"You, as a young creative, represent a massive group of like minded, artistic and BRAVE people, and YOU HAVE VALUE!"
As a young entrepreneur, each work day/week/month can look totally different. There are seasons where the client work is flowing, the inbox is full of unread emails and that bank account is looking’ real good.
And then all of a sudden, you’re hit with a slow period. Where it feels as if literally NOTHING is going on. Yeah, I said it, NOTHING!
I used to feel so much shame when my schedule was slow. I totally allowed it to define me as a FAILURE! Negative thoughts would play over and over in my head. “Why didn’t I just get a normal job” or “Wow, I can’t even manage to keep a consistent work flow”. Oh and my favorite, “I am not good enough”.
Uhm, Woah…How defeating are those thoughts?
Nobody should EVER allow themselves to feel that way, especially as a young entrepreneur. I’m truly saddened to think that my younger self felt so much confusion and loss over a simple slow period. It’s thoughts like these that cause us to second guess ourselves and give up. And what would our creative community look like if we just quit?
You, as a young creative, represent a massive group of like minded, artistic and BRAVE people, and YOU HAVE VALUE!
Regardless of where you are within your entrepreneurial walk, you are right where you are supposed to be, even when things are slow. So long as you are giving each day the effort it deserves, you are doing what you are called to do. And soon enough, slow periods and defeating thoughts will be a thing of the past. Push through! Allow the slow seasons to be a period of reflection and growth. Ask yourself, “How can I learn from the previous season, and how can I use this to move forward in a positive way”?
YOU WILL GET THERE; YOU WILL SUCCEED!
How are some ways you have turned negative thoughts into positive growth. It’s so important that we be transparent and BOLD with our past failures. Because of this, we are able to shed light on real issues and allow others, who feel like they are failing, know that they are not alone in their walk.