As entrepreneurs, business owners or even as a talented individual, we carry within ourselves a wealth of powerful information; skills, abilities, techniques and know-how that have been learnt and put into practice, through years of blood, sweat and tears.
Through mine, I’ve encountered many who hold this information so close to their heart and shield it by a barrier of personal space and mystery; as if someone finding it would be theft and a threat to their success. I’ve never understood this. I’ve always desired to share my knowledge with others, inspire them and help to lift them up in their own endeavors. After all, no man is an island! and two heads are ALWAYS better than one.
“No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own two wings.”
I apply this theory to my own business, daily. I’m always asking questions, seeking advice and looking for inspiration from mentors. I put myself out there and ask the questions many dare never ask. “What were your biggest struggles in business and how did you over come them?” “Here’s my situation. How would you go about resolving it?” “Where do you get your inspiration and how do you continue to grow in your profession/talent/business.”
Insert the question on your heart.
You’d be surprised the answers you’ll receive, free of charge and the network of individuals you’ll build.
Recently, I emailed a few of the individuals that continuously inspire me in new ways; these individuals were a source of aspiration through my company re-brand. Their responses warmed my heart and today, I wish to share their advice with you!
Shoot to inspire others: “It truly is the greatest compliment one can receive.” ~ Amanda K of Amanda K Photography
“The real moment of success is not the moment apparent to the crowd.“
You’re never alone: NEVER give up! Because everyone gets discouraged at some point or another. ~ Heather Cook of Carter & Cook Event Co.
“The difference between the impossible and the possible, lies in a person’s determination”
Dream BIG, not BIGGER: always strive to be TRULY unique, even when it’s tough. Never reproduce the already-been-seen and finally, HARD work is bound to make a business soar! ~ Vania Barbieri of Simply Bloom Photography
“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it!”
Have Faith: Keep your thoughts in check and in line with God’s word. Hold onto His promises and pray like your life depends on it. ~ Bianca Juarez Olthoff of In the Name of Love
“Be the kind of woman, who when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the Devil says, Oh no. She’s up!”
So, today, I encourage you to reach out. Not one of us is perfect, nor will we ever have all the answers. But together, we’ll shine a whole lot brighter and build a warm community for budding talent, like ourselves.