Have you heard the saying “Jack of all trades but a master of none”?
That was precisely my lifestyle for entirely too long. For a while, I thought that “Jack” was my middle name ha-ha. Simultaneously I was involved in a variety of projects and being a stay at home mom.
I did not know how to request help, and most of the time I thought I maintained it all under control so why even ask for help.
Operating in SURVIVAL MODE, with-in both my family and business life was becoming my typical approach to life.
All these projects were in hopes I would achieve the financial stability I greatly desired. I learned a valuable lesson about chasing money, and that anything we chase will run away. I completely overlooked what all this running around would cost me.
Nothing received my adequate attention because I was working on several projects on the same day. Things had to crumble before I began to slow down.
My dear friend Jeanette would advise me, “Shannon, all these perceived little projects you are involved in play a considerable part in your overall concentration level because your brain is unable to get a chance to rest.” How right those words of wisdom were, became evident.
In April of 2017, I suffered the first of what would become a series of chest pain event. I was rushed to the hospital three times in 4-weeks.
When you are thinking you’re going to die from a heart attack right in front of your children and husband, that begins to wake you up. I want to say those events were successful in wakening me up and slowing me down, but it didn’t stick. After gaining my strength, I then returned to my hamster wheel.
In January of 2018, I took a 12-week sabbatical, and I was able to see the error of my ways. I was not benefiting my family at all. During that 12 week sabbatical is where my treasure hunt began for reconnecting to my passion and discovering my purpose.
I had to begin with the foundation of self-care. I had to heal.
The busyness, the exhaustion, the people-pleasing all buried my passion and passion is what leads to my purpose. See, treasure hunt.
I establish boundaries around my time by blocking out designated time for myself, family, and friends. I used to schedule life around my busyness, but now I block out time for life and business around that.
I now provide a firm “No’s versus an exhausted, apprehensive, people-pleasing ‘yes.”
I have fallen in love with To Do List and breaking them up into manageable bites. I can follow up at a higher rate than I did before. My head is clear, and I remember much better now. This has increased my bottom line.
I wanted to share my journey with you in hopes that if you are on the verge of burn out, these are simple but powerful steps to take to recalibrate and get your foundation stable.
I am now a Women’s Mentor helping women who are where I was.
Always remember the business can’t run if you’re not here to run it.
Our lives are short so have fun and be successful.
I am so happy to say that hard work does pay off. I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book, “From Passion to Profit.” I have been working tirelessly, and I want to announce that I will be releasing a new book next month! I am hoping that this book will be a game changer for you and explain to you how to turn your passion into profits.
Are you looking for a way to make extra money but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you are already making money in your business, and you want to take it to the next level but don’t know where to go next?
This book covers a wide range of topics to help you with your business startup. I am excited to share my experience with you and my expertise. The topics in this book include Passion/ideas/dreams/ goals, time management, target customer, how much to charge, finances, how to hire an accountant and why, how to hire a lawyer and why, incorporation, how to handle taxes, collecting payments, marketing, social media, online presence, how to create a logo, contracts and business plan. This book offers these all to you!
This book release date is on April 3, 2017, on Amazon and good reads.
What made you want to write from Passion to Profit?
So many people ask me how they can start a side hustle! They see that I am travelling the world without a job, and they want to know how. I want to share! I want to give back and tell everyone how they can side hustle too. This book is going to walk you through the step by step process.
What if you feel unqualified, or if you never had the opportunity to learn specific skills that seem essential to earning the extra money you desire? Is it too late to start?
If you are not a professionally trained entrepreneur, it’s too late to start now. I am just kidding! Being able to live this life is about finding the “hustle” that is within you. I give you the steps within my new book, but you must have the desire to create the lifestyle that you desire which is not something that you can do once and be rich overnight. This book is not a get rich quick scheme. I am always working, and I love every minute of it. I love what I do so it never feels like work. This is something that you are going to want to do every day. I always advise to take baby steps, but the first thing to do is to start.
Most people are very busy, including people with families and hold down more than one job.
How can someone overcome obstacles like a lack of time and money to become what you call “a hustling hottie”? It is one of the topics that I cover in my book, so for that, I won’t say too much. But what I will say is, this is not easy. You make the time for the things that you cherish most in life. Keep in mind that most people never have enough time or enough money to do what they love, but somehow some people manage to, anyhow. Set clear, concise goals and set a time to work on your passion. Anything is possible.
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