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Happy Anniversary…Let’s Pause for A Moment

Three years ago today I threw caution to the wind, left the comfort of a “regular” job and started Busy Girl’s.  And I’ve never looked back.

Oh sure…I get a bit jealous sometimes when my friends go on vacation and get paid for it.  And yes when I pay out of pocket for health insurance and other “benefits” I get a bit nostalgic.  But then a client will call and say “thank you – you are the BEST – I couldn’t have done this without you” and it all feels good again.

You see, when I worked in the corporate world I didn’t get accolades like that. Most recently I worked in “Big Law” and while the people were (mostly) nice the environment was not. It was high stress and low recognition. But WAY more important than accolades, I didn’t feel like I was making a difference in people’s lives. Like what I was doing mattered.  And if that’s what your heart needs, no amount of money will make up for its absence.

So…as I celebrate the 3-year mark I’m taking a moment to pause and reflect on the journey. In the last 3 years, I’ve:

  • Been featured in The Huffington Post (and a few other media)
  • Assisted more than 30 entrepreneurs in growing their businesses
  • Helped someone run their first Half Marathon
  • Connected with amazing women who are doing very cool work in the world

Now…in case you think it’s all rainbows and unicorns over here, a few other things have happened too. I’ve also:

  • Worked so late I’ve fallen asleep while typing on my computer
  • Not showered for a few days in a row (thankfully most of my work is virtual)
  • Lost sleep over how I was going to pay the bills
  • Had proposals rejected (or worse – not even responded to)

I’ve also laughed, cried, screamed and jumped for joy – more than a few times.

I always say entrepreneurship is not for the faint at heart. But I’ve found if you have the guts to do it, your heart will never be the same.

Here’s to many more years of highs, lows and all the glorious in-betweens.

LeeAnn

P.S. I took this photo today walking home from breakfast. Fall is such a gorgeous season and the three red trees gave me pause.

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