Patricia Bokowski, you know that feeling?
That sense of eagerness for the moment. Optimism for the future. And confidence that you are exactly “when” and where you should be. That feeling that makes dark days lighter and light days brighter. That precedes breakthroughs, conquests, and euphoria.
Yes, that feeling!
Well, it doesn’t just come.
You have to give it to yourself.
The Fire Within Me
I don’t think I fully felt my fire within me until I started my NineFrogs business in 2011.🔥🔥🔥
For years, I have felt I had something bigger in me.
What would you do if you were not afraid?
Through all my years in the corporate world, I always had this nagging ‘something’ in me saying, ‘Patti, this is good and all, but you need to be doing something much bigger.’
Of course, at the time, I had no idea what that ‘something’ was.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
But, I sure did know there was something there.👈👈👈
Every few years or so, I would switch positions in the company, thinking ‘maybe’ this is the “thing” I need to be complete.😀😀😀
Needless to say, it never happened.
I’d be happy for a while, then my ‘bigger thing syndrome’ would return, and I’d feel totally unfulfilled 🙁
And then, I started my NineFrogs business in 2012, and things started changing, rapidly.🌈🌈🌈
I felt it.
That ‘something’ I’d been searching for for so long.🙌🙌🙌
OMG. I finally found it.💘💘💘
Took me a bit of time to finally ‘get it‘.
That sums it up pretty well.☝☝☝
Going after your dream is neither a part-time or full-time job.
It is most definitely a LIFESTYLE.
And the funny thing, you aren’t really aware of it going in.
You think you’re just starting a business, not realizing it is sucking you in with every fiber of your being.
Not even realizing your business is NOW becoming your life.
Someone told me once, in my early years, ‘that you need to eat, sleep, breathe your business.’🍓🍓🍓
At the time, I didn’t really get that.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
But shortly thereafter I did.
Because that’s where you find the magic of your business.✅✅✅
When your business is YOU!Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor! (5.3.2020)
You can always tell when someone is really passionate about something.🔥🔥🔥
Like J.K. Rowling was when she wrote Harry Potter.😢😢😢
Taking all kinds of chances that it would be a hit.
Obviously not knowing.😥😥😥
Because no one ever knows.
I mean, you hope upon hope that you’re on the right track.
But, no, you don’t really know do you?
The thing is, people who are really passionate about what they are doing?
Their eyes light up.
And their voice usually gets a little louder.
And if they’re, like me, they don’t stop talking about it!🤗🤗🤗
That’s how you know you are onto something👈👈👈
When you have that in you (which, btw, is not planted in everyone).
But if you are fortunate to have it, it’s magical.🥰🥰🥰
It is life-changing.
It’s like you have been awoke like never before.🌺🌺🌺
Like, you are seeing the world in a whole new light.
And the thing is, YOU are the only one who sees it.👈👈👈
Not the people around you.
Sure, they might see it in you (maybe), but no one truly sees it but you.
Which is why so many people will think you are crazy (because they don’t see it or get it).
Yes, that’s the thing☝☝☝
How to bring it to fruition?
Easier said than done😑😑😑
Trust me here, you will fail.
And you will fail many times after that.
That’s part of the process ;-(
The thing is, you can’t quit🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
And trust me, you will want to quit!
But, you can’t.
It’s that simple🙏🙏🙏
That’s what it’s like.☝☝☝
You think differently than everyone around you.👈👈👈
Trying to make this burning desire inside you, into something.
Just remember, it was PUT in you for a reason.👈👈👈
If not, you would be like everyone else☺☺☺
Be it God, The Universe, The Holy Spirit, Mary Tyler Moore or The Flying Nun😇😇😇
‘It’ was put in you for a reason, now you have to figure it out👈👈👈
Yes, a lot of it 😇😇😇
But, you know what, if you can’t stop thinking about it, dreaming about it, talking about it?
Don’t you owe it to yourself to make it happen?
In whatever way(s) you think you can?
If your answer is yes, which I hope it is.
Then here’s some advice…
Take it one step at a time.
Do something to get you closer than you were yesterday.
There’s no secret sauce.
No, one size fits all cookie cutter way to do it.🙋♂️🙋♂️🙋♂️
Sure, people will tell you there is (there isn’t).
Just keep doing in your heart what feels right for you.❤❤❤
Because that’s important as well.
You can’t just show up when it’s convenient.
That spark was put in you for a reason.👈👈👈
Don’t let it go out before you go out👈👈👈
Otherwise, what was is all for?😞😞😞
“The fire within her grew stronger
Like the blazing sun
She stood up even strong
For the tides to overrun.”
That’s a wrap!
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!