Wedding pros are always asking me if they should get a part-time (or even full-time) job when they’re just starting out, struggling, or making a re-entry into the business (like post-maternity leave). They need to pay the bills and take some of the pressure off themselves.
And my answer to this is always YES!!!
I’m not sure when we all started looking at doing whatever it takes as a sign of weakness. But if you’re not making ends meet, if you’re struggling to the point that fear has taken over your life, or you’re frustrated to the point where you seem to sabotage every marketing and sales effort, you might need to get yourself some help.
Consider Olympians for a moment. Do they do what it takes to see their dreams become a reality? You bet! Sometimes moving is required, sometimes parents get second jobs to meet the financial commitment, and sometimes they even sacrifice social lives altogether to see everything come together.
When I was starting my business, I worked part time for almost six months before breaking out completely. Some of my clients even have full time 6 figure careers, while building their own business to 6 figures to transition seamlessly.
And even now in my own family, we’ve just made a major decision to see our dream of complete financial freedom become a reality. We’ve prayed for guidance, signs and inspiration on what to do next. With Reese starting pre-K tomorrow at a private school (ca-ching), wanting to buy two new cars with cash, while paying off the rest of our debts (and I mean everything – not even having a mortgage), and saving for our future as well as Reese’s, we wanted to bring in a LOT more money quickly to see everything come together as we’ve been dreaming….
And almost two weeks ago, my husband, Ed, got a phone call with a job opportunity that would solve all these “problems” and help us realize our dreams that much faster! Has it been an adjustment not having him at home as much? Yes, of course. But we’ve changed our schedule around, made quality time that much more important, and we’re even creating fun things to do as a family that we would have never done before (without that push).
Do whatever it takes. This is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength, determination and laser focus!
Watch for opportunity. Pay attention to inspiration. And act quickly on whatever shows up in your life! <3
Love and Blessings,
© 2008-2012 Natalie Bradley, BrideAttraction.com
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