What is Success?
Success was always defined as following a certain path; graduate from high school, go to college, get a degree, get a job, climb the corporate ladder, make more money, etc. the list goes on and on. It’s engrained in everything we do and see, televisions shows depict upper middle class families making over 6 figures, advertisements and social media tell you what you should look like, how you should dress, what you should eat, which curling iron or makeup product to buy, etc. Not to mention your family/parent’s definition of success for you. It’s kind of crazy how we often unquestioningly allow all of these things to influence us and help shape our ideas of success. What does success truly look like to you? What happens if your ideas around the topic of success changes? Is what you are doing putting you on a path to move closer toward your definition of success?
After a decade of working in the corporate world, I’ve taken a leap into entrepreneurship. EEK! It’s super exciting but also very scary. If you had asked me a year ago what my career was going to look like, I probably would’ve said something in the professional corporate world…basically continuing on the path that I had been on during most of my adult working life. Change and the unknown are scary things for a lot of people and entrepreneurship does not have that same type of stability as traditional corporate jobs but hey, the greater the risk, the greater the reward right?? Eek. Again, scary but also super exciting!
If you are contemplating entrepreneurship, one of the biggest obstacles in your mind is probably the financial aspect of it. If so, I’d recommend you go through the exercise of figuring out your current daily net, then determine what your daily net would be if you lived below your means (yes, cut out all the extra stuff you don’t actually need), this will give you an idea of how much money you will need to generate on a daily basis so that your daily net is net positive or at least net zero. Pursuing new endeavors doesn’t necessarily mean that the new endeavor will be your only source of income; you can pursue those new endeavors and still utilize your existing background and experience or even take on completely unrelated jobs with low entrance barriers as a means to generate income.
Think outside the box, try something different, get creative; who knows what you will be capable of? It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. When you find something that you are passionate about and know what you want to do or what you need to do, you will do whatever it takes to make it work. Hustle harder, I’m rooting for you!
I’ve always had a passion for fashion and a love for handbags so I’ll be Girl Bossin’ (or at least trying to) in those realms. I have a lot of ideas and I am super excited about working to turn those ideas into reality so I can share them with you. It’s still in the early stages and I have a lot of work to do so more information to come! Also, I’m excited to tap into my creative side and will be working on making enhancements to Cat Eyes and Candy.
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