I've just got back from a weekend away, and as always like to take a bit of time to think back over the week for Sunday's 'Paws For Thought'.
As the picture shows, I did a bit of walking with my lovely someone special (you may remember my post a while ago about dating, well shortly after that post I struck extremely lucky and I am now in a relationship with a wonderful man who has far exceeded my expectations ♥️)!
So, this week I've been getting stressed about things that might happen, things that could go wrong and things that I'm needing to hand over control of, which has made me feel uncomfortable when in reality all my worries came to nothing and things turned out far better than I could have ever anticipated.
Similar to my family life, I've had lots of worries about my business in the past that never came to fruition either. I worried I was too expensive, worried staff wouldn't deliver the service as well as I could and recently worried that I was getting so busy that I could no longer juggle things effectively.
The idea of the business first came to fruition in the Lake District many years ago when I lived there, and I decided I wanted to offer a service that catered for the clever, intelligent beings that dogs are and offer a more enriching experience rather than just provide a walk around a boring bit of local grass! Nowadays that vision is well and truly playing out and I'm at the point where I now need to hand over more control for some parts of the business to my staff, freeing up time for me to concentrate on some bigger plans. It's going to take trust and communication and luckily I've good people waiting in the wings to step up. In every aspect of life it's ok to worry, but it's also essential to break through those worries and just do it....feel the fear and do it anyway (to quote the infamous Susan Jeffers book).
So I'm moving forwards in many areas of my life and taking a leap of faith. I'm excited to see where it will lead me, but most of all I'm going to enjoy the journey it takes me on. While the year is still young, perhaps see if there are areas where you can do the same and let's see where 2020 takes us.