Angela S. in San Diego, CA asks:
I have read many of your blogs and articles and know that you will “tell it like it is.” I really need someone to look and tell me what the future holds for me if I pursue a goal that I have had in mind for a long time.
My grown children tell me that I should stay with the job I have, that it is too risky for me to pursue the business idea that I have in mind. But I know that if I don’t go for this now, I never will. Can you tell me if I will be successful in the self-employment that I have planned? It has been my dream for so long.
First of all, I want to tell you that I clearly see how much your children are against this change that you want to make in your life. They want stability for you and see you only as their mother, not as an individual who needs to grow in another direction. It is hard for you to pursue your dream when the ones closest around you are opposed to it.
I see also that you do have the financial resources to go ahead with this dream. It is indeed now or never for you. If you do not go ahead with your plan now, I don’t believe you will ever have the drive and resources to do it again in the future.
I see with great clarity that you will make a success of your goal. At first, it will indeed be hard, and at times you will wonder why you decided to pursue this. But with the drive and tenacity that I see in your mind, you will succeed.
Go with your dream! Don’t let the people who love you discourage you from this, with all their good intentions. You’re ready to take this on, and I see great profit ahead. It’s easy for us to stay in one spot, and harder to forge ahead, but I do want you to know that good things are coming for you.