Do you have a dream that you are thinking of pursuing and feeling nervous about it? Maybe you have a full time job that is stable and consistent but there is a lingering thought in the back of your mind?
This stops so many people from truly pursuing their passions. Take it from my friend Katelin. She is a business owner and owns Good Boy Biscuit Co. It’s a Nashville-based dog treat company that takes pride in baking with clean and simple ingredients for dogs with all types of stomach sensitivities.
But it wasn’t always like this for Katelin. Pursuing her dream in the dog business wasn’t an easy decision. She had fears, reservations, and mindset blocks holding her back. In fact, she started her business while still working her full time job which was a balance in itself.
Good Boy Biscuit Co. started in a tiny kitchen in her first home. Her lab Blue was so sick in his first year which guided her husband and herself to make the decision to take him off all store bought treats and to start all over. So Katelin baked him a batch of treats and knew instantly she wanted to continue baking for him.
It started out with me giving treats to family, friends, neighbors, and then she started selling them. The early days were really slow and it was more of just a side hustle. It wasn’t enough income to pay the bills, but it was enough for herself and her husband to have extra fun money set aside.
Katelin was still working in healthcare for a while, but when it became too busy to juggle 2 jobs she made the decision to run her business from home full time. Now she bakes out of a commercial kitchen which is a renovated guest room.
Katelin faced challenges… Many days she still struggles with doubt wondering if she made the right decision for her family. Through this she has also found growth. Growth in her confidence has been the biggest thing. This confidence has been the driving force behind so much success in her business.
She learned so many wonderful things about herself through pursuing her dream in starting her business and it’s a great reminder to everyone that if you have a dream you’ve been holding off on, put your doubts aside and take that first step. You’ll never know where it can go unless you try!
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