“Life comes at your fast,” couldn’t be a more accurate adage in this day and time. Every time I hear it, I nod profusely in agreement that sometimes life changes in an instant and if you’re not on somewhat of a solid foundation it will literally knock you right over. Someone was let go in my company and the proverbial ish all got really real.
I’d like to at some point feel like the CEO of my life. Is that too much to ask? Is there ever a point where it feels like you are in control of something and not feeling completely inadequate from day to day? I mean you beast your to-do list but realize you neglected your family. You spend time with family and then realize you neglected your chores. Are there people in this world who feel like they run their lives efficiently in peace? Or have others simply learned how to not be great at everything all at once and move on from it?
There are moments in your life that will simply change you. All of a sudden the light bulb will go off and the way that you were approaching things may completely change. For me, that was the keynote from independent producer, author and former President of Telemundo, Nely Galan at Blogalicious 8. I’m actually pretty cynical about conferences and panels in my old age, lol. But I was truly inspired by her talk. As I plan for the new year, I have bigger plans than I may have expected and surprisingly enough, I’m afraid.
I have no idea where the boss culture has come from but I have come to grips with the fact that I dislike it. Ha! I have never and don’t plan to ever refer to myself as a Boss Babe, Boss Chick or any of the other synonymous phrases that have become popular within the last year or two. The fact of the matter is, the line from Chance the Rapper’s record “Mixtape” plays loudly in my head whenever I see these phrases. “How do they call themselves bosses, when they have so many bosses?”
I’m not sure that it is anyone’s goal to end up in a job where there is no room for growth or they work 70 hours a week without seeing their family. But many of us end up there right? It’s crazy to think about it. But we go to school, we get the degrees, we get the debt and then we get the job. At first we are super thrilled about it and can’t image that we can actually get paid to do X,Y,Z. But when the novelty wears off, we look up and think, “Why am I here?”
First thing’s first, let me say that business is HARD! Yes there are so many people yelling about the entrepreneur life, but it’s NO easy task. I think we first need to know and understand that. It also takes a lot of money to make money. Okay, now that’s out the way. I want to share a little about preparing for growth.