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Great Things Take Time

By Tricia Scott. 

Have you ever been in a room with another business owner when, in conversation, they lean in, almost like they're about to reveal a big secret? In hushed tones, you about make out the words?... 'part time job.'

Que the entire room falling into stunned and appalled silence and shame raining from the heavens like confetti!

Wait, what? That didn't happen? No one dropped dead on the spot from shock? No one turned to solid stone!

I wonder why? 🤔

You may think I'm being dramatic (as if I would! 😬), but honestly, I've had this exact scenario at least fifty times. So allow me to wade in, gold boots and all, and tell you something.

You do not fail when you try something new or take on a part-time income; you fail when you give up.

Reevaluating your time, energy, and income is not only sensible but essential to a thriving enterprise. In my work, I see far more problems caused by working long periods without pausing or checking to see how the market responds, how our income is doing, or how we actually feel about our work than I do from taking a period of re-evaluation.

Not only should we ditch shamefully whispering about our plans in hushed tones, but we should be outright boasting about utilising a power move most entrepreneurs never make the most of!

👉🏼 Choice.

Most businesses take time to turn a profit, meaning we have to derive our income elsewhere while we build. Of course, we want to work full-time in our passion and spend every waking moment bringing the dream to life—welcome to the world of entrepreneurship! However, it's not always possible, and we might need to change course along the way. That could mean taking on a part-time job, taking a break, pivoting mid-project, or indeed changing our idea altogether. This is where the magic happens.

It's an uncomfortable truth, especially if you follow the overnight success stories on social media (don't get me started), but there is no shame in taking longer, starting over, choosing differently or letting go of what doesn't serve you.

🫶 It's OK to take a break and come back to it later

🫶 It's OK to pivot mid-project

🫶 It's OK to put down a heavy load and take some time out

🫶 It's OK to do something else for a while, and part-time it

There is zero shame in deciding differently. It's leadership, and leadership is what you need if you want to succeed.

I believe in you (always).


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