A New Beginning.
The Next Chapter.
The Hard Stuff.
The Facebook status’ that flood our news feed daily. Better yet the status we posted ourselves. The New Chapter life is freaking awesome post. The post that’s really hiding how scary it really is to make a change, start new. That’s the best thing about social media right. We get to pick and choose what we post right?! But then what. We have a new status and we have no idea where to really go from there. Now that it’s been presented to the world we better damn well deliver.
I have done this a time or two in my day. Sometimes the moves I made were smart and other times they were a knee jerk reaction to my emotions or idea I’ve had. My favourite NOT so smart move was when I decided to quit my personal training career because Ryan and I had “arrived” in our network marketing career. Announcing to the world (our family and friends) we will be rich. We had made $1200 BUCKS PART TIME in a month so we thought screw it – what can we do full time! We spent the next 20 months accumulating over six figures in debt, stress and anxiety. More than our fair share of crazy room-mates and Mr. Noodle dinners. Our plans for being like Jay-Z and Beyoncé back fired….or as I like to say were postponed. That 20 months+ are what I like to call our “Education Chapters” highs and lows.
As an entrepreneur – heck as a person you learn a lot about yourself when you’ve been to the bottom. Struggling to pay the bills, be in love and build your dreams. Now with social media and peoples ability to know but not really know our lives puts our achievements and our losses on blast. I couldn’t even imagine being a celebrity. The media frenzy about The Kardashians and Caitlyn Jenner to Donald Trumps interesting choice of words and posts almost daily during his presidential run. Although the media wants to eat them alive they are some of the best entrepreneurs for getting back up and starting new chapters.
Once you do it a few time things become less scary and the rock bottom is a little less close to the bottom. The “education years” are the cost of being successful and the time we need to put in till we get it right. Look at Martha Stewart –
It’s these years – these struggles that form us in to better business women and men. Better friends, spouses’ hell even better lovers. It’s the bottom that reminds us to adjust our sails and it’s our dreams that make us keep going. There is nothing like failure to help us learn to get back up and start that Next Chapter.
If you are in your “education” phase or just posted that life changing Facebook status and are scared as shit. Breathe – grab a glass of wine. Take the time to write out what went RIGHT and what went WRONG. Set your new goals and review the goals you accomplished. Get a mentor and/or business coach. BUT not some bullshit guru who has never even built a business. My personal favourite are life coaches who don’t even have their shit together. This time don’t try and do it alone. There are far to many people out there that have gone through what we have gone through and can help you cut the mistakes earlier this time. Do what makes you happy and do what makes you money.
The scary status and life changing decision has been posted it’s out there for the world to see, its now time to take action. The new chapter is never easy but let it be the beginning of something great.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.”
John C. Crosby
Cheers to the Next Chapter,