This isn’t always easy.
After all, I’ve heard it all.
It’s too risky. How will you pay your bills.
Don’t you want health benefits?
Will you actually make any money?
What if you fail?
And in the beginning, when I started my event business in 2004, I wasn’t sure which direction to go.
I knew it was a big life decision not to rely on a steady paycheque (paycheck, for our American friends :)) and to rely solely on my own know-how and drive.
And I learned early on to stop asking friends and family for their opinion. I know they mean well, but those conversations often left me feeling more confused and unsure than when I started.
I really had to listen and trust what I wanted from my life and career – even if I was scared to make my event planning dreams come true.
If you’ve ever felt this way and also wondered if you should take a leap of faith in yourself, I’m going to share a simple technique I’ve used when faced with a daunting decision.
The best part, it works every time!
The truth is, for me, success and failure are the same thing. You need to fail to succeed and no success comes without (some sort of) failure.
The only thing I know for sure is that you have to make the right decision for you.
Make Your Event Planning Dreams Come TrueHere’s how…
- Close your eyes and think about the 80 year old version of you. What does she say to you, what does she think, what’s she happy about in terms of accomplishments from her life, and what are her regrets?
- Once you know what your 80 year old self would do, now it’s time to define that dream by taking 30 minutes to write it down. It’s important to write down your goals and dreams because you’re more likely to achieve them when you do.
- Now it’s time to take action because without taking action nothing is possible. The number one action you can take right now is to stop procrastinating. Stop telling yourself you’ll start on Monday, or the 1st of the month or in the New Year. Start right now because action creates momentum and momentum motivates you and moves you closer to your dream of being an event planner.
Have you ever regretted a decision when you did follow your heart?
Now, I’d love to hear from you.
What’s one thing that’s stopping you from making your event planning dreams come true?
Let me know in the comments below. Thank you so much for sharing your comments and being part of our International community of event planners.