Ready, Set, Go…Um…Reset, Now Go!
Launching into the Sea of Life (on your traveling or entrepreneurial journey)
Sometimes you think you’re ready to launch into the sea of life or the sea of being a new entrepreneur, but you suddenly realize you just might be going in the wrong direction!
On Saturday, August 20, 2016, we had the privilege of witnessing a Loggerhead Sea Turtle nest hatch in Panama City Beach. *The above video is one from Sebastian, FL, via Ashley Taylor on Youtube. We’re sharing it as it offers you the opportunity to see what it was like. We couldn’t video as it was at night, and you cannot use lights around the baby turtles.
The amazing little guys and gals wait on all of their brothers and sisters to come out of their shells, then they wait for the sun to go down (usually). Then, they make a grand entrance into the world together, and launch into the sea.
It’s about preparation. They develop and grow before letting everyone see them. They also have some extra support before they take off on their trek. In other words, they still have part of their yolk attached. That should sustain them long enough to swim a mile or two out into the sea until they reach the seagrass where they will find food.
In your business (or even in planning your initial transition to becoming location independent and traveling), you need to have a plan in place. You need to develop it, allow it to grow just enough and have some level of reserve so you can reach your initial destination.
What if you do it wrong?
The nest we saw last night had somewhere around 100 babies. A few started to head toward the ocean – like they should. However, the hotel lights and some other street lights on the well populated Front Beach Road disoriented most of them. So, the majority of the group headed west and north…they all needed to head southward. The few that started to go the right way, succumbed to “peer pressure” and followed the rest going in the wrong direction.
In this situation, had it not been for TurtleWatch.org volunteers, Lorna & Jenn, collecting them all…and transporting them later last evening to a private, dark beach, this entire nest would probably not had any chance at survival.
So, what if you make a wrong turn in your business launch or new program launch? After all, it truly is pretty easy to get distracted by all of the sparkly lights – “Do this!” “Go here!” “Don’t do that!” etc. A lot of people think they need to follow the rest of the herd because if they are all going that way then they must surely be correct – right?
Obviously, when you consider the turtle babies, you can see that blindly following the masses is possibly not the best idea. So, what do you do?
Make sure you have a coach or mentor…someone to “save” your butt.
Having someone help coach you or guide you is a key factor in helping know whether or not you are heading in the best possible direction for YOU. They may not literally pick you up, gently tuck you in a cooler and give you a whole new shot, but a coach can help you reset your mind set!
Always, always find someone you resonate with and you believe you can trust. Read their books, follow them online, watch their videos, participate in their classes or workshops, and perhaps, actually hire them as YOUR coach. But, if you believe you can just brazenly do it fully on your own, you might just end up in the sand dunes and get gobbled up by a crab or some other critter.
Don’t let your dreams of freedom fizzle. You deserve to swim baby swim!
Life is an adventure, so live it!
Rob, Janelle & Boegley
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