Thursday, July 10, 2014

c o m f o r t 

I love comfort. I am one of those people who as soon as they walk into the door of my house, I put pj's on, hair up in a bun, makeup off and comfy. I have also been that way with my life. I do take some risks but never ones that could be financially risky or cause me to under go unforeseen stress.

In fact, if you would have asked me six months ago what my dream life would be, it would be just to be comfortable everyday. Wake up each morning stress free. Not having to worry about money, not worry about my kids fighting constantly, a comfortable and clean house, a husband without a long commute home each day, customers that are always happy, and friends that support me regardless of my shortcomings.

But I read something last month and it changed my mind.
It was an article describing women who own their own businesses. And one line stuck out at me. It was- "Successful people in business often become comfortable in uncomfortableness". 

Dah! Lightbulb! This is where I grow! And let me tell you I have a lot of uncomfortableness in my life right now. I am smack in the middle of opening up a new store with my kids home with me for the summer, family in town, and funds that are being stretched to accomplish this {this part I am being careful with, I really would like to stay debt free in my business}. And a new shop with rent that is double what I used to pay with my name not only on the lease but on the front door.
Scary, but I actually know I can do it! I am doing it! It means in this "uncomfort" I set boundaries, set goals, acknowledge my mistakes, and celebrate my successes. And to try to do this every single day.

With this "uncomfort" I get to do it my way! I get to grow in stressful times and I always get through the other side. 
Even when I am going through something that is stretching me, I always need to look at what good I am getting out of it.

So here is to being comfortable in "uncomfort".

I will still put my pj's on as soon as I walk in the door to my house though, but I promise not to wear them to the shop.