I got the Big Eye Roll from my husband when I announced I was joining a MLM. Yep, I was “doing one of those things” Lets sum it up to say that he was less than impressed with my choice, and although I didn’t need his approval to do it, his disapproval was obvious and uncomfortable.
I was uncomfortable. I did not want to become a weirdo, I didn’t want my friends to feel awkward around me, I didn’t want to become a weirdo, or did I mention that?
But I wanted something of my own.
I had been home with the girls, (all four of them) and my mini-van orbited around the school car line and the grocery store.
So this is how it went.
My daughters do stuff. Soccer, ballet, musical instruments, gymnastics, essay contests, you know the stuff. When they come to me to do something new my answer is, “Ok, lets try.” I don’t ever tell them they don’t know how to do something before they’ve tried.
Then we try. We go to practices, competitions, learn on the computer, kick the ball in the back yard. We try and learn and try. Sometimes they find out they have a gift for something, or that they have to work hard, or they don’t like the activity but they are better for trying.
I had lost that. I didn’t have the same attitude toward myself as I had for my children. I was in a rut.
So that’s why I did “one of those things”. Because if my girls had come to me and wanted to try to do a business from home, (assuming children were allowed to do businesses from home) I would have said, “Lets try.”
And we would have learned, and practiced and tried.
And that’s what I have done.
Sometimes I have to re-think a strategy, or something won’t work out well, but just like my children do, sometimes I find out I have a gift in an area, or I have to work hard in an area, or I don’t like something but I am better for trying.
I was able to hit the top position in my company in my first 8 months, the Big Eye Roller is grateful I tried.