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My hubby and I were just handed an opportunity to land the side job of a lifetime. All it would take is a new hitch and trailer--we would be back to making the income we lost when the economy crashed and get to travel occasionally to boot!! (Yes, it
My hubby and I were just handed an opportunity to land the side job of a lifetime. All it would take is a new hitch and trailer--we would be back to making the income we lost when the economy crashed and get to travel occasionally to boot!! (Yes, it is completely legitimate, offered to us because of our clean driving records, early arrival times and through the company he already contracts with for building jobs.)
We are scared of the changes we would have to make in our current life, the time we would potentially be gone from home (one-two weeks per month) and leaving my retail business in the hands of someone else while we are gone.
The benefits would be a very good income, traveling, potential for a more lucrative and exclusive career and adding another business to replace one I am currently phasing out over time.
What would you do--why?
I HATE change. But when I know it will be good for me even when it's scary at the time, I always try to soldier up and just do it (Nike is good). And get really stressed out and nervous and say "what if everything goes wrong" But I know it will be good so I just do it. That isn't the same but I try to take every opportunity I get and sometimes I need someone to be my Nike life wingman and encourage me to take steps and JUST DO IT.
Every time I move to a new apartment or house, I flip out right beforehand. But then I get there and I'm fine. Same with vacations. I just really hate change but change is what life is all about so I am trying to get more used to it.
I think the benefits of what you're describing sound great. Weigh the pros and cons, but don't let fear of change be a con.
It sounds like from your follow-up post that you're worrying a lot and having some anxiety about everything. That's ok. Everything is a 'what-if' and that's hard. But what if everything goes better than expected? I'd talk with your husband about your concerns as well so he can help weigh the realistic pros/cons. I know I always need someone helping me decide stuff lol. I'm indecisive and worry too much.
If splitting driving time is a dealbreaker for you then it is a dealbreaker and that's ok.
As for turning your business over, I would try to look for a new person to oversee things who is trustworthy and who you feel safe with them running your business while you're gone. You could also sit down and brainstorm ways to make sure the business is going well, keep in touch with the person you hired to handle your retail business via skype and phone call. I don't know much about running businesses but I feel like with the technology we have today that there should be a good way to make sure everything goes smoothly, even from a distance. You could start interviewing people and maybe skip it if you don't find someone you feel comfortable with.
Good luck! I hope you are happy either way you choose to go