One week ago…
Me: I desperately need a mani pedi.
Friend: Yeah, I got mine done yesterday. My feet looked like I’d been living in the woods.
I STILL haven’t tended to my mani or my pedi, so I guess you could say my feet look like I’ve been living in the woods.
And here’s why…
I am utterly exhausted. As I sit here, typing this post, I could be doing my nails. But I’m not.
I just returned from a 5-day trip to Seattle, where I worked and visited with friends. One of those friends flew in from London, so I probably shouldn’t complain about my jet lag, but I’m kind of feeling it.
I’m supposed to record a webinar for my business package today. But I have yet to do my hair or my makeup… or my friggin nails.
Don’t get me wrong, my life has been a beautiful kind of crazy these past few weeks. I’ve had the honor of working with some amazing women to help them build their businesses AND some other amazing women who are helping me build mine. I got to visit with friends old and new and see sights I’d never laid eyes on before.
What’s my point?
Running a business on your own is hard work. I am the coach, the copywriter, the designer, the developer, the marketing department, the sales team, and the accountant. I’d be lying if I said any of it was easy.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have moments of doubt, worry, or sheer panic.
Honestly, sometimes I do think about giving up.
I’d also be lying if I said I wouldn’t choose it, again and again, every day.
This crazy ride continues to teach me so much. About business and about myself. I’m learning how empowering it is to live my purpose, how rewarding it is to help other women do the same, and that it’s okay to be human and rumble with fear, doubt, and panic.
My business celebrated one year last month (joy bubbles!) and it’s only up from here. I’m so incredibly grateful that I took this leap and that people continue to trust me with their brands and their businesses. I was fortunate to work with two women this past month on their branding (here and here) and a wonderful photographer who helped me with my new marketing photos. Big things have been happening and more are on the horizon, which has had me feeling quite busy. But I promise not to be so quiet from here on out.
And I promise to do my nails today. 🙂
Let this be a reminder that next time you see someone whose pedicure is nasty and chipping off, that maybe, just maybe, they are slaying away at something magical behind the scenes.
Much love to all of you bossladies who are also grinding away as an entrepreneur. It’s not for the faint of heart. I see you.