I had a business coach during the first year I started the studio. I was doing a small amount of business, had a few steady clients, and was really focused on growing. I wanted the studio to become something bigger.
A few months ago I wrote a piece about how embracing risk is an essential skill for entrepreneurs to develop. The crux of the article was that it’s not easy to feel comfortable taking risks.
I’ve grown accustomed to trying to do everything myself. For years, I was a design army of one. I liked the level of control doing everything afforded me.
When I decided to take on this project and produce 100 days of writing I tried to be a realist.
I’ve been thinking on the subject of down time and the importance of resetting. This is most likely because I’m so completely horrible at striking that balance between work and real life.
I don’t put much stock in concepts like fate, destiny, and luck. Never have. I do, however, find extreme coincidences super interesting. These random bits of weirdity happen constantly, and at times, can admittedly seem quite uncanny.
It’s almost a right of passage—stepping out on your own and carving your niche as a freelancer. The desire to do things your own way can be completely exhilarating.
Getting to know your partners is important. Long term collaborative or business efforts are, many times, like a marriage.
Time is a construct that constantly screws with me. I have trouble processing it, which means I have to work extra hard to manage it.
You can’t have reward without some measure of risk. As an entrepreneur or small business owner risk has to become a part of the daily trade.