You know what it means?
A knot in the wire that doesn’t allow the current to flow or the falling of rain on your parade day or the knocking of your internet when you’re about to go live.
The danger is the universalistic approach to these things that put people into a rut.
Why I push folks who look at my life and admire the “living a life in boxers” mantra and want to do the same to prepare their own transition plans when they’re in paid employment is because we are all different folks.
The sun rises from the same side, but based on where you live, you’re going to see on it standing on a different set of coordinates.
The other day I was thinking of how things happened before I transited and I remembered the role the school of my son played.
His school gives parents the leverage to pay school fees in chunks. It means that you can decide to split fees into three or four parts and pay throughout the duration of the term.
Some other school may not be the same. And that may be the school the person you’re motivating to leave his job has his kids enrolled in.
Looking at the specificity of the situation and preparing specific plans will go a long way to keep frustration at bay when you eventually hit the road.
Sometimes we wake and we are angry at the sun. We want the rain to fall heavily and just subsume everyone under a deluge. They are feelings.
The journey isn’t all rosy. Interspersed within the flashes of awesomeness are times when we want to hide under the pillow and cry our eyes out.
I remember losing my first client one month after I had resigned. And then another within another month. I felt I was losing it.
We may hate the word “struggle” depending on your religious inclination, but everyday we deal with thoughts of insufficiency – how to make it better, sell better, embrace clients better and attend to growing bills.
It’s the cost. It’s the reality of the journey. It’s just part of the whole equation.