It’s so tempting to wear a mask or to put on a persona in order to shield ourselves from rejection, pain, or being viewed as not credible. This can be especially challenging for professionals and those of us who are trying to build influence online. But when we open up and take off the mask, we find that people will respect us so much more!
It’s SUPER important that our motivations and our reactions to what happens in our lives are rooted in a solid sense of self-worth. This helps us to process other people’s opinions and perceive ourselves in a healthy light.
Discomfort isn’t fun, but it CAN be! Once you change your perspective on challenges and view them as opportunities to grow and get better, then you can actually ENJOY the uncomfortable seasons of life.
Theres amazing power in a small, east to achieve daily discipline that you can be consistent with. He consistency you build creates momentum that spills into other areas of your life and builds confidence in you that you’ve got what it takes to follow through.
After running from it my whole life, earlier this year I was confronted with the reality that in order for me to grow and move to the next level in life, I had to stop trying to escape from pain. Pain and discomfort is a prerequisite for success and growth.
Happy Birthday to me! I’m sharing some thoughts about why I’m so excited to be turning 30 and why the meaning we attach to things dictates the direction we go. “Am I OLD, or YOUNG?” Does that excite or worry me? It’s completely up to the mindset I choose to have!
Join me as I dive in with my good friend Andrew Serino, a multi-instrumental musical force to be reckoned with, as we explore his journey with music, how to handle the inevitability of haters, and how he hustled playing every instrument on his album while working 3 jobs. We cover social media promotion, the music biz, and the importance of being self-aware in this energy-packed episode!
Shawnie Fortune is a freelance graphic designer based in Portland, Oregon. Her work is aimed for an even balance between functionality and beauty. She loves being able to be a part of helping others get further in their dreams.
In this episode, we go into depth talking about making the leap from her first career in massage to becoming a freelance professional, while still hustling with other side-gigs. We talk about overcoming fears, having a servant mindset toward clients, unexpected opportunities, embracing your nerdiness (ultimately your true self), and much more in this awesome conversation.
A few key highlights:
* At what point do you become a professional, and what solidifies that confidence?
* Raising your rates and getting clients to feel comfortable sharing their budget with you.
* Challenging your feelings when you’re down, isolated, or defeated.
* How video games and comics inspire Shawnie and help her be more creative.
So get ready to dig in!
Dorotheea "Doro" Dragomir is the owner of Kamea Events, a full-service event planning and styling company based in Portland, OR.
If you've got a small business or are thinking about launching one, you'll love Doro's transparency as she shares about her first year being a business owner after leaving her comfortable corporate job at a hospital, fears and insecurities she encountered, and lessons she's learned along the way.