Let me tell you a little story….
Once upon a time, there was a girl called Rebecca.
She was a qualified lawyer, but she knew that it wasn’t the right environment for her. She wanted nothing more than to get out of the rat race and make cake for a living, All of her friends and family thought that she was mad.
As you might have gathered. That girl was me!
I just want to share a little story with you about something that happened to me when I was where you are now….
It was October 2014, and I just sent my registration application off to my Local Authority to register my cake business.
I went to a party one weekend, and at that party, I was chatting to a friend and he said to me, “Bec, why don’t you just stick with law because you know you’ll never make money out of cake.”
At this point, I had two options: I could either believe him and stay in law and I’d probably be there now, or I could prove him wrong.
Always one to like a challenge. I remember thinking, “just you bloody watch me“. I was determined to prove him wrong, and probably prove myself wrong at the same time. Because let’s face it, it wasn’t anything I hadn’t already told myself.
So I set about learning everything I needed to start a cake business and price my work for profit. But my reasons for starting a cake business, were not motivated by money. It was motivated by a desire for a better life, and a better state of mind as those things meant, and still mean more to me, than money.
Nevertheless, his words have stayed with me now for six years. Initially they were a motivator, and a driving force to make it work. More recently, And they have stayed with me in an “in your face, I’ve done exactly what you said I couldn’t do” kind of way. I’m sure that if I was to ask him now, he would agree that I’ve made a good go of it, and that I proved him wrong.
So my point is, we will all have people around us who perhaps don’t see the potential that we can see, and who might not understand our reasons for choosing the cake life, but rather than allowing that to knock your confidence, use it to drive you forwards, so that one day, you can go back to them and say, “remember that thing you said I couldn’t do? Well, I bloody did it.”
And imagine how you’d feel then!