At times I have stuff on my mind that I want to share. It doesn't always warrant a phone call or text to friends, but often it IS something I need to get off my chest beyond a journal entry. So, here we are. Welcome to my random thoughts. Enjoy!
So I was thinking about blogging and entrepreneurship. Since my relaunch, I've had a few epiphanies that I'd like to share.
I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my 💩(Shout-out to Erykah Badu...lol): My admiration for artists and creative entrepreneurs has grown and continues to grow exponentially. Kudos to those who have dedicated their lives to sharing their art in various forms. Even if it's your passion, it is not for the faint of heart. You have no idea the anxiety I feel every week before I hit publish on a post. It's the vulnerability for me. Leaving myself open to the possibility of being negatively critiqued and harshly judged or simply rejected because what I write or share is not everyone's cup of tea is NERVE-RACKING! It's such an emotional risk, but I think anything worth having involves some level of risk that will not only benefit me, but others as well.
Support comes in different forms: I would LOVE if all my friends and family would read my blog and share it, along with my business. However, I've come to realize that support is shown in various forms. Support can show up as a like on a social media post, an encouraging word, a compliment, or a client referral. There's more than one way to skin a cat. And regardless of the support I do or don't receive, it is MY responsibility to put in the necessary work to be successful. I've also begun to reflect on how I show up for other people as far as supporting them and their endeavors. I'm thinking about whether or not I could do better in that area and have also been evaluating my motives. Another tidbit about support is it not only comes in different forms, but sometimes it will come from where you least expect it.
My expectations need to shift: I've said this so many times and have to CONSTANTLY remind and repeat to myself that people are not always going to do things the way I would. I save myself so much frustration when I keep that top of mind.
I seem to be learning something new everyday and if I'm learning, I'm growing. If I'm growing that means I'm doing something right, right? So what are you thinking? What have you learned/are you learning in your pursuits? Share with me in the comments. I love to hear from you!