It’s been just over three years since I started my business. To be honest, it feels like it’s been so much longer than that.
I’ve had so many struggles in these past three years. Trying to balance family and work. Attempting to come off more professional and not like the freelancer that I started out as. Working on developing the products that I originally set out to create for my clients.
It’s all been a challenge.
I’m betting you’ve had many similar challenges in your own journey as a freelancer. Maybe you’re feeling lost, working endless hours, or sitting up at night trying to figure out how to land your next gig so you can make rent.
I’ve been there. Every now and then I’m still there. So I know what it feels like.
But I want to share an encouraging word. You are not alone. You’re not the hopeless case you think you are. You’re not a failure for not making your quota or checking that task off of your list.
Guess what? We’re all human.
And you know what that means? It means that sometimes we need to cut ourselves some slack. We’re not meant to ‘do it all’…and trust me…we honestly can’t keep up with that pace.
I know I couldn’t.
After the first two years, I was burnt out and thinking about giving up. And it wasn’t that I wasn’t successful at all. I just never met my own standards. Like…NEVER.
I know that sounds harsh, but I bet you’re feeling a lot like me. You’re focusing on the negative and not giving yourself credit for the REAL accomplishments you have.
Let me tell you…that’s not good for you. It’s no good.
So, the next time you start to dwell on what you feel you’re doing wrong (or not doing at all), stop and think about all the things you’re doing RIGHT. Think about how much your clients love and adore your work. Go through those old emails telling you how much of a difference you made in their life or business.
And above all…don’t give up. Because there is NO ONE ELSE in this world who can replace YOU. ♥