Happy Labor Day. I hope you are having a happy and safe weekend! For those in Texas, I continue to pray for all those that are suffering.
Labor Day seems to mark the unofficial end of summer. Kids are either getting ready to head back to school or they already have. The days are getting cooler, leaves are starting to change and it’s starting to look and feel more and more like fall. Just like in nature, have you noticed that seasons seem to come and go in life too?
I’ve take a couple weeks away from the blog…again… to deal with some changing seasons in my life. I’ve been going through a difficult time with my business and it has made it hard to keep things up here. I haven’t felt like the person I want to be here.
My assistant decided to leave her job catching me a bit off guard. I knew from day 1 this was just a stepping stone for her but I was thankful to have her so when she left, I was faced with another big question on how to move forward with my company.
It impacted me in ways I didn’t see coming. I began to doubt myself, doubt my abilities, doubt who I was as a boss, whether my company was good enough for people to want to work here, and every other horrible question I could stress myself out about. Of course I knew it was the devil at work but those are tough feelings to break.
As I have always done, I immediately set out to advertise for the position, I reviewed resumes, made notes, wrote questions for a future interview and then conducted several interviews all the while feeling in my gut that I wasn’t really into it. I’ve been on a roller coaster of emotions feeling like a failure one day and energized that I can take full ownership of my business again without worrying about employees or anything else. It’s been a journey, one that is far from over but if nothing else, I feel like I’m entering into a new season of my life and business.
Change is scary especially when we feel like we have no control over it. If I have learned one thing through the past year, it’s that I need to only be concerned with the things I can control…me.
While my feelings go up and down daily, and I am not 100% sure how my time will be divided, I remain committed. While I feel a tug towards reinventing RC, I also continue to feel that desire here. I’ve toyed around with so many ways to blend the two but haven’t been able to make sense of it all yet.
The point in sharing this with you is that in business there are no guarantees, just like in life. We all go through seasons; some good, some bad. Change is hard and not always what we want but sometimes, the best things in life come out of the things we wouldn’t have picked to happen.