Many Self Employed people seem surprised by the emotional challenges that can come with the early stages of building a business.
Perhaps they are not quite expecting a walk in the park but they are unprepared for the jungle adventure that they find themselves in.
When we are in business, engaging with our passions in both what we do and how we do it, gives us the highest potential for our happiness and success. We are engaged in action that is meaningful for us and our motivation is high....
The palms of my hands were sweating,
I felt sick and my feet tingled uncomfortably.
I was aware those around me wanted me to clear the way but I wasn't sure I could move my legs.
My heart raced and I attempted to regain control by breathing just a little slower...
Mark Forster’s Time/Life Management System is a classic. It's good for all of us to reflect on how we are spending this precious life resource but especially when we're Self Employed and our money and time are such close relatives.
As children we learn to postpone gratification for a bigger gain. As adults this takes on new meaning but there is a high cost to squashing our creativity and dreams and staying in a 9-5 we no longer love.
How kind are you to new ideas? Do you nurture them like a gardener tending to baby shoots or interrogate them as if they are a crime suspect? How you treat them makes all the difference to how they will grow
Have you ever considered that the main obstacle to the Self Employment success you desire, may actually be you? What if the distraction, busy-ness and overwhelm were signs you are getting in your own way?
You know deep down that someday you want your own business it’s part of living the life of your dreams. But you have a whole load of scary thinking about taking the plunge and faced with these thoughts, you wait.
But the timing never seems quite right....