Archive for October, 2008
For some time now, I’ve been collecting ideas on what to write in my very own blog. Now that I have one, I found myself hesitating for a long time before starting. What I realized is that this is an old habit of mine that still occasionally raises it’s head when I venture into unknown territory. It’s NOT procrastination. It’s the effort to get all the facts and details lined up perfectly before I start something, so I can be at the top of my game.
While that sounds good in theory, it’s absurd in real life. What I’ve found, and try to put into practice as much as possible, is that GETTING STARTED is what’s most important. It’s hard to stop momentum once it’s starts. Further, course correction is key to success and actually more efficient once you get going than trying to anticipate everything in advance. 100% anticipation is impossible and becomes an easy excuse not to pursue opportunities.
I’ve heard the space shuttle is off course 90% of the time, and it’s the astronauts job to keep putting it back on target. I think we should view life the same way – it makes the ride a lot more fun and less stressful!
So, here I am at the launch of my first business and the publication of my first book. Considering that I left my corporate career at the end of February and it’s now October, the speed to which everything came to light is phenominal. I have to admit, there were days where I felt overwhelmed and didn’t get a whole lot done. I beat myself up pretty bad over those days. Now that I’m here, I realize how foolish I was to feel bad about those delays. How much faster could I have really gone? It’s time for me, and my fellow driven, ambitious, take-on-the-world friends, to give ourselves a break and embrace the journey once in awhile!
I hope all of you get a chance to explore my website, and check out our book, My Mommy’s on a Business Trip. The book is getting RAVE reviews from parents across the country, which is so rewarding. I’ve actually had readers get tears in their eyes as they read the book – which tells me there’s much more of an issue here than just making the kids feel OK about travel! We’ll explore that a lot more in-depth on the DolceVita Forum and on this blog.
Please keep sending in your comments on the book, and now, on this blog!
I hope all of you have a wonderful day!