For those of you who have been following me since July 2018 you know what a whirlwind of a journey I have been on!
In July of 2018 I was laid off (for the 3rd time in 6 years). This was the pivotal moment in my entrepreneurial life. I thought 2014 was a pivotal moment but oh was I wrong. 2018 really sealed the deal that I HAD to take control of my future.
Well, taking control of one’s future is never quite like one thinks it will be! I have blogged about the crazy yet amazing roller coaster I have been on! AND the importance of my faith during this season! December was the last time I really blogged about my journey. Jan, I blogged about how important it is to celebrate all wins (and it REALLY is)! Do yourself a favor and re-read that blog
Well, when I think back over the past 6 months the one word that comes to mind is “chaos”. In the last 6 months I went from wrapping up a lucrative freelance gig, to launching a note investing company (with partners, in additional to my real estate investing education business), to having NO freelance and NO steady income to having a full time freelance gig (in additional to 2 other businesses mentioned here). Let me by (CRYSTAL) clear I am NOT complaining; I am stating facts. Over the past 9 months I have struggled with not being able to pay all bills to rebuilding a steady income stream and everything in between!
Designing your life is NOT for the weak! I recall the days when I thought I was NOT cut out for this (legit had conversations with friends saying I would NEVER EVER EVER be an entrepreneur)! Designing a life you love is a CONSTANT struggle! You face many small and major setbacks! Yet, each day you have to get up and FIGHT, you have to FIGHT through the chaos, fight through your self doubt, fight through your circumstance, and you have to live your passion and your purpose and you HAVE to keep on keeping on! You have to surround yourself by people who lift you up, people who tell you “how proud they are of you for never giving up” people who tell you “I knew you would do XYZ” and people who tell you “you inspire ME”! These are the people you NEED (not want, truly need) in your life!!! Sadly, sometimes these people are not your forever friends! Sometimes they are new friends or legit people you JUST met! It is a CRAZY concept to comprehend until you experience in! We all want our long time friends and family to be our cheerleaders! Yet, sometimes they themselves aren’t there yet, they don’t see another way, they think not having a “job” is risky and unsafe. So it is imperative to your lifeline to find like minded people to support you and life you up! Imperative!!!
Tonight, I say cheers to the chaos, and even the challenges! It has brought me to where I am today. I am tired (ok, exhausted), I am exhilarated, I am energized (talk about confusing, right?), I get overwhelmed, but I am on the right track and I WILL keep on keeping on and designing a life I absolutely love! And in that process, I WILL continue to change the lives of others!
Chaos is just a phase, don’t let it get you down. Frankly, DON’T LET ANYTHING GET YOU DOWN! Keep on fighting! You’ve got this! Design a life YOU love! You deserve it!!!