Live Like You’re on Vacation

It’s summer. Vacation time, right?

I remember when I was a kid, I loved summer. I loved summer vacation. I loved the feeling of freedom and not having anything to do “the long days” being able to be outside. I loved it all.

I also remember when I got my first job at age 22 and that was the end of summer vacation.  I had to be inside all day. I didn’t get three months off. This was such a jarring experience that I literally went back to graduate school to become a professor so I could have my summers off.

When I left academia, I had to go back to another 9-to-5 job, 12 months a year.  But having the freedom to work my own schedule was so important to me that it drove me to become an entrepreneur.

It’s not just summers, either. I want to have time off at Christmas. I want to be able to see my kids at and my grandkids at school. I want to be able to basically make my own schedule. And that’s the beauty of the life of an entrepreneur.

The other piece of that was that I wanted to spend my days doing things I thought were fun.  I didn’t want to dread a task, be disappointed about a phone call, or feel burdened by my to-do list.

I realized that the best way to do that was to make a job for myself.

What job would you make for yourself if you could?  Because you can!

Do you have a skill of talent that you feel is being totally wasted working somewhere that doesn’t honor your creativity?

Do you want to have more flexibility in your schedule to be able to have coffee with someone or go to lunch?

Do you just want the satisfaction of knowing you are building your own nest egg?  You may want to build a company that’s going to pay you in the long-term instead of wasting your talents for someone else.

Or maybe you’re like me and you just want to have your summers off.

Whatever it is, you have probably set the intention to start your own business many times but haven’t done it yet.

After COVID-19, lots of people got the bug to be entrepreneurs, and it’s a pretty great lifestyle.

The problem comes with knowing how to do it.  Where do you start? Lots of people want to be entrepreneurs, but they stop short because they can’t quite figure out what to do first.

Especially if you’re artistic and want to start a creative business, you may really need help putting a system in place to get things launched and running smoothly.

That’s the case for a lot of my clients.

Do you know how to write a business plan?  Can you file paperwork with the Secretary of State?  Have you hired a web designer?

Probably not.

If these are the things that keep you awake at night, and more importantly, keep you from starting your business, I can relate.

Don’t let these worries keep you from starting the business that will enable you to share your gifts and talents with the world.  Don’t let them keep you from having the lifestyle—the freedom, the flexibility, the security—you deserve.

Being an entrepreneur can sound intimidating.  I was scared to death when I first started, but I figured it out. I opened my first business when I was 36 years old, and for the past 20 years, I have dedicated my time to creating a system to make starting a business straightforward and worry-free.

If you have dreamt of owning your own business, if COVID-19 has given you the idea that you’re been wasting your skills and talents, or if you want to focus your life on more important things than a job, I invite you to reach out to me.

Reach out to me and let’s get on a Business Builder Action Plan call, so we can set in motion the momentum that will get your business off the ground.  I will walk you through the steps that you need to get started.

That’s all for now, cause, y’know, it’s really nice outside. I think I’m going to go pour myself a glass of iced tea and read my novel.

Let me know you how to do the same.

About the author

Dr. Judy Morley has been described as a “human potential specialist.” Her years of experience in different arenas varies from being an advertising executive to a college professor to an executive to an entrepreneur and franchise owner.  Each of these positions has given her great insight into helping people find their authentic style of leadership.