Welcome to AnneSane
Dreams are meant to be followed, that's why we have them!
Yet so many of us never do. Why?
We talk ourselves out of it for a whole host of reasons.
Do any of these sound familiar?
- I'm not one of the lucky ones.
- How in the heck am I going to do this?
- Where will I find the time?
- I'll do it once I retire.
- I have no idea what I'm doing.
- I can't do this alone.
- How will I support myself and my family?
- That's all just crazy talk, it's not really possible.
Those are all very legit concerns. All of which I told myself at one point too. Also all concerns I found a way around which is part of what I'll share with you in this blog!
Is there a dream constantly tugging at you?
There is a reason!
Following this tug is making a choice between truly living or letting life pass you by.
Once you start down the path of your dreams, you'll find it will lead you on a journey that reveals more about life AND yourself than you could ever dream up.
It's not insane to live your dreams, it's living your sane.
So join in with me. Let's share in this incredible journey called life together!
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In this blog, I not only share with you my own journey of following dreams but I also arm you with the tools necessary to start and grow an online business that can support the life of your dreams!
I'm sharing these tools in order to save you wasted time and energy so you can turn those dreams into reality sooner.
Where did I get these tools? From my own experiences in the following:
In my 20+ year career as a Sales Executive in the manufacturing sector, I often had the thought of owning my own business. Doing what, I didn't have a clue.
One day it came to me out of the blue. Funny how things in life show up precisely when you're ready for them.
I was at the point in my life where my career had plateaued. There was no advancement in my future. Only more work for the same amount of money.
Not to mention the stress this was causing, effecting my health at a young age.
This made we wonder about my future. Watching colleagues have major health issues and even passing before they retired made me determined to make a change in my own life.
I was looking for a way out of this dead end career and move into a life FREEDOM. A life where I could work from anywhere anytime, be my own boss, and discover more about the world.
The idea that came to me sprung the creation of a product that keeps you confident the slippery things you love will stay safe and secure. You can find out more about them on our site - catwalkclawz.com.
I will say that becoming an entrepreneur entailed a lot more than I had anticipated. The biggest surprise was how much of an internal journey it became. The self-discipline and mindset needed to be successful really threw me for a loop.
That's where my next journey came into play:
In the beginning, it's about learning to become your own boss and be totally self-reliant. Holding yourself accountable and dealing with the unpredictable cash flow can be daunting.
Then it goes to a whole other level. It requires finding the self-belief and courage it takes to step forward into the unknown day after day after day.
In order to do so we must go within, sometimes further than feels comfortable, to build a healthy relationship with ourselves. We have to learn to trust our thoughts and often block out what others suggest, even though they mean well.
There are loads of resources, tips, and tricks out there to help you with this.
I'll be sharing the ones I've tried and the ones that have worked for me. I've picked through a lot of techniques until a combination of them rang true to me.
Understand no two of us are alike so what I share may not be what works for you. Though finding out what does work for you is a blessing in your journey.
Either way, you need to have a good mindset if you are serious about following your dreams and making some major changes.
This brings me to the next part of the journey:
Do you feel ready for a lifestyle change?
Maybe it's a good life. You have what you need to be comfortable. Things are perfectly in a row the way they "should" be.
You're just looking for something more. Maybe something more fulfilling, more adventurous, or more exciting. Something you can feel proud of when it all comes down to it.
That was definitely me. I had a "good" job and a nice house in the mountains of Colorado. I could stay right where I was and live out the rest of my life just fine. But I felt like that would be giving up, giving in, and settling. I KNEW there was something more.
I had such a feeling about this I was ready to burst! Ready to be FREE to be my best self. Ready to grow and grow and never stop growing.
FREEDOM. That was it. That was the lifestyle I was looking for. Freedom financially, personally, and professionally.
Nothing made me feel more FREE than sailing.
When I longed for freedom, I envisioned being on the bow of the boat with the feel of the wind carrying the sail and the sound of the boat moving through the water. That's where I feel most at home.
So when my husband came home one day and asked why not sell the house and go sailing, you KNOW what I said! No hesitation, no second guessing. I was ALL IN!
THAT was my big lifestyle change. All in one day I quit my 20+ career in sales to build my own business, signed over my house after selling everything in it, and took off for Connecticut to go refit a boat and move aboard.
It's a lot, I know. And this is where some thought me totally insane. But I'm here to tell you how wonderful it all worked out.
Sure, it wasn't easy. Nothing worth it in life really is. Which is why I'm sharing the journey with you here!
You'll get the real story of following your dreams along with ways to get through the struggles to find your place in this world. The place YOU call home. Your Sane!
My hope is that in doing so, we can each fill our own unique piece of the bigger puzzle and create a better future for us all!
Enjoy the blog!
Many Blessings ~
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