Your time is NOW.
Looking back on my own life, there are several stages that stand out as being big growth spurts. With those growth spurts came a lot of growing pains. In fact, many of the periods of growth weren’t very fun at the time. Moving to the United States without knowing how to speak English was a big risk and it was difficult. I had a hard time learning to speak English, but it sure was worth it.
My first marriage was a mistake, but luckily I had the strength to change and learn. It certainly would have been easier to just stay in my abusive relationship—that’s what everyone else wanted me to do and I easily could have settled and accepted that as my fate. I didn’t, though. I left my marriage and it was very painful.
Before I started my own business I was working at a dentist’s office. It paid the bills and again I easily could have settled, but I knew I wasn’t going to achieve the success I desired working at the dentist’s office. So I took a big risk and started my own business. It was twelve years of hard work, and there were a lot of growing pains along the way, but I wouldn’t trade in the skills and knowledge I gained going through those pains for anything.
What all these moments of change and growth have done for me is create a habit of always growing and expanding. Even now that I’m retired from my computer business, I’m not content to sit around.
Being an inspirational speaker was the new path I set out for myself to grow, and perhaps my biggest growth spurt in recent years has been writing my first inspirational book. What started out as a modest goal of reaching more people with my message has turned into something much bigger!
I’ve gotten to interview 100 unbelievable Chinese American women that I’ve grown as a person. I have learned from their stories and experiences, and the process of researching, interviewing, and writing has tested my patience, determination, and integrity. I have grown, not only because of these tests, but because of the knowledge and wisdom I’ve learned, and because of the relationships I’ve made. All of that has benefited me more than anything money could buy.
Today, I finished my first draft of the book and it is an unbelievable feeling to have my own manual scrip in hand. In this journey I interviewed and examined the lives of 100 trailblazing successful Chinese American women in order to discover the 7 Lessons for Success.
I wish for everyone to Getting out of their Comfort Zone. Try something new, if there is one thing you have been thinking about do, today is the day.
Your Time Is Now!
Imperfect Action is better than No Action