One of the things I've noticed over the past couple of months as I look past the significant income I've lost from my regular job and my small business and look forward to what's next, is this. There is power in having multiple streams of income.
I'm discovering that there is freedom in embracing an entrepreneurial mindset, incorporating entrepreneurial time management systems into my day and setting up my home environment to support both my personal and work live.
There is value in putting aside my old beliefs about how I can earn money and spending some time checking out what others are doing to pivot and make the most of these COVID-impacted times.
It is smart to explore new ways of doing things that I've never considered before. This involves being open to developing new skills, overcoming old fears and researching new opportunities that can lead to creating a whole new sort of abundance for myself, my life and my bank account.
The best part of this discovery process has been picking and choosing what I actually want to pursue based on my skills, interests and passion ... not in fear. Being forced to stay at home was the beginning of a powerful reset for me. For the first time in a very long time, I found time to simply relax. No schedule, no place to go, no place I had to be.
The next best part of this process has been engaging a team to help me (and even push me) with the things that are outside of my comfort zone. Expanding my grasp of technology, teaching live classes on Zoom, creating video content for teaching, training and connecting with friends and colleagues and learning more about creating a social media platform and a home studio has taken much of my time I previously would have spent on airplanes, in the training room, at the clinic and in the classroom.
Bartering has been a wonderful exchange for me during these uncertain times and has provided a mutually beneficial exchange of services at a time when cash flow was nonexistent. It has proved to be a wonderful exchange which saves money and creates mutual benefit when agreements are clear and I exercise discernment regarding who I barter with.
It certainly has been a scary few months and, just to be clear, I am not someone who does here best not to dwell on fear. I have a lot of financial responsibility and need cash flow in order to handle it.
Trusting the process, feeling my fear, connecting with my emotions and allowing them to flow through me on a regular basis, asking for help both personally and professionally, talking with others about what they are doing, taking classes to develop new skills that will support me moving forward and leaning into a couple of opportunities I never thought I would embrace is quickly creating a brand new scenario that is teeming with opportunities to produce income way beyond my pre-COVID days.
I no longer need to depend on a traditional paycheck and am finding joy in implementing new ways for income to flow into my bank account.
I hereby officially declare myself a full blown entrepreneur who is stepping fully into my passion, purpose and earning potential while enjoying multiple streams of income that are not dependent on COVID restrictions and are more about where I choose to spend my time and energy.
Gone are my old traditional beliefs about where money comes from. Hello to my new and better mindset and to endless possibilities.
While you have the time and space and perhaps a little support from unemployment insurance ... what are you doing? Are you waiting for things to go back to normal, or are you creating your own new and better?
Check out a new collaborative project I'm doing with Drea Kasianchuk. Our So What, Now What? playlist includes video content that provides tips and tools to use moving forward through our COVID experience towards creating our new and better.. Drea got me over my fear of being on camera and now I'm discovering it's power in helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. In the midst of a huge curriculum development project we're working on we've decided to ramp up our efforts to support our social media audience around the transition from what used to be and into an anything's possible mindset to support you in taking your next right step. So catch up with what we've already done and then stay tuned to what will be coming soon <3
Our YouTube playlist is at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist…
Additionally, see what else I'm up to at www.trishajacobson.com, including my most recent entrepreneurial endeavor into the world of dealing with emotions with essential oils.