I talked about taking risks today on my IG stories and I wanted to put some of it on here as well. Taking risks is a large part of having an abundance mindset – it is seeing that there is plenty of time in life to make mistakes and chase dreams. When I think of all of the big moments in our life that have led to success they all started with a risk and going out on a limb – starting a blog. David dropping out of law school and us moving to NYC. Us investing our savings into starting BFB Hair and launching it out of our NYC apartment. Launching dae right before a global pandemic. So many risks but big risks lead to big rewards.
I think it is important to take risks in life but those risks don’t have to happen in your 20’s and 30’s… sure it is great to take as many as you can before having kids, a mortgage, etc. but it is truly never too late to take risks. There are so many incredible founders who started their companies in their 40’s – Chip Wilson started Lululemon at the age of 42.. Jeffrey Brotman started Costco at the age of 40.. Vera Wang designed her first dress at age 40! Here is a list of so many others. It is never too late to chase your dreams. People always say life is too short and while I agree with the sentiment.. making the most of life, making the most of each decade, living in the present, and making each day count – I also believe every adventure has it’s time. Timing is everything. So many people are in situations where it doesn’t make sense to take a risk RIGHT NOW. But that doesn’t mean they can’t in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years+. So if you are feeling frustrated or stuck or feeling like time is running out – it isn’t! Life is long. We have a long time to make big things happen. You will know when the time is right.
(also for anyone looking for career motivation – I highly recommend this book and all of her advice!!!!)
David right now is the stay at home parent and I am so grateful for that and that he stepped up to play that role. I love that he supports me and is such an encouraging, hands on dad at home. It means so much to me to have that support from him and I could never do any of this without him. We always talk about business ideas and big things he wants to do (outside the home – because let’s be honest raising kids is BIG!) when that time comes. Spouses should take turns supporting dreams / chasing dreams and I am so excited for when that time comes and I appreciate him willingly letting me chase this dream right now and being there for me. If you are wanting a “turn” to chase a dream outside the home then talk to your spouse about what that timeline looks like for you.. When do you want that to happen? Are you feeling like it needs to happen now? Maybe you can work out childcare or work on getting a loan. Both sets of dreams should be talked about. If you are having trouble navigating that I highly recommend reading the chapter on supportive partners in this book. And if your dream is to be home full time with your family – any stay at home parent should feel so proud of that dream!!! And should feel appreciated and should NOT feel any need to do anything more than what they are already doing!!!!
We had the idea to launch a haircare line years ago – like before kids even. We always talked about it and probably really bugged our friends with the idea for years .. but the timing never felt right. When we moved to Arizona everything started to fall into place and the vision started coming together. I am really happy we waited until it felt right and felt like go-time.
If it doesn’t feel like go time – that is okay. Be patient. If it feels like go time, then GO! xo