a large risk without doing proper research first.
Okay fine – Rephrase. I do not take ANY large risks and I always do more research than is necessary even in small endeavors.
Sure, I want to be the girl that can live life vicariously on the edge. I would love to just be the yes-girl; act first and think later. But that is just NOT me. My husband is the one that is constantly getting me to test my own boundaries and get me to challenge myself. He’s honestly what balances me out. I definitely would not have gone parasailing or paragliding if it wasn’t for him pushing me to try; I am terrified of heights! And, guess what? Those were some of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. (Don’t get any ideas, hubby, I still say no to skydiving. Kudos to you out there that could handle that kind of adrenaline.)
But still, here I am, doing the crazy scary thing I was most terrified to do. I stepped out of comfort zone and into the unknown.
And…..I didn’t self-combust.
I’m not sure what exactly I thought might happen but I had all kinds of fear, anxiety, and stress around quitting my job and going out on my own.
But, now that I think of it, if you can’t trust in yourself, who CAN you trust?
So, the top five things I have learned this month:
Trust me and try it.
So, my friends, I hope you gained a thing or two from my sharing in this first crazy month of entrepreneurship.
Onto the next month – I’m sure I will be faced with new obstacles to overcome.