Hi Lovies + Fellow Dope LUP Members,
So this week over in Level Up + Plan we have been talking about how do we engage loved ones in our business to get them to buy into what we are creating on the path to entreprenuership, but today I want to talk about what happens when they don't get on board to give you a little boost!
It's okay to dream and what is even better ? Dreaming big, You see your vision clear as day and you are fully committed to being the rockstar wedding planner or creative that you know you are destined to be . You are super charged with passion and drive and not even your day job will stand in your way, except for maybe one thing......that's right the F WORD, you guessed it family.
Why does it seem that of all people family are the last ones to support you on this journey that you are so madly in love with. Do they not see the blood, sweat, tears and sacrifices you are making day end and day out to pursue a life and career that you absolutley love????
I am going to be real with you here, that transparent moment that I am known for giving. Lovie they don't get it and for you to hope they will get it and understand is not fair. I know how you feel , if I had a dime for everytime in 2011,in 2012 that I hear Jay say, " you still over there playing on the computer" when I was researching getting a business license or looking into local classes at my small business bureau or working tirelessly doing my own website design because I didn't have the money to invest for a professional to do it for me, I tell you , if I collected only a dime for each time I would still be rich. We are raised in a world where you go to school, pay attention do well academically , continue to higher education, get in debt possibly trying to pay for it , get a good job with benefits and stability and if you do all those things well then you have made it ! Thats right made it big working for someone else for the rest of your life. This is rocket science this is American culture 101.
Wait a minute, what about us dreamers , us doers, us belivers, the faith seekers, the risk takers, what about us. Here we are, but guess what, while our world is trending towards a economy that is fueled by small businesses we are still the minority so how do you combat family that don't get it ? YOU DON'T. You don't argue, you don't cry ( at least not to them about it, cry in private) you ACT, you simply stay the path and show them , don't give up, you pursue your dreams , you hustle your butt off and you make it happen, not for the moment that you can say " I told you so " being filled with animosity towards your family but to watch them be so proud and to watch them become your biggest cheerleader, to watch them become your partner, guiding you on business decisions , looking out for your best decisions. You know what allows this shift to happen, seeing your determination helps but do not you know what helps more than that INCOME, just being honest here, when you are able to stop volunteering your time, doing probono work and really start to generate income that can pay for a family vacation , or the kids sporting uniforms oh honey get ready for your pat on the back encouragement.
GRACE give it for lack of understanding, give it for your sanity and share it when you come through to the otherside . Stay the course, dream and show GRACE, OUR JOURNEY IS NOT THE MOST COMMON ONE.
Shaun Cox of www.TheShaunCox.com. Shaun Cox is a Wedding Planner , Wedding Industry Mentor based in
offering training, consulting and education of Wedding Planners and wedding creatives nationwide. Shaun Cox is the owner of Cue the Champagne Event Planning + Design Chattanooga and Cleveland Tennessee Premier
Wedding Planning and Event Studio Owned by Coordinator and Senior Wedding and Event Planner Shaun Cox.
Cue the Champagne Event Planning + Design offers Wedding Day Event Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, Elopement Planning and Event Design Services for all your Social and Corporate Events.
Cue The Champagne Event Planning + Design caters to Weddings and Events
in Cleveland Tennessee, Chattanooga Tennessee, and surrounding Tennessee, North Georgia Wedding locations and Worldwide.
Thanks for jumping on the blog and checking everything out ! You know this blogging stuff is important, I share that with you all the time so be sure that after you are finished up here you hop on over to your own blog and get things going over there to boost your own seo! Now enough lecture , let's get to the good stuff, carry out and enjoy your stay. XOXO- Shaun