I had a very interesting conversation with a co-worker/dear friend this morning. She feels that I am lacking confidence in my abilities, and that I am allowing outside influences to delay my progression within my business. While I have an overstuffed idea bank and a TON of projects in the works, she feels that I’m not utilizing my potential to its fullest capacity. She said that I am extremely talented, and that it’s just a matter of time until I am successful, but that I need to up my game.
I’m SO glad that I am able to acknowledge and appreciate constructive criticism!
As much as I hate to admit it, she has me pegged. I decided this year that I am going to start making new videos for my YouTube channel, but I have had some difficulties wrapping my mind around which topics to cover (any ideas or requests?). Plus, every time I bust out the video camera, I just feel like an absolute doofus talking to myself; I suppose that it’s time to get over that stigma. I also am horrible about allowing my loved ones to pull at me, which ultimately cause me to get behind in my projects. I’m still working on obtaining that “Happy Balance” between my home life and my work life after my exhausting day job ends. It seems that every time I turn around, I’m expected to cook or run out and get food (in amongst all of the errands, appointments, and “Mom, I need a ride.” times). I feel like we’re ALWAYS eating!
I have decided that this year I am committing myself to my book (the one that discusses my 5 year plan), and while I’m pouring a lot of time and energy into not only writing it, but putting together all of the little extras that will accompany it, my girlfriend feels that I need to keep my other pieces heading out the door as well. So, I guess that I need to take a step back, finish up these other projects that are internally tugging at me and get them listed in my shop, so I can free up my mind to focus on the “BIG PROJECT” that I have in the works.
I’ve been saying since late last year, that 2016 is going to be my year, and while I have a lot of personal battles that I intend to finalize, in addition to (hopefully) purchasing my first home, and getting this book into the hands of those that desperately need it, these past couple of months have thrown curve balls at every turn. But, things always seem to get more complicated right before the forces align and things work out the way that they’re intended to. My stubborn streak and my perseverance will ensure that I refuse to accept defeat, now that I am SO close to achieving my dreams. If I can tough out these last several hurdles, pardon the pun, I’ll be shitting in tall cotton!
I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!