Let me set the scene: I am about 4 1/2 months into this entrepreneur life, and I mean all the way in. Some stuff happened at our office, and we basically was forced to leave that space, and find a new location in a matter of days. It was all bad timing, it was in December around Christmas, we had just paid rent, and now we have to go and find another location, put down an deposit, first month rent, get the office moved over, painted, and ready to see clients again. We had to change our address on all insurance panels, and send out notices to our clients, to get them transitioned into the new building. I was just like:
I was broke. I mean I opened the bank app, and was damn near in tears. I started to stress out, I instantly opened the Indeed job app. Like....Nah big dawg mama need a J-O-B (In Craig daddy voice). I looked, and looked, I saw jobs, but could never hit apply.
I paused. And asked myself do I really want to do this? And my brain simply replied...
And in that moment, sitting in the middle of my bed, I had to revisit my "Why".
Why was I in business for myself? Why did I want to have this private practice? Why do I stay up late at night, brainstorming, developing content, and sending homework to clients? Is this my purpose? Why is me doing what I am doing right now important to my larger vision?
I closed the indeed app, prayed a quick prayer, and said my affirmations.
I got this. I am evolving. I am growing. I will trust myself. I will trust my instincts. I will forgive myself. And lastly.... I affirm, that I may not have it all together, but I have it all (check out my last post about this one)!
Knowing your why is important to your acceleration. It's like a bow and arrow...in order for the arrow to accelerate at full speed to hit it's target it has to be pulled back. You stretch the arrow back in the bow, until you can't any more and you release it!
That "pull back", is the challenges that you will face, the difficult roads you will go down, the disappointments that will fall upon you, but your WHY is the tension that you feel in the bow preparing for release, that tension stops you from pulling back so far that it breaks, instead once you feel the tension, you release and the bow accelerates at full speed to hit its target.
So if you reading this, and you are struggling with pushing through, you feel like you need to quit. You are asking yourself what's the point. Remember your WHY...and if you don't know your why, ask yourself, what made you start in the first place and explore that answer.
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