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The Conditions Will Never Be Perfect – Do it now!

This is a message I’ve been hearing over and over again listening to all the self-help audio books and business books that have caught my eye. One of my favorites is Jack Canfield’s book called, “The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.” Jack shares a brilliant concept in which he says to live by, “Ready, FIRE, aim,” rather than, “Ready, aim, fire,” like we’re used to hearing. He explains that you can spend an eternity getting ready and never take the action needed to get the results you want. Whereas if you spend a little time prepping or getting ready and then just jump in with both feet or “firing” then you can make corrections as you go.

I can relate to this with the timing that I started my business. Some would argue that starting a business from scratch when you are home full-time with your 2 and 3 year old children is not the best idea. Why not wait until they are in school full-time? My answer to that is that I can get more done in less time when I have a time limit. I am not always great about setting time limits for myself to get my work done and let work seep into family time far more often than I’d like to admit, but I do know that I am much more efficient when I have motivation like wanting to spend more time with my children. Another point could be that you should wait until you have the money to invest in start- up costs of a business, but if you wait to get started the momentum and excitement slows and then it will take you that much longer to build the business of your dreams which is why I went for mine only one month after leaving my full-time teaching job. Having my own business has been on my heart for many years so as soon as I got the time freedom, I jumped on it right away. Plus, one morning after I completed my meditation, I saw a credit card offer on our stairs, which read, “The time to act is now.” That was all the sign that I needed to get started right away!

This past April I went on a life-changing and deeply spiritual retreat and returned home with so many goodies in my swag bag that I dreamed would adorn my new office space that I had been visualizing. However, I don’t have that office space now and do my work at our kitchen table or in my bed instead. For this reason, I left the bag in my closet thinking that it would come out once I get my dream office space. Then, my grandmother passed away and I inherited her beautiful antique desk. As soon as we brought it home I knew that it was the perfect place to unpack my office goodies.

The desk sits in my basement next to our laundry room with fluorescent lighting that is far from my ideal work environment, but it’s what I have right now and I’m grateful for it. It doesn’t look anything like those other office spaces that adorn Pintrest or Instagram, but it works for me and is from someone who loved me unconditionally and I know how proud she is looking down on me building my own business.

So what are your dreams? What is it that terrifies you and excites you all at the same time? If you need some motivation to realize the huge potential that we all hold check out Jen Sincero’s book,”You are a Badass,” and whatever it is that you have been thinking about doing, take Jen’sadvice and do it next week! I’d love to hear how it goes!

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