I Move at My Own PaceAug 07, 2023
I see you flying through your emails, downloading recommended app after app to get ahead and stay on top or in the loop.
Society seems to insist we move with it and keep up, always heading in the same direction, herd-like towards a never-ending set of goals. To do it right, it has to be a certain way.
I don't know about you, but that's the exact opposite of why I became an entrepreneur. Ever the rebel, it always felt off to me that some faceless governing body should dictate the direction and pace of my life. Yet, I've been there too, duly keeping up with the Jones's (whoever they are).
What I've learned over the years is that contrary to popular belief, the metaphorical Jones's don't have their shit together either. In fact, most honest entrepreneurs I meet will freely admit to winging it more than 50% of the time. So we're all out there showing our Instagrammable best side in order not to seem like we're on the backfoot when all along, the journey to freedom IS the backfoot.
Life becomes much more freeing when we return to the heart of our choices to work for ourselves and remember there is no right way to do anything. By entrepreneurial default, we are the trendsetters forging new paths into brave new territory. When you think about it, it's hilarious that we expect that would come with instructions!
Our job is to do what feels good for us in a way that suits our lifestyle and on our own time. That will always look different for everyone because no two people are alike.
There are a thousand ways to forge ahead and tools for the job. Choose wisely, and if you choose wrong, choose again...and again. There are no rules, only the ones we make for ourselves.
Connect to this affirmation this week whenever you feel yourself leaning towards what you should do and ask yourself,
What do I want to do?
What would feel great to get this done?
How long do I need?
Start there and feel the pressure lift; put the ball firmly back in your own court and decide for yourself because that's what it's all about. No justifications are needed. Ever.
As for the rat race, I say it's just going to have to survive with one less rat (I'm totally picturing the mouse from the Cinderella movie, Gus, merrily eating his cheese and not caring less what anyone thinks, perhaps he's my spirit animal?)
I believe in you (always).
👉 This affirmation was taken from a series I share every Monday with our Hello CEO mailing list. If you want to join in? Head to the homepage and sign up!
Tricia Scott is a passionate startup business mentor and the Founder and Editor of The Female CEO - Create Evolve Overcome, a platform and digital magazine holding the space to showcase female entrepreneurs from all over the world.
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