If you follow me on social media, you will see that recently I have been posting about naysayers. The people that say you can’t do it. The reason why this is on my mind is that it was exactly a year ago that I started to seriously consider going self-employed. I started to do the maths and convince myself no. Then I convince myself yes and so on and so forth.
Basically, nearly every Dernie is born in October or November. This means with Christmas coming up too, this is the most expensive time of the year, so it was easy to talk myself out of starting up, along with the help of some naysayers. These are people who say you can’t do it. They say this because they’re not living their dreams. They say this because they wanna break you down.
However, some of them say these things because they’re scared for you. You see, my thoughts on this go full circle. I would advise any friend to seriously consider if this is what they want to do. Going self-employed is fun and I love it but it doesn’t suit everyone. There are stresses.
I’ve got two kids and a husband, a mortgage and the cat! I have to consider them as well.
But Taylor Swift puts it best when she says the haters gonna hate (hate, hate, hate, hate) and the best thing to do if you truly believe that you can do this, if you have sat down and you’ve worked everything out, if you have spoken to the other people that it’s going to affect, then you just have to shake it off, shake it off!
Yes, I have basically ripped off T Swift for this!
The reason I say this is my family are amazing and so supportive. It was a year ago when I started considering leaving my full-time employment, however, I didn’t take the plunge and do this full-time until March the following year. Since then, I have loved every second. Jack, my eldest, says I’m a better mummy. My husband says I’m happier. People say I look physical different and I’m hoping that isn’t related to my weight!
So many people will tell you no, you can’t do it, but do you know what…you can. You can do anything that you want to. Never let anyone else’s opinion stop you living the life you are meant to.