I have been working at some humble entrepreneurial endeavors for a little over a year now, with varying degrees of success and while I can't say that I have found all the answers or even many of them, I can say I am still in the game. It is far too easy, (depending on my frame of mind) to think of my progress as insignificant or alternately to think of it as monumental. Strangely both of these mindsets have a tendency to leave one frustrated. There is always more that could be done, should be done, must be done in order to move forward. What lies behind you matters little in the whole scheme of things and so I must conclude that my accomplishments over this last year have been just what they were meant to be.
I am still learning what it means to be an entrepreneur and trying to unlearn the lessons of being an employee. I have a long way to go but this no doubt will always be the case as the journey ahead will forever be full of infinite possibilities.
Some of the things I have learned in my first year of Metamorphosis.
- I must do work that has meaning to me.
- I don't want to be an "employee" therefore I don't want to have "employees."
- I love flexible work hours.
- Soaking up more sunshine is a blessing.
- I can make money without being an employee.
- There is more abundance then scarcity in my life.
I might only have one little antenna out of the cocoon right now but I already know the world opens up more possibilities to those who dare to learn to fly.
"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." - Unknown -
Having grown up with the caution to be careful what I say (because you can't take it back) I now wonder if what I haven't said matters more than the fact that I have mostly kept my foot out of my mouth. Going forward I will try to Say the things that I will regret leaving unsaid even if they are un-comfortable or leave me feeling vulnerable.