As you all know, the whole Mary Kay thing has come to an end and my husband wants me to concentrate on working my first business, the administrative assistant one. I must admit some conflict here, not that I care about Mary Kay coming to an end, that’s not where the conflict lies. Part of me wants to have a successful business and have several clients and the whole nine yards with that, the other part of me, the louder part of me, wants to be left the heck alone and just let me take care of my house and snuggle with my dog and read a good book. Therein lies the conflict, but I’m dealing with it. Personally, I don’t really care about the whole career thing; it’s one of those things that looks good on paper but, in reality, isn’t all that great. But my husband wants me to do more than sit on my butt and read, so I am working on the business.
As I told you last week, I met an insurance broker at a local business luncheon. I met with her and her assistant on Friday for lunch and they were very helpful in explaining what I need to do to become licensed and what I could offer solo insurance principles that would help benefit them. I know I would need to be licensed and then appointed if I want to write business, as it is called when you write policies. Also, there is no writing involved, the lawyers do all of that, I would just use what is already written and endorse it. And, it would most likely be more of a virtual position than an on-site position. If the agent has an office, then they have a staff and I’m going after the ones that don’t have a staff. The thing is, it’s freaking me out a bit and here’s why. First, I’m learning a whole new industry, which is no big deal really, I’ve done it before and I can do it again. Second, I have no idea how to do this virtually – that’s the big one. I could offer to handle the phones, but I don’t know how the calls would be redirected to me to answer them. It’s the minute details that always give me pause and I don’t know why that is. It’s just a matter of working these details out, which I know God has already done, I just have to trust Him to do it.
But, my point to all this is that God does shut doors, but He then opens a window. You just have to be brave enough to go through the window not knowing where you’ll land. Is it easy? Nope, not at all. As you all know, trusting God is not my strongest attribute, which is sad considering all He is capable of doing. As I always tell myself, God created the universe; I think He can handle my little problems and issues. I don’t know if I am on the path that God wants me on, but I’ll find out pretty fast. It seems that when you are on the path He wants you to take, He clears it of hurdles. Well, at least the big ones. So, I will go into insurance with a couple of friends at my side that are willing to guide me along the way and offer all the advice that they can give me. God provided that. I know these ladies that I met for lunch are very willing to help me and I thank God for that because I am entering foreign territory and having friends behind the lines is a God-send. So, I will be brave and jump through that window and trust that God will catch me on the other side. It’s all I can do at this point!
Blessings to you all,