The dream has been a long time coming. Like many of you I have dreamed of my online business for years; 10 to be exact. I sometimes wonder where I would be if I acted then, but I have learned that it all comes in the time it is supposed to. Back then I clearly wasn’t ready to make this a reality. I hadn’t learned what I needed to know, had the right experiences, or met the people.
Over the last 10 years, I learned about the power within me through the Law of Attraction, I attended coaching school and an online business academy. Even still I wasn’t ready. I bought and let go at least 5 different domain names that never launched. I developed content after content. I have written enough to fill at least 5 books. Still none of it ever felt right.
Then one day something smacked me in the face that I never expected. I got my heart broke by a someone who I thought was a trusted friend. When I realized what was happening I decided I was not going to be part of it. I used all I had learned from my years of training and began to put it to full use. I was focused and determined to remove myself from the situation.
Amid all this, I received a fateful email from Hay House introducing me to She Means Business written by Carrie Green. I took the audio version with me on a business trip. As I sat on the plane listening through my headphones, a light bulb finally went off. I started to envision which direction I needed to take to make this happen.
After listening She Means Business (three times), I started joining women’s network groups. I was inspired to reach out to other women and was pleasantly surprised by the support I received. These were strangers, not yet my friends, yet they were willing to support me. I knew I had found my place and was reassured my vision was heading in the right direction.
Now I had a direction. I knew I wanted to work with women who uplifted and supported one another, but really didn’t know what that would look like.
I fumbled with a few different ideas based on what I was learning. I wanted to share everything with new entrepreneurs so they didn’t have to waste a lot time of researching, and studying. That can go on forever and stalls a lot of entrepreneurs who just don’t know how to take the leap.
The trouble is, I wasn’t attracting my audience, people weren’t really interested. I was discovering, people wanted to take their own journey and make their own discoveries. Sometimes we all really need to take the road less traveled so that we can learn and grow.
I felt I was back to the drawing board; where to go from here and what to offer. I was starting to feel discouraged.
Finding My Passion so You can Focus on Yours
As I lay in bed one night, planning my “tomorrow,” I started laughing out loud and woke up my husband (who was not too pleased). “By George, I think I got it! Planning is the key.” Then he turned over and mumbled, “Great, now go to sleep!”
I am passionate about planning and productivity. My mind constantly looks at things like a puzzle that needs to be solved. I am always looking for ways to be more efficient. From loading the dishes (properly) into the dishwasher to being dubbed the vacation nazi (because I planned everything down to the minute) to systematically simplifying complex process into easy actionable steps, this is what I love to do!
As I continue to fine - tune this mission I am on, I am passionately enjoying supporting female entrepreneurs in creating their own systems that allows them more time to focus on their passion.