Last week was a real struggle for me. I had some health problems and landed (again) in the hospital for the better part of the week. But this past week was also significant because it was the last week of my short-term disability at work, and I had to make a decision.
Do I go back to the job that pays fairly well and has decent benefits, but sucks the life out of me? Do I go back to the job that makes me want to jump out the window, roll down the roof Ninja-style, and run like hell? Or do I take a chance. I have thought long and hard these past 6 months (short-term my ass!) about what would be the best decision for me. I have agonized about it, had panic attacks over it, and probably took a year off my life worrying about it.
Then it came down to it. I was out of time. Time to call, if you will. So…
I did it.
I jumped in with both feet and eyes wide open. I decided to walk away from the familiar and take the biggest risk I could think of – Starting my own consulting firm. The truth is that I have been really run down for a long time, and my health is too inconsistent for the 8-5 gig. So, I want to take the risk and really try to build something awesome.
So, as of yesterday, I became the CEO of Baker Blessitt Business Solutions (www.bakerblessitt.com). My partner, Misty, is COO and super awesome! I am so excited to be working with her. I think we can really do a lot of cool things with our talents and backgrounds.
I am also running my photography business (www.elizabethblessittphotography.com), too, so I will be a busy beaver going forward.
But I don’t care. I have rarely ever felt challenged in my career, so this will be really good for me. I love to solve problems and to help other people grow their strengths and overcome their not-so-strong areas.
So, what have YOU been putting off? And what are you going to do about it! Every day is a new day. Seize it! What’s the worst that could happen? You fail? Some of the most successful people in the world have been bankrupt. Twice. You know who you are. Just go for it!
My parachute might not be golden, but it will get me where I need to go.