From October to December this year, I have 3 months off from my JOB, getting paid whilst on Long Service Leave - YAAAAY (big hapy dance). I have been thinking for a long time now:
"This is the moment I have been waiting for. I can work on my business fully, set it up properly, put systems into place, be connecting more with my ideal clients, running my programs, creating and editing videos AND SO ON."
Up until yesterday though I was going to take it at half pay, allowing more time the following year to take a further 3 months off again at half pay. I thought this will push me out of my comfort zone, I would need to be very strategic, plan out my steps, my budget and my game plan in these upcoming weeks to ensure I could bring in the extra income to meet my mortgage and other bills, otherwise I would put more stress and pressure on myself.
As each week was passing by the panic was setting in, the doubts in my own self, my fears that I wouldn't be able to do it or be good enough. Instead of working on what needed to be done to set things in place, I panicked, I have been "busy" but not productive doing "other stuff", I lost focus, I lost confidence in myself. I STOPPED beleving in myself. I STARTED procrastinating and sabotaging the plans that I have had in place for years to do "once I got my Long Service Leave".
By taking time out and mapping out what I need to do over the next few months, I got back that clarity, focus and steps I need to take.
I worked out my budget and decided I would still have my Long Service Leave BUT at full pay after talking it over with one of my close friends. He said "What was the good of having extra time off next year, if I couldn't make it through the next few months." "Why was I putting all this stress and burden on myself?"
I started messaging the members in my Facebook Group - Online Coach Support to help them map out what they want to achieve by the end of the year, what action steps they need to take to make things happen for them. I suggested if they need help or support to schedule a call so we could work through it together, braindump ideas - get things out of their head and get that clarity.
I went straight into work yesterday and asked HR to change my leave so I would still get paid in full whilst on leave. The sense of relief was enormous as the financial stress removed.
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