At the beginning of 2013, I asked myself “Can I do this? Can I really branch out and get my own business and work for myself?” By the end of 2013, I had answered that question with a resounding YES. I was 100% capable of getting my own business and working for myself. It was scary at times, frustrating at other times, but always an adventure and always exciting!
So what does that mean for 2014? I’m not one for making fancy resolutions. I don’t think that Janaury 1st triggers any special desire to change. But these past few weeks have been all about transformation for me. A lot has happened personally; I lost my step-dad, I left the home I had made with my mom and sister for the last year, and I moved in with the man that makes me a better person every single day. So how does this change factor into my professional life?
I’ve spent most of this year asking CAN I?? and now I’m ready to spend 2014 saying I AM. I can no longer question my abilities, or downplay what I do. I’m self-employed. I work for myself. I am the beginning, middle, and end of my work, and I need to own that. That means less procrastinating, no more phoning it in. I have to take myself and my work seriously.
Last year, I made a lot of hazy, pie-in-the-sky plans. This year, I will put them into action. Those blog posts that went unwritten, the book outlines that never got finished, the books and webinars I never got to…… all of those are happening this year. This isn’t a New Year’s resolution; it’s a natural progression of my business and the next step in my company’s evolution.
I’m looking forward to what 2014 has in store for myself, my work, and the wild world of social media!