This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2.
The journey of being an entrepreneur is at times a tough, hard road.
As well as the elation of success, we quite often struggle with self doubt, failure and frustration to name a few! I’m sure you’ve experienced that confusion of those around you wondering why on earth you put yourself through it! Maybe you’ve wondered it yourself sometimes!
I know for me I’ve had those moments where I’m on my knees, almost ready to throw the towel in and then I remember WHY I’m putting myself through this and I buckle up and charge onwards!
I absolutely hate being told what to do and how to do it. It makes me feel stifled and doesnt allow my creativity to flow.
In my late teens and early 20s I had several corporate jobs and the story always went the same – I adored the challenge of getting to grips with a new job and for a few months I’d be skipping in to work (well not literally but you get what I mean!). Then when I got to the point that I could do the job with my eyes closed the boredom would start to eat away at me.
I can’t stand the feeling that I’m not doing something that impacts on the company or people that I work for. I like to feel valued and that the work I do counts for something whether it’s increasing revenue, streamlining business systems or helping someone to improve their lifestyle!
When I became a mama 5 years ago my definition of freedom evolved. It wasn’t just about me anymore. The business I was running at that time served its purpose to give me freedom from the rules and creative freedom BUT it had taken over my life. I loved what I did but that kind of set up just wasn’t going to cut it with a baby now.
As a mama entrepreneur, freedom for me means being able to work from anywhere.
No, not because I want to sip Mojitos by the beach every day but because I want to be with my little girl if she gets sick and stays home from school. Freedom to me is being able to take time out from my business on every school holiday to be with her and in doing so, my business isn’t going to fall apart or my income take a huge nose dive.
Freedom to me is having the ability to make choices that most people in the corporate world couldn’t dream of. To live a lifestyle that allows me to see my family grow and give them an abundant life. Knowing that I don’t have to sacrifice financially to see my family and vice versa.
THAT’S why I keep pushing on when the going gets tough.
What keeps you going when life throws you a curveball?
Read the previous posts in this blog challenge:
Day 1 – What’s Holding Me Back