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Stop waiting start doing

A question we get asked often is where did you find the courage to make the big move from the Netherlands to Canada? Or to start a new business? Or we get asked how we knew we were ready to start a business, when did we feel ready to do so? The answer is simple, we didn’t. We just did it.

People spend a lot of their life waiting. Waiting for the right moment to go find that new job, to move to a different place or start their own business. They are waiting until they “feel ready”. And before they know it years go by and they still don’t feel that ready. I think that magical ready feeling doesn’t exist. Nobody starts a new chapter without doubts, fear or nerves. We should spend less time waiting and more time taking action. Instead of waiting for that ready feeling, ask yourself the this: is the change I want to make in my life my passion? Am I willing to fight for this? Am I willing to keep going when it gets hard? If yes, then go for it! Stop waiting and take that step.

I am not saying it will be easy, because it most likely will not be easy. But it will be worth it. After our move to Canada and the start of our business there were moments I regretted it so much, there were moments I wanted to stop, there were moments we had no clue what to do and there were moments where I was behind my computer searching for flights back to the Netherlands. And yes those moments were very hard. But you get yourself back up, ask for help when needed and keep going. And it is all so worth it. I’m so happy with our move, and even though it can still be challenging at times, we did it! We followed our dreams and our passion and the good feeling that comes from that outweighs all the doubts, hard moments and challenges.

We are now in a position where we are fortunate to meet a lot people that are in the middle of making a life changing decision or are thinking about it. And the story seems to always be the same. What is holding them back? The not feeling ready. It can sometimes even feel a little frustrating, we meet so many talented people with amazing ideas and plans, and they are not taking the next step because they keep being stuck in the waiting phase.

We would’ve never lived here or have the ranch if we would’ve waited to feel completely ready. Because we didn’t. We were full of doubt. A new country, a new lifestyle, a new business, being responsible for a big herd of horses, being in charge of a very big building project, we hadn’t done any of that before. It was scary. But we knew this was our passion, we knew we wanted a change to our life. So, we just did it. Took the next step and kept going forward one step at a time. And we couldn’t be happier that we did.

So if you want to make a change in your life, no matter how small or how big, all you need to do is take the next step. Stop waiting and go for it. Follow your dreams and passions, take control over your life and create the life that makes you happy. Stop waiting and start doing.

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