Oh my gosh, guys, I had so much fun chatting with you about my first biz secret. I LOVE that I can be 100% honest and transparent about this kind of stuff. And the fact that it resonated with so many of you makes me the happiest little entrepreneur in the universe. I knew I loved you guys. Plus, phew! I'm not alone :)
The next secret I want to share is a big one. It's something I practice on a daily basis, and something I feel I haven't fully mastered yet, if I can be honest - and I CAN. Cuz you guys are the best.
Biz secret numero dos: Trust yourself.
Artsocial wouldn't be a thing if I hadn't listened to my gut, my intuition, my instincts. Whatever you wanna call it, we all have an internal guidance system that's trying to communicate with us every moment of every day.
It's been one of the hardest and biggest lessons for me. Really listening to my feelings about that offer, that idea, that collaboration, that next client who's well, not a perfect fit but I know I could do it...
I find I always get an instinctual feeling as to whether or not something is right for me. Have I always listened to it? Nope. Especially in the beginning when I was wanting to say YES to anything and everything to get experience. While there is value in practicing and building up your skills, if you know in your heart of hearts that a project isn't right for you - DON'T DO IT. I've learned that the hard way... more times than I'd like to admit!
Secret bottom line? When you're making a decision about your business (or your life!), get quiet and pay attention to how you feel about it. Does this decision give you butterflies? That's GOOD. Does it make you feel a little sick and your mind starts spinning with worries and doubts and questions? That's BAD.
If you have a feeling it's not right for you - for any reason - that's your answer. You don't have to explain it or justify it to anyone - even yourself. It just doesn't feel right. That's enough. Move on.
There will always be more work. There will always be more opportunities. Be selective and trust that you know what's right for you. Cuz you do, Bosslady.