I was on a podcast for the first time this week! One my favorite people, Kate K. McCarthy, is the host of Amplify: A Podcast for Creative + Courageous Entrepreneurs, and I'm SO honored to be a guest!
We chatted about my journey to finding the “Goldilocks” of work, why it’s all about the heart of your clients, and how to let the things that light you up lead the way in your biz. And I also shared some practical tips on hiring a designer + more, of course.
Here's the link to give it a listen — I’m thrilled to share this conversation with you!
Talking to Katie for the podcast was super fun (definitely want to do more this year!) But posting about it was a little scarier than I expected. Why? Because it’s my first one!
It takes chutzpah (guts) to share yourself with “the world.”
This comes up a lot in our businesses (and lives, let’s be honest). Many “firsts” feel scary.
The first time I told someone at a party that I have my own business. The first time I posted publicly that I had spots open for brand design.The first time I sent a proposal. The first time I went to a networking meeting. All opportunities to show up (and risk feeling judged.)
I understand how my clients feel when their site goes live — simultaneously wanting to shout it from the rooftops and hide under a blanket.
The good news is that so many things that were once heart-poundingly nerve wracking are now “normal.” It’s one of the things I love most about doing being a creative entrepreneur. The adrenaline rush of doing the scary thing and getting through it — often with positive results — and feeling stronger afterwards.
Brene Brown says, “The willingness to show up changes us, It makes us a little braver each time.” I’ve absolutely found that to be true that in my business. (And I think it ends up translating to other areas of our lives for the better!)
I got brave, shared the episode yesterday, and instantly felt proud (and ready to do another one!) Sometimes just going through with the thing that feels scary is an instant confidence boost. You prove to yourself that you CAN do it.
TRY THIS AT HOME: commit to doing something for the first time within the next week — reply & tell me about it so I can give you support!
I believe in you!