The Truth About Working For Yourself
the truth about working for yourself
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to work for myself and if you know me, you know that I don’t dream about anything for long. I push heaven and earth to live the dream so here I am working for myself, yup living the ‘dream’ except… On some days I sit at my desk and have no idea what to do…even though there’s SOO much to do, I just can’t seem to get my hands and my brain to work together to start doing it.
On Some days I feel like I’m faking it and that I don’t have what it takes to build what I’m trying to build. Yeah impostor syndrome at it’s finest. It’s almost like I’m waiting for someone to say to say “Times up, work experience is over kid” except this is my life lol.
I still stumble over my words when someone asks me what I do and I tell them I’m a business and mindset coach...uhh what even is a coach...but you’re so young...right so what exactly does that entail…did you go to university for that..yup all of these thoughts running in my head that the person asking may or may not even be thinking.
Some days I wanna just say f*ck it all and do a normal job with a salary and someone to tell me what to do. I want someone to give me a lift of the tasks that need doing and tell me when I’m doing it wrong.
I know, I'm sorry this sounds all doom and gloom and it’s not what you want to hear when you’ve had the ‘life-changing’ decision to work for yourself full time.
“But Mayfair…if working for yourself is so dreadful then why tf are you doing it????”
Well I’m glad you asked.
The thing is despite the days like these, at my core I know that this path I have chosen is right for me. I know that there’s nothing else that would bring the kind of fulfillment I get when I finish a call with a client and they tell me that they’ve done the thing they’ve dreamed about for 15 years. Nothing gets me as high as speaking into someone’s life and YET...
I still have those days.
So hear this if it has been placed on your heart to go into business for yourself…sometimes the RIGHT thing, the RIGHT path will feel all wrong. Nothing will be working. You will question everything. You will think you’re crazy. You will wonder how you are going to pay your bills because that deal didn’t come through.
In spite of all of this, it is still the right thing. If a dream has been placed on your heart, it’s stuck there and will haunt you every day when you go into your comfortable 9-5 whispering ‘There’s more for you’. The fact that you had the dream is evidence enough that it WILL work out so keep going because the alternative is wayy worse. You will make it so go for it.
But it's scary, it's uncertain, sometimes you don't know where to start - I get it. I do, and sometimes the only thing that makes it easier is having somebody to guide you through the process. Someone to believe with you on days you question it all. Someone to help you figure the mess out. As a coach this is exactly who I will be to you - a cheerleader of your dreams, a constant reminder of why you're in this, a friend, a guide. So if you're ready to chose your passion, if you're ready to say yes to the call then book your free session today and let's talk!
Yours in love and in service