Day 3489 – Puzzle Day – or – Life Doesn’t Always End Up Where You Think It Will

I am an unabashed fan of puzzles and I have spent a good portion of my life completing puzzles.

I think part of the reason I love puzzles so much is that life is a lot like a puzzle. When you approach a new thing, whether it’s a new business, a new relationship, a new problem to solve, it’s like a puzzle. At first, you have a big fat mess in front of you, nothing makes sense and it seems almost impossible that it will come together.

But then you start working on it – you lay everything picture side up, you pull out the edges, you group colors, and you get to work. Little by little, things come together and make sense.

What’s great about a puzzle is that you know it has a solution and can be completed. Well….except for puzzles like this.

There are some puzzles where you have a piece or group of pieces that you SWEAR goes in this section, I mean, look at the pieces! But then you get to that point and realize you were completely wrong and that section goes on the opposite side of the puzzle.

Ah, how much life this is! I find myself closing up shop on this blog, in the process of deleting my Facebook, and focusing all of my attention on real estate investing….um, what? Where in my life history was there any hint towards this?

But as I’m moving closer to that point, I’m realizing it does make sense. Going on an appointment with Bret to chat with someone about their house feels very much like when we would meet with wedding photography clients. When we would chat with folks and get to know them and help them. That was one piece of this business that I didn’t expect – how much we get to help people.

I look at my work history in the clerical, admin, human resources, and IT spaces and it very much helps in the behind the scenes aspects of our business.

I look at my passion for increasing my knowledge through reading business books and personal growth and how it helps me grow faster than I otherwise could.

I look at some of the struggles and hard times I’ve gone through, and how they’ve prepared me in a way I didn’t expect.

So if your life doesn’t look like you think it should or you have no idea how you’ll end up where you want to go, just sit back, and focus on a small part of the puzzle, it will all come together eventually.

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Day 3488 – Coworking Day

For the last 7+ years, I’ve worked from home. Over the last year, I’ve found the importance of coworking and getting out of the house.

This past weekend, I got to go with Bret on a number of appointments and a closing, as well as cowork with our partners. It was really awesome and I can’t wait until that is all that we do.

I have no photos of us working this weekend, so this will have to do. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 3485 – Fun At Work Day

One thing I never knew I always wanted was to work with my spouse. I have had so much fun working with Bret from photographing weddings together to now building a business that is OURS, not one or the other’s.

I can’t wait until this is what we both do full time, because every day, will truly be Fun At Work Day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Haha and this is what fun will look like.

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Day 3479 – Justin Timberlake Wrote A Really Cool Book

I have to say, I am absolutely loving Justin Timberlake’s book, Hindsight, & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me. The design work of each page alone is worth the read, or at the very least, a flip through.

This morning, I came across this quote:

That’s what I love about my job. I love the spaces that are not about the win but the practice.

As I’ve been working with Bret to build our business, I’ve had to grow in a number of ways. While it’s exciting to have a closing and get paid, the more exciting part is the growth and change in myself through the process.

I love this idea of “practice.” With my running, it’s about having a practice, not a finish line. With reading, it’s about enjoying the book I’m reading, not about hitting a number read.

What we practice adds up to some incredible things, so what are you practicing today?

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Day 3473 – Make Your Dreams Come True Day

I think it’s fitting that this day fell during a business retreat with our partners. ๐Ÿ™‚

A big part of actually making your dreams come true is setting goals, breaking them down, and chasing hard after them. I spent some time yesterday working on my goals for the year and I’m super pumped to see where the year ends up.

What are you doing to make your dreams come true today?

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