From dinner parties to networking events, mingling with new faces and others we haven’t seen in a while, inevitably leads to being asked “What do you do?” over and over again - a common question that we use to fill awkward silences and start conversations, or a seemingly innocent attempt to put people in labelled boxes.
Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “Why didn’t I come up with that idea first?” or “I wish I had their job or relationship” and then got sucked into an emotional tornado of jealousy, self-doubt, and shame? Well, I definitely have and if this thought pattern sounds familiar, this article is for you!
Every year at this time, I’m reminded of my own college graduation; thanks to Facebook Memories and the lovely pictures of happy graduates in caps and gowns brightening up my newsfeed. And while no one has asked me - yet - to deliver a commencement address, I’ve been deeply inspired to share somethings.
As some of you may know, I launched my independent copywriting and storytelling business last January and I’ve been pursuing it fulltime ever since. During this time, I learned A LOT about myself and about doing business my own way.
Everyone’s journey is bound to be different, but I've narrowed it down to five big lessons that I think apply across the board, so let’s dig in…