Recently I did an assessment called "strengths finder". I found out I'm an ACTIVATOR. Which means I like to DO. DO first, think later. JUMP IN! Try something. If it fails, then I'll learn why and I won't do it again. And while sometimes this "strength" makes me appear illogical and overzealous, I'm glad I have it! Because when my life wasn't going the way I wanted I did something about it! I couldn't wait for things to get easier. I couldn't wait for the kids to get older... for the holidays to be over... for the new year... for our finances to be more stable... for our debt to be paid off... for my baby to be done nursing... for us to be more rested... I COULD NOT WAIT. I had to ACT.
Not only did I decide I was going to gain control of our health and fitness, but I decided I was going to start a business and grow a second income at the same time. Talk about CRAZY!! 😜I had five kids, my OLDEST just turned 7, another part time job, my husband was building a financial planning practice, I had no help at home, I was still nursing my 10 month old, I was homeschooling... and I thought, "YUP! Now is the time to take this on!" What the HECK is wrong with me?😬
But here's the thing... I had already spent years WISHING and HOPING for things to get easier. I was becoming frustrated at a complete lack of progress toward my life goals. I wasn't willing to toss out our dreams and ideals. I was becoming resentful toward circumstances that I perceived as preventing me from achieving my goals. I wanted to:
1️⃣Be fit and feel energized 💪🏻
2️⃣Quit my other part time job and be home full time with my kids 👩🏽👧🏼👧🏼👦🏼👶🏼
3️⃣Pay off ALL our debt, start saving money for the future and be in a position to GIVE! 💰
4️⃣Travel and vacation more ✈️
5️⃣Start feeling fulfilled and happy 😊
6️⃣Utilize all of my strengths and share my gifts 🎁
7️⃣Help others, grow a community and be surrounded by positive supportive people!
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