Today I want to share some of the things, I wish I had known at the start of my business.
It takes time
I wish I had known, that building a business takes its time. It’s not done overnight. And it takes a LOT of consistency. When it’s no fun and no one is reading or commenting, you still need to show up. You need to have some sort of plan in place, so you know you can follow through with it, also when the going gets though. Maybe you’re sometimes looking at other creatives, that are doing exactly what you dream about. And you’re wondering, what their secret is? Most likely, it has taken them YEARS to get where they are, they have likely educated themselves during these years and they’re most likely also very CONSISTENT. Remember that everyone started with 0 followers. 0 likes. 0 sales. And now it’s your time. But don’t give up before you have even started. It does take time. But if you know what you want and you’re ready, it...
How much is your fear costing you?
No matter what level you’re at in your business, you will experience fear.
Fear that no one will buy what you have to offer.
Fear that people will make fun of you.
Fear that you will be “found out” as a FRAUD – “who am I even to sell this?”
Do you know this fear?
It’s normal! Even writing this letter to you, right now, brings up feelings of fear in me. “What if no one reads this. What if they don’t understand what I mean”. It never goes away, it just changes. When you get over your fear of doing this one thing, then a new fear will rise. We all have to work on this on our journey of running a business.
But you don’t have to let fear decide and you don’t have to let it control you. It can and it WILL cost you money and potential income. When you’re thinking “I’m not ready! I can’t do this” you can use affirmations to move your thoughts...
It’s not what you think it is.
It’s not Instagram coming to an end, but it’s something really important I want you to take note off and that will help you change your mindset about your business.
When talking about the endgame of Instagram, I want you to consider the following: What is the purpose of your profile on the ‘gram? What do you want your current and new followers to DO?
I know, you want more followers. We all do – somehow, this little number at our profile has come to influence how we feel waaay too much. If you had a million followers but not a single customer, what good would these followers actually do, besides stroking your ego?
I want you to think about: Instagram is like the appetizer, the honey that lures in the bees. It’s where you introduce people to yourself and your work. It’s where your audience catches up on your day-to-day life, see what news you have in store for them and what you’re currently working...