Imagine the possibilities when career and passion come together
January 5, 2015
At events, people often express awe, envy, and encouragement as we talk about our 444Farm soap business. Be forewarned, in 2015, I don't plan on letting you off the hook.
You see, after you walk away, I always have two thoughts -
I wonder if they are happy in their current jobs
I wonder what they're not doing? What dreams and ideas are lurking?
This year I won't be keeping my thoughts to myself - I am going to ask you what your dreams are! I want your work to be your passion! It's so much more fun! And I fully expect to be inspired by you. Shared dreams make everything sound a bit more possible.
And I'm not letting myself off the hook either! You see, I am not a risk taker <gasp>, so I am perpetually scared. I've had a regular paycheck for too many years to count and you want me to quit cold turkey!?? <insert shortness of breath> Instead, I just pile a bunch more work on what I'm already doing, and do everything so-so. Because let's face it - it's just too much! And the big goals, the important goals don't have much of a chance of succeeding. <big sigh>
I have an everyday quote that I use to get after myself when facing procrastination. If not now, when? But I think I need to dust it off, and use it for the "big" goals. 2015 is the year to plan to succeed.
I'm busy dusting off the business plan and charting my steps to meeting my goals. I'm also trying to look those scary dreams in the eye and make sure they're BiG enough. What do I really want 444Farm Soaps to be? As if I wasn't scared enough! LOL! All good stuff!
What about you? Maybe you're not ready to open your business, but how about finding some likeminded people and exploring that entrepreneurial spirit? Maybe take a look at home hard facts and find out if that crazy idea you have, isn't so crazy. What small goals can you do now? I'd like to hear all about them, so don't be shy - start the conversation!