Have you ever noticed that the more you want to accomplish, the faster time flies?
The first month in 2010 and we are almost through it. I have been pushing myself to get so many things done, I had to laugh when my son went and accomplished something all by himself.
My son has had a very entrepreneurial mind for some time.
Which is why I love this quote:
- “It’s not only children who grow.Â Parents do too.Â As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.Â I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun.Â All I can do is reach for it, myself.”
Apparently this whole go-for-your-dreams stuff does rub off.
To offer a quick back story, he has been sketching on any surface available (including important school paperwork) designing clothes. Very urban and graphic designs with lots of dark teenage angst thrown in for good measure.
I am biased, so it may not have much impact when I say I love most of his designs. He has shared with lots of friends and family, and is already researching fashion schools for college. I started to ask him what the stars were next to some of his drawings. Apparently the girls at school have started shopping and noted the ones they want with star ratings.
Of course they have.
Since I do own a web design company and have access to all this handy tech stuff, I wasn’t too surprised when he wanted me to set up his first web site about year ago.
We got the domain, had hosting all set up and he got stuck on design and planning. We recently let that project go back to the back of the pile. Wrong name, wrong direction, so NEXT.
Then he calls me this past Sunday and announces:Â “Mom, I started my blog“. This is one very determined 15 yr old. I had to ask why he decided to get it rolling now.
“I was reading the paper about a girl that is 13 blogging about fashion and I had to do it.”
Ahh . . . nothing like a little incentive to get you off your butt.
Little did he know that his accomplishment helped me get off mine.
I know what will be on my to do list next, right after I get the call starting out something like, “Mom, can you set up an online shopping cart for me?”.
Where was your little slice of incentive this week?
Did it take the shape of something familiar, or in my case, a bit surprising?
Enjoy your kick in the butt this week – Heather
(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.Â Heather’s post day is Thursday and her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, andÂ Twitter background design on Twitter And Beyond)
DREAM GOAL:Â $25,000 A MONTH FROM 6 SOURCES OF INCOME BY NOVEMBER 01, 2010 and WALK/RUN THE BAY TO BREAKERS WITH 8 WOMEN DREAM MAY 16 2010