Let me let you in on a little secret: for many years, I didn’t consider myself “good” at anything either.
I learned mediocre piano playing as a kid, liked to sing a little, dabbled in sewing and needlework, liked to jog (slowly), loved fashion and enjoyed about a million other hobbies. I used to always joke that I was the quintessential “jack of all trades, master of none”.
If you had asked me 15 years ago what I would do to build a business, I would have stared at you blankly. I had no idea what my strengths were or how I could make an impact on the world.
I could have sat around feeling badly about myself for the next few years, always wondering why I wasn’t more talented or accomplished, and watching other women build businesses and create the lives of their dreams.
But I didn’t. Instead, I did just ONE thing that made all the difference.
15 years ago, I had a couple of little boys at home and a lot of time on my hands so I made a couple of quilts. Then I had a baby girl and learned to sew baby clothes. Then I started a blog, made some videos and created some patterns. Why? Because it gave me a sense of fulfillment and it was fun!
Then I started a podcast, shifted my blog’s focus and started designing clothing (one of my secret childhood dreams). I started coaching and helping other moms through some of the struggles that I’d been through. I now feel so much satisfaction and joy from what I’m building every day.
My journey to self-discovery and business success was full of zigs and zags, ups and downs and all kinds of U-turns. But the point is, I have a journey because I decided to just start.
Not starting a business because you don’t know how to be an entrepreneur is kind of like not having a baby because you don’t know how to be a parent.
We learn by doing.
Sure, it’s a messy, imperfect and sometimes frustrating way, but the spoiler is, it’s the only way.
So, my friend, where does that leave you? Have you started working towards your dreams? Even if you’re not entirely sure what they are?
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step EVEN if that step is in the wrong direction. You’ll have a million chances to pivot and change course, but you have to first get moving.
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