Start before you’re ready

We will never be ready…

That’s the truth. We will second guess our decisions. We will doubt our capabilities. There’s no way we will be 100% confident in making any major decisions in life. No way!

But I have this decision making tool I use whenever I’m not torn between 2 or more options. It is analytical and practical and at the same time considers your values and what’s important to you. If you want to have it, just reply back and I’ll email it to you.

Anyhoo, although this decision tool is helpful, in the end, we still need to decide, right? And finalizing them are so fricking hard.
”What if I fail?”
”What if I regret it?”
”What if I lose interest?”
”What if …….”

I have a stay-at-home mom friend who is torn between taking up an online job or just focusing being a SAHM. She wants the extra money and excited to use her skills again. Yet she’s afraid she might neglect her mom and wife duties.

I simply ask her, “Gusto mo ba talaga mag work?”
”Yes!”, she said.

Eh di mag-apply ka muna. Pino-problema mo na agad yung mangyayari eh ni wala ka pa ngang CV.” I always believe in timing. If she’s meant to work, she’ll find the job meant for her. If not, it will probably take months before she’ll find one. Either way, at least she did something. She applied, showed up, and went after what she wants. Way better than thinking of all the ‘what-ifs’.

You might fail and you might regret it

This is oh so true! I made bad decisions in life (both personal and financial). Maybe I should have done things differently. Maybe I should have followed my intuition more. Maybe I should not have done it in the first place.

But if I’m being truthful, I don’t regret these decisions. I won’t be the person who I am today if not because of everything I went through - the pain, the heartaches, the wins, the loses, all the people who came and left.

There are things that you don’t need to experience to know it won’t work (example: illegal drugs) but most of the time, you won’t know the result unless you try.

Some people fail and quit while some people fail and tried again.

I tried selling jewelries in 2015. I sold a few items but then stopped because it’s illegal to sell anything in Dubai without a trade license. Others might think I failed in this business (and maybe I did believe it too) but I revived my brand last year and actually have more designs to offer.

I lost money in mutual funds, we started some businesses and lost our investments. We cried and cried some more, yet we never give up.

The same thing with TWP’s Facebook page. It was created in 2017 and yesterday, we celebrated having 2k followers! <<Are you following the page? If not, gora na! —> >>

I know that 2000 is not a huge number. Some business pages have 5k followers in just a few months but I’m very grateful still.

I started this Facebook page (actually even The Wealthy Pinay website) in 2017 even though I have no damn plan on how I’m going to make it work. I just have an idea and a desire. I started even before I was ready.

Starting the brand didn’t magically made me confident though. I was still insecure and doubtful for many months but since this is what I want, I continued. And this month, I actually hired a social media VA to help me with few things. Am I ready to hire a staff for TWP which I consider as a passion project? NO! I’m not ready. I can’t afford it even. Yet, I consider hiring a staff as an investment. The same thing with buying a domain and paying for a hosting service. If I want to level up, some things need to change. I’m not yet ready but I’m doing it.

Most of the things I’m enjoying right now happened because I started even before I was ready. I just took a leap of faith. I believed in myself. I believed in God and His promise.

Start before you’re ready.

P.S. If you have a friend who needs to hear this message, forward this email to them. I know they’ll appreciate it.

Live The Life and Business You Have Imagined!

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