I believe that every day delivers a lesson… At least one! And I want to use this blog post to share life lessons on business, attitude, confidence and general food for thought.
If you’ve listened to any successful business leaders you will be familiar with the stories of ‘poverty’ and struggle before success… It often seems the two go hand in hand.
Why is it we have to hit rock bottom before we are willing to pull out the stops? Why, when we are making ends meet (even if with a struggle) do we not see or go for the opportunities for something better? Is it that we don’t believe we deserve it or that it is not possible for us to have or be more than we are in that moment?
The thing about rock bottom is once there, there really are only two choices; to climb back up or to lie down and die, literally. I believe it is in that moment that we realise there is a lesson and we have the power to make the changes we truly want, we just have to be willing to grasp the concept, fight the mind demons (limiting beliefs) and get into action.
I work with women around confidence building and taking the steps to start their own business. Quite often these women have experienced redundancy, long term unemployment or have lost any hope of being happy in the ‘workplace’. They have, in some ways, hit their rock bottom. They are looking for new ways of being and starting a business certainly fits the bill. It takes guts to go out on your own when all you’ve ever known is the ‘safety & security’ (questionable) of employment. It takes a willingness to be responsible for what happens to you and for you and a whole lot of decision making. Starting your own business is not for the fainthearted.
And so today’s lesson has filled me with complete joy in knowing that as I serve others through my purpose, I help women at their rock bottom find a better way to climb back up, to start to build the life they deserve and desire.
And as I look at my own life I see the same pattern. 9 years on after redundancy, using inspirational leaders words to revitalise and stimulate me, I have managed to hold fast to my dream. And even if it has taken longer to live it, at least now I know I am on the right path and all the struggles & battles I fought were there to serve my growth and development; I am stronger and more determined than ever.
So when the going gets tough, make a decision to do something about it. You don’t have to wait for rock bottom, you have each and every day to make a better choice for you and your loved ones.
As you look at your day, what was a lesson for you to take away? I’d love to know and your sharing could make a difference to someone’s life…