Despite a negative test, I’m pretty sure I had COVID in January. I battled feelings of failure but eventually got my head straight.
Failure can be a learning experience, but only when we’re open to it. Getting past our initial reactions and not giving into fear’s 1-2 punch allows us to grow and get better.
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.