I am ready to start a new chapter in my life.
I've got nothing to lose.
I'm ready to follow my dreams, actually reach for them and give it a real actual try.
I know it won't be easy. I know that my life isn't perfect, no the timing isn't ideal, but honestly it never will be.
I have a job that pays the bills working for my parent's business that I pretty much run so I can afford to have a smidge of leeway to work on my passion. I've laid down my life to help my parents, don't get me wrong, they've helped me so very much and I owe them more than I could ever repay but they would want me to live the that truly made me happy.
I love guided meditation. It's helped me so very much with some trying things in my life. Mainly I just find it very relaxing and anything that helps me relax is great in my book.
The other day I was doing a guided meditation when I was asked to visualize myself happy. I didn't even think about it, a vision of me happy just popped into my head. It ws me doing something that I've always dreamed of doing. It was one of those 'DUH' moments. Really? How can I not have already been doing that?
I didn't force it. It just flowed from my mind without provocation as if it had already really happened.
I was successful. I was glowing. I was living life to the fullest because I was proud of myself.
Me PROUD of myself again? It's just been way too long since I've gotten to feel that.
Once I finished the meditation I realized that this vision of my dream was the perfect thing for me.
Sure, I'd worked it up as a business model before but just like all the others I'd let fear stand in it's way.
As soon as the meditation was done, before I could even get excited about it fear set in...'You can't do that, you'd fall flat on your face, everyone would laugh at you' and on and on and on.
But what if I didn't listen to that fear?
What if instead of listening to fear I just did it anyway?
What if for the first time in my life I really put myself out there and followed that dream?
I've been fulfilled in my work before, I've been passionate about my business before, I've owned successful businesses, I've lived that life, I've walked in those shoes and let me be the one to tell you right now it is just amazing to live life that way. It's a warm glow, a constant smile, a happiness that I haven't had in so long.
I will do anything to get back there.
I've also failed before and you know what? I lived.
So if I fall on my face? I'm going to be ok, I do have a job, two to be precise.
If my business fails? I'm going to be fine. I can pick myself up, I've done it before quite a few times. I can do it again and again and again if necessary.
If I make a fool of myself? Who cares I'm not friends with anyone here anyway. They can think or say whatever they want, it doesn't effect me one tiny bit.
See nothing to lose.
This is something I deserve to give a real shot. Fear be damned and let me tell you it's running rampant right now.
The thing is that I know people who do what I want to do and are very successful. I am incredible at it, legendary for it infact. I do it for fun. It is what I would do for free for fun for the rest of my life if I didn't have to work.
I graduated college with a degree in business. I write business plans for fun too. This is not what my dream is, this is just something that adds to why I feel like I could actually pull this off.
The first step: The business plan.
Business plans have lots of very important parts. Even if you don't need to use the business plan to procure financing or partners, it will be so very vital to refer back to time and time again.
My homework until the next post is to knock out the business summary. This will lay out my plan, my hopes, goals, etc. It should be an incredible guideline to shape the business.
I hope you have a dream of your own. I hope that you'll take that leap and follow your dream too. Or at least that you'll cheer me on along my journey to live a life fulfilled and make my own dreams come true.
I can't wait.