How many times have you crossed a finish line or accomplished a goal only to realize that attaining it didn’t bring you the satisfaction that you thought it would?
Well, I sure have, many times.
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!
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…
You envy those who are chasing their dreams, and yet you try to convince yourself that what you have is enough and that you're exactly where you need to be. The internet tells you to “trust the process”, but deep down you know that you’ve been standing still for a while.