My goal has always been to be self employed. Fully. No full time job cushioning the dream indefinitely or funding the dream for the long haul. The goal has always been to eventually move into the self employed space and make that my permanent reality. After leaving the Girlboss Rally, I’ve been told I need to be strategic about my goal. And that I could accomplish being self employed in the next two years.
So… this week, and thanks the 4th of July holiday for giving me an extra full day off, I will be working on my strategic plan so that in the next 18 months, I can build the life I want and do the things I’ve always wanted to do.
I enjoy my job. I really do. And it’s ashame this job came so late in the employment game for me. I think if I had this job earlier on, I wouldn’t be so jaded about employers or about working for someone else. I may not have even wanted to work for myself if I had this job earlier. But everything happened the way it did and perhaps, they it was suppose to so I could dream this big dream and have these lofty goals.
And so I will aim. High.
One of the biggest challenges to keeping a goal and staying focus is getting off track. And it will happen. You will fall off track. We all do. I mean, unless you have amazing will power and an unshakable force built already inside you, you will stumble getting to the finish line.
But that doesn’t mean anything. If you get off track, just get back on. Simple, right? Because it is! Don’t make a big fuss about it. We all get distracted or overwhelmed or even fed up. We’re human, ladies. And we deal with a lot in our lives day to day. So when a distraction comes along or we become impatient, or it seems like too much for us and we just stop trekking to the end, that’s okay. Take that moment to pause. And then… reset, restart or redo whatever it was you were working towards. We’re not aiming for perfection. We’re aiming for accomplishment. And those two are not mutually exclusive.
And when do reset or restart or redo, don’t wait till the next week or month to get back on track. That’s too long. If the next opportunity is the very next day, jump on it. What about that whole notion of pausing? Well, when you catch yourself off track, let that day go. Be at peace that you weren’t your best that day. Then, get ready to start anew tomorrow.
Because you can. And you should. We got big dreams and big things to accomplish here and we’re gonna need to stay motivated to do it, ladies. So fall track, it’s all right. Just make sure you get back on.