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Thinking Big

January 5th, 2019 at 04:47 pm

The big plan last year was to delay some of my billings so that I'd have enough money in my business to start the year off with a significant amount of money. The goal is to be able to take some time to Think BIG and figure out where my life/career/business is heading.

There are lots of possibilities, but also lots of moving pieces.

1. I delayed enough billing that I've essentially made all of the money I need to for 2019. That is GREAT! And sort of bad, because I will make more, and will need to figure out where it goes (SEP? yes. Higher pay? probably not). Now I have more things to think about and arrange. A good problem to have, I know.

2. We have always said we might move back to Europe; this was always in the future, but next year F will be in 9th grade, so that's now in the 5 year plan! Need to think about career here AND there.

3. We may want to add a portal (that is New Mexican for covered outdoor area!) on to the front of our house and outside F's bedroom. I will need to figure out a budget, do plans, get a permit, find a builder, cost everything, figure out how much of it I can do).

4. Some of the Thinking Big may involve some classes and certifications. I need to get going on this! BUT I still have a ton of work! I just said no to a project; saying no is hard, but it felt so good! I need to free up time. Probably mid-January things should (better!) quiet down.

Anyway, this is all good, and I am thankful for the privilege.

Have you gone through the process of making career adjustments or changes? Any books you recommend? Or did you hire a career coach? Or...?

4 Responses to “Thinking Big”

  1. Homebody Says:

    I had a business coach at my last job and he was invaluable.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Well, if it allows you to be a little more choosy on the work you do accept, that's also a good thing, I'd think. Definitely a decent issue to have to deal with.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    My father is a executive coach. Smile I love that you have options!

    One thing I'm curious about is if you move, where F will go? Will she stay in the US, or also move. I guess now that my girls are in other states and we are not near them, it's on my mind. I wish the four of us were closer together.

  4. Buendia Says:

    Ok, looking for a business/executive coach!! (Or I should say "looking for a coach" is now on my to-do list!!

    Creditcardfree - A good question! Part of the reason we are thinking about moving back is that F is thinking about going to the UK or Ireland for college. If she does that, we want to be near her! If she goes to college there, we can pay for it without debt (a big plus). If she decides to stay in the US, we will, too!!!

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