About five years ago, I made the decision to start my own business. I was excited and new to the whole entrepreneurial world.
I didn’t know what to expect, so I opened my eyes and ears to learn from those more experienced than I was.
I tried to figure out what I was doing and for whom.
And one of the questions that kept popping into my mind?
Who was I to say I could help anyone else when I didn’t (and still don’t) have it all figured out, when I don’t have all the answers, when I’m not perfect and sometimes stumble over the same bumps that I claimed I could help others with?
Now, of course nobody’s perfect and we’re all learning along the way, and sometimes what we learn can be enormously helpful to someone else, but I focused more on where I felt my weaknesses lay.
For years, I tried to figure out my purpose, the role I’ve been meant to play in this world.
I tried to balance being true to myself with growing a business.
I tried and pushed – and felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere, except more and more frustrated. I started feeling like I was pushing spaghetti up a mountain, a lot of effort with hardly any visible result.
It got to the point where the thought of ‘working on my business’ held no appeal.
I felt like I was just going through the motions, like I was stuck and unable to break free.
Writing, which had been how I expressed myself for years – the voice of my heart, dried up. I was definitely in a deep case of writer’s block. The words wouldn’t often flow onto the page. I felt like I didn’t know what words I wanted to share with the world. If I was so uncertain in my own life, what value would my words have in the lives of others?
So my writing went pretty silent. My blog posts and newsletters all but disappeared for a year or two.
This didn’t feel right for me. So I worked and spoke with some amazing people to help regain the passion and achieve some kind of clarity.
And slowly things started to make more sense in my own mind. I felt the wheels starting to turn.
Now I am so excited to share this renewed focus with you.
I often look back over my life and feel like I’ve wasted so much of it. There are days when I wake up and wonder where all the time has gone.
I think I’ve KNOWN for a while that there is a purpose for everything and that the time wasn’t just thrown away. What I’ve recently come to FEEL deeply, however, is how each step along the way is part of a bigger divine purpose and plan.
I started to see how many lessons I’ve learned along the way, including the central role faith plays in it all.
And while my life may not look the way I envisioned it would, every piece of the puzzle is there for a reason – and each and every piece combine to help make me the person I am today.
And each piece of YOUR life makes you the person you are today. Yes, there are decisions you may wish you could change, but since there’s no time machine that can take us back in time, our best bet is to learn from those choices and experiences, to recommit to making the most out of our lives, to finally and fully see our strengths (and yes, you all have many!) and abilities, to love ourselves and feed our souls.
And related to this, I have some exciting, exciting news that I would love to share with you. If you haven’t already, would you take a moment to send me your contact information securely at https://www.postable.com/elizabethspevack?
Looking forward to sharing this journey with you,