Hello and I'm home sick today. I was yesterday. And yesterday I was worried about the acceptance of my illness by my boss. Today - I'm feeling a little more energy - and I am motivated to succeed in my business again. Different focus.
However, this episode of illness has served to remind me of one of my key drivers for choosing my Digital Skills career.
You can teach an old dog new tricks, if that old dog is open to taking on the learning. I am open.
I am building my Digital Marketing Specialist business and I am going to have my time back and I am going to have my flexibility back.
You see, a big part of my life so far has been focussed on learning to be the best parent that I can. In doing that, I learnt that I need to be the best person that I can be. And to me, that means being emotionally intune with myself. Being aware of my inner world. Being emotionally literate. Being emotionally regulated. And all that comes with that.
Because by being that, I teach my children that.
I had great roll model parents - for my era. They gave me all that I needed - a safe home, a good education and a stong sense of belonging to my tribe. What they didn't have the skills to give me is the emotional relm that is a part of this life also. That is what I have been learning for myself through my adult life.
It is that part that makes me want to be able to take my teenage boys to school in the morning, and be here when they come home. I can work before that. I've been up working since 4am this morning (jet lag still having a hold on me). I can work after that - there's not much worth watching on TV at night so why not work?
THIS is what my Digital Marketing Specialist business gives me that my traditional job can't. The flexibility to be the type of person that I want to be - not the type of person that an antiquated work environment is forcing me to be.
I got seriously uncomfortable when I signed up for The Six Figure Mentors but I am so very pleased that I did. As it turns out, it is this discomfort that drives change in ourselves and our lives.
"Perturbation - a deviation of a system, moving object or process from it's normal state or path, caused by an outside influence." (source: Google)
I have been perturbed by a person and that perturbation has led me to The SFM. In today's update I will give you a little insight into my recent months journey.
For so long I have been looking for something more in my life. In November I attended a one week "Life Design" course in Sydney hosted by eQ Events. It was here that I became familiar with the "Perturbation" concept, and learnt to be comfortable with the feeling of being perturbed. The purpose of the week was to create perturbation in the attendees to generate the change in our lives that we were all seeking - that's why we were there though we may not have fully understood that.
I hardly recognise my life between then and now. I'm not going to trundle through the changes that have occurred - I will likely to that at another time - but I will outline what I am at today.
testingIt's Friday night in Australia - actually Australia Day. I have been here at my desk working on my new business for about 2 hours. I am still looking for a new word - work doesn't seem right, cause I am just so happy undertaking this activity. I have done some accounts work, some business planning, some online learning and now I'm writing my blog.
I can see my online future layed out before me - and I'm so excited. For quite a while now I have felt a strong desire to help others however I just couldn't find a way to do that. I tried child care - that didn't work for me. I returned to my old career focusing on modeling positive behaviours for my teenage boys to learn a postive way of life. But still, this was not enough.
NOW, I can build my online business - which is multi-stream, I can generate an income while building my business and I have an enormous and enormously supportive community to help me. I can see how this business model can be so beneficial for minority groups in our communities. Imagine - a young bloke who has become physically disabled due to an accident of some sort. What is their career and future looking like? I can see opportunity for that person through the SFM platform. What better career than being a self employed online business man?
I love it, and I'm so motivated and excited. If you have found this blog, and it doesn't resonate with you - think about anyone in your circle of influence who may benefit from this. And be careful to not make an other persons decision for them. Just showing a person an opportunity enables the person to make their decision. By choosing to not sharing you may deny another an opportunity.