“Timing is everything. When you are really ready for it, it will come.”
– Mandy Hale
I got extremely excited about this year being THE year that I will be my own boss that I lost sight of where my life is now. Focusing too much on the future was leading me to miss out on the present.
The main reason why I want to be self-employed is to have more time to spend with loved ones and to do the things I enjoy most. But the little extra time I have available at the moment was being spent away from the things and the people I wanted to be around more.
I know that starting a business takes sacrifice, which includes less time with the people you love. However, I have come to realize now is not the ideal time for me to go head on towards a new business.
I currently work full-time doing what I love (nutrition counseling) for a company from the comfort of my home. I have a decent salary and benefits and am not lacking financially at the moment. So there is no dire need to start a business right away.
Also, my husband and I will be moving to our new home in a few months that is 4 hours away from our current residence. That means 4 hours away from our friends and family. I want to be able to take advantage of the short time we have left to spend it with them because we will never get that time back.
When the time comes to focus on new business endeavors, I will know and feel more at peace about it. In the meantime, I can focus more on my loved ones and on writing more posts, which I also have not done in a while.
I am still open to learning a little more each day and I have been active on social media. I recently shared a series of videos compiled from my Instagram stories about what BEAUTY encompasses. You can check them out on my Facebook Page.
I also became a volunteer for the South Florida Bloggers chapter of The Blogger Union to network and learn valuable information from others that have been blogging for a while. It has been a great experience thus far and if you follow me on Instagram you will get to see some of the action.
If I were to accelerate my goal of starting a business at this time, I would be missing out on the things that have come my way presently. What I am experiencing now is what will mold me to be better equipped for self-employment and a healthy work-life balance.
The lesson to take from all of this is to evaluate the timing of your goals and dreams. It doesn’t mean you are postponing them or procrastinating. It means you are acknowledging that the present time holds lessons of its own that you need to soak in and guide you towards a brighter future.
“Perfect timing is turning limitations into new, creative possibilities”
– Amy Larson
What is your focus at the present time?
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