I don’t know about you but when I started this adventure of self-employment I had a very different scenario in my mind’s eye.
It has without doubt been an absolute privilege and delight, including the dark days of thinking I am getting nowhere fast. I love it, I enjoy meeting new people, people who have been successful in seeing their dreams come alive.
Astonishingly, they are so humble almost as if they are in a complete state of shock and the whole journey is surreal. If I am honest that is for the most part how I feel, like it is happening to someone else and I am the bystander.
This week after nearly 2 years of high and lows days, was the first time I really seriously thought what am I doing this for. I am not a young perky enthusiastic thirty-year-old, with years ahead to make mistakes and still get to where I am want to be.
I am a bizarre fifty-something grandma of six, who refuses to give into society’s notion of how I should behave.
I have dreams, little and bloody great big ones. The simplest is to gain, something to tide me over so I can establish my business to develop my bigger ideas.
I bet if you ask anyone in business, they will all say the same…. ‘I just need to do this…’ ‘Gain that…’ and I will have done it.
The one thing I do know is, that in all the chaos and chasing of tails, the stress and very occasional anxiety, I have found my peace and my joy.
I do have one or two exciting projects going on at the moment, that I will share with you as they grow?
First published LinkedIn, 20 January 2016