Enjoy the journey
As a creative business owner, I am fortunate to be able to choose to live the lifestyle I desire. In fact, it's one of the best things about working for yourself and I am thankful everyday for that opportunity.
But have I embraced that opportunity?
No I don't think I have.
When I used to daydream about working for myself I'd dream about spending a bit of my week getting out of my studio and doing some work in a cafe or at a park… wherever I felt like - just on a whim - because I could. I craved that location independence while I was stuck in that bunker of an office.
I am coming up to my one year anniversary of leaving my job and I wouldn't say that I've been living the lifestyle I've been dreaming of.
Before I continue on too much and begin to sound ungrateful, I know that previously I've spoken about wanting to get out more during my week, go exploring. But if I'm being honest with you, I haven't done it. And this really bothers me because it's something I really want to be part of my life.
So what's my problem? Why don't I just do it?
I sat with that thought. Felt it. Meditated on it.
And this is what came up: "Until I am bringing in regular income, I don't deserve to enjoy the journey".
There it is. In all its dysfunctional glory.
A major flaw of mine.
So I need your help, friends. I'm calling out for some inspiration to get me out of this totally unhelpful mentality. Have you ever felt this way? If you're a business owner: how do you make the most out of your entrepreneurial lifestyle? If you're not: how would you enjoy that lifestyle if you did work for yourself? I'd love to know your thoughts! Many thanks in advance.