One of the most rewarding (and frustrating) parts of the indiepreneur’s journey is, really, the whole indie part of things.
That is to say, finding yourself, what you’re going to sell, how you’re going to sell it, and what the h$*% you’re doing it all for is time-intensive, difficult, and more-than-occasionally uncomfortable.
I’d like to help you with Step 1. Finding yourself.
So, here’s the thing: the process of finding yourself isn’t so much about seeking or searching. The process should be centered on uncovering.
Because you were stamped with those entrepreneurial genes before you could even say the word “entrepreneurial.”
Case in point:
Check out this kid.
I came across this photo while I was packing up my house last week–and it really struck me. (as did the bright pink sweatsuit.) We are so stamped with who we are wayyyyyy early in life. At four years old, I had a mike in my hand and had the “stage presence” to pop a knee and pose as I was singing onstage (my parents’ bed) to my audience (my mom, obviously). About 10 years later, I started doing theater pretty actively, both musicals and plays, and participating both onstage and off. About 10 years after that, the “performer” vibe stuck with me in college and as I started writing and exploring other ways to be creative and express myself. Almost 10 years after that, here we are. I’m not so far off from that photograph, really. (except no pink sweatsuit, thanks.) I’m at the mike every day with my clients, blogging, coaching, and teaching classes, and my book writing this winter is going to evolve into some live speaking gigs and workshops–at least that’s how I’m planning it.
So, you see, you know exactly who you are and who you’re supposed to be really early on. It’s the expectations, self-consciousness, bad experiences, and life that gets in the way. Peel away those hard layers. Get to the essence of you–that’s what will make you a successful indiepreneur. Honesty in expression is just where its at. You do business cleanly and happily because it just feels right. You work with clients that feed your business as much as you nourish them. You find that you draw people into your orbit who help you grow–all because you rooted in a true, authentic space.
Tell me–how do you get to the essence of you?
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