Yesterday, while I was hanging out at Cerritos Beach in Todos Santos, I filmed a 10-minute intro video for my course (Idea to Empire). My intention was to spend a few minutes sharing what the last year of my life as an entrepreneur was like with this new group of bold souls embarking on launching their businesses. Not surprisingly, this process made me reflect ALOT on the past year.
It’s easy for people to sit back and say, “oh yeah – Anna has ‘the life’ … she must be lucky … I could never just pick up and travel and move to Mexico for the Winter,” etc. Those who know me well, though, have seen my little struggles and triumphs throughout the entire process. They have shared with me in small success (like getting my first paid client) and have been there for me when all I wanted to do was retreat, admit defeat, crawl up into a ball, and “call the whole thing quits.”
The truth: Sometimes a big leap is actually a series of small steps.
I could sit back and say that a year ago I had a business idea, and so I quit my job, and now I live all over the world and am wildly successful … but that would be a lie and a disservice to all aspiring and new business owners.
In reality, I spent a lot of time in my head. I imagined the possibility of having to really put myself out there. I tried on new ideas more frequently than I did new outfits. I came face-to-face with my money blocks and fear of being seen (and judged). Everything I did that lead up to my “big leap” (quitting my job and traveling) was really a series of small choices, and the reality is that life would be boring without these.
So don’t judge yourself for what you haven’t done, and breathe easy knowing that you’re exactly where you need to be right now. When you feel the pull to take a baby step (or a big leap) towards a new life, I (and many others) will be here waiting to catch you, steady you, and walk beside you as your journey unfolds.
If you have a business, but you know it isn’t meeting it’s potential, then it’s time to step it up! Check out how we can work together here.