ARE YOU READY FOR BIGGER SHOES?

PAPA SKWE-G's Steve Davis

Of course, I’m not talking about wearing out a pair of sneakers or needing a size eleven instead of a size ten. I’m talking about the day you questioned yourself with ‘Is this all there is?’ when you finally realized that your life was mired or a chosen career was unfulfilling.
I’m talking about the day you decide to break away from your comfort zone and taking the calculated risk in becoming more than you thought possible, but are you ready for the bigger shoes?
I grew up on our family farm right on the Columbia River near the town of Lake Chelan in the North Central region of Washington State. ‘Work’ was the Davis family’s motto which had helped my Grandparents survive the ’Dirty Thirties’ and the ability to buy the family farm. They became stewards of the land that they worked and instituted high work ethics for the upcoming generations to follow. We had big shoes to fill.
Most people didn’t understand those work ethics, a sore subject among some of the Davis woman folk (“All work and no play’ had its place but not every day). When subtle ongoing changes with farming policies and regulations became unfair restrictions we were finding out that modern government bureaucracies were not friendly or sympathetic with the family farm or any other independent entrepreneur. Sound familiar?
Eventually, farming was no longer part of my career path and I moved north of Seattle and started a window washing business that I could call my own. I put the Davis work ethics in place and thrived little did I know that my expectations were evolving and that I was ‘painting myself into a corner’.
Twenty-three years later and six years after 9/11 I severely injured myself and reluctantly sold the window washing business. I fell further behind with financial obligations and the real estate prices plummeted when we tried to sell our house. Then the wife wanted a divorce and I became a single parent with three children. Talk about a pair of shoes to fill!
In the fall of 2008 I moved me and the children back to Chelan where I found a job with a local business. But something kept nagging me with questions, “Is this it?“ and “Is this all I can be?“. I already knew the answer.
For the past two decades I had been listening to personal development tapes by James Rohn to reading the ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ series, by Robert Kiyosaki. I highly recommend reading and listening to their messages because the material always provokes the reader to never give up and to try on ‘bigger boots‘.
When I was let go from my job last winter I knew I had to research the internet for opportunities. I had dabbled with that idea years before but internet marketing was complicated and overwhelming at the time. The new search finally lead me to my biggest entrepreneurial challenge and the most rewarding business I had ever owned. Not only was the business a right fit for me, I was a right fit for it!
Now I am realizing my dreams more than the jobs and businesses I’ve had before. If you are searching for the ‘ONE’ that will fulfill your needs and wishes check this out and see what you think. http://myonlinebusinessincom.com/

Advertisements
  1. Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: