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When I was 22 I left the job I hated with no backup job and no idea what I was going to do.
All I knew was that on my last day of work when my workday was over I hit the road for a 5-hour drive to DC in my 1985 Honda Prelude.
It was packed to the brims with everything I owned.
I had cleaned out my apartment, said goodbye to my roommate,
fulfilled my commitment at work and then hit the road to the unknown.
When I was 27 I left my near-government job (super secure job) to start my own firm.
I traveled the country and
I had a partner, yes, but we just went all in.
When I was 32, I left the Right Coast for the Left Coast.
Turned everything in to have babies and "play tennis"!
I started podcasting
and then I started consulting one customer at a time.
I started offering services.
Started just helping out.
Careers grow as you do.
Businesses grow as you do.
I am a completely different person than I was at 22 and 27 and 32 and 37.
Imagine what would have happened if my business would have stayed the same.
When is it time to pivot?
When you know.
When you get too comfortable.
When you get too bored.
When you get too stable.
When you aren't growing as you hope.
Or as you dream.
When your stomach tells you, this is what's right.
When I was 22, I left my job and temped for 2 months before I was offered another job making over $20,000 more than my-fancy-consulting-firm job.
When I was 27, I jumped into the unknown. I remember thinking "are we really doing this?" Within 18 mos we had a 7-figure business.
When I was 32, I finished out my last of last contracts and the next week, I delivered my first baby nearly a month early.
Wouldn't it have been disastrous if I didn't change?
If I didn't move forward?
And in the present, my business has changed.
It has grown.
It's taken 2 steps forward and 1 step back.
And while I have been working, I have been listening.
So on this Wednesday,
on this Hump Day,
on this "Take the Bull by the Horn Day"
You don't need more data or news.
There's no lessons from outside.
Just this single story.
To remind you to listen within.
It's always a good time to take the bull by the horns.
To take control.
And to pivot... even with Ross around! ;)
What is on your plan?
What is in our stomach?
What is on your mind?
Think on it and then take action.
Quick side note from Ashleigh. Here are my most favorite tools ever.
- For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings. My walk always becomes a power walk after listening.
- To focus during the day I love to focus@will. They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does. I blarethe classical music. I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
- Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away. She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money! Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny. Not. going. to. lie.