04 Jun What it feels like if I don’t give up
Know what it feels like to give up?
I sure do.
There’s often immediate relief that comes from giving up – from the intense stress it may have created, but then it eventually shifts into an insatiable desire for success.
The more people I talk to, the more I can see that this is a common path that entrepreneurs take.
If you’re reading this, I know you get what it feels like to put it all on the line: heart, sweat, tears & money…
Only to give it all up.
This isn’t my first business. I had a freelance business 18 yrs ago when first starting out in the graphic design industry. Being a new designer, new mom (& shortly after single mama) made it pretty damn tricky to build a sustainable solopreneur business.
I worked my ass off but for the well-being of my family, I gave in, gave up & got a job. I felt like a failure but it was a blessing in disguise. I could gain confidence with my skills & focus my everything on my family.
Business ideas came & went for years after, trying on each idea like a new pair of jeans to see if it was a fit.
Eventually I became restless & had an idea of opening a community healing center in the downtown of the city I live in.
I spent months creating the business plan & foundation of this exciting new idea. That dream came to an abrupt halt with the 2008-2009 global economic downturn.
That one hit me hard – it had been close to my heart for 3 years.
The epiphany came once I had a series of lack luster jobs that gave me the final push into the business I have now.
I finally understood then that I could NEVER EVER go back to being an employee & living my days in a cubicle, feeling undervalued, under-appreciated & having so many skills within me that were being under-utilized or utterly dormant.
Now in my 5th year of business, I am thrilled to say I have never felt so fulfilled & on FIRE in my life!
I help my clients create a solid platform + brand for their business that not only gives them confidence through the clarity of their positioning, promise & personality, but I also give them the tools to thrive!
Giving up can be a good thing.
It’s the road to transformation as you learn what you want & who you are along the way – taking what you want + leaving the rest.
I’m in it to win it. Are you with me?
What’s 1 goal you’re committed to achieving – big or small – in the comments.
I’d love to hear!