Jazz Hands, Panic and Chaos – My journey into starting my own business.
I very recently decided to follow my dreams. I should say, I have been consciously moving towards following my dreams and finding my happiness for quite some time. I had my ‘enough is enough’ moment where I came to the realization that I wasn’t happy. At that moment, the moment when I realized I wanted to ENJOY my life as thoroughly as possible, I literally took the leap into entrepreneurial-ship. I had no idea how that might go, but I did have an idea that I thought I could be relatively successful at. I realized life didn’t have to come from a box or be based on outdated social standards of what ‘my job’ should look like.
Like so many others, I was under the impression that I ‘had’ to work a 9-5 job, for someone else. It didn’t occur to me to mind trading all of my time for money and letting my ‘salary’ determine my value.
This journey into a deeper state of conscious living began with my learning about the law of attraction. I know I know… for some of you, LOA is just a nice thought pursued by dreamers and new age thinkers looking at life through kaleidoscope eyes. It can’t possibly be true. Right?
For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Law of Attraction is (the way I have learned the principles) a universal law stating that ‘like attracts like’. In easy to understand terms, your life, and everything in it, is a direct reflection of the way you feel. You feel broke? You will be. You feel prosperous? You will be that too. Life is like a mirror. As one of my favorite teachers states, you don’t look at your reflection in a mirror with a frown and get mad at the reflection for not smiling back at you. You must initiate the action and the feeling, and your reflection will smile back at you. And such is life.
Well, I can say that after studying it for years now, like heavily studying it and all of the principles surrounding it, that I AM happy. That learning about it resonated so deeply with me that I will never be the same. I will never have a moment in life where I am not conscious of the way I feel. I will never let myself ‘default’ to feeling bad, or depressed again without knowing I can pick another version of that moment. And I was so very good at defaulting there before that good old law of attraction had no choice but to deliver life experiences that matched –in spades.
So, back to today. I have always worked hard. Lets go a step farther. I have always worked hard for other people. Life was passing me by with my thinking I was an innocent bystander in it all. I used to think that I couldn’t be or have what I wanted. I would see amazing things happening to other people and would think that it just wasn’t a possibility for me. It turns out– I was wrong.
I was exhausted, I was sick and I was unhappy.
Fast forward to today. I know with 100% certainty that I can be, do or have anything that I want. I know that everything is on it’s way to me and that I am the person that I want to be. With all of this knowing-ness, I just wasn’t happy doing what I was doing before. It was like a slow awakening into who I really am and the old version of my life just didn’t fit.
Fast forward to today. Here I sit, working on my own schedule, every day different from the one previous. I have been meeting some pretty amazing people and great opportunities and business relationships seem to just find me on their own. Was it scary at first? Sure. Trading my life for the security of a meager paycheck was a much scarier thought to me.
How did I start my business? I sat with myself and thought “What do you like to do?” “What value can you bring to other people?” and my answer was right there. I love working with people. A step farther – I love working with people to grow. And another step farther – I love working with people to help them find their happy, to become profitable and follow their life passion. So, that is now what I do.
I took my life experiences up until now and realized that I had always been able to make the companies I worked for very profitable. Why not bring that service to people and their businesses. Why couldn’t I help other people follow their true callings? The answer – I could. And here I am.
What do you have to offer? What does your dream life look like? If you don’t know, then take the time and dream it out.