I was with a room full of successful women the other day.
One owned a successful wellness business, with over 20 chiropractors, massage therapists and wellness practitioners as a part of her team.
One was a successful real estate broker, owning her own office with 12 agents.
One was a successful inventor, with a product line that had quickly shot its way to the top of her niche.
Everyone I spoke with had an amazing story to tell, and a great lifestyle they should have been happy and proud to be living. And in many cases they were. But as I spoke with a few of them on a deeper level, something amazing started coming up from the depths of their entrepreneurial souls. I discovered many of them wanted more.
“I own a great business, and I enjoy being in this niche. But I’ve been doing this for years. I’m content, and I’m a little bored. My life is changing, and I want my lifestyle and my career to change with it.”
Hmm. So I wasn’t alone.
You see, I had a similar experience happen to me.
I was at the top of my game. We operated a business that was one of the top in the industry. In a career choice where today’s median income is right around $55,000, we were making that our second year in business, and doubled it again and again as we grew.
We had amazing clients. We had financial freedom. We traveled everywhere thanks to our clientele. And we did all that by working around 30 days of the year. Pretty amazing “job”, right?
But eventually, I became bored and restless. Things changed. The industry changed. My life changed. And with it, I decided my approach to business wasn’t something I wanted any more.
Something In Common
But it wasn’t just my need for something “different” that changed; it also was the way I wanted to approach life.
You see, I had picked up so many ideas and concepts in the road to success with my first business, I knew there had to be a way to give some of that back. I wasn’t the same person I was when I first started my business, and it no longer reflected who I was or the direction I wanted to take in the future.
I knew things needed to change.
So I evaluated what I wanted in my life:
- A career I could work on my time
- A career I could work from anywhere with an Internet connection
- A career in which I helped people and gave back to a community
- A career that would help me stretch and grow
- A career that offered flexibility to change as I changed
- A career that allowed me to put my family and myself first
But how do you do that? How do you take all you know, and throw a little bit of magic at it to turn it into something more – something with just as much potential as what you’ve had in the past?
After all, it’s a crowded marketplace out there. And do you really want to start all over from the ground floor when you have so much success behind you? Does reinvention really mean giving it all up one more time in your life?
Ever felt this way? I’m sure you have. Its called fear. And the more success we have, the more afraid we become of the fall. We don’t want to lose it all, especially when we’re at the cusp of this thing they keep calling midlife, right?
Fear no more. Midlife isn’t this scary, obtrusive, intimidating thing meant to slow you down and hold you back. Nope. And in today’s VisionOfSuccess TV, I’m going to give you three things to think about that will put you in a different frame of mind. One that will help you boldly go into this new direction with finesse, class and style. You’ll know you had it in you all along!
This is a very important video to watch if you’ve become complacent in your business life, and know there’s something better on the other side. Especially if you are a creative soul who knows there’s even more of you to give.
But here’s the thing. Whatever you are doing today, there’s always a “side” business that is filled with opportunity, right inside what you are currently doing. You just have to find it.
I want to share these three ideas with you … because if you don’t share your unique gifts with others waiting to hear them, who will? (But you already knew that, didn’t you?)
I’m in the process of reinventing both my business and my personal life. We all do it throughout our lives. But I’m learning the more you become an active participant in the direction you choose to go, the more you can do to make a difference with your unique talents.
How about you? Where are you at in your journey? I’d love to hear from you.