It’s Ok to Not be Ok

Dec 13, 2018Stories, Video

I was at a call earlier and this person was transitioning from basically being a full time technician type business where he does all the selling and everything to coaching and consulting business. In his technician business he makes a lot of money and the consulting business hasn't quite bopped up to that amount.

The call just reminded me of something that actually I've heard a pastor say, which is that “It's okay to not be okay.”  It's in a weird state of transition and that's sort of where I feel like I'm at right now.

My business partner and I are splitting and it's all amicable and very friendly. I'm really excited about the opportunities, but I have so many unknowns. So many unknowns and uncertainties that just have to sit here with me, hanging out next to me, until I get them all figured out because, not only is my business partner splitting up, I don't really know all the revenue and stuff and how that's gonna work out.

I have plans for it, but I've got to execute them and I'm not sure that they're going to work. They're working so far, which is good.

Also, you know, our house wasn't built. It's not finished. So I've got the unknown of like being in my friend's house, which is strange.

And, our family Christmas plans aren't fully playing because there was a baby, which is exciting. I love having babies in the family but that's sort of halt all of our plans.

So I don't even really know what I'm doing for Christmas. Right now, I'm just sitting with a whole lot of unknowns and a whole lot of things that were stressing me out because I really like to be in control. I'm guessing you probably do too. Most entrepreneurs do because that's why we start our own businesses so that we can control things.

And so sometimes you just have to stop and remember that it's okay to not be okay.

It's a phase. It will end.

A lot of the stuff that you deal with, that I deal with on a day to day basis, would make most people go in a corner and cry. And sometimes we seem to be reminded of that.

So here's your reminder, if you're watching this, then I know that you are an entrepreneur and that you're trying to do something amazing…

I want you to know it's okay not to be okay and that you could be sitting in a corner crying and you might do that for a little bit, but you'll come out of the corner and you will do amazing things because that's what you do.

I have completely believe that. So if you are in a state or if you ever get to a state where you just have a lot of uncertainties and a lot of unknowns, then take some time to breathe through it and know that it is okay to not be okay.