“Ok Ma’am, I think we’ve loaded up all your stuff into the truck” said Tony, the guy I hired to help me move out of the house I had called home for three years.
It was June 12th, 2011.
“Let me have one last look around”, I yelled over the clang of the metal door sliding shut, sending shivers down my spine.
Damn, there’s a sound I’ll never forget.
As I walked down the path, past the rose bushes that were in full bloom, to the back yard, memories started flashing in my head like strobe lights at a rock concert.
I looked up at the blue sky and felt the hot sun on my cheeks as each flash of memory brought me to good times, bad times and painful times.
“Mommy are you ready?” yelled my 13-year old daughter Michaela.
Was I ready? Ready for what? I had no idea.
The day before, on my sister’s 47th birthday, we buried my Mom.
Four months ago we buried my Dad.
Today was the burial of my personal relationship.
Poof, my past and my future, gone, just like that.
If all that wasn’t enough, bearing the weight of my crumbling world on my shoulders I was literally rendered paralyzed in my arms and hands, barely able to move.
Sigh. “Yes I’m ready”, I said.
After all I had an 8-month old business to take care of.
Fast forward three years.
My life, my business and my arms are functioning at maximum capacity!
I made a decision that changed my life.
I decided that I did not want to live my life in pity, in fear and shroud in excuses.
I was totally in charge of my future and I wasn’t going to let my life circumstances paralyze me anymore.
So I get what it feels like to be stuck – it’s horrible!
But what happens when you don’t do anything about it?
NOTHING. That’s what happens.
I believe that most business owners are not successful because they are paralyzed by their life circumstances.
We make up excuses that literally immobilize us.
When it comes to your livelihood you want to make excuses for your business, not in spite of.
I know what’s going on in your business and in your head because the same thing was going on for me. Your business isn’t worth much if you don’t get results, and we all want results.
And I am all about results. If I can turn my life and business around you can too.
The only way you can change your life is by changing the way you think about your life. To reinforce your thoughts you need to change your actions. Mindset mitigates action, action mitigates mindset. They work in unison, not separately. It’s like the inner workings of a clock; a million moving parts all in sync, in rhythm.
Your life doesn’t always work like a clock but when one part breaks down it either stresses on the other components or shuts down all together.
I went from being broke, paralyzed and scared to death only 3 years ago to having the life I want.
Not some version of what I think others want. I want that for you too.
Here’s what I know to be true beyond a shadow of a doubt:
Excuses are stupid. Stupid is expensive. Excuses are costing you money and killing your dreams.
How much are yours costing you?