If the rules are not broken, we will be.
- Yoko Ono
I was in my late 30's before it occurred to me to question some long established 'rules'.
The first rule I started to question was what mothering and working 'should' look like.
I was at a cross roads making the decision about what to do after our youngest had started school. I was super clear about not returning to corporate life (sold my soul there) and also very clear about wanting far more flexibility at the same time as making a contribution (both financially and to the community - both near and far).
I knew in my heart that sticking with the 'rules' I once knew about working was going to break me.
I had to be open to a new way to play in order to get a new outcome.
Same in = same out.
I had to be prepared to shake the can of everything I knew and be open to a new idea if I was going to get the flexibility I wanted, the income I wanted and the connection I was craving.
Thank god I did.
That one act of challenging what I considered 'the done thing' and stepping into something new has changed my life.
Enter network marketing and USANA Health Sciences as my product and business partner.
Being willing to re-write (and re-wire) some 'rules' about what working and business could be like has not only allowed me to be a home based mumprenuer, but has taught me the magic of a residual income.
I quickly got a taste for what life felt like earning an income that isn't dictated by a fixed working venue or number of hours worked and that rather is all about freedom, connection and collaboration. Suddenly life started to feel very different.
Selling up to spend 15 months living and travelling through Europe with our kids in 2015 was another game changing decision. Making the decision to go was the toughest bit. It totally felt like we were 'breaking the rules' at the time taking off with 3 kids, 7 suitcases, only a very loose plan and nothing else except a desire to cut loose and feel freedom.
Again, thank god we did. I'm learning that every time I 'break the rules' I get showered in magic.
I can't imagine what my life would feel like today if I hadn't been prepared to challenge what I understood as 'codes of how life is done.'
More than anything right now, I want to encourage you to do that thing you are noodling on and have maybe been putting to one side because it feels like 'it's different'.
Stepping off the track, challenging the rules and beating your own path will reward you in more ways than you can begin to imagine. I promise you that. It sure as hell won't always be easy but it will always be your rules, your path and your choices.
Tell me in the comments what rules you have broken or are considering shaking up!
If you want to know more about what it feels like to build and grow your own business partnering with me and USANA Health Sciences, please drop me a line here. I would so love to meet you and help you write your own rules!
"What I now know to be true is that the key to creating freedom is accessing choice and the way to create more choices is to have more of the resources that allow choice, namely time and money."