Success: It will only happen if you go for it!

Sounds pretty obvious, right?
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Well, sometimes we all need reminding. I’m sharing a vulnerable part of me with you today. An experience that I went through, not so long ago, actually. A diary entry, if you will.
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I like to refer back to it for motivation when I’m having those “not-so-great” days. Maybe it’ll help someone on a not-so-great day too. So, here it is:
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A Valuable Lesson Learned
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“Today I was let go from my 9-5 job…rather abruptly actually.
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I wasn’t there for long; it had literally been 4 weeks and a couple of days.
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Out of nowhere, the “you’re not the right fit” card was used.
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Wanna hear the funny part??
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I didn’t want to be there in the first place. I knew that I was not meant to be there to begin with.
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When they initially contacted me, I was on track to launch my Virtual Assistance business and I was SO excited about it!
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Why did I switch course then, right?
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Because, although I was on track to launch, I wasn’t quite “ready” yet. I didn’t have everything laid out as I wanted in my mind for the perfect launch.
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Simultaneously, after losing my successful long-term job at the start of the pandemic, money was drying up and I could see some potential financial issues looming around the corner.
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So, when I got the call to say that they were interested in pursuing my application, I was literally in two minds.
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One saying, “This is not good timing; I’m in the process of launching my new business in an industry that I love and will thrive in…” And the other saying, “You could really do with the money. How are you paying your rent next month?”
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The latter thought won. I took the sensible option…the safe option.
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I told them that I was happy to proceed with the application process and, after two successful interviews via Zoom call, I was offered the job and accepted.
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I felt that I could bring all the skills acquired over the years to the role: my creativity and knack for learning new things, my ability to work under pressure, my people skills and problem solving abilities, etc.
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But, as my start date approached, I had this pit in my stomach…one that I had never experienced or associated with starting a new job before.
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Isn’t that strange?
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But still, I went ahead as planned, because you don’t turn down jobs, right?
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Wrong. You can and should turn down a job, if you know it’s not meant for you.
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And I knew that it wasn’t. I saw all of the signs and I chose to ignore them. I told myself that “securing the bag” was the right thing to do. And, to an extent, it was.
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But, I should have had more faith, belief and confidence in my new business and my capabilities.
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It doesn’t have to be the “perfect” launch to be a success. Just launch! Everything else will fall into place.
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So, although today has been bittersweet, this has been the wake-up call that I needed. I vow to never put my calling above practicality EVER again. It only wastes valuable time and it’s really not worth it in the end.”
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I wrote this in a state of vulnerability. That exposure helped me to acknowledge what I knew all along. “I make things HAPPEN!”
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There is no time like the present and every moment wasted is a tragic loss. That opportunity you keep avoiding? Take it! That business idea you keep playing with? Make it happen!
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Time waits for no one. So, make that move while you can. Success is obtainable! You know you can do it. You’ve got this!
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Think you could do with some support to make it happen? Book a free Discovery Call with me and find out how I can help.
Alternatively, click here to find out more about Crucial VA.

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