Why you’ll get further with awkward progress, than waiting for perfection 

I remember when I first started my side gig. I didn’t have a clue what I was getting myself into, but I knew that I needed to spice up my life a little. I was kind of sleepwalking through the last few years, and the passion in my heart wasn’t quite on fire like it used to be. 
So one of my friends introduced me to networking. Of course, I had heard of making money on the internet, but I had zero clues about using the internet for business. I used it for fun, and for socializing. I used it stay in touch with my family and friends. I used it to read articles, and to fill my mind with positive quotes. I didn’t have the mindset of a marketer. I was just like most people I used my phone for entertainment purposes.
But when I got my box of goodies in the mail, everything began to change. I remember cutting that thing open like it was yesterday! I was like a kid in a candy store. I was so excited to be starting something new. I felt an energy coursing through my veins that I hadn’t felt in a very, very, long time. I was like this is it, Here’s my business in a box. I’m going to run a business from my phone! I’m going to do some amazing things with this company. 
With all of the excitement that I felt, I went ahead and set up an appointment to meet with a business owner. One of my friends Tonya, had already been using the product and had fallen in love. She shared it with the guy who owns her tanning bed, and the next thing you know, I had a meeting set up with him to talk about joining the business.
As I drove there that day I felt energized, excited, determined, and a little bit of nervousness. I remember thinking, how cool is this that I’m conducting my own business meeting. How awesome is this that I can do it whenever I want. How amazing is this that it’s mine to do whatever I want with. I truly felt confident and excited. 
But, now that I look back I always have to chuckle. I was in no way prepared for that meeting. I had zero business being there, and I’m pretty sure I messed it up in about 37,635 ways! Here I was brand new to the company, and my first meeting ever is with a really nice man who owns a tanning bed. 
Maybe my first meeting should have been with my friends, or family. Maybe I would have done a better job presenting it and he would have joined me on my journey. Maybe if I had enough time to talk myself out of it, then I would have never met with him. Maybe, if I waited for perfection, I would have never gone.
As I eluded to before, he did not join and that’s ok. The journey always lies in the process. I was brave enough to just throw myself out there. I was willing to go the extra mile, if it meant I was going to learn something. Even though I felt like an imposter sitting in his office, the point is I did it anyways! 
I didn’t let the fear of not knowing what I was doing scare me away. I didn’t have to have all of the answers figured out in order to go forward. I believed in myself and that was all that I needed to succeed. 
 But wait you say, he didn’t sign up, and your right about that he didn’t. But he is a very important part of my story. I will always remember this meeting, because it was my very first one. I didn’t fail that day, I actually succeeded in so many ways. 
I sometimes wonder how crazy he thought I was? But then I remember I’m cray cray Tay Tay for a reason!
May this inspire you to move forward awkwardly


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