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Release the Anchor and Set Sail

Are you having a hard time choosing what to focus your career on or which dream to chase?

After deciding to pursue hosting, one of my biggest struggles was choosing a focus for my website.  There are so many things I love to do – softball, volleyball, dance, music, helping others, and more.  So, what direction did I want to move in?  One of my favorite quotes, especially now that I’ve found it to be extremely true is…

“When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca

How can you arrive at your destination if you don’t know where you’re going?  Here are 3 quick tips to help you prepare…

1.  Every quest begins with a starting point!  As much as you may want to fight it, you must pick a place to start, which means choosing a focus.  I know it’s a scary thing to commit to, but the good news is that once you’re a little more established, you can find ways to incorporate your other areas of interest into your journey!  It’s better to start out slow and prepared rather than too fast and unequipped.

2.  “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” (Seneca).  Expect rough waters.  But as this quote implies, without struggle, we wouldn’t know success.  I’m certain that any business man or woman you speak with, they’ll tell you about the struggles and challenges they encountered on their journey – and every one of them will tell you that those experiences are what helped shape them as people and entrepreneurs.  If you can’t erase it, embrace it!

3.  Even though you’re creating a path to reach your destination, it’s ok and expected to change your course along the way.  As you may have watched in my video on creating your own GPS, there may be times when you have to “reroute”.  This does not mean your destination has to change.   It’s all about redirecting your sails to help you stay on course!

Choose a starting point, equip yourself for the journey, and redirect your sails to stay on course!

– Jen

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