I’m gonna be honest for a minute. My shop was sucking the life out of me. It was taking time away from my kids, my home, and my friends. It was making pennies and was becoming something I wasn’t excited to wake up and do each day. So, I did a thing.
Folks – I am not afraid of the hustle. I love the hustle. I love building something out of nothing and learning new things every day. But there comes a time when the hustle turns into stubbornness and you need to take a step back and evaluate.
I knew God wasn’t telling me to close up my shop, but he was (and is) speaking very clearly that it was time to take a step back for a season. During that time of evaluation, an opportunity was presented to me. I was asked to join a team alongside many good friends to share about a product that I had been using for a while and loved.
At first, I thought it was crazy – I love to hustle, but I couldn’t hustle hard in my shop and hustle hard for this team. But, then again – I was in a time of evaluation, knowing I needed to adjust my focus. What if I stepped back from my shop for a season? What if I let it grow organically and stopped trying so hard? And this new opportunity – how would I fit in another thing?
Here were my deciding factors:
- I didn’t need to fit in another thing, my shop was going through a seasonal lull which opens a lot of time.
- The product works. I have used it for over six months and it really truly has been a game changer for my hair – I can easily stand behind Monat and know that I am backing a good product.
- This opportunity and position allows me to interact with people, with friends, instead of being stuck in a room with my sewing machine for hours on end (which I don’t mind doing, sometimes).
- I can do most of my work on my phone, which allows me to work anywhere and everywhere. After I drop the boys at school, when we are at the park, anywhere really which allows me to be on the go and still be able to get things done.
- No inventory – I don’t need to keep products in stock, I don’t need to ship anything out and I don’t need to spend money I don’t have to try to keep inventory that I am crossing my fingers I’ll sell.
- The company is exploding. It’s a ground floor opportunity that won’t be available in a year. I have watched it change friends lives (like actual people I know) in less than a year. Even if it takes me twice as long as them – it’s still an amazing opportunity.
So all of that to say, I did a thing, I made that decision a month ago and it has been one of the best months I’ve had in a while. I am still working hard but the hustle is so different. Sure I’ve had to step outside of my comfort zone a little, but where there is comfort, there is no growth. I got my first paycheck less than two weeks with the company. And it was more than I had made from my shop in the six weeks prior.
So I challenge you this – what is holding you back? Why are you afraid to take the leap? Let’s chat, either over real coffee or virtual coffee. I want to see this opportunity change your life just as it is changing mine.
Oh and PS. I am enjoying sewing again. I’ve spent time just creating and it’s like a breath of fresh air.