So I moved into my own office on October 1, 2016! It’s amazing to believe that only 3.5 years ago I was scared as hell to be leaving Corporate America and embarking on this new journey. I had no confidence, no marketing ability, and really no idea if I could actually make it in my chosen field. So I took steps to ensure success. I joined a networking group and got over my fear of meeting other business professionals. I found a business coach who showed me that it is OK if someone doesn’t want what I have to offer, move on to the next potential client. He also showed me that there is a “negative voice” inside that needs to be pushed out and never listened to. I also surrounded myself with others who complemented my skills with theirs and together we bounced ideas off each other, supported each other and made each other’s business grow as a result. Most importantly my confidence in what I could do, make and achieve for myself exploded. Now I’m celebrating my success as a result of relentless perseverance and shear will.
So for any of you who have beaten yourself up in a cube for several years because it only seems like you can get so far. Or lost that promotion you were sure to have gotten to someone else who clearly was a chump and didn’t know anything about the project. Or stuck up for what was right only to have it overturned by the “powers that be” because it was all about the MONEY. Or most importantly, got downsized and left to pick up the pieces and send your resume to every job on Monster, Career Builder, and even Craigslist, just to be told you are too qualified, too old, or too whatever their excuse may be. Find your WHY and get out there and do it. Take the chance, drain your 401K to finance it, you only have one life to live so make it the best life you can possibly live. Enjoy, hell love, what you do for the first time in your life. If it works, it will be all you and no one else can take it away from you. If it fails, start over, don’t ever give up. To quote Thomas Edison “I have not FAILED, I just found 10,000 ways how not make a light bulb”. Make your light bulb.