“Imagine yourself doing what you love, and loving what you do, being happy from the inside out, experiencing your dreams wide awake, being creative, being unique, being you—changing things to the way you know they can be—living the life you always imagined. “ My husband Chet, June 14, 2019.
Just like that, a year went by! I can’t believe it has been a whole year! I remember the months and days just before my final day, how difficult they were, how I counted the minutes until I no longer had to worry, until I could finally be myself. What have I learned this year about leaving a toxic work environment, breaking free, and living the life of my dreams? Tons! Here are some of the most important aspects of being an entrepreneur that I can no longer live without. Hope it helps if you are thinking of making the jump!
I am free to create my own vision. When I was an employee, I needed to run every project and every idea by someone else, often someone who did not have my best interest at heart. So many good projects went down the drain just because someone did not find them interesting enough. Most of the time, my boss was more preoccupied with covering her own back than she was about moving the community forward. It was very frustrating to say the least. Now, I get to execute every plan and work on every idea. I get to work on my ideals! Do I want to travel around the world to promote an inclusive practice? I can do that. Do I want to talk to a radio host? I can do that. There are no restraints to how much I can contribute to this world.
I can work-from-anywhere. My work allows me to be able to work from anywhere, and I am embracing it wholeheartedly! Not only am I embracing it, I’m actually working with partners from around the world, and it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Do you want to have a better vision of what the world needs? Partner with someone from a different part of the world. As an employee, I had a very limited vision of what could be done around the globe. No matter how much I traveled, without collaborative enterprise the world was small. Now, the world is limitless, and I’m just getting started!
The sky is the limit. Basically, I own my time, my thoughts, and my ideas. I can do what I know is right and follow my heart without having to “run it by” anyone. I can respond to the needs of my community and use it as my guide to improve what I can offer. For better of for worse, I make my own decisions, and I control my own destiny.
I will be forever grateful to my family and friends who stood by me, listened to me, counseled me, believed in me. I’m a firm believer that when one person is successful doing what they love, we all win.
If you have any questions about making the transition from employee to entrepreneur, drop me a note.