Hi! I'm Nettie Owens...
I understand busy!! I started my business when it was just me and my husband. Soon, I had our first, then 2nd and then 3rd children. All the while I was building my business, my husband was working full time and going to school full time. I volunteered in my community and helped plan events in my family. It wasn't long before we found out that two of our children had special needs and at one point, I brought our kids home to homeschool them for almost 3 years. Life was SUPER busy and I wore my busy-ness like a badge of honor. Always sacrificing my goals, my business growth, and my health for all of the other things that were going on.
I continued to make excuses that life was too busy, there was too much going on, and there were too many fires to put out to really move forward.
In 2017, my business completely shifted and it was a do or die moment. I could either re-center around the new business that was developing or I could struggle to cling to the one that was falling apart.
What I learned was that it was never about all the things on my to-do list, the amount of time, or the amount of support (although those things do help!) Everything I needed was already within me if only I would focus.
So, instead of moving in 20 million directions as I always had, I put my head down and moved forward with one goal, and that was to provide accountability and support to others to reach their goals. I was great at it.
But old habits die hard.
Soon I was back to doing too much, being too busy and stagnet AGAIN in my business. I kept thinking (and was too ashamed to say it out loud) that if I would just DO what I was teaching my clients everything would be ok.
I made the excuse that I needed, again, something outside of myself to fix this situation. But the reality was I really did need to simply apply all that I already knew to myself.
It is hard to turn this mirror on to yourself but I truly believe I and YOU already have all we need within ourselves to create the outcomes we were meant to create.