Sometimes you get to a point in your life where you’ve just got to step out on faith and take the leap towards what you truly want in your life. You have to walk away from what is familiar and move toward what you feel most closely resembles your dreams. This is what I did recently.
Recently I decided to make a MAJOR shift in my life. Actually, I made several shifts. I decided to leave my job (and my students, which was very hard!), leave the state, stop teaching at schools, and focus my time on my business, my family, and my health. WOW!!! That’s a LOT of change. Lot’s of financial, physical, and mental shifts. So far, I’ve learned several lessons.
Lesson 1 – What’s best for you?
The first lesson was that I have to do what I feel is best for me. That’s hard for me. That’s hard for a lot of us that are naturally caregivers and nurturers. When you make it your life mission to help other people, it’s very hard to focus the attention to yourself so that YOU can be fulfilled and whole. It’s a struggle, but the struggle is worth it. You are worth it. I AM worth it.
Your first assignment is to evaluate some aspect of your life. If you feel like you are not being fulfilled, see if you can create plan that will help you reach that goal… then work your plan. Slowly but steadily work your plan.
Lesson 2 – Finances
You must plan financially for any major shifts you make. No matter whether it is a dietary change, working to become debt-free, starting a business, or planning to move out the country. You must work on your financial health in order to make the shift successfully.
Fortunately, I’d started working on my finances a couple years prior. At the time, my goal was to be debt-free (well, all except student loans). I didn’t have plans on moving or entrepreneurship. In the meantime, I was buiding up my savings, emergency fund, etc.
Unfortunately, I’d dipped into my savings for a couple investments so when it was time to move, I didn’t have as much cushion as I wanted / needed to have. Lesson learned: Be a little more stringent with the budget and investments in the future. Don’t dip into ANYTHING! Have a separate savings fund for the investments as well, so that there is no dip-age needed.
Lesson 3 – Just Do It!
Nike is right! If you want it, you gotta just do it! You must go for it. Success rarely happens when you continuously do things that are comfortable or safe. You must leap into the unknown with as much planning and faith as possible. There is no way to plan for everything that happens. You just have to do as much as you can and enjoy the journey, bumps and all.
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