Get Your Lean On
For years I had this nagging feeling that there was something bigger in store for me. Then it hit me. I sat on my couch one morning with this burning nag. This is it! I literally told myself that within 30 days I was launching something. Ummmm…..WHAT?!?! Lol.
I knew at this moment that I had no other choice but to come up with an idea STAT (Nursing term that mean immediately). No more talking. It was time to take the plunge as they say. Well what in the world was I going to leap toward?
I think this is where things get a bit strange for anyone that is not an entrepreneur. I think us entrepreneurs are wired differently. It was time to get my lean on. It was time to really get down to business.
2 weeks later I took a leap on an idea that I brainstormed on for 3 hours. After a 3-hour meeting with who is now my dear friend, Christine and marketing guru, I decided I would do my first Facebook video announcing my decision to launch something BIG on my coming Birthday Oct 19th. I had 1 month to develop this idea into something people could connect to.
A mix of emotion came over me. I was excited, but also not totally clear on my mission yet. One thing I was fully sure of, was that I had to go for it. I knew that if I just kept going in the direction of my dreams then all would align for me.
I had to leap that day or else I would never leap. Have you ever decided you needed to do something but then life circumstances get in the way? You have a solid idea and plan, but then you decide to wait to do it tomorrow. Maybe you can do it next month when you get paid or maybe even once you aren't so busy?
Time is irrelevant and circumstances don't matter to an entrepreneur. We become fixed on going after our idea. No matter if it isn’t completely clear. Even if we don’t know how to do something.
I am not a writer and I decide to write blogs. Why? Because I love to write and I am willing to learn. I have a ways to go…lol!
Entrepreneurs figure out how to do the things they don’t know in order to eliminate the road blocks that stand between them and their mission. I never designed a website, I have never been on camera, I defiantly never blogged before, and so much more. Well I could go ahead a give up. I could say….“this is too hard!”
NOOOOOO!!! This is where entrepreneurs shine the most….we get our lean on! We lean in and grind. These are the late nights, the entire days we spend on our lap top, the constant swirling of amazing ideas in our head, lack of sleep, etc.
I was taking 5 classes, while working full time, and rocking mom hood when I took my leap.
#1 I was scared shitless.
#2 I was scared shitless...lol!!
I think you get it. I was freaking out. But fear can be your best friend!! FIGHT or FLIGHT! An entrepreneur will FIGHT!!! We don't back down......we leap when everyone else thinks we are freaking NUTS.
OMG, that moment when you tell your family or a friend your brilliant idea. You are so enthused and pumped. Then you get that look from them, you know what look I am talking about. Or they ask you, “are you sure you want to do that?” What about the friends that you thought were your friends, then you realize they really aren’t your supporters?
I had to learn to surround myself with like minded people. Friends that get it. Be around positive driven people and it is contagious. No jealousy, just support and sharing your vision. There is enough success for us all.
I believe the right people will support you. And honestly we end up a bit obsessed with our mission, so what they think doesn’t stop us. We have the vision. We have the dream that we know will come true.
Be a force to be reckoned with! Be unstoppable! A look, a comment, or a no can’t get us down. It may sting a little in the moment, but we shake it off. Get your lean on. Walk with swagger. You will succeed. You can feel it. You know the feeling I’m talking about!
I don’t want to be comfortable anymore. What do I mean by comfortable? I don’t want to work, come home, eat supper, do the kids homework, go to bed, and then wake up the next day to do it all again. Yes, there is security in that life. I decided to create the life I want and this life is with me making my dreams a reality.
Tips I have learned so far.
1. Your idea does not need to be perfect.
2. You don’t have to know it all.
3. Let the haters go.
4. Give it your all.
5. Utilize your resources.
6. Drop the cash now so you can get cash later.
7. Dream big.
8. Be open to shifts in your plan.
9. Feeling uncomfortable is how you grow.
Failure is not in my vocabulary. I have full assurance that I will be successful. I have already envisioned it as if it has already happened. So now I am going to go get it.
Let’s get our lean on. Let’s make it happen. No excuses. It is time. I wish each and every entrepreneur success.