July 2019 Issue
The last few months, I’ve been on the receiving end of lots of whispers…confessions almost. “Psst, I have something to tell you…I feel a little guilty saying this, but I’m not interested in the luxury market, and I’m kind of okay with that. I like my clients, I like my local market, and I like not duking it out for that 1% unicorn gig everyone else is chasing.” My thoughts? “Good for you. Mo’ money, mo’ problems!”
Being content in your pond is not a sin. Believe me; it takes a lot of “Hail Marys” to build a business around the life you want to be living. It’s sinking into that sloth-like comfort when things become deadly. Settling, or merely shrugging your shoulders when your quaint marketplace starts getting infiltrated with newbies, will have you swimming with the fishes. Don’t forget, for some of those outsiders taking it to their next level may be your level!
There’s no shame in being the big fish – you worked hard to get to the place you love. But to maintain your bubble of bliss, continue to define, fine-tune, and challenge your goals (personally and professionally).
Take it from my homegirl, Moana, “Happiness is right where you are!”
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