I started RCG Creative a while ago, but put the agency into action properly in June last year and boy has it been a ride. I went from full time work, to part time work, and the agency grew and grew where I am now full time on RCG and about to hire staff.
There comes a time when you stop in your tracks, get short of breath and start panicking remembering that you are all alone. That the responsibility of earning your own money, relies solely on you. Its daunting, scary in fact. But it’s the step you take after this feeling that determines where you end up.
Before last year, I at times, let fear stop me from doing some of the things I wanted to do. And I regretted it. I’d keep thinking of that missed opportunity, the chance I had that I didn’t take. All because of fear. Fear that I would fail or get hurt or lose something.
Then I had an experience with an employer that made me realise. You never really have anything to lose. Apart from an opportunity.
The stuff you think you have to lose, is simply stuff. I realised we place too much emphasis and influence on the stuff we have. It ends up stopping us making decisions about things we want to do. We almost eliminate anything with risk because we are scared. But if you ask yourself – are you really happy today? do you love what you do? If you answered no to any of these, what are you going to do about it?
You are the only one who is going to make something happen, or hold yourself back. It has nothing to do with anyone else. Its all in your head.
So anyway, last year I decided to work through the fear, pushed it aside and started working towards my ultimate dream – owning a business doing something I love which provides me with the opportunity to pull people in to live the same dream. Its very rare you get to use both sides of your brain at once, but with RCG I get to do exactly that.
I’m pretty passionate about what I do, and I believe in small business having the chance to make something of themselves (hence why we are priced to be affordable).
With a kid on the hip, happy hubby, a laptop, and soon to be awesome team member… living the dream is way better than living a nightmare. Its simply a choice I made.