Why it took from 2012 to 2018 to finally pursue my idea, when the urge to travel took over and the realisation that I was on a surreal path of growth helped ease the feeling of regret. Lessons have been learned and the future looks bright.
4 Key Takeaways:
- You can always be a better person than the person you were yesterday
- Growth (personal, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual growth) is always an option, choose wisely.
- Execution is better than procrastination EVERY SINGLE TIME
- You can be whoever and do whatever you desire if you choose focus and execution.
About Emer Flannery:
Studying Psychology for 5 years in Ireland and the UK, working in Care services in a few random countries and getting the deadly travel bug and building a team of fellow travellers in Ireland and abroad, building Cuchie Couture (soon to launch) and now focusing all my energy on building my passion based business at Kaloo Wellness I know that 2019 will be a big year and I can’t wait to enjoy it with all the people I meet along the way. 🙂
Contacting Emer Flannery:
By Emer Flannery
Science has estimated that we get 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day, amazing right!?! How many ideas are embedded in these thoughts? Some positive, some Nobel prize winning and maybe some wrapped in negative limitations.
Ideas…..are they 10 a penny or worth more? Or would one agree that it is the execution of ideas that make them worthy of the pedestal we put them on.
I write this as I reminisce on one of my entrepreneurial endeavours stemming back to 2012. I was armed with an idea, equipped with support from friends, family, Local Enterprise Offices, Female Entrepreneur programmes and business mentors, yet, my idea succumbed to the negative thoughts and self- doubts I let creep in like the lethal Japanese knotweed. These self-doubts wrapped around my precious idea and smothered it, instead of fighting it and protecting my idea, I chose a different path, what I believed to be freedom…greener pastures, travel, cultural insights.
It didn’t matter how far and how long I travelled for, my idea came with me, sitting there, unbeknownst to me, waiting patiently for me to take another look…and so this year, in 2018 I pressed the mental rewind button, found my grá, my passion, my “why” for my idea and this time I knew I was going to make it work.
Sadness overtook when I realised Iwas no longer the only person with this great idea…unlike in 2012 when the lightbulb first went off…now I have competition, and lots of it. A sense of bitter-sweetness washes over me but the lessons I am learning are priceless. My ideas and my thoughts are precious and they need protecting but most of all they need execution. Then I reminisce on the growth, the personal, mental , physical growth I have enjoyed since 2012. Is this what I always needed to be able to execute. Now in 2018, I am more stubborn, more focused, more driven, better connected, more knowledgeable. Event after event I attended focusing on this personal growth, with a constant drive to be a better person than the one I was yesterday, book after book I devoured, hungry for more knowledge, ensuring the 5 people I constantly surround myself with lift me higher, push me, help me grow. Was I even ready for the execution in 2012- my thoughts and reflection tell me that no I was not ready and now I know what I needed then and what I need now….growth in all aspects, self-kindness, purpose and execution. I see things differently now, and much better. Enterprise Ireland believe in my idea or believe in me or both so I will continue to grow and ensure this time I execute. For now I know the grass is oftentimes pretty amazing right where you are.
So what idea are you sitting on? What is stopping you from executing?
We can have many amazing ideas but will these remain as a mental construct that can leave you defeated and sad that you did not execute, so if I can give one piece of advice, grow quickly, execute quickly, instead of playing with the idea, breath life into it, make it work and if it doesn’t work, you will know you tried for “it is better to have tried and failed than to have never tried before.”