It’s April 11th and that means it’s Consultant Journal’s fourth anniversary! Woot woot!
Four years ago today, I registered ConsultantJournal.com. I had a dream and a vision. I wanted to help other people learn about consulting. I wanted to share my experience with others and to help them realize the power of pursuing your dreams.
At the time, I had a small baby, I was teaching at the college level two nights a week and I was getting my consulting business back up to speed after spending much of the previous year on business planning and rebranding — and taking a modified maternity leave from my business. (Let me emphasize that running my business before kids was a different experience than after.)
Just after I launched Consultant Journal, I was in a car accident. I suffered terribly from whiplash — even through my next pregnancy. I had to make changes to allow me to deal with the reality of my physical limitations. I had to build my business as a business and not as a job — more than ever before.
Today, I have two kids. My business is bigger than before I had kids. I’ve got a team of people working for me and with me. I take more risks in my business. I’ve got a more predictable income stream. My business is better than ever before.
So I’m celebrating still being here — and still thriving. There are ups and downs in any business and many of us mix joy and accomplishments with fears and uncertainty — that’s human! But I’ve got not one but two businesses that have survived and thrived — Consultant Journal and my marketing consulting company.
So let’s celebrate still doing this. Celebrate your business — whether it’s an idea or a work in progress. Celebrate being here!