Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Two things I have to share. They are both so good I just can't let it go without hoping that others will find the inspiration that I did from them.
This morning on instagram I saw Shay Cochrane's video about defining your own success in business and I think this could also be applied to life in general. I felt like Shay was talking directly to me.... like she knew I was searching for this answer, and laid it all out for me.
I've been trying to tell myself, or give myself the permission, to believe that I don't need to be the biggest and the best in the industry. That is a hard pill to swallow when everyone else is "chasing the dream" and you've spent years building your brand. Not many people are brave enough to strategically scale back.... and be ok with that.
I've already shared my fears about how the baby's arrival in January is going to affect things at Jenna Lou Designs, but I think if I can really set new standards for myself and my business and let go of the fear that I'm going to be loosing ground, then this transition will be a wonderful and joyous time rather than a fearful one.
I'm going to continue to pray about this settling in my heart and also work on writing down my own definition of success.... and I encourage you to also!
I just finished listening to Jen Hatmakers book: 7. Like as in about 30 minutes ago I finished it.... and I'm sort of still processing everything, but wow this book is great. If you've been wanting to live a simplified Christian life then this is a great starting point.
It left me feeling so blessed by the abundance of everything in my life... I have so much compared to much of the world. I'm still digesting how I will take the truths I learned through her 7 months of cutting back on greed, materialism, and overindulgence, but I know change is working through me.