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One of the ways I cultivated wonder in my life this past year came to be during a moment of desperation. I had been unemployed for several months, I was not getting any response to the dozens of resumes I sent out daily, and money was very tight for our family. It was during these dark days that I decided to try launching my own Virtual Assistant business.
I became very focused at developing a business plan, and preparing list of clients to target. I joined networking groups, and read and read and read. A short month later I had my first clients and was getting paid.
The "wonder" comes in when I realized that I was doing all this almost on auto-pilot. I mean, I was giving extensive thought to my decisions, but the fact that I was thinking about it at all was amazing. I was simply doing what I needed to do to help support my family. I was taking initiative and responsibility, and I was doing it all without whining or moaning.
It turned out that my efforts weren't enough to cover a salary for me, but it was enough to get us by until I found a more steady job. I am very thankful for the learning experience and test in discipline I got from my short time as an entrepreneur, and I know those lessons will carry me through the next stages of my career.