I like learning new stuff and then creating things. Podcasts, photos, videos, articles and posts, tutorials, classes. I want to share everything I know with anyone who needs a lift or some motivation or just a nudge to give it a go. I make things everyday and rarely question what or why. I just create because I enjoy using my head and experimenting and being creative. It’s not easy starting with a blank canvas everyday and whipping something up that you hope will education, entertain and inspire people you don’t even know. The fact that I have done it everyday for going on 500 straight days tells me that I am determined to make a difference both with my life and others. My plan is to keep creating until I figure out who I really can help/serve and who is willing to pay me so I can continue creating and teaching and pay the bills. I really want to be self-employed and the business/financial gods are chuckling a little, but I’m going to beat their odds.
Niche You $#%#
I try to create things around podcasting and online content creation because I understanding the importance of branding and establishing yourself as an authority. I walk the tightrope here and I know I am only making it harder on myself if I do not allow people to understand what it is I do. I am not a niche till it hurts person. I understand the value in it, believe me, but it is not me and that has been my transformation.
Understanding what makes me unique and doubling down on that rather than beating myself up over the things I suck at or should be doing better. I can tell you all of my shortcomings and weaknesses a lot better than my strengths and I really am working hard to reverse that. I have a strategic mind am well-rounded and can adapt to most any situation and learn new things pretty quickly. I’m not a jack of all trades-master of none. I used to be really hard on myself because I saw my thirst for knowledge and learning new things as a sign of weakness, but now I see it as a major asset. Not only do I learn new things, but I actually practice what I learn. By creating every single day. Even days that I am tired or not feeling like it. I stay up late until I finish one Instagram post. I make things because I know there is a one or two people who recognize how hard I work and how consistent and reliable I am and I give them a dose of motivation to try. To have courage to hit publish or upload. Every day. In my eyes, most of my stuff is mediocre at best. Lots of imperfections and yet I still upload them without thinking twice. Well, not entirely true. I am a recovering perfectionist, so I can be a tad critical or disappointed in my work, but they still make it online.
Creating a Happy Life
I am one of many one man/woman bands who are working really hard to create a life they can enjoy and be proud of. I am really not sure what lies ahead for me and my business, but I am patient and know my intentions are good and my vision is clear. Until then, I will keep dancing to the music in my head and keep learning and sharing my knowledge until what I’m striving for finds me.
Learn. Create. Move Forward.
Looking for Me?
or want to collaborate? If you are smarter than me and know how you might need a strategic thinker with a lot of technical knowledge and creative skills. I’m still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.
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