I’ve been thinking a lot about what it really takes to build a career around what you love. There are so many different paths out there that promise instant success that sometimes it makes this whole entrepreneurial thing feel so confusing.
But I’ve learned a few things in my journey as a professional writer and coach and here’s what I believe is THE MOST important lesson I’ve learned:
The REAL work of successful entrepreneurship (and I’d say a fulfilled life in general) is: LETTING YOURSELF BE SEEN.
It’s the real work because it’s the scariest part. It’s the real work because it requires us to be vulnerable and show up and share ourselves with the world, with no guarantees of how the world will respond.
It’s also the real work because it’s what’s required in order for us to earn the confidence that comes from DOING the DO. The kind of confidence that’s irresistible: Magnetic Confidence, the kind that attracts money and opportunities.
The problem is: Most aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs want to feel confident before they begin, so they never TRULY begin.
In my latest LIVE video in the Writerpreneurs Facebook Group I really dive into this and more.
Watch and learn...
This is honestly one of my favorite videos I ever recorded. Please take the time to watch it if you’re feeling stuck or need some inspiration for doing the REAL work.