Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow

Oh man. I don't even know where to begin with this post. Over the past few weeks, I've made reference to having something brewing in the wings. I knew I'd talk about it but I wasn't ready to put it all out there until I was finished. A few people were given inside info, but for the most part, I've kept it to myself.

If you happened to see my Twitter announcement then you know what's up. If not, then I'm officially letting the cat out of the bag...

I started my own business.

This is something that has been a secret dream of mine for a long time. And as with any lofty aspiration, I was riddled with fear and doubt. How could I run my own business? What would I do? How would I stay on top of everything? Could I support myself? Really, my main question was just how?? But because I couldn't answer any of those questions I chalked it up to being a pipe dream that would never happen. It was a fantasy goal.

A few months ago a friend of mine casually joked that I needed to start my own business so she could hire me. We laughed about it and I threw out the general right, wouldn't that be cool?! answer and forgot about it. Except that I didn't. That small comment, that casual idea planted a very small seed, and then I started thinking what if...

A few weeks later I was presented with an opportunity to attend Self-Help Socialite's Business Magic LIVE conference in Manhattan. As a follower of both Gala Darling and Amanda Frances, I was soo excited to go. I went with an open mind and an open heart and had no idea what I was going to happen.

What happened was that I was ignited. The seed had been germinating from the time it was mentioned, and now, here I was at this business conference full of kickass women entrepreneurs and business owners. That seed cracked wide open and started growing.

After to listening to a few of the speakers it finally clicked that I needed to do this. Not to see if I could, because I know deep down that I can, but to go after a dream. Running my own business is not a pipe dream. People do it every day, we just refer to it by terms like 'freelancer' and 'independent contractor'. Guess what - it means the same thing. Individual people hustling their skills and expertise on matters to earn a living. I have a deep respect for these people.

Now, I'm sure what you're really wondering is what my business entails and what it is I'm actually going to be doing. I will be providing virtual assistant services to online business owners and entrepreneurs. You guys, I really am so excited about this. A whole new chapter has just begun.

Linking up with Nadine + Kathy

No comments :

Post a Comment