How is it possible we’re almost halfway through 2017?
Time if a funny thing. Doesn’t it feel like it’s dragging when you’re waiting for something or not happy with what you’re doing?
When you’re enjoying what you’re doing and have a lot to get done it feels like there’s not enough time in the day.
That and the fact that for some reason I think of time in 15-minute increments. From working on something to going places.
I think I can get everything done in these increments (15 min, 30 min, 45 min…) or that that’s how long it takes to get somewhere (I usually underestimate).
I don’t always take into consideration the time it takes to get my shizzle together to leave the house (after I’ve gotten ready).
It doesn’t matter if it’s grabbing a beverage (which always requires something: juice or water, I fill my containers to go, coffee has to be made), or remembering to grab the bags for shopping (I love the lack of plastic bag use but ask me how many times I forget the bags).
Fortunately, I build in a wee bit of a buffer (so I’m not late), but often I’m driving faster than I should because I hate being late and I hate how I feel when I think people might be waiting for me or I’m holding something up.
Speaking of feelings…
I’ve had this feeling in my gut for the last couple weeks and it’s only getting stronger.
It’s a nervous pit in my gut.
Kind of an “EEK! here we go!”
I used to be really uncomfortable when I felt this way because I couldn’t identify what it was.
Now I know it’s excitement, and it’s a good thing.
It’s simply an indicator that I’m on the right path, stepping into something new.
Learning to be comfortable with discomfort is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.
As we get closer to launching LeadSurveys (end of this month) I find that feeling is with me every day. Not because I’m nervous about the product (quite the contrary, I can’t wait to use it! It’s going to rock), it’s because it’s a new space for me.
And I have someone else counting on me to do my part (say what you will about accountability, but for me, it works).
I’m fascinated with the entrepreneurial space and how talking about feelings, life balance, and quality of life is becoming more common.
People are tired of putting on a brave face or only sharing the ‘lifestyle’ pictures.
No one gets through life without a few battle scars.
The amazing thing about talking about all of this is that it takes all the weight off your shoulders. Sharing and getting things off your chest and out of your body is amazing for lightening your load.
Troy Dean recently shared an amazing post & video about his new friend, anxiety. How he deals with it, when it first showed up in his life and how he manages it.
The response he received was amazing (I left a comment as well).
My recommendation on sharing this side of things is to baby-step your way there.
Start small and test the waters, this is both for you and your audience. If you’ve never written about the personal side of your business you might want to warm up your audience first. For most people, this feels like jumping into shark infested waters.
Even though you know you’re swimming in a lake. 😉
You already know how I feel about Troy Dean. Tons of integrity with all that he does.
Which is why I wanted to share that the doors are open to WP Elevation now.
If you want to learn how to scale your web dev business, Troy and his team are the ones to teach you.
Write better proposals, land bigger projects, and create the business and life you want.
Check out WP Elevation here