You are the expert on your business: whether it is your art practice, architecture firm, or if you are writing a novel. Your projects, your approach, your accounting techniques, your communication style, your social media accounts, your ideas, they belong to you. Working alone in your studio or in a small business can mean a lot of second-guessing of yourself and a lot of feeling isolated. It can all feel like too much, or like you're not doing something right. Right?
We get it. But remember that you ARE doing it right by doing it. By showing up and working hard and translating your creative vision to the world. That is your job and only you can do it.
We've gotten hung up on a lot of things that we feel like we should be doing because that is what the "work world" does. But it just doesn't work for us. We are both working moms and artists and we are damn busy, and just like for you, life can feel like too much sometimes. So, this is what we remind ourselves of everyday:
- We don't have to follow a normal 9-5 schedule. We are excellent communicators and pretty good at managing our time (both within and outside of a normal workday schedule), and we will get things done and be productive.
- It's better to experiment and fail than not to try.
- Being present for our families and our clients is the biggest priority. Sometimes momentum can stall when life gets in the way. We love what we do, and therefore have the energy to pick it back up again.
- We have the job of helping amazing people get the opportunities they want by verbalizing and focusing on why they are so unique. And it works and it rocks.
You are the only one who really knows how you spend your time. In our last post we offered some advice to open up time to get more done. Make your own strides to be as productive as you can. You don't have to stick to a traditional schedule.