Friday, February 4, 2022

Eating the Elephant


Good morning friends!

This morning, as I was driving to work, I was thinking about this premise. How I handle all the things in my life - myself, my boyfriend, my sons, my full-time job, all my part-time jobs, my constant struggle with not making enough money to cover everything...

...and then this showed up in my Rainmaker FB group feed. (If you're not familiar with Rainmakers, shoot me a private message and I'll share with you.)

Both my son and myself struggle with the same mental battles - everything has to be done right and in a certain way. Any deviation is not acceptable and throws us off completely.

But - I have learned as I've "grown" that you "eat the elephant" one bite at a time!

At present, I am juggling introducing a new product into the Amazon marketplace. It's a product I researched, had manufactured, and then shipped to America and then on to Amazon. I am struggling with a huge plate of tax questions, transitioning from personal to business expenses, marketing, and budgeting finances. I am hiring financial consultants, CPAs, and financial counselors.

It is A LOT of juggling and learning. And I thought, "I just need the gift of TIME to study and learn and grow," - you know - to be EQUIPPED. And then I remembered, I have an outing Saturday (tomorrow) morning, and UGH - what do I do when I have to take time away from MYSELF and give it to others and also myself at the same time?

Yes, that's it. I mentally prepare myself - I "clean a corner;" I "do a dish;" I "wash my face."

I love the tweet above because it so gracefully and honestly addresses the struggles we all face - both as small business owners and as humans.

Life is BIG; it can be so overwhelming. But that last line - read it again...

1% BEATS 0%!

Do what you can. Compartmentalize. Eat the elephant one bite at a time. All those 1% and baby steps add up to 100% and a finish line.

In October 2020, I joined a Masterclass called Rainmakers. Some of my classmates are miles and miles ahead of me. Some never made it to the track. But here I am - 15 months later learning how to launch my first product on Amazon.

I am overwhelmed a lot of times, but I try to remember..."Keep going. Juggle a little at a time. Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep striving to be BETTER ." And then somehow, 15 months later, I am at a place I never thought I could arrive at.

Right click on the picture above. Save it to your phone. Print it out and hang on your refrigerator. Memorize it.

Remember - do one dish at a time - clean one corner at a time. Those little chicken nuggets add up to a whole chicken eventually.

You are worth it, and you can do this thing called LIFE. I know you can. I have faith in both YOU and myself!

Happy Friday y'all.

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