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a very large bill

Last week I received a VERY large bill in the mail from the IRS. I anxiously scanned the letter over and over trying to make sense of it.

So, I had a choice to make:

Call the IRS and get clear what this was, just pay the bill, or toss the bill away and forget about it.

So, I proceeded to spend OVER 3.5 HOURS ON THE PHONE with the IRS and learned I had made a big mistake.

Was it WORTH 3.5 hours of my time to to get clear about the mistake I made?

Yes, 100%. But, you know as well as I do it’s easier for us to default to "This shouldn’t be happening," "This is too time consuming," "I'm so screwed.

But, this is how the game of life must be played.

Expecting the unexpected (in full admittance this is easier in theory than practice)

Problem Solving

Taking high-level actions

My 3.5 hours on the phone with the IRS was excruciating. I was transferred 3 times, put on hold for at 1.5 hours BUT, I got the answer I needed to move forward.

Over the past 10.5 years of being successfully self-employed I have had to learn how to get creative, ask questions, problem solve, and go the extra mile NO MATTER WHAT. And even though it can feel tedious, hard, scary, overwhelming IT IS SO EMPOWERING.

It is well worth it!

As a successfully self-employed woman you have got to be willing to play the game of life. You have got to be willing to fall and get up, mess up and course correct, not have the answers and then problem solve, and get on the phone with the IRS for over 3 hours.

This is exactly what ALL of the women in The Non-Nine-to-Five™ community are doing AND they are getting results just like Lori who posted on our community forum:

"I just got an email from someone I met at a networking event. She's a small business owner and she likes to spotlight other small businesses on her social media. She wants to interview me on Monday!!!! Woohoo!!!! I'm pretty excited about this, and I have even more motivation that networking works!"

If you know pursuing your Non-Nine-to-Five purpose is worth it, know that my door and our community is open to you.

Seeing you Successfully Self-Employed,

- Jen


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