I love lessons…they grow me and humble me at the same time.
Every summer I tend to take OFF from work and travel the whole time. 🗽⛩🗼
I mean the whole darn time!
School’s out? LET’S GO! ✈
Over the years as my center grew. The demand for my time grew as well. ⏳
When I would take off for Summer, it would get met with complaints and sometimes even suggestions that I was being selfish. 🤔
SO…..I did what any caring and thoughtful person would do, I changed my summer schedule so instead of being gone 100% of the time, I was only gone 40%.💚💙🧡💜💛
I will admit, I was a bit sad about it because I love to travel (Sag Rising here) and with my kids safely tucked away at grandma’s house for the summer, I was ready to FLY.
But I wanted to honor the requests of my clients and really….I was also curious to see how business would be in the summer time.
Well guess what happened?
I’m here….ready to work AND
🚫 No clients
🚫 No students
🚫 No full classes
I am literally sitting here….twiddling my thumbs. 🤬🤬🤬
What a wakeup call!
SO lesson learned!
Next summer I am OUTTA here again!
And this time, I will not allow myself to have the FEELs when clients and students express their disapproval. I will remind them of the summer of 2019 and leave it at that! 🤣
Now that Summer is halfway over, I have redirected my energy yet again. It pays to be flexible so you can roll with the punches!
I cancelled some of my classes, rescheduled some and cut my work load wayyyyyy down. I bought some summer reading books at Barnes and Noble and am now having a staycation instead!
- Daytime naps
- Late night Netflix and Hulu binging
- Hanging with my hunny in new areas around town
- Catching up with friends through lunches and dinners
- Lots of summer reading!
So I made a mistake, big whoop. It happens. The most important thing is to evaluate, analyze and redirect as quickly as you can.
In the “Think and Grow Rich” book, Napolean Hill talks about Being DECISIVE is a key ingredient for a successful entrepreneur. I couldn’t agree more!
It is great to make decisions but it is also needed to be able to change those decisions and make better decisions based on your feelings.
Does anyone else relate to this?
Have you changed your life or done something for others instead of yourself and regretted it?
Were you able to stay with the original decision or did you make a change and move quickly and swiftly forward in that new direction?
As an entrepreneur have you put the needs of your clients over your own?
I may be 10 years in the game as a spiritual entrepreneur but I love these awakening moments that help me create the life I truly desire.
SO I am going to return to Summering.
Thank you for listening and hopefully you are having a happy summer too!