Today (July 5th) has significant meaning to me. A year ago today I made the commitment to go big or go home. I started Pure & Simple Organizing roughly a year prior, but found that building a business was a lot harder than I thought. Business didn’t just come walking my way. Clients weren’t calling or emailing. I had no idea what to do or where to start. In one word: aimless. I spent my days creating excuses for why I wasn’t working on the business. but I kept telling myself I was “busy” which was far from the truth.
On July 4, 2011, I decided to get up and do something. I drove to my parents house to tackle their garage. I knew that it would be a difficult project as there were years and years of accumulated stuff in that garage.
A year ago today, I woke up at 6:30am and watched my parents get ready for work. I grabbed a cup of coffee and walked to the garage. I climbed the steps, turned the light on, and sighed. “What have I gotten myself into?” I thought about turning the light off, walking back downstairs, and looking for a “real job”. The unattractiveness of that easier option drew me closer to starting the project. “Where in the world am I going to start?”
I walked to a section of old toys. These were my toys and I knew it would be easier to sort than the rest of the stuff. Fast forward four days, and the garage was near completion. I made a commitment, not only to the project but to my career decision, and could feel the energy shift. If I could tackle that project, then I could do anything!
A year ago today, I believed and invested in myself. The single best decision I have made. It amazes me to look back and reflect on this past year. When you combine passion, ambition, and commitment, anything can happen. I cannot wait to see what this next year holds. Keep this train a movin’. 🙂
Until next time…