I am not sure exactly what triggered the events that followed, but I do know it was a choice that started a domino effect. I was in a place in my life where certain events were happening around me and I was drowning in negativity. I started questioning my life, where I was, what I had achieved and where I was going. I can tell you right now, that if I had continued along the same path, I wouldn’t have gone very far. I looked at the life my parents had and the people around me, not that there was anything wrong, but I wanted more. There had to be more, this couldn’t be all there was, doing the same thing day in and day out. Go to work, earn money, stress out and wonder how all the bills were going to get paid.
An opportunity came up to have my own business and work from home. Immediately I was sceptical and very unsure. It was a big decision for me, especially as I had never had any aspirations what so ever to be a business owner. I pondered, I thought and I procrastinated over what to do. I then recalled a saying that I had heard a number of times. ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result’. I wanted something different, something more. Therefore something had to change, I had to change. I made a conscious choice this year to focus on change within myself and doing things differently. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but was willing to roll up my sleeves and give it my best shot.
It has been 6 months since making this choice and I am still amazed by the events that followed as a result of this one conscious choice. Let me paint a picture for you; obviously it all started by making the choice to start my own business. As I was still looking for some more clarity, I decided to attend a meditation retreat. At the retreat I met a young woman who asked me what I did and after mentioning I had just started my own business, was invited to attend a young entrepreneur group. So I attended the next meet and they had a guest speaker who was so engaging and almost mesmerizing with his knowledge and passion. It was that night that I discovered that he was conducting a seminar that following weekend in Adelaide. At this point I couldn’t believe how everything was just falling in to place. I attended the seminar, which was amazing and from that a Facebook group was created. I was able to connect with amazing, positive and like-minded people, an integral ingredient when aiming for success.
Now I am sure what I have described may seem like it all came easy, I can assure you it didn’t. I had to deal with a number of personal issues going on in my home life. I had a husband who wasn’t overly supportive and most of all I had myself. Unfortunately most times in our life our biggest saboteur in life is our self and I knew my biggest challenge for the year was going to be to overcome my own fears and beliefs. I had to learn to make my own decisions and not allow other people’s opinions to affect the choices I made, especially being a people pleaser for so long. With any success comes adversity, but if you are expecting it to come knocking than you can better deal with it when it does.
The last 6 months has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. However, it has been fun, challenging, exciting and most of all I am HAPPY.