Want to know something crazy? It has almost been a month since the launch of my business website—28 days to be precise. I know time flies when you’re having fun and all, but holy moly! Although it seriously feels like yesterday that I hit that uber-scary publish button on my shop site, a lot has happened since then. I mean A LOT. (All while working part-time, tackling design work for clients, AND going on a little vacation to visit my momma. See, it's so doable! You totally can work and live what you love!)
Like all of this to name a few (not in any particular order):
BUT, I know that it is so worth it.
Every dollar I spend, every penny I invest in my business, I’m investing in myself. It’s a scary thought, but it’s so empowering. I am, in the end, what will make or break this small business. It’s pretty much all in my hands, and that’s why my hands are doing the work. Lots and lots of work. I know this is just the beginning though and there are a million billion pieces to the puzzle that I've yet to discover. If I’m going to run with this puzzle analogy, and of course I am, then it's like I’ve started to find the edge pieces and they’re working their way into a frame, a structure of support. That gigantic pile of random shapes still in the box is the scary shit. The unknown. That stuff that I’m clueless about (ahem, taxes…) But I’m not scared, because I know I will figure it out if I just do the work. Just like I know I will probably make a million billion mistakes along the way, and that's okay. These will be mistakes that I will learn from, grow from and become a bigger, better, more badass boss from. That’s what’s so empowering about this whole creative entrepreneurial process. We dare, we dream, we make mistakes, and in turn we learn, we progress, we thrive. It's all on us.
We evolve into the awesome people, the awesome bosses we are because we make mistakes. Remember that.
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