I have been so busy lately. And busy is good. Don’t get me wrong. Busy is really good. The problem is that I’ve been busy with freelance work that has nothing to do with the direction I want to move in. I’m totally fine with putting my nose to the ground and doing dirty work (or just, you know, thankless work). Momma’s gotta make some money. But when that work becomes my excuse for not getting to where I want to be, I need to reassess.
I’m lucky in that the work I do is creative and entrepreneurial. That means I’m the boss. Yes, I have clients. Yes, I need clients. But they need me too. And I need to feel like I’m moving forward, not just treading water in hopes of one day being able to magically move forward.
My friend Rena and I have put together a small gang of ladies who are in similar work-for-yourself fields (or are hoping to be). We’ve been working at keeping each other motivated and helping each other stick to our goals—no bullshit excuses allowed.
Finding myself sliding backwards this month, I realized that I have to stop obsessing and just start. That’s really the single most important thing you can do to achieve any goal. Just start.
So this week, that’s what I’m going to do (again). I don’t have to make giant leaps. I don’t have to cross off everything on my to-do list. I just have to start.
That’s what I’m doing right now. For the longest time I’ve been saying I’m going to post more regularly about small business and freelance work. Tips, tricks, interviews, spotlights, the whole bit. Today is the start of that.
And luckily for those of you who don’t own a small business or do freelance work, most of the topics we’re going to cover actually apply to life in general: finding balance, staying organized, working towards goals. It’s kind of universal.