Not an Easy Blog to Write - Confessions of a Stuck Partner
This isn’t an easy blog to write today. I have been neglecting my role in our company. I haven’t been the partner that I committed to being when I started working with Carl last year. I started off making some pretty deep strides personally which should have propelled me to make strides in learning how to really partner with my husband in our business. Instead I took the easy way out and did the things that came easy to me, like networking and meeting new people and finding new clients but not learning new skills.
I Let Myself Get Comfortable
But I let myself get comfortable. I was comfortable letting Carl shoulder the “technical side” of our business instead of learning how to effectively work with him and double our efforts. What do you do to get back on track? I’ve been off of the track for quite a while now. Being off track is a pretty defeating way to live. It has taken me away from my purpose and calling. I have left behind the growth that I started to experience last year after I made the decision not to grow in other areas. I can’t tell you when exactly when I made that decision and I don’t think it was really even a conscious decision. But it was a decision none the less. Unconscious decisions have just as much effect positively or negatively as conscious decisions do.
I kept telling myself and others that Carl was the technical side of our business, the one who could do all of the capture pages, the advertising, the seo, etc. I decided to continue the excuse of being the “newbie” who didn’t know much. And that it would take so much time for me to learn that I should just stick to what I know. This next statement has become one of my favorite ways to describe us…”He’s technical and I’m emotional.” That became so comfortable to me that I decided to wear it every day. It became a part of me.
It is a part of me that I need to separate myself from right now. Staying in a stuck position isn’t productive and certainly doesn’t help your business go to the next level. It doesn’t help the image I carry around of myself. Because I have not allowed myself to grow in new areas, I have remained stagnant. Think about how smelly stagnant water is. It is just an old pool of water that hasn’t had any new water flow in or out of it. It may have things growing in it, but those things aren’t anything that anyone else would want to be around or even be a part of. It is just stinky old water. It has a lot of potential but until something starts flowing in or out….it is always just going to be stinky old green water.
Are you holding yourself hostage which in turn is causing other things to be held hostage? If you know you have a treasure but you don’t want to let go of that treasure what good is it doing for anyone? Are you holding your treasure too tightly? Is it time to let go and free yourself to be everything you can and want to be?
I have decided to free myself from the comfortable place that I have been in for quite a while. I have decided to grow and learn. I have decided that it’s finally time to quit living and working through Carl and start working and living beside him. That what being partners is all about.
It’s time to start over. Are you going to join me in starting over? Your life is too full of potential to be stagnant, stinky water. I am tired of being stinky, stagnant water. It’s time to be a fresh, flowing stream of water that can impact the lives of those around us and those we haven’t yet come into contact with. When there is stagnant water around, there is usually not any green and live vegetation around. Because the water is too dirty to positively impact the plants around it. Be the clear flowing stream that is fostering growth.
Today is the day I start fresh and start learning. I’m going back to the basics. You’ll be seeing me more and more. More videos, more blogs, and a lot more Facebook posts because I have something to say and I’m going to say it. No more being comfortable and taking the easy way out. Success isn’t easy and it doesn’t come over night. It takes time and it takes skills. You won’t have success until you learn the skills that you need to help you achieve success!
Here’s to new growth and here’s to a new lifestyle!! It starts today!
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Step 3: Listen to the 8 Core Commitments and COMMIT!!!
Step 4: Connect with me!! Connect with Carol
Your Formerly Stuck Mentor Who is Now Ready to Step Up to the Plate,