And darling, anything is possible.
Back in 2010, if you’d told me I would be writing a real-life book for two of the best publishing houses in the world, I wouldn’t have believed you. In fact, years ago, if you had told me I would be an entrepreneur, successfully running my own business and doing what I love, I would have spat out my vodka, lime and soda.
The life I live now is beyond my wildest dreams.
But it wasn’t always smooth sailing. I had full on punch-ups with my Mean Girl many times, especially in the early days of building my biz. I'd let her take over, but I am so glad I kept on persisting. I have always been super determined and very passionate with everything I do, which is why I am where I am today.
And Holy Smokes am I grateful. Doing what you love everyday is the best feeling in the world. I love being an entrepreneur for these reasons:
You Get To Be Your Own Boss
You’re in charge of setting the direction, steering the ship, and making the decisions. At first, the fact that the buck stopped with me scared the shit out of me. Now, I see it as the ultimate in self-responsibility. If I’m not happy in my work, and I’m not excited to jump out of bed each day, there’s no else to blame. I truly am 100% responsible for my own happiness.
You Get To Set Your Own Hours
If I’m feeling on fire and want to immerse myself for ten days straight, I go for it. If I’m feeling called to pull back, retreat, and spend time on self-care, I absolutely do that too. Being able to follow your own rhythms and work with your energy, not against it, is one of the best parts of owning your own business (Not to mention, sleep-ins whenever you need them = bliss!).
You Get To Work On Products And Projects That Inspire The Heck Out Of You
Life’s too short to pour your heart and soul into things that don’t light you up. When you’re fuelled by passion and purpose, and doing things that interest you, you feel like you’re living in alignment with your truth. And as an added bonus, it doesn’t even feel like work.
You Get To Make The Rules
I love making the rules in my business. And I’m strict about then! Things like not answering emails after 6pm and not scheduling back-to-back meetings and interviews. I’ve created boundaries that support me, and I lovingly enforce them.
You Get To Carve Out How Your Life Looks
If you want your days filled with beautiful coaching clients, you can do that. If you’d rather spend your time pounding away at your laptop writing words of wisdom, you can do that too. When you’re the boss, you get to choose.
You Get To Decide What’s Important To You
If you’re working for someone else, you have to align with their ideals. Which might mean chasing profit at the expense of everything else. Or valuing quantity over quality. Or prioritising work over your family and loved ones. When you run your own biz, YOU get to decide. Every decision I make is funnelled through a filter of how it feels in my heart, how it’s helping me fulfil my purpose, and how it’s serving you guys – my beautiful tribe. All other considerations are secondary.
And… You Get To Take A Six-Week Creative Bender If You So Wish
I’m so thrilled I get to devote myself fully to this project. Carving out the time and space to bring a long-held dream to life feels freaking amazing. I can’t wait to fill you in on this awesome movement and all the goodness I’ve been working on.
So I’ll see you soon, gorgeous! But before I bunker down, I’d love to hear from you. Share with us in the comments below – Do you run your own business? Or have you been itching to start one? What does your heart feel pulled to do?
I love reading all your beautiful stories in the comments. Thank you so much for sharing your insights – remember yours might just be the spark that changes someone’s life!