When I was growing up it was understood that I would go to college, get married, and work for a company for the rest of my life. Guess what….I did all those things. (Ok so the company was acquired & I was out of a job….but I was loyal for almost 25 years.)
Now that I’ve been there, done that…I realize that I was living someone else’s vision of a perfect life. Trouble is…I didn’t know what my vision was. I had been doing what was expected and never took the time to even think what I wanted my life to be.
Fast forward…I’m 54 now and I realize 2 things. One, I have nothing to lose. My life has been through every up and down that there isn’t a single thing that I can’t weather. Two, life is meant to be happy and whatever I choose to do or not do is to support a happy life. With both of those foundational beliefs…my life is…the life that I create.
Today’s inspiration comes care of two friends, Charles & Mark. I have worked with these guys over the years and they are an inspirational couple. Both worked for that same company that I did all those years and have moved on. Charles has been out of the traditional workforce for a number of years and in the last year he has been endeavoring to return to it.
Charles is a whip smart, dynamic guy, who I have always believed has the heart and soul of an entrepreneur. When traditional employment options didn’t work he began searching for a business that spoke to him. With Mark’s encouragement Charles opened up “Kiss Me Ra Airbrush Tanning” (WWW.KISSMERA.COM). Kiss Me Ra is a mobile service in Seattle…where it rains more that the sun shines. What a brilliant concept and a service that Charles is passionate about. With Mark’s crack marketing skills & encouragement Charles has moved out of the realm of traditional and into a place where he shines!
So the Simple Steps for today are:
- Decide what you are passionate about.
- Garner the support of your family & friends.
- Go for it!
You have everything to gain…most of all…you get to live YOUR dreams!