No, I am not going to quote Dr. Martin Luther King…I just liked the title. I really do have a dream. My dream is to build a successful at-home business so I can be home with our kids more often than not (We don’t have kids yet, but I want to get started on this dream now, knowing that my future kids will benefit from this). I have sat around trying to decide what God is calling me to do from home for long enough and the only answer He’s given me is “DO IT.” So this year, I am going to start a business. I’m not even sure what it will look like yet, but it is going to start with custom made crafts sold on Etsy (maybe?). And it is going to include me and this blog developing a much more consistent relationship. I’m so excited what God is going to teach me in this process of trial and error that will be my own business. I know it’s not going to be easy, and I will not quit my day job to pursue this. As a matter of fact, I will continue working hard at being awesome at my day job as I pursue this on my own time.
I’ve gotten much of my motivation from a book I’m reading called “Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job” by Jon Acuff. I am only about half-way through it right now but I have learned so much already. I definitely recommend this book to everyone chasing a dream. Here are just a few of my favorite excerpts:
Discipline begets discipline…Discipline and focus are contagious and they tend to spread their benefits all around.
We often demonize our day jobs when we dream. We make them enemies of what we really want to do. But if you dream the right way and learn how to quit the right way, your day job can actually be your dream job’s greatest ally.
Anyone can dream; it’s the doing that is such a hassle.
We have to murder perfectionism…90 percent perfect and shared with the world always changes more lives than 100 percent perfect and stuck in your head…If your goal is to change the world, you have to step out and share your work. Sometimes that means getting comfortable with A-minus work.
The business that is open will always outsell the business that is closed.
I have a dream and I am ready to hustle to make it happen. Get ready blogosphere ’cause HERE I COME!