Written By Pepper. B
If you've made your way to this post, I'd first like to start with a small disclaimer. I am not a life coach and I don't have all the answers. However what I can offer you is my experience. Trial and error has opened my eyes and hopefully this will help you on your journey. Good Luck!
We are in the of age DIY! DO IT YOURSELF. Which is amazing there are so many local businesses being curated in a backyard or kitchen close to home. Many people are leaping out on faith and pursuing endeavors that make them happy. The question is can you blame them? The quest for freedom for some consists of earning income on there own terms. There are so many resources available to help you jump start your own business. DON'T be surprised if you aren't the only one in your field. Shit! you just may find 100 people you know In your field! but Truthfully That Doesn't Matter! I am in the beauty industry which is an industry that is so oversaturated. That's okay. Why I started and my passion for what I do is what actually keeps me going. Being completely honest I driven myself crazy several times trying to figure out how to keep myself focus in a mixed industry. What I mean when I refer to the industry being mixed is the mixture of people who don't have the passion but may just want the glitz and glory VS. The ones that live and breathe it. Here are 4 things that I live by that allow me to keep my high beams on with my tunnel vision clear. I keep these 4 things in mind every single day.
Find Your Niche':
"If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction."
Finding your niche allows you to streamline your focus and avoid being overwhelmed. Example: Your client is getting married you are responsible for providing your client with make-up, hair and photography of the entire event. You are super talented so I am quite sure you can master this however why would you want too? Its better to over preform one task then have mediocre performance with all task because you are overwhelmed. Set your self up for success by focusing on the thing you do best!
Do Your Own Research:
"There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research."
Do your own research, It is okay to be initially directed in the right direction when it comes to solidifying business ideas. This discussion may take place with a mentor or close peers. I say when taking advice do your own research after. There are millions of resources available when wanting to find information. You never know the intention behind the advice that you are being given. Ultimately these are your dreams and aspirations you do the leg work. If this requires studying your own field or even taking a small class in your field DO IT YOURSELF.
Don't Compare Yourself :
"Women are so unforgiving of themselves. We don't recognize our own beauty because we're too busy comparing ourselves to other people." Kelly Osbourne
I always feel clueless during group discussions with peers when they mention post about other people in my field. Its not that Im not interested and the content of others isn't interesting. I just don't have the desire to get wrapped up in someone else's method. So it is very seldom I follow people who work in the same industry as I do. When you are growing and building yourself it is so easy to look at what you are not doing based off of what some else is doing.
I have narrowed my network to relationships that are based on equally inspiration. We inspire each other to be better without words.
Not have an ego match.
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
Find your balance between confidence and humbleness. I've personally witnessed arrogance set people back. Get off your high horse you may be amazing at what you do, However I want you to know that everyone is replaceable. One way I keep myself grounded is fully acknowledging the fact that at any given moment someone who is willing to work 10 times harder and is more motivated can come along and take my spot! With that being said I have been able to cultivate so many relationship that have improved my day-to-day life because I am humble and mindful;
This was short sweet and straight to the point! Screenshot this if you need a daily reminder. XO