I recently read the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (CAO for Facebook, so the girl has got some street cred) and really took some of what she talked about and implied it to me as a boss lady and business owner (and dreamer of full time work). Her book really talks about giving yourself to your decisions and leaning in completely to have the confidence to ask for what you want in business. While she mainly focuses on the “normal” work situation of working at an organization, there was so much that I realized applied just as much to me and my path.
More than the tangible ways she talked about having the confidence to make tough decisions, I realized that I am not giving my full self to either side of my working life right now. While at my “day job”, I’m dreaming of my side hustle and while I’m at home, I am completely what needs to be done and not pushing myself further to really take my business to the next level.
I realize that I really have to commit myself at either job when I am there. I need to put some systems, some plans and goals into action and really push harder than I ever have to making this passion I have work for my life and make it work. I need to get the ideas out of my brain and into workflow. I need to set a clear path with a clear vision. And I’m ready for it.
While Sheryl talks a lot about equality in the work force between men and women, there is a lot to say to the balancing act when you have a “day job” and are working to turn your side hustle into full time. At some point you have to lean in, just as she describes, and give in completely to some tough decisions.