A lot of determination and a bit of recklessness
It's been a year now since I officially opened the store. Throughout this year, I have regularly been told that I am brave. I have also often been asked how I managed to start my project. And by the same token, there are more and more articles on entrepreneurship and many are precisely about the values necessary to be an entrepreneur and the main characteristics and qualities necessary.
I'm no different from the others, I'm the ordinary girl next door, I'm not rocket science, what I have is determination! When I finally had the illumination (the idea of what I wanted to do), I simply started my project. My project was only a basic project and who says project does not necessarily mean outcome. I read a lot, looked up resources, and set about building my business plan based on a template that was pretty comprehensive. I was thus able to reflect on each of the stages of what would slowly come to life. It's been a year of ups and downs. Excitements and deep discouragements. I sometimes thought it was dead, but I found solutions and managed to get over it.
Through all of this, I believe that what mainly allowed me to get to the end was carelessness! I think what people call courage, in my case it's really recklessness. I don't know if that's exactly the right word, but above all, don't be (too) afraid of what will happen the next day. Throughout my career, I did not have this concern, giving up my career was not synonymous with insecurity, there was always Plan B! That I would have invented as...!
I think my personality sometimes plays tricks on me since I have a lot of anxiety, but this adventure didn't make me anxious at all. Strangely, the anxiety attacks that I suffered from regularly for many years have all but disappeared! I don't remember the last time one came to sneak in early in the evening. Maybe my body and my head are in tune with what I'm doing now. Last year when I opened the shop something inside of me told me this was what I had to do and it would be fine, I had faith in my project.
A lot of determination, a bit of recklessness, that was my magic recipe for getting started and doing what I love! You, your magic recipe to be happy, do you know it?