I started out as most mom entrepreneurs, frustrated with my job, wanting to pursue my dreams, make more money, and do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it, and however I wanted to do it. I rebelled and left Mr. Corporate America to see if I could make it without him. It has been over 7 years now and I have not returned. I now have the freedom and flexibility I craved. On the business front, I deliver inspiring keynotes, coach women business owners and mompreneurs. On the home front, I am able to enjoy my family and play with my little 9mth old at the mommy and me events during the week.
I don’t know about you, but the relationship I had with Mr. C (Corporate America) was abusive.
He kept me from my children, kept me from my friends and family, and most of all kept me from being me. Mr. C made it clear that he wanted 50years of my life. He never really acknowledged my talents and he personally did not care. He told me I could only be sick a few times a year, I could eat once a day when he said so. He told me what to wear, how to talk and when to talk. He gave me money every two weeks, just enough to survive and told me that I had to show up rain, sleet, hail or snow. I will never forget the day he told me that I could only take 14 days out of the year, and had the nerve to call it a vacation…
I have been tempted to cheat on my vision when times were rough, when I suddenly became a single parent with 2 small children, when my lights were turned off, when my computer crashed while working on a clients 30 page business plan, when my car was towed for tickets, not once, not twice but three times for over $1000 each time, only because the signs in the city were hard to read, when all I wanted to do was attend a networking event for free. In the midst of it all, and despite of it all, I had to believe that I was going through a process of preparation.
When Mr. C came knocking at my door, with flowers and candy, with new positions and promotions, I had to stand firm on my decision and make this thing called VISION work. I needed to hang around visionaries, listen to visionaries, and eat with visionaries who were not my peers, but at a level that I wanted to get to.
You will be tried, tested and tempted when it comes to your Vision. When the going get rough, when the roads get rocky. Are you willing to wipe off the dust, dry your eyes and keep on keeping on?
Be committed and intrinsically motivated. Write your vision down and start with the end in mind. What does the big picture look like? Write the vision, cut and paste the vision, record the vision, do whatever legally, morally and ethically that you need to do so that the provision can show up. What one person can do, anyone can do if the desire and passion is there. I believe in you and in the beauty of your dreams. When you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, you will take action. I trust that when you do, you will join me, Lucinda Cross…. together we will create a business beyond your wildest dreams!
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