2013 was my year to get my business to “flourishing” stage. My mantra has been “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” And as the year progressed, I was living my life like most people won’t… 6 hours sleep was a good night; webinars and accountability check-ins were common activities; every single lunch hour at my paid employ was spent on my laptop, I could go months without entering the staff room; and weekends might have been days off from that paid employ but they just meant full work days on my business. I will admit to some weight gain, but that was the price I was willing to pay.
So what in the world could make me back away for over a month?
Well, one day came the request, and the opportunity, to take care of my grandson for five weeks. He’s three years old and my only grandchild.
Three years old. Now he is just about the best little boy you could imagine. No, I am not biased. For a little guy who was without his mommy for the first time ever, he was agreeable, cooperative, helpful, a real joy! His only sad times were at bedtime when he wanted his last cuddle to be his Mommy.
The decision I made was to pay a price that only four people in the world would warrant. I put my business on the back burner so my grandson could have all the attention he needed to get through a month without his Mommy. I have a number of immovable commitments in my life and this new one meant each day ended exhausted, but I was happy. I recognized the gift I had – five weeks as primary caregiver for the most important little man in my world!
Those five weeks are now drawing to a close. While I recognize the momentum I have lost, the reason means no regrets. My focus now is to get back in the saddle, get up to speed and make up for the down time. I have been lurking on my training websites so I am not completely out of the loop, but I know I have my work cut out for me.
I have committed to a blogging challenge for one month to force my hand. Today I printed off several chapters of my favourite training and that binder will be my constant companion. Webinars are back on the calendar, and my accountability partners have been warned – they will be on me daily (I know them)!
So… here I am, right back where I started from… living a few years of my life like most people won’t, so that I can spend the rest of my life like most people can’t.
Join me!! It’s worth the price!