Truth time? I'm ambitious. I have ideas and dreams that I want to create and bring to life. I want my own definition of success: financial freedom, personal growth and development, and a secure, healthy family.
There are plenty of things on my to do list and "wish I could do" list at any given moment. I've expanded my business, burnt out, and re-structured because apparently I had to really learn that this quote is true for myself. It's not the load, it's the way you carry it.
My success list hasn't changed, but the way I go for it has. I work smarter, not harder. I get really realistic about what I'm capable of achieving, and what needs to wait. I prioritise with clarity, smarts and love. I follow my heart and my gut, rather than my ego. (And re-learn this lesson about once a week.) I outsource the things that I'm not good at or take up too much of my time: bookkeeping (@mrs_anna_maughan
), day-to-day design and website maintenance (@kel_everyday
), branding and website design (@evanleahquinn
), fulfilment of my @copperboomstudio
product range (@claraandmacy
). I work only with people I trust.
Where I am now has taken 4+ years of experimenting, changing, learning, and I'm pretty sure there's more on the way. But I do know that working on myself, understanding what's going on, clarifying how I like to work and what I need to work best -- they're the things that help me work smarter, not harder. They're the things that mean I can be successful without collapsing under the load.
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