It was ‘all systems go’ when suddenly everything just deflated. Why? I had a plan to get my business up and running; complete with a strategic phase flow-chart, time-lined objectives, a rather long to-do list, and even a detailed work-flow manual. The latter had been pieced together, written and re-written during months of trial, error and practice. I had the education, skills and experience, and never felt more ready. Most importantly, I’d finally managed to extract myself from the full-time-employee treadmill: So I sat down at the computer to launch my own business. Day 1 had finally arrived!
What am I doing?
Seriously? This is weird.
A normal person would go out and get a real job.
One that would pay actual money. From day one…
stares at computer
I am not a normal person.
Really, I’m not. Because, even though I don’t have savings, I do not want a normal job. For 30 years, I have worked for others, making their goals happen. Now, while I still have the energy; when I am more prepared than ever, it’s time to make my own goals happen.
This is my time. The time I have thought endlessly about and patiently waited for. A time I am so ready for.
So where is my mojo gone?
Paused. Right at the threshold. My foot at the door.
As I continue to stare at the computer, my hand takes the mouse. I observe as I open Paintshop and create what I think my mojo looks like. It’s pretty simple really. And that’s lucky, because I’m not a talented designer. Yet it conveys everything I need it to.
Sometimes the thing you seek is staring you in the face.
Understated. Quirky. A little bit weird. And I like it. My interest grows and I log into a drop-ship site and turn my mojo into something tangible.
It’s simple. A simple design; and a simple solution.
Finding mojo was not on any of my lists, but it was the first step across that threshold. I created something useful. I can now surround myself with mojo, every day.
It will be my constant reminder that when things seem difficult, the thing to do is ‘just start’. There are a lot of new doors for entrepreneurs (for everyone, really), but if we just start, we’ll be across those thresholds before we even know it.
Here is what I made. I hope you like them, because they’re pretty special to me.