A few years ago, I felt like I wouldn’t be able to do, or even start my dream career, at the time, I stayed home to my beautiful twins. A few people felt like I needed to be home and that is all I needed to concentrate on. Fast forward to now, I have 3 children and having the time of my life working my dream business while staying home.
How did I start doing my dream job? It took A LOT of failing on my face, getting back up and trying again. At the time, I didn’t have a passion for business like I do now, I just wanted to start a business to make money and I learned REAL QUICK that having this mindset will not get me the fulfillment, the peace, Joy and of course money flow, I was looking for. I would probably get 2 out of the 4 but I wanted it ALL. I had to learn to have money in its proper place.
These beautiful yellow roses, from Proflowers, are a wonderful reminder to me every. single. day for me to continue to nourish the dream God has given me and to not let it die.It is placed in the middle of our dinner table, the central area of our home. If you are passionate and have a dream to make a difference in this world, even while you’re at home with your beautiful children, here’s how to get started in having the best career of your life:
#1- Don’t quit your passion, or finding out what your passion is…
I stated that a few years ago, I didn’t have an idea on what I wanted to do, I just wanted to make money. I tried a lot of different things until I focused more on the plan God had for me. What I’m doing now is blogging, writing books and speaking. I LOVE it! It wasn’t an over night thing and I didn’t have an idea on what I wanted to do.
It took a lot of falling on my face and trying again and again. You find out a lot about yourself when you don’t quit and you keep pressing forward. This reminds me of the scripture, Proverbs 24:16a– “For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again…” Don’t quit!
#2- Write down your dreams…
I can’t express to you in words how important it is to write down your dreams. Not quitting, writing it down is part of nourishing your dream. In addition to writing it down, keep it in front of you, as a reminder everyday. Just like a plant needs to be watered, adding plant food makes the plants thrive beautifully! Habakkuk 2:2a–“Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, that, the one who reads it may run.”
#3- Surround yourself with supportive people…
Whether that’s friends, family, mentors, etc. Surrounding yourself with positive, like-minded people will help fuel the passion, that’s within, helps to keep you moving forward, it also, keeps you encouraged. Just like a plant needs sunlight for it to grow and flourish, having positive people around you is needed for your growth in pursuing your dream career.
In Conclusion, Failure is not a bad thing. I’ve learned failure is a blessing. In the failure you may find your passionate, million dollar idea. It’s probably the best thing that has ever happen to me. This scripture says it better: Romans 5:3-4– “And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. I’ve grown as a person, in character, in wisdom and so much more. You can to!
Are you watering your dreams!
disclaimer: I received these flowers and Everything I’ve written is my honest, 100% opinion