Hi, I’m Deidre. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a web copywriter, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning as I go (with Marketing Mentor as my guide).
I was chatting with a wonderful client and friend today, recapping the past year, and even though she made a lot more money than last year, landed better clients, and enjoys what she’s doing, she still questions her choices. She doesn’t want to be speaking at big conferences or managing a studio full of employees, yet she wonders if she should want to.
These doubts constantly creep into my mind, too. But when I really focus, I know that less is more. With clarity comes power. And deep inside, we know whether or not what we’re doing is right for us. It’s important to learn from and get inspired by others, but when we start to compare ourselves to others, little can be gained.
I love clearing away the noise this time of year. I unsubscribe from emails that make me question my direction or feel less-than. The truth is: I accomplished a lot this year, dammit! And so did you! We are building the lives and the businesses we want.
It comes down to two questions:
1) Am I doing what I want to be doing?
2) Am I actively pursuing opportunities to continue doing this?
If yes, I think that’s plenty. (If you need support in actively pursuing opportunities, a.k.a. marketing, let the 2015 Marketing Plan + eCalendar be your guide.)
Happy holidays, awesome people. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments this year! ‘tis the time to enjoy and celebrate.