This week’s question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
For the last 23+ years of my life I have been going back and forth between two completely different paths in my life. It has kept me stuck and unproductive at becoming successful like I would like to be.
I have gone back and forth between being a martial arts instructor (as an employee) and owning a photography business. I LOVE both. I can no longer do both. I don’t have enough hours in a day to build either profession to the bigness I would like to. The end result is that I am confused, tired, and broke.
I know I am at a critical time in my life, and that I need to decide between them. Leave (for good) one of them, and explode the path I choose into the greatness I know I am capable.
I LOVE both so much… and am in agony in making this decision. I have been in this “place” for several years now… and it is too painful. It is my constant thought 24×7.
What am I not seeing in making this decision? Why can’t I make the decision and stay true to it? I feel the longer I waffle back and forth; I loose major credibility with family, clients, and myself.
Help me to understand and see what I am not seeing so I can make the decision that I can move forward into in building a satisfying productive and successful life and career.
Thanks so much for your question.
You can’t chase two bunnies.
In simple terms, it means that what ever you focus on will grow. What’s happening right now is that you’re splitting your focus, and consequently, neither business is growing.
In your case, I would recommend that you choose either photography or martial arts, and focus 90% of your time and energy on building that specific business. When you have that business up, running and successful, you can then hire people to help you expand, so that you can then focus on the other business.
There is a common misconception that you can only have one desire. It’s just simply not true.
Many successful entrepreneurs have several loves and several businesses, but they built each one at a time.
I do have to be honest with you about something though. I sense that there is a hidden fear that is causing you to be indecisive.
Do you doubt your ability to make money in either of these businesses?
Are you worried what people will think if you choose one over the other?
Is there something or someone you will need to let go of if you make a decision?
Get very clear on what the underlying fear is, and then make your decision.
Because you’ve changed your mind many times, you’ll have to be extra committed to honor the decision you’ve made and see it through to success.
Your ego may even create situations to get you to change your mind. These situations are merely illusions.
Remember: Because Spirit gave you the desire; Spirit has also given you the way to step into that desire.
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