Well, June is over and done with. I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July. I’m typing this on the 3rd, but I can guarantee my weekend is full of s’mores and watching the movie Independence Day repeatedly, as it’s one of the best movies ever made. Let’s get into it!
Surrender to asking for help.
I had hip surgery on June 18th. It wasn’t anything crazy, but as I type this, I’m wearing a brace that prevents me from bending forward more than 70 degrees, I have to use crutches, and I have to use a machine in which I lay down, and it bends my leg up and down for 6 hours every day. SO. I’ve been fairly dependent on others and out of my usual routine for awhile. By the time this comes out, I’ll be independently walking (yay), but while I’m on the mend, I’ve been staying at my sister’s house (with my dog), and she and her husband have been cooking meals for me, and walking my dog every day, and cleaning up their nice white carpet after I spill coffee on it (c’mon, Tiff!).
And I tell you, as someone who prides herself on being uber independent – it’s a tough pill to swallow. I’m lucky as all get out to have family that would help me like this, but it’s a struggle to surrender to that. And the same goes for running a business. I wrote about it in a post this month, but sometimes we get to a point where we’re like, “HALP.” And we need to call in reinforcements to keep us afloat. That’s why I work with Halley for business coaching. I know I need guidance from someone with more knowledge than me in order to make this thing work.
And you know what?
That’s okay. It’s great to be an Independent Izzy, but when it gets to be overwhelming (or just straight up impossible) to do it without help, then it’s okay to lean on others who are offering. And if you’re a female solopreneur looking for some support, I highly recommend One Woman Shop. I’m a member, and couldn’t be happier about it.
Don’t be afraid!
I’m venturing into the territory of creating a product that will give me more passive income. And it’s scary, y’alls. Like, who am I to offer a product that people will buy? And what the heck am I going to make? Will people scoff at my plan? These are just some of the typical questions that float around in my brain while I move forward in my venture to create this product.
BUT. Those fears can’t stop me from trying. Everyone starts somewhere, right? And to be honest, I’m pretty excited about my product ideas (free interactive course, tutorial knowledgebase, fun design project). If all goes as planned, I’m going to provide a killer resource and solution for web designers.
The point is – fear should *never* be the thing that stops us from trying something new and great. That’s why we’re doing this thing, right? To shut fear up? I saw this quote the other day on Twitter and my mind exploded with agreement.
Along with the “no fear” comes my attempt to think bigger about what I want Tiff(dot)com to be. The products I mention above are going to be fleshed out as I work with Hally in the League of Business Badasses. I’ve read enough to know that my first attempt at a product/course is not going to be my best, so knowing that, it’s really freeing to just think big and creative and FUN. I’ll aim for Perfection Town, but not without stopping to smell (and eat) the cotton candy too. It may be awhile before things come to fruition, but it’s exciting to breathe life into a new passion project.
Do you guys have any BIG projects in the works? Tell me how the process is going!
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