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Being Willing to Be Uncomfortable to Have What You Want

I have significantly scaled back on work this summer, I went from having a really full calendar of meetings and work to having 2 meetings a week and a few hours of work, with a lot of free time.

And if I’m being honest, it's been really uncomfortable. I had always identified as someone who hustles, working as many jobs as possible to make as much money as I could.

So I keep thinking about my to-do list and all of the business things I shouldbe doing.
The bills that are coming up. 
The courses I need to finish.
The website I have been putting off. 
The list building I could be doing. 
The content I need to create. 
The program I plan to launch. 
The bookkeeping that has been piling up.

And that is when I have to remind myself that this is the hustle mentality I have been trying to break free from.

And I can’t do that if I continue the hustle. I have to be willing to get really uncomfortable and lean into what it looks like to rest. And only then, will I start to see that it is safe to stop, to rest, to enjoy the present moment.

Because that is where growth happens. Outside of your comfort.

Slowly, I have been letting my schedule be open and to flow with whatever inspired thing arises. I’ve been spending quality, intentional time with my daughter. I’ve noticed that the loud thoughts of all of the things I should be doing are quieting. And I have been gaining clarity in who I am and what I desire my business to look like after this.

Applying This to Career or Business

If I’m being really honest, I sometimes reflect back on the days of being an employee as an easier time — I generally knew my role and responsibilities, I had the security of a steady paycheck, I had colleagues turned friends, and there were different departments for different tasks.

I wasn’t as prepared as I thought when I started my own business. I had no idea that I would have to wear all of the hats, or that there would be times that leads and money were coming in, and that there would be downtimes. Nor did I realize the toll entrepreneurship can take on your relationships, mental and emotional health, and life.

However, even with all of that said, I wouldn’t trade this for anything. I set my own hours, I stepped back this summer and didn’t have to get approval to do so, I can change my rates, choose who I work with, and the list goes on.

But let me tell you, it’s uncomfortable.

There are times I know I have to do things that I don’t want to do.

And instead of running from the discomfort, I am learning to lean in. To know that by doing so, I grow. I become a person who can have an easeful business.

What are you desiring that is just outside of your comfort zone?