Now on to the hardest part of all…… DON’T GIVE UP! It seems like the most obvious thing, but honestly, the hardest part of trying to succeed in home and business is not giving up and walking away. If you have walked away before, what did you learn? What void did you feel, and how will you change things for the future? How long has it been since you’ve shown up? Regardless of how much time has gone by, you can pick back up and keep going if you’ve learned something from that break.
There are so many things happening in my life right now, and the hardest part about making it to 200 episodes has definitely been the not giving up part. When I have sick kids and I’ve been up all night, the hardest thing to do is record the podcast and get the tough stuff done. I’ll find myself making up all the excuses about why it’s okay to skip on the consistency, but I always follow through. I know that life happens and it makes sticking to the time blocks extremely difficult at times. I have heard this from so many of you. I want to remind you all that I am the most inconsistent person out there, hence the reason I have put time blocks into place and USE them DAILY!
I started this business on nap time hours my friends, but I never gave up. Because I use the time blocking system, I can do all the things that need to be done. But if you throw a sick kid into the mix, I’m literally doing the bare minimum. After the day is done and I have been taking care of said sick kiddo, I’ll look around the house and think, “What is going on here?” There are honestly been 2 times in the past 2 years that I have thrown my hands up and said, “I QUIT! I’M DONE!” I’m telling you, this is the hardest part! You see the happy pictures and posts that I put out there and those smiles and laughing faces are real. But so is this hard part. So get creative, become adaptive and I promise it will help you overcome those hardest parts.
There was a season in my life when I was suffering from chronic disease, and trying to manage that daily was grueling. It was so challenging trying not to allow that piece of my life to affect all the other areas of my life as well. I have finally healed and that is no longer my hardest part. I remember thinking back then, “How am I going to get all of this done during the hardest, most uncontrollable moments?” I know there are moments of brokenness and trying to do all the things for everyone and yourself. Believe me, when I say, this is the real stuff.