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When The Doubt Creeps In!

AAARGH! It's been a month now since I quit my job. I am setting up my own Financial Advice firm but it can take up to 6 months to get directly authorised, which basically means that it may be 6 months before I can start advising clients. I'm also setting up a Financial Coaching company, which is also in it's initial stages. I've recently become certified and I'm currently working on my website which I would say is about 50% complete. It's the summer holidays and I've been spending time with my 2 boys, which is obviously great, but at the same time I'm starting to panic a little as I have no income coming in. The boys are now in bed so I thought I had better work on my website. I sat there for about 20 minutes looking at it, and couldn't think of anything to write on any of the pages. My mind has gone completely blank. So I thought I'd write this blog post instead.

Doubt is starting to creep in and I'm wondering if I'll be able to set up 2 businesses whilst bringing up 2 boys. Just trying to keep up with all the events at school before the summer holidays was hard enough - trip to the beach, sports day, leavers assembly, moving up day - I'm just grateful they have the same schedule at school! And yes, I have had numerous "mum fails." Last year they both went to school in their PE kit, and I got a call from the school informing me they were having their class photos taken in about an hour and that I needed to bring in their uniforms as soon as possible. I was about 40 minutes away at a client meeting so they had to wear spare tops provided by the school, and were placed behind the others in their class to hide their bottom halves. Needless to say, I didn't buy those class photos!

Again I digress. This last week I feel like I haven't done much on my business and I feel like I'm not moving forwards with it. It's not progressing. I know that things take time but I'm suddenly feeling the pressure of having no income and the need to get the business set up as soon as possible. I don't know if it's because of this pressure which I'm feeling, but I'm really struggling to think about ideas for the business. I've got a large bit of paper in front of me and I've written 'The Good Money Coach' across the top of the paper, hoping that it will inspire me. So far I've only managed to write 3 words under it. GOD DAMN IT! I feel like my brain has just stopped working.

I know deep down that I'm bound to have days like these, but it doesn't really make it any less frustrating. I feel like I'm wasting time and I should have made more progress by now. Ah, there I am "shoulding" on myself, which I also know I shouldn't do! So I'm going to sleep on it and hope that tomorrow night when the boys are in bed and I sit down to do my work, the ideas will be flowing and I'll actually make some progress on my business. Well, I will let you know soon!


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