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Ever since I decided to embark upon my journey of self-employment, I have been so nervous and full of fear. It’s been unfamiliar territory that I’m slowly having to conquer. No regular paycheck to fall back on. The hardest part of all of this has been learning to trust and believe in myself.
Along with being self-employed, I’m also writing a book. And, I have felt like a bit of a hypocrite because it’s a book for entrepreneurs about improving self-confidence. Writing this book is working more on me than I am working on it. As I write the book, it’s changing my life. Diving into the research and the writing fills my mind with healthy thoughts. The more I write, the more that good thoughts seem to stick with me. They’re becoming more natural than the negative tape that has been playing on a loop in my head for the past few years.
You can’t wait until you feel like you’re ready to do some things. If you wait, you’ll never feel ready enough, or good enough, or expert enough….or whatever you feel you need enough of. You often have to leap out and “just do it” until it feels natural.
The farther I go along my journey the more I believe in myself. I could have never began to believe if I had never taken that beginning step. Each little ounce of belief gained along the way is enough to keep me going another step.
(Image by Raphael Love)
(1.5 minute read)
I’m taking baby steps right now. I just got a small advanced payment from a client. It could all easily disappear under the pressure I feel to purchase things that I might really need. Like, medicine just in case one of my children gets a fever. Or, more tissue for runny noses. Instead of skipping out on those things, the children and I will have to miss a school field trip instead. I will need to take this money and use it as a seed. I need to plant it so that it can grow into something more. That’s how the beginning of so many things are. Everything is urgent and needs immediate attention. But, you have to prioritize and weigh out the cost of things. Sure, we’ll miss out on this field trip. But I hope to make this small amount of money multiply into many more field trips that we will be able to take in the future. Thankfully there are free events I can often find in my local community. We’ll be going to a fall festival at our local library instead.
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I’m writing this because I hope that it will help other people in a tight bind, to get ideas that will help improve their situation.
– Where it All Started…
I started with $0 in my bank account and $0 in my pocket, and I had three children under the age of 4 to feed. I was a stay-at-home-mom who suddenly became a single-stay-at-home-mom. Continue reading “What I Started With & Where I’m At Now”