Thursday, May 8, 2014

It is All in the Timing.

So, do you believe things happen when they are supposed to? So you think we can miss windows of opportunity that we just can't get back or does everything happen exactly the way it is supposed to?

What would you give to have 4 months off with pay to do nothing but work on your Hustle? I just had that time and I feel like I blew it. Some of you may remember that my hustle for the month of March was to find a j. o. b. Now that I am working everyday I am looking back on my time from December-March when I was on unemployment and I am so sad that I let that time slip away.

It doesn't matter that it was 4 months well spent since I didn't even know what my dream was before I signed up for that January Hustle. It doesn't matter that I met the goals I set for each month as I fleshed out the plan for what I really want my life to look like.

Now that I know how I want to spend my days I can't believe I let that 4 months slip away. I mean seriously can you imagine 4 months paid leave. Husting on your dream all day! How cool would that be? Now here I am coming home tired and trying to find an hour to hustle. Trying to balance my family time and my hustle time on the weekends.

Honestly I know my time wasn't wasted. It took me a month just to process the shock of the company we relocated half way across the country for shutting down with no notice. Then it took my first month of hustle to put myself back together again. Logically I know that, but still deep inside there is this voice that says "Think of all you could have created" "Think of all you could have learned" Think of how much further you could have been on your hustle" If only...

But I did not use that time to create physical projects. I used that time to recreate myself. And the simple fact is I can't get that time back. Would I do something totally different with my time now than I did for those 4 months? You had better believe I would because this hustle has changed who I am and what I believe I am capable of. It has allowed me to tie a vision to my dream. I can't get those 4 months back so I need to stop beating myself up about the wasted opportunity and get to Hustling now!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Okay May! Here we go!

So here we are in May. This is a busy month for us as both our kids birthdays are in May. I am looking forward to warm weather and being able to get outside. Doesn't the nice weather just make you want to make your dreams come true!

Last month (month 3 for me) we were challenged to think about our big dream. I have one! You can rad about it here The Big Dream! My dream is long term. I am talking years. So what I did last month was form two hustles. My long term hustle and my monthly hustle. I am still working on both. I am not changing either one this month. I am still working on learning Stain Glass art techniques and I am hustling my way to healthy.

But for these two hustles to work there are things that are going to have to change... Great tie into Jon's email for today. It was all about change.

"For the next week, honestly write down what being faithful to your dream will mean to other parts of my life."

Boy, what a question. I have been thinking about it all day and there are things that I will have to change to make these two hustles happen. For everything you add to your life there is something that has to give. I will be working on a plan this week and taking a look at where I am wasting time that could be put to good hustle use! 

I do know what my goals are for this month. I know is that for my getting healthy hustle I am adding exercise this month.  My plan right now is to take this first month slowly and walk my dog because I am so out of shape I don't want to do to much to fast. I know if I do that I will get discouraged and quit. For my stain glass art I want to do one stain glass project and attend one fused glass workshop.

I will work on my "change list" through out the week and let you now how it is going.