What do you do when you are no longer able to run your business yourself? What happens when unexpected circumstances place you in the "out of your comfort zone arena"? When you think you have covered all bases, but it is left in the hands of others? Did you have a plan A-Z?
Whelp, welcome to Life Happens 101
Most of you are not aware, but I have been not at 100% since the beginning of the year. It was more of a suffering in silence type of experience. Before my phone starts ringing off the hook;
My business' are my 6th baby. Kids and dog are 1-5. But just like my children, I often worry about it's daily growth, development, stability, and well being. I thought I was able to conquer it all. I only thought about what would happen in the case of my demise like in say 50+ years. Okay you can stop doing the math now! Yes I plan on living for a long, long, long time. It never crossed my mind that just simple life would come knock on the door and say "hey, long time no see, we have beef...now square up"!
First thoughts were:
I could only plan for what I could see. I of course did not see the days where I was in debilitating pain and couldn't walk to save my life. I could not see the days where I just couldn't muster up the strength to think let alone make anything. I could not see the days where I finally would force myself to fake it until I make it would not be enough. I mean it was all I could do, to just get to work and get through the day without declaring all out war on the next person who even breathed my way (it was that painful y'all). Just barely holding it together so no one could tell there was something wrong with me and pounce on the wounded pit-bull.
But as they say, new levels, new devils. However, there was and still is a silver lining. Having gone through this experience fairly early in the brand building, there are lessons that could not have been told to me only shown (cause you know as previously established, I think I'm wonder-woman). I would not have fully understood listening to someone else. So if this is you, just like it was me...listen carefully cause you will wish you had.
Key things to remember and practice:
Thank you again. Have a wonderful Monday!!!