One thing I'm realizing is that people have this unrealistic timeline for business owners. We should have X,Y,and Z figured out or accomplished by year 1,2 ,3 and so on.
During my journey as a small business owner, I've found peace in knowing that my timeline may not match someone whose also been in business for 3 years. And it's true what they say "you can't compare your story to someone else's."
For me, in year 3, I am starting from scratch. That's what it feels like anyway. My branding and target market has changed, The way I nurture my audience is completely different compared to the past 2 years and I am finally operating with a regulated nervous system. Prioritizing stillness and most importantly, putting the Lord in the center off all of the business and personal endeavors.
The first two years I didn't have a plan. I was operating on autopilot, making hasty decisions out of FOMO, and my main focus was creating revenue. I wasn't nurturing my audience or building a string foundation, I was just trying to keep up(whatever that means).
At the beginning of the year, I adjusted my lens and made a plan for KP, and got to work. Now, with the help of the Lord and perseverance, KP is finally transitioning into what I envisioned it to be.
Long story short, this is your road, and nobody gets to determine what it should or shouldn't look like. There is so so much beauty in the journey. These moments that feels like set backs were designed for your character development. I would honestly rather catch my mistakes now so when I actually get to where I am going I can look back and think "so that's why that happened! it's all making sense now.
God designed this path specially for you and he already factored in the bumps along the way. Rushing through or comparing won't make the ride enjoyable or help you get there any faster.
You'll get there, but now you're here and here is wonderful.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.