In case you missed my announcement yesterday…I quit my day job to run my own business!
Day 1 Recap
Yesterday felt like an odd day…
I wasn’t dreading Monday for once. Seems like that could be a perk to being an entrepreneur.
I wasn’t sure what to do with my self even though I had a list.
I did get some research done and ran some errands for our business.
I rode Rumor and lounged Gracie.
I wasn’t as productive as I wanted to be but I did plan to take a few days off. So this is ok.
Despite it being a weird day, I never had a feeling like I had made the wrong choice. Wanting to be an entrepreneur runs deep in my blood. My dad and his dad both were entrepreneurs. I was worried that Monday would be filled with tons of doubt but it wasn’t. I wish I felt more excited about our business but I think I’m in a slump because of how emotionally drained I am from my old job. I know that once I recharge I will be excited about it and my head will be filled with tons of ideas like it once was before.
I tried to read a book called Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business by Paul Downs, but I just couldn’t get through it. I bought it because it had good reviews and I feel like I can learn from other entrepreneurs. For whatever reason though, I just couldn’t get into it. Time to look up other good Business books on Amazon. If you have any suggestions, please leave them for me in the comments! I’ve heard #GirlBoss is good. Have you read that?
I also spent time listening to the new Ken Coleman Podcast. If you feel like I did, trapped in a job you don’t like and know you’re meant to do more with your life, then this podcast is perfect for you. Look it up on iTunes and listen to it. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. I got through the first 3 episodes and they really invoked some deep thoughts. I definitely think the choice I’ve made to leave my job and be my own boss was the right move. As a little girl, I always dreamed of being like my dad and running a company one day. What’s interesting is when Ken talks about finding your passion – I know mine is being my own boss – but I also love working with financials. I could sit and look at numbers all night long and never get bored. This is the part of the business I LOVE doing and am glad the hubs wants no part of. After listening to the podcasts, it definitely helped to solidify that I’m on the right track and again made the right decision. I am a firm believer that can be more prosperous doing something you love, rather then doing something for money.
Since I’m writing this post on Tuesday and not at the end of Monday. I might as well finish it with telling you about my crazy dream. Last night I dreamt I went back to my old work because I didn’t know how not to be there. My old boss was surprised to see me and didn’t know what to make of it. I was sitting in my old office making a task list for my co-workers so that nothing would be missed with my clients. Even in my dream I knew I was there out of habit and didn’t want to be there. Why in the world am I dreaming about going back to the job I was so happy to leave? I hope I don’t have anymore dreams like that again. Please tell me you’ve had weird dreams like this too and I’m not the only one?
Guess we’ll see what Tuesday brings.