Embrace the process and trust yourself
Today I want to share a story with you that I've never told before. My hope is that no matter what stage of your career you're currently in, that this will encourage you to always keep the big picture in mind as you pursue your dreams. Nothing happens "overnight" -- and that's ok!
YOU HAVE TO EMBRACE THE PROCESS AND TRUST YOURSELF.
Several years ago my husband (who was my boyfriend at the time) encouraged me to enter an entrepreneur competition. My first reaction was, “With what? I don’t have a business! I’m not an entrepreneur!”
AND THEN... MY MIND STARTED RACING.
I ended up pitching a graphic design company with the mission to create community and connections among clients.
You know, “they say,” it takes 3 years for a startup to be profitable. At the time I was like, "I already have a laptop, I’ve got photoshop, I can work from home and don’t have many expenses… it won’t take 3 years!"
While I didn’t jump into business right away, I’ve spent the last 3+ years learning. Learning how to be an entrepreneur, how to market myself, and how to truly create relationships that matter.
I'm also continually learning about myself… what work I enjoy, how I can best serve others, and how to create a business and life that I love!
If I had decided to go all-in 3 years ago, things probably wouldn’t have turned out so well. But when it comes down to it...
I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO DO BEFORE I KNEW HOW TO DO IT.
Some might call me determined, but I call it passion. When you figure out what you were put on this earth to do, the sky is the limit.
START WITH THE WHY AND FIGURE OUT THE HOW LATER!
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Katherine Forbes, Founder of Designing the Row
A Music City girl obsessed with creating confidence in my clients through design, marketing, and community. In today’s world, your visual branding and online presence will either make or break you. I’ve got my Diet Coke in hand and am ready to get started on your next project.