Mia L. Hazlett

Change. One thing I hate the most. I had to make changes that would take me out of my comfort zone. Granted COVID was no help, but pandemic or not, I would have had to make these changes. I needed a new car and job, and to publish my book.

It may seem easy, but there are three major components involved in pursuing these decisions, especially as an SPM. This was about money and time and most of all, I knew I was about to get really uncomfortable.

I’m a goal setter. My last job I gave myself five years. COVID brought me to year six, so I knew it was time to move on. My book was complete, but I needed to find an editor and book cover designer. Now my car was taking on more repairs than it was worth, but I’m cheap and had a good mechanic.

But if there’s anything I’ve learned in life, you have to step out of your comfort zone if you want to change. I’m a creature of habit and I had a comfortable job. I knew the players and job inside and out, but I had stopped learning and there was no room for promotion or creating a new position. I felt stuck.

I wanted to avoid taking on a car payment because I was carrying my daughter’s tuition payment, so I was trying to limit my expenses. But it’s hard to go to work with a crappy car that is leaking the bank account with repairs. Although self-published, I had to invest in editing and a professional book cover. Things I couldn’t do for myself, but I could definitely pay people to do for me.

So with all the decisions I had on the table, I chose to launch. No matter how uncomfortable changing was going to be, I chose change over comfortable. For me, change is means progress. An opportunity to learn new things or maybe even fail and gain a lesson.

I’m just not the type of person who is going to complain about my job or that my car is always in the shop. And I certainly wasn’t going to spend three years writing a book and not publish it. So here I am since my commitment to launch out of my comfort zone, new car, new job, and a fresh new book on Amazon.

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