This week I want to talk about something that I see a lot of creative entrepreneurs (and pretty much every other human being) struggling with...Boundaries!
Creative people in general tend to struggle with boundaries. Why? If you are creative, you likely are more right (or creative) brained. You are wired for flexibility, lack of rules and rigidity, and freedom. And boundaries sound a lot like the opposite of those things and can be particularly difficult for people who identify themselves as people pleasers.
One of the reasons that I think this is so hard for creative business owners is because you live, eat, and likely breathe your business. That means working weekends, nights, and blowing off your friends and family members in the process. It means letting clients contact you at all hours of the day...but it doesn't have to! In order to maintain good mental health, it is imperative to learn to set and enforce boundaries. I am not telling you to build walls, but I am telling you to begin to think about developing boundaries for yourself.Read More