I’ve always been a slow and steady kind of girl. I know it. I’m the tortoise, not the hare. I like to get information and sort through it before I decide to do something. I like to weigh up my options. I need to take a moment to chose the path I want to take. I know that’s who I am.
I keep reading about people who had an idea, threw caution to the wind and without knowing anything about what they were doing, just went out and did it. And they became a rockstar in their industry. And they usually do it in 6 months or less. Hmmm – insert sucky feeling here.
But doing it that way would push me too far out of my comfort zone. Not just the “I’m not ready yet” zone. That’s when you push through. It’s the zero to hero that is the “this so isn’t me” zone. People talk about being ‘you’ in your business. And flying into things at warp factor 5 is not me. It’s not how I do things. Ever. I’m the tortoise, remember.
Who you are matters.
This whole adventure is hard enough without fighting against yourself too. When every fibre of your being is screaming “Nooooo – slow down”, then slow down. When you hear a voice saying “it’s not supposed to be like this” or “I hate every second of this”, then don’t keep doing it. Who you are is part of your business. I think it’s kinda the most important bit.
I am not working towards this big, wild, crazy dream to feel like I’m constantly pushing to be someone else. That I have to do it like someone else to make it work. Someone I’m not. That it’s the only way to make it work. Every step I take, I’m discovering there is more than one way to do this. And your way, a way that’s right for you, is one of the ways. The best way I say.
This adventure is meant to be making me more of who I truly am. I want to shape my business so that it fills me up to overflowing. So that it feels like what I do matters. And I can’t do that being someone else. Doing it someone else’s way.
Who you are matters. It will shape every decision you make. Every step you take. Every choice you make (feel like I am channelling a Sting song here, but you get where I’m going with this).
Who you are matters.