Posts tagged entrepreneuship
Overcoming Doubts and Insecurities

Repeat after me: everyone doubts themselves and everyone has insecurities, even Adele. In an interview she said, "I have insecurities of course but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me." While everyone faces doubts and insecurities, self-doubt can effect individuals who are creative more intensely and even destroy creativity as a result. Why? People who are creative are often wired to experience things intensely, meaning that a doubt that someone else may have shrugged off, sticks around and plants roots. 

One minute you may feel on top of the world, and then the next your self-doubt leaves feeling paralyzed and directionless. An important thing to identify is where your doubts and insecurities comes from. Doubts can creep in based on a comment from a family member, a childhood criticism, a lull when you're not feeling creative, or even from comparison to others. How many times have you been scrolling along through social media feeling great until you see something that ignites the fire in your gut? Maybe it's a photographer who shot your dream client's wedding, or another entrepreneur getting recognized for their work. Within minutes you go from feeling good to thinking "Maybe I should just quit and give up this dream...maybe I'm not cut out for this!"

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Self-Care Isn't Selfish

You have likely heard about self-care....a lot. You have also likely heard how important it is to find work/life balance and how we need self-care to make sure that we are our best selves, for both our business an personal life. I will get back to you when I find "balance", but until then, let's talk about self-care. 

In order to thrive, you have to take time out of your busy schedule full of things to do and take care of yourself! While taking care of yourself seems like a fairly simple concept, it is often the very last thing we do. Especially as business owners. It is easy to prioritize family and clients...but somewhere in between doing things for everyone else, we all need a break. When you juggle all the balls in the air, the one that is often dropped most often is, you guessed it, yourself. Just like you would take care of your body, it's important to come up with ways to take care of your mind too, which is essentially what self-care is. Coming up with self-care activities provides you with a way to "bounce back" from the stress of life.

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