So, I am a smart lady. Not Einstein level, but I have a pretty good balance of book and street smarts. I don’t have to drone on about how many degrees I have because education doesn’t = intelligence. I know people with no formal education who are very successful. They either have mega experience, or are just brilliant and made their way without the 6 figure loans. Ugh, for me. Education or not, if you are fairly smart, working for someone else is rarely fun.
What I have realized in many of these work situations is that I get incredibly frustrated with the people who pay me because they either do not know what they are talking about and won’t let me do my job so that I can really help them. Instead of getting angry at their ignorance or their unwillingness to let go of control, I need to get upset with myself for not being the head honcho.
I read a quote today on Instagram by iamcourtneyluv that said: “ideation without execution is simply a decision”.
I have great ideas and a lot to bring to the table. The problem? I grow other’s dreams and don’t delve into mind. I have so many great plans for my book I wrote 17 years ago. I have many details in place for 3 fundraisers over the next 3 months. I am taking immediate action with these fundraisers, so why has it taken 17 years with my project? Each sentence starts with “I”. But time put into Me, Myself or I is very little.
Why is that? Life, errands, daily duties? Or is it the lazy/easy way out? Perhaps it is not the right time? Maybe it is because I don’t have enough funds. Surely other people whom have reached a successful stage in their career or company did not take chances when everything in their life was aligned properly. Because as a friend told me today during an unrelated conversation, there is always a struggle or issue to get through. So why wait?
Take my cue and strike when the iron is not hot! Go forward when it seems you should stand still. Fight the good fight! I am tired of talking, thinking and brainstorming, but not acting. I am a hardworking woman and work so much to still be treading water financially. What if I set up my marketing website and it fails miserably. Perhaps I will only get one client per month. But what if I get 10?
Let’s work on our longstanding goals together and step forward with faith and perseverance and see where we will be by year’s end. These are my goals by December 31st:
*Have marketing website up and running with some projects under my belt
*Submit picture book to houses
*Work from home full-time (either for myself, others, or a combo)
What is holding you back from being the best version of yourself or going for what you are really passionate about? Please let me know so that we can encourage one another. There is tons of room for everyone to succeed!
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