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Realizing I needed to slow down, came by way of my 6 year old and a smart-alack comment to the tune of, "all you ever do is work on TrashN2Tees" Ouch. Topped with "I'm going to hide your sewing machine!" and a hand drawn picture of a sewing machine with a red x note slipped under my door. Double ouch. Have I been neglecting my family? Later that same evening, consumed with guilt and a glass of wine I sat down and revisited my super conditions. What does a successful biz/home life look like to me? When I'm in my zone- My business consumes me, but so does my family. They feed off of each other. It was time to re-adjust.
My family always comes first. They inspire everything I do. I am able nurture their curiosity, forage adventures, and provide for them because of my business. My vision and determination to change the way we consume and create, is for their future. The difference is simple: doing things for them is not the same as doing things with them.
Corbett Barr reassures me. He says,
If you’re absolutely, completely and fully committed to making your dream happen, you need to... Let yourself become consumed. Don’t feel bad about thinking about your dream every hour of every day. It takes that kind of focus to make big things happen.The thing is, can you be consumed by 2 passions at once? I believe so, as long as you can stay balanced. As your business grows, your family grows- your system must be evolutionized. Tell me: Are you consumed by your business or other passion right now? Do you feel like it drives your success or suffocates you in other areas of your life?